NSJ Lunch and Learn Series 2024 Kickoff

Event Info:

The NSJ Lunch and Learn Series kicks off on Friday, June 28th, 2024, with our first event benefiting Opportunity Works in Newburyport.

The Lunch and Learn Series is intended to provide local business leaders with an informal setting in which they may acquire useful knowledge over lunch provided by a beloved local establishment. 100% of admission fees from the Lunch and Learn series shall be donated back to the local North Shore community.

Topics will include common employee-related pain points, and ways to address them. Our first event of the series is titled: “Detoxify your Workplace: Managing Difficult Employees and the Negative Culture They Create”.

Location: 19 Central St, Byfield, MA


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Event fee: $30

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*100% of admission fees shall be donated to Opportunity Works in Newburyport. Admission includes reservation of one seat and lunch from Middle Street Foods.


Speaker Bio’s:

Bonnie Larity Carson is the Owner and Founder of 17 HANDS, LLC, a local Talent Acquistion and Human Resources firm, as well as the Owner and Founder of North Shore Jobs, a career site dedicated to employers and job seekers on the North Shore.

Bonnie brings over 25 years of hands-on experience in Talent Acquisition and complex Employee Relations to the table as a result of building and managing large teams for employers across the United States. Bonnie founded 17 HANDS, LLC. in 2015, after moving to the North Shore and recognizing the need for experienced Talent Acquisition, Employee Relations and General Human Resources support in the local community. The team at 17 HANDS, LLC. has served the North Shore community for nearly ten years, providing support to employers across all industries.

Despite focusing on local support, clients of 17 HANDS, LLC. can be found across the United States, ranging from non-profits, to small businesses, and multi-million-dollar organizations, each with their own unique Recruiting and Employee Relations needs.






Ed Keohan is an accomplished executive who has worked in marketing and management roles for over 30 years. During that period, he has helped grow early-stage businesses, build high-functioning work teams, launched numerous products, and helped turn around failing enterprises. Ed has worked in a range of industries, from food & beverage to medical diagnostics – and in companies both large and small.

As a coach, Ed works with business leaders to define a clear vision for where they want to take their companies and helps them to chart the best pathway to their ideal future. He views clarity as an underrated superpower that all successful companies have – and he is committed to helping organizations achieve clarity and then act on it. Ed guides companies in the creation of high-performing teams that are essential to business success, and he helps time-strapped executives regain the life balance they need while achieving superior business results.

Ed is a certified business and executive coach with FocalPoint and is based in Southern New Hampshire.



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