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April 19, 2016
Event Annual Meeting
Topic The Charleston Soiree – CWIT’s 14th Annual Meeting
Feature Attend “The Charleston Soiree” and help us celebrate Anita Zucker as our 2016 Woman of the Year and award $10 thousand to our 2016 Scholarship Recipients
Time 6:00 PM cocktails & appetizers ~ 7:00 PM dinner & program. Networking, cocktails and appetizers will be served on the back porch with live music by The Purcells.
Location Founders Hall, Charles Towne Landing, 1500 Old Towne Road, Charleston, S.C. 29407 – Venue: (843) 852-2965
March 8, 2016
Event Luncheon Meeting
Topic William N. Trumbull, Ph.D., Dean and Robert A. Jolley Chair, School of Business – The Citadel
Speaker William N. Trumbull, Ph.D., Dean and Robert A. Jolley Chair, School of Business, The Citadel on Cuba – Good, Bad, or Indifferent?
Time Starts at 11:45 am, ends at 1:30 pm, and includes 15-minutes “networking with speaker” time.
Location The Citadel – see CC meeting notices
February 9, 2016
Event Luncheon Meeting
Topic Elizabeth “Babs” Warner, VP Legal Services & Corporate Secretary, Santee Cooper
Speaker Elizabeth “Babs” Warner, VP Legal Services & Corporate Secretary, Santee Cooper
Time Starts at 11:45 am, ends at 1:30 pm, and includes 15-minutes “networking with speaker” time.
Location Courtyard Marriott Historic District, 125 Calhoun St. Charleston, SC *Overflow parking is across the street in the church parking lot if needed* – (843) 805-7900
January 28, 2016
Event Social
Topic Membership Appreciation Social @ Water Dog Grill
Social It’s Membership Renewal Time! Join CWIT for a Membership Appreciation Social @ Water Dog Grill
Time Starts at 5:30 pm, ends at 8 pm and includes oysters and a free gift for renewing your membership or becoming a new member!!
Location Water Dog Grill, 1035 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 – (843) 216-0990
January 12, 2016
Event Luncheon Meeting
Topic Barbara Melvin, SVP Operations & Terminals, SC Ports Authority
Speaker Join us in welcoming CWIT’s 2014 Woman of the Year, Barbara Melvin, SC Ports Authority, to kick off 2016 with a Port update in her role as Senior Vice President, Operations and Terminals.
Time Starts at 11:45 am, ends at 1:30 pm, and includes 15-minutes “networking with speaker” time.
Location Courtyard Marriott Historic District, 125 Calhoun St. Charleston, SC *Overflow parking is across the street in the church parking lot if needed* – (843) 805-7900
November 17, 2015
Event Field Trip
Topic Ingevity (formerly MWV Specialty Chemicals)
Field Trip Join us to be among the first to be introduced to Ingevity (formerly MWV Specialty Chemicals), a global leader in the world of specialty chemical products and solutions.
Time 11:30am – 1:30pm
Location 4401 Belle Oaks Drive, 3rd Floor Directions will be sent separately. North Charleston, SC 29405 – Ashley Tower
October 22, 2015
Event Auction
Topic CWIT’s 10th Auction and Party
Feature
CWIT Premier Auction and Party at the trend setting venue, Storehouse Row 10 ~ proceeds fund our student and membership scholarship programs
Time 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location Storehouse Row 10 at 2120 Noisette Blvd., North Charleston, SC, 29405 – Navy Yard at Noisette
October 13, 2015
Event Luncheon Meeting
Topic Ryan W. Trail, Environmental & Natural Resources Attorney with Williams Mullen
Speaker Ryan W. Trail, Environmental & Natural Resources Attorney with Williams Mullen
Time Starts at 11:45 am, ends at 1:30 pm, and includes 15-minutes “networking with speaker” time.
Location Courtyard by Marriott Charleston Historic District, 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston. SC.29401 – Venue: (843) 414-4260
June 10, 2015
Event Tour
Topic Field Trip
Tour Water Missions International Tour
Time Starts at 11:15am and ends at 1:30pm. Lunch will be served.
Location Water Missions International, 1150 Kinzer St, Bldg. 1605, N Charleston, SC 29405 – HOST: (843) 769-7395
May 12, 2015
Event Luncheon Meeting
Topic Kelli R. Thompson, Founder/CEO of Integrity International Trade Consulting LLC
Speaker Kelli R. Thompson, Founder/CEO, Integrity International Trade Consulting LLC
Time Starts at 11:45 am, ends at 1:30 pm, and includes 15-minutes “networking with speaker” time.
Location Courtyard by Marriott Charleston Historic District, 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston. SC.29401 – Venue: (843) 414-4260
April 21, 2015
Event Annual Meeting
Topic The Charleston Soiree – CWIT’s 13th Annual Meeting
Feature The Charleston Soiree — CWIT’s 13th Annual Meeting. Join us for an elegant evening to honor CWIT’s Woman of the Year and scholarship recipients (awarding $10 thousand). Sponsorship opportunities are available.
Time 6:00 PM cocktails & appetizers ~ 7:00 PM dinner & program. Networking, cocktails and appetizers will be served on the back porch with live music by The Purcells.
Location Founders Hall, Charles Towne Landing, 1500 Old Towne Road, Charleston, S.C. 29407 – Venue: (843) 852-2965
March 10, 2015
Event Luncheon Meeting
Topic Charleston Water System
Details Becky Thames, Lab Director, Charleston Water System will present a discussion on how Charleston Water Systems is Supporting Economic Development.
Time Starts at 11:45 am, ends at 1:30 pm, and includes 15-minutes “networking with speaker” time.
Location Courtyard by Marriott Charleston Historic District 125 Calhoun Street| Charleston. SC.29401 – Venue: (843) 414-4260
February 10, 2015
Event Luncheon Meeting
Topic U.S. Coast Guard
Speaker Captain Douglas Fears, U.S. Coast Guard will present a discussion on the Legend-class National Security Cutter (NSC).
Time Starts at 11:45 am, ends at 1:30 pm, and includes 15-minutes “networking with speaker” time.
Location Courtyard by Marriott Charleston Historic District 125 Calhoun Street| Charleston. SC.29401 – Venue: (843) 414-4260
January 13, 2015
Event Luncheon Meeting
Topic Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A.
Speaker Paul Hargett, Vice President of Sales for the South Atlantic, Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A. (MSC)
Time Starts at 11:45 am, ends at 1:30 pm, and includes 15-minutes “networking with speaker” time.
Location Courtyard by Marriott Charleston Historic District 125 Calhoun Street| Charleston. SC.29401 – Venue: (843) 414-4260
November 21, 2014 (New Date)
Event Luncheon Meeting
Topic McAllister Towing of Charleston
Field Trip Captain Steve Kicklighter of McAllister Towing will host CWIT for an onboard-tug experience and tour of Charleston Harbor
Time Starts at 11:30 am – ends at 1:30 pm
Location Details will be announced at a later date following registration – Navy Yard at Veterans Terminal
October 23, 2014
Event Fundraising and Networking Event
Topic 9th Annual Auction & Party @ STOREHOUSE ROW 10 – Navy Yard at Noisette
Features Save the Date : 9th Annual Auction & Party @ STOREHOUSE ROW 10!
