Contacts for Contracts: Charleston County hosts a matchmaker event where small businesses can showcase goods and services to local and federal government agencies. 1-4 p.m. James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Drive. Free. Park fee waived for attendees. Register by Feb. 19 at or by calling 958-4753.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT UPDATE: Local chapters of APICS and the Institute for Supply Management meet. 6 p.m. Santee Cooper, 1 Riverwood Drive, Moncks Corner. Speaker, Santee Cooper CEO Lonnie Carter. Topic: "Economic Development in the Tri-County Area." Register by noon today by email to or call 486-5185. $10 students; $20 others.


Tax Workshop: S.C. Small Business Development Center holds a federal tax workshop. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. First Federal Corporate Center, 2430 Mall Drive, Suite 155, North Charleston. Free. Call 740-6160 to register.

Feb. 24

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. Speakers are Alethia Long and Kathryn Rice. Topics: "National Heart Month." Call 218-5151 for details.

Feb. 25

RETIRED EDUCATORS: Charleston County Retired Educators' Association meets. 11 a.m. Cherokee Place United Methodist Church, 2105 Cosgrove Ave., North Charleston.

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Center for Women's Brown Bag Lunch Series. Noon-1 p.m. Founders Hall at Charles Towne Landing, West Ashley. Free for members; $20 others. Speakers are Melissa Ladd and Chrissa Waite of issaFacilitation. Topic: "Meeting Therapy: From Dreadful to Successful." Registration requested. or call 763-7333.

Feb. 26

WEST ASHLEY UPDATE: The Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce holds "Business in Your Backyard: Envisioning the Future of West Ashley." 7:30-9 a.m. Jason's Deli, 975 Savannah Highway. Scheduled panelists include: Mayor Joe Riley and City Council members Keith Waring, Bill Moody, Aubrey Alexander, Dean Riegel, Rodney Williams and Marvin Wagner. $15 members; $25 others. Contact Cambron Jewell at or go to

Feb. 27

Lunch & Learn: The Sea Islands Chamber of Commerce holds a lunch and learn about Communities in Schools. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 2817 Maybank Highway, Johns Island. Free.

Tourism Council: Greater Summerville/Dorchester County Chamber's tourism council unveils the "Visit Summerville" website. 8 a.m. 402 N. Main St., Summerville. Registration required. Contact 873-2931.

Feb. 27-28

law symposium: The Law Review at the University of South Carolina School of Law and the American Bar Assocation hold a symposium on the future of legal education. Strom Thurmond Law Auditorium, USC School of Law. Scheduled speakers include Jim Silkenat, president of the ABA, and William Hubbard, the ABA's president-elect. Keynote address is free and open to the public. $75 for legal practitioners who register by Feb. 24; $100 afterward. Go to or call 803-777-5874 or email

March 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 Condon, Charleston County probate judge. Free. Register in advance by calling 958-5030.