“Growing by Streetcar: Why Are Streetcars Coming to 22 Cities in the Next 2 Years?” 7:30 to 9 a.m., Maine Real Estate & Development Association Breakfast program at Clarion Hotel, 1230 Congress St., Portland.

“Starting Your Own Business: Learn From Folks Who’ve ‘Been There, Done That,’ “ 6 to 9 p.m., SCORE Offices, 100 Middle St., Portland. Cost is $35 with online registration. For more information or reservations, go to or call 772-1147, weekday mornings.

New England Contact Center Conference, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass. Sponsored by the New England Contact Center Forum. Registration is $125 at Discounted rates are available for groups of five or more and the contact for groups is [email protected]


“Effective Email Marketing for Small Business,” noon to 2:30 p.m., Lunch and Learn program with Emily Brackett from Visible Logic. Held at University of Southern Maine, Wishcamper Center, Portland. Cost is $15, free for USM students with an ID and current MCED Onsite or Affiliate Client Cos. To register, contact [email protected]

PROPEL’s fourth annual entreverge awards celebration, 5:30 p.m., at Grace restaurant in Portland. Five winners will be announced from more than 60 nominations. Tickets cost $10 for PROPEL and chamber members and $15 for nonmembers. Visit for more information. To register, visit


“Networking Locally, Connecting Socially – Get Connected,” 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 17th annual Androscoggin Business-to-Business Trade Show with nearly 200 exhibitors. Held at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston. Event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit or call 784-0161.

DownEast Pride Alliance, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., networking event at Rivalries Sports Bar, 10 Cotton St., Portland. Visit for details.

FamBiz After Hours, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Old Port Specialty Tile Co., 59 Middle St., Portland. Register at

Midcoast Magnet REAL networking event, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at The Wadsworth Building, Main Street, Rockland. Contact: [email protected] or 236-6545.

Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce June Business Breakfast, set for today, has been postponed until the fall. Date and time to be announced.


Business Round Table discussion for business owners, 8 to 9:30 a.m. Free. Score offices, 100 Middle St., Portland. To learn more and register, go to or call 772-1147 weekday mornings.

Association for Consulting Expertise, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., annual meeting and expanded networking at Portland Country Club, Falmouth. Event includes breakfast followed by round-table consultant discussion. Nonmembers and guests are welcome and the cost is $22 for members and $28 for nonmembers. Registration is required in advance by visiting For information, call 839-6535 or email [email protected]


Veterans Retraining Assistance Program begins July 1 for Maine unemployed veterans ages 35 to 60. Up to 12 months of job training is available through the new VRAP program. Veterans may go to a Maine Department of Labor CareerCenter, call 623-7981, TTY (800) 794-1110 or visit for more information.

Work Opportunities for Social Security disability beneficiaries are being offered by Maine CareerCenters at several public forums. Pre-registration is encouraged and there is no charge to attend. Locations and dates are:

10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Machias CareerCenter; contact Don Rice at (800) 543-0303.

10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Augusta CareerCenter; contact Tracy Hotham at (800) 760-1573.

1-2:30 p.m. today at Bangor CareerCenter; contact Mike Johnson at (888) 828-0568.