Today

SUMMERVILLE BUSINESS COUNSELING: Coastal chapter of SCORE offers free business counseling for entrepreneurs and small business owners. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dorchester County Library, 76 Trolley Road, Summerville. No appointment necessary. Call 727-4778 or go to www.score285.org.

Tuesday

DORCHESTER SALES TAX: The Greater Summerville/Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce’s public policy division holds an informational meeting with county staff regarding the proposed local options sales tax. 8 a.m. Dorchester County Council Chamber. 500 N. Main St., Summerville.

Wednesday

BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE: Coastal chapter of SCORE holds roundtable meeting for local business owners and entrepreneurs. 9 a.m. Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, 4500 Leeds Ave., North Charleston. Free and open to walk-ins. Call 727-4778.

BUSINESS COUNSELING: Coastal chapter of SCORE offers free business counseling for entrepreneurs and small business owners. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Charleston County Public Library, 68 Calhoun St., Charleston, Call 727-4778.

APPRAISERS: Charleston chapter of the S.C. Professional Appraisers Coalition meets. Noon. Ms. Roses, 1090 Sam Rittenberg Blvd., West Ashley. Scheduled speakers include Rod Atkinson, administrator of the S.C. Real Estate Appraisal Board and Debi Jones, coalition’s state president. Email janet@hartnettrealty.com or call 723-7222 to register.

Thursday

FUNDRAISERS: Lowcountry chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals meets. Noon. Mount Pleasant Holiday Inn, 250 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. Topic “Ethical or Not? Situations and Crossroads in the World of Fundraising.” $22 for members; $32 others. Reservations required at afplowcountrychapter@yahoo.com by Oct. 7.

Oct. 15

MEDICARE TALK: Sea Islands Chamber of Commerce meets. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 2817 Maybank Highway, Johns Island. Speaker Bernard Bandish, a financial planner and insurance agent. Topic: “Medicare Made Clear.” Free. RSVP by Oct. 14 at 793-1234. Go to www.seaislandschamber.org.

MT. PLEASANT POLITICS: The Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce’s political action committee holds “Pork and Politics in the Park.” 5:30-7:30 p.m. Cooper River Room at Mount Pleasant Waterfront Park. Candidates for Mount Pleasant mayoral and Town Council races have been invited. $35. Contact George Ramsey at gramsey@charlestonchamber.org for details.

Oct. 18

NATIONAL BOSS DAY: Internation-al Association of Administrative Professionals’ Charleston chapter hosts the annual Executive Breakfast as part of National Boss Day, 8:30 a.m. North Charleston City Hall, 2nd floor. Contact Lottie at 218-5151.

BUSINESS TAX WORKSHOP: IRS and other sponsors hold a tax work-shop for small business owners covering federal and state tax requirements and employment security obligations. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Small Business Development Center, 2430 Mall Drive, Suite 155, North Charleston. Free. Call 740-6160 to register.

Oct. 21

Industry Appreciation: Greater Summerville/Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce holds annual industry appreciation luncheon. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Bethany United Methodist Church, 118 W. 3rd St. South, Summerville. Scheduled speaker is U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C.

Administrative Pros: The International Association of Administrative Professionals’ Charleston chapter meets. 6 p.m. Lonnie Hamilton III Public Services Building, 4045 Leeds Ave., North Charleston. Scheduled speaker is Dennis Franklin. Topic: “Using Digital Images in PowerPoint Presentations.” Free. Contact Lottie at 218-5151.

Oct. 22

MANUFACTURING COUNCIL: The Lowcountry Manufacturers Council holds its annual meeting and dinner. 6-9 p.m. Trident Technical College Complex for Economic Development, Building 920, 7000 Rivers Ave. North Charleston.