Southern Maine Successful Thinkers, 5 to 7 p.m., 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., Portland Country Club, Falmouth. Cost is $15 for members and $25 for others and includes breakfast. For more information or to register, go to www.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; Wishcamper Center, University of Southern Maine, Portland. Tickets are $15 for MCC members and USM alumni and $35 for nonmembers. Students may attend for free. For reservations, call 730-0694.



E2Tech, forum and annual meeting, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., Woodlands Country Club, Falmouth. Featured speaker is Curt Spalding, Environmental Protection Agency regional administrator for New England. Visit http://e2tech.org for details or to register.

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

“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, Belfast. A light lunch will be provided, and the program is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.camdenconference.org or call 236-1034.

“The Power of Email Marketing,” Lunch and Learn program, noon to 2 p.m., Portland Public Library. Fee is $10 for members, $20 for nonmembers and $5 for students. Lunch is included. For details or to register, visit www.mainemarketingassociation.org

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

French American Chamber of Commerce for New England, kickoff event to learn more about business ties and potential opportunities between France and Maine, 6 to 8 p.m., Portland Harbor Hotel, 468 Fore St., Portland. 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. Guest is Emily Adams, founder and president of Dirt on a Cake, 11:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m., Portland Harbor Hotel, 468 Fore St., Portland. Register at [email protected] mainewomensfund.org or call 774-5513. There is no charge for the initial meeting.



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