Portland Society of Architects, annual meeting at Portland Public Library, Lewis Gallery and Rines Auditorium, Monument Square, Portland. Cocktails at 5:30 p.m.; business meeting starts at 7 p.m. for members, followed by a presentation, “Good Design Is Good for Business,” with Michele Reeves. For more information and registration go to www.portlandarchitects.org.

E2Tech Winter Networking, 6 to 8 p.m., at Allagash Brewing Co., 50 Industrial Way, Portland. Advance registration is required. Go to www.e2tech.org to sign up or for details.


“Cashing in on the New Regulations: Real Estate Tax Planning,” 7 to 9 a.m., Maine Real Estate and Development Association breakfast seminar at Hollywood Casino Hotel, 500 Main St., Bangor. Fee is $35 for members and $45 for non-members. Visit www.mereda.org for more information and registration.

Marketing Automation, 8 to 10 a.m., seminar on using technology to help streamline, automate and measure marketing tasks. Presented by SMPS Northern New England with guest speaker Stephanie Hedlund from Diversified Communications. Held at SMRT Inc., 144 Fore St., Portland. The cost is $15 for members and $30 for non-members. For details and registration, go to www.smpsmaine.org/smps/events/


Job Fair, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., annual job fair with more than 50 area employers. University of Southern Maine, Sullivan Gym, Portland campus. Free and open to students, alumni and the public. For more information, visit www.usm.maine.edu/careers/job-fair.

“Personal Branding from the Inside Out and the Outside In,” 11:30 a.m., with Nancy Marshall and Julie Cunningham at the Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce Women’s Network. The fee is $20 for chamber members and $30 for non-members. The public is welcome. For details and to pre-register, contact the Kennebec Valley Chamber at 623-4559 or info@augustamaine.com.


“Computer and Information Security: Protecting Small Business,” 7:15 to 9 a.m., part of the Business Breakfast Series with professor Frank Appunn. Held at Spann Student Commons, Thomas College, 180 W. River Road, Waterville. Cost is $17 at the door for Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce members and $20 for others. Breakfast is included.

Society of Professional Journalists, noon, business meeting at Sonny’s Restaurant, 83 Exchange St., Portland, or dinner session at 6 p.m. at the Senator Inn in Augusta. New members are welcome.

“Sea State – Our Waterfront: How the Past Informs the Future,” 7 p.m., with Phineas Sprague, owner of Portland Yacht Services. This is the first in a free monthly series covering the Portland waterfront. Held at Gulf of Maine Research Institute, 350 Commercial St., Portland. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Seating is limited and reservations are requested. Visit www.gmri.org/seastate or call Christina at 228-1622.


The Cumberland County Civic Center Renovation Project, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., presented by the Maine Chapter of the Project Management Institute with Jon DiCentes, manager of projects for Cianbro. The meeting will be held at University of Southern Maine, room 423, Glickman Library, Portland. Details and registration are at: www.pmimaine.org. Non-members are welcome.

Saturday and Feb. 16

Maine Home, Remodeling and Garden Show, with seminars, displays, chefs cooking school, Artisan Marketplace and more. Held at Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 16. Admission is $8 for adults; $6 for ages 65 and older; $5 for ages 6 to 16; children under 6 are admitted free.

This week

SCORE workshops: “Starting Your Own Business: Explore the Full Process,” 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, and “Trademarks for your Business: What You Need to Know,” 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Held at SCORE Offices, 100 Middle St., Portland. The cost is $35 each with online registration. For details or to register, visit www.scoremaine.com or call 772-1147 weekday mornings.

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