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BUILDING CODES UPDATE: The Charleston Home Builders Association meets to discuss the new building codes that go into effect today. 1-3 p.m. North Charleston City Hall, Council Chambers. Building officials from the cities of Charleston, Goose Creek, Hanahan, Mount Pleasant, North Charleston and Summerville as well as Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester counties have been invited. Free. Call 572-1414 or go to

BASTIAT SOCIETY: The Bastiat Society of Charleston meets. 6-7:30 p.m. College of Charleston’s Tate Center, Room 202, 5 Liberty St. Scheduled speaker is Robert Salvino,associate professor of economics and the research economist for Coastal Carolina University’s Center for Economic and Community Development in the Wall College of Business. Topic: “Economic Institutions and Local Government Jurisdictions: Competition Versus Control.” Free. Email for more information.

CLEAN ENERGY SUMMIT: The S.C. Clean Energy Business Alliance holds its S.C. Clean Energy Summit. Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln St., Columbia. Rates start at $100 for alliance members; $125 for others. Contact Andrew Epting at 803-673-7855 or for more information. Go to to register.

BUSINESS TAX WORKSHOP: The Internal Revenue Service and other sponsors hold a tax workshop for small business owners covering federal and state tax requirements and employment security obligations. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Small Business Development Center, 2430 Mall Drive, Suite 155, North Charleston. Free. Call 740-6160 to register or to get more information.

HURRICANE EXPO: Dorchester County Emergency Management Department will hold a 2013 Hurricane Expo with a focus on safety and preparedness. 9 a.m.-noon. Lowe’s, 9600 Dorchester Road, Summerville. Free. For more information, contact Matt McNamara at 412-7176.

LEGISLATIVE RECEPTION: The Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce holds its second an- nual legislative appreciation reception. 6-8 p.m. Founders Hall, 1500 Old Towne Road, Charleston. $50 for members. Contact Jeremy Cauthen at 805-3075 or for more information.

PORT TOUR: The Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce holds its annual port tour and briefing. 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Starts and ends at the chamber’s offices, 4500 Leeds Ave., North Charleston. $75 for members; $150 for others. Contact Jeremy Cauthen at 805-3075 or for more information.

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