ADMINISTRATIVE GROUP: The International Association of Administrative Professionals' Charleston chapter meets and installs officers. 6 p.m. Lonnie Hamilton III Public Services Building, 4045 Bridge View Drive, North Charleston. Contact Lottie at 218-5151.


Grant GROUP: The Charleston Association of Grant Professionals meets. 5:45-7:30 p.m. Charleston County Public Library, 68 Calhoun St. Scheduled speaker is Anne Weston Sass, grants director for Roper St. Francis Foundation. Free. Call 452-4492 or email

ENERGY USAGE: The Sustainability Institute and the U.S. Green Business Council hold an installment in the ReThink series to discuss energy conservation, regulations, and rebates, incentives and financing for home energy upgrades. 6-7:15 p.m. The Center for Sustainable Living, 113 Calhoun St., Charleston. Free to members of either group; $15 for others. RSVP to rebekah@sustainabilityinstitutesc. org.


Business Plan Competition: YEScarolina holds the third annual Mark Motley Foundation State Business Plan Competition featuring 15 high school students from South Carolina. Final round starts at 5:30 p.m. College of Charleston School of Business, Wells Fargo Auditorium, Liberty St.


FISCAL FITNESS: Sea Islands Chamber of Commerce holds a lunch and learn about the essentials of fiscal fitness. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 2817 Maybank Highway, Johns Island. Scheduled speaker is Dennis Bailey, retirement and investment services adviser. RSVP by June 18. Call 793-1234 for details.

June 26

Export FINANcING: World Trade Center Charleston and the Global Business Resource Center at the College of Charleston hold an information session about financing exports. 8:30 a.m.-noon. Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, 4500 Leeds Ave., North Charleston. Scheduled speakers include Michael K. Jackson, director of city/state partners and small business training at the Export-Import Bank. Free. Contact Therese Gordon at or go to for details.

June 27

BUSINESS Tax Credits: S.C. Association of Community Development Corporations and S.C. Community Loan Fund present an overview of the federal New Markets Tax Credit for businesses. 10 a.m.-noon. Charleston County Public Library, 68 Calhoun St. Free. Registration required. Contact Kate Pratt at or 579-9855 for details.

July 9

Clean Energy: S.C. Clean Energy Business Alliance holds its annual S.C. Clean Energy Summit. 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln St., Columbia. Scheduled keynote speaker is S.C. Commerce Secretary Bobby Hitt. $100-$200. Go to for details.

July 14

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