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


“NATO and the EU in the 21st Century: Opportunities, Constraints and Challenges,” 7 to 9 a.m., Portland Country Club, Falmouth. Part of the World Affairs Council of Maine International Breakfast Series. Cost is $25 for members and $35 for nonmembers. Registration is required, at or 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 for details and registration.

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

“Portland’s Creative Economy Plan: Its History and Path to the Future,” 5:30 p.m., Portland Country Club, 11 Foreside Road, Falmouth. Presented by the Maine chapter of the Project Management Institute. Nonmembers are welcome from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Information is at

“Winning the Cyber Crime Battle: A Layered Approach to Network Security,” 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Portland Marriott at Sable Oaks, 200 Sable Oaks Drive, South Portland. Complimentary lunch-and-learn workshop by Systems Engineering. Information at or call 553-1600.

“Innovation Meets Main Street,” 12th annual Maine Downtown Conference, University of Maine, Farmington. Free reception and film showing of “The Greenest Building,” 6:15 p.m. Question-and-answer session with filmmaker follows. Conference continues Friday. For more information, visit


“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., Portland Country Club, Falmouth. With Emma Lishness of Tilson Technology and sponsored by the Association for Consulting Expertise. Nonmembers and guests are welcome and breakfast is included. Cost is $22 for members and $28 for nonmembers. Registration required by visiting or calling 839-6535.

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

“Innovation Meets Main Street,” 12th annual Maine Downtown Conference, University of Maine, Farmington. With entrepreneur and author Doug Hall. Register at


SCORE programs this week:

• “Marketing and Sales: Strategies of Marketing Communications,” 2 to 5 p.m. today, $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 or call 772-1147 weekday mornings.

CMMC is offering several upcoming business-related programs on topics 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

“Owning and Managing Residential Rental Properties,” 6 to 8:30 p.m. May 24; St. Mary’s Hospital, 99 Campus Ave., Lewiston. Session is presented by Coastal Enterprises, Inc., 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

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, 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 626-8410 or by email: [email protected]