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Business agenda

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Mortgage Rates

New numbers for the average 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage will be released Thursday. Last week, Freddie Mac reported the average 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage fell to 4.52 percent from 4.55 percent the week before.

Friday, July 13


Make professional connections

Meet fellow business people at a networking event hosted by the Woburn Tipclub, a business networking group. Newcomers can present their business pitch to the room in a “lightning round” of introductions. Friday, 9 to 10:30 a.m., Sandler Training, 300 Tradecenter Drive, Suite 5550, Woburn. Free. Register online or go to the business agenda at


Utilize social media


Join social media specialist Christine Merser to learn how to grow and sustain your business’s social media presence. The person who answers the first question will receive a full review of their company’s social media. Friday, 7:30 to 9 a.m., Hyannis Golf Course, 1840 Iyannough Road, Hyannis. $20 for members, $25 for non-members. Register online or go to the business agenda at


Meet fellow innovators

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Support local innovation at a breakfast hosted bv the creators of Mass Innovation Nights. Attendees can connect with local entrepreneurs and business owners. Friday, 8:30 to 10 a.m., 1167 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington. Free. Find out more online or go to the business agenda at


Networking for a cause

Join the Afterwork Social networking group for Reggae Friday, a night of live reggae music and light appetizers. Proceeds will go toward the Miles for Mary fund-raiser in memory of an 8-year old girl who died from a form of liver cancer in December 2010. Friday, 6 to 11 p.m., West End Johnnie’s, 138 Portland St., Boston. $20. Register online or go to the business agenda at

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