WOMEN IN COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE LUNCHEON: Spencer Levy from CBRE will speak. 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. $45-$75. Millennium Hotel, 1313 Nicollet Mall, Mpls.

INDIE BUSINESS AWARDS: Presented by Metro Independent Business Alliance. 6-9 p.m. $40-$60. The Blaisdell, 2322 Blaisdell Av. S., Mpls. 651-387-0738.

INTRODUCTION TO GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Free. U.S. Small Business Administration, 330 2nd Av. S., Mpls. 612-259-6583.

BUSINESS OWNER ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETING: Advance registration required. 7:30 a.m.-noon. $99. Staybridge Suites, 5150 American Blvd. W., Bloomington. 952-942-8560.


INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY SEMINAR: Individuals from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Mitchell Hamline School of Law and LegalCORPS will speak. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. COCO Uptown, 1010 W. Lake St., Mpls.

SCORE CONSULTATION: Discuss your small business opportunity with a counselor. 2-5 p.m. Free. Rum ­River Library, 4201 6th Av., Anoka.

SMALL BUSINESS SEMINAR: Learn the basics for starting a business. Presented by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Noon-1 p.m. Free. James J. Hill Center, 80 W. 4th St., St. Paul. 612-370-2324.