“50th to 1st: Ingredients of a Successful Economic Development Plan,” 8 a.m. to noon, Maine Real Estate and Development Association annual spring conference with a forum on Maine’s status as worst place to do business and recognition of last year’s most notable commercial development projects. Holiday Inn by the Bay, 88 Spring St., Portland. Additional information and registration can be found at www.mereda.org.

Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative, 1 to 4 p.m., board of directors meeting at the Samoset Resort, 220 Warrenton St., Rockport. Contact the collaborative by email [email protected] or call 541-9310 to learn more.

“Step-by-Step Guide to Authentic and Effective Presentations,” 3 to 4:30 p.m., presented by the Northern New England Chapter of the Society for Marketing Professional Services with Susan Murphy, founder of Murphy Motivation and Training. Held at SMRT, Inc., 144 Fore St., Portland. The seminar will also be offered on the Web. Register at: http://www.smpsmaine.org/smps/ Cost is $10 for SMPS members and $25 for non-members.

DownEast Pride Alliance, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., “Business After Hours” networking event at Vinland, 593 Congress St., Portland. Free with cash bar; light food provided. Go to www.depabusiness.com for details.

“Get Your Ducks in a Row,” 6 p.m., free home buyer info session covering lending, real estate process, inspections and more. Held at the Saco Fire Station. Reply to [email protected] or call 282-1205.

“Financial Planning for a Successful Start Up,” 6 to 9 p.m., SCORE Offices, 100 Middle St., Portland. Cost is $35 with online registration. For details or to register, visit www.scoremaine.com or call 772-1147 weekday mornings.

“Foreign Policy, Public Opinion and Power in the 21st Century,” 5:30 p.m., with Col. Philip J. “P.J.” Crowley, former assistant secretary of state for public affairs under President Obama. Presented by the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire and held at the Community Center, 120 Rogers Road, Kittery. Tickets are $10 general admission; $5 for students; and $85 which includes dinner at Anneke Jans. Tickets are available at www.wacnh.org or www.kitterycommunitycenter.org or at Kittery Community Center and RiverRun bookstores.

“What’s New in New England Banking,” 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., annual workshop with guest Lindsey M. Piegza, chief economist for Sterne Agee with experts from BerryDunn and Sterne Agee. Portland Regency Hotel and Spa, 20 Milk St., Portland. Go to www.berrydunn.com/banking-workshop for details.


“Funding Your Business in Uncertain Times: Where to Find Capital,” 2 to 5 p.m., SCORE Offices, 100 Middle St., Portland. Cost is $35 with online registration. For details or to register, visit www.scoremaine.com or call 772-1147 weekday mornings.

“What does movement have to do with creativity?” 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., final session of the Creative Toolbox Salon series. Held at Peloton Labs, 795 Congress St., second floor, Portland. Session is free for Maine Center for Creativity members and $15 for non-members. To register, contact [email protected]

PSA Spring Social, 6 to 8:30 p.m., Portland Society for Architecture event with food and drinks at the newly renovated Casco Bay Ferry Terminal, 56 Commercial St., Portland. Social is free for members and $20 for non-members. Visit www.portlandarchitects.org for more information.


“Energy, Environmental and Economic Policy in an Election Year,” 7:15 to 10 a.m., panel discussion presented by E2Tech with legislators, lobbyists and political experts. Held at University of Southern Maine, Talbot Lecture Hall, Luther Bonney Hall, 85 Bedford St., Portland.

CPA Series, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., workshop for certified public accountants and other financial professionals. Held at Saint Joseph’s College, Viola George Auditorium, Harold Alfond Hall, 278 Whites Bridge Road, Standish. Check-in and a continental breakfast is from 7 to 8 a.m. Registration is $149 and includes lunch. To register or for more information, visit www.online.sjcme.edu/cpa, call 893-7825, or email [email protected]

Workplace Violence Prevention, 7:30 a.m. to noon, free seminar with a focus on awareness, prevention and response planning. Offered by AlliedBarton Security Services and ASIS Maine and held at University of Southern Maine, Wishcamper Community Education Center, Room 133, 88 Bedford St., Portland.

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