This Week

National Small Business Week programs being hosted by Scarborough Public Library:

Free “Lunch and Learn” mini-seminars will be held from noon to 1 p.m. today, Thursday and Friday. Bring a lunch. Beverages and dessert will be provided.

The sessions are:

Today: “The Jobs Act: Changes to SBA Programs” with Alden Turner, Small Business Administration senior area manager.

Thursday: “Small Businesses: Tools to Navigate the IRS” with Shawn Savage, IRS senior stakeholder liaison.

Friday: Gretchen Henn, program director and business counselor with Coastal Enterprises, Inc., will present “Know Your Perfect Customer.”

All events are open to the public. To register for the reception or mini-seminars, call the Portland Regional Chamber at 772-2811 ext. 228, or go to


The Maine Lobstermen’s Association is sponsoring the following Trade Adjustment Assistance Training workshops:

Today: Alternative Enterprises Workshop, 6 to 9 p.m., Harrison Middle School cafeteria, 220 McCartney St., Yarmouth.

Wednesday: Business Models Workshop, 6 to 9 p.m., Thompson Community Center, 51 South Union Road, Union.

Thursday: Marketing and Branding Workshop, 6 to 9 p.m., American Legion Post 207, 163 Bar Harbor Road, Trenton.

Call 967-4555 or email [email protected] to sign up. Visit and for more information.



American Society for Training and Development, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., “Selling Your Training Solution: Win-Win Conversations with Stakeholders,” with Peggy Page, manager of a training design team at TD Bank. Portland Country Club, 11 Foreside Road, Falmouth. Register at The cost is $15 for members and $25 for others and includes breakfast.

“Make Social Media Work For Your Business,” 6 to 9 p.m., SCORE, 100 Middle St., second floor, East Tower, Portland. $35. Register at or call 772-1147.

TechMaine Java User Group, 6 p.m., JRockit, Flight Recorder. Abromson Center, Room 216, University of Southern Maine, Portland. Free and open to the public. Register at



“Sustainability through Innovation: A New Perspective,” 7:30 a.m. to noon, with several speakers and sessions. Harraseeket Inn, Freeport. The cost is $40 for Maine Businesses for Sustainability members and $60 for others. The annual meeting for members will be held from noon to 12:15 p.m. For details, call 338-8908 or visit

National Association of Women in Construction, Maine Chapter, 5:15 p.m., Women Unlimited Office, 103 Winthrop St. (Airport Road), Augusta. Featuring a clay tiles demonstration and members may make their own tile for $5. Bring your own dinner. Email [email protected], whether attending or not.

Family Finances Seminar, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; also 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. Institute for Financial Literacy, 260 Western Ave., South Portland. The cost is $50 for either session. Call 221-3601 or visit

Down East Pecha Kucha, 6:30 p.m., Stonington Opera House, presentations and networking for area entrepreneurs and artists. Call 367-2788 or go to for details.


Wednesday and Thursday

Leading Age conference, 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday; Wyndham Portland Airport Hotel, 363 Maine Mall Road, South Portland. Leading Age is the association of not-for-profit senior living and care communities in Maine and New Hampshire. For more information, visit


Marine Policy Speaker Series, 4:10 p.m., McCormick Lecture Hall, College of the Atlantic, 105 Eden St., Bar Harbor. Ted Ames of Penobscot East Resource Center will discuss “Perspectives on the population structures of the cod family and 1920s alewives.” Free.

Machias/Down East business networking, 5 to 7 p.m., hosted by Mainebiz, University of Maine at Machias. Free with hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. Register at

NetPM on the Road, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., TechMaine networking event, PenBay Solutions, 14 Maine St., Suite 100, Brunswick. Register at

Project Management Institute, Maine Chapter, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Portland Country Club, Falmouth. Mark Buckbee from Reed and Reed Inc. will discuss “Building a Better Bridge: The Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory.” For details or to register, visit $5 for members and students and $10 for nonmembers.



Association for Consulting Expertise, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., Portland Country Club, 11 Foreside Road, Falmouth. “Beyond Knowledge, Skill, and Experience: What Does the Creative Process Have to Do with Consulting?” featuring entertainer Randy Judkins. The cost is $22 and includes breakfast. Nonmembers welcome. Preregistration required. Visit or call 839-6535 for details.

The Dempsey Challenge, 8:30 to 10 a.m., Fireside Inn, 1777 Washington St., Auburn. Maine Public Relations Council presentation on the success of the main fundraiser for The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope and Healing. $20 for members; $35 for others. Breakfast included. Register at or 761-4477.

Open House, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Volk Packaging, Morin Street, Biddeford. To attend, email [email protected] or call 571-5511.

“The Great Transition: Solutions for a Prosperous and Sustainable Economic Future,” 5:30 p.m., Maine Irish Heritage Center, 34 Gray St., Portland. With economist Stewart Wallis. Presented by Hour Exchange Portland. Free and open to the public.



Ladies Day Out, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., shopping at local stores in Bridgton, with discounts and gifts offered by merchants. Rain date is May 22.