Time Starts at 6 pm, ends at 9 pm
Location Storehouse Row 10, 2120 Noisette Blvd., North Charleston, SC, 29405 – Navy Yard at Noisette
October 14, 2014
Event Luncheon Meeting
Topic “Belk”
Speaker Diane Hartjes, Vice President Private Brands Operations and Customs Compliance Officer, Belk
Time Starts at 11:45 am, ends at 1:30 pm, and includes 15-minutes “networking with speaker” time.
Location Charleston Area Convention Center – 5001 Coliseum Drive – Charleston, SC 29418 – Venue: (843) 747-1882
September 16, 2014
Event Luncheon Meeting
Topic “Rewined”
Speaker Adam Fetsch, Owner and Founder, Rewined
Time Starts at 11:45 am, ends at 1:30 pm, and includes 15-minutes “networking with speaker” time.
Location Charleston Area Convention Center – 5001 Coliseum Drive – Charleston, SC 29418 – Venue: (843) 747-1882
September 16, 2014
Event Mentor/Mentee Match-up
Topic CWIT/CofC Joint Mentoring Program
Mentoring Mentor/Mentee match ups! Mentors provide their mentees with an experienced contact who is there to help in any number of situations.
Time 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location Beatty Center on the College of Charleston campus (room number TBD) – Mary Katharine Bowen (843) 953-6621
June 10, 2014
Event Field Trip
Topic International Diving Institute
Details Join CWIT at the Former Charleston Naval Shipyard for our June Field Trip at the International Diving Institute
Starts at 11:45 am, ends at 1:30 pm – no walk-ins, pre-paid event
Location 1400 Pierside St, Bldg. 190, Suite C, North Charleston, SC 29405 – Former Charleston Naval Shipyard
May 13, 2014
Event Luncheon Meeting
Topic Port of Charleston Harbor Deepening/Post-45′ Update
Speakers Join us in welcoming Barbara Melvin of the South Carolina Ports Authority and Lisa Metheney of the US Army Corp of Engineers for a Port of Charleston Harbor Deepening/Post-45′ Update!
Starts at 11:45 am, ends at 1:30 pm, and includes 15-minutes “networking with speaker” time.
Location Charleston Area Convention Center – 5001 Coliseum Drive – Charleston, SC 29418 – Venue: (843) 747-1882
April 8, 2014
Event Annual Meeting
Topic The Charleston Soirée – CWIT’s 12th Annual Meeting
Feature The Charleston Soirée – CWIT’s 12th Annual Meeting… join us for an elegant evening to honor CWIT’s Woman of the Year and scholarship recipients.
Time 6:00 PM cocktails & appetizers ~ 7:00 PM plated dinner & program.
Location Founders Hall, Charles Towne Landing, 1500 Old Towne Road, Charleston, S.C. 29407 – Venue: (843) 852-2965
March 11, 2014
Event Luncheon Meeting
Topic Join us in welcoming Deborah McDowell, Director of Customer Services & Business Development, Seaonus
Deborah McDowell, Director of Customer Services & Business Development, Seaonus
Time Starts at 11:45 am, ends at 1:30 pm, and includes 15-minutes “networking with speaker” time.
Location Charleston Area Convention Center – 5001 Coliseum Drive – Charleston, SC 29418 – Venue: 843-308-9330
February 11, 2014
Event Luncheon Meeting
Topic Professor Giocondo Quesada will discuss the College of Charleston’s mission on Globalization
Dr. Giocondo Quesada will discuss CofC’s mission on Globalization, impacts the college has on International Business and the Certification Global Business Professional [CGBP] Certification Program.
Time Starts at 11:45 am, ends at 1:30 pm, and includes 15-minutes “networking with speaker” time.
Location Charleston Area Convention Center – 5001 Coliseum Drive – Charleston, SC 29418 – Venue: 843-308-9330
January 14, 2014
Event Luncheon Meeting
Topic Allison Skipper, Director of Marketing and Communications, SC Department of Commerce
Allison Skipper, Director of Marketing and Communications, SC Department of Commerce
Time Starts at 11:45 am, ends at 1:30 pm, and includes 15-minutes “networking with speaker” time.
Location Charleston Area Convention Center – 5001 Coliseum Drive – Charleston, SC 29418 – Venue: 843-308-9330
November 14, 2013
Event Membership Drive
Topic CWIT Membership Appreciation
Join us for our “Membership Appreciation” while enjoying professional networking and munching on delicious appetizers.
Time From 5:30 pm till 7:30 pm – Note that Parking is available in the City Garage located next door to the Hotel on King Street
Location Francis Marion Hotel at 387 King Street, Downtown Charleston – Venue: 843-722-0600
November 12, 2013
Event Field Trip
Topic Karen Brack, Charleston Fire Chief
Host Karen Brack, Charleston Fire Chief on HAZMAT Response
Time Starts at 11:45 am – ends at 1:30 pm
Location Charleston Maritime Center 10 Wharfside Street Charleston, SC 29401 – Downtown Charleston
October 10, 2013
Event Luncheon Meeting
Topic Liz will discuss the secrets of her successful career in the trucking industry.
Speaker Elizabeth Brabham Wando Trucking Liz will discuss the secrets of her successful career in the male dominated trucking industry
Time Starts at 11:45 am, ends at 1:30 pm, and includes 15-minutes “networking with speaker” time.
Location Charleston Area Convention Center – 5001 Coliseum Drive – Charleston, SC 29418 – Venue: 843-308-9330
October 3, 2013
Event Silent and Live Auction
Topic CWIT’s 8th Annual Fundraising Event, the Harvest Moon Silent Auction
Auction Join us for our Harvest Moon Silent Auction, where all will enjoy good music, yummy food & delicious cocktails while bidding on items during our fabulously fun silent & live auctions ~ proceeds fund our scholarship program and off-set monthly luncheon cos
Time 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location Alhambra Hall, 131 Middle Street, Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina – Venue: 843-849-2053
September 17, 2013
Event Luncheon Meeting
Topic 2011 WOTY and Founding Executive Board Member, Elizabeth Colbert-Busch
Speaker Elizabeth Colbert Busch, Director of Business Development at Clemson University Restoration Institute, Founding Member of CWIT and Woman of the Year recipient.
Time Starts at 11:45 am, ends at 1:30 pm, and includes 15-minutes “networking with speaker” time.
Location Charleston Area Convention Center – 5001 Coliseum Drive – Charleston, SC 29418 – Venue: 843-308-9330
August 14, 2013
Event Memberhsip Mixer
Topic “CWIT Summer Networking & Happy Hour” (cancelled due to inclement weather).
Sponsors Beat the heat with our summertime membership mixer at the historic Francis Marion Hotel. Cash bar and Free hors d’oeuvres!
Time From 5:30 pm till 7:30 pm – Note that Parking is available in the City Garage located next door to the Hotel on King Street
Location The Francis Marion Hotel – 387 King Street – Charleston, SC 29403 – Venue: 843-722-0600
June 4, 2013
Event Site Visit
Topic Members Only Event – Join us for a lovely afternoon on board a Carnival Cruise for a tour and lunch.
Host Members Only Event – Join us for a lovely afternoon on board a Carnival Cruise for a tour and lunch.
Strict registration deadline of May 24th. No exceptions. Please register early to reserve your space. Only 50 attendees permitted.
Location Union Pier Terminal 32 Washington Street Intersection of Laurens and Concord Streets. Check in at 10:45 AM Tour ends at 2:00 PM Tuesday, June 4th –
May 14, 2013
Event Luncheon Meeting
Topic Join us in welcoming Ms. Amy Thomson for a discussion on how the U.S. Department of Commerce connects companies with international buyers through export counseling and a variety of export services.
