May 12, 2013



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"Disney's Approach to Quality Service," 7 :30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Disney Institute presentation designed for those interested in the business practices behind the company's customer service. Held at Hilton Garden Inn, 5 Park St., Freeport. The cost is $329 per person and includes breakfast, lunch, breaks and program materials. Register online at or call 942-6389.

"Marketing for Your Business: Find the Winning Strategy," 2 to 5 p.m. at SCORE Offices, 100 Middle St., Portland. The cost is $35 with online registration. For details or to register, visit or call 772-1147 weekday mornings.

Home buying seminar, 6 to 8 p.m., free information session with Mark Jones, senior vice president and director of residential lending, at Saco & Biddeford Savings Operations Center, 50 Industrial Park Road, Saco. Space is limited and reservations are requested. Call Michelle Prejean at 602-7363 or email and leave your name, phone number and number of reservations.


Nonprofit Board Boot Camp, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., training for nonprofit board members offered by Maine Association of Nonprofits at Four Points by Sheraton in Bangor. The cost is $125 for MANP members and $190 for others. For more information and to register, visit or call 871-1885.

"Email Marketing: Its Most Efficient Use," 1 to 3 p.m., at SCORE, 100 Middle St., Portland. Free. Visit or call 772-1147 weekday mornings.

Gay Weddings in Maine, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., wedding vendor networking event at the Cumberland Club, 116 High St., Portland.


CPA Series workshop, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., for certified public accountants and financial professionals. Held at St. Joseph's College, Harold Alfond Hall, Standish. The fee is $149 and includes lunch. To register or for more information, visit, call 893-7825 or email

Lewiston-Auburn Economic Growth Council, 4:30 p.m., 32nd annual dinner and business forum with keynote speaker, Peter Vigue, chief executive officer, president and chairman of The Cianbro Cos. Economic Achievement Awards also will be presented. The event is held at Ramada Inn and Conference Center in Lewiston and is open to the public. Registration is due by Tuesday and tickets are $45 for individuals. For more information or to register, go to or call 784-0161.


"Corporate Storymaking and the Art of Story," 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., with Frank Smith, founder of Corporate Storymaking. Sponsored by the Association for Consulting Expertise and held at Portland Country Club, Falmouth. Includes breakfast and round-table discussion: "Temperament and the Consultant." The cost is $22 for members and $28 for nonmembers. Register at or call (800) 464-5043.

Maine Association of Payroll Professionals, 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., educational seminar covering a variety of topics such as escheatment of unclaimed wages, risks of misclassification of workers, Affordable Care Act and same-sex marriage impact on taxable wages. The cost is $65 for members and $85 for nonmembers. The program will take place at the Augusta Civic Center. For more information, go to

"Mature Workers: Changes, Challenges and Opportunities in Today's Economy!" 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., for those 50 and older. Held at Sanford Community Adult Education Center, 21 Bradeen St., Suite 201, Springvale. Free but registration is required. Call Women, Work and Community at 286-1722 to register or for more information.

PechaKucha Night, starting at 6 p.m., presentations by eight individuals sharing their work in a brief 20-image slideshow. Held at the Tarratine Tribe Hall, 153 Main St., Belfast. Tickets are $5 at the door.

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