METHUEN — The Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce will present the program, "Controlling the Cost of Health Care Benefits While Delivering Quality Care," from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Jackson's Restaurant, 478 Lowell St., Methuen. With keynote speaker, Sandra Fenwick, president and COO of Children's Hospital, Boston. Includes a full breakfast. Cost is $20 members, $30 for nonmembers. For more information or to register, call 978-686-0900 or visit merrimackvalleychamber.com.
ANDOVER — The Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce will host a holiday party at 6 p.m. at Indian Ridge Country Club, 73 Lovejoy Road. Includes a wine and martini tasting, food, and a sample of men's and women's fashions. Cost is $35 for members, $50 for nonmembers. To register or for more information, call 978-686-0900 or visit merrimackvalleychamber.com.
METHUEN — The Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce will host the networking event "A Texas Roadhouse Barbecue in December" from noon to 1:15 p.m. at the Texas Roadhouse Restaurant, 424 Broadway. Open to all Chamber members. Cost is $25 for members, $35 for nonmembers. To register or for more information, call 978-686-0900 or visit merrimackvalleychamber.com.
ANDOVER — LeTip Merrimack Valley Executives, a business networking group, meets on Wednesdays, from 7 to 8:30 a.m. at the Atria at Marland Place, 15 Steven St. Bring business cards to hand out. Free admission for guests. For more information, call Paul Lambert at 978-609-6420 or email PDLLAW@comcast.net.
LAWRENCE — Valleyworks Career Center, located at 439 South Union St., Suite 106, hosts a Networking for Professionals Group every Monday from 1 to 3:30 p.m. This group is open to those who have a professional attitude about their career, are interested in networking and are focused on moving their career forward. Attendees must register for each weekly event. Membership is required, but at no cost. For more information or to register, call 978-722-7000 or visit valleyworks.cc.
ANDOVER — The Networking Group meets one Tuesday each month from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Temple Emanuel, 7 Haggetts Pond Road, in Andover. Past speakers have included professional recruiters, career counselors, human resource professionals, marketing leaders, business owners and many others. New sponsorships are always welcome to help defray costs. For more information, contact Brotherhood President Mitchell Schneir at 978-470-1356. Visit templeemanuel.net for a complete schedule.
LAWRENCE — The Service Corps of Retired Executives provides free and confidential assistance to those seeking to start or expand their business. Counseling appointments are available each Thursday beginning at 10 a.m. at the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce Building, 264 Essex St. Public parking is available behind the building. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 978-686-0900.
METHUEN — The Loop Chapter of BNI in Methuen meets every Wednesday, 7 to 8:30 a.m. at the Days Hotel and Conference Center, 159 Pelham St. For information about BNI, contact Chapter President Michael Wendt at 978-239-0281 or email Info@RoleModelInstitute.com.
GEORGETOWN — The Town and Country Chapter of Business Networking International meets every Thursday at noon at the Georgetown VFW, Route 133. Offers an opportunity for businesses to meet and exchange business referrals through word-of-mouth advertising. Free for visitors, members pay a membership fee. For more information, call Gary Cohen at 978-374-6600.