Maine Brownfields Conference, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today, Augusta Civic Center. The conference is designed to promote solutions for commercial and industrial property redevelopment. Peter Vigue from Cianbro Corp. will be the keynote speaker. $30 fee includes lunch. For more information or registration, go to


“Growing Your Business,” 1 to 4 p.m. today, Coastal Enterprises, Inc., 35 Water St., Wiscasset. Cost is $25. For details, call Sherrie Leverton at 882-7552, ext. 167, or visit

Construction Specifications Institute, meeting at 5 p.m. followed by dinner and panel discussion at 6 p.m. today, McKernan Center, Southern Maine Community College, South Portland. For details, visit or call Bill Charland at 581-2653.

TechMaine User Groups:

Drupal User Group, 6 to 8 p.m. today and Linux Group, 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, “Linux Kernel Modules.” Both at TechMaine Technology Center, 506 Main St., Westbrook. No charge, and sessions are open to the public. Register at

Double Sessions: “Website Makeover Strategy,” 2 to 3:30 p.m. and “Blogging to Promote Your Business,” 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, SCORE offices, 100 Middle St., second floor, East Tower, Portland. There is a nominal charge. For more information or to register, call 772-1147 or visit

Maine Real Estate and Development Association breakfast seminar. “Appraising Commercial Real Estate in a Dynamic Market — Rules and Regulations,” 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Hilton Garden Inn, 250 Haskell Road, Bangor. $35 for members and $45 for others. To register or for more information, call 874-0801 or register online at

International Trade and Maine Technology: IT product and services market in Canada, 8:30 a.m. to noon Thursday, presented by Maine International Trade Center and Maine Technology Center. There will be several speakers. For more information and to register, contact Doug Sanborn at 541-7455.

.NET User Group: From Redmond with Love, 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Unum, 2211 Congress St., Portland. Register at

The Modular Home Builders Association of Maine presents Jerry Rouleau, a marketing specialist in the housing industry, 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Thursday, Hilton Garden Inn, Freeport. The fee, which includes lunch, is $95 for members of several building associations and $145 for nonmembers. Seating is limited. For details or to register, visit

Workshop for Entrepreneurs, noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, sponsored by the Maine Center for Enterprise Development, with Susan deGrandpre, owner and principal consultant of Collaboration Consulting; Abromson Center, University of Southern Maine, Portland. Cost is $10. Attendance is free for USM students with an ID card and current MCED Onsite or Affiliate Client companies. To register or for more information, visit or call 228-8524.

Job Fair, noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, Sullivan Gym, University of Southern Maine, Portland. The annual event is presented by the Student Success Center and features more than 30 employers. Students, alumni and the general public are welcome. For more information, visit or call 780-4040.

“Survival Skills in an Age of Declining Resources,” workshop for nonprofit organizations, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday , Hutchinson Center, Belfast. $150 cost includes a continental breakfast, lunch and materials. For details about the series or to register, call Nancy Boyington at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center at 338-8002 or visit

“Building Bridges: Bethel Area Non-profit Forum on Collaboration,” 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday , Bethel Inn Resort. The forum will help nonprofit organizations find ways to share resources, collaborate and network. For information or to register, call the Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce at 824-2282 or e-mail [email protected]

Structural Insulated Panels, free workshop, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Shelter Institute, 873 Route 1, Woolwich. Pre-register at [email protected] or call 442-7938.

The Maine Technology Institute has scheduled several statewide workshops in April on how to apply to the Maine Technology Asset Fund. Universities, nonprofit research organizations and businesses that are interested in financing equipment, facilities renovation or construction that uses technology are eligible. Workshops are free, and reservations are strongly encouraged. Call Patti Sutter at 582-4790, ext. 211. Information and directions are available at



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