Speaker Join us in welcoming Ms. Amy Thomson for a discussion on how the U.S. Department of Commerce connects companies with international buyers through export counseling and a variety of export services.
Time Meeting Room 10 & 11 on the second floor. Starts at 11:45 am, ends at 1:30 pm, and includes 15-minutes “networking with speaker” time.
Location Charleston Area Convention Center – 5001 Coliseum Drive – Charleston, SC 29418 – Venue: (843) 747-1882
April 9, 2013
Event Banquet and Annual Meeting
Topic 11th Annual Meeting and Banquet Celebration
Feature Join us in celebrating CWIT’s Next Decade of Empowering Women in International Trade, to include honoring our WOTY, Pam Zaresk, President of MASC and formerly US Customs & Border Protection Port Director for the Charleston District.
Time Cocktails, networking, and entertainment will start at 6:00 pm and the dinner program at 7:00 pm – An International Menu featuring delectable foods from France, China, Greece, America and Italy catered by Hamby Catering!
Location Founders Hall, Charles Towne Landing, 1500 Old Towne Road, Charleston, S.C. 29407 – Venue: (843) 852-2965
March 12, 2013
Event Luncheon Meeting
Topic Join us in welcoming the Dr. Geraldine Knatz for a discussion on International Trade
Speaker Join us in welcoming Dr. Geraldine Knatz, Executive Director, Port of Los Angeles for a discussion on International Trade!
Starts at 11:45 am, ends at 1:30 pm, and includes 15-minutes “networking with speaker” time.
Location Charleston Area Convention Center – 5001 Coliseum Drive – Charleston, SC 29418 – Venue: (843) 747-1882
February 12, 2013
Event Luncheon Meeting
Topic Join us in welcoming Atlanta’s Ms. Grethe Hoyvik, Vice President & General Manager, Grieg Star Shipping (USA), as she provides an overiew of STAR as a fully integrated shipping company and one of the world’s largest open hatch fleets
Speaker Join us in welcoming Ms. Grethe Hoyvik, Vice President & General Manager, Grieg Star Shipping (USA), for an overview of STAR as a fully integrated shipping company and one of the world’s largest open hatch fleets!
Starts at 11:45 am, ends at 1:30 pm, and includes 15-minutes “networking with speaker” time.
Location Charleston Area Convention Center – 5001 Coliseum Drive – Charleston, SC 29418 – Venue: (843) 747-1882
January 8, 2013
Event Luncheon Meeting
Topic Join us for a Port of Charleston Harbor Deepening/Post-45′ Update
Speakers Join us in welcoming Barbara Melvin of the South Carolina Ports Authority and Lisa Metheney of the US Army Corp of Engineers for a Port of Charleston Harbor Deepening/Post-45′ Update!
Starts at 11:45 am, ends at 1:30 pm, and includes 15-minutes “networking with speaker” time.
Location Charleston Area Convention Center – 5001 Coliseum Drive – Charleston, SC 29418 – Venue: (843) 747-1882
November 15, 2012
Event Membership Drive
Topic Join us for our annual “Membership Drive and Networking Mixer”
Host Join us for an evening of networking and fun and discover how CWIT membership offers personal and professional growth opportunities through training and quality programs throughout the year to men and women!
Starts at 6 pm and ends at 8 pm, and includes appetizers and a networking time.
Location Runaway Bay (Old Navy Base), 1045 Everglades Avenue, North Charleston SC 29405 – Venue: (843) 789-4689
November 13, 2012
Event Site Visit
Topic Join us for a tour of US Customs in Downtown Charleston
Host Join us for a tour of US Customs in Downtown Charleston with hosts Brenda Gibson, US Customs and Border Protection and Joanne Fogg, US Customs and Border Protection for a site visit of US Customs in Charleston!
Starts at 11:15 am with the tour ending at 2:00 pm, and includes a box lunch and parking.
Location 200 E. Bay St., Charleston, South Carolina – General Number: 843-579-6500
OCTOBER 9, 2012
Event Luncheon Meeting
Topic Join us for an overview of Bentley World-Packaging and it’s commitment to provide services which are unsurpassed in quality, commitment, and value
Speaker Join us for an overview by Mary Regel, Director, International Trade, Bentley World-Packaging, about her career and her company’s commitment to provide services which are unsurpassed in quality, commitment, and value!
Time Starts at 11:45 am, ends at 1:30 pm, and includes 15-minutes “networking with speaker” time.
Location Charleston Area Convention Center – 5001 Coliseum Drive – Charleston, SC 29418 – Venue: (843) 747-1882
September 11, 2012
Event Luncheon Meeting
Topic Join us for an update of the “Maritime Association of SC’s advocacy for the port community!”
Speaker Join us for an update by Pam Zaresk of the Maritime Association of South Carolina’s (MASC) advocacy for the port community!
Time Starts at 11:45 am, ends at 1:30 pm, and includes 15-minutes “networking with speaker” time.
Location Charleston Area Convention Center – 5001 Coliseum Drive – Charleston, SC 29418 – Venue: (843) 747-1882
September 10, 2012
Event Mentors Match-up
Topic Join us for the 7th Annual CWIT/CofC Mentoring Speed Match-up!
Networking Join us for the 7th Annual CWIT/CofC Mentoring Speed Match-up! with host Mary Katharine Bowen, College of Charleston!
Time 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location Beatty Center on the College of Charleston campus (room number TBD) – Kathryn Banks (843) 953-6621
June 12, 2012
Event Members Only Event!
Topic Join us for a manufacturing facility tour of the World’s Largest Auto Parts Maker at the Bosch Charleston Plant, Robert Bosch Corporation
Site Join us for a manufacturing facility tour of the World’s Largest Auto Parts Maker at the Bosch Charleston Plant with host Thomas Schanz, Robert Bosch Corporation!
Time Starts at 11:15 am with the tour ending at 2:00 pm, and includes a box lunch.
Location Robert Bosch Corp; 8101 Dorchester Road, Charleston, SC 29418-2998 – Venue: (843) 760-7000
May 8, 2012
Event Luncheon Meeting
Topic Join us for a presentation on the “Anticipated Growth in International Commercial Transactions that will result from Expansion of the Panama Canal.”
Speaker Join us in welcoming Randy Hanson, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice for a presentation on the “Anticipated Growth in International Commercial Transactions that will result from Expansion of the Panama Canal”!
Time Starts at 11:45 am, ends at 1:30 pm, and includes 15-minutes “networking with speaker” time.
Location Charleston Area Convention Center – 5001 Coliseum Drive – Charleston, SC 29418 – Venue: (843) 747-1882
April 10, 2012
Event Banquet and Annual Meeting
Topic Join us in celebrating a “Decade of Success” as CWIT marks 10 Years of Empowering Women in International Trade!
Feature Join us for CWIT’s 10th Banquet and Annual Meeting celebrating a “Decade of Success” as CWIT marks 10 Years of Empowering Women in International Trade!
Time Cocktails, networking, and entertainment will start at 6:00 pm; and the dinner program will starts at 7:00 pm – catered by Hamby’s, the featured menu will include beef tenderloin, shrimp and grits, and crab cakes!
