SUMMERVILLE BUSINESS COUNSELING: The coastal chapter of SCORE offers free business counseling for entrepreneurs and small business owners. 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Dorchester County Library, 76 Trolley Road, Summerville. No appointment necessary. Call 727-4778 or go to www.score285.org for more information.
SUMMERVILLE GROWTH PLAN: The Greater Summerville/Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce’s public policy division meets. 8 a.m. 402 N. Main St., Summerville. Scheduled speaker is Summerville Mayor Bill Collins. Topic: “A Master Plan for Summerville Growth.” Go to www.greatersummerville.org for more information.
Social Media Workshop: The coastal chapter of SCORE holds a workshop, “Effectively Using Social Media.” 6-8:30 p.m. Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, 4500 Leeds Ave., North Charleston. Scheduled speaker are Brian Anderson and Ashley Holman. $25. Go to www.score285.org/ to register.
DEVELOPMENT ALLIANCE: The Charleston Regional Development Alliance holds its annual luncheon. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Trident Technical College Complex for Economic Development, Building 920, 7000 Rivers Ave. North Charleston. Scheduled keynote speaker is innovation expert Robert Tercek. Topic: “Inventing the Future: Thriving in a World of Constant Change.” $60 for alliance investors; $80 for others. Go to www.crda.org/AnnualLuncheon for details.
USING DATA: The Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce holds an installment of its Tech Talks series. 5:30-7:30 p.m. 4500 Leeds Ave., North Charleston. Scheduled speaker is Ian Jones, application and data services manager with eGroup. Topic: “Driving Value out of Data. Big or Otherwise.” $10 for members; $15 after Nov. 4. Contact Chris Wheeler at email@example.com for details.
FINANCIAL CRISIS: The Bastiat Society of Charleston meets. 6-7 p.m. The Broken Egg Cafe, 99 S. Market St., Charleston. Scheduled speaker is Nikolai Wenzel, visiting assistant professor of Economics in the Lutgert College of Business at Florida Gulf Coast University. Topic: “Financial Crisis of 2008: Markets vs. Regulation.” Free. Email Trip Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
CHARLESTON COUNTY CONTRACTING: Charleston County’s Minority/Women/Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program holds a free business event for prime and subcontractor businesses. 6 p.m. Room B339, Lonnie Hamilton III Public Services Building, 4045 Bridge View Drive, North Charleston. Scheduled speakers include Karen Jenkins, author and principle owner of KRJ Consulting. Topic: “How to Increase Your Bottom Line Through Networking.” Contacting LaZana Porter at 958-4769 or email@example.com for more information.
CENTER FOR WOMEN NETWORKING: The Center for Women holds its 12th annual networking event for working women. 5:30-8 p.m. Citadel Holliday Alumni House, Charleston. $20 in advance for members; $40 for others. Go to www.c4women.org or call 763-7333 for more details.
CONTRACT MANAGEMENT: The Charleston chapter of the National Contract Management Association meets for a brown-bag lunch. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Goodwill Industries of Lower South Carolina, 2150 Eagle Drive, North Charleston. Scheduled speakers are Helena Tirone and Dawn Moore of Fluor. Topic: “Contract Closeout” Free and open to nonmembers.
COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE CONFERENCE: The South Carolina chapter of the real estate group Certified Commercial Investment Member Institute holds its annual meeting and fall conference. Charleston Renaissance Hotel, 68 Wentworth St. Scheduled keynote speaker is Wayne D’Amico, CCIM president. $75 for members; $125 for others. Go to chapters.ccim.com/southcarolina or called Jordan Mancini at 803-414-3249 for details.
Legislative Luncheon: The Greater Summerville/Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce holds its annual legislative luncheon. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Holiday Inn Express, 120 Holiday Inn Drive, Summerville. $35 for members; $50 for others. Contact Abby Hartmann for details at firstname.lastname@example.org or 873-2931.
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. Scheduled speakers are Elnora Campbell and Vicky Seigler. Topic: “Building Your Professional Portfolio.” Free. Contact Lottie at 218-5151 for more information.
RETIRED EDUCATORS: The Charleston County Retired Educators’ Association meets. 11:00 a.m. Cherokee Place United Methodist Church, 2105 Cosgrove Ave., North Charleston. Scheduled speaker is Don Thompson.
HEALTH CARE REFORM: The Charleston chapter of the Society of Financial Service Professionals holds a seminar, “Now That the Dust Has Settled: A Re-Look at Both the Tax Code and the Affordable Care Act ... Where Are We Now?” 1-3:10 p.m. Atlantic Coast Advisory Group, 490 Wando Park Blvd., Mount Pleasant. Free for members; $20 for others. Call Paul Brustowicz at 873-4914 or email email@example.com for more information.