Tuesday

E2Tech Holiday Networking Event, 6 to 7:30 p.m., with food and music. Held at Gulf of Maine Research Institute, 350 Commercial St., Portland. Visit e2tech.org for details and registration. Tickets are $10.

Wednesday

Cross Insurance board of trustees, 8 a.m., monthly meeting in the Club Room at Cross Insurance Arena, One Civic Center Square, Portland. An agenda will be posted at www.crossarenaportland.com/about/board.

“Now What? A Blueprint for Maine’s Path Forward,” noon to 1:30 p.m., with Matthew Gagnon, CEO of The Maine Heritage Policy Center. Hilton Garden Inn, 14 Great Falls Plaza. Auburn. The cost is $20 for MHPC members and $25 for non-members. For more information, contact Heather Noyes by email at [email protected] or call 321-2550.

“Managing by the Numbers: What your income statement and balance sheet tell you,” 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at SCORE Offices, 100 Middle St., Portland. The fee is $35 with online registration. For details or to register, go to scoremaine.com or call 772-1147 weekday mornings.

Thursday

“Managing Employees: Best Practices,” 8 to 9 a.m., free round-table program offered by Oxford Hills SCORE and Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce at the Town Office, 19 Danforth St., Norway. Register by emailing [email protected] or call 743-0499.

“Lowering Maine’s Energy Costs,” noon to 1:30 p.m., presented by Maine Heritage Policy Center and featuring Patrick Woodcock, director of the Maine State Energy Office. DiMillo’s On the Water, 25 Long Wharf, Portland. The cost is $20 for members and $25 for non-members. For more information, contact Heather Noyes by email at [email protected] or call 321-2550.

Friday

“Professional Networking and Holiday Fun,” 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., sponsored by the Association for Consulting Expertise and held at Portland Country Club, Falmouth. Includes breakfast and round-table discussion, “Managing the Client Relationship.” The cost is $22 for members and $28 for non-members. Register at www.consultexpertise.com or call 800-464-5043.

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