Location Founders Hall, Charles Towne Landing, 1500 Old Towne Road, Charleston, S.C. 29407 – Venue: (843) 852-2965
MARCH 13, 2012
Event Luncheon Meeting
Topic Join us for an overview of “Southwest Airlines and Building Strategic Relationships”
Speaker Join us in welcoming Ana Schwager, Southwest Airlines for an overview of “Southwest Airlines and Building Strategic Relationships.”
Time Starts at 11:45 am, ends at 1:30 pm, and includes 15-minutes “networking with speaker” time.
Location Courtyard by Marriott Charleston Historic District 125 Calhoun Street| Charleston. SC.29401 – Venue: (843) 414-4260
February 14, 2012
Event Luncheon Meeting
Topic Join us for a presentation on the “Programs Implemented Under the Umbrella of the Women’s Network at MeadWestvaco”
Speaker Join us in welcoming Christian MacIver, MeadWestvaco Corporation for a presentation on the “Programs Implemented Under the Umbrella of the Women’s Network at MeadWestvaco”
Time Starts at 11:45 am, ends at 1:30 pm, and includes 15-minutes “networking with speaker” time.
Location Charleston Area Convention Center – 5001 Coliseum Drive – Charleston, SC 29418 – Venue: (843) 747-1882
January 19, 2012
Event Mentors and Mentees Only
Topic Mentors and Mentees only… join us for an opportunity to mingle and to get and give feedback
Social Mentors and Mentees only… join us for an opportunity to mingle, and to get and give feedback while enjoying light refreshments hosted by Kathryn Banks, College of Charleston
Time 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location Beatty Center gallery of the Tate Center on the College of Charleston campus on at 5 Liberty Street. – Kathryn Banks (843) 953-6621
JANUARY 17, 2012
Event Luncheon Meeting
Topic Master Your Message Workshop for success in speaking, presentation skills and message development in the U.S. and abroad
Speaker Master Your Message Workshop with Deb Sofield, an Executive Speech Coach who trains women and men for success in speaking, presentation skills and message development in the U.S. and abroad. Ms. Sofield was awarded the prestigious Order of the Palmetto
Time Starts at 11:45 am, ends at 1:30 pm, and includes 15-minutes “networking with speaker” time.
Location Charleston Area Convention Center – 5001 Coliseum Drive – Charleston, SC 29418 – Venue: (843) 744-4422
NOVEMBER 29, 2011
Event Field Trip
Topic Join us for a behind-the-scenes tour the state-of-the-art Wando Welch Terminal facility
Host Curious about what goes on at the Port of Charleston? Join us for a members-first for up to 50 attendees for a behind-the-scenes tour the state-of-the-art Wando Welch Terminal facility with host Allison Skipper, SC Ports Authority
Time Arrival time will be provided upon confirmation of reservation.
Location Wando Terminal (directions to an off-sight parking area will be provided upon confirmation of reservation.) –
NOVEMBER 17, 2011
Event Membership Drive
Topic “Membership Drive and Networking Mixer”
Host Join us for our membership drive while enjoying professional networking + munching on delicious appetizers. A cash bar will be open + CWIT t-shirts will be given to the 1st fifty to register and pay for membership. You must be present for the T-shirts
Time 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location Crowne Plaza Hotel – 4831 Tanger Outlet Blvd – North Charleston, SC 29418 – Venue: (843) 744-4422
OCTOBER 20, 2011
Event Silent and Live Auction
Topic “Swing in to Fall”, Jungle Party and Auction
Auction Join us for our Jungle Party fundraiser, where all will enjoy good music, yummy food & delicious cocktails while bidding on items during our fabulously fun silent & live auctions ~ proceeds fund our scholarship program and off-set monthly luncheon costs!
Time 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location Blackbaud Office Building – 2000 Daniel Island Dr – Charleston, SC 29492 – in the Atrium
OCTOBER 11, 2011
Event Luncheon Meeting
Topic “The Status of Women in South Carolina”
Speaker Join us in welcoming Jennet Robinson Alterman, Executive Director, Center for Women at CWIT’s next luncheon meeting!
Time Starts at 11:45 am, ends at 1:30 pm, and includes 15-minutes “networking with speaker” time.
Location Charleston Area Convention Center – 5001 Coliseum Drive – Charleston, SC 29418 – Venue: (843) 747-1882
SEPTEMBER 26, 2011
Event Mentors Match-up
Topic 6th Annual CWIT/CofC Mentoring Speed Match-up
Networking Helping college students learn about opportunities within international trade and improve communication skills with professionals!
Time 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location Beatty Center on the College of Charleston campus (room number TBD) – Kathryn Banks (843) 953-6621
SEPTEMBER 20, 2011
Event Luncheon Meeting
Topic Regional Update on Economic Development with Claire Gibbons, Charleston Regional Development Alliance (CRDA)
Speaker Join us in welcoming Claire Gibbons, Director of Marketing Communications, Charleston Regional Development Alliance (CRDA) at CWIT’s next luncheon meeting!
Time Starts at 11:45 am, ends at 1:30 pm, and includes 15-minutes “networking with speaker” time.
Location Charleston Area Convention Center – 5001 Coliseum Drive – Charleston, SC 29418 – Venue: (843) 747-1882
SEPTEMBER 8, 2011
Event Networking Event
Topic CWIT September Member Mixer
Networking Join CWIT as we each paint our own master piece with Bottles & Brushes.
Time 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Location 424 Broadway Street, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 – Venue: (843) 388-7857
JUNE 14, 2011
Event Field Trip
Topic Tug Boat Harbor Tour – Only available to the first 50 CWIT members to register!
Host Captain Steve Kicklighter, General Manager and Vice President, McAllister Towing of Charleston – Tug Boat Harbor Tour is available only to the first 50 registered “CWIT Members”!
Time Due to the nature of this event, please keep your afternoon open. We will meet at the determined location promptly at 11:15 am, and will return mid-to-late afternoon. A box lunch will be provided by Hambys Catering and bottled water will be served.
Location Location details to be announced at a later date – following registration.
May 10, 2011
Event Luncheon Meeting
Topic “Charmed Life Products, inventor of Grill Charms will provide her story of life, invention, design, and product delivery to the open market”
Speaker Leslie Haywood, Founder and President, Charmed Life Products
Time Starts at 11:45 am, ends at 1:30 pm, and includes 15-minutes “networking with speaker” time.
Location Charleston Area Convention Center – 5001 Coliseum Drive – Charleston, SC 29418 – Venue: (843) 747-1882
APRIL 12, 2011
Event Annual Banquet
Topic Recognizing Founding Members, Woman of the Year and Scholarship Recipients
Feature CWIT’s 9th Annual Banquet, An “Evening of Celebrations”
Time Cocktails, Networking, Entertainment start at 6:00 pm; Dinner Program starts at 7:00 pm; Note: Registration will close promptly at 10:00 am on Friday, April 9.
Location Founders Hall, Charles Towne Landing, 1500 Old Towne Road, Charleston, S.C. 29407 – Venue: (843) 852-2965
MARCH 10, 2011
Event Networking Event
Topic CWIT March Mixer
Networking The Cos Bar of Charleston, 201 King Street, Charleston, SC 29401
Time 6:15 pm to 8:00 pm
Location The Cos Bar of Charleston, 201 King Street, Charleston, SC 29401 – Venue: (843) 793-1776
MARCH 8, 2011
Event Luncheon Meeting
Topic “A discussion by Pamela Lackey, President, AT&T South Carolina Operations”
Speaker Pamela Lackey, President, AT&T South Carolina Operations
Time Starts at 11:45 am, ends at 1:30 pm, and includes 15-minutes “networking with speaker” time.
