HOTELIERS MEET: The Charleston Hoteliers Exchange Club holds a luncheon meeting. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar, 205 East Bay St., Charleston. Seating is limited. $15 for members; $20 for others. www.charlestonhotelier.com.
AUDITING SEMINAR: The Institute of Internal Auditors' local chapter holds a seminar: "Writing Effective Audit Reports." 8 a.m.-4 p.m. 1104 Hanahan Rd., Hanahan. $200. To RSVP, call Mark Smith at 801-3383.
E-MAIL MARKETING: The Greater Summerville/Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce holds a lunch-and-learn brown bag event: "Help You Grow Your Business with E-mail Marketing." 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Holiday Inn Express, 120 Holiday Dr., Summerville. Scheduled speaker is Anissa Freeman Starnes of Constant Contact. Free for members; $15 for others. Contact Melissa Williams at email@example.com.
ENCLOSURE COUNCIL: The Building Enclosure Council meets. 6-7:30 p.m. St. Andrews Regional Library, 1735 North Woodmere Dr., Charleston. Topic is geothermal heat pumps systems. Scheduled panelists include Bill Eisele of South Carolina Electric & Gas; David Pleasants with the James M. Pleasants Co.; and David Crutchfield with RMF Engineering. Moderator is Dennis Knight of Liollio Architecture. Free. To RSVP, e-mail Bryan Bolin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AFTER HOURS: The Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce holds its monthly business-after-hours event. 5:30-7 p.m. SCRA-MUSC Innovation Center, 645 Meeting St., Charleston. $20 for members; $40 for others. To register, go to www.charlestonchamber.net.
PORT OVERVIEW: The Berkeley Chamber of Commerce presents an overview of The Port of Charleston. 8 a.m. Holiday Inn Express-Summerville. 120 Holiday Dr., Summerville. Scheduled speaker is Jim Newsome, president and CEO of the State Ports Authority. $10 for members; $25 for others. RSVP at 761-8238 or email@example.com. Go to www.berkeleysc.org.
WOMEN IN DEFENSE: Women in Defense's Palmetto chapter holds its annual State of the Organization meeting. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Carrabba's, 2150 Northwoods Blvd., North Charleston. $20 for members; $25 for others. RSVP by Aug. 23. Go to widpalmettochapter.org/Events.html or contact Tiffany Crosby at 725-1623 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WORK-LIFE BALANCE: The Center for Women begins a four-part weekly seminar on work-life balance. 6-8 p.m. 129 Cannon St. Charleston. Registration required. $40 for members; $70 for others, Scheduled facilitator is Leize Gaillard. Registration required. Go to www.c4women.org or call 763-7333.
LEADERSHIP LUNCHEON: The 2010 Leadership Dorchester Class holds "The Leader in Me" luncheon. 11:30 a.m. The College Center at the Complex for Economic Development at Trident Technical College. Scheduled keynote Speaker Sean Covey, chief innovation officer at Franklin Covey Contact Tori Burke-Koskela at 873-2931 or email@example.com.
CUTTING ENERGY BILLS: The Berkeley Chamber of Commerce and Berkeley Electric Cooperative hold a small business networking event. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 2 Springhall Rd., Goose Creek. Topic: "Cutting Costs By Ensuring Your Business Is Energy Efficient." Free. Register online at www.berkeleysc.org. Call 577-9549 or 761-8238, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
MOM-PRENEURS: The Center for Women begins a panel discussion on combining motherhood and business entrepreneurship. 6-8 p.m. 129 Cannon St. Charleston. Registration required. $20 for members; $40 for others, Scheduled speakers are: Moreno Duke of Cutie Pa Tutus; Dr. Ann Kulze of Just Wellness; and Carrie Bailey-Morey of Callie's Charleston Biscuits. Registration required. Go to www.c4women.org or call 763-7333 for more information.
JOB HUNTING: The Center for Women begins a job counseling session. 9 a.m.-noon. 129 Cannon St. Charleston. Registration required. $20, Scheduled speaker is job coach Cathy Liska. Go to www.c4women.org or call 763-7333 for more information.