“Workplace Diversity and Innovation in the New Economy,” 7:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., conference for business leaders and human resource professionals with keynote speaker Romy Riddick, vice president and diversity leader at TD Bank. Held at Wyndham Portland Airport Hotel, South Portland. For more information call Merritt Carey at 828-4882 or visit www.Expanding MainesWorkforce.com.

DownEast Pride Alliance, Business After Hours, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Pearl Lounge, 444 Fore St., Portland.

“First-Time Homebuyer Seminar,” 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 5, 7, 12 and 13, at Boothbay Region Adult and Community Education, 236A Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. Register by today by calling Coastal Enterprises Inc. at 882-7552, ext. 177. The cost is $30 per person or $50 per couple and includes written materials and handouts.

“Social Media and Online Marketing Strategies,” 5:30 p.m., free seminar on promoting business online, at University of Maine Hutchinson Center, Belfast. For details or to register, visit CaptureMediaAssociates.com. Early registration is suggested.


“L/A, It’s Happening Here!” networking social hosted by Maine Real Estate and Development Association, 4:30 to 7 p.m. at Martindale Country Club, 527 Beech Hill Road, Auburn. Tickets are $35 for members and $45 for nonmembers. To register, visit www.mereda.org or call 874-0801.

“An Introduction To Google Analytics,” 6 to 8 p.m., workshop at Maine Grind, 192 Main St., Ellsworth. Part of a monthly series offered by Downeast Learning. The cost is $25 and space is limited. To sign up or learn more, visit www.downeastlearning.com or call 812-0285.


“How to Overcome Your Fear of Sales and Get More Customers NOW,” with presenter Mandy Schumaker. Registration begins at noon followed by the workshop from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Wishcamper, Room 133, University of Southern Maine, Portland. The cost is $10 and is free for USM students with ID card, MCED onsite or affiliate client companies. Register at [email protected] or call 228-8524.

Business After Hours, 5 to 7 p.m., hosted by Portland Regional and Androscoggin County chambers at Spring Meadows Golf and Country Club, Route 100, Gray.

“10X Your Influence,” 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 5, seminar with Candace Bertotti from VitalSmarts and presented by Human Resources Association of Southern Maine at Camp Ketcha, 336 Black Point Road, Scarborough. Registration is $99 in advance and the deadline is today. E-mail: [email protected] to register.


“Picturing Your Dreams Come True in the 21st Century,” Maine Media Women program, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Captain Daniel Stone Inn, 10 Water St., Brunswick. Presenters are The Picture Framer in Topsham, Maine Hosting Solutions of Bath and Ameriprise Financial Services. The program and lunch are free but advance reservations are necessary. Call Sherry Hanson at 721-0955.


“Structuring Family Business for Success,” annual conference presented by Institute for Family-Owned Business, Oct. 6-7 at Harraseeket Inn, Freeport. The conference is interactive and rigorous with attendance limited to 30 registrants. Details and registration information may be found at http://fambusiness.org/exeedu/index.html.

Blaine House Conference on Volunteerism, 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Oct. 12 at Corbett Hall, University of Maine, Flaggstaff Road, Orono. Registration is $80 and must be prepaid. Call 287-8931 or visit http://www.volunteermaine.org for more information.

Planning Day, 23rd annual event presented by Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments, 8:20 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 21 at Hilton Garden Inn, Riverwatch, Auburn. Payment is due by Oct. 12; cost is $35 for member municipalities and nonprofit agencies, $50 for nonmember municipalities and is free for general assembly representatives. The fee includes materials and lunch. Visit www.avcog.org or call 783-9186 for more information.

The Great State of Maine Air Show and Business Aviation Expo will be held Aug. 26-28, and Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority is seeking volunteers to work in advance and during the event. A wide variety of opportunities is available. The event is the first civilian air show at the Brunswick Executive Airport at Brunswick Landing: Maine’s Center for Innovation. For more information visit www.greatstateofmaineairshow.us or call 725-9701. Information on requesting grant funding from the air show will be posted on the website in the coming months.