“The 1-2 Punch! Writing and Speaking to Advance Your Consulting Practice,” 7:30 a.m., with Ken Lizotte of emerson consulting group. Sponsored by the Association for Consulting Expertise and held at Portland Country Club, Falmouth. Includes networking, breakfast and round-table discussion: “Sales Basics Brush-Up for the Non-Sales Professional.” The cost is $22 for members and $28 for nonmembers. Register at or call 800-464-5043.


Starting a Small Health Technology Firm, 11 a.m. to noon, first in a series of free informational workshops on funding and growing a small health technology firm. Presented by HealthTech Maine and held at Portland Public Library, Meeting Room 3 (Lower Level), 5 Monument Square, Portland. Free but space is limited and registration is required by Thursday. Go to targeted-entrepreneurs.html or call Darrell Williams at 347-1214.

Tuesday and Wednesday

Worksite Fall Protection Training, offered by NH Bragg and Capital Safety, a product supplier, and held at NH Bragg’s Training Center in Scarborough. For more information visit person-training or contact Joseph Ditzel at [email protected] or call 217-6298.


“HR for Family Business: A Roadmap to Success and Hiring/Retaining Top Talent” 7:30 to 10 a.m., seminar with Dave Ciullo and Tawny Alvarez; presented by the Institute for Family-Owned Business and held at Husson University, Southern Campus, Westbrook. The program is free for members and $25 for others. A remote connection is $15. Visit for details.

International Economic and Workforce Expert, starting at 7:30 a.m., Anthony P. Carnevale, Ph.D., director of the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, will discuss the role of higher education and the Maine workforce, which will kick off a training and education initiative at Thomas College. Carnevale is a Colby College graduate and has served under presidents Clinton and Bush. Laurie Lachance, president of Thomas College, and David Greene, president of Colby College, are event hosts. The program will be held at the Spann Student Commons, Thomas College, 180 W. River Road, Waterville.

Coming up

“Housing and Business Cooperatives: A Presentation,” 4 p.m. Sept. 24, with guest speaker Jessica Pooley, who will discuss how to organize and develop a cooperative. Held at The Neighborhood Church, 798 Washington St., Bath. Call Brenda Nelson at 484-860-2226 or email [email protected] for more information.

Fall Networking Social, 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 24, annual Maine Real Estate & Development Association event held at Baxter Brewing Co., Bates Mill, 130 Mill St., Lewiston. A guided tour of the brewery will begin at 4:45 p.m.

“One Degree of Separation: Connecting Leaders for Economic Growth,” 9 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Sept. 25. Maine Development Foundation’s 37th annual meeting and award presentations. Held at the Cross Insurance Center, Bangor. The Leadership Maine Alumni breakfast will be held from 8 to 9 a.m., before the meeting. Go to to register or for more information.

LA Maine Developers Bootcamp will be held Sept. 28 and 29 at the former St. Louis Church in New Auburn. Nationally recognized developer John Anderson will be the featured presenter. A special Pecha Kucha event also will be held in the evening on Sept. 28. The fee is $90. Register at .

UNE Global Humanities’ lecture series begins Sept. 28 with “Technology, Self and Society in an Era of Digital Rankings,” with Frank Pasquale, Council for Big Data, Ethics and Society. Lectures begin at 6 p.m. on the University of New England’s Portland campus. A public reception is held before each program at the UNE art gallery. The series continues Oct. 26, with “The Third Atomic Bombing of Japan: Hiroshima, Fukushima and the Radiation Effects Research Foundation,” with Susan Lindee, University of Pennsylvania; Nov. 19 with “The Struggle for Pakistan,” with Ayesha Jalal, Tufts University; and Dec. 7 with “Beauty Transformed,” with David Konstan, New York University. Lectures are also streamed live. For more information, visit


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.

“Employment Law for Employers” is being offered by the Maine Department of Labor during September and November. The classes are free and will be held at several locations in the state. Courses are taught by staff of the Wage and Hour Division of the Bureau of Labor Standards. To register, call the Maine Department of Labor at 623-7900 or visit Space is limited and reservations are required.

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