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


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


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, Charleston. Scheduled Panelists include: Mayor Joe Riley and Charleston City Council members Keith Waring, Bill Moody, Aubrey Alexander, Dean Riegel, Rodney Williams and Marvin Wagner. $10-$15 for members; $25 for others. Contact Cambron Jewell at or go to for more details.

Employability FORUM: Charleston County Councilwoman Anna Johnson holds a roundtable forum on employability skills with representatives from S.C. Works and other employment experts. 12:30 p.m., Johns Island Regional Library, 3531 Maybank Highway. Contact or call 795-3970.

FOR INVENTORS: The coastal chapter of SCORE holds an inventors forum. 9-10 a.m. Lonnie Hamilton III Public Services Building, 4045 Bridge View Drive, Room 201, North Charleston. Free. Register at


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. Go to for details.

Tourism Council: Greater Summerville/Dorchester County Chamber's Tourism Council meets to unveil the "Visit Summerville" website. 8 a.m., 402 N. Main St., Summerville. Registration required. Call 873-2931 or go to for details.


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. Scheduled speakers include Jim Silkenat, president of the ABA, and William Hubbard, the group's president-elect. Keynote address is free and open to the public. For practitioners who register by Feb. 24 the fee is $75; $100 afterward. Go to or call 803-777-5874 or email for more details.

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.

March 5

Women's Business Roundtable: The coastal chaper of SCORE holds a business roundtable for women entrepreneurs. 9-10 a.m. Lonnie Hamilton III Public Services Building, 4045 Bridge View Drive, Room 201, North Charleston. Free. Register at

James Island's future: Charleston County Council Councilman Joe Qualey holds a public meeting on the future of James Island development present and transportation concerns. 6:30 p.m. James Island Town Hall, 1238-B Camp Road. Email or call 693-3434.

March 6

Economic Outlook Conference: The Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce holds its 2014 Economic Outlook Conference. Noon-2 p.m. Charleston Area Convention Center, 5055 International Blvd., North Charleston. $105 for members; $160 for others. Scheduled panelists include Jim Newsome, CEO of the State Ports Authority; Chris Fraser, chamber 2014 chairman; and Mary Graham, senior vice president for public policy at the chamber. Contact Chris Wheeler at or go to for details.

Bastiat Society of Charleston: The Bastiat Society of Charleston meets. 6 p.m. Broken Egg Cafe, 99 S. Market St., Charleston. Scheduled speaker is Michael Munger of Duke University. Topic: "Cruise Ships, Paper Mills and Potato Chips." Email for details.

March 11

Advertising Strategies: The coastal chapter of SCORE holds an advertising strategies workshop, 6-8 p.m. Lonnie Hamilton III Public Services Building, 4045 Bridge View Drive, Room 339, North Charleston. $20. Register at

March 13

EXPORT WORKSHOP: The U.S. Commerce Department's Export Commercial Service holds a workshop on exporting to South Korea and Panama. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. College of Charleston North Campus, 5300 International Blvd., Building B, Suite 100, North Charleston. $45. Seating limited. Registration required. Scheduled speakers include: Pat Fosberry, export manager at John S. James Shipping Co.; Mike Allocca, president of Allocca Enterprises; John Coronado, senior commercial officer at the U.S. Embassy in Panamal; and the Hon. He Beom Kim of the South Korean Consul General of Atlanta. Contact Anita Patel at 803-737-0247 or for more information.