Monthly mixer, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., networking for creative professionals at PelotonLabs, 795 Congress St,, Portland. For more information and to register, go to


Establishing a workplace safety committee, 7:30 to 9 a.m., breakfast session presented by WorkMed, a department of St. Mary’s Health System at Potvin Conference Room, 99 Campus Ave., Lewiston. To register, contact Kym Grant at 753-3080 or at [email protected]

“Writing a Business Plan: Why you need one and when to revise it,” 2 to 5 p.m. at SCORE Offices, 100 Middle St., Second Floor, East Tower, Portland. The cost is $35 with online registration. For more information and reservations, visit or call 772-1147 weekday mornings.

“Maine on the Front Lines in the Fight Against ObamaCare,” 6 to 7:30 p.m., presented by Maine Heritage Policy Center with Michael Cannon, director of Health Policy Studies, CATO Institute. Reception and briefing held at the Cumberland Club, 116 High St., Portland. Tickets are $30 and include hors d’oeuvres. Space is limited. Please respond to Amanda Clark at [email protected] or by calling 321-2550.

DEPA Business After Hours, 5:30 to 7 p.m., DownEast Pride Alliance networking event at STYXX, 3 Spring St., Portland. Visit for details.


Business After Hours, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce event at People’s United Bank, 335 Main St., Waterville. There will be a cash bar and extra parking is available in Tim Horton’s back parking lot.


Chamber/Anthem Health Insurance workshop, 8 to 9 a.m., learn about the Chamber Blue Options 2012 program for businesses. The workshop is free and open to all Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce members as well as non-member businesses. It will be held at Crooked River Adult Education, 1437 Poland Spring Road, Casco. To register, call the chamber office at 647-3472, or e-mail: [email protected]


The North American Waste-to-Energy conference is being held in Maine for the first time. The event is at Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland, and the keynote speaker is ecomaine general manager Kevin Roche.

Coming Up

First-Time Homebuyer Seminar, April 2, 4, 9 and 11, at Gardiner High School. The course is accredited by Fannie Mae and Maine State Housing Authority. The non-refundable fee is $30 per person or $50 per couple. Pre-registration is required by March 27 and space is limited. Call Coastal Enterprises, Inc. at 882-7552, Ext. 177, or go to for details and to register.

Central Maine Community College in Auburn is offering several upcoming programs for business professionals that cover a variety of topics, including leadership and team-building. Courses range from a few hours to several weeks. Contact the Corporate and Community Services Department at 755-5280 or (800) 891-2002, Opt. 7, email [email protected] or visit