“Starting Your Own Business: Learn from those ‘who’ve been there, done that,’ “ 6 to 9 p.m. at SCORE Offices, 100 Middle St., Portland. The fee is $35 with online reservations. Visit or call 772-1147 weekday mornings for more information or to register.

Coming up

“The Challenges and Opportunities of Health Care in the Midcoast,” 7:45 to 9 a.m. July 17, featuring Wade Johnson, CEO at Pen Bay Healthcare. The program will be held at Samoset Resort, Rockport, and the cost is $18 for members of Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce and $25 for non-members. A gourmet breakfast is included. Space is limited. For reservations, contact Dan Bookham at [email protected]


“Health Care’s Future: Realizing the Promise,” fifth annual health care symposium will be held July 23-27 at Saint Joseph’s College, 278 Whites Bridge Road, Standish. Keynote speaker is Sister Carol Keehan, CEO of the Catholic Health Association. For more information, call 800-752-4723 or 207-893-7841 or visit: