Ongoing Events


Women Transforming Leadership: Conscious Capitalism

  • Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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How women leaders are uniquely aligned to grow this movement to the next level

Join Maine Development Foundation for a workshop with Tara Jenkins, Founder of Conscious Revolution, and Elizabeth Ross Holmstrom, Founder and CEO of Mindful Employer. Conscious Capitalism and the Benefit Economy have been growing over the past 10 years, accelerated substantially by what happened in our world in 2020. These movements have dramatically changed the definition of business success and women are uniquely positioned to lead in these unprecedented times. Join us to learn about how the Benefit Economy, Conscious Capitalism and feminine leadership are combining to elevate humanity through business.

Member and Alumni discounts apply; Scholarships available




Maine Downtown Center Webinar: New Ideas for Engaging Downtown Businesses

  • Time: 8:00 AM to 8:45 AM
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Join Maine Development Foundation’s Maine Downtown Center for a short learning opportunity with new ideas for how you can engage with your downtown businesses by sharing their stories, promoting what is unique about them, and engaging them with each other. Delilah Poupore, Director, Heart of Biddeford and Perri Williams, AmeriCorps Main Street Fellow, Gardiner Main Street, will share what they have been doing in their downtowns.



Leadership Program Recruiting Briefing

  • Time: 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
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Recruitment for the 2021-2022 Leadership Programs (ICL and Leadership Maine) is now open. Join MDF for a virtual recruiting briefing to learn why our ICL and Leadership Maine programs are career-and-life enhancing. Alumni of both programs are strongly encouraged to join us and bring a friend or colleague whom you would like to nominate.


04/27/21 to 05/25/21

Samuel James – First Look

Commissioned Maine Artist Virtual Previews: Join Portland Ovations for five weeks, April 27 – May 25, 2021 each Tuesday at 4pm, as we host an exciting series continuing our program of commissioning Maine artists. “First Looks” is comprised of five virtual, 60-minute, work-in-progress performances and discussions with the commissioned artists. Each week you will have a chance to experience an excerpt of one of these five new performances in development and be in conversation with the artists. Register one time for FREE and attend as many First Looks as you like.

Samuel’s Project: A song cycle in which this award-winning songwriter and blues and roots guitarist delves into his family history, connection to Maine, and his relationship to home.

About Samuel James: A roots musician, Mr. James is known as a modern guitar master and is an award-winning songwriter.


05/7/21 to 05/8/21

Strive Rocks 2021

  • Time: 8:00 PM to 8:00 AM
  • More Information: Website

Join Strive for STRIVE Rocks 2021 as they stay up all night on Zoom to support STRIVE, a local non-profit that supports over 1,400 young adults with intellectual disabilities. There will be special guests, entertainment, activities, theme hours and more!

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