WEDNESDAY, JAN. 7
INTERNATIONAL TRADE DISCUSSION: "Dynamics Between China, Russia and U.S." www.ucbcgroup.org. 7:30-9 a.m. Free-$35. International Market Square, 275 Market St., Mpls. 612-865-6543.
THURSDAY, JAN. 8
OWNERSHIP CERTIFICATION SESSION: How to meet the requirements of at least 51 percent unconditionally owned and controlled when applying for government contract certifications. Advance registration required. www.mnptac.org. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Procurement Technical Assistance Center, 840 Westminster St., St. Paul. 612-259-6565.
MONDAY, JAN. 12
ENTREPRENEURSHIP INFORMATION SESSION: Learn about WomenVenture's classes, consulting and networking groups for entrepreneurs. 6-7 p.m. Free. WomenVenture, 2021 E. Hennepin Av., Suite 200, Mpls. 612-224-9540.
TUESDAY, JAN. 13
NETWORKING BREAKFAST: Presented by Women in Networking. www.mnwin.org. 9-10:30 a.m. $34-$54. Downtowner Woodfire Grill, 253 W. 7th St., St. Paul.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 14
PUBLIC SPEAKING WORKSHOP: A series of six classes to develop your presentation skills. Ends Feb. 18. 6:15-8:15 p.m. $20. VFW Post 5555 Richfield, 6715 Lakeshore Dr., Richfield. 612-250-7494.