Location Charleston Area Convention Center – 5001 Coliseum Drive – Charleston, SC 29418 – Venue: (843) 747-1882
FEBRUARY 15, 2011
Event Networking Event
Topic CWIT February Member Mixer
Networking Cork Bistro, 1067 East Montague Avenue, North Charleston, SC 29405
Time 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Location Cork Bistro, 1067 East Montague Avenue, North Charleston, SC 29405 –
FEBRUARY 8, 2011
Event Luncheon Meeting
Topic Overview of the SC Manufacturer’s Alliance and Overview of the SC Automotive Council
Speaker Jennifer DeWitt, director of industrial and regional councils for the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance (SCMA)
Time Starts at 11:45 am, ends at 1:30 pm, and includes 15-minutes “networking with speaker” time.
Location Charleston Area Convention Center – 5001 Coliseum Drive – Charleston, SC 29418 – Venue: (843) 747-1882
JANUARY 11, 2011
Event Luncheon Meeting
Topic An Overview of the North Charleston-based Manufacturing Conglomerate that Specializes in Chemicals, Textiles and Other Products Worldwide
Speaker Anita Zucker, Chief Executive Officer and Chairwoman, The InterTech Group
Time Starts at 11:45 am, ends at 1:30 pm, and includes 15-minutes “networking with speaker” time.
Location Crowne Plaza Hotel – 4831 Tanger Outlet Blvd – North Charleston, SC 29418 – Venue: (843) 744-4422
NOVEMBER 30, 2010
Event CWIT Membership Appreciation Party ~ HolidayPalooza!!
Topic “CWIT 2010 HOLIDAYPALOOZA!”
It’s time to celebrate the upcoming holidays, so enjoy networking with CWIT members while doing some shopping. Wine and light hors d’ oeuvres will be provided. Local photography, jewelry, skin care and other items will be available for sale. Cash only
Time 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location Blockade Runner Room-Fulton Lane Inn, 202 King Street, Charleston, SC 29401 – www.fultonlaneinn.com
NOVEMBER, 9 2010
Event Luncheon Meeting
Topic “An Overview of Welded Tube as a leading manufacturer of cold formed ERW tubing products.”
Speaker Maryann Wagner, President, Welded-Tube Berkeley
Time Starts at 11:45 am, ends at 1:30 pm, and includes 15-minutes “networking with speaker” time.
Location Charleston Area Convention Center – 5001 Coliseum Drive – Charleston, SC 29418 – Venue: (843) 747-1882
OCTOBER 12, 2010
Event Luncheon Meeting
Topic “Women’s Legislative Panel”
Speaker Hear from 3 sitting state legislators (Representatives Jenny Horne, Anne Peterson-Hutto and Annette Young!) on the status of Women in State Politics. Should be a great, bi-partisan discussion, especially in light of the upcoming elections!
Time Starts at 11:45 am, ends at 1:30 pm, and includes 15-minutes “networking with speaker” time.
Location Charleston Area Convention Center – 5001 Coliseum Drive – Charleston, SC 29418 – Venue: (843) 747-1882
OCTOBER 7, 2010
Event Fundraising and Networking Event
Topic Professional Networking in a Relaxed Setting at CWIT’s Premier Party and Auction, Enjoying Winning Bids, Sipping Cocktails, Eating Delicious Food and Enjoying Music by “Fifty 50”
CWIT’s “Spring into Fall” Auction
Time 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location 2000 Daniel Island Dr – Charleston, SC 29492 – Venue: (843) 744-4422
SEPTEMBER 21, 2010
Event Mentors Match-up
Topic CWIT/CofC Joint Mentoring Program
Networking Helping college students learn about opportunities within international trade and improve communication skills with professionals
Time 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location Beatty Center on the College of Charleston campus (room number TBD) – Kathryn Banks (843) 953-6621
SEPTEMBER 14, 2010
Event Luncheon Meeting
Topic “International Outlook”
Speaker Craig Wright, Chief Economist, RBC Financial Group
Time Starts at 11:45 am, ends at 1:30 pm, and includes 15-minutes “networking with speaker” time.
Location Charleston Area Convention Center – 5001 Coliseum Drive – Charleston, SC 29418 – Venue: (843) 747-1882
AUGUST 10, 2010
Event Networking Event
Topic CWIT Speed Networking Luncheon
Halls Chop House
Time Starts at 11:30 am, ends at 1:00 pm – Must RSVP by August 5, 2010
Location Halls Chop House, 434 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403 –
JULY 22, 2010
Event Networking Event
Topic CWIT Networking Mixer
Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina
Time Starts at 5 pm – ends at 7 pm. Daily Specials will be available from 5-7pm. Individuals will be responsible for their own charges for food and beverage.
Location Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina – 20 Patriots Point Road – Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 –
JUNE 21, 2010
Event Networking Event
Topic CWIT ‘First Day of Summer’ Networking Event
Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina
Time Starts at 5 pm – ends at 7 pm. Daily Specials will be available from 5-7pm. Individuals will be responsible for their own charges for food and beverage.
Location Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina – 20 Patriots Point Road – Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 –
JUNE 8, 2010
Event Field Trip
Topic Daimler Vans Manufacturing LLC Site Tour
Andreas Maas, President & CEO, Daimler Vans Manufacturing LLC Site Tour
Time Starts at 11:45 am, ends at 1:45 pm – be sure to wear closed-toe shoes.
Location To be announced –
MAY 11, 2010
Event Luncheon Meeting
Topic “Government and Culture in SE Asia – One Woman’s Perspective”
Speaker Pam Zaresk, former Area Port Director, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and US Department of State contractor in SE Asia
Time Starts at 11:45 am, ends at 1:30 pm, and includes 15-minutes “networking with speaker” time.
Location Charleston Area Convention Center – 5001 Coliseum Drive – Charleston, SC 29418 – Venue: (843) 747-1882
APRIL 13, 2010
Event Annual Banquet
Topic “The Charleston Soirée”, CWIT’s 8th Annual Banquet
Feature CWIT’s Premier Event ~ The Charleston Soirée
8th Annual Banquet
Time Cocktails, Networking, and Music start at 6:00 pm, and the Dinner Program starts at 7:00 pm
Location The Doubletree Guest Suites Charleston – Historic District – 181 Church Street, Charleston, SC 29401 – Venue: (843) 577-2644
MARCH 9, 2010
Event Luncheon Meeting
Topic “CBP and the World Around Us”
Speaker Robert Fencel, Area Port Director, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Time Starts at 11:45 am, ends at 1:30 pm, and includes 15-minutes “networking with speaker” time.
Location Charleston Area Convention Center – 5001 Coliseum Drive – Charleston, SC 29418 – Venue: (843) 747-1882
Feburary 16, 2010
Event Networking Event
Topic International Inspirations – A Private Party Especially For CWIT Members
Charleston Art Tours will host a Private VIP Art Party at four of the most exciting fine art galleries in Charleston!
5:30 to 7:30 PM
Location Charleston’s beautiful, historic French Quarter –
FEBRUARY 9, 2010
Event Luncheon Meeting
Topic “Environmental Issues confronting the Logistics Industry”
Speaker “Nina Marshtein, PG of SCS Engineers, Leads a Panel on the Environmental Issues confronting the Logistics Industry”
Time Starts at 11:45 am, ends at 1:30 pm, and includes 15-minutes “networking with speaker” time.
