South Carolina business calendar

Greenville native and former U.S. intelligence chief Mike McConnell is the keynote speaker at a cybersecurity forum Friday. File

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.

COASTAL MANAGEMENT FORUM: The National Estuarine Research Reserve Association holds its 2018 Social Coast Forum, “Social Science for Coastal Decision-Making.” Francis Marion Hotel, 387 King St., Charleston. Scheduled keynote speaker is Richard Campanella, an author and a geographer with the Tulane University School of Architecture. $450. Go to for details.

SC CHAMBER LEGISLATIVE AGENDA: The Great Summerville/Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce public policy division meets. 8-9 a.m. Scheduled speaker is Ted Pitts, president and CEO of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce. Topic: the 2018 Competitiveness agenda.

CUBA’S ECONOMY: BB&T’s Center for Public Choice & Market Process and Cuba en el Horizonte hold a public lecture, "The Cuban Economy: Past and Future." 6-7:15 p.m. The College of Charleston, Wells Fargo Auditorium, 5 Liberty St., Charleston. Scheduled speaker is William Trumbull, an economics professor at The Citadel. Free.

DOWNTOWN SUMMERVILLE UPDATE: The Greater Summerville/Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce’s Downtown Area Council meets. 8-9 a.m. People, Places & Quilts, 129 W. Richardson Ave., Summerville. Scheduled speaker is Doyle Best, manager of parks and recreation for the Town of Summerville. Topics: An update on the Farmers Market expansion, the Sawmill Branch Trail improvements and the Hutchinson Square revitalization project. Free. Go to for details.

CYBERSECURITY SYMPOSIUM: The Charleston School of Law’s Charleston Law Review and the Riley Institute at Furman University hold a daylong conference, "Cybersecurity: Keeping us Safe or Making us Vulnerable?” Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St., Charleston. Scheduled keynote speaker is former U.S. National Intelligence director Mike McConnell, now a senior executive advisor at Booz Allen and Hamilton. Free and open to the public; registration is required and space is limited. Go to for more details.

CLEMSON ETHICS AWARD: Clemson University’s Rutland Institute for Ethics holds its James F. Barker Ethics in Action Award ceremony. 6-9 p.m. The Francis Marion Hotel, 387 King St., Charleston. The 2018 recipient is former Charleston Mayor Joe Riley Jr. $175. Go to for details.

REAL ESTATE CONFERENCE: The Urban Land Institute’s Carolinas council meets. Theme is, “Leading the Region Forward.” Hyatt Regency Greenville, 220 N. Main St., Greenville. $195-$635. Go to for details.

TRADE GROUP: Charleston Women in International Trade meets. 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Courtyard by Marriott Historic District, 125 Calhoun St., Charleston. $25 for members; $35 for others. Go to for more details.

S.C. TOURISM SUMMIT: The annual Governor’s Conference on Tourism and Travel is held. Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa, Hilton Head Island. $425. Go to for details.

TAX WORKSHOP: The Internal Revenue Service along with the S.C. Department of Revenue, the Society of Enrolled Agents, the S.C. Employment Security Commission and the S.C. Small Business Development Center hold a tax workshop for small businesses. 9 a.m.-noon. 6296 Rivers Ave., North Charleston. Free. Call 843-740-6160 for more details.

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ECONOMIC FREEDOM AND CITIES: The Charleston chapter of the Bastiat Society meets. 6-8 p.m. Virginia’s on King, 412 King St., Charleston. Scheduled speaker is Dean Stansel, research associate professor at Southern Methodist University’s O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom. Topic: Economic Freedom and U.S. Cities. Go to for details.

AUTOMOTIVE SUMMIT: The S.C. Automotive Council and the S.C. Manufacturers Alliance hold the 7th annual S.C. Automotive Summit. Hyatt Regency 220 N. Main St., Greenville. Theme: “Where Connectivity Happens.” Scheduled keynote speakers include Knudt Flor, CEO of BMW Manufacturing Co.; South Carolina commerce secretary Bobby Hitt; and Gary Silberg, partner and national automotive sector leader at KPMG. $175. Go to for details.

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