“Spotlight on Turkey: Turkey’s Role as a Regional Power,” 5:15 p.m., presented by the World Affairs Council of Maine and sponsored by the Turkish Cultural Foundation. Held at Wishcamper Center, room 133, University of Southern Maine, Portland. There is a $10 suggested donation. To register or for more information visit or call 221-4386. 


“Introduction to Business Websites,” 9 a.m. to noon, workshop presented by Women’s Business Center and Lincoln County Regional Planning Commission and held at the LCRPC conference room, 35 Water St., Wiscasset. Register at There is a $25 fee. For more information call 882-7552, Ext. 167, or 882-7564.

“Starting Your Own Business: Everything you need to know,” 6 to 9 p.m., at SCORE offices, 100 Middle St., second floor, East Tower, Portland. The fee is $35 with online registration. For more information and reservations, visit or call 772-1147 weekday mornings. 


Environmental Issues Symposium, 8 a.m. to noon, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Patricia Aho is the keynote speaker and there will be two panel discussions about recent changes to Maine environmental laws and regulations that affect businesses; held at Texas Instruments (formerly National Semiconductor), South Portland. The event is free. Continental breakfast will be provided and tours of Texas Instruments will be available after the symposium. Space is limited. Register with Amy Downing at [email protected]

“What’s New/What’s It Do?” 9 a.m. to noon, educational meeting for end users of telecoms and IT products and services. The meeting will be held at VTEC, 1685 Congress St., Portland, and will be divided between vendor presentations and user brainstorming. For directions and pre-registration visit

“How to Plan, Build and Promote a Business Blog,” noon to 2:30 p.m., lunch and learn program presented by Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development with Rich Brooks from Flyte New Media. Held at Wishcamper Center, Room 133, University of Southern Maine, Portland. The cost is $10 per person and is free for USM students with ID and current MCED Onsite or Affiliate Client companies. Register at [email protected] or call 774-8111 for more information.

“Navigating the Lipstick Jungle: Go from Plain Jane to Getting What You Want, Need, and Deserve!” 5:30 p.m., presented by Dress for Success Southern Maine with guest Jane Hight McMurry, author and professional speaker, at One Longfellow Square, Congress and State streets, Portland. Tickets are $15 including appetizers and a cash bar. Purchase tickets online at or call 780-1686.

Women of Distinction Dinner and Auction, honoring Pamela Hurley-Moser, president and CEO of Hurley Travel Experts Inc., at the Portland Marriott at Sable Oaks, South Portland. Kim Block will be master of ceremonies. Advance bids on auction items may be made at For tickets or more information, contact William Sumner at [email protected] or call 1-888-922-4763. 


The Urban Impaired Stream: How to Navigate These Troubled Waters, 7:30 to 9 a.m., MEREDA breakfast seminar and overview of the Long Creek Stormwater Regulations. Clarion Hotel, 1230 Congress St., Portland. Register at

Career Opportunities, 4 to 7 p.m., employers and resume and interview professionals will be available, and a list of hiring companies is available at The event is open to the public and takes place at Ocean Gateway, 14 Ocean Gateway Pier, Portland. 


Mini Job Fair, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., presented by Sanford Springvale Chamber with several exhibitors and held at Seacoast Career School, One Eagle Drive, South Sanford. 


CPR for professional rescuers and health care providers, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 17, at St. Joseph’s College of Maine, 278 Whites Bridge Road. Standish. The cost is $65, or $55 for recertification. A class may also be scheduled on a different day if there is enough interest. Call 893-6615 or contact [email protected] to register or for more information.