Tuesday

“Essentials of Trademarks in Marketing and Branding,” starting at 11:30 a.m., Maine Marketing Association lunch and learn session with attorney Chelsea Callanan, held at Rines Auditorium, Portland Public Library, Monument Square, Portland. The fee is $10 for members and $20 for non-members, with lunch included. Students with ID may attend for $7. Register at www.mainemarketingassociation.org/events/ 

“Business Basics: Financial Projections,” 2 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. at SCORE offices, 100 Middle St., second floor, East Tower, Portland. The cost is $35 with online registration. For more information and reservations, go to www.scoremaine.com or call 772-1147 weekday mornings. 

Indie Biz Awards, 6:30 to 10 p.m., fourth annual recognition of independent business leaders along with Portland Buy Local’s awards. SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland. A $5 donation is requested; Portland Buy Local members or their employees and Maine College of Art students may attend for no charge. For complete information, visit portlandbuylocal.org/events/indie-biz-awards.

Wednesday

Gorham Business Exchange, 7:30 to 9 a.m., meeting with Michelle Neujahr, director of SMCC Entrepreneurial Center, who will discuss “Develop Excellent Employees.” Moody’s Collision Centers, 200 Narragansett St., Gorham. Admission is $15 for GBE members and $25 for non-members. For details or to register go to www.gorhambusiness.org

“The New Vision for Development in the Bangor Region,” 7:30 to 9 a.m., breakfast workshop and panel discusssion moderated by Andrew Hamilton of Eaton Peabody. The event is hosted by Maine Real Estate and Development Association (MEREDA) at Hilton Garden Inn, Bangor. For more information or to register visit www.mereda.org

Thursday

“Restoring Urban Impaired Streams in Maine,” 7:15 to 9 a.m., a look at the effects of storm water runoff and treatment options in the Portland, Lewiston and Bangor areas. The Woodlands, 39 Woods Road, Falmouth. For details or to register, go to http://e2tech.org/events

“Beyond the Booth: Maximizing Your Trade Show Results,” 2 to 5 p.m., with Brian Perkins, owner of Highliner Events; Faith Baker, assistant director of marketing at Fluid Imaging Technologies; and Liz Plizga, show director for Diversified Business Communications. Maine International Trade Center, 511 Congress St., Portland. The cost is $30 for MITC members and $45 for non-members. Register at www.mitc.com or call 541-7400. 

“Valuing a Business: When to consider buying or selling, avoiding pitfalls,” 6 to 9 p.m. at SCORE offices, 100 Middle St., second floor, East Tower, Portland. The cost is $35 with online registration. For more information and reservations, go to www.scoremaine.com or call 772-1147 weekday mornings. 

Mainebiz Momentum Convention, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Augusta Civic Center. Sessions will cover many topics, including social media, sales and marketing and human resources. There will also be vendors and networking opportunities. To register, visit www.momentumconvention.com.

Friday

“Creating a Comprehensive Public Relations Plan,” 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., presented by the Association for Consulting Expertise with speaker Mike L’Abbe, communications specialist with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Held at Portland Country Club, Route 88, Falmouth. The cost is $22 for members and $28 for non-members and breakfast is included. Registration is required in advance. For information and to register, visit www.consultexpertise.com or call 839-6535.

Upcoming

Maine State Chamber of Commerce, 4:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 26, annual awards dinner with keynote speaker John Ratzenberger, author, philanthropist and former star on the “Cheers” television show. He will discuss “The Manufacturing Crisis in America.” Held at the Bangor Civic Center. Visit www.mainechamber.org/annualmeeting to register or for more information. The cost is $70 per person. 

Maine Food Means Business, Oct. 26-27, 2011 Summit, at the Samoset Resort, Rockport. Keynote speaker is TV correspondent and trend-watcher, Phil Lempert. For more information, visit www.mainegrocers.org.