Coming up in Business
ADMIN PROS: The International Association of Administrative Professionals' Charleston chapter meets. 6 p.m. Lonnie Hamilton III Public Services Building, 4045 Bridge View Drive, North Charleston. $10. Contact Lottie at 218-5151.
WOMEN IN BUSINESS: The American Business Women's Association's local chapter meets. 6 p.m. Holiday Inn Express, 120 Holiday Drive, Summerville. Scheduled speaker is Tim Kister of Life Cycle Engineering. Topic: "Consistency of Processes in the Work Place." Call Shirlie Taylor at 873-6769 or go to www.ABWASummerville.com for more information.
EXPORTING TO Vietnam: The U.S. Commercial Service holds a forum for businesses seeking to export products to Vietnam. 9 a.m.-noon. Midlands Technical College, Northeast Campus Auditorium, 151 Powell Road, Columbia. Free. Registration required at www.regonline.com/exportseminarseriesvietnam. Contact Clarke Thompson at CThompson@SCcommerce.com or 803-737-0438 for more information.
MUSIC & MARKETS: The Bastiat Society of Charleston meets. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Simons Center Recital Hall, 54 St. Philip St., Charleston. Scheduled speaker is New York-based concert pianist Hyperion Knight. Topic: "Music and Capitalism: Are Free Markets Good or Bad for the Creation of Meaningful Art?" RSVP requested. Go to www.bastiatsociety.com for more information.
RETAIL INSIGHTS: The Fashion Group International of Charleston holds a presentation: "The New Rules of Retail: Competing in the World's Toughest Marketplace." 6-9 p.m. Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel, 68 Wentworth St., Charleston. Scheduled keynote speaker is Robin Lewis, CEO of The Robin Report, founder of Goldman Sachs' retail consulting unit and former executive editor of Women's Wear Daily. $45 for members; $65 for others. For tickets go to www.brownpapertickets.com, Event 209520, or call 696-2688.
IMMIGRATION COMPLIANCE: The Greater Summerville/Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce holds a "Brown Bag Lunch and Learn" event. 11:30 a.m. Chamber boardroom, 402 N. Main St., Summerville. Scheduled speaker is Jim Knight of the S.C. Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation's Office of Immigrant Worker Compliance. It will include a demonstration of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's E-Verify system. Free for chamber members. Call 873-2931 for more information.
LEGISLATIVE ISSUES: The Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce holds an installment of its Road to Success Series Fuel Stop: "What's on the Small Business Agenda -- S.C. Legislature 2012." 7:30-9 a.m. Courtyard by Marriott Historic District, 125 Calhoun St., Charleston. $15 for members ($20 at the door); $30 for others. Go to charlestonchamber.net.
DREDGING FORUM: The Army Corps of Engineers holds a public meeting and workshop next month as it studies the possible environmental effects of deepening Charleston Harbor. 5:30-8 p.m. The Citadel's Mark Clark Hall. Participants will be able to interact with members of the study team and discuss issues related to the economics, engineering and environmental aspects for the deepening review. They also can submit written comments, electronic comments and verbal comments through a court report. Go to www.sac.usace.army.mil for more details.