Veterans Job Fair, 9 a.m. to noon, Oxford Casino and several other employers will be recruiting for open positions. Attendees should bring a resume, dress for an interview and be prepared to discuss skills and abilities with employers. The general public is also welcome. Interpreters are available upon request. Held at the CareerCenter, 5 Mollison Way, Lewiston. Call 753-9005 (TTY users call Maine Relay 711) or go to www.mainecareercenter.com for additional information.

“Starting Your Own Business: Covering all the Basics,” 2 to 5 p.m. at SCORE offices, 100 Middle St., Portland. The cost is $35 with online registration. For details or to register, go to www.scoremaine.com or call 772-1147 weekday mornings.


More Options for Maine’s Students: Solutions that Provide the Best Education for Our Children,” Maine Heritage Policy Center presentation with Amanda Clark. The programs are held from noon to 1:30 p.m. at each location:

Wednesday at Schooners Seafood and Steakhouse, 5 South Main St., Brewer.

Thursday at DiMillo’s On the Water, 25 Long Wharf, Portland.

Jan. 31 at Hilton Garden Inn, 14 Great Falls Plaza, Auburn.

The cost is $20 for members and $25 for non-members. For more information or reservations, go to www.mainepolicy.org or call 321-2550.

“3D Scanning and Prototyping,” 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development lunch and learn program with Greg Cavanaugh from Campus Ventures. Held at University of Southern Maine, Wishcamper Center, 34 Bedford St., Portland. Contact Laurie Johnson at 774-8111 for details or to register.

Developing Sales Materials for Trade Shows, 6 to 9 p.m., first in a three-part trade show series being offered by the Maine Small Business Development Center, and held at USM, Wishcamper Center, 34 Bedford St., Portland. For information or registration, go to www.mainesbdc.org.


The Friendly Shark Tank: Financial Resources for Businesses and Entrepreneurs, 7:15 to 9:30 a.m., E2Tech presentation at Lee Auditorium, Wishcamper Center, USM, Portland. A special members meeting to elect board of directors members will begin just before the presentation. For more information or to register, go to e2tech.org.

“The Politics of Meetings for People Who Hate Politics,” 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., presented by the Maine Chapter of the Project Management Institute with speaker Rick Brenner, president of Chaco Canyon Consulting, and held at Portland Country Club, 11 Foreside Road, Falmouth. For details, registration and directions, visit www.pmimaine.org/Public01/showMeetings.php. Non-members welcome.


“Before You Speak: Saving the World from Tedium, One Speaker at a Time!” 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., presented by the Association for Consulting Expertise with comedy writer/director Tim Ferrell. Held at Portland Country Club, Falmouth. A roundtable discussion on “The Impact of Conflict on Employee Morale, Productivity and Profit” will also take place. The cost is $22 for members and $28 for non-members, with breakfast included. Register by visiting www.consultexpertise.com, calling (800) 464-5043, or e-mailing [email protected]


Maine Landscape and Nursery Association’s annual meeting and trade show, 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., Jan. 23, at the Augusta Civic Center. Keynote speaker is Allan Armitage, author and professor of horticulture at the University of Georgia. General admission is $20 at the door. For $75, the public can attend a variety of events with lunch and awards program included, on a space-available basis. The fee for MELNA members is $45. More information is available at www.melna.org.

Funding workshops sponsored by Maine Technology Institute and local community banks are designed to identify, fund and grow local technology and innovation-based businesses. The workshop schedule is:

9 a.m. Jan. 23 in conjunction with Camden National Bank at Abromson Center, University of Southern Maine, Portland.

10 a.m. Jan. 24 at The First, 132 Park St., Rockland.

10 a.m. Jan. 29 at Machias Savings Bank, 581 Wilson St., Brewer.

To learn more, visit www.mainetechnology.org or contact Catherine Marin at 203-2071 to register.

Winter/spring workshops, including self-employment and career and business planning, are being offered at no charge by Women, Work, and Community. Pre-registration is required. Contact Bath/Brunswick Center for Women, Work and Community, 9 Park St., Bath or call 386-1664 for a schedule.