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

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

“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:



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, Woodlands Country Club, 39 Woods Road, Falmouth. Visit for details or to register.

ecomaine, 4 p.m., executive committee meeting, 64 Blueberry Road, Portland. Open to the public. Call 773-1738 for more information or to confirm. The website is



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

Resume Workshop, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., learn the basics, Springvale CareerCenter, 9 Bodwell Court (behind the courthouse). Free program. Call 324-5460 to register or visit Adecco Staffing will be at the center every Tuesday and Thursday in December, except Dec. 23. Pre-registration 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 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 779-6355.