DOMINION DEAL: Dominion Energy provides a presentation at the Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments board meeting about its proposal to buy SCANA Corp., the parent company of South Carolina Electric & Gas. 11 a.m. 1362 McMillan Ave., North Charleston.
ECONOMIC EQUALITY FORUM: Women’s Rights & Empowerment Network holds its 2nd annual WREN Summit. Theme is, “Women’s Economic Empowerment.” 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln St., Columbia. Scheduled speakers include SC Supreme Court Justice Kaye Hearn. $50. A free gubernatorial candidate forum is scheduled for April 10 at 9 a.m. at the University of South Carolina Alumni Center, 900 Senate St., Columbia. Go to www.scwren.org/wren-annual-summit/ for 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.
TRADE GROUP: Charleston Women in International Trade meets for its annual soiree. 6-9 p.m. Founders Hall at Charles Towne Landing, 1500 Old Towne Road, West Ashley. $75. Go to https://goo.gl/P7AGDP for more details.
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, business banking specialist at NBSC. Space is limited. Email JoTavia McPherson at firstname.lastname@example.org for registration information.
HEATING, A/C ENGINEERS: The local chapter of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers meets. 6 p.m. Harbor Breeze Restaurant, 176 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant. $25. Topic: “Cooling Tower and Condenser Water Piping.” Email email@example.com for more details.
NASA ENGINEER: The Center for Women holds a discussion with NASA aerospace engineer Aprille Ericsson as part of its Signature Speaker series. 1 p.m. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St., Charleston. $20 for students; $50-125 for others. Go to https://goo.gl/SwbGhz or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
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.
#MeToo AND BUSINESSES: The Greater Summerville/Dorchester County Chmaber of Commerce holds its monthly Morning Power Hour. 7:30-9 a.m. Summerville Town Council Chambers, 200 S. Main St. Scgeduled spealker is Shareon Seller of SLS Consulting. Topic: “How Does #MeToo Affect my Business?” Free.
INNOVATION 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., North Charleston. Space is limited to 1,000 attendees. Registration required at www.ChooseCharleston.org.
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 email@example.com to registration and other details.
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 Bridgeview 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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, business banking specialist at NBSC. Space is limited. Email JoTavia McPherson at email@example.com 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 more details and to register.