Local business calendar
SUMMERVILLE BUSINESS COUNSELING: The coastal chapter of SCORE offers free business counseling for entrepreneurs and small business owners. 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Dorchester County Library, 76 Trolley Road, Summerville. No appointment necessary. Call 727-4778 or go to www.score285.org for more information.
MEDICARE TALK: The Sea Islands Chamber of Commerce meets. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 2817 Maybank Highway, Johns Island. Scheduled speaker is Bernard Bandish, a financial planner and insurance Agent. Topic: “Medicare Made Clear.” Free. RSVP by Oct. 14 at 793-1234. Go to seaislandschamber.org for more information.
MT. PLEASANT POLITICS: The Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce’s political action committee holds “Pork and Politics in the Park.” 5:30-7:30 p.m. Cooper River Room at Mount Pleasant Waterfront Park. Candidates for Mount Pleasant mayoral and Town Council races have been invited. $35. Contact George Ramsey at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
GRANT GROUP: The Charleston Association of Grant Professionals meets. 5:45 -7:30 p.m. Charleston County Public Library, 68 Calhoun St., Charleston. Scheduled speaker is Amanda Holling, business librarian for Charleston County Public Library. Topic: “Demonstration of Research Databases with Information for Nonprofit Grant Writers.” Free. Call 452-4492 or email email@example.com for more details.
NATIONAL BOSS DAY: The International Association of Administrative Professionals’ Charleston chapter hosts the Annual Executive Breakfast as part of National Boss Day, 8:30 a.m. North Charleston City Hall, 2nd floor. Contact Lottie at 843-218-5151 for more information.
BUSINESS TAX WORKSHOP: The Internal Revenue Service and other sponsors hold a tax workshop for small business owners covering federal and state tax requirements and employment security obligations. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Small Business Development Center, 2430 Mall Drive, Suite 155, North Charleston. Free. Call 740-6160 to register or to get more information.
Annual Industry Appreciation: The Greater Summerville/Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce holds its annual industry appreciation luncheon. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Bethany United Methodist Church, 118 W. 3rd St. South, Summerville. Scheduled speaker is U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C.
Administrative Professionals: The International Association of Administrative Professionals’ Charleston chapter meets. 6 p.m. Lonnie Hamilton III Public Services Building, 4045 Leeds Ave., North Charleston. Scheduled speaker is Dennis Franklin. Topic: “Using Digital Images in PowerPoint Presentations.” Free. Contact Lottie at 218-5151 for more information.
MANUFACTURING COUNCIL: The Lowcountry Manufacturers Council holds its annual meeting and dinner. 6–9 p.m. Trident Technical College Complex for Economic Development, Building 920, 7000 Rivers Ave. North Charleston.
BUSINESS COUNSELING: The coastal chapter of SCORE offers free business counseling for entrepreneurs and small business owners. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Charleston County Public Library, 68 Calhoun St., Charleston, Call 727-4778 for details.
ADVERTISING WORKSHOP: The coastal chapter of SCORE holds a seminar for business owners, ”Understanding Advertising Basics.” 6-8:30 p.m. Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, 4500 Leeds Ave., North Charleston. Scheduled speaker is Steve Mizel, a SCORE mentor and small business owner. $25. Go to www.score285.org or call 727-4778 for details.
EDUCATION SUMMIT: The Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce’s Education Foundation holds its 18th annual Business Education Summit. 8-11 a.m. Trident Technical College Complex for Economic Development, Building 920, 7000 Rivers Ave. North Charleston. Scheduled keynote speaker is Jamie Vollmer, author of “Schools Cannot Do It Alone” and former president of The Great Midwestern Ice Cream Co. $50-$125. Contact Patrick Thompson at 805-3097 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE & THE WORKPLACE: My Sisters House and Verizon Wireless hold the inaugural DV@Work Summit to help employers measure the impact domestic violence can take at work and to offer tried and proven protocols for addressing the issue. 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. North Charleston City Hall, 4900 Lacross Road, North Charleston. Free. Go to msh-dvworkplace.eventbrite.com/ to register.
FOR INVENTORS: The coastal chapter of SCORE holds a forum for anyone with an invention or new product. 9 a.m. Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, 4500 Leeds Ave., North Charleston. Free. For more information call 727-4778.
GOLBAL BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL: The Global Business Resource Center in the School of Business at the College of Charleston offers a preparation training for the NASBITE Certified Global Business Professional exam. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. each day. Beatty Center, Room 220, 5 Liberty St., Charleston. $125 for a half-day session; $395 for the full course. Contact Mary Katharine Bowen at email@example.com or 953-6621 for details.
COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE CONFERENCE: The South Carolina chapter of the real estate group Certified Commercial Investment Member Institute holds its annual meeting and fall conference. Charleston Renaissance Hotel, 68 Wentworth St. Scheduled keynote speaker is Wayne D’Amico, CCIM president.; $75 for members; $125 for others. Go to chapters.ccim.com/southcarolina or called Jordan Mancini at 803-414-3249 for details.
Legislative Luncheon: The Greater Summerville/Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce holds its annual legislative luncheon. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Holiday Inn Express, 120 Holiday Inn Drive, Summerville. $35 for members; $50 for others. Contact Abby Hartmann for details at firstname.lastname@example.org or 873-2931.