Coming up in local business
CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATES: The Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce holds its quarterly membership meeting, featuring candidates for the 1st Congressional District race. 7:30-9 a.m. Charleston Marriott, 170 Lockwood Drive, Charleston. $25 before noon Feb 11; $30 afterward. Go to charlestonchamber.net or contact Parker Lee at 805-3035 for more information.
BUSINESS STRUCTURE OPTIONS: The S.C. Women’s Business Center holds a workshop on the legal and tax consequences of forming limited liability companies and other business structures. 5:30-7:30 p.m. 129 Cannon St., Charleston. $20. Scheduled speaker is attorney Karen Kerrison of Daughtridge & Wallace. Limited to 20 participants. Wednesday
NEW BUSINESS COUNCIL: The Greater Summerville/Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce launches its new Entrepreneur Council. 8-9:30 a.m. 402 N. Main St., Summerville. The new group will meet 8-9 a.m. the second Wednesday of the month; locations may vary. RSVP to Tori at tburke-koskela@greater summerville.org or 873-2931.
GRANT PROS: The Charleston Association of Grant Professionals meets. 5:45-7:30 p.m. Charleston County Public Library, 68 Calhoun St., Charleston. Scheduled speaker is Jessica Browning of the Winkler Group. Topic: “Grants as Part of a Comprehensive Development Program.” Free. Call 452-4492 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.BUSINESS RESOURCES: The coastal chapter of SCORE holds a community resources workshop for entrepreneurs and business owners. 6-9 p.m. Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, 4500 Leeds Ave., North Charleston. Scheduled participants include the U.S. Small Business Administration, Small Business Development Center, S.C. Women’s Business Center, Charleston County Public Library, Minority Business Enterprise, and Business Outreach. $25. Call 727-4778 or go to www.score285.org for more information. Feb. 19
Engineers COUNCIL: The Charleston Engineers Joint Council meets. 5:30-8 p.m. Holliday Alumni Center, 69 Hagood Ave., Charleston. Scheduled speaker is Alan D. Torres, general manager for nuclear construction at S.C. Electric & Gas. Topic: “A New Generation of Nuclear Construction in South Carolina.” $30 in advance; $35 at the door; $15 for students. Go to charlestonejc.org for more information.
HEALTH CARE PANEL: The Society of Financial Service Professionals local chapter holds a seminar: “Health Care: The Times They Are A-Changin’.” 1-3:10 p.m. Atlantic Coast Advisory Group, 421 Wando Park Blvd., Mount Pleasant. Scheduled panelists are Gayle C. Holcom, Gerald Frye and Arthur Tacchino. Free for members; $25 for others. Contact Paul Brustowicz at 873-4914 or email@example.com for more information. Feb. 22
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.
ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS: The International Association of Administrative Professionals’ Charleston chapter meets. 6 p.m. Lonnie Hamilton III Public Services Building, 4045 Bridge View Drive, North Charleston. Contact Vicky at 958-4141 for more information.
Web TACTICS FOR EXPORTERS: The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Commercial Service holds a seminar: “Webmarketing Your Export Business.” 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. College of Charleston’s Beatty Center, Room 220, 5 Liberty St. $65. Contact Phil Minard at 746-3404 or Phil.Minard@trade.gov for more information.