Network with other young professionals while cruising the Mississippi River. The cruise will be on a Padelford Riverboat; registration covers taco bar and 2-for-1 margaritas. Cash bar.
5 p.m., $20 Chamber members, $30 non-members, Harriet Island, 205 Dr. Justus Ohage Blvd., St. Paul, 651-223-5000, saintpaulchamber.com
The annual Sunset Affair benefit supports Como Park Zoo and Conservatory programs. About 550 people from all vocations—business, government, philanthropy, the arts—are expected to attend. Listen to live music, eat, drink, and bid in a silent auction.
5:30 p.m., $250, Como Park Zoo and Conservatory, 1225 Estabrook Drive, St. Paul, 651-487-8229, comofriends.org/events/sunset-affair
This annual event helps online sellers learn about e-commerce changes, including how to improve their marketing and expand their businesses.
7 a.m., $215 to $315, University of St. Thomas, Schulze Grand Atrium, Minneapolis, midwestecom.com
Join business leaders as they honor five businesspeople who’ve made a major impact in their companies and communities. The five inductees are Sharon Hoffman Avent of Smead Manufacturing Co., James Cracchiolo of Ameriprise Financial, Andrew Duff of Piper Jaffray, John Gabbert of Room & Board, and Kenny Nelson of KLN Family Brands.
5:30 p.m., $150, Hilton Minneapolis, 612-336-9288, tcbmag.com