Coming up in Charleston business

  • Posted: Monday, December 30, 2013 12:01 a.m.

Jan. 6

ESTATE PLANNING: Charleston County Probate Court holds an estate planning workshop. 10 a.m.-noon. 84 Broad St., Charleston, second floor. Scheduled speaker is Irvin G. Condon, Charleston County probate judge. Free. Register in advance by calling 958-5030.

NEXTON UPDATE: The Greater Summerville/Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce holds it inaugural Monthly Morning Power Hour. 7:30 a.m. Holiday Inn Express, 120 Holiday Drive, Summerville. Scheduled speaker is Brent Gibadlo, director of real estate development for MeadWestvaco Community Development and Land Management. Topic: update on the Nexton project. Free for members; $25 for others. Go to for details.

Small Business Roundtable: The coastal chapter of SCORE holds a small business roundtable for entrepreneurs and small business owners who want input from peers and professionals about their business ideas. 9-10 a.m. Lonnie Hamilton III Public Service Building, 4045 Bridge View Drive, Suite C216, North Charleston. Free. Register at

Jan. 9

LOW IMPACT DEVELOPMENT: The ACE Basin, North Inlet-Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserves, Center for Watershed Protection and S.C. Sea Grant Consortium hold a free workshop and review of the Coastal South Carolina Low Impact Development Manual, including feedback from participants. 9:30 a.m-3:30 p.m. The Marine Resources Research Institute at Fort Johnson, James Island. Register by Jan. 6. Go to for more details.

MEET THE POLS: The Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce holds a legislative reception featuring local, state and federal elected officials. 6-8 p.m. South Carolina Aquarium, 100 Aquarium Wharf, Charleston. $50 for members; $70 for others. Email Jeremy Cauthen at for more information.

Jan. 10

ECONOMIC FORECAST: The Berkeley Chamber of Commerce holds its economic forecast: "Where Are We For 2014?" Noon. Redbank Club, 2316 Red Bank Road, Goose Creek. Scheduled speakers are Bruce Yandle, alumni distinguished professor of economics of Clemson University, and Frank Rainwater, chief economist and assistant general counsel for S.C. Budget and Control Board. $35 for members; $50 for other. RSVP at 761-8238 or 577-9549, or go to for more information.

Jan. 16

RETIRED EDUCATORS: Charleston County Retired Educators' Association meets. 11:00 a.m. Cherokee Place United Methodist Church, 2105 Cosgrove Ave., North Charleston. Scheduled speaker is Laura Stefanelli, executive director of Respite Care of Charleston.

Jan. 23

CHAMBER MEETING: The Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce holds its annual meeting. 6-9:30 p.m. Charleston Area Convention Center, International Blvd., North Charleston. Scheduled speaker is William Taylor, author and founding editor of Fast Company magazine. $65-$150. Email for more information.

Feb. 1

CHAMBER ANNUAL MEETING: The Greater Summerville/Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce holds its annual membership ship meeting. The Lake House at Middleton Place Inn. Call 873-2931 or go to for more details.

Feb. 12

LOGISTICS SUMMIT: New Carolina holds the 2014 South Carolina Transportation, Distribution and Logistics Summit. Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, Columbia. Go to for details.

Feb. 18-20

Automotive Summit: The S.C. Automotive Council and the S.C. Manufacturers Alliance holds the third annual South Carolina automotive summit. The Hyatt, Greenville. $325 for members; $375 for others.

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