TUESDAY, MARCH 13
•Frank Crandall Horticultural Solutions of Wakefield, R.I., will hold a horticultural business seminar from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the MassAudubon Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center and Wildlife Sanctuary in Worcester. The cost is $275; $250 for NOFA, RINLA, MNLA and ELA members; and $250 for two or more employees from the same company. Checks should be made payable to Frank Crandall, Horticultural Solutions and mailed to P.O. Box 451, Wakefield, RI 02880. To pay by credit card, contact Mr. Crandall at (401) 742-7619 or FrankCrandall3@gmail.com.
•CMEA The Employers Association will present a program, “Leadership Skills For Lead People,” from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Worcester Country Club, 2 Rice St., Worcester. The program will cover the functions of lead workers and group leaders, transitioning to leadership, leadership styles and behaviors, communications skills development, managing performance and managing change. The cost is $190 for CMEA members, $250 for nonmembers.
•The Society of Professional Communicators will hold a program on mobile marketing, presented by Steffan Berelowitz, chief executive officer of BlueTrain Mobile in Cambridge, at 11:30 a.m. at the Coral Seafood restaurant, Shrewsbury Street, Worcester. The cost is $17 for members, $25 for nonmembers. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.spcgroup.org.
•The Quaboag Valley Community Development Corp. and the Quaboag Hills Chamber of Commerce are sponsoring a training and expo event for local businesses and customers from 1 to 6 p.m. (followed by dinner) at Salem Cross Inn in West Brookfield. The cost for the training conference, including workshops and dinner, is $45. The cost for expo displays is $130 for chamber members, including dinner. Dave Ratner of Dave’s Soda and Pet Food City will speak at dinner on “How to make your customer LOVE you.” For more information, call the CDC at (413) 967-3001 or the chamber at (413) 283-2418. For more information and to register, go to www.qhma.com and click on events.
•The Central Massachusetts South Chamber of Commerce will hold its Fun at Five networking event at 5 p.m. Admiral T.J. O’Brien’s in Sturbridge.
•The Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce will hold its March Business After Hours program from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at King Phillip Restaurant, 35 State Road, Phillipston. The cost is $5 for chamber members, $7 for nonmembers. For more information or to reserve a seat, contact the chamber at (978) 632-1780 or email email@example.com.
•The Auburn and Webster-Dudley-Oxford chambers of commerce will hold a joint Business After Hours networking event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Bistro Eight Ates, 172 Gore Road, Webster. The cost is $10 for chamber members, $15 for nonmembers and at the door.
•The WPI Venture Forum will hold a program on sports entrepreneurship from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s Campus Center — Odeum, third floor. The program is free for members, sponsors and students; $15 for WPI alumni; and $30 for the general public. For more information, call (508) 831-5075.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14
•Wake Up Wachusett, the quarterly business breakfast of the Wachusett Chamber of Commerce, will be held from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Four Points Hotel, Leominster. Sarah Devaney-O’Neil, a social media and marketing consultant and coach, will present “Blending Traditional and Social Media.”
•The Webster Square Business Association will meet from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at Zorba’s Taverna, 97 Stafford St., Worcester. The guest speaker will be Will O’Brien, executive in residence at Clark University’s Graduate School of Management, who will talk about the Worcester Sustainable Business Leader Program. The cost is $15, which includes lunch. RSVP to Jim Finnegan at (508) 754-2033 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
•The Central Massachusetts Metropolitan Planning Organization will meet at 4:30 p.m. at Union Station, 2 Washington Square, second floor, Worcester.
THURSDAY, MARCH 15
•BNI Golden Triangle/Shrewsbury will meet from 7 to 8:30 a.m. at Vets Inc., 59 South St., Shrewsbury. Admission is free and coffee is served. Area businesspeople are welcome. For more information, contact Dave at (508) 579-4381 or email@example.com.
•The Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold a free Business Owners Dialogue from 8 to 9:30 a.m. in the Chamber Conference Room, 446 Main St., Worcester.
•The Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce Women’s Information Network will meet from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Chamber Conference Room, 446 Main St., Suite 200, Worcester. The event is free for WIN members, $10 for nonmembers.
•Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce will host a Business After Hours networking event from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Hirosaki Prime, 1121 Grafton St., Worcester. The cost is $10 for members, $20 for nonmembers. Parking is limited, so use the valet or shuttle service provided by Worcester Airport Limousine.
•As part of its Sustainable Leader Speaker Series, Clark University will host Bob Pojasek, a professor at Harvard University and sustainability leader at The Shaw Group, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Carlson Hall, Room 128, at the university.
FRIDAY, MARCH 16
•The North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce will hold a breakfast program featuring House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo from 6:45 to 8:30 a.m. at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel in Leominster. A buffet breakfast will be provided. The cost is $21 for members, $40 for nonmembers.
•The Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce Connect For Success referral group will meet from 7:15 to 9 a.m. in the Chamber Conference Room, 446 Main St., Worcester.
•The Auburn Chamber of Commerce Referral Group will meet from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at AMF Auburn Lanes, 101 Southbridge St., Auburn. There is no cost for guests. The cost to join is $150 a year.
•The Center for Women Enterprise and Clark University’s innovation and entrepreneurship department will present a free program, “The World is Yours: Failure Resiliency,” from 4 to 7 p.m. at Clark University’s Dana Commons, 950 Main St., Worcester. To register, call Amy Whitney at (508) 421-3730 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
•The Colleges of Worcester Consortium career services offices will host Career Fair 2012 from noon to 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 27, at the Beechwood Hotel in Worcester. The event will feature 70 employers and graduate schools from across New England. Employers must register online at www.cowc.org. For more information, including profiles of participating companies, directions to the Beechwood Hotel, visit www.cowc.org/college-student-resources.
•The Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting reservations for booths at its Open for Business Expo 2012 on Wednesday, April 4, at the DoubleTree Hotel in Westboro. To reserve a booth, call (508) 836-4444.
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