Jan. 10

PREPARING ENTREPRENEURS: The South Carolina Women’s Business Center holds an “Entrepreneurial Readiness Program.” 5:30-7:30 p.m. The Center for Women, 129 Cannon St., Charleston. $20, Registration required. Go to scwbc.net or call 763-7333 for more information.

Chamber annual meeting: The Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce holds its annual meeting. 6-10 p.m. Charleston Area Convention Center, 5055 International Blvd., North Charleston. $150, Scheduled speaker is Rebecca Ryan, founder of Next Generation Consulting. Contact Claire Porter at 805-3113 for more information.

Tactical Urbanism: Nonprofit Enough Pie holds a lecture: “Lessons for the Upper Peninsula.” 7 p.m. Stage Presence Event Rentals, 2201 Mechanic St., North Charleston. Scheduled speaker is Mike Lydon, principal at Street Plans Collaborative and primary author of “Tactical Urbanism: Short-Term Action, Long-Term Change.” Go to 1600meeting.com/enough-pie/ for more information.

Jan. 13

FILM INDUSTRY ALLIANCE: The Carolina Film Alliance holds its annual membership meeting. 3-5:30 p.m. Pure Theatre, 477 King St., Charleston. Go to carolinafilm.com for more information.

Jan. 15-16

BUSINESS START-UP HELP: The coastal chapter of SCORE Coastal holds a two-night seminar: “Small Business Start-up Basics.” 6-9 p.m. Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, 4500 Leeds Ave., North Charleston. $50. Register at www.score285.org or by calling 727-4778.

Jan. 17

ECONOMIC FORECAST: The Greater Summerville/Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce holds an economic forecast and annual membership meeting for 2013. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Bethany United Methodist Church, 118 W. 3rd South St., Summerville. Scheduled speaker is from Wall Street economist Stephen Slifer, founder of Charleston-based NumberNomics. $45 for members; $70 for others. Go to www.greater summerville.org.

LEGISLATIVE RECEPTION: The Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce holds its 2013 Legislative Reception. 6-8 p.m. South Carolina Aquarium, 100 Aquarium Wharf, Charleston. Invited guest include mayors, city and county council members, state legislators and the congressional delegation. $50 for members; $70 for others. Call 577-2510 or go to charlestonchamber.net for more information.

Jan. 23

RECYCLING: The Carolina Recycling Association’s Recycling Networking Council meets. Location: Carolina Waste and Recycling, 4285 Pace St., North Charleston. Scheduled speakers are Tony Soto, Boeing’s senior manager of environment, health and safety, and Christina Moskos of Charleston County Recycling. Free. Go to www.cra.onefireplace.org.

Feb. 5-7

S.C. AUTO SUMMIT: The South Carolina Automotive Council holds its second annual automotive summit. The Hyatt in downtown Greenville. Topics include growing investments in the Southeast, workforce development and the outlook for the auto industry. Scheduled speakers include executives of Robert Bosch, Bridgestone, Daimler AG and General Dynamics Corp., as well as S.C. Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt. Keynote speaker is Jochen Etzel, CEO of Continental Tire the Americas LLC. $325 for SCMA members; $375 for others. Go to www.scautomotivecouncil.com to register.

Feb. 6-8

CRUISE SHIP SYMPOSIUM: The World Monuments Fund, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Preservation Society of Charleston hold a symposium on the impacts of cruise tourism in historic port communities. Francis Marion Hotel. Charleston. $300 for members of the three sponsor groups and for students; $350 for others. Go to preservationsociety.org for more information.