ENERGY TALK: The Bastiat Society meets. 5:30 p.m. Barbara Jean’s Restaurant, 99 S. Market St., Charleston. Scheduled speaker is Robert Bradley, founder and chief executive officer of the Institute for Energy Research. Topic: “Political Energy: Then and Now.” Go to for more information.

EXPORTING FORUM: The U.S. Commercial Service holds a seminar on exporting to Colombia and Panama. 8:30 a.m.-noon. Midlands Technical College, Northeast Campus Auditorium, 151 Powell Road, Columbia. $25. Go to for more information.

BERKELEY TEACHER EVENT: Berkeley Chamber of Commerce Annual Teacher of the Year Breakfast. 7:30 a.m. Trident Technical College, 7000 Rivers Avenue, Building 920, North Charleston. Call 577-9549 or go to for more information.

INTERNATIONAL TRADE EVENT: World Trade Center Charleston holds its annual international trade luncheon and the announcement of its importer/?exporter of the year. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. North Charleston Coliseums’s Montague Terrace. $55 for WTCC and Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce members; $75 for others. Contact Parker Lee at 805-3035 or plee@charleston? for more information.

REAL ESTATE INVESTORS: The Charleston Real Estate Investors Association meets for speed networking. 5:30 p.m. Sheraton Hotel on Goer Drive in North Charleston. To register go to or call 882-7175.

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. Contact Lottie at 218-5151. For more information or go to

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LEGISLATIVE LUNCH: The Berkeley Chamber of Commerce holds its legislative delegation luncheon. Noon. Redbank Club, 2316 Redbank Road, Goose Creek. $35 for members; $50 for others. Call 577-9549 or go to www.berkeley? for more information.

MORTGAGE TALK: The Mortgage Lenders Association of Greater Charleston meets. 10:30 a.m.-noon. North Charleston City Hall, 2500 City Hall Lane. Scheduled speaker is University of South Carolina Moore School of Business research economist Joseph C. Von Nessen. Topic: “The Economic Road to Recovery: Where We are and Where We’re Heading.” $10 in advance; $15 at the door. Register by April 20 at 819-5600 or joanne?