Municipal Technology Conference, with several workshops covering topics such as using social media and municipal websites, cybersecurity and IT budgeting. Sponsored by Maine Municipal Association and Maine GIS User Group. The day-long event is being held at Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. Visit for details.

Open House, 5 to 7 p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce office, 14 Main St., Belfast. Call 338-3808 to learn more.


“Maine’s Growing Food Economy and Its Impact on Real Estate,” 7 a.m. to noon, Maine Real Estate and Development Association annual spring conference. Held at Holiday Inn by the Bay, Spring Street, Portland. Visit for more information and registration.

“The Wages Of Valor: Economic And Employment Challenges Facing America’s Veterans,” 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., University of Maine at Augusta, Jewett Hall Auditorium, 46 University Drive, Augusta. Register online by e-mailing [email protected], call Mike Sullivan at 373-1140, ext. 212, or go to to learn more.

Coming up

“The Growing Economic Success of Brunswick Landing and TechPlace,” 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. May 15, with Steve Levesque from Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority and Kristin Schuman from TechPlace. Sponsored by the Association for Consulting Expertise and held at TechPlace at Brunswick Landing (formerly the Brunswick Naval Air Station). Includes networking, breakfast and round-table discussion: “Taking the Craziness Out of Conflict.” The cost is $22 for members and $28 for non-members. Register at or call (800) 464-5043.

Maine Women’s Fund, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 19, Leadership Luncheon and Awards at Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland. The Maine Business Leader award will be presented to Melissa Smith, CEO at WEX, Inc. and co-founder of sheJAMS. The Sarah Orne Jewett Award recipient is Judy Kahrl, founder of Grandmothers for Reproductive Rights. The Samantha Smith Award recipient is Nicole Maines, who is transgender, and the Visionary Partner Award will be presented to Lamey Wellehan. Learn more at or call 774-5513.


SCORE workshops are offered regularly in Portland and Norway. For details and to register for Portland workshops, visit or call 772-1147 weekday mornings. For information on programs at Oxford Hills SCORE, go to or call 743-0499.

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