Location Charleston Area Convention Center – 5001 Coliseum Drive – Charleston, SC 29418 – Venue: (843) 747-1882
JANUARY 12, 2010
Event Luncheon Meeting
Topic “Future of Charleston’s Ports”
Speaker James I. (Jim) Newsome, III, President and CEO, South Carolina State Ports Authority
Time Starts at 11:45 am, ends at 1:30 pm, and includes 15-minutes “networking with speaker” time.
Location Embassy Suites Hotel & Convention Center, 5055 International Blvd., Charleston, S.C. 29418 – Venue: (843) 747-1882
NOVEMBER 10, 2009
Event Luncheon Meeting
Topic “Elizabeth Colbert-Busch, Clemson University Restoration Institute for a discussion on Windmill Energy”
Speaker Elizabeth Colbert-Busch, Director of Development, Clemson University Restoration Institute, on Windmill Energy
Time Starts at 11:45 am, ends at 1:30 pm, and includes 15-minutes “networking with speaker” time.
Location Hilton Garden Inn (Charleston Airport), 5265 International Boulevard, North Charleston, South Carolina, USA 29418 – Hotel: 843-308-9330
OCTOBER 13, 2009
Event Field Trip
Topic “Food Bank Site Visit”
Host Food Bank Site Visit for a first hand look at the facilities mass distribution processes.
Time Arrival time will be provided upon confirmation of reservation.
Location Event directions will be emailed upon reservation confirmation. – Email: cwit@scspa.com
OCTOBER 8, 2009
Event Fundraising and Networking Event
Topic “CWIT Annual Auction Affair with a Luau at the Beach!”
Feature CWIT’s Luau, where all will enjoy an elaborate Hawaiian feast while bidding on items during the fabulously fun “Auction Affair” ~ Tickets will be available at the Door
Time Starts at 6:00 pm and ends at 10:00 pm $35.00 per person. Tickets will be available at the Door.
Location 4700 Palm Boulevard, Isle of Palms, SC 29451 – Venue: (843) 886-6270
SEPTEMBER 8, 2009
Event Luncheon Meeting
Topic “Discussion on Marketing Strategy and the Economy”
Speaker Alan T. Shao, Ph.D, Dean of the School of Business and Economics at the College of Charleston
Time Starts at 11:45 am, ends at 1:30 pm, and includes 15-minutes “networking with speaker” time.
New Location Hilton Garden Inn (Charleston Airport), 5265 International Boulevard, North Charleston, South Carolina, USA 29418 – Venue: 843-308-9330
JULY 14, 2009
Event Networking Event
Topic “Mixer at Facelogic”
Feature Where you will be “pampered”!
Time Starts at 5:30 pm and ends at 7:30 pm
Location Facelogic Essential Skincare Spa 1948 Long Grove Dr., #2 Shoppes at Seaside Farms Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 – Facelogic: (843) 216-0029
JUNE 13, 2009
Event Networking Event
Topic “CWIT Social with Soccer at Blackbaud Stadium”
Feature Game Night with a Soccer Match between “The Charleston Battery” and “The Portland Timbers”
Time RSVP: Call Suzanne Sudzina no later than June 8 at 843-971-GOAL (4625) to purchase tickets. Tickets cost $16.00 per person (Children 3 years and under are admitted free). Join us at 6:30pm for tacos at the CWIT tent. Game starts at 7:30pm, but come early!
Location Blackbaud Stadium, 1990 Daniel Island Drive, Charleston, SC 29492 – Stadium: 843-856-6958
JUNE 9, 2009
Event Luncheon Meeting
Topic “The Connections Between Professional Sports and the Economy of the Lowcountry”
Panel Darren Abbott, President of the Stingrays; Andrew Bell, Director of Public Relations of the Charleston Battery; and a Senior Manager of the Riverdogs
Time Starts at 11:45 am, ends at 1:30 pm, and includes 15-minutes “networking with speakers” time.
Location Hilton Garden Inn (Charleston Airport), 5265 International Boulevard, North Charleston, South Carolina, USA 29418 – Hotel: 843-308-9330
MAY 12, 2009
Event Luncheon Meeting
Topic “Women’s Transformational Leadership”
Speaker Ambassador Linda Tarr-Whelan, CEO and President, Tarr-Whelan & Associates
Time Starts at 11:45 am, ends at 1:30 pm, and includes 15-minutes “networking with speaker” time.
Location Hilton Garden Inn (Charleston Airport), 5265 International Boulevard, North Charleston, South Carolina, USA 29418 – Hotel: 843-308-9330
APRIL 14, 2009
Event Annual Banquet
Topic “The Charleston Soirée”, CWIT’s 7th Annual Banquet Event
Feature CWIT’s Premier Event ~ The Charleston Soirée
7th Annual Banquet
Time Cocktails, Networking, and Music start at 6:00 pm, and the Dinner Program starts at 7:30 pm
Location The Doubletree Guest Suites Charleston – Historic District – 181 Church Street, Charleston, SC 29401 – Venue: (843)577-2644
March 31, 2009
Event Members Only Event
Topic “Membership Appreciation Party”
Social Sip, Snack and Stroll into these fine shops: Mary Norton Inc. (International Design), Bits of Lace (Euro Lingerie), and Pierre Deux (French Country). CWIT members will find exclusive offers or gifts-with-purchase at some of these participating retailers!
Time Starts at 5:30 pm – ends at 7:30 pm
Location Event directions to be provided upon RSVP – Email: cwit@scspa.com
MARCH 10, 2009
Event Luncheon Meeting
Topic “Trading Places: The Port of Charleston in a Global Context”
Speaker Michael Ian Fanning, Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Michelin North America
Time Starts at 11:45 am, ends at 1:30 pm, and includes 15-minutes “networking with speaker” time.
Location Holiday Inn (Charleston Airport and Convention Center) 5264 International Blvd. North Charleston, SC 29418 – Hotel: (843) 572-1261
FEBRUARY 10, 2009
Event Professional Development
Topic “Building Bridges, not Walls to Create High-performing Work Cultures and Better Bottom-Line Results”
Speaker Margaret Seidler, Organization Development Consultant and Master Trainer
Time Starts at 11:45 am, ends at 1:30 pm, and includes 15-minutes “networking with speaker” time.
Location Holiday Inn (Charleston Airport and Convention Center) 5264 International Blvd. North Charleston, SC 29418 – Hotel: (843) 572-1261
JANUARY 13, 2009
Event Luncheon Meeting
Topic “Assessing Economic Challenges and Opportunities for the Lowcountry”
Panel Panel Discussion on Economic Challenges and Opportunities for the Lowcountry with Todd Brown, RBC Bank ~ John McDermott, “The Post and Courier” ~ Molly Parker, “The Charleston Regional Business Journal”
Time Starts at 11:45 am, ends at 1:30 pm, and includes 15-minutes “networking with speaker” time.
Location Holiday Inn (Charleston Airport and Convention Center) 5264 International Blvd. North Charleston, SC 29418 – Hotel: (843) 572-1261
NOVEMBER 11, 2008
Event Luncheon Meeting
Topic “An Overview of International Trade: Rules, Fairness and How It Affects You”
Speaker Stewart Bauknight, Business Development Director, Landmark Enterprises – Formerly on Staff at the World Trade Organization (WTO)
Time Starts at 11:45 am, ends at 1:30 pm, and includes 15-minutes “networking with speaker” time.
