Today-Tuesday

MINORITY SUPPLIER SUMMIT: The Carolinas-Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council holds its 2014 Business Opportunity Conference. Hilton Columbia Center, 924 Senate St., Columbia. Theme is "Innovation: The Key to Our Future." Speakers include D. Keith Pigues, business professor at North Carolina Central University and author of "Winning With Customers." $350-$500. Go to www.cvmsdc.org for details.

Tuesday

EMINENT DOMAIN: The Charleston County Bar Association holds a free community seminar, "Eminent Domain: Yes, the Government Can Take Your Property." 5:30 p.m. Our Lady of Mercy, 1684 Brownswood Road, Johns Island. Scheduled speakers are John Linton and Tom Gressette. Go to charlestoncountybar.org for details.

Wednesday

Business Roundtable: The coastal chapter of SCORE holds a roundtable to discuss the criteria for an employee and a contractor, 9-10 a.m. Lonnie Hamilton III, 4045 Bridge View Drive, North Charleston. Free. Register at www.score285.org.

Thursday

WAGES FOR THE DISABLED: U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division holds a compliance seminar for employers and others on the rules governing the payment of workers with disabilities under the Fair Labor Standards Act. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. University of South Carolina Thomas Cooper Library, Ernest F. Hollings Library Program Room, 1322 Greene St., Columbia. Free. Space is limited. Call 770-940-1872 for registration website and other details.

Aug. 11

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.

Aug. 20

QuickBooks workshop: The coastal chapter of SCORE will hold a Level 1 workshop on the basics of using QuickBooks to facilitate managing your business , 6-8 p.m., Lonnie Hamilton III Public Services Building, 4045 Bridge View Drive, North Charleston. Register at score285.org; $20 fee.

Aug. 21

Business Summit: Lowcountry Local First holds its 2nd annual GOODBusiness Summit featuring speakers and panel discussions on starting and growing a business. 8:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m. Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St., Charleston . $140 for members; $50 for students; $180 for others. Go to goodbusinesssummit.org for details.

Aug. 28

SUMMERVILLE BUSINESS EXPO: The Greater Summerville/Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce holds its annual business expo. 4-7:30 p.m. The Ponds YMCA, 101 Pottery Circle, Summerville. Free for members; $25 for others. Reservations and advance payment required. Contact Abby Hartmann at ahartmann@ greatersummerville.org for more details.

Sept. 4

INDUSTRY APPRECIATION: The Greater Summerville/Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce holds its annual industry appreciation event. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Bethany United Methodist Church, 118 W. 3rd St. South, Summerville. Scheduled keynote speaker is Gov. Nikki Haley. $45 for members; $70 for others. Reservations required by Sept. 1. Contact Abby Hartmann at 873-2931 or email to ahartmann@greater summerville.org for more information.