Looking back at the earthquake of 1886

The William M. Bird & Co. wholesale paint company at 205 East Bay Street after the 1886 earthquake. It was restored to its original three-story height between 1886 and 1887 and now is home to The Noisy Oyster Restaurant.

Wednesday

PAY ATTENTION: The Greater Dorchester/Summerville Chamber of Commerce's North Summerville Area Business Council meets. Wednesday, September 1, 2010, 8 a.m. Holiday Inn Express, 20 Holiday Dr. Summerville Scheduled speaker is Steve Williams, Optimal-Focus. Topic: "The Art and Science of Paying Attention Strategically" Call 873-2931 for more information.

Thursday

REAL ESTATE INVESTORS: The Charleston Real Estate Investors Association meets. 5:30 p.m. North Charleston Inn, 2934 W. Montague Ave. North Charleston. Scheduled speaker is Larry Goins, author of "How to be a Real Estate Day Trader." Seating is limited. To RSVP, e-mail charlestonreia@gmail.com or call 200-5617.

Sept. 6

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 for more information.

Sept. 8

Small Business Coun-seling: The Charleston Pub- lic Library and the coastal chapter of SCORE offer free, confidential counseling for small business owners. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 68 Calhoun St., Charleston. Call 805-6930 for more information.

Sept. 9

LEADERSHIP LUNCHEON: The 2010 Leadership Dorches-ter 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 tburke-koskela@greatersummerville.org for more information.

Sept. 14

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 sthornton@bcoc.com 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.

Sept. 15

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.

Sept. 16

TIME MANAGEMENT: The Center for Women begins a brown-bag lunch discussion on improving time-management skills. Noon. 129 Can- non St. Charleston. Free. Scheduled speaker is Ronii Bartles of Bartles and Associates. Go to www.c4women.org or call 763-7333 for more infor-mation.

BOEING IMPACT: The International Council of Shopping Centers holds its Charleston Next Generation Program. 5:30-8 p.m. Francis Marion Hotel, 387 King St., Charleston. Scheduled speaker is Dr. Harry Miley Jr. of Columbia-based Miley & Associates. Topic: "The Economic Impact of Boeing on South Carolina." $30 for members in advance; $45 for others. $45-$60 at the door. Go to www.icsc.org for more information.

Sept. 20

ADMIN PROS: The International Association of Administrative Professionals' Charleston chapter meets. 6 p.m. Lonnie Hamilton III Public Services Bldg., 4045 Bridge View Dr., North Charleston. $10. RSVP by Sept. 17. Scheduled speaker is Robin Welch of SCIWAY. Call Denise at 766-9091 for more information.