“Unlocking Innovation and Preparing for the Next Economic Wave,” 7:30 to 9 a.m., presented by Maine Businesses for Sustainability and Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce with guest speaker Jay Friedlander. Held at Atlantic Oceanside Conference Center, 119 Eden St., Bar Harbor. Tickets are $15 for chamber members and $30 for others. Register at http://unlockinnovation-eorg.eventbrite.com/

Home Construction, 6 p.m., free seminar covering site selection to financing. Held at Saco and Biddeford Savings Operations Center, 50 Industrial Park Road in Saco. Space is limited and reservations are requested. Contact Michelle Prejean at 602-7363 or via email at [email protected] for details and registration.

“Writing a Business Plan: The ‘How-to’ and Why,” 6 to 9 p.m. at SCORE Offices, 100 Middle St., Portland. The cost is $35 with online registration. For details and to register, visit www.scoremaine.com or call 772-1147 weekday mornings.


“Business After Hours” event, hosted by Silver Street Dentistry P.A. and Eye Center of Central Maine, 5:30 to 7 p.m., 40 Airport Road, Waterville, featuring a “live” LASIK surgery!


“Climate Change Adaptation: The Maine Response to Planning, Economic, & Engineering Challenges,” 7:15 to 9:30 a.m., at University of Southern Maine, Wishcamper Center, 34 Bedford St., Portland. For details and registration, go to http://e2tech.org.

Global Insights After Hours, 5:30 p.m., “Challenges to Women’s Empowerment in the Arab Awakening” with Dr. Haleh Esfandiari. Presented by World Affairs Council of Maine at USM, Wishcamper Center, Portland. The fee is $10 or $15. For more information and to register, visit www.wacmaine.org or call 221-4386.

Portland SCORE workshop, “Basics of Buying or Selling a Business: Issues You Need to Know,” 6 to 9 p.m., SCORE Offices, 100 Middle St., Portland. Cost is $35 with online registration. For more details, call 772-1147 or go to www.scoremaine.com.



Maine Media Women, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., annual meeting at Maple Hill Farm B&B and Conference Center in Hallowell. Guest speakers are Kathleen Shannon, journalist with WCSH-TV, and artist and writer Anne Valley. The meeting is open to the public and a buffet lunch is included. The cost is $50, or $25 for the keynote speaker only. For more information, contact Genie Dailey at 549-5518 or [email protected]


Coming Up

Owning and Managing Residential Properties, 6 to 8:30 p.m. May 2, at St. Mary’s Hospital, 99 Campus Ave., Lewiston, Preregistration is required by Thursday and the nonrefundable fee is $35. To register and for more information, go to www.ceimaine.org/workshops or call 882-5177.

Business Breakfast Series “Getting the Attention of the Media in the Digital Age” with speaker Nancy Marshall, 7:15 to 9 a.m. May 2 at Mid-Maine Chamber & KVCOG

“What’s in It for You: Increasing Business by Leveraging Federal, State and Local Resources,” 3 to 5 p.m. May 1, Hampton Inn, 425 Kennedy Memorial Drive, Waterville. This event is free and open to the public. Advance registration is required by calling 873-3315, or emailing [email protected]