DownEast Pride Alliance, Business After Hours networking 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Harmon’s & Barton’s, 584 Congress St., Portland. 

“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: www.scoremaine.com

Holiday recognition event, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., for participants of the York County Jobs Alliance, with speakers and awards. Goodwill Biddeford Workforce Solutions Center, Park One Eleven, 407 Alfred Road, Suite 102, Biddeford.


E2Tech, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., “Adapting to a Changing Climate: What’s Maine in for and What’s in it for Maine?” Talk by Malcolm Burson from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection at Woodlands Country Club, 39 Woods Road, Falmouth. Visit http://e2tech.org for details or to register. 

ecomaine, 4 p.m., executive committee meeting. Meetings are open to the public and held at the waste-to-energy plant at 64 Blueberry Road, Portland. Call 773-1738 for more information or to confirm. The website is www.ecomaine.org.


Association for Consulting Expertise, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., annual holiday celebration and networking meeting at Portland Country Club, Falmouth. Breakfast is included and nonmembers and guests are welcome. The cost is $22 and registration is required in advance by visiting www.consultexpertise.com. For more information, call 839-6535. 

Resume Workshop, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Learn the basics at the free program offered by Springvale CareerCenter, 9 Bodwell Court, behind the courthouse, Springvale. Call 324-5460 to register or visit www.mainecareercenter.com. Also, Adecco Staffing will be at the center each Tuesday and Thursday in December, except Dec. 23. Preregistration is not necessary to meet with the representative.


Basic customer service online training resources for small businesses in Maine are now available for free through a collaboration between the Maine Woods Consortium and the Maine Small Business Development Centers. “Customer Service: Exceeding Customer Expectations,” can be found at www.MaineSBDC.org under “Online Workshops.” Other training options for both employees and management are available. In addition, several libraries in Franklin and Piscataquis counties have DVDs that can be borrowed by businesses. More topics are planned for next year. For details, call the Maine Woods Tourism Training Initiative at 779-6355.