S.C. CHAMBER MEET: The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce holds it 2010 networking meeting for the Charleston area. 4-6 p.m. Trident Technical College, 7000 Rivers Ave., North Charleston. Free. Send an e-mail to chamber@scchamber.net or call 803-799-4601. To register go to www.charlestonchamber.net.


Lowcountry Local: Lowcountry Local First holds its first membership meeting in Summerville. 6-7:30 p.m. Craft Happy, at 114 East Richardson Ave. Free and open to the public. To RSVP, e-mail Amy@lowcountrylocalfirst.org or call 740-5444.

Women at Work: Women at Work holds a luncheon meeting. 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Harbour Club, 35 Prioleau St., Charleston. Scheduled speaker is April Goyer. Call 814-2943 or email membership@womenatworkcharleston.com.

Aug. 16

ABWA MEETS: The Jessamine Chapter of the American Business Women's Association holds a dinner meeting. 6-8 p.m. Embassy Suites Charleston Convention Center, 5055 International Blvd., North Charleston. $18. Scheduled speaker is Suzanne Green. Reservations requested: Contact Donna Vellon at 486-3966, e-mail info@ABWASummerville.com or go to www.abwasummerville.com.

ADMIN PROS: The International Association of Administrative Professionals' Charleston chapter meets. 6 p.m. Lonnie Hamilton III Public Services Building, 4045 Bridge View Dr., North Charleston. $10. Contact Denise at 766-9091.

Aug. 17

GREEN TALK: The Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce's Developers Council meets. 8-9:30 a.m. 4500 Leeds Ave., Suite 100, 2nd floor, North Charleston. Topic: "Charleston Goes Green." Graham Drayton at 805-3034.

I-T FORUM: The Charleston chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals and Tri-County Human Resource Management hold a luncheon panel discussion: "Geek or Golden Goose: The Challenges and Rewards of Hiring IT Professionals." 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Charleston Area Convention Center, 2nd Floor, 5055 International Blvd., North Charleston. $20 in advance; $25 at the door; $15 for students. Go to www.aitp-charleston.org or e-mail rkizer@aitp-charleston.org.

SCORE SEMINAR: The coastal chapter of SCORE holds a seminar on intellectual property. 6-8 p.m. Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, 4500 Leeds Ave., North Charleston. Speaker is patent attorney Terry McDaniel. $25 in advance; $30 at the door. Cash or check only. Call 727-4778 or go to www.score285.org.

Aug. 18

LABOR CLIMATE FORUM: The Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce's Labor Climate Network holds a human resource workshop. 7:30-11 a.m. 4500 Leeds Ave., Suite 100, 2nd floor, North Charleston. Scheduled speakers include: Eric Schweitzer of Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart; David McCormack of Buist Moore Smythe & McGee; and Melissa Azallion of Nexsen Pruet. $55 for members; $95 for others. Go to www.charlestonchamber.net or contact Emily Brown at 805-3042 or ebrown@charlestonchamber.org.

Aug. 19

Port Tour: The Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce holds its annual port tour and briefing. 2-6 p.m. Starts and ends at 4500 Leeds Ave., Suite 100, 2nd floor, North Charleston. $75 for members; $150 for others.

Aug. 23

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. Go to www.charlestonhotelier.com.