Location Harbour Club – 35 Prioleau Street, Charleston, S.C. 29401 – Venue: (843) 723-9680
OCTOBER 14, 2008
Event Field Trip
Topic “Clemson University Restoration Institute Site Visit”
Host Elizabeth Colbert-Busch, Director of Development, Clemson University Restoration Institute
Details Arrival time will be provided upon confirmation of reservation.
Location Warren Lasch Conservation Center – HL Hunley, 1360 Truxtun Avenue, Suite 300B North Charleston, SC 29405 – Email: cwit@scspa.com
OCTOBER 8, 2008
Event Fundraising and Networking Event
Topic “Oyster Roast Beach Party and Auction”
Professional networking in a relaxed setting at CWIT’s premier Oyster Roast Beach Party and Auction
Starts at 6:00 pm – ends at 9:00 pm.
Location Charleston Harbor Resort, Patriots Point overlooking Charleston Harbor from the Covered Terrace and Beach Area – 20 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant, S.C. 29464 – Venue: (843) 284-7075
SEPTEMBER 9, 2008
Event Luncheon Meeting
Topic “International Trade – A Key Economic Development Driver”
Speaker Clarke Thompson, Manager, International Department
South Carolina Department of Commerce
Time Starts at 11:45 am, ends at 1:30 pm, and includes 15-minutes “networking with speaker” time.
Location Embassy Suites Hotel & Convention Center (Meeting Room 8 & 9), 5055 International Blvd., Charleston, S.C. 29418 – Venue: (843) 747-1882
JUNE 10, 2008
Event Luncheon Meeting
Topic “Port Update”
Speaker Bernard (Bernie) S. Groseclose, Jr., President & Chief Executive Officer
S.C. State Ports Authority
Time Starts at 11:45 am, ends at 1:30 pm, and includes 15-minutes “networking with speaker” time
Location Harbour Club – 35 Prioleau Street, Charleston, S.C. 29401 – Venue: (843) 723-9680
MAY 13, 2008
Event Luncheon Meeting
Topic “Overview of the Global Logistics Triangle, Jafza and Other Projects”
Speaker Gregg Robinson, Executive Director
Orangeburg County Development Commission
Time Starts at 11:45 am, ends at 1:30 pm, and includes 15-minutes “networking with speaker” time.
Location Harbour Club – 35 Prioleau Street, Charleston, S.C. 29401 – Venue: (843) 723-9680
APRIL 15, 2008
Event Annual Banquet
Topic “The Charleston Soirée”, CWIT’s 6th Annual Banquet Event
Feature CWIT’s premier event “The Charleston Soirée”, CWIT’s 6th Annual Banquet!
Time Cocktails, Networking, and Music start at 6:00 pm, and the Dinner Program starts at 7:30 pm
Location The Doubletree Guest Suites Charleston – Historic District – 181 Church Street, Charleston, SC 29401 – Venue: (843)577-2644
MARCH 11, 2008
Event Luncheon Meeting
Topic “Homeland Security & U.S. Customs Update”
Speaker Pam Zaresk, CBP Port Director for Charleston, U.S. Customs & Border Protection
Time Starts at 11:45 am, ends at 1:30 pm, and includes 15-minutes “networking with speaker” time
Location Harbour Club – 35 Prioleau Street, Charleston, S.C. 29401 – Venue: (843) 723-9680
FEBRUARY 12, 2008
Event Luncheon Meeting
Topic “Balancing Leadership in Every Day Living”
Speaker Discussion on leadership with Tom Kent, College of Charleston professor, businessman, and author
Time Starts at 11:45 am, ends at 1:30 pm, and includes 15-minutes “networking with speaker” time.
Location Harbour Club – 35 Prioleau Street, Charleston, S.C. 29401 – (843) 723-9680
JANUARY 8, 2008
Event Luncheon Meeting
Topic “Outlook for South Carolina in 2008”
Speaker Discussion on the “Outlook for South Carolina in 2008” with Andy Brack, former congressional candidate, daily news service and communications strategy consultant, businessman, and author
Time Starts at 11:45 am, ends at 1:30 pm, and includes 15-minutes “networking with speaker” time
Location Harbour Club 35 Prioleau Street, Charleston, SC 29401 – Venue: (843) 723-9680
DECEMBER 3, 2007
Event Members Only Event
Topic “Membership Appreciation Social”
Host Membership Appreciation Social at the “All For You Salon and Spa” where CWIT members are welcome to come relax & enjoy!
Time In order to attend, you must be a CWIT member in good standing.
Location Village Square Shopping Center – 1660 Sam Rittenberg Blvd, #16, Charleston, S.C. – Venue: (843)556-0590
NOVEMBER 13, 2007
Event Field Trip
Topic “Force Protection Site Visit and Tour”
Host Mr. Wayne Phillips, Vice President of Business Development, Tour of Force Protection Industries
Time Attendees must be US Citizens.
Criteria Please indicate that you are a U.S. Citizen, provide your date of birth, and provide your drivers license number when you submit your RSVP. Event directions will be emailed upon reservation confirmation. Note – you must bring to the event a valid drivers license or passport, and a completed non-disclosure form.
OCTOBER 25, 2007
Event Networking Event
Topic “Oktoberfest – German Beer Samples & Traditional Beer Garden Dining”
Sponsors Southern Wine & Spirits and Whole Foods Markets
Time Starts at 5:30 pm, ends at 7:30 pm.
Location Elks Lodge #42 – 1113 Sam Rittenburg Blvd, Charleston, S.C. – Venue: (843) 577-8184
OCTOBER 9, 2007
Event Luncheon Meeting
Topic “Legislative & Regulatory Issues Affecting International Trade”
Speaker Attorney Evelyn Suarez, Partner, Williams Mullen, Washington, D.C. for a discussion on “Legislative and Regulatory Issues Affecting International Trade”
Time Starts at 11:45 am, ends at 1:30 pm, and includes 15-minutes “networking with speaker” time.
Location North Charleston Convention Center – Coliseum, 5001 Coliseum Drive, Charleston, S.C. 29418, Park Free in Lot A – Venue: (843) 529-5011
SEPTEMBER 11, 2007
Event Luncheon Meeting
Topic “A discussion about two case studies involving two successful SC exporters followed by presentations by Louise Schmidt – Life Industries & Lynne Becker – Me Too Mommy! on challenges each have faced in international markets”
Speaker Ann Watts, Director of the U.S. Commercial Service – Columbia, U.S. Department of Commerce
Time Starts at 11:45 am, ends at 1:30 pm, and includes 15-minutes “networking with speaker” time.
Location North Charleston Convention Center – Coliseum, 5001 Coliseum Drive, Charleston, S.C. 29418, Park Free in Lot A – Venue: (843) 529-5011
JUNE 12, 2007
Event Luncheon Meeting
Topic “CU-ICAR, as a Global Model for Engineering Advances, & Strategic Partnerships Forged with BMW, Michelin, Timken & Others”
Speaker Bob Geolas, Executive Director of the Clemson University’s International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR)
Time Starts at 11:45 am, ends at 1:30 pm, and includes 15-minutes “networking with speaker” time.
