TEACHER APPRECIATION: The Greater Summerville/Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce holds its annual Teacher Appreciation luncheon. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Bethany United Methodist Church, 118 W. 3rd South St., Summerville. Contact Abby Hartmann at 873-2931.
WOMEN IN BUSINESS: The American Business Women’s Association meets. 6-8 p.m. Holiday Inn Express, Azalea Room, U.S. Interstate 26 and North Main Street, Summerville. Scheduled speaker is Chuck Jones: Topic “Basic Business Insurance Concepts: Beyond Medical and Property/Casualty Insurance.” Reservations requested at www.ABWASummerville.com. Contact Shirlie Taylor for more information at Shirlie@Business SuccessDynamics.com or 873-6769.
ADMINISTRATIVE GROUP: The International Association of Administrative Professionals’ Charleston chapter meets. 6 p.m. Marina Variety Store and Restaurant, 17 Lockwood Drive, Charleston. Contact email@example.com for more information.
BUSINESS EXPO: The Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce holds its Business Expo. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Charleston Area Convention Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston. Go to charlestonchamber.net/business-expo for more information. Free but attendees are asked to bring a business card.
Grant Pros: The Charleston Association of Grant Professionals meets. 5:45-7:30 p.m. Charleston County Main Library auditorium, 68 Calhoun St., Charleston. Scheduled speaker is Linda Karges-Bone. Topic: “Fall Into Funding: A Review of Grant Writing Strategies.” Free and open to anyone interested in the grants process. Call 452-4492 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION: The Greater Charleston Restaurant Association holds its annual membership reception. 4-5 p.m. Charleston Marriott, 170 Lockwood Drive, Charleston. Topics includes member benefits and the new membership fee-structure. For more information, email Kathy Britzius at Kathy@charlestonrestaurantassociation.com or Monique Semper Flynn at Monique@charlestonrestaurant association.com or call 577-4030.
MARKETING SEMINAR: The coastal chapter of SCORE holds a marketing and advertising seminar for small businesses. 6-9 p.m. Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, 4500 Leeds Ave., North Charleston. $25. Register at www.score285.org or call 727-4778.
IP BRIEFING: The USC Darla Moore School of Business, the National IP Taskforce and SCRA Technology Ventures hold the 2013 Intellectual Property Business Briefing. Wild Dunes Resort, 4600 Palm Blvd., Isle of Palms. $65-$695. Go to www.ip businesssummit.com for the agenda and other details.
HEALTH CARE REFORM: The Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce holds an update on the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as part of its Exchange series. 7:30 a.m. Trident Medical Center, 9330 Medical Plaza Drive, North Charleston. Scheduled speaker is Tom Swayne, president of the David M. Gilson Insurance Agency. $35 for members until noon May 29, or $45 afterward; $60 for others. Contact Quin Stinchfield at 805-3108 or email@example.com for more information.
GOODBusiness Summit: Lowcountry Local First holds the GOODBusiness Summit. Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St., Charleston. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. $125 for members by June 1 and $150 afterward; for others, $175 by June 1 and $200 afterward. Go to for more information. Scheduled speakers include Natalie Chanin of Alabama Chanin; Eric Henry of TS Designs; Paul Saginaw, co-owner of Zingerman’s; and state Sen. Vincent Sheheen. Go to lowcountrylocalfirst.org for more information.