BERKELEY COUNTY UPDATE: Berkeley County Government officials hold a public meeting to provide an update on public safety, road projects and other topics. 6 p.m. Hanahan High School, 6015 Murray Ave.
S.C. CHRISTIAN CHAMBER: The Charleston chapter of the S.C. Christian Chamber of Commerce meets. Noon-1 p.m. Charleston Southern University’s Whitfield Center for Leadership, 9200 University Blvd., North Charleston. Scheduled speaker is Michael J. LaPierre. Topic: “The Pursuit of Excellence.” $15 in advance; $20 at the door. Go to www.sc-c3.org for details.
GRANT GROUP: The Charleston Association of Grant Professionals meets. 5:45-7:30 p.m. Charleston County Public Library, 69 Calhoun St., Charleston. Scheduled speaker is Sudie Alexander, grant development manager for the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office. Topic: "Understanding the Grant Proposal Review Process." Free. Call 843-452-4492 or email email@example.com for more details.
#MeToo AND BUSINESSES: The Greater Summerville/Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce holds its monthly Morning Power Hour. 7:30-9 a.m. Summerville Town Council Chambers, 200 S. Main St. Scheduled speaker is Sharon Seller of SLS Consulting. Topic: “How Does #MeToo Affect my Business?” Free.
SMALL BUSINESS GRANTS: The S.C. Small Business Development Center holds a workshop on how to apply for federal Small Business Innovation Research grants. 3-5 p.m. Lonnie Hamilton III Public Services Building, 4045 Bridge View Drive, North Charleston. Scheduled speaker is Jim Wasson, a technology commercialization business consultant. $20. Go to www.charlestonsbdc.com or call 843-740-6160 for details.
MERCEDES-BENZ VANS JOBS: Charleston County Government holds a pre-employment information meeting for anyone interested in working at the Mercedes-Benz Vans plant in North Charleston. 10 a.m. Fort Dorchester High School, 8500 Patriots Blvd. Space is limited to 1,000 people. Registration required at www.ChooseCharleston.org.
PUBLIC SPEAKING: Pleasant Speakers Toastmasters holds a free open house about the new Pathways education program for communication and leadership. 6-7:30 p.m. Heritage Trust Federal Credit Union, 847 Coleman Blvd., Mount Pleasant. Go to www.7783.pleasantspeakers.toastmastersclubs.org for details.
SMALL BUSINESS WORKSHOP: Charleston County Government’s Contracts and Procurement Department holds a free workshop, “Small Business Enterprise 101.” 11 a.m.-noon. 4050 Bridge View Drive, North Charleston. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to registration and other details.
ROAD-WIDENING HEARING: Berkeley County Government holds a public hearing about the second phase of the proposed Clements Ferry Road widening project, from Jack Primus Road to SC Highway 41. 5-7 p.m. Philip Simmons High School, 3080 River Village Drive. Scheduled attendees include representatives from the South Carolina Department of Transportation and Berkeley County.
TAX WORKSHOP: The Internal Revenue Service, the S.C. Small Business Development Center and other co-sponsors hold a tax workshop for small business owners. 9 a.m.-noon. Lonnie Hamilton III Public Services Building, 4045 Bridge View Drive, North Charleston. Free. Call 843-740-6160 to register.
BUSINESS LENDING: The U.S. Small Business Administration and the City of Charleston’s Business & Neighborhood Services Division will host a “Meet the Lender” event fort “lender ready” entrepreneurs and small businesses. 1:30-4:30 p.m. Johnson Hagood Stadium, 68 Hagood Ave., Charleston. Free. Registration required by April 20 by emailing Meg Thompson at email@example.com.
SMALL BUSINESS SALUTE: The U.S. Small Business Administration, the S.C. Chamber of Commerce, the S.C. Department of Commerce, the S.C. Small Business Development Center and the S.C. Research Authority hold the 2018 South Carolina Salute to Small Business. 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln St., Columbia. Scheduled keynote speaker is SBA administrator Linda McMahon. $25-$50. Go to scsalutetosmallbiz.com/ for more details.
ESTATE ADMINISTRATION: Charleston County Probate Court holds a free estate administration workshop. 10 a.m.-noon. 84 Broad St., Charleston. Scheduled speaker is Irvin Condon, county probate judge. Register by calling 843-958-5030.
SMALL BUSINESS FINANCIAL WORKSHOP: Charleston County Government’s Contracts and Procurement Department holds a free financial literacy workshop for small business owners.6-8 p.m. Lonnie Hamilton, III Public Services Building, 4045 Bridge View Drive, North Charleston. Scheduled speaker is Richard Lorenzo, a business banking specialist at NBSC. Space is limited. Email JoTavia McPherson at firstname.lastname@example.org for registration information.
WOMEN PROFESSIONALS: The YWCA Greater Charleston holds its inaugural "What Women Bring" event for women professionals. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Charleston Area Convention Center, 5000 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston. Joan Robinson-Berry, vice president and general manager of Boeing South Carolina, will moderate the panel discussion. $55. Go to wwb.splashthat.com for details and to register.