– This Week

Craft Organization Development Association Leadership Conference, Wednesday through Saturday, Eastland Park Hotel, 157 High St., Portland. Visit www.codacraft.org/dnn/ or call 564-0041 for more information or to register.

Vital Maine Communities Conference, Thursday, Kora Temple, Lewiston, and Friday, the Opera House, Skowhegan. Presented by the Maine Development Foundation’s Downtown Center and Maine Preservation. For information, visit www.mdf.org or call 626-3121 or 232-5995.

The Maine Lobstermen’s Association is sponsoring the following Trade Adjustment Assistance Training workshops:

n “Market Overview,” 1 to 4 p.m., and “Marketing and Branding Workshop,” 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Thompson Community Center, 51 South Union Road, Union.

n “Product Quality and Handling,” 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday , Southern Maine Community College, Jewett Auditorium, 5 Fort Road, South Portland. Call 967-4555 or email [email protected]

“Destination: Innovation,” annual Androscoggin Business to Business Trade Show, Androscoggin Bank Colisee, Lewiston. Nearly 200 exhibitors will be on hand. Visit the Lewiston-Auburn Economic Growth Council at www.economicgrowth.org for more information.

Today

“Respect and Authority,” a Christian Leaders In Maine Business talk by guest speaker and financial executive Mike Stoddard, 7:15 to 9 a.m., Keeley the Katerer, 178 Warren Ave., Portland. Suggested donation: $10.

“Is Your Business Bankable?” 5 to 6 p.m., KeyBank, 400 Forest Ave., Portland. Educational workshop on small-business management, growth and financing with guest speaker John Entwhistle. To register, go to www. mainebusinessworks.org.

“TechMaine Agile User Group: Agile Adoption Patterns — with Bruce Winegarden,” 6 to 8 p.m., Vertafore, 510 Congress St., second floor, Portland. Free and open to the public. For details or to register, go to www.techmaine.com/agileug.

Maine Successful Thinkers annual meeting, 5:30 p.m., Scarborough Downs. Jim Bellaceram, author and the founder of the National Successful Thinkers organization, is the keynote speaker. For details, go to www.mainesuccessfulthinkers.org.

Appraisal Institute, Maine Chapter business meeting, 5 p.m., Howard Johnson, 155 Riverside St., Portland. Guest speaker Steve Levesque. To register, visit www.maineai.com.

Wednesday

“Conflict Resolution: Beyond the Rock and the Hard Place,” 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., the Atrium, Thomas College, 180 West River Road, Waterville. Business breakfast with guest speaker Laura Thibodeau, president of Springborn Staffing, Inc. in Portland. Cost: $16 for Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce members at the door and $20 for all others. Contact is 873-3315 or go to www.midmainechamber.com.

Open House and Business After Hours event, 5:30 p.m., the Animal Welfare Society, Holland Road, West Kennebunk. Admission $5 for Kennebunk-Kennebunkport Chamber members and $10 for all others. To register or for more details, call 985-3244, ext. 123, or go to www.animalwelfaresociety.org.

“TechMaine Information Security User Group: Assessing Security of Cloud Services: Key Considerations,” with Ande Smith,” 6 to 8 p.m., Tilson Technology Management, 245 Commercial St., second floor, Portland. Free and open to the public. For details or to register, go to www.techmaine.com/infosec.

Raymond Revitalization Committee luncheon meeting, noon, JD’s Firehouse Grille, 1227 Roosevelt Trail, Raymond. Admission: $10.

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

Thursday

Women Standing Together, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., talk with entrepreneur Amy Ireland of Neu Naturals, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square. Cost: $30. To register, call 774-5513.

Green Tea Breakfast presented by Maine Business for Sustainability and Maine Marketing Association, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., Gulf of Maine Research Institute, Portland. $8 for advertisers; $15 for all others. To register, call 338-8908 or go to www.maine businessesforsustainability.org.

“Are You Ready To Hire,” 6 to 8 p.m., SCORE Offices, 100 Middle St., second floor, East Tower, Portland. Online registration is $35. For more details, go to www.scoremaine.com or call 772-1147, weekday mornings.

Friday

Monthly workshops: “GATEways to Employment,” 9 a.m. to noon, and “Computer Basics For Beginners,” 2 to 3:30 p.m., York County CareerCenter, 9 Bodwell Court, Springvale. Contact 324-5460 or (800) 343-0151 or go to www.mainecareercenter.com.

“Strategic Planning and Management in the Nonprofit Organization,” 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., a workshop detailing planning, design, implementation, evaluation and maintenance process of a nonprofit. Carole Martin, senior executive coach, will speak. Cost is $150; breakfast, lunch and materials included. To register, call Nancy Boyington at the Hutchinson Center at 338-8002.

Saturday

“Self Marketing for Artists: The Smart Fox Wins!” 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Maine Art Gallery, 15 Warren St., Wiscasset. Space is limited. To register, call 882-7511. $25 for MAG members and $35 for all others; lunch is included.

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

Upcoming

National Association of Women in Construction, Maine Chapter 276, board meeting and dinner, 5:30 p.m. June 15, Hattie’s Chowder House, 103 Water St., Hallowell. Barbara VanBurgel will speak. Meal cost is $22. Register by Friday by emailing [email protected],

A Cumberland and York Soil and Water Conservation Districts workshop for beginning farmers and private woodlot owners, 6 to 8 p.m. June 21, Buxton Town Office, 185 Portland Road. Register by Friday by calling 883-0159, ext. 114, or email [email protected] ITEMS FOR DATEBOOK must be submitted in writing before noon Tuesday in order to be considered for publication the following Sunday and Tuesday. Mail to: Business Editor, The Portland Press Herald, P.O. Box 1460, Portland, ME 04104; or email to: [email protected] pressherald.com