User Groups: Project Leadership Special Interest Group: “Project Management as a Navigational Aid,” with Bill Taylor from New Leaf Investment Fund, Monday. PHP User Group: “The Vim text editor,” with Adam Courtemanche, Tuesday. Information Security User Group: “Mitigating Risk in IT Contract Negotiation,” with Josh Broder from Tilson Technology Management, Wednesday. All meetings are held from 6 to 8 p.m. and are free and open to the public at the TechMaine Technology Center, 506 Main St., Westbrook. For details or to register, visit


Job Fair, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, with representatives from Bonney Staffing Center, Care & Comfort, GCS, Maine Staffing, McDonald’s, T Mobile, Wal-Mart and other companies. Skowhegan CareerCenter, 98 North Ave., Skowhegan.

Eggs & Issues, with guest Laurie LaChance, president and CEO of the Maine Development Foundation and former state economist, 7 a.m. Tuesday at Holiday Inn by the Bay, Spring Street, Portland. The cost is $16 for chamber members and $26 for nonmembers. For more information, visit or contact Nancy Trottier at 772-2811, ext. 233.

Maine Businesses for Sustainability, 7:45 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, spring workshop featuring keynote speaker Rodney North of Equal Exchange and moderators Jennifer Rooks of MPBN and Carol Coultas of Mainebiz, at Harraseeket Inn, Freeport. The cost is $15 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Members lunch is $35. Visit for details or to register.

Open House, 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, at the newest office of Integral Consulting, 45 Exchange St., Suite 200, Portland. To RSVP, contact Whitney Bradford at [email protected]

“Starting Your Own Business: Everything You Need to Know,” 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, 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:

“Four Essential Steps to Effective Persuasion,” program to enhance leadership and skills for marketing professionals, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Embassy Suites Hotel, 1050 Westbrook St., Portland. For details and to register, visit:

Maine Business Technology Expo and Conference, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Wyndham Portland Airport Hotel, 363 Maine Mall Road. South Portland. The expo runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For details call Portland Region Chamber at 772-2811, ext. 235 or 233, or register at

Beef producers informational meeting, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Lunder Library, Kennebec Valley Community College, Route 139, Fairfield. The meeting is sponsored by the Maine Beef Producers Association, Pineland Farms Natural Meats Inc. and Multimin USA Inc. Don Hoenig, veterinarian for the Maine Department of Agriculture, will be one of the speakers. For more information, call Pam Harnden, executive director MBPA at 645-2568.

“Re-invigorate Your Search for Work,” free workshops at noon Thursdays in May and June at Portland Public Library, Monument Square, Portland. This week’s program is titled: “Keep Your Momentum Going When You’re Out of Steam,” with Amy Wood.

Crisis and Counseling Centers celebrates 40 years at its annual meeting and awards presentation, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Senator Inn, 284 Western Ave., Augusta. The keynote speaker is psychotherapist and author Tammie Fowles. Pianist John E. D’Ambrosio will perform. Visit for more information.

Maine Association of Payroll Professionals, 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at the Augusta Civic Center. Seminar sessions include documenting procedures, 401(k) changes and state wage laws. The cost is $65 for members and $80 for nonmembers and includes a continental breakfast and buffet lunch. To register, call Jeff at 602-2721.

“How Can Education Support Agriculture in Maine?” Free community forum hosted by the Morris Farm Trust, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Wiscasset Primary School. Lunch will be available. Online registration is requested. For details or to register, visit or call 882-4080.


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