“Increasing Your Credibility in the Workplace: Challenges and Opportunities in Closing the Credibility Gap,” 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., presented by the Women in Family Business Affinity Group and held at Preti Flaherty, penthouse floor, One City Center, Portland. Cost is $25 for members and $45 for nonmembers. Register at or call 798-2667.

Winter Social, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., hosted by the Northern New England Chapter of the Society for Marketing Professional Services, at Salt Institute, 561 Congress St., Portland. Free food, beer and wine will be available. Cost is $45 for SMPS members and $60 for nonmembers. Register at

Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce, starting at 5 p.m., annual awards dinner with Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King and Rep. Mike Michaud each scheduled to speak. Held at Cross Insurance Center, Bangor. Tickets are $75. Call 947-0307 for reservations.


Brunswick Downtown Association, 7:30 to 9 a.m., annual meeting, 10th-anniversary celebration and awards presentations. Held at the Inn at Brunswick Station, 4 Noble St., Brunswick. The public is invited to attend. For details and registration, go to or call 729-4439.


Maine Real Estate and Development Association, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., annual Real Estate Forecast Conference and member showcase exhibition. Held at Holiday Inn by the Bay, 88 Spring St., Portland. For more information, visit

“Rich States, Poor States,” noon to 1:30 p.m., Maine Heritage Policy Center luncheon featuring Jonathan Williams, director of the Center of State Fiscal Policy Task Force at the American Legislative Exchange Council. Held at DiMillo’s on the Water, 25 Long Wharf, Portland. Cost is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. For details or to register, go to


Super Coworking Day, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., showcase offered by Peloton Labs, 795 Congress St., Portland. Cost is $40 per person for a full day or $30 per person for a half-day with registration before Wednesday. Included are breakfast, lunch, happy hour and all available services. At the door the cost will be $50. Entry is free for anyone who signs up as a Peloton member. Online registration is available at For a schedule or more information, call 210-6595.

Also this week

Score workshops: “Writing the Narrative for Your Business Plan,” 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday; “Trademarks for Your Business: What You Need to Know,” 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday; . and “Preparing the Financials for Your Business Plan: What Lenders Will Need,” 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday. All programs are held at SCORE Offices, 100 Middle St., Portland. Cost is $35 per session with online registration. For details, go to or call 772-1147 weekday mornings.


“The Success of Excess, 1870s to 1900: A History of the Gilded Age in 100 Minutes,” Tom and Mac’s eighth-annual History Road Show presented in conjunction with the annual Camden Conference to be held in February. The road show will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Portland Public Library; 7 p.m. Friday at Rockport Opera House; and 2 p.m. Jan. 26 at the University of Maine’s Hutchinson Center, Belfast.

Coming up

First-time home-buyer course, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 4, 6, 11 and 13 at Bank of America, One City Center, Portland. Registration deadline is Jan. 28. Advance registration is required and there is a $30/person or $50/couple (or co-buyer) nonrefundable fee. Call 882-5177 or go to for details.

“From Audit to Redesign: The Complete Nonprofit Website Toolkit,” 1 to 2:30 p.m., five-week Webinar series starting Jan. 28. Presented by Maine Association of Nonprofits and Idealware. Cost is $175 for MANP members and $200 for nonmembers. Details and registration are available at or by calling 871-1885.

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