“Family Business Spotlight,” 5 to 7 p.m., a Business After Hours program presented by The Institute for Family-Owned Business and held at Gifford’s Ice Cream Stand, 910 Minot Ave., Auburn. The event is free for members of IFOB, the local chamber and members of the Manufacturers Association of Maine. The fee for others is $10. Register at and contact: Catherine Wygant Fossett at [email protected] or call 798-2667 to learn more.


ReferenceUSA Business Networking, 8 to 9 a.m., learn about the library’s business database to target customers or get information about competitors. Guest speaker is Bill Loges. Held at Portland Public Library, Monument Square, Portland. A light breakfast will be served. Seating is limited. There is no charge but registration is required. Contact Sonya Durney at [email protected]


Neighborhood Open House and Bramhall Square Charette, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., discussion of proposed changes in the Bramhall Square neighborhood. Held at Peloton Labs, 795 Congress St., Portland.


Coming up

Freedom and Opportunity Luncheon, 11:15 a.m., Sept. 3, annual reception followed by luncheon with remarks by Carly Fiorina, former CEO of Hewlett-Packard and the first woman to lead a Fortune 50 business. The 2015 award recipient is Richard Dyke, chairman and CEO of Windham Weaponry. Presented by Maine Heritage Policy Center and held at Portland Marriott at Sable Oaks, South Portland. Space is limited. Luncheon tickets are $150 and tickets for both the reception and luncheon are $250. To learn more and to register, go to or call 321-2550.


SCORE offers workshops 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.

Home-buyer education courses will be offered in September in Westbrook and Wiscasset. The fee is $30 per person or $50 per couple (or co-buyer) for the buyer class. A landlord course will be held in Portland and the fee is $35. Advance registration is required for each course. To register or for details, contact Coastal Enterprises at or call 882-5177.

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