The week ahead in business

By Margeaux Sippell Globe Correspondent 

Monday, March 5


Opportunities in construction

Those interested in a career in construction are invited to attend a workshop to learn about building trade unions. A representative from Building Pathways Pre-Apprenticeship program will be available to discuss training, applying to unions, and to answer questions. Women, veterans, and candidates of color are encouraged to attend. Monday, 9:30 to 11 a.m., JVS CareerSolution, 75 Federal St., Boston. Free. Registration required. Register online or go to the business agenda at

Tuesday, March 6


Business banking

Attend a breakfast forum hosted by Brookline Bank featuring a speaking series on business banking. This week’s forum is on the effects of 2018 tax laws on businesses. Continental breakfast provided. E-mail to RSVP. Tuesday, 7:30 to 9 a.m., Burlington Marriott, 1 Burlington Mall Road, Burlington. Free.


Sales growth seminar


Learn how to jump-start and grow your company’s sales numbers from a noted female tech executive, an entrepreneur, and a sales executive. Light snack and refreshments will be served. Tuesday, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Constant Contact, 1601 Trapelo Road, Waltham. Tickets free for ENET members, $10 to $20 for non-members. Register online or go to the business agenda at

Wednesday, March 7


Women speak up

Attend an all-day workshop presented by SheSpeaks, an organization that teaches women how to speak out in the workplace with conviction. Participants will learn about public speaking and how to gain the confidence to speak up in the workplace. Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., District Hall, 75 Northern Ave., Boston. $499. Register online or go to the business agenda at


Happy hour meet, mingle

Young professionals between the ages of 21 and 40 are welcome to meet and mingle over a pint at a local pub. This monthly event is hosted by the Newton Needham Regional Chamber. Complimentary appetizers will be provided. Wednesday, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Paddy’s Pub, 95 Elm St., West Newton. Free. Register online or go to the business agenda at

Thursday, March 8


After hours event

The New England Business Association invites young professoinals to attend an After Hours Young Professionals Networking Event at a local restaurant. Expand your network and meet like- minded business professionals. Hors d’oeuvres provided. Thursday, 5 to 7:30 p.m., The Warehouse Bar & Grille, 40 Broad St., Boston. Register online or go to the business agenda at


Public policy forum

Attend a breakfast forum hosted by The North Shore Chamber of Commerce. Rick Lord, president and CEO of Associated Industries of Massachusetts, will be discussing issues impacting the Massachusetts business climate. Thursday, 7:15 to 9 a.m., Boston Marriott Peabody, 8A Centennial Drive, Peabody. Tickets $45 to $60. Register online or go to the business agenda at

Friday, March 9


Self-driving vehicles and cycling


Network with fellow attendees and discuss the economic benefits of investing in bike infrastructure, followed by an exploration of the economic impact of transitioning to self-driving cars in Massachusetts. Friday, 8:30 to 10 a.m., Wells Park Auditorium, 85 Wells Park, Newton. Free. Register online or go to the business agenda at

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