Southern Maine Successful Thinkers, 5 to 7 p.m., at Nonantum Resort, 95 Ocean Ave., Kennebunkport. Free monthly business showcase and networking event. Contact Adrienne Wylder at 590-5011 for more information.

“Marketing & Sales: Attract new customers and retain them,” 6 to 9 p.m., SCORE offices, 100 Middle St., second floor, East Tower, Portland. There is a charge to attend. For more information or to register, call 772-1147 or visit: www.scoremaine.com.

“Fearless Conversations Through the Art of Dialogue For Trainers and Managers,” with Fran Liautaud, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Portland Country Club, Falmouth. The cost is $15 for members and $25 for others and includes breakfast. For more information or to register, go to maineastd.org.


“Nurturing Creativity in Business,” 5:30 to 7 p.m., featuring Fritz Grobe and Stephen Voltz, the EepyBird duo from Buckfield, part of The Maine Center for Creativity’s Creative Toolbox and Survival Guide Series at Wishcamper Center at University of Southern Maine, Portland. Tickets are $15 for MCC members and USM alumni and $35 for non-members. Students may attend for free. For reservations call 730-0694.


E2Tech, forum and annual meeting, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Woodlands Country Club, Falmouth. Featured speaker is Curt Spalding, EPA New England’s Regional Administrator. Visit e2tech.org for details or to register.

Gorham Business Exchange, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the community room at Moody’s Collision Centers, 200 Narragansett St., Gorham. The program is “Attitudinal Excellence — How to Empower Your Customer Service in a Recovering Economy.” Advance registration is required. Visit gorhambusiness.org or call 892-5515.

“The Politics of U.S.-China Relations,” 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., forum with David Firestein, director of Track 2 Diplomacy at the East-West Institute in New York, held at the University of Maine’s Hutchinson Center in Belfast. A light lunch will be provided and the program is free and open to the public. For more information, visit camdenconference.org or call 236-1034.

“The Power of E-mail Marketing,” a Lunch and Learn program, noon to 2 p.m. at Portland Public Library, Portland. The fee is $10 for members of the Maine Marketing Association; $20 for non-members and $5 for students. Lunch is included. For details or to register, visit mainemarketingassociation.org.

Business After Hours, Kennebunk-Kennebunkport Chamber of Commerce networking session, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Goodall Health Center of the Kennebunks, 7 Shape Drive, Kennebunk.

French American Chamber of Commerce for New England, kick-off event to learn more about business ties and potential opportunities between France and Maine, 6 to 8 p.m. at Portland Harbor Hotel, 468 Fore St., Portland. The cost is $25. Register at www.faccne.org or call (617) 520-2121. Walk-ins are welcome. 

Women Standing Together, network of professional women helping the advancement of entrepreneurial women. The guest is Emily Adams, founder and president of Dirt on a Cake, 11:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. at Portland Harbor Hotel, 468 Fore St., Portland. Register online at [email protected] or call 774-5513. There is no charge for the initial meeting. 

Nov. 22

Project Management Institute, Maine Chapter, presents “A Ramble Through Gambles: A Look at Risk Management” with Peter de Jager, an author in the risk management field, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Abromson Conference Center, University of Southern Maine, 88 Bedford St., Portland, Visit pmimaine.org for details and to register. Nonmembers are welcome.