Today

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

“Business Basics: Financial Projections,” 6 to 9 p.m., 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., Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland. Fourth annual recognition of independent business leaders along with Portland Buy Local’s awards. A $5 donation is requested; admission free for Portland Buy Local members or their employees and Maine College of Art students. For complete information, visit http://www.portlandbuylocal.org/events/indie-biz-awards.

Wednesday 

Gorham Business Exchange, 7:30 to 9 a.m., Moody’s Collision Centers, 200 Narragansett St., Gorham. Michelle Neujahr, director of SMCC Entrepreneurial Center, will discuss how to “Develop Excellent Employees.” Admission is $15 for GBE members and $25 for nonmembers. 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., Hilton Garden Inn, Bangor. Maine Real Estate and Development Association breakfast workshop and panel discusssion moderated by Andrew Hamilton of Eaton Peabody. For more information or to register, visit www.mereda.org.

Thursday 

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

“Beyond the Booth: Maximizing Your Trade Show Results,” 2 to 5 p.m., Maine International Trade Center, 511 Congress St., Portland. 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. The cost is $30 for MITC members and $45 for nonmembers. 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., 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., 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., Portland Country Club, Route 88, Falmouth. Presented by the Association for Consulting Expertise, with speaker Mike L’Abbe, communications specialist with the Department of Veterans Affairs. The cost is $22 for members and $28 for nonmembers; 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 annual awards dinner, 4:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 26, Bangor Civic Center. With keynote speaker John Ratzenberger, author, philanthropist and former star on the “Cheers” television show. He will discuss “The Manufacturing Crisis in America.” The cost is $70 per person. Visit www.mainechamber.org/annualmeeting to register or for more information. 

Maine Food Means Business, 2011 Summit, Oct. 26-27, Samoset Resort, Rockport. Featured keynote speaker is TV correspondent and trend-watcher, Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert. Presented  by the Maine Grocers Association and the Maine Food Producers Alliance. For more information, visit www.mainegrocers.org.