Tuesday

GOING INTO BUSINESS: The coastal chaper of SCORE holds a workshop, “Starting Your Business.” 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Lonnie Hamilton III Public Service Building, 4045 Bridge View Drive, Suite C216, North Charleston. Free. Go to www.score285.org to register and get more details.

Grant Professionals: The Charleston Association of Grant Professionals meets 5:45-7:30 p.m., Charleston County Public Library Auditorium, 68 Calhoun St. Jessica Browning, vice president for communications for the Winkler Group, will speak on “The Good, the Bad and the Funded.” Meetings are free and open to anyone interested in the grants process. Call 452-4492 or email carolynlackey@comcast.net.

Wednesday

FLOOD ZONE FORUM: Charleston County Council member Anna B. Johnson holds a roundtable discussion, “Living in a Flood Zone.” It will include a review of the history of floodplain management, current regulatory requirements and the impact of the federal Biggert/Waters Act of 2012. 12:30 p.m. Johns Island Regional Library, 3531 Maybank Highway. Scheduled speaker is Carl Simmons, county director of building inspection services. Free.

FREE MARKETS FORUM: The Initiative for Market Choice & Public Process holds an installment in the BB&T Free Market Process Speaker Series at the College of Charleston. 7-8 p.m. Beatty Center’s Wells Fargo Auditorium, 5 Liberty St., Charleston. Scheduled speaker is author and columnist Virginia Postrel, former editor of Reason magazine. Topic: “Meaning and Value in Commercial Culture.” Free.

Thursday

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 annualmeeting@charlestonchamber.org for more information.

Friday

MARITIME GROUP: The Maritime Association of South Carolina marks its 88th anniversary at its annual meeting and gala. 6:30 p.m. Embassy Suites, 5055 International Blvd., North Charleston. Award recipients include U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham; state Rep. Leon Stavrinakis; and Billy Adams, executive director of the S.C. Stevedores Association. $150. Call 577-7678 or go to www.maritimesc.org for more information.

Jan. 27

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 speaker is Glennda Ross. Topic: “Getting to the Heart of the Matter: Organizational Planning for Certification.” Contact Lottie at 218-5151 for more information.

Jan. 28

Google for Nonprofits: The S.C. Tech Academy of the Coastal Community Foundation holds a workshop for nonprofit employees, board members and volunteers, “Why Your Nonprofit Should Consider Going Google.” 9–11 a.m. or 1–3 p.m. 635 Rutledge Ave., Suite 201, Charleston. Free. Reservations required. Contact Annette@coastalcommunityfoundation or 723-3635 for more information.

Young Professionals: “Shaping the Future of Our Region: Lessons From Raleigh.” The S.C. Community Loan Fund, Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce and Charleston Trident Association of Realtors invite you to hear how young professionals are shaping the future of their community in Raleigh and how to make a difference in Charleston. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., The Alley, 131 Columbus St., Charleston. Free. Speaker will be Mitchell Silver, chief planning and development officer, City of Raleigh.

Jan. 31

Job Fair: Trident Technical College’s Division of Continuing Education and Economic Development, SC Works and Charleston County hold a job fair. 9 a.m.-noon. 5231 Highway 165, Hollywood. Free.

Feb. 1

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

Feb. 3

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

Feb. 5

FOR WOMEN IN BUSINESS: The coastal chapter of SCORE holds a women’s business roundtable. 9-10 a.m. Lonnie Hamilton III Public Services Building, 4045 Bridge View Drive, Suite C-216, North Charleston. Free. Go to www.score285.org for details.

Feb. 7

STATE OF THE COUNTY: Berkeley Chamber of Commerce holds a “State of the County” address. 8 a.m. Redbank Club, 2316 Redbank Road, Goose Creek. Scheduled speaker is Berkeley County Supervisor Dan Davis. $20 for members; $35 for others. Call 577-9549 or 761-8238 or go to berkeleysc.org for more details.

Feb. 10-12

NONPROFIT CONFERENCE: The South Carolina Association of Nonprofit Organizations holds its 15th annual SCANPO Nonprofit Summit. Francis Marion Hotel, 387 King St., Charleston. $100-$345. Go to www.scanpo.org for conference details and registration.

Feb. 11, 19, 25

Writing A Business Plan: The coastal chapter of SCORE holds a three-part workshop on writing a business plan. 6-8:30 p.m. Lonnie Hamilton III Public Services Building, 4045 Bridge View Drive, Suite C-216, North Charleston. $50. Go to www.score285.org for details.

Feb. 12

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

Feb. 18-20

Automotive Summit: The S.C. Automotive Council and the S.C. Manufacturers Alliance holds the 3rd annual South Carolina Automotive Summit. The Hyatt, Greenville. $325 for members; $375 for others. Go to scautomotivecouncil.com for more details.