“Reduce Risk of Loss — Prequalify!” 2 to 4 p.m., presented by the Maine Chapter of the Construction Financial Management Association at the Martindale Country Club in Auburn. Networking and dinner meeting celebrating the chapter’s 30th anniversary will follow. Contact Holly Prellwitz at [email protected] to register for the event.


NATO and the EU in the 21st Century: Opportunities, Constraint and Challenges,” 7 to 9 a.m., part of the World Affairs Council of Maine International Breakfast Series. Held at Portland Country Club, Falmouth. The cost is $25 for members and $35 for non-members. Registration is required, either at www.wacmaine.org or call 221-4386.

E2 Tech Forum: Sustainable Buildings and Site Development Trends in Maine, 7:15 to 9:30 a.m., University of Southern Maine, Wishcamper Center, Portland. Go to e2tech.org/events for details and registration.

MEREDA annual spring conference, 1 to 5 p.m. followed by a reception until 6 p.m., Maine Real Estate and Development Association’s conference with national and local planning experts who will discuss large- scale urban issues. DoubleTree by Hilton, formerly the Wyndham Portland Airport Hotel, 363 Maine Mall Road, South Portland. For information or to register, visit www.mereda.org or call 874-0801.

“Portland’s Creative Economy Plan: Its History and Path to the Future,” 5:30 p.m., presented by the Maine chapter of the Project Management Institute at the Portland Country Club, 11 Foreside Road, Falmouth. Nonmembers are welcome from 6 to 7:30 p.m. A description, directions and information on how to register are at www.pmimaine.org.

“Winning the Cyber Crime Battle: A Layered Approach to Network Security,” 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., complimentary lunch-and-learn workshop presented by Systems Engineering. Portland Marriott at Sable Oaks, 200 Sable Oaks Drive, South Portland. For more information, visit www.syseng.com/Events or call 553-1600.


“The Three-Ring Binder Project: The Impact and Opportunities Afforded by Connecting Rural Maine Through a High-Speed Network,” 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., with Emma Lishness of Tilson Technology and sponsored by the Association for Consulting Expertise (A.C.E.). Held at Portland Country Club, Falmouth. Non-members and guests are welcome and breakfast is included. The cost is $22 for members and $28 for non-members. Registration required by visiting www.consultexpertise.com or calling 839-6535.

Maine Association of Payroll Professionals, 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., seminar covering payroll IRS audits, employee plans, overtime regulations and COBRA. Augusta Civic Center. The $80 fee includes lunch. For details and registration contact Lynne Toussaint at [email protected]

“Innovation Meets Main Street,” 12th annual Maine Downtown Conference with special guest, entrepreneur and author Doug Hall. There will also be a free reception and film showing of “The Greenest Building” on Thursday evening. University of Maine, Farmington. Register at www.mdf.org.


SCORE programs this week:

“Marketing and Sales: Strategies of Marketing Communications,” 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, $35; “Franchising: All you need to know, buying or selling,” 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, $35; Business Round Table, discussion for active business owners, 8 to 9:30 a.m. Friday. Free. All sessions are held at SCORE Offices, 100 Middle St., Portland. For details and reservations visit www.scoremaine.com or call 772-1147 weekday mornings.

CMMC is offering several upcoming business-related programs, including marketing, supervising and maximizing smartphones and tablets. Dates, times and fees vary and generally include materials. Contact Central Maine Community College Corporate and Community Services, 755-5280, or visit www.cmcc.edu/training.

“Owning and Managing Residential Rental Properties,” 6 to 8:30 p.m. May 24 at St. Mary’s Hospital, 99 Campus Ave., Lewiston. The session is presented by Coastal Enterprises Inc. (CEI), with the support of MaineHousing. Pre-registration is required by May 21 and the $35 fee includes materials. Call 882-5177 or register online at www.pmimaine.org.

Corporate Identity Theft: The Office of the Secretary of State, the U.S. Secret Service and regional business development organizations are working to inform the business community about the risks of corporate identity theft. The seminars are open to the public and are free. Each session will last about one hour.

The series schedule is:

Bangor: noon May 22 at Husson University, Dyke Center for Family Business;

Presque Isle: 7 a.m. May 23 at University of Maine Campus Center Multi-Purpose Room;

Portland: 7:30 a.m. May 31 at regional Chamber office, 443 Congress St.;

Machias: noon June 7 at Sunrise County Economic Council, 1 Stackpole Road;

Calais (via simultaneous teleconference from Machias): noon June 7 at Washington County Community College Administration Building, Room 6.

For more information, contact Jay Martin at the Office of the Secretary of State at (207) 626-8410 or by email: [email protected]