The Midcoast Chapter of Maine Women’s Network will host its first meeting of the 2016/2017 year with “Take Your Business to the Next Level,” a panel presentation and discussion, at The Eclipse Restaurant, 2 Park Drive, Rockland, Sept. 7 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

This panel will offer attendees important information to help make news and existing businesses work. Panel members will address important questions in regard to financing, startup do’s and don’ts and growing pains. The panel will identify the local resources that can help businesswomen succeed and achieve their business goals.

The cost of the meeting, which includes full buffet and dessert, is $25 for members and $30 for guests of members and/or non-members. Guests and non-members are always welcome. Members and non-members are asked to register online by 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, at mainewomensnetwork.com.