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Thursday, Jan. 17
The latest mortgage rates will be released Thursday. Last week, Freddie Mac reported that a 30-year, fixed-rate loan fell to 4.45 percent from 4.51 percent interest the week before.
Friday, Jan. 18
Join fellow businesspeople at a networking event hosted by the Boston chapter of Firestorm, a professional networking organization. This breakfast is for non-members looking to learn more about the organization. Friday, 8 to 9:15 a.m., Industrious Boston, 22 Boston Wharf Road, seventh floor, Boston. Free. Register online or go to the business agenda at bostonglobe.com.
Learn proper business etiquette and leadership skills at a workshop offered by social skill educator Etiquette Academy of New England. Participants will review interpersonal communication techniques and tools. Friday, 5 to 8 p.m., The Etiquette Academy of New England, 1309 Beacon St., Brookline. Register online or go to the bostonglobe.com.
Learn ways to use Google analytics and advertising to your advantage at a class offered by digital strategy group Bounteous. Instructors will review online targeting and brand management strategies. Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Boston Center for Adult Education, 122 Arlington St., Boston. $499. Register online or go to the bostonglobe.com.
Connect with other innovators in the wellness field at an event by networking group Boston Wellness Entrepreneurs. This event is one of the monthly meetups organized by the group. Friday, 1 to 3 p.m., Juicygreens, 61 South St., Jamaica Plain. Free. Register online or go to the bostonglobe.com.