AMERICA’S MIDDLE CLASS: The Initiative for Public Choice and Market Process in the College of Charleston School of Business holds a free talk as part of its annual Adam Smith Week. 3:20-4:35 p.m. Beatty Center’s Wells Fargo Auditorium, 5 Liberty St., Charleston. Scheduled speaker is Don Boudreaux, professor of economics at George Mason University. Topic: “The Economic Fate of America’s Middle Class.”
ADMIN PROFESSIONALS: The International Association of Administrative Professionals’ Charleston chapter meets. 6 p.m. 4045 Bridge View Drive, North Charleston. Scheduled speaker is Tia Bivens. Topic: “Step Up to Social Media — Attn: Webmaster.” Go to www.charleston-iaap.org.
trade TALK: World Trade Center Charleston meets. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Embassy Suites Hotel Charleston Area Convention Center, 5001 International Blvd., North Charleston. Scheduled speakers are Francisco J. Sanchez, undersecretary of commerce for international trade at the U.S. Department of Commerce, and Geoff Schuler of Boeing Co. and the Charleston Metro Export Initiative. $25 for WTC and Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce members; $35 for others.
WEBSITE WORKSHOP: The S.C. Women’s Business Center holds a workshop” “Does Your Website Say ‘Wow’ or ‘Whoa’?” 1:30-3:30 p.m. 129 Cannon St., Charleston. $20. Call 763-7333.
REAL ESTATE ABROAD: The Initiative for Public Choice and Market Process in the College of Charleston School of Business holds a free talk as part of its annual Adam Smith Week. 7 p.m. Beatty Center’s Wells Fargo Auditorium, 5 Liberty St., Charleston. Scheduled speaker is Nick French, professor of real estate and director of the MSc Real Estate programs at Oxford Brookes University in the United Kingdom. Topic: “Real Estate Valuation: An International Perspective.”
MANUFACTURERS SALUTED: The Silver Crescent Foundation holds its 2013 “Salute to Manufacturers.” 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. TD Convention Center, Greenville. Scheduled keynote speaker is Jack Jones, Boeing South Carolina vice president and general manager. $50. Go to saluteto manufacturing.org or call Sharon Halsey at 803-657-6183.
Mount Pleasant business: Mount Pleasant Business Association meets. Noon-1:30 p.m. Holiday Inn, 250 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. $18 for guests. www.mympba.com.
SUPPLY CHAIN FORUM: The College of Charleston School of Business holds the inaugural S.C. Supply Chain Summit. 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Beatty Center, 5 Liberty St. Charleston. Scheduled speakers include S.C. Commerce Secretary Bobby Hitt and State Ports Authority CEO Jim Newsome. $50. Go to go.cofc.edu/summit to register.
Sustainable Agriculture PRIMER: Lowcountry Local First begins an eight-week weekly course on the basics of sustainable agriculture. 6-8:30 p.m. through May 13. Location to be determined. $150. Contact Kavita Koppa at kavita@lowcountry localfirst.org to register.
BOOKKEEPING BASICS: The coastal chapter of SCORE holds a business workshop: “Bookkeeping 101.” 6-9 p.m. 4500 Leeds Ave., North Charleston. $25. Register at www.score285.org or call 727-4778.
WOMEN IN POWER: The Center for Woman holds an installment in its “Women in Power” series. 5:30-7:30 p.m. French Quarter Inn, 166 Church St., Charleston. Scheduled speaker is Sue Stevens, airports director for the Charleston County Aviation Authority. $25 for members; $35 for others. Registration required. Go to www.c4women.org for details.
THOUGHTS ON CAPITALISM: The Bastiat Society meets. 6-8 p.m. Barbara Jean’s, 99 S. Market St., Charleston. Scheduled speaker is Bradley K. Hobbs, BB&T distinguished professor of free enterprise at Florida Gulf Coast University and a visiting scholar at Clemson University. Email email@example.com.