“Introduction to Business Websites,” 9 a.m. to noon, Lincoln County Regional Planning Commission conference room, 35 Water St., Wiscasset. Workshop presented by the commission and the Women’s Business Center. 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., 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, Texas Instruments (formerly National Semiconductor), South Portland. DEP Commissioner Patricia Aho is the keynote speaker. There will be two panel discussions about recent changes to Maine environmental laws that affect businesses. The event is free. Continental breakfast will be provided, and tours of Texas Instruments will be available. Space is limited. Register with Amy Downing at [email protected]

“What’s New/What’s It Do?” 9 a.m. to noon, VTEC, 1685 Congress St., Portland. Educational meeting for end users of telecoms and IT products and services. The meeting 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., University of Southern Maine, Wishcamper Center, Room 133, Portland. Lunch and learn program presented by Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development with Rich Brooks from Flyte New Media. 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., One Longfellow Square, Congress and State streets, Portland. Presented by Dress for Success Southern Maine with guest Jane Hight McMurry, author and speaker. Tickets are $15, including appetizers. Purchase tickets online at or call 780-1686.

Women of Distinction Dinner and Auction, Portland Marriott at Sable Oaks, South Portland. Honoring Pamela Hurley-Moser, president and CEO, Hurley Travel Experts Inc. Kim Block will be master of ceremonies. Advance bids on auction items may be made at For tickets or more information, email 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., Clarion Hotel, 1230 Congress St., Portland. MEREDA breakfast seminar and overview of the Long Creek stormwater regulations. Register at

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


Mini Job Fair, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Seacoast Career School, 1 Eagle Drive, South Sanford. Presented by Sanford Springvale Chamber with several exhibitors.


CPR for professional rescuers and health care providers, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 17, Saint 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 email [email protected] to register or for more information.