Editor’s Note: Owing to the COVID-19 situation, many events have been postponed or rescheduled, which has been noted where possible. It is recommended that potential attendees contact the event hosts directly to determine if the event will take place. In addition, many organizations have been scheduling virtual events and webinars, which are included below. Attendees are asked to wear a mask indoors and follow all social distancing guidelines at live events. 

SEPT. 21

NORTH ANDOVER —Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce 2020 Agritourism Conference Outdoors at Smolak Farms, 315 S. Bradford St., 8 to 9:15 a.m. With Keiko Matsudo Orrall, executive director, Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism. In-person attendance is limited; Zoom webinar link is available for those unable to attend. Free; optional $5 fee. Webinar link will be provided through email within 24 hours of registration. Register at web.merrimackvalleychamber.com/events/MVCC-2020-Agritourism-Conference-with-Keiko-Matsudo-Orrall-Executive-Director-MA-Office-of-Travel-and-Tourism-5031/details

SEPT. 22

LAWRENCE —Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce Virtual Workforce Development Conference to Assist Both Employers and Employees, 10 to 11 a.m. Featured speaker: Rosalin Acosta, Mass. Secretary of Labor & Workforce Development, with Abel Vargas, executive director, MassHire Merrimack Valley Workforce Board; moderator: Michael Sullivan, chairman, MV Chamber Education/Workforce Development Committee. Free; registration required at merrimackvalleymacoc.wliinc14.com/events/MV-Chamber-Virtual-Workforce-Development-Conference-to-Assist-Both-Employers-and-Employees-5046/details or call 978-686-0900. Sponsorships available – call Michael Bevilacqua at 978-686-0900 or email Michael.bevilacqua@merrimackvalleychamber.com. Webinar link will be provided through email within 24 hours of registration.

SEPT. 23

ANDOVER —Andover Chamber of Commerce Virtual Annual Meeting, 8 to 9 a.m. (ACC is a division of Merrimack Chamber of Commerce.) Sponsorships available ($350, $250, $100). Zoom meeting attendance for members and nonmembers, $10; webinar link will be emailed upon registration. For more information, visit web.merrimackvalleychamber.com/events/Andover-Chamber-of-Commerce-Annual-Meeting-5048/details, email office@merrimackvalleychamber.com or call 978-686-0900.

LAWRENCE —Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce Virtual Workforce Development Conference to Assist Both Employers and Employees, 10 to 11 a.m. Featured speaker: Rosalin Acosta, Mass. Secretary of Labor & Workforce Development, with Abel Vargas, executive director, MassHire Merrimack Valley Workforce Board; moderator: Michael Sullivan, chairman, MV Chamber Education/Workforce Development Committee. Free; registration required at merrimackvalleymacoc.wliinc14.com/events/MV-Chamber-Virtual-Workforce-Development-Conference-to-Assist-Both-Employers-and-Employees-5046/details or call 978-686-0900. Sponsorships available – call Michael Bevilacqua at 978-686-0900 or email Michael.bevilacqua@merrimackvalleychamber.com. Webinar link will be provided through email within 24 hours of reg

SEPT. 24

LAWRENCE — Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce House of Representatives Virtual Forum with Massachusetts Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo, noon to 1:15 p.m. The following state representatives have been invited: Reps. Linda Dean Campbell, Marcus Devers, James Kelcourse, Christina Minicucci, Leonard Mirra, Frank Moran, Tram Nguyen, and Andy Vargas. Sponsorships available. Free or optional $5 donation, but registration is required at merrimackvalleychamber. com or by calling 978-686-0900. Webinar link will be provided through email within 24 hours of registration.

SEPT. 25

Rotary of Andover weekly 7:30 a.m. meeting features hypnotist Tommy Lee presentation including Q&A, 7:45 to 8:15 a.m.; conclusion/networking, 8:15 to 8:30 a.m. Lanam Club, 260 North Main St., Andover. Meetings are also virtual on Zoom; guests and new members welcome — call Amy Salant, 781-964-6397. RotaryAndover.com

 

OCT. 1

LAWRENCE — Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce Virtual Annual Small Business Awards Program, 8 to 9 a.m. Special guest speaker: Robert Nelson, Mass. director of the United States Small Business Administration. Watch virtually as Merrimack Valley Chamber recipients receive their awards. Sponsorships are available, call Michael Bevilacqua at 978-686-0900 or email Michael.bevilacqua@merrimackvalleychmaber.com. More details pending, visit merrimackvalleymacoc.wliisalemnc14.com/events/MVCC-Annual-Small-Business-Recognition-Awards-Program-5047/details for more information and to register or call 978-686-0900. Webinar link will be provided through email within 24 hours of registration.

 

OCT. 2

Rotary of Andover weekly 7:30 a.m. meeting features Derek Mitchell, executive director of the Lawrence Partnership presentation including Q&A, 7:45 to 8:15 a.m.; conclusion/networking, 8:15 to 8:30 a.m. Lanam Club, 260 North Main St., Andover. Meetings are also virtual on Zoom; guests and new members welcome — call Amy Salant, 781-964-6397. RotaryAndover.com.

OCT. 8

ONLINE  — MassINC Eighth Annual Gateway Cities Innovation Institute Awards & Summit, Session I: ‘Strategies to Increase Diversity and Equity in Civic Leadership,’ 10:30 a.m. to noon. Featuring keynote address by Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera, recipient of the Mayor Bill Carpenter Award for Excellence in Gateway City Leadership, and presentations by Gateway Cities Innovation Award-winners Joan Kulash, of North Andover’s Community InRoads (serving Lawrence and Haverhill) and Gladys Vega, executive director, Chelsea Collaborative. The session will focus on the lack of representation in civic leadership across the commonwealth and in Gateway Cities; despite growth in communities of color in Gateway Cities, Massachusetts’s nonprofit, community, and elected leadership remains overwhelmingly white. (Two more sessions in this series on Oct. 15 and 22, listed separately, below). Register at us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_6pFWbQaOQmeu0lfN-HCDFQ

 

 

OCT. 22

ANDOVER — Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce Fall “Ultimate” Virtual Business Expo, Trade Show, Job, Health & Wellness Fair, noon to 2 p.m. Virtual exhibitors: $375; attendees: free; sponsorships available. All sponsors and exhibitors are invited to virtual exclusive exhibitor-only mixer, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2 to 4 p.m. Meeting link and any further details will be sent one week prior to event. For more information, visit web.merrimackvalleychamber.com/events/MVCC-Fall-Business-Expo-Trade-Show-Job-Health-Wellness-Fair-4965/details

 

 

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