The Maine Innovative Economy Summit will start at 3 p.m. today at the Abromson Community Education Center at the University of Southern Maine, Portland. The afternoon features a keynote speech, discussion, networking reception and a gubernatorial candidates forum. For more information, visit

“Tools for Increasing Your Job Search Effectiveness,” 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. Skowhegan CareerCenter, 98 North Ave. Suite 20. For more information, call 474-4950.

Portland SCORE volunteer counselors are offering a double workshop Wednesday. “Five Steps to a High Performing Website” will be from 2 to 3:30 p.m. and “Social Media as a Marketing Tool” will be from 4 to 5:30 p.m. The office is at 100 Middle St., second floor, east tower. There is a nominal charge for each seminar. For more information, visit or call 772-1147.

Business After Hours, presented by Kennebunk-Kennebunkport Chamber of Commerce, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at H&R Block, 45 Portland Road, Kennebunk. Admission is $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers.

“Speed Networking” will be featured at the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce’s Business Expo from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Bangor Civic Center. For more information, visit

Mainebiz will honor the 2010 Business Leaders of the Year during a reception at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Morgan Hill Event Center in Hermon. Tickets are $40. For more information, visit or register by e-mailing [email protected]

The World Affairs Council of Maine welcomes Adil Najam as the featured speaker for the Bernstein Forum from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Ludke Auditorium at the University of New England, Portland Campus, 716 Stevens Ave. To register, call 221-4384 or e-mail [email protected]

“Jumpstart Your Job Search,” 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday. Skowhegan CareerCenter, 98 North Ave. Suite 20. For more information, call 474-4950.

Greg Marsello, of the Learning Resources Network, will be featured at a Spring Professional Development event from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday at 45 Enterprise Drive in Windham. To register, e-mail [email protected] or call 875-2722.

The Sustainable Energy Conference will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Chewonki, 485 Chewonki Neck Road, Wiscasset. The conference costs $65, which includes lunch. To register, visit or call 882-7323 ext. 154.