FOR INVENTORS: The coastal chapter of SCORE holds an inventors forum that includes feedback from peers and professionals. 9-10 a.m. Lonnie Hamilton Public Services Building, 4045 Bridge View Drive, C201, North Charleston. Free.


BUILDING COUNCIL: The Charleston chapter of the Building Enclosure Council meets. 6-7:30 p.m., Charleston County Public Library, 68 Calhoun St. Scheduled speaker is Justin Boone. Topic: "New Enclosure Technologies." Free. Go to for details.

Health care for Small Businesses: Charleston County offers a free workshop on small business health options. 6 p.m., Lonnie Hamilton Public Services Building, 4045 Bridge View Drive, North Charleston, Room B-339. Scheduled speaker is Jerry Marsh, a certified insurance navigator for Advance registration requested. Contact Aliya Ross at 958-4754.


SUPPLY CHAIN SUMMIT: The College of Charleston Business School holds its annual Supply Chain Summit. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Beatty Center's Wells Fargo Auditorium, 5 Liberty St., Charleston. Scheduled speakers include Bobby Hitt, S.C. Commerce Department secretary, and Jim Newsome, CEO of the State Ports Authority. Go to for more information and to register.

E-SMOKING PRODUCTS: The Smoke-Free Lowcountry Coalition meets. 10 a.m.-noon. Medical University of South Carolina Bioengineering Building, Room 112. Scheduled speaker is Erin Sutfin of Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Topic: "E-Cigarettes, E-Hookahs and E-Cigars: The Next Generation of Tobacco Products?" $20. Register at by March 24.


VolunteerS WANTED: The coastal chapter of SCORE holds a volunteer recruitment meeting, 4:30-6 p.m. St. Andrews Library, 1735 N. Woodmere Drive, Charleston. Learn about volunteer opportunities to provide confidential mentoring to start-up businesses.

March 30-April 1

International Energy SUMMIT: Clemson University's Restoration Institute holds, "Local DC Electricity: Transforming the 21st Century Energy Economy." Francis Marion Hotel, 387 King St., Charleston $50-$150. Scheduled keynote speaker is Jim Rogers, retired chairman and CEO of Duke Energy. Go to for details.

April 2

FOR WOMEN: The coastal chapter of SCORE holds a free women's business roundtable to discuss business ideas. 9-10 a.m. Lonnie Hamilton Public Services Building, 4045 Bridge View Drive, North Charleston, C201. Register at

A CASE AGAINST College: The Bastiat Society of Charleston meets. 6 p.m. Broken Egg Cafe, 99 S. Market St., Charleston. Scheduled speaker is Isaac Morehouse, founder and CEO of Praxis. Topic: Why college isn't always the best option for graduating high school seniors. Go to for details.

April 3

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

April 8

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT: The Greater Summerville/Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce holds a panel discussion on workforce development. 7:30-9 a.m. Summerville Adult Learning Center 1325-A Boone Hill Road. Scheduled speakers are: Sean Alford, assistant superintendent for Dorchester School District 2; Jamie Wood, workforce development director with Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments; and Rebecca Battle-Bryant, assistant executive director of workforce and economic development at the S.C. Department of Education and Workforce. Free for members; $25 for others. Registration required. Call 873-2931 for details.