MBA SESSION: The College of Charleston School of Business holds a free information session about its MBA program. 5 p.m. Tate Center, 5 Liberty St., Room 207. Register at or call Penny McKee-ver at 953-8112.

A/C ENGINEERS: The Charleston chapter of the American Association of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers meets. 5:30 p.m. Harbor Breeze Restaurant, 176 Patriot’s Point Road, Mount Pleasant. Topic: “Cooling of Data Centers.” $25. Contact

ENGINEERS WEEK EVENT: The Charleston Engineers Joint Council holds its annual Engineers Week banquet. 5:30-8 p.m. The Citadel Holliday Alumni Center, 69 Hagood Ave., Charleston. Scheduled keynote speaker is Dan Mooney, vice president of engineering at Boeing South Carolina. $40 by Feb. 13, or $45 afterward; $25 for students. Go to for reservations.

CHURCH SECURITY WORKSHOP: Trident Technical College Division of Continuing Education and Economic Development holds an awareness workshop on church security for clergy and ministers, sextons, deacons, board members and volunteers. 6-8 p.m. Building 910 on the college’s main campus in North Charleston. Scheduled speaker is Lt. Frank Jackson. $149. Go to or call 574-6152 to register. Contact Michele Shinn at or 574-6655.

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

GREEN BUILDING TECHNIQUES: U.S. Green Building Council’s South Carolina chapter discussion about the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design certification. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. The Citadel’s LeTellier Hall, 171 Moultrie St., 2nd Floor. Scheduled speaker is William Brodnax of Merrick & Co. Topic: “Lessons Learned from 200+ LEED Projects.” $15 for members; $20 others. Go to

LinkedIn HELP: Greater Summerville/Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce brown-bag lunch seminar on using the social media site LinkedIn. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. 402 N. Main St., Summerville. Scheduled speaker is Ryan DePoppe of 3 Pulley Digital Marketing. $15 for members; $25 for others. Seating limited.

BUSINESS TAX WORKSHOP: The Internal Revenue Service, S.C. Department of Revenue, S.C. Society of Enrolled Agents, S.C. Employment Security Commission and the Small Business Development Center co-sponsor a free tax workshop for business owners. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 2340 Mall Drive, Suite 185, North Charleston. Call 740-6160 to register.

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 workshop on developing and testing a business marketing plan. 6-8 p.m. Lonnie Hamilton III Public Services Building, 4045 Bridge View Drive. $20. Register at

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