“The Business of Design: Practical Tips and Inspiration,” 12:30 to 5 p.m., presented by AIGA Maine at University of Southern Maine, Hannaford Hall, 88 Bedford St., Portland. The cost is $45 for members and $65 for nonmembers. Student members attend for free and the fee is $25 for student nonmembers. Go to for details or registration.

Monday and Tuesday

Encore Leadership Corps Summit, featuring Dan Burden, a nationally recognized expert on strategies for creating pedestrian- and bicycle- friendly communities. Point Lookout Resort, Northport. For more information, visit


Interviews and resume reviews are being offered during business hours to both unemployed veterans and civilians in recognition of Military Appreciation Month. The open house will be held at Bonney Staffing Center locations in Augusta, Bangor, Biddeford, Lewiston, Portland, Topsham, Windham and Portsmouth, N.H.

“Defining Your Competitive Differentiators,” 8 to 10 a.m., Webinar with Wendy Nemitz from Ingenuity Marketing. Presented by Society for Marketing Professional Services and held at Terracon, 4 Thomas Drive, Unit 3, Westbrook. The program is free for members and $10 for nonmembers. Register at

“Writing a Business Plan: The Why and How of a Basic Business Need,” 6 to 9 p.m. at SCORE Offices, 100 Middle St., Portland. The cost is $35 with online registration. Visit or call 772-1147, weekday mornings for more information.


Business After Hours, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Kennebunk-Kennebunkport Chamber of Commerce meeting at Carlisle Academy for Integrative Equine Therapy and Sports & Equest Foundation, 65 Drown Lane, Lyman. Visit for more information.


“Fraud in the 21st Century: The Old and the New,” 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., workshop for certified public accountants and financial professionals. Saint Joseph’s College, Harold Alfond Hall, Standish. To register, visit or call (800) 752-4723 for more information. The fee is $279 and includes refreshment breaks and lunch.

“Better by Design: Innovation for Global Markets,” 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., annual Maine International Trade Day conference at Samoset Resort, Rockport. The fee is $75 for members and $95 for nonmembers. Visit for details.

“Doing Business With the Federal Government,” 10 a.m. to noon, free workshop for small businesses interested in becoming a contractor with the federal government. Presented by Eastern Maine Development Corp. and held at GPCOG, fourth floor of the AAA Building, 68 Marginal Way, Portland. To register, contact Karen Patterson at 942-6389 or [email protected] Advance registration is required.

“ObamaCare: Maine’s Stake In the Fight,” noon to 1:30 p.m., presented by Maine Heritage Policy Center with Joel Allumbaugh, director of the Center for Health Reform Initiatives. Held at DiMillo’s on the Water, 25 Long Wharf, Portland. The cost is $17 for members and $22 for nonmembers. To register, go to

“Ethics for Insurance Agents and Adjusters,” free continuing education class with Howard Candage. Offered by Southern Maine Claims Association at the Italian Heritage Center, 40 Westland Ave., Portland. For more information, contact Dawn Post at 729-3321 or [email protected]

Coming Up

Several Homebuyer Education courses are being offered in June in South Portland and Wiscasset. For details, call Coastal Enterprises, Inc. at 882-7552, Ext. 177, or go to