“Writing a Business Plan: Why You Need One and When to Revise It,” 6 to 9 p.m., SCORE Offices, 100 Middle St., second floor, East Tower, Portland. There is a charge for the seminar. For more information and reservations, go to or call 772-1147.



“Boston and New England: Culture and Economy,” lecture by Robert Allison, Suffolk University history department chairman, 6 p.m.; University of New England, WCHP Lecture Hall, Portland campus. Presented by UNE’s Center for Global Humanities. Reception, 5 p.m., UNE Art Gallery. For more information, go to


“Invest in Maine,” Governor’s International Breakfast, presented by the World Affairs Council of Maine and the Maine International Trade Center, Dec. 1, Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland. Speakers are Gov. John Baldacci and Cleve Kapala, head of external relations and relicensing for TransCanada. Coffee and registration, 6:45 a.m., followed by a 7:15 a.m. buffet breakfast. The program is from 7:45 to 9 a.m. Visit for more information.

TechMaine’s 18th annual conference, with keynote speaker Andrew McAfee, principal research scientist, MIT Center for Digital Business. Featuring 12 in-depth sessions with analysts and industry experts. A networking dinner for speakers, sponsors, guests and senior executives from Maine’s technology and business community takes place Dec. 7. The all-day conference is Dec. 8 at the Clarion Hotel, Portland. For details or to register, visit or call 857-3003.