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 Laquinta Yates, academic program director at Trident Technical College. Topic: Microsoft OneNote. Call 329-8004.

Technology and MARKETING: The Greater Summerville/Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce holds a panel discussion: “Utilizing Technology to Market your Business.” 7:30-9 a.m. Holiday Inn Express-Summerville, 120 Holiday Drive. Scheduled speakers are Larry Collett of netGALAXY Studios; Sarah Nell Blackwell and Tom Galmarini of DIG Creative Studio; and Rita Berry of the chamber. Free for members; $25 for others. Registration required. Go to

STATE OF THE SCHOOLS: The Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce holds its annual “State of the Schools” update. 7:30-9 a.m. The College Center at the Complex for Economic Development at Trident Technical College, 7000 Rivers Ave., Building 920, North Charleston. Scheduled speakers include the superintendents of the Berkeley County School District, Charleston County School District and Dorchester District 2. $25. Call Patrick Thompson at 805-3097.

Marketing WORKSHOP: The coastal chapter of SCORE holds a workshop on developing and testing a business marketing plan. 6-8 p.m. Lonnie Hamilton III Public Services Building, 4045 Bridge View Drive, North Charleston. $20. Register at

WOMEN’S CONFERENCE: The Center for Women holds its Annual Women’s Conference. Theme: “Confidence, Courage & Connections.” 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Town & Country Inn and Suites, 2008 Savannah Highway, West Ashley. Scheduled keynote speaker is musician and motivational speaker Jade Simmons. $75. Call 763-7333 or go to to buy tickets.

VETERANS JOB FAIR: U.S. Sen. Tim Scott’s office holds an employment workshop and job fair for military veterans. 9 a.m.-noon. S.C. Works Charleston Center, 1930 Hanahan Road, North Charleston. Call 727-4525.

SURETY BONDING WORKSHOP: Charleston holds a free workshop on surety bonding for small business owners. 6-8 p.m. Lonnie Hamilton, III Public Services Building, 4045 Bridge View Drive, North Charleston, Room B339. Scheduled speaker is Matthew Clarke, director of Contractor Surety Group. Space is limited. Register at or contact Aliya Ross at 958-4750 or

PROBATE WORKSHOP: Charleston County holds a free workshop about routine estate administration and the probate process. 10 a.m.-noon. Charleston County Historic Courthouse, second floor, 84 Broad St., Charleston. Scheduled speaker is Probate Judge Irvin Condon. Advanced registration requested at 958-5030.

Summerville UPDATE: The Greater Summerville/Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce’s North Summerville Area Business Council meets for an update on what’s happening in the area. 8-9 a.m. Courtyard Charleston Summerville Marriott at Nexton, 1510 Rose Drive. Scheduled speakers are Summerville Mayor Bill Collins, Berkeley County Supervisor Bill Peagler and Norm Brody MWV’s commercial development director. Contact Tori Burke-Koskela at 873-2931 or for details.