“Working Together to Build One Dynamic Place” 7:30 to 9 a.m., launch of the new branding initiative with the cities of Biddeford and Saco, the chamber, Economic Development Corp., Heart of Biddeford and Saco Spirit. Held at Ramada, Saco. The cost is $12 per person.

“Empowering Girls Through Education: A Story From Tanzania,” noon to 1 p.m., with Nano Chatfield. Part of World Affairs Council of Maine’s Global Connections Lunchtime Series at CIEE, 300 Fore St. second floor, Portland. Bring a lunch. Free with donations appreciated. For more information, visit www.wacmaine.org or call 221-4386.

“Start Early to Take Charge of Your Financial Future,” 3 to 4 p.m., free webinar offering tips and tools to help college seniors and young workers learn to budget, manage debt from student loans and credit cards and create savings. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration and the U.S. Department of Education’s Federal Student Aid office and the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards are presenting the program. Members of the public can register at http://s.dol.gov/ZJ.

DownEast Pride Alliance, Business After Hours networking 5:30 to 7 p.m., at Buffalo Wild Wings, 85 Western Ave., South Portland.

“Funding Sources for Your Business: Exploring All the Financing Potential,” 6 to 9 p.m., SCORE Offices, 100 Middle St., Portland. The cost is $35 with online reservation. For details or to register, visit www.scoremaine.com or call 772-1147 weekday mornings.


“Getting Found First With Local SEO: Propel to the Top of the Search Engines,” 2 to 4:30 p.m., SCORE Offices, 100 Middle St., Portland. The cost is $35 with online reservation. For details or to register, visit www.scoremaine.com or call 772-1147 weekday mornings.

“What’s in It for You: Increasing Business by Leveraging Federal, State and Local Resources,” 3 to 5 p.m., workshop highlighting available help for startup or existing businesses. Held at Hampton Inn, 425 Kennedy Memorial Drive, Waterville. Free and open to the public. For more information and to RSVP (required), email [email protected] or call 873-3315.

“Beyond Startup: Moving Your Business Forward,” 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays in May with a follow-up session on July 3. Held at Women, Work and Community, 175 Main St., South Portland. For details and to register, call 799-5025


Business Breakfast Series, 7:15 to 9 a.m., “Getting the Attention of the Media in the Digital Age” with Nancy Marshall. Held at Thomas College, Spann Commons Oak Room, 180 W. River Road, Waterville. The cost is $17 for Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce members and $20 for general admission. A breakfast buffet is included. Register at http://business.midmainechamber.com/Events.

Maine Association of Retirees, starting at 8 a.m., regional meeting with speakers Katlyn Blackstone, of Southern Maine Agency on Aging and Cindy Tack from MMC Physician Hospital Organization. Held at North Deering Congregational Church, 1364 Washington Ave., Portland. Call 582-1960 for details.

“Family Councils and Boards: First Steps,” 1 to 5 p.m. followed by networking. Program features case examples for creating effective business and family governance structures. Held at Cumberland Club, Portland. The cost is $75 for members and $125 for others. Registration by April 29 is $50/$100. Register at www.fambusiness.org or call 798-2667.


Wedding Planner Training, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., offered by Diane York Weddings and Events at PATHS, 196 Allen Ave., Portland. Space is limited and preregistration is required. Call Portland Adult Education at 775-0432 or Diane at 773-7170.

Coming Up

First-Time Homebuyer Seminars are being offered in Gardiner and South Portland starting in mid-May. Pre-registration is required by May 6 and the nonrefundable fee is $30 per person or $50 per couple or co-buyer. To register and for more information, contact Coastal Enterprises Inc. at www.ceimaine.org or call 882-5177.