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.
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. 6–9 p.m. Trident Technical College Complex for Economic Development, Building 920, 7000 Rivers Ave., North Charleston. Scheduled speaker is Alan Wilson, S.C. attorney general. $85 members; $100 for others. Go to www.lmcsc.org/ for details.
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.
ALTERNATIVE VEHICLES: Palmetto State Clean Fuels and the S.C. Clean Energy Business Association holds the South Carolina Alternative Fueled Vehicle Roadshow. 1-4 p.m. North Charleston Coliseum’s Club North. The event will look at transportation solutions using natural gas, propane, biofuels and electric vehicles. Free. Go to www.afvroadshow.com/ to register.
GLOBAL BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL TRAINING: 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.
DEVELOPMENT ALLIANCE: The Charleston Regional Development Alliance holds its annual luncheon. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Trident Technical College Complex for Economic Development, Building 920, 7000 Rivers Ave. North Charleston. Scheduled keynote speaker is innovation expert Robert Tercek. Topic: “Inventing the Future: Thriving in a World of Constant Change.” $60 for alliance investors; $80 for others. Registration required by Oct. 30. Go to www.crda.org/AnnualLuncheon for details.
FINANCIAL CRISIS: The Bastiat Society of Charleston meets. 6-7 p.m. The Broken Egg Cafe, 99 S. Market St., Charleston. Scheduled speaker is Nikolai Wenzel, visiting assistant professor of Economics in the Lutgert College of Business at Florida Gulf Coast University. Topic: “Financial Crisis of 2008: Markets vs. Regulation.” Free. Email Trip Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
CHARLESTON COUNTY CONTRACTING: Charleston County’s Minority/Women/Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program holds a free business event for prime and subcontractor business owners. 6 p.m. Room B339, Lonnie Hamilton III Public Services Building, 4045 Bridge View Drive, North Charleston. Scheduled speakers include Karen Jenkins, author and principle owner of KRJ Consulting. Topic: “How to Increase Your Bottom Line Through Networking” Contacting LaZana Porter at 958-4769 or email@example.com for more information.
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.
RETIRED EDUCATORS: The Charleston County Retired Educators’ Association meets. 11:00 a.m. Cherokee Place United Methodist Church, 2105 Cosgrove Ave., North Charleston. Scheduled speaker is Don Thompson.
HEALTH CARE REFORM: The Charleston chapter of the Society of Financial Service Professionals holds a seminar, “Now That the Dust Has Settled: A Re-Look at Both the Tax Code and the Affordable Care Act ... Where Are We Now?” 1-3:10 p.m. Atlantic Coast Advisory Group, 490 Wando Park Blvd., Mount Pleasant. Free for members; $20 for others. Call Paul Brustowicz at 873-4914 or email email@example.com for more information.