This week and in advance

Maine Technology Institute workshops are free informational sessions for entrepreneurs interested in applying for funding to support business planning, market research, intellectual property filing, prototype development or later-stage research and development. The schedule is:

Tuesday: 1 to 4 p.m., Target Technology Center, 20 Godfrey Drive, Orono.

Wednesday: 10 a.m. to noon, Maine Boat School, Deep Cove Road, Eastport.

May 25: 9 a.m. to noon, Maine International Trade Center, 511 Congress St., Portland, and 2 to 4 p.m., The Mills at Pepperell, 2 Main St., Biddeford.

June 1: 10 a.m. to noon, Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St.

Reservations are strongly encouraged. Contact Linda Adams at [email protected] or 582-4790, ext. 206. Walk-ins are welcome, space permitting.



Christian Leaders in Maine Business, “A Matter of Jacob’s Ladder: Achieving Success Through Faith, Focus and Family,” breakfast meeting with John Jenkins of Peptalk, former mayor of Auburn. 7:15 to 9 a.m., Keeley the Katerer, 178 Warren Ave, Portland. $10 suggested donation.

Mainebiz Business Leaders of the Year, reception 5 to 7 p.m., The Woodlands Club, Falmouth. Tickets are $40. For more information or to register, visit

TechMaine Drupal User Group, 6 p.m., “Implementing Kanban into a Drupal Driven Team.” Abromson Center, Room 216, University of Southern Maine, Portland. Free and open to the public. Register at



Business Before Hours, 7:15 to 8:45 a.m., Nonantum Resort, 95 Ocean Ave,, Kennebunkport. With speaker Ginger Frank, assistant vice president and business services officer at Peoples United Bank. $3 for Kennebunk-Kennebunkport Chamber of Commerce members; $5 for others.

Mercy Hospital Pacesetter’s Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., Mercy’s Fore River Hospital, 175 Fore River Parkway, Portland. The featured speaker is Catherine Studley of VNA Home Health and Hospice. The program is free and open to the public.

Business Breakfast, 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., Atrium at Thomas College, 180 West River Road, Waterville. With featured speaker Tom Davis, CEO of Skills, Inc. in Waterville and the 2010 Maine Biz Nonprofit Business Leader of the Year. The cost is $14 for chamber members in advance and $16 for members at the door. General admission is $20. Contact the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce at 873-3315 for registration information.

American Cancer Society’s 33rd annual Living With Cancer Conference, 7:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., Augusta Civic Center. Workshops and resource exhibits. Speakers are Dr. Thomas Keating, medical oncologist and director of palliative care and hospice for MaineGeneral Health, and Deb Bergeron, a certified life coach. Free for cancer patients, their families and caregivers, though there is a $10 fee for lunch. The fee for all others is $30 and includes lunch. To learn more or to register, visit or call (800) 227-2345.

“Tools of Trade: Navigating Global Exports,” with speakers Joe Mooney of TD Bank and Susan Bell of Albatrans USA. 2 to 5 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick. The cost is $30 for Maine International Trade Center members and $45 for nonmembers. Register at or call 541-7400.

JoAnn Pike Humanitarian Award Dinner, 5:30 p.m., Holiday Inn by the Bay, Spring Street, Portland. Good Shepherd Food-Bank’s dinner and reception honoring Albert Lepage and Andy Barowsky of Lepage Bakeries. Bob Marley will provide entertainment. To register, call 782-3554 or visit

TechMaine Linux User Group, 6 p.m., “Inside Android.” Abromson Center, Room 216, University of Southern Maine, Portland. Free and open to the public. Register at

Credit and Debt Management Seminar, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Institute for Financial Literacy, 260 Western Ave., South Portland. The cost is $50. A session will also be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. Call 221-3601 or visit



Maine Wind Energy and Wildlife Forum, 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and 7:30 a.m. to noon on Friday, Black Bear Conference Center, 4 Godfrey Drive, Orono. Wildlife scientists, wind energy developers, environmental associations and policymakers discuss wind energy development. For more information, visit

Empowering Entrepreneurs, SBA Awards presentation and luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Spectacular Event Center, Bangor. For more information, contact Jennifer Sherwood at the Maine SBDC, [email protected] or call 780-4420.

“Made in Maine: A State Report Card on Public Higher Education,” noon to 1:30 p.m., DiMillo’s, 25 Long Wharf, Portland. Maine Heritage Policy Center program with Michael Poliakoff, policy director at the American Council of Trustees and Alumni. Register online, call 321-2550 or email [email protected] by Monday. The cost is $17 for members, including tax and gratuity, and $22 for others.

Business After 5, 5 to 7 p.m., join PROPEL and the South Portland/Cape Elizabeth Community Chamber, Personal Touch Catering/Events, 729 Broadway, South Portland. Free for members.



“In Defense of Nature: Rachel Carson and the World Around Us,” Maine Humanities Council conference, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Wells Reserve at Laudholm. Several presenters and group discussions are offered. To register, visit or call 773-5051.

“Communicate With Different Personality Styles,” 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Dale Carnegie, 75 John Roberts Road, South Portland. The fee is $47. Call 775-3253 for more information.



Maine Media Women, annual meeting and 60th anniversary celebration, 12:30 p.m., The 1812 Farm, 1297 Bristol Road, Bristol. Guest speaker Joshua Bodwell, executive director of the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance. $10 suggested donation to benefit the scholarship fund. Visit or call Carol Jaeger at 529-5304.



IT Audit and Security Sessions, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 10, seminar presented by ISACA New England and held at Abromson Center, University of Southern Maine, 88 Bedford St., Portland. $90 for ISACA members, $120 for nonmembers and $20 for full-time students with ID. The registration deadline is May 9. Visit