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


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. Scheduled moderator is Steve Lesniak, founder and owner of Celadon Home Furnishings. Free. Register at score285.org.

NEW I-26 INTERCHANGE FORUM: Charleston County holds a 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.


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 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., North Charleston. Scheduled speaker is Michelle Van Allen. $10 for mmebers; $15 for others. Register by noon Sept. 8 to Pam Ragland at pragland@ccprc.com.

MBA SESSION: The 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 Penny McKee-ver at 953-8112.

Publishing Workshop: Charleston County Public Library holds a publishing workshop. 6-8 p.m. Mount Pleasant Regional Library, 1155 Mathis Ferry Road. Scheduled speaker is Susan Sloate, author of more than 40 books. Free.

Sept. 10

BUSINESS SHOWCASE: The Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce holds the Metro Show for businesses that want to showcase their products and services. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Charleston Area Convention Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston. Admission is free with a business card. Contact Cambron Jewell at cjewell@charlestonchamber.org or go to charlestonchamber.net for details.

Social Media PRIMER for Nonprofits: The S.C. Tech Academy of the Coastal Community Foundation holds "Social Media & Digital Marketing," an introductory workshop for nonprofit groups. 10 a.m.-noon. A second session held 1-3 p.m. 635 Rutledge St., Suite 201, Charleston. Free. Reservations required by Sept. 8. Email annette@coastalcommunityfoundation.org or call 723-3635 for more information or to register.

Government Contracting Workshop: The coastal chapter of SCORE holds a workshop on how to sell goods and services to government agencies. 6-8 p.m. Lonnie Hamilton III Public Servics Building, 4045 Bridge View Drive, North Charleston. $20. Register at score285.org.

Sept. 10-12

Charleston Entrepreneur Week: The Southeastern Chamber of Commerce holds Charleston Entrepreneur Week 2014. 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sept. 11; 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sept. 12. College of Charleston's Stern Center Ballroom. $45-$99, Registration required by Sept. 5. Go to southeasternchamber.org or call 556-2863.

Sept. 11

CLEMSON WIND-TURBINE TOUR: The Charleston chapter of APICS - The Association for Operations Management - meets for a tour of the Clemson University Restoration Institute's wind-turbine drivetrain testing facility. 6 p.m. SCE&G Energy Innovation Center, 1250 Supply St., North Charleston; $20 for members and guests; $10 for students. Space is limited. Register by Sept. 8. Contact Elise Keser at elise.keser@ifa-rotorion.com or 486-5185, or go to www.apicscharleston.com.