Coming up in local business
NEW HOMES UPDATE: Charleston Home Builders Association holds an update on the market for new homes. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.. Crowne Plaza Hotel, 4831 Tanger Blvd., North Charleston. Scheduled speakers are Will Jenkinson, broker in charge of Carolina One New Homes, and Joey Von Nessen, research economist at RESH Marketing and consultant with the University of South Carolina Moore School of Business. Free for members; $25 for others. Go to charlestonhomebuilders.org to register.
GOODBusiness Summit: Lowcountry Local First holds the GOODBusiness Summit. Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St., Charleston. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. $125 for members by June 1 and $150 afterward; for others, $175 by June 1 and $200 afterward. Scheduled speakers include: Natalie Chanin of Alabama Chanin; Eric Henry of TS Designs; Paul Saginaw, co-owner of Zingerman’s; and state Sen. Vincent Sheheen. Go to lowcountrylocalfirst.org for more information.
COLLETON JOB FAIR: The Colleton County Chamber of Commerce, S.C. Department of Social Services, SC Works and other sponsors hold a regional job fair in Colleton County. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. National Guard Armory, 849 Cottageville Highway, Walterboro. Free.
FRANCHISE FORUM: The coastal chapter of SCORE in conjunction with FranNet of the Carolinas hold a free seminar: “Is Franchise Ownership Right for You?” 10 a.m.-noon. Charleston County Public Library, 68 Calhoun St., Charleston. For more information, call Cathey Petkash at 678-644-3868.
HURRICANE EXPO: The Sea Islands Chamber of Commerce holds its inaugural hurricane preparedness expo. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 3153 Maybank Highway, Johns Island. Contact Karen at 793-1234 for more information.
BROCHURE DESIGN: The coastal chapter of SCORE holds a brochure design seminar for entrepreneurs and business. 6-9 p.m. Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, 4500 Leeds Ave., North Charleston. $25. Go to www.score285.org to register or call 727-4778.
DORCHESTER 2 CONSTRUCTION FORUM: Dorchester School District Two holds a meet and greet with MB Kahn Construction Co. Inc. for local businesses that are interested in working on the upcoming bond referendum building projects. 6 p.m. Summerville High School, 1101 Boone Hill Road. RSVP by Friday to firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOR INVENTORS: The coastal chapter of SCORE holds an inventors forum. 9 a.m. Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, 4500 Leeds Ave., North Charleston. Free. For more information, call 727-4778.
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, second floor, 68 Calhoun St., Charleston. No appointment necessary. For more information, call 727-4778.
HONORING the Military: The Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce holds its annual salute to the region’s military personnel. 5:15-8:30 p.m. Embassy Suites, 5055 International Blvd., North Charleston. Scheduled keynote speaker is Rear Adm. Richard P. Breckenridge, director of Undersea Warfare Division (N97). $65 for chamber members; $45 military members. Contact Jeremy Cauthen at 805-3075 or email@example.com for more information.
CLEAN ENERGY SUMMIT: The S.C. Clean Energy Business Alliance holds its S.C. Clean Energy Summit. Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln St., Columbia. Rate start at $100 for alliance members; $125 for others. Contact Andrew Epting at 803-673-7855 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Go to eventbrite.com/event/5934081999# to register.