WOMEN’S ROUNDTABLE: Mentors and counselors from the coastal chapter of SCORE hold a roundtable meeting for women business owners and entrepreneurs. 9 a.m. Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce offices, 4500 Leeds Ave., North Charleston. Free and open to walk-ins. Go to www.score285.org.
DEBT, DEFICITS: The College of Charleston School of Business’ Initiative for Public Choice and Market Process holds an installment in its BB&T Free Market Process speaker series. 3:30 p.m. Beatty Center’s Wells Fargo Auditorium, 5 Liberty St., Charleston. Scheduled speaker is David Nott, president of Reason Foundation. Topic: “Government Debt and Deficits.” Free and open to the public. Nott also will speak at the Bastiat Society meeting. 6-8 p.m. Barbara Jean’s Restaurant, 99 S. Market St., Charleston. Go to www.bastiat society.com/charleston.php.
FOREIGN AFFAIRS: the Charleston Foreign Affair Forum meets. 5:15 p.m. The Citadel Alumni Center, 69 Hagood St., Charleston. Scheduled speaker is former U.S. Ambassador to Turkmenistan Michael W. Cotter. Topic: “Just Over the Horizon: The Top Five Foreign Policy Challenges Facing a New Administration.” Free for members. For more information, go to charlestonfaf.org or call 849-0173.
BUSINESS COUNSELING: The coastal chapter of SCORE offers free, confidential business counseling for entrepreneurs and small business owners. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Mount Pleasant Municipal Complex. 100 Ann Edwards Lane. For more information, call 727-4778.
SEA ISLANDS CHAMBER: The Sea Islands Chamber of Commerce meets. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 2817 Maybank Highway. Johns Island. Topic: “Beyond Success.” Free. RSVP by Oct. 3. Go to www.seaislands chamber.org or call 793-1234 for more information.
SERVICE SEMINAR: Lowcountry Local First holds a ZingTrain seminar: “The Art of Giving Great Service.” 8 a.m.-4 p.m. College of Charleston’s Stern Center Ballroom. 71 George St. $200 for members; $250 for others. Go to www.lowcountrylocalfirst.org for more details.
WOMEN IN TRADE: Charleston Women in International Trade meet for Harbor Sunset and auction fund-raiser. 6-9 p.m. Alhambra Hall, 131 Middle St., Mount Pleasant. $35 Go to www.cwitsc.org/auction.asp or call 364-2156.
ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS: The International Association of Administrative Professionals’ Charleston chapter meets. 6 p.m. Lonnie Hamilton III Public Services Building, 4045 Bridge View Drive, North Charleston. Scheduled speaker is Ginger Rosenberg. Topic: “Resumes and How to Make Them Really Market You.”RSVP by Oct. 12 to LaZana at Go to www. charleston-iaap.org for more information.
DEFENSE EXPORTING PRIMER: The S.C. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Commercial Service of South Carolina hold an introductory workshop on International Traffic in Arms Regulations. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. College of Charleston School of Business, 5 Liberty St. The scheduled presenter is Michael Allocca, president of Allocca Enterprises.$375 by Oct. 8; $425 afterward. Call 803-777-2571 or email Dorette.Coetsee@trade.gov for more information.
SALES STRATEGIES: The coastal chapter of SCORE holds a workshop on how businesses can develop the most effective sales strategies to grow. 6-9 p.m. Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, 4500 Leeds Ave., North Charleston. $25. Register at www.score285.org or call 727-4778.