Wednesday

ACCOUNTING SOFTWARE WORKSHOP: The coastal chapter of SCORE holds a workshop on creating reports and using advanced features of Quickbooks accounting software. 6-8 p.m. Lonnie Hamilton III Public Services Building, 4045 Bridge View Drive, North Charleston. Scheduled speaker is Nanette Slappy, owner of Pathways Consulting, LLC $20. Register at score285.org.

Inventors Forum: The coastal chapter of SCORE holds an inventors forum to discuss ideas or inventions to be commercialized and ways to protect intellectual property. 9-10:30 a.m. Lonnie Hamilton III Public Services Building, 4045 Bridge View Drive, North Charleston. Free. Register at score285.org.

Thursday

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 details.

Sept. 2

BUSINESS ADVICE: Charleston County Public Library offers free, confidential business counseling with the coastal chapter of SCORE. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. John's Island Regional Library. 3531 Maybank Highway.

Sept. 3

RUNNING RETAIL: The coastal chapter of SCORE holds a business roundtable on starting and managing a retail business. 9-10 a.m. Lonnie Hamilton III Public Services Building, 4045 Bridge View Drive, North Charleston. Free. Register at score285.org.

NEW I-26 INTERCHANGE FORUM: Charleston County Government public introduction meeting and open house for the proposed Palmetto Commerce Interchange project on I-26 between U.S. Highway 78 and Ashley Phosphate Road in North Charleston. 6-8 p.m. Northside Baptist Church, 7800 Northside Drive, North Charleston. Go to pci.charlestoncounty.org or call 202-6140.

Sept. 4

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

Sept. 9

INFORMATION MANAGEMENT: The coastal chapter of ARMA International, the Information Management Professionals, meets. Noon-2 p.m. Cypress Hall at North Charleston Wannamaker County Park, 8888 University Blvd. Scheduled speaker is Michelle Van Allen. $10 for members; $15 for others. Register by noon Sept. 8 to Pam Ragland at pragland@ccprc.com.

MBA SESSION: College of Charleston School of Business holds a free information session about its MBA program. 5 p.m. Tate Center, 5 Liberty St., Room 207. Register at mba.cofc.edu or call 953-8112 for details.

Publishing Workshop: Charleston County Public Library publishing workshop. 6-8 p.m. Mount Pleasant Regional Library, 1155 Mathis Ferry Road. Speaker is author Susan Sloate. Free.