Tuesday

Boosting Your Web Traffic: Ensure your business is found online,” 2 to 4:30 p.m. at SCORE Offices, 100 Middle St., Portland. The fee is $35 with online registration. For more details and to register, visit www.scoremaine.com or call 772-1147 weekday mornings.

 

Job Fair, 9 a.m. to noon, with 35 employers recruiting for open positions, including Bates College, Carbonite, International Paper, Lowe’s, Nestle Waters and New Balance. Attendees should bring a resume, dress for an interview and be prepared to discuss skills and abilities with employers. Interpreters are available upon request. A second job fair for veterans and the public takes place from 9 a.m. to noon on Jan. 15. Both will be held at the CareerCenter, 5 Mollison Way, Lewiston. Call 753-9005 (TTY users call Maine Relay 711) or go to www.mainecareercenter.com for additional information.

Tuesday through Thursday

Maine Agricultural Trades Show, 72nd annual show at the Augusta Civic Center. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday. Admission is free. Featured are several speakers, exhibits and workshops. To view the schedule, go to bit.ly/W5Gr3P or www.getrealmaine.com/

Wednesday

Eggs and Issues, starting at 7 a.m., with Dr. Paul Ferguson, president of the University of Maine. Held at Holiday Inn by the Bay, Spring Street, Portland. Cost is $17 for chamber members and $27 for non-members. To register, visit www.portlandregion.com.

Thursday

Windows 8 Launch, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., free event for business professionals hosted by Winxnet with an expert from Microsoft. The session will be held at DoubleTree by Hilton, 363 Maine Mall Road, South Portland. For more information and to register, visit www.winxnet.com/Pages/Microsoft-Launch-January-10-2013.aspx.

Friday

Maine Wood Products Association, annual meeting with keynote speaker Gov. Paul LePage and guest presenter Jeff Howe of Dovetail Partners Inc. The daylong meeting is open to the public and will be held at Maple Hill Farm Inn and Conference Center, Hallowell. Seating is limited. The $50 registration fee includes meals and evening social hour. For more information, contact MWPA Executive Director Bob MacGregor at 338-2883 or visit www.mainewood.org.

Coming up

“Innovative Call Center Training,” 30-hour course, held Jan. 15 through Jan. 29. Offered by Franklin Community College Network and Partners and held at Foster Tech Center in Farmington. Pre-registration is required and scholarships are available for eligible participants. For details or reservations, contact RSD 9 and Franklin County Adult Education at 778-3460, Foster Tech Center at 778-3562 or at www.franklinnetwork.org.

Other

CareerCenters, part of the Maine Department of Labor, provide a variety of services and workshops to help with employment searches or skills upgrades. Each of the 12 centers provides computer work stations and offers varied programs throughout the month. All services are free. Call 753-9005 (TTY users call Maine Relay 711) or go to www.mainecareercenter.com for additional information and to register for workshops.

 

Central Maine Community College offers several business-related courses, workshops and training. Contact Corporate and Community Services at 755-5280 or 800-891-2002, opt. 7, or visit www.cmcc.edu/training for details.