Business Beat

* North Fork Chamber of Commerce will host a cocktail reception on the schooner clipper ship Lynx tonight, Thursday, May 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. The event will feature hors d’oeuvres and a guided tour. Cost is $25 for members; RSVP 765-3161.

In addition the next chamber dinner meeting will be held at 6 p.m., Monday, May 24, at 6 p.m. at Orient by the Sea restaurant. It will be the annual “tell us about your business” meeting, with a guest speaker who will discuss “going green for business.” Cost is $28 for members, $35 for non-members. RSVP 765-3161.

* The East End Women’s Network will hold a dinner meeting at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 26, in the conference center at East Wind in Wading River. Guest speaker, Wendi Caplan-Carroll, New York metro regional director for Constant Contact, will discuss “best practices in e-mail marketing for small business owners and entrepreneurs.” Cost is $35 for members, $40 for non-members. RSVP to