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Lunch and Learn for the Spring 2022 semester


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February 8th

Why join a Business Honor Society–ABG (Alpha Beta Gamma)?

Professor Donahue, as the Beta Omicron chapter advisor of ABG, will conduct an information session reviewing the benefits of joining a nationally recognized organization as well as the requirements for joining.


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February 16th

Getting the most out of NECC and Becoming Your Future Self

This half-hour will change what you think is possible at Northern Essex Community College. Join NECC Alum and Business Center Advisory Board member Daniel Keating Jr. for an afternoon chat about how to decide what you’re interested in and make it happen, so you can get the most out of Northern Essex and make life better for your future self


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February 23rd

10 Ways to a better conversation

What are the ingredients for a great conversation? Honesty, brevity, clarity, and a healthy amount of listening. In this insightful Lunch and Learn, we will discuss Celeste Headlee’s 10 useful rules for having better conversations.  Celeste deviates from the traditional advice you may have already heard on this topic and offers some very practical advice that everyone can benefit from.  Today’s employers are looking for employees who have excellent communication and listening skills. This Lunch and Learn provides valuable advice for improving your skills!


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March 8th

Join Marc Freedman of Freedman Financial for a beginners Guide to Investing in Your Future

Since joining Freedman Financial in 1991, Marc has become known for his dynamic client meetings, enthusiastic presentations, and delivering financial advice in a language you can understand®. He is quoted both nationally and abroad on financial planning issues in print, television, and social media. Since 2013 Marc has hosted a weekly radio show; Dollars & Sense on Northshore 104.9FM, it can be heard 8-9 am every Sunday morning. As a respected orator and writer, he has also authored Retiring for the Genius and Oversold and Underserved, available on


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March 23rd

So you think you want to open a café? Entrepreneurship in the Food Service Industry

Join Professor Loreen Tirrell where she will review best practices for opening a food service business from location selection, brand management, differentiation, staff management and marketing in our challenging world to partnering with investors and reaching out for support from unique stakeholders.

Professor Tirrell is a Professor of Culinary Arts & Business at Northern Essex Community College. Former Department Chair of Culinary Arts at North Shore Community College.

She has over ten years of experience opening, re-branding, growing and managing high end and casual restaurants, catering operations, rock clubs, wholesale baking companies and cafes in the food service industry in New York City, Boston and Cambridge.  Almost twenty years of experience in hospitality and food service education.

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