Location North Charleston Convention Center, Coliseum, 5001 Coliseum Drive, Charleston, S.C. 29418, Park Free in Lot A – Venue: (843) 529-5011
MAY 8, 2007
Event Luncheon Meeting
Topic “Partnering Major Trade Entities to Better Serve South Carolina Companies”
Speaker Amy Thomson, Chairwoman of the SC International Trade Coalition
Time Starts at 11:45 am, ends at 1:30 pm, and includes 15-minutes “networking with speaker” time.
Location North Charleston Convention Center – Coliseum, 5001 Coliseum Drive, Charleston, SC 29418, Park Free in Lot A – Venue: (843) 529-5011
APRIL 10, 2007
Event Annual Banquet
Topic “The Charleston Soirée”, CWIT’s 5th Annual Banquet Event
Feature CWIT’s premier event offering an evening of professional networking, fine dinning and all the niceties members and guests have come to expect at this spectacular annual event.
Time The silent auction, cocktails, networking, and music starts at 6:00 pm, and dinner program starts at 7:30 pm
Location The Charleston Place hotel – Downtown Charleston – 205 Meeting Street, Charleston, S.C. 29401 – Venue: (843) 722-4900
MARCH 13, 2007
Event Luncheon Meeting
Topic “Trends in International Trade and SC Manufacturing”
Speaker Lewis F. Gossett – President, South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance (SCMA)
Time Starts at 11:45 am, ends at 1:30 pm, and includes a 15-minute “networking with speaker” time.
Location North Charleston Convention Center, Coliseum Club North Room – 5001 Coliseum Drive, Charleston, S.C. 29418 – Park Free in Lot A – Venue: (843) 529-5011
FEBRUARY 27, 2007
Event Fundraising and Networking Event
Topic “Wine Tasting” starting at 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m., at the fabulous Tristan Restaurant”
Feature A truly “tasty” event with delicious hors d’oeuvres and a variety of wine to sample and purchase.
RSVP RSVP by February 21, 2007.
Location Tristan Restaurant in the City Market – Downtown – at 55 South Market Street, Charleston, SC 29401 – Venue: (843) 534-2155
FEBRUARY 13, 2007
Event Luncheon Meeting
Topic “Professional Development – Educating Women on the Importance of Retirement Planning”
Speaker Lynn Anne Christensen, Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch
Time Starts at 11:45 am, ends at 1:30 pm, and includes 15-minutes “networking with speaker” time
Location Embassy Suites Hotel Airport -Convention Ctr – North Charleston 5055 International Blvd, N. Charleston, South Carolina, United States 29418 – Venue: (843) 747-1882
JANUARY 9, 2007
Event Luncheon Meeting
Topic “Learning to Learn: What to do in the Morning in the New Modern World”
Speaker John Warner – Founder & Publisher of Swamp Fox, will present “the change we are experiencing is so profound that looking back people will define the time in which we live as the beginning of modern.”
Time Starts at 11:45 am, ends at 1:30 pm, and includes 15-minutes “networking with speaker” time
Location Embassy Suites Hotel Airport -Convention Ctr – North Charleston 5055 International Blvd, N. Charleston, S.C., U.S. 29418 – Venue: (843) 747-1882
DECEMBER 5, 2006
Event Members Only Event
Topic “Membership Appreciation Social”
Host Indulgence Salon
Note Members Only
Location 1136 Hungryneck Boulevard, Suite I, Mt Pleasant, S.C. 29464 – Venue: (843) 849-7700
NOVEMBER 14, 2006
Event Luncheon Meeting
Topic “Maersk’s Liner Service to India, and Parent Company – A.P. Møller’s Role as a Leading Investor in India’s Economy”
Speaker Maria Batista – Director of Import Customer Service for Maersk Inc., the North America agent for Maersk Line and subsidiary of A.P. Møller – Maersk Group.
Time Starts at 11:45 am, ends at 1:30 pm, and includes 15-minutes “networking with speaker” time
Location Radisson Airport – 5991 Rivers Ave – N. Charleston, S.C. 29406 – Venue: (843) 744-2501
OCTOBER 10, 2006
Event Luncheon Meeting
Topic “Legislation Impacting International Trade and Waterborne Commerce”
Speaker Barbara Melvin – Manager of Government Relations for the SCSPA, Neil Rashley – Director of Governmental Affairs & Deputy General Counsel for the SCDOC, and Lynn Murray – Legislative Liaison for McNair Law Firm
Time Starts at 11:45 am – ends at 1:30 pm
Location Radisson Airport – 5991 Rivers Ave, N Charleston, S.C. 29406 – Venue: (843) 744-2501
SEPTEMBER 12, 2006
Event Field Trip
Topic “Innovation, Manufacturing Precision … and the Charleston Ports … as Drivers in Global Market Leadership”
Host Tom McPartland – MeadWestvaco Specialty Chemicals Vice President of Business Ventures, MeadWestvaco
Time Starts at 11:45 am – ends at 1:30 pm
Location North Charleston (detailed directions will be provided upon registration) – Venue: (843) 577-8184
JUNE 13, 2006
Event Luncheon Meeting
Topic “The Changing Face of South Carolina: Latino Immigration in a Global Perspective”
Speaker Dr. Elaine Lacy – Professor of History at USC Aiken and Director of Research Initiatives, Consortium for Latino Immigration Studies, University of South Carolina, at Columbia
Starts at 11:45 am – ends at 1:30 pm
Location Radisson Airport – 5991 Rivers Ave – N Charleston, SC 29406 – Venue: (843) 744-2501
MAY 9, 2006
Event Field Trip
Topic Tour of the SC State Ports Authority – Wando Terminal
Host Byron Miller – Director, Public Relations, SC State Port Authority
Co-host Allison Skipper, Associate, Public Relations, SC State Port Authority
Location Wando Terminal (detailed directions will be provided upon registration) – Venue: (843) 577- 8184
APRIL 11, 2006
Event Annual Banquet
Topic “Reflections on and Adventures of Opening Global Markets”
Keynote Speaker Karen M. Lezny – Deputy Assistant US Trade Representative for the Free Trade Area of the Americas, Office of the US Trade Representative
The silent auction, cocktails, networking, and music starts at 6:30 pm, and dinner program starts at 7:30 pm
Location Charleston Place Hotel – 6:30 pm – 205 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401 – Venue: (843) 722-4900
MARCH 14, 2006
Event Luncheon Meeting
Topic “International Market Cycles and Trends into 2007”
Speaker Elizabeth Colbert-Busch – Director of Sales and Marketing for the South Atlantic Region, OOCL (USA) Inc
Starts at 11:45 am – ends at 1:30 pm.
Location Radisson Airport – 5991 Rivers Ave, N Charleston, S.C. 29406 – Venue: (843) 744-2501
FEBRUARY 14, 2006
Event Professional Development
Topic “Negotiating Skills”
Speaker Jim Geffert – President, Dale Carnegie Training of SC
Starts at 11:45 am – ends at 1:30 pm.
Location Radisson Airport – 5991 Rivers Ave, N Charleston, S.C. 29406 – Venue: (843) 744-2501
JANUARY 10, 2006
Event Luncheon Meeting
Topic “The Status of South Carolina’s Women”
Speaker Sandra J. Teel – Associate Director, Moore School of Business
Time Starts at 11:45 am, ends at 1:30 pm.
Location Radisson Airport – 5991 Rivers Ave, N Charleston, SC 29406 – Venue: (843) 744-2501
NOVEMBER 29, 2005
Event Members Only Event
Topic “Membership Appreciation Social”
Hostess Anne Worsham