Sea Islands Chamber: The Sea Islands Chamber of Commerce holds a free lunch and learn, “Simple Solutions to Uncomfortable Situtations.” 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 2817 Maybank Highway, Johsn Island. RSVP by Feb. 22 to info@seaislandschamber.org or call 843-793-1234.

BUSINESS BONDING WORKSHOP: Charleston County’s Contracts and Procurement Department holds a free workshop, “Bonding Education for Small Businesses.” 6-8 p.m. Room B339 of the Lonnie Hamilton III Public Services Building, 4045 Bridge View Drive, North Charleston. Scheduled speaker is Matthew Clarke of Contractor Surety Group. He also will discuss workers compensation for small business owners. Space is limited. Register by emailing Aliya Ross at aross@charlestoncounty.org.

KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY: The Dorchester County/Greater Summerville Chamber of Commerce holds its monthly Power Hour. 7:30-9 a.m. SCRA, 315 Sigma Drive, Summerville. Topic: “S.C. Reasearch Authority: Supporting the South Carolina Knowledge Economy.” Scheduled speaker is Chris Van Metre president of SCRA Applied R&D. Free. Advance registration is required. Contact Alana Burke at aburke@greatersummerville.org for details.

Inventors FORUM: The Charleston chapter of SCORE holds a free rountable discussion for inventors. 9-10 a.m. Lonnie Hamilton III Public Services Building, 4045 Bridge View Drive, North Charleston. Register at charlestonsc.score.org.

Business of Barbecue: The West Ashley-James Island Business Assocation meets for a panel discussion on the business of barbecue. 11:30 a.m. Bessinger’s Barbecue, 1602 Savannah Highway, West Ashley. Scheduled panelists include: Aaron Siegel, owner of Home Team BBQ; Anthony DiBernardo, owner of Swig & Swine; Michael Bessinger of Bessinger’s Barbecue; Rick Agius of Smoky Oak Taproom; and Tank Jackson of Holy City Hogs. $10 for members abnd guests; $20 for others. Contact Kirk Matenaer at wajibiz@gmail.com or 843-762-4260, extension 25, for details.

MOBILE MARKETING: The Charleston chapter of SCORE holds a workshop, “Harness the Power of Mobile Marketing.” 6-8 p.m. Lonnie Hamilton III Public Services Building, 4045 Bridge View Drive, North Charleston. $20. Register at charlestonsc.score.org.

S.C. AUTO SUMMIT: The 2016 S.C. Automotive Summit is held in Greenville. Theme is, “Connectivity, Collaboration, Innovation.” Scheduled speakers include Jay Rogers, CEO of Local Motors, and Gov. Nikki Haley. Go to www.scautomotivecouncil.com for details.

PROPELLER CLUB: The Propeller Club of Charleston meets. 6-9 p.m. Harbour Club, 35 Prioleau St., Charleston. Scheduled speaker is Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg. $35 for members; $45 for guests. Go to propellerclubchs.com/news-events for details.

PROBATE WORKSHOP: Charleston County Government holds a free workshop on routine estate administration and the probate process. 10 a.m.–noon. Charleston County Historic Courthouse, 84 Broad St., Charleston. Scheduled speaker is Probate Judge Irvin Condon. Register in advance at 843-958-5030.

MBA OPEN HOUSE: The College of Charleston holds an open house for anyone interested in its master’s in business adminstration degree program. 12:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Tate Center, 5 Liberty St., Room 207. Go to www.mbacharleston.com/info-session to register.

TECH TRANSFER GRANTS, CONTRACTS: The S.C. Small Business Development Center holds a seminar on winning innovation research and technology transfer grants and contracts through a $2.8 billion U.S. Small Business Administration program. 1-3 p.m. 6296 Rivers Ave., North Charleston. Scheduled speaker is Dr. Jim Wasson, a technology commercialization business consultant for the SBDC. Call 843-740-6160 or email charlestonsbdc@mailbox.sc.edu for registration details.