September 24, 2013



"Pioneers of Maine's Next Economy," 7 to 9 a.m., breakfast speaker series with Tom Chappell, co-founder of Tom's of Maine. The series is presented by Maine Center for Enterprise Development and Envision Maine and held at Mariners Church, 368 Fore St., Portland. Cost is $20 and includes a light breakfast. Registration is required at

"Connecting Maine and the World through Education: International Students in Maine," noon to 1 p.m., with Thornton Academy international students; part of the World Affairs Council of Maine's Global Connections Lunchtime Series held at CIEE, 300 Fore St., second floor, Portland. Bring your lunch. Free with donations appreciated. For more information, visit or call 841-3627.       


Sustainability Festival and Eat Local Lunch, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., fifth annual event featuring the faculty, staff and representatives from more than 30 local companies and organizations and held at Saint Joseph's College, Alfond Center lawn, at the Standish campus. The festival is free and open to the public and lunch is $10 for all you can eat. For more information, contact Kimberly Post at 893-7789 or visit


Environmental Panel, starting at 7:15 a.m., an E2Tech Forum to review the major environmental initiatives of the 126th Legislature, first session. The program will be held at the University of Southern Maine, Abromson Center, 88 Bedford St., Portland. Speakers are Patricia Aho, commissioner, Maine Department of Environmental Protection, Pete Didisheim, advocacy director, Natural Resources Council of Maine, Ben Gilman, senior government relations specialist, Maine State Chamber of Commerce and moderator Jim Katsiaficas, director, Perkins Thompson, and E2Tech board chair. Visit or call 956-1970 for more information.  

"Balancing Family, Work and Stress," 4 to 6 p.m., presented by Women in Family Business Affinity Group with guest presenter Maureen Kenney, MSSW. Held at the Cumberland Club, Portland. Fee is $25 for members and $45 for others. Register at  


Sustainability panel discussion, 10 a.m. to noon, presented by Maine State Chamber, VOX Global and Maine Development Foundation with three corporate executives who will discuss the benefits of integrating social and environmental issues into their operations. Held at DoubleTree by Hilton, 363 Maine Mall Road, South Portland. To learn more or to register, go to


"Bridge '13" Veterans Family and Career Resource Fair, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Finley Recreation Center, University of New England, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland. Go to for more information.


Score provides assistance for small businesss. Sessions this week include: "Writing the Narrative for your Business Plan," 2 to 4 p.m., and "Preparing the Financials for your Business Plan," 6 to 9 p.m., both Tuesday, and "Beyond Your Logo: Developing Your Brand," 10 a.m. to noon Thursday. All are held at SCORE Offices, 100 Middle St., Portland. Cost per session is $35 with online registration. For details or to register, visit or call 772-1147 weekday mornings.   

Maine Department of Labor has several expert speakers available to provide informational talks or training for businesses or organizations. To request a speaker, email Julie Rabinowitz, director of communication, at or call 623-7900. More information about the department is available at

Home Buyer education courses are being offered in October by both Avesta HomeOwnership Center and Coastal Enterprises, Inc. To register or for more information, contact CEI at or call 882-5177 and Avesta at or call 553-7780.

CareerCenters, part of the Maine Department of Labor, provide a variety of free services and workshops to help with job searches or to upgrade skills. Each of the 12 centers provides computer workstations and offers several programs throughout the month. Call 753-9005 (TTY users call Maine Relay 711) or go to

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 for details.


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