Today

Christian Leaders in Maine Business meeting, 7:15 to 9 a.m., with Greg Sidders, author and pastor of White Pine Community Church, Keeley the Katerer, 178 Warren Ave., Portland.

Seasoned Worker Forum, 9 a.m. to noon, free program for older workers, Hampton Inn, 425 Kennedy Memorial Drive, Waterville. For more information, news and updates, visit seasonedworkforce.com.

“Growing Sustainability in Maine: Food, Technology and Green Building,” 7:45 a.m. to noon, hosted by Maine Businesses for Sustainability, Portland Regency Hotel. The cost is $25 for MBS members and $45 for others. To register, visit eventbrite.com/event/865086497.

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

Tedford Housing, annual meeting with awards honoring individuals and organizations, 4 to 6:30 p.m., Moulton Union, Bowdoin College, Brunswick. The event is open to the public. A donation of $20 is suggested. To attend, call Kristin Melville at 729-1161, ext. 101.

Wednesday

Maine Real Estate and Development Association breakfast seminar with a look at Lewiston’s progress on affordable housing development, 7:30 to 9 a.m., Hilton Garden Inn, 14 Great Falls Plaza, Auburn. To register, visit mereda.org. The cost is $35 per person.

Maine Heritage Policy Center presents Scott Rasmussen, founder and president of Rasmussen Reports, 11:15 a.m., Portland Marriott at Sable Oaks, South Portland. Space is limited. To register online, go to etapestry.com/hosted/MaineHeritagePolicyCenter/Registration.html or call Amanda Clark at 321-2550.

“Achieving Home Energy Savings,” 6:30 p.m., with Tom Boothby from Efficiency Maine’s Home Energy Savings Program, Lithgow Public Library, Augusta. The program is free and open to the public. Visit efficiencymaine.com for more information.

“Practical Green for Small Business: Managing the Squeeze on Time, Money and Values,” 8:30 to 11 a.m., Coastal Enterprises, Inc., Haggett Building, 36 Water St., Wiscasset. Free and open to the public, but registration is required. Call Elizabeth Speck at 882-7552, ext. 167.

Invention 2 Venture, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., conference with basic and advanced workshops and featuring keynote speaker David Kappos, director of the federal Patent and Trademark Office, Black Bear Inn Conference Center and Suites, Orono. The cost is $10 for students, $25 for faculty members and staff and $50 for others. For details or to register, go to invention2venture. org/maine2010/

 

Thursday

Pine Tree Council, Boy Scouts of America 33rd annual Distinguished Citizen Award Dinner with keynote speaker Seth Wescott, the Olympic snowboarder. Bob Harmon, president and CEO of Norway Savings Bank, is the award recipient. The event will begin at 5:45 p.m. at Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland. For details, contact Bryan Thomas, Pine Tree Council, BSA at 797-5252, ext. 25 or e-mail [email protected]

 

Friday

“Stirring it Up: How to Make Money and Save the World,” 9 a.m., Time Warner Cable Business Class Speaker Series with Gary Hirshberg, president of Stonyfield Farm, Portland Regency Hotel, 20 Milk St., Portland. This event is free. For more information or to register, visit twcbc.com/northeast or call (518) 640-8405.

 

Saturday

“Progress and Challenges of Small-Scale Tidal Power,” 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., conference with keynote speaker Ann Miles, director of the division of hydropower licensing, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Held at Maine Maritime Academy, Castine. Pre-registration is required, and the cost is $25 per person. Students may attend free with pre-registration. To learn more or to register, contact Rick Armstrong, executive director of the Tidal Energy Device Evaluation Center, at [email protected] or at 326-2186.

Upcoming

Legal Implications of Worker Misclassification, 5 p.m. Nov. 16, Augusta CareerCenter, one of a series of forums to assist Maine businesses and workers with the independent contractor hiring laws. For more information or to report tips anonymously, visit the worker misclassification website at maine.gov/labor/misclass.

Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority annual meeting and dinner, 4 p.m. Nov. 16, Hilton Garden Inn, 5 Park St., Freeport. The cost is $45 per person. Call Kathy Paradis at 798-6512 or visit mrra.us for more information.

“Brand for Breakfast: Go Brand Yourself,” 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Nov. 19, workshop presented by John Tantillo, “The Marketing Doctor” and author of “People Buy Brands, Not Companies.” Sponsored by the Association for Consulting Expertise and held at Portland Country Club, Falmouth. The event includes networking and continental breakfast. The cost is $75 ($50 if registered by Wednesday). Registration is required in advance by visiting consultexpertise.com. For more information, call (800) 464-5043 or e-mail: [email protected]

Continuing education workshop for certified public accountants, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Nov. 18. Presenters include several hands-on practitioners. Held at Harold Alfond Hall, Saint Joseph’s College, 278 Whites Bridge Road, Standish. To register or for more information, visit online.sjcme.edu/cpa or call (800) 752-4723. The fee is $99 and includes refreshment and lunch.