Showcase Maine, 4:30 p.m., Finance Authority of Maine’s 30th anniversary celebration, annual meeting and awards event with reception and showcase of exhibits. The keynote speaker is Richard Hackett, Esq. Held at Portland’s Holiday Inn by the Bay. Portland. To learn more, visit www.famemaine.com.


“Quality of Place,” 7 to 9 a.m., Maine Real Estate and Development Association breakfast seminar at Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, 280 Water St., Gardiner. The fee is $35 for members and $45 for nonmembers. Visit www. mereda.org/ for more information and registration.

“Gorham Career Advantage: Bringing Together Local Entrepreneurs, Business Executives and Students,” 7:30 to 9 a.m., Gorham Business Exchange meeting at Moody’s Collision Centers, 200 Narragansett St., Gorham. For details or to register, go to www.gorhambusiness.org.


“Leadership From the Inside Out,” 7:15 to 9 a.m., part of the Business Breakfast Series, with Stephen Pecukonis, executive director of Augusta Downtown Alliance. Held at Spann Student Commons, Thomas College, 180 W. River Road, Waterville. The cost is $17 at the door for Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce members and $20 for others. Breakfast is included.

CPA workshop, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., for certified public accountants and financial professionals. Held at Harold Alfond Hall, Saint Joseph’s College, Standish. Check-in and a continental breakfast are held from 7 to 8 a.m. Registration is $149 and includes refreshment breaks and lunch. To register or for more information, visit sjcme.edu/cpa or call 893-7825.

Slow Money Maine, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., fourth annual program about sustainable local foods with presentations, tours of food production facilities and networking. Guest speaker is Oran Hesterman from Michigan. Held at the Hutchinson Center in Belfast. To learn more and to register, visit www.slowmoneymaine.org.

“Enrolling in the Health Insurance Marketplace,” 5 to 7 p.m., workshop designed to help lobstermen and their families understand the requirements of the Affordable Care Act, hosted by the Maine Lobstermen’s Association and held at Scarborough City Hall.


“We Can Make a Difference,” 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., with Jan Anderson Kearse of The Institute for Civic Leadership. Sponsored by Association for Consulting Expertise and held at Portland Country Club, Falmouth. Includes breakfast and round-table discussion: “Did You Know?” The cost is $22 for members and $28 for nonmembers. Register at www.consultexpertise.com or call (800) 464-5043.

Also this week

Hiring Maine’s Heroes, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, job and resource fair at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 2 Columbus Drive, Brunswick.

Hiring Our Heroes, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday job fair at Fireside Inn and Suites, 81 Riverside Drive, Portland. Job fairs are open to all jobseekers. Visit www.mainecareercenter.com for more information on these events and other services.

“Laws Governing Workplace Rights,” classes for small-business owners or those who handle human resources and payroll functions are taught by staff of the Wage and Hour Division of the Bureau of Labor Standards. Sessions are Wednesday at the Rockland CareerCenter and Thursday at the Windham Town Office. Courses are free but registration is required due to limited seating. For more information or to register, call the Maine Department of Labor at 623-7900.

SCORE workshops: “Marketing for Your Business: Analyze competition, Develop a Winning Marketing Strategy,” 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday; “Beyond Your Logo: Developing Your Brand,” 10 a.m. to noon, and “Get Found First With Local SEO: Drive More Traffic to Your Website,” 1 to 2:30 p.m., both on Thursday.

All are held at SCORE Offices, 100 Middle St., Portland. The cost is $35 for each program. For details or to register, go to www.scoremaine.com or call 772-1147 weekday mornings.

Coming up

Innovation Engineering Workshops provide a sampling of the basics on creating, communicating and commercializing unique ideas. The sessions are taught by James Beaupre, instructor at the University of Maine. Scholarships are available through Blackstone Accelerates Growth. For more information on the workshops or to register, call 581-1454. The schedule is:

5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday and Nov. 21, Foster Center for Student Innovation, University of Maine, Orono;

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 20, at Auburn Public Library;

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 22, at Hilton Garden Inn, Portland.

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