“Raising Your Entrepreneurial Spirit,” 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., workshop designed for small and home-based businesses is being offered by University of Maine Cooperative Extension at Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland. The fee is $105 and includes a deli lunch. 

Job Fair, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with several employers on hand. Dress professionally and bring a resume. Career Center, 98 North Ave., Suite 20, Skowhegan.


Employee Misclassification, presentation on the legal issues pertaining to worker misclassification and the hiring of independent contractors, 5 p.m. at the CareerCenter in Machias. For more information, visit


Social Media FTW Fall Conference, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with registration at 8 a.m., sponsored by The Maine Marketing Association with several speakers, topics and networking opportunities. Abromson Center, University of Southern Maine, Portland. The cost, including lunch, is $149. To learn more, visit

Business Expo, noon to 6 p.m., sixth annual event sponsored by Biddeford Saco Chamber of Commerce and held at SportZone, 400 North St., Saco. Admission is a donation of a nonperishable food item. Call 282-1567 for more information.


“Finding Money: Today’s Tool Box for Doing Development,” 7:30 to 9 a.m., Maine Real Estate and Development Association breakfast seminar at Portland Marriott at Sable Oaks, 200 Sable Oaks Drive, South Portland. The cost is $50 for members and $60 for nonmembers. Register at

GPS expanded tracking capabilities for MapInfo Pro 10.5, live webinar demonstrations at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. presented by Blue Marble Geographics with Pitney Bowes. To register for the free sessions, visit

E2 Tech Forum will feature a gubernatorial candidates’ debate on energy, environmental policy and business development, 7:15 to 10:15 a.m. Thursday at Hannaford Lecture Hall, University of Southern Maine, Portland. The cost is $15 for members, $10 for nonmember students and $25 for others. Member students are admitted free. Contact for details and to register. 

Workplace Wellness Leadership Symposium, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., with keynote speaker Dr. Joseph Leutzinger, Hilton Garden Inn Riverwatch in Auburn. For more information, call Jaime Laliberte at 947-0307 or visit

“How Project Managers can Leverage Sustainability,” 6 to 7:30 p.m., with Heidi Spinella, a Fortune 500 consultant and educator; presented by the Maine Chapter of the Project Management Institute at Governor’s Restaurant, Route 1, South Portland. To register or for more information, visit Nonmembers are welcome. 

After Hours, 5 to 7 p.m., sponsored by Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce and held at Mexicali Blues, 1338 Roosevelt Trail, Raymond. 

Women to Watch reception, 5 to 7 p.m., with the Mainebiz 2010 honorees, at The Landing at Pine Point, 353 Pine Point Road, Scarborough. The cost is $40 and includes food and beverage. Call Laura Ashley at 761-8379, ext. 26, or visit for details or to register.


“The Perfect Board,” 8 to 10 a.m., leadership workshop led by C. Wayne Mitchell of ProdComm Associates and held at The Greater York Region Chamber of Commerce, visitor’s center, Route 1, York. The cost is $25 and space is limited. For reservations call 363-4422.


Confidential document shredding and identity theft protection, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Saco and Biddeford Savings Institution, Shops at Biddeford Crossing branch. The free event is limited to two boxes per household of canceled checks, old bills, medical records and similar clean paper. For information about how long various records should be kept, visit Bank staff will collect nonperishable food items for the Stone Soup Food Pantry. Bring a cash or food donation and receive a free gift.


Innovation Engineering, Sept. 27 to 29, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on the first two days and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the third day. Day program is at Morgan Hill Event Center in Hermon and evening sessions are at Four Point by Sheraton in Bangor. The cost is $495 per person for Maine companies and UMaine alumni using the promo code UMInnovates. The fee includes materials, breakfasts and lunches. Lodging is separate with blocks of rooms available at Four Points by Sheraton. For details, visit or call 581-1454.

A Consumer Complaint Mediator training class begins on Sept. 27. Volunteers are fully trained by the Attorney General’s Office and should expect to devote about six hours per week on the telephone or by mail to resolve complaints. For details, visit or call Assistant Attorney General James McKenna at 626-8842.

“Renovation, Repair, and Painting,” an Environmental Protection Agency mandated course for contractors working in pre-1978 homes, is being offered by The Institute for Environmental Education on Oct. 15, Nov. 19 and Dec. 10 at Comfort Suites, Freeport. The cost is $190 per student. Call (978) 658-5272 to register or visit The EPA has imposed a Sept. 30, deadline to enroll in an approved course and training must be completed by Dec. 31. Companies must also certify their firm with the EPA by Oct. 1, or face fines of up to $37,500, per violation, per day.