Lewiston-Auburn Social Media Meetup, 5 to 7 p.m., free networking event at Pedro O’Hara’s, 134 Main St, Lewiston.


Human Resources Association of Southern Maine, 11:30 a.m., Clarion Hotel, 1230 Congress St., Portland, panel discussion presented by Maine Development Foundation-Maine Employer’s Initiative Program to highlight educational resources available to employers. The cost is $35 and includes a buffet lunch.

“Start Building Your Disaster Recovery Plan Today!” 2 to 3 p.m., free webinar followed by a question and answer session presented by Agility Recovery and the Small Business Administration. Space is limited. Register at

Midcoast Magnet, 5 to 7 p.m., socializing event at Salt Water Farm at Union Hall, 34 Central St., Rockport.


Brown Bag Lunch Tour, noon to 1 p.m., Portland Society of Architects tour of the Cumberland County Civic Center Renovation, 57 Center St., Portland. Free for members and $10 at the door for others. Space is limited to 25. To register, email [email protected] and indicate member or nonmember.

“Managing by the Numbers: Understanding All the Terms and Tools,” 1 to 4 p.m. at SCORE Offices, 100 Middle St., Portland. The cost is $35 with online reservation. For details and to register, visit or call 772-1147 weekday mornings.

“How to Build a Management Team for Scalable Technology Businesses,” 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., presented by Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development and Clean Tech Open. Held at University of Southern Maine, Wishcamper Center, room 133, Bedford Street, Portland. The program will also be held in Orono. Call 774-8111 or go to for details and registration.

Wednesday and Thursday

Getting Back to Zero, a strategy for eliminating the state income tax and encouraging economic development. Presented by Maine Heritage Policy Center and held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Jeff’s Catering, 15 Littlefield Way, Brewer. The cost is $5. The program also will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at DiMillo’s on the Water, Long Wharf, Portland. The cost is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers with lunch included. Visit or call 321-2550 for details or to register.


Summerfest, 5 to 9 p.m., Institute for Family-Owned Business event with networking, food, auction and live entertainment. Erin Ovalle from WMTW-TV is the emcee. Held at Yankee Marina, 142 Lafayette St., Yarmouth. The cost is $35 per person with registration at or call 798-2667.


“Leveraging Maine’s Capability for Innovation and Creativity,” 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., with David Swardlick of Greater Good Works and Bernard Mohr of Innovation Partners. Sponsored by the Association for Consulting Expertise and held at Portland Country Club, Falmouth. Includes breakfast and round-table discussion, “Understanding Motivation Traits — Why We Do the Things We Do.” The cost is $22 for members and $28 for nonmembers. Register at or call (800) 464-5043.

Coming up

The Affordable Care Act: What’s Next for Maine?” 4 p.m. Aug. 19, with several experts offering a panel discussion on the impact and options of the ACA on individuals and businesses. The program is presented by the Muskie School of Public Service and held at the University of Southern Maine, room 133, Wishcamper Center, Portland. Registration is strongly encouraged and the program is open to the public. For more information and to register, go to or call 780-4846.

“Current Topics in Taxation and Personal Financial Planning: Bringing New Solutions to Your Clients.” 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 22, workshop for financial professionals. Held at the Viola George Auditorium, Harold Alfond Hall, Saint Joseph’s College, Standish campus. Check-in is 7 to 8 a.m. Registration is $149 and includes lunch. To register or for more information, visit or call 893-7825.

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