“2013 Year-in-Review: Valuable Lessons & Best Practices,” 2 p.m., free Webinar hosted by SBA and Agility Recovery, which looks at how small- and large-scale disasters in 2013 caused business interruptions. Space is limited. Register at www1.gotomeeting.com/register/711599609 or for more information, visit www.sba.gov/disaster.

“Starting Your Own Business: Covering All the Essentials,” 6 to 9 p.m., at SCORE Offices, 100 Middle St., Portland. The cost is $35 with online registration. For more information or to register, visit www.scoremaine.com or call 772-1147 weekday mornings.


“Not Just Contracts: The SBA’s 8(a) Business Development Program,” 2 p.m., first of a free two-part Webinar series offered by the Small Business Administration. The second part will be held at 2 p.m. on Jan. 22. To register, go to http://bit.ly/1aI6SEY. Both Webinars will also be archived on SBA’s YouTube page.

“Managing by the Numbers: What the Financials Tell You,” 6 to 9 p.m. at SCORE Offices, 100 Middle St., Portland. The cost is $35 with online registration. For more information or to register, visit www.scoremaine.com or call 772-1147 weekday mornings.



“Maine’s Offshore Wind Project Update,” 7:15 to 10 a.m., at University of Southern Maine, Wishcamper Center, 34 Bedford St., Portland. A videoconference option is available at the Woodard & Curran office, One Merchants Plaza, Bangor. Environmental & Energy Technology Council of Maine is presenting the program and the cost is $10 for the videoconference and $15 for members, $30 for nonmembers and free for student E2Tech members at the Portland site. Visit e2tech.org for details and registration. Preregister by Tuesday for the videoconference.

“Conflict: Foe and Friend,” 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., presented by the Maine Chapter of the Project Management Institute with consultant Jim Milliken. Held at University of Southern Maine, Abromson Center, Portland. Nonmembers are welcome. For details and registration, go to http://bit.ly/19iQy2y.


“Intellectual Property, Technology Law and Business Law,” 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., with Tony Perkins of Bernstein Shur. Sponsored by the Association for Consulting Expertise and held at Woodlands Club, Falmouth. Includes breakfast and round-table discussion, “Listening for Power, Influence, Confidence and Effect.” The cost is $22 for members and $28 for nonmembers. Register at www.consultexpertise.com or call (800) 464-5043.



The Maine Department of Labor has set up several new media outlets, including social media accounts, to help jobseekers and employers find information about training, job fairs, tax credits, workshops and classes, support groups for unemployed professionals, for veterans and for people with disabilities. Links to all of the state’s social media accounts are available at http://www.maine.gov/portal/social/ or visit www.mainecareercenter.com for more information.

Worksite Wellness Mini-grants are available through Partners for Healthier Communities at Goodall Hospital. The grants are designed to assist local workplaces in creating wellness teams, activities and programs to support employee health and wellness. Applicants must be a work site within the PHC service area of Sanford, Springvale, Shapleigh, Alfred, Acton, Lyman, Waterboro, Limington, Limerick, Newfield, Cornish and Parsonsfield. To request an application, call Connie Roux at 608-8368. Applications are due by Jan. 24 and grants will be announced by Jan. 31 for the Feb. 1 to June 30 period.

Items for Datebook must be submitted in writing before noon Tuesday to be considered for publication the following Sunday and Tuesday. Mail to: Business Editor, Maine Sunday Telegram, P.O. Box 1460, Portland, ME 04104; or email to:


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