“Starting Your Own Business: All the guidelines you’ll need,” 6 to 9 p.m. at 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.


Eggs and Issues, starting at 7 a.m., with Gov. Paul LePage at Holiday Inn by the Bay, Spring Street, Portland. The cost is $17 for chamber members and $27 for nonmembers. If space is available, registrations will be taken at the door. For more information and to register, visit www.portlandregion.com or call 772-2811, ext. 233.

“Pitchfest,” 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., featuring three-minute promotional presentations by company representatives with feedback from experts; Lunch and Learn workshop offered by Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development at the University of Southern Maine, 133 Wishcamper Center, 34 Bedford St,, Portland. The fee is $20 and is free for students. To register, contact Laurie Johnson at [email protected] or call 774-8111.

Open House, 3 to 5 p.m., at the new Job Connection center. During the week there will be several workshops and a Virtual Career Fair held in conjunction with Goodwill Industries Week. The open house will be at Goodwill, 1035 Lisbon St., Lewiston. Workshops are free to the public and will be presented by Goodwill employees. For the full workshop list and registration information, visit www.goodwillnne.org.

Junior Achievement of Maine Business Hall of Fame, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Portland Marriott at Sable Oaks, South Portland. Being honored are Rich Peterson, president of Maine Medical Center, Danielle Ripich, Ph.D., president of the University of New England and Horace A. Hildreth Jr., chairman emeritus of Diversified Communications. For tickets or more information, visit www.jamaine.org or contact Michelle Anderson at 347-4333.

“Customer Data Security: What You Need to Know Before and After a Breach,” 6 to 8 p.m., panel discussion presented by (ISC)2 Maine Chapter at Sage Data Security, 2275 Congress St., Portland. Free and open to the public. Register at http://bit.ly/10xdYG4.


Brunswick Downtown Association, 7:30 to 9 a.m., speaker series program with Carolann Ouellette, director of the Maine Office of Tourism. Held at Brunswick Golf Club, 165 River Road. The cost is $20 or $15 per person for parties of four or more. Visit www.brunswickdowntown.org or call 729-4439 for details and registration.

“Managing by the Numbers: How to Keep Score,” 2 to 5 p.m. at 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.

Sustainable Investing: Understanding the benefits as a business and consumer, 5 to 7 p.m., presented by Maine Businesses for Sustainability at Maine Audubon Center, 20 Gilsland Farm Road, Falmouth. For more information and registration, visit http://www.wearembs.org.

Portland Society of Architects, 6 to 8:30 p.m., Spring Social at Crema Coffee Co., 9 Commercial St., Portland.

Thursday and Friday

Greater Androscoggin Landlords and Investors Conference, 5:30 p.m. Thursday with reception, entertainment and keynote talk by Diane Russell, state representative. On Friday there will be several workshops during the day. The trade show is open to the public all day Friday. The event is being held at the Ramada Inn and Conference Center, 490 Pleasant St., Lewiston. Contact Linda Snyder at 740 2247 for more information.

Coming up

Excellence in Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (EGRC) Conference, 11th annual conference, May 14 to May 16 at Portland Regency Hotel. There will be 21 sessions, which fulfill varied requirements for continuing or professional education credit. Fees range from $400 to $900 with some discounts available. For details or to register, visit www.egrc2013.org.

“Time, Talent and Meeting Management,” 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 13, workshop for nonprofits at University of Maine Hutchinson Center in Belfast. Register by contacting Nancy Boyington at 338-8002 (toll free 800-753-9044) or [email protected] The cost for a one-day workshop is $150. A two-day grant writing workshop is $255. Fees include a continental breakfast, lunch and all materials.


CareerCenters, part of the Maine Department of Labor, provide a variety of free services and workshops to help with job searches or upgrade skills. Each of the 12 centers provide computer workstations and offer several programs throughout the month. Call 753-9005 (TTY users call Maine Relay 711) or go to www.mainecareercenter.com.

Central Maine Community College offers several business-related courses, workshops and training. Contact Corporate and Community Services at 755-5280 or 800-891-2002, opt. 7, or visit www.cmcc.edu/training for details. 

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