Today

“Grow Your Business, Find Funding,” 8 to 9:30 a.m., Portland Regional Chamber offices, 60 Pearl St., Portland. Free program offered by Portland SCORE and the chamber. Visit www.scoremaine.com or www.portlandregion.com or call 772-1147 or 772-2811.

“Starting Your Own Business: Everything You Need to Know,” 6 to 9 p.m., SCORE offices, 100 Middle St., second floor, East Tower, Portland. $35 with online registration. Call 772-1147 or visit www.scoremaine.com.

TechMaine PHP User Group, 6 p.m., PHP on the Desktop. Abromson Center, Room 216, University of Southern Maine, Portland. Free and open to the public. Register at www.techmaine.com/phpug.

 

Today through Friday

Maine Human Resources Convention, 16th annual event with speakers and programs each day. Samoset Resort, Rockland.

 

Wednesday

Eggs & Issues, 7 a.m., Holiday Inn by the Bay, Spring Street, Portland. With Mike Reed, Maine president, FairPoint Communications. $17 for Portland Regional Chamber members and $27 for nonmembers. To register, visit www.portlandregion.com.

Seasoned Worker Forum, 9 a.m. to noon, free session on issues facing older workers, Portland CareerCenter, 185 Lancaster St. Visit www.seasonedworkforce.com or call 594-5569. Space is limited.

Business After Hours, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Huntington Common in Kennebunk. With door prizes, raffle and refreshments. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for others. For details, call Kennebunk-Kennebunkport Chamber of Commerce at 967-0857.

Investing seminar, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Institute for Financial Literacy, 260 Western Ave., South Portland. $50. Call 221-3601 or visit www.financiallit.org

TechMaine Information Security User Group, 6 p.m., “Challenges of Privileged Identity Management.” Abromson Center, Room 216, University of Southern Maine, Portland. Free and open to the public. Register at www.techmaine.com/infosec.

 

Thursday

“Search Engine Optimization: How to Make it Work for Your Business,” 2 to 4 p.m., SCORE Offices, 100 Middle St., Second Floor, East Tower, Portland. The cost is $35 with online registration. Visit www.scoremaine.com or call 772-1147.

Maine Lobster Promotion Council, Board of Directors meeting, 4 to 7 p.m., Maine International Trade Center, 511 Congress St., Suite 100, Portland.

Lewiston-Auburn Economic Growth Council annual dinner, 4:30 p.m., Ramada Conference Center. Includes the Economic Achievement Award recipients and features the “L-A Tonight Show!” with Michael Miclon and Jason and Matt Tardy. For details or to register, visit www.economicgrowth.org or call 784-0161.

“Sea Level Rise,” 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., Ocean Gateway Terminal, 14 Ocean Gateway Pier, Portland. Symposium that will consider the potential impact of rising tides on Maine’s coast; organized by the Portland Society of Architects with internationally known experts. Visit PortlandArchitects.org to register. Part 2 is on Friday.

Damariscotta Region Chamber of Commerce annual meeting, 5:30 p.m., Skidompha Library, Main Street, Damariscotta. With guest former Gov. Angus King. There will also be a silent auction. $25 a person. Space is limited. To register, call 563-8340.

 

Friday

“Sea Level Rise: What’s Next?” 8:30 to 11 a.m., with continental breakfast, DiMillo’s, 25 Long Wharf, Portland. The cost is $10 for both programs; $5 for Portland Society of Architects members. Visit PortlandArchitects.org to register. Part 1 is on Thursday.

 

Saturday

Insurance and Investing seminar, 10 a.m. to noon, Institute for Financial Literacy, 260 Western Ave., South Portland. The cost is $50. Call 221-3601 or visit www.financiallit.org.

Advance

Maine Family Business Awards, 12th annual event with 15 finalists, 5:30 p.m. May 16, Sable Oaks Marriott, South Portland. Keynote speaker is Richard P. “Howdy” Holmes, former race car driver who returned to Jiffy, the family business. Call 780-5935 to register. Banquet tickets are $75 per person.

“First-Time Homebuyer Seminar,” 6 to 8:30 p.m., sessions on May 16, 18, 23 and 25. Offered by Coastal Enterprises and held at Gardiner Area High School. $30 per person; $50 per couple. Pre-registration is required by Thursday, and space is limited. Call 882-7552, ext. 177, for details.

Patent Workshop, 10 a.m. May 17, University of Maine, Barrows Hall, Orono. With Greg Robinette of Macmillian, Sobanski and Todd, LLC. To register, email [email protected]

“Commercial Real Estate 2030: Mega Trends, Mega Impacts,” MEREDA’s annual spring conference, 12:45 to 6 p.m. May 18, Abromson Center, University of Southern Maine, Portland. For more information or to register online, visit www.mereda.org.

Maine Association of Payroll Professionals, spring seminar, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 19, Augusta Civic Center. Advance registration required by May 16. $65 for members and $80 for others. Call 626-2405 or visit www.mainepayrollapa.org for details.

“The World in 2020: Emerging Markets for Growth,” 31st annual Maine International Trade Day, May 20, Marriott at Sable Oaks, South Portland. To register or for more information, visit www.mitc.com or call 541-7400.

 

Other

HomeQuest, homebuyer education class, is being offered online by Community Concepts. The fee is $45, and the program takes about 10 hours to complete. The online course is a modified version of the classroom course, offered at Community Concepts in Lewiston. For more information, call 795-4065 or visit www.homequestmaine.org.