Wednesday

Hiring Open House, 4 to 7 p.m., with on-site interviews for several open positions at area locations. Held at Sweetser, 41 Wight St., Belfast. To learn more, visit sweetser.org/employment or email [email protected]

Peers and Beers, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., networking for IT professionals and enthusiasts hosted by Maine Technology Users Group. Held at Ri Ra Irish Pub, 72 Commercial St., Portland. For details and to preregister for one free drink ticket, visit mtug.org.

Maine Taxpayers United, 6 p.m., annual meeting, with featured speaker State Rep. Heather Sirocki of Scarborough. The event will be held at the Fireside Inn, Auburn. The organization works to reduce Maine taxes and encourage prudent government spending. The public is invited to attend. For more information and reservations, contact Jack Wibby at [email protected] or call 657-7737.

Wednesday through Friday

Northeast Aquaculture Conference and Exposition, including a workshop on program and loan opportunities for the aquaculture industry at 10:30 a.m. Friday. The conference will be held at the Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland. For more information, call Sandy Truslow at 883-0159. Persons with disabilities who require accommodations should call Mary Anne Coffin at 990-9140 or the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339 by Tuesday.

Thursday

“The Art of FOCUS for Effective Project Management,” 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., presented by the Maine Chapter of the Project Management Institute with guest Jim Bouchard, a nationally recognized speaker and author. Held at Portland Country Club, Route 88, Falmouth. Details and registration information are available at pmimaine.org. Nonmembers are welcome.

Friday

“A Unique View of Maine: Stories From the Ground Up,” 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., with Peter Mills, executive director of the Maine Turnpike Authority. Sponsored by the Association for Consulting Expertise and held at Portland Country Club, Route 88, Falmouth. Included are networking, breakfast and a round-table discussion, “Chaos Theory and How to Make It Work for You: Chaotic and Fun!” The cost is $22 for members and $28 for nonmembers. Register at www.consultexpertise.com or call (800) 464-5043.

Friday and Saturday

Trade Show Seminars include “Developing Sales Materials for Trade Shows,” from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday. The cost is $10. And “Trade Show Success,” 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday with Bruce Baker. The cost is $50. Both sessions are held at University of Southern Maine, Wishcamper Center, Portland. For details and registration information, call the Maine Small Business Development Center at 780-4420.

Other

SCORE workshops include “Starting Your Own Business: Assessing Your Ideas and Business Plan,” 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, and a Lunch Bytes workshop on Google Analytics from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday. Both are held at the SCORE Offices, 100 Middle St., Portland. The cost for the Tuesday session is $35 and the Thursday program is free with an online reservation. For details and to register, visit scoremaine.com or call 772-1147 weekday mornings.

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