BUSINESS COUNSELING: The coastal chapter of SCORE offers free business, confidential counseling for entrepreneurs and small business owners. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Biz Inc, 100 Ann Edwards Lane, Mount Pleasant. Call 727-4778.


INSURERS: The Charleston Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors meet. Embassy Suites, 5055 International Blvd., North Charleston. 9 a.m. Scheduled keynote speaker is Ray Farmer of the S.C. Department of Insurance. Call William Parker at 345-7021 for more information.

LEGAL TALK FOR BUSINESSES: The coastal chapter of SCORE holds a workshop on the advantages and disadvantages of various legal structures, partnerships, contracts and leases. 6-9 p.m. College of Charleston’s Towell Library, 66 George St. Scheduled speaker is attorney John “Skip” Martin. $25. Register at www.score285.org or by calling 727-4778.


EXPORT WORKSHOP: The District Export Council holds “Export University,” a workshop that includes sales, finance and logistics for companies that want to sell overseas. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. College of Charleston School of Business. $65. Call Phil Minard at Phil.Minard@trade.gov or 746-3404.

GREEN BUSINESS PROGRAM: The Sea Islands Chamber of Commerce holds a lunch and learn. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 2817 Maybank Highway, Johns Island. Scheduled speaker is Carolee Williams of the city of Charleston’s Green Business Challenge. Free. RSVP by April 17 by calling 793-1234.


QUALITY CONFERENCE: The Lowcountry section of the American Society for Quality holds its 2013 Lowcountry Quality Conference. Theme: “The Role of Quality in the Lowcountry’s Future” Sheraton Charleston Airport Hotel, 4770 Goer Drive, North Charleston. Scheduled keynote speaker is Jeffery Jones, quality director for Boeing in North Charleston. Topic: “The Future of Quality at Boeing. $89-$179. Go to 123signup.com/register?id=bmnhh to register. Call Dean Creed at 761-8000, ext. 4773.


CORPORATE LEADERSHIP FORUM: The Citadel and the National Association of Corporate Directors hold the fourth annual Citadel Directors’ Institute to explore leadership issues related for corporate board members and top executives. 6:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Charleston Place. Keynote speaker is James Rogers, CEO of Duke Energy. For details, email cdi@citadel.edu or call Wesley M. Jones Jr. at 953-7531.


FINANCIAL EDUCATION: Family Services holds Money Rocks, a free financial education workshops for teens, young adults and parents. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. R.B. Stall High School, 3625 Ashley Phosphate Road, North Charleston. Go to www.moneyrockscharleston.com to register.

April 24

BUSINESS COUNSELING: The coastal chapter of SCORE Counselors offers free, confidential business counseling for entrepreneurs and small business owners. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Charleston County Public Library, 68 Calhoun St. Charleston. Call 727-4778.

April 26

CUSTOMS UPDATE: The local chapter of Women in Defense meets. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Doubletree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Charleston Airport, 7401 Northwoods Blvd., North Charleston. Scheduled speaker is Joanne Fogg, assistant port director for tactical and passenger operations at U.S. Customs and Border Protection. $20 for members; $25 for others. RSVP to secretary@widpalmettochapter.org by April 22.

May 8-9

CONSERVATION LEAGUE CONFAB: The Coastal Conservation League holds a conference as part of its 25th anniversary: “Prosperous Lowcountry, Flourishing Planet.” Francis Marion Hotel, 387 King St., Charleston. $100-$160. Contact Catherine McCullough at info@cclfuture.org or 725-2066 for more information.