ADMIN PROS: The International Association of Administrative Professionals' Charleston chapter meets. 6:30 p.m. Logan's Restaurant, 211 Azalea Square Blvd., Summerville. 727-6916.

WOMEN IN BUSINESS: The Jessamine chapter of the American Business Women's Association meets. 6 p.m. Wescott Country Clubhouse, 5000 Wescott Club Drive; Summerville. Scheduled speaker is Andra Watkins of Positus Consulting. Reservations requested. Call Shirlie Taylor at 873-6769 or go to to register. E-mail


Grant Pros: The Charleston Association of Grant Professionals meets. 5:45 p.m. Charleston County Public Library auditorium. 68 Calhoun St., Charleston. Free. Call 452-4492 or e-mail


STARTING UP: The Charleston Coastal chapter of SCORE offers a two-night seminar on starting a business. 6-9 p.m. Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, 4500 Leeds Ave., North Charleston. $65. Call 727-4778 to register.


SCHOOL INTRO: The Charleston Regional Development Alliance, the Charleston Defense Contractors Association and Charleston Digital Corridor hold a business breakfast to introduce Palmetto Scholars Academy to their members and the business community. 7:30 a.m. SCRA-MUSC Innovation Center, 645 Meeting St., Charleston. Scheduled speaker is Shelagh Gallagher. $25.

GOING GREEN: The Charleston Young Professionals hold a luncheon "Green and Be Seen." 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 1 Cool Blow St., Charleston, Scheduled speakers include Jason Cronen of Green Drinks and Carrotmob; Jamee Haley of Lowcountry Local First; Karalee Nielson of Rev Foods; and Brian Sheehan, director of sustainability with the city of Charleston. $15 for members; $25 for others. To register, go to

BUYING LOCAL: Lowcountry Local First meets. 6 p.m. American Theater, 446 King St. Charleston. Scheduled speaker is Michael Shuman, director for research and economic development with Business Alliance for Local Living Economies. Free for members; $5 for others. Contact Jamee Haley at

Black Contractors: The Black Contractors Association for the Carolinas meets. 6 p.m. Otranto Road Regional Library, 2261 Otranto Road, North Charleston. Scheduled speaker is Sam Gillians, marketing representative for Berkeley Electric Cooperative.

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GETTING GOV'T WORK: The South Carolina Small Business Development Center holds a workshop: "How to do Business With the Government." 8:30 a.m.-noon. Bank of America building, 5900 Core Drive, 5th floor, North Charleston. $25. Workshop includes speakers from Charleston Air Force Base, the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic and the Naval Facilities Engineering Command. Registration required at or at 740-6160.

VOLUNTEERISM: The Center for Women holds a brown-bag lunch seminar on how to expand a resume by translating volunteer hours into credible work experience: Scheduled speaker is Susan Ochsner, South Carolina coordinator for Free. Registration required. Call 763-7333 or go to

TECH PROS: The Charleston chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals holds a dinner meeting. 5:30-8 p.m. North Towne Grill & Seafood, 2093 Eagle Landing Blvd., North Charleston. Scheduled speakers are Doug Lauer, senior vice president and chief information officer of Sonepar USA, and Steve Stanec, vice president of business technology services of Piggly Wiggly Carolina Co. $20 in advance; $25 at the door; $15 for students. To register, go to or e-mail


AFFORDABLE HOUSING FINANCING: The Lowcountry Housing Trust holds a workshop, "Concept to Closing." 8 a.m.- noon. Trident Technical College's Complex for Economic Development, Bldg. 920, 7000 Rivers Ave., North Charleston. $25. Space is limited to 75. Pre-register by e-mailing or calling 744-8441.