SCORE workshops

“Writing the Narrative for Your Business Plan,” 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday; “Lunch Bytes: Learn the ABCs of Keyword Research,” noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday; “Preparing the Financials for Your Business Plan” 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Programs are held at SCORE offices, 100 Middle St., Portland. The cost is $35 with online registration. The Lunch Bytes program is $10. For details or to register, visit or call 772-1147 weekday mornings.


“Major Gifts: Hors d’oeuvres, Wine and Money!” 9 a.m. to noon, offered by Maine Association of Nonprofits, with training on the pros and cons of major and planned gifts and fundraising. Held at Buker Community Center, Augusta. The cost is $50 for MANP members and $100 for nonmembers. For more information and to register, visit or call 871-1885.

Mexico Breakfast Briefing, 8 to 9:30 a.m., presented by Maine International Trade Center and featuring Daniel Hernandez, Mexico’s consul general in Boston; Sal Savatteri, a legal expert on Mexico; and representatives from the U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce and ProMexico in preparation for a state trade mission to Mexico and Colombia from Oct. 27 to Nov. 2. The registration deadline is Sept. 7. The briefing will be held at the MITC office, 511 Congress St., Portland. For more information and registration, go to

Coming up

First-time homebuyer seminars, sponsored by Coastal Enterprises Inc., will be held Sept. 7 and 14 at Money Management International, South Portland, and Sept. 10, 12, 17 and 19 at Gardiner High School. Preregistration is required and the nonrefundable fee is $30 per person or $50 per couple. The deadlines to register are Aug. 30 for the South Portland seminar and Sept. 3 for the Gardiner sessions.

Also, an Owning and Managing Residential Properties class will be held Sept. 4 at Coastal Enterprises Inc. in Portland, with a registration deadline of Aug. 29. Register at or call Coastal Enterprises Inc. at 882-5177.

Junior Achievement of Maine is seeking volunteers for this year’s programs, which are offered to students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Each year, more than 330 business professionals, parents and retirees help students learn about work readiness, financial literacy and entrepreneurship. Volunteers are shown how to use the materials and work with students. Those interested in volunteering for JA of Maine should call 347-4333 or visit

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