“Funding Sources for Your Business: Explore All Financing Potential,” 2 to 5 p.m., at SCORE Offices, 100 Middle St., Portland. Cost is $35 with online registration. For details or to register, visit or call 772-1147 weekday mornings.

“Assessing Your Industry: Trends, Social Responsibility and Sustainability” 4 to 6 p.m., seminar that looks at competencies and competitive weaknesses and how social responsibility fits into a strategic plan. Held at Maine Small Business Development Centers, 501 Forest Ave., Portland. Cost is $20.To register, call the Maine SBDC at 780-4949.


“Maine College of Art: Creating the Leading Edge,” 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., with Don Tuski of the Maine College of Art. Sponsored by the Association for Consulting Expertise and held at The Woodlands Club, Falmouth. The cost is $22 for members and $28 for nonmembers and includes breakfast and round-table discussion, “Conflict: Foe and Friend.” Register at or call (800) 464-5043.

“Telling Your Story With Technology,” 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., technology panel discussion offered as part of the Maine Public Relations Council, Professional Development Program. Held at Fireside Inn and Suites, Portland. A light breakfast will be served. The cost is $20 for members and $35 for nonmembers for the panel discussion only, and $5 more for the workshop. More information is available at

Coming up

Coastal Enterprises Inc. is offering a home-buyer education course, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. March 8 and 15, at Money Management International, South Portland. The nonrefundable fee is $30 per person or $50 per couple (or co-buyer). The registration deadline is Feb. 27. Visit or call 882-5177 for details and registration.


Workplace safety training courses are offered by the Maine Department of Labor’s SafetyWorks! program. The training is free and is generally held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Augusta. On-site training is available to businesses with several employees taking the same course. To register or for more information, call 623-7900 or go to