ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS: The International Association of Administrative Professionals’ Charleston chapter meets. 6: p.m. Lonnie Hamilton III Public Services Building, 4045 Bridge View Drive, North Charleston. Contact Vicky at 958-4141.


CAPITAL WORKSHOP: Low- country Local First holds a “GOODBusiness” workshop for local business owners: “Connecting to Capital” 4-6 p.m. Sparians River Bowl, 613 Johnnie Dodds Blvd., Mount Pleasant. Scheduled participants include Charleston Local Development Corp.,, Heritage Trust Federal Credit Union, Holy City Angel Network and Low- country Housing Trust. $10 for members; $40 for others. Go to for more information.

FISCAL FORUM: The Initiative for Public Choice & Market Process and the Student Finance & Investment Club at the College of Charleston hold an installment in the BB&T Free Market Process Series. 7-8 p.m. Wells Fargo Auditorium, 5 Liberty St. Charleston. Scheduled speaker is Jerry Jor- dan, former president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. Free.


Web TACTICS FOR EXPORTERS: The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Commercial Service holds a seminar: “Webmarketing Your Export Business.” 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. College of Charleston’s Beatty Center, Room 220, 5 Liberty St. $65. Contact Phil Minard at 746-3404 or

FOR INVENTORS: The coastal chapter of SCORE holds a free inventors forum. 9 a.m. 4500 Leeds Ave., North Charleston. Call 727-4778 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. weekdays.


AGING IN PLACE: The Sea Islands Chamber of Commerce holds a free lunch-and-learn event. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 2817 Maybank Highway, Johns Island. Scheduled speaker is Barbara Franklin, vice chair of the S.C. Aging In Place Coalition. Topic: “Successful Aging in Place.” RSVP by Feb. 27. Go to

FUNDRAISERS: The Lowcountry chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals meets. 11:30 a.m. Mount Pleasant Holiday Inn, 250 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. Scheduled speaker is Kimberly Farfone, director of development and public relations for Bishop Gadsden and board member of the S.C. Planned Giving Council. $22 for members; $32 for others. RSVP by Feb. 25 to

SBA LOAN HELP: The Center for Women holds a workshop on applying for a loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration. 1:30-3:30 p.m. 129 Cannon St., Charleston. $20, Go to

MEDIA PANEL: The S.C. Public Relations Society of America holds a panel discussion on the state of print media in South Carolina. 2:30-4 p.m. Medical University of South Carolina’s Ashley River Tower, 25 Courtenay Drive, Charleston. Scheduled speakers include: Bill Hawkins, former editor and publisher of The Post and Courier; Bill Rogers, executive director of the S.C. Press Association; and Gayle Smith, advertising director at The Post and Courier. $15 for members and students; $20 for others. Go to