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., 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; Carlisle Academy for Integrative Equine Therapy and Sports & Equest Foundation, 65 Drown Lane, Lyman. Visit www.visitthe for more information.


“Fraud in the 21st Century: The Old and the New,” 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saint Joseph’s College, Harold Alfond Hall, Standish. Workshop for certified public accountants and financial professionals. 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., Samoset Resort, Rockport. Annual Maine International Trade Day conference. The fee is $75 for members and $95 for nonmembers. Visit for details.

“Doing Business With the Federal Government,” 10 a.m. to noon, GPCOG, fourth floor of the AAA Building, 68 Marginal Way, Portland. Free workshop for small businesses interested in becoming a contractor with the federal government. Presented by Eastern Maine Development Corp. 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., DiMillo’s, 25 Long Wharf, Portland. Presented by the Maine Heritage Policy Center with Joel Allumbaugh, director of the Center for Health Reform Initiatives. $17 for members and $22 for nonmembers. To register, go to

“Ethics for Insurance Agents and Adjusters,” 2 to 4:30 p.m., Italian Heritage Center, 40 Westland Ave., Portland. Free continuing-education class with Howard Candage. Offered by the Southern Maine Claims Association. 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, contact Coastal Enterprises Inc. at 882-7552, ext. 177 or go to