This Week

“Outlook and Opportunities: Economic Recovery — Progress, Not Perfection,” with Seth Cheikin, financial adviser. Edward Jones, 251 Route 1, Falmouth Shopping Center, second floor. 10 a.m. today, Wednesday and Thursday, with an additional 2 p.m. session Wednesday. Free. For reservations, call Carole Vreeland at 781-5057. 


Open Boatyard Days, second annual event at more than 20 participating boatbuilders, boatyards and marine-related businesses from Kittery to Eastport. Guided tours are being offered between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on the hour. A list of participating businesses is available at 


“The Art of Bootstrapping,” noon to 2 p.m., Wishcamper Center, University of Southern Maine, Portland. Presented by Peter Millet of Aware Technology. Sponsored by the Maine Center for Enterprise Development. The cost is $10. Attendance is free for USM students with an identification card and for current MCED onsite or affiliate client companies. To register or for more information, visit or call 228-8524.

Business After Hours, 5 to 7 p.m., Camden-Rockport-Lincolnville Chamber of Commerce monthly session, Horch Roofing, Route 90, Warren. There will be a tour of the new building, and attendees will be entered to win $10,000 and benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters in the process. 


“Introduction to Self-Employment,” 10 a.m. to noon, CareerCenter, 91 Camden St., Rockland. Workshop covering owning a business, the business plan and resources. To register or for details, email [email protected] or call 596-2616. 


“Internet/Social Networking Marketing Strategies,” 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., Portland Country Club, Foreside Road, Falmouth. Sponsored by the Association for Consulting Expertise with guest speaker Judi Jones of InfoHarbor. The cost is $28; advance registration is required. Breakfast is included, and nonmembers and guests are welcome. Visit to register. For more information, call 839-6535.

Resume writing workshop, 9 a.m. to noon, York County CareerCenter, 9 Bodwell Court, Springvale. Call 324-5460 or (800) 343-0151 to register. 


L.D. 1333, free workshops will examine the impact of Maine’s new health insurance law on small and medium-sized businesses. Presented by Allen Insurance and Financial. All sessions are held from 8:30 to 10 a.m. and are open to the public. The dates and locations are: Aug. 23, Maine Lighthouse Museum, Rockland; Aug. 24, Lord Camden Inn, Camden; Aug. 25, Ramada Inn, Ellsworth.