Sanford-Springvale Chamber annual meeting, beginning at 7:45 a.m. Friday, with guest speaker Gov. Paul LePage, at Mousam View Place, Sanford. The cost, including breakfast, is $20 for members and guests and $40 for nonmembers. Reservations must be made by noon today. Walk-ins will not be accepted. Call the Sanford-Springvale Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development at 324-4280.


Seasoned Worker Forum, 9 a.m. to noon, discussion of issues facing older workers, at the Hampton Inn, 425 Kennedy Memorial Drive, Waterville. For details or for reservations, call Mid-Maine Chamber at 873-3315. There is no cost to attend. The Seasoned Workforce website is

DEPA Business After Hours, Downeast Pride Alliance networking meeting for gay and gay-friendly business people, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at DISTRICT, 45 Danforth St., Portland. 

“Writing A Business Plan: Why You Need One and When to Revise It,” 6 to 9 p.m. at SCORE Offices, 100 Middle St., Second Floor, East Tower, Portland. The cost is $35 with online registration. For more information and reservations, visit or call 772-1147 weekday mornings.


Business and Organization Fair, 2 to 5 p.m., at the UMaine Hutchinson Center, Belfast. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Erica at 338-8034. 

Small-business management, growth and financing, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., discussion of several topics to help small businesses learn about the free services available at Maine Small Business Development Centers. Held at the Business Service Center, Key Bank Plaza, 415 Lisbon St., Lewiston. 

Business After Hours, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., with door prizes, raffle and refreshments. Cost is $5 for members of Kennebunk-Kennebunkport and the Wells chambers of commerce and $10 for nonmembers. The combined gathering is at Wells ERgent Care in Wells. For details, call 967-0857. 

PROPEL networking, 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Bull Feeney’s, 375 Fore St., Portland. Attendees receive a free beer or glass of wine. The cost is $5 for PROPEL and chamber members and $10 for nonmembers. 

Family Finances Seminar, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; also 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. Institute for Financial Literacy, 260 Western Ave., South Portland. The cost is $50 for either session. Call 221-3601 or visit


“East Asia and Maine’s Renewable Energy Future,” 7 to 9:30 a.m., symposium exploring renewable energy developments in China, Japan and South Korea. Presented by the World Affairs Council, E2Tech and Maine International Trade Center and held at Holiday Inn by the Bay, 88 Spring St., Portland. The cost is $25 for members, $40 for nonmembers and $15 for students. Advance registration is required. Register at or call 221-4386.


“Mistakes to Avoid When Promoting Worksite Wellness,” 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., June 1. The deadline to register is Friday. Workshop hosted by MMC Southern Maine Wellness Council and held at the Abromson Center, University of Southern Maine, Portland. For registration information, call Tom Downing at 781-1545. 

“The Ocean and Us: Caught in the Same Net,” part of the ongoing Ocean Environment Lecture Series with author, ecologist and environmental activist Dr. Carl Safina at the MERI Center, 55 Main St., Blue Hill. Admission is free. There is a reception at 6 p.m. followed by the lecture at 7 p.m. For more information, call 374-2135 or visit