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Monthly Business Data Workshop

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tags: Programs & Events | Recommended Reads | Adults | Business | Government

Monthly Business Data Workshop

PPL’s monthly business data workshop starts on 24th September from 12 pm to 1:30 pm. In this monthly business data workshops, we would be looking at how business and business owners can make use of PPL’s databases to start, maximize profit margins and potentially grow their businesses.

You would be introduced to how to use online research tools to save you time, money and credibility which can be accessed (with your PPL card) at the Library, from home or office.

  • Access thousands of sample business plans
  • Conduct in-depth market research via reports not freely available on the internet
  • Determine your competition is (how many employees they have, average annual sales are, management team) using our online business directory
  • Find out consumer spending behavior specific to geographic location (e.g., how much does the average person in Portland spend on baked goods per year?)
  • Read full-text trade journals and popular magazines in the areas of business and industry
  • Download and print legal forms

For more details please, visit

Business Data Workshop is a FREE mini-workshop sponsored by Portland Public Library.


Business Breakfast Forum: Work Space.

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tags: Programs & Events | Recommended Reads | Adults | Business

A company’s physical work environment has a tremendous impact on productivity, profits and employee recruitment and retention. As more firms are drawn to the “agile office” when they move locations or redesign, finding the balance between flexible space, sound level management and a sense of routine can be a challenge. Join a panel of experts for a free discussion of the benefits and detriments to breaking out of the office space box.

Hosted by Business editor Carol Coultas.


Mark Pettengill, CEO, Patrons Oxford Insurance Company

Giovani Twigge, Chief HR Officer, IDEXX and

Lisa Whited, founder, and CEO, Workplace Transformation Facilitation


Wed, May 16, 2018

7:30 AM – 9:00 AM EST

Doors open at 7:15 a.m. Please enter the library on Elm Street

The program begins at 7:45 a.m.

To register, follow


USCIS 1st Annual Open House

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tags: Programs & Events | Recommended Reads | Adults | Government

Please join us for our 1st Annual OPEN HOUSE at the USCIS Portland Field Office

When: Tuesday, December 19, 11:30 am to 12:30pm

Where: Our office, 176 Gannett Drive, South Portland

Meet the Portland team, take an office tour, and more!

Featuring special guest: Meghann Boyle, Director of the Boston Asylum Office

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