STEM LITERACY: Lowcountry STEM Collaborative holds a "re-engagement" meeting to discuss Science, Technology, Engineering and Math literacy. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Clemson University Restoration Institute's SCE&G Energy Innovation Center, 1250 Supply St., North Charleston. Scheduled panelists include representatives from The InterTech Group; Charleston County School District; Boeing Co.; Charleston Digital Corridor; Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce; The Citadel; and Robert Bosch. Free. Go to bit.ly/1rcyXh9 to register.


FOR Inventors: The Coastal Chapter of SCORE holds an inventors forum. 9 a.m. Lonnie Hamilton III Public Services Building, 4045 Bridge View Drive, Room C-201, North Charleston. Free.

Mortgage default clinic: The Dorchester Prosperity Center holds a free mortgage-default prevention clinic with advisers from Family Services Inc. 3-7 p.m., by appointment only. 222 Trolley Road, Summerville. For more details and appointments, call 282-6294 or 761-6033.


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; Char- lotte Starfire, director of trade and supply chain finance at Bank of America; Angela Johnson, president of Export Insurance Services; and Tom Lauria, area manager for the Small Business Development Center. Free. Contact Therese Gordon at tgordon@charlestonchamber.org or go to charlestonchamber.net for details.

PROBATE PRIMER: The Charleston County Bar Association holds a free community seminar, "Why Do I Need a Will? A Primer on Probate in South Carolina." 5:30 p.m. Charleston County Public Library, 68 Calhoun St. Scheduled speakers are Wendi Freeman and Dana Wine. Go to charlestoncountybar.org for more details.


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 kate@scacdc.net or 579-9855 for more details.

July 2

Business Roundtable: The Coastal Chapter of SCORE hold a free roundtable to discuss the differences between and criteria for employees and independent contractors. 9-10 a.m., Lonnie Hamilton III Public Services Building, 4045 Bridge View Drive, North Charleston. Register at www.score285.org.

Economic Freedom: The Bastiat Society of Charleston meets. 6 p.m., The Broken Egg Cafe, 99 S. Market St. Scheduled speaker is Denise Froning, program coordinator and economics instructor for the Charles Koch Institute in Virginia. Topic is economic freedom and well-being. Free. Register at www.bastiatsociety.org/charleston.php.

July 9

Clean Energy: The 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 www.scceba.biz 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.

July 16

MEDIATION, LEMON LAWS: The Charleston County Bar Association holds a free two-part community seminar, "What is Mediation, and How Does it Help?" and "I've Bought a Car, and It's a Lemon - Now What? Lemon Laws in South Carolina." 5:30 p.m. Charleston County Public Library, 68 Calhoun St., Charleston. Scheduled speakers are Jill HaLevi and Steve Moskos. Go to charlestoncountybar.org for details.