Hollywood -- Towns in southwestern Charleston County will host a St. Paul's Small Business Forum from 7 to 8:30 tonight in the former Schroder Middle School cafeteria, 7224 Highway 162.

The forum is a joint effort of Hollywood, Meggett, Ravenel and Charleston County. It aims to support and strengthen existing businesses, attract and develop new businesses, identify potential new economic development sites and increase workforce training opportunities.

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Attendees will be provided information from local organizations including the Charleston Local Development Corp., Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, Clemson Extension, SCORE (Counselors to America's Small Businesses), U.S. Small Business Administration, St. Paul's Fire Department, Trident One-Stop Career System, Trident Technical College, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and others.