“The Power of Mobile Marketing,” 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., free seminar presented by Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber with Bob Hutchins, owner of Maine Made Photos. Held at the Community Room, 8 Venture Ave., Brunswick. Visit for more information.

“Assessing Your Industry: Trends, Social Responsibility and Sustainability,” 4 to 6 p.m., held at the Maine Small Business Development Center, 501 Forest Ave., Portland. Cost is $20. To register, call 780-4949.


“The Hatchery: An Entrepreneurial Education,” 7 to 8:30 p.m., seminar series on starting or growing a business held at Belfast Free Library. Series is free and each session is open to everyone, but advance registration is requested by calling the library at 338-3884 or use the online registration form at The series continues on April 10 and 24 and May 1, 8, 22 and 29. For more information, visit the above Web site or call Ken Greenleaf at 973-3500.



“Mission Driven Innovation: Can Technology Change the World?” 4 p.m., seventh annual Paul D. Merrill Business Ethics Lecture with Eli Pariser, Upworthy co-founder and author of “The Filter Bubble: What the Internet is Hiding From You.” Pariser was raised in Lincolnville and was with from 2001 to 2008 and also helped start, The lecture is hosted by the University of New England’s Department of Business and will be held in the Ludcke Auditorium on the Portland campus. A reception will follow at the UNE Art Gallery. Event is free and open to the public. For more information, go to and to reserve a seat, contact Teri Kruszenski at 602-2483.


Maine Media Women, beginning at 9:15 a.m., monthly meeting featuring poet and songwriter Trish Goodspeed. Copies of her book and CD will be available for purchase. Held at the American Legion Hall in Thomaston. Suggested donation is $3 for members and $5 for guests. Visit for more information.

“Board Connect,” a new program offered by The Institute for Civic Leadership to provide for nonprofit board training and placement for adult learners ages 40 and older. The five-session class continues for 12 weeks and costs $795. To learn more or to register, visit or call 773-3254.


CareerCenters, part of the Maine Department of Labor, provide a variety of free services and workshops to help with job searches or to upgrade skills. Each of the 12 centers provides computer workstations and offers several programs throughout the month. Call 753-9005 (TTY users call Maine Relay 711) or go to


Maine Department of Labor’s SafetyWorks! training and safety consultation program is presenting a variety of free training classes in April. Topics include Construction Standards, Mine Safety, Workplace Rights laws and OSHA Recordkeeping. Most courses are held at Central Maine Commerce Center, 45 Commerce Drive, Augusta. For details or to register, call (207) 623-7900 or register online at

“Creating Your Future: Career Planning in the New Economy,” 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays starting April 7. Held at Women, Work, and Community at University College at Saco. Registration is required. To register or for more information, call 286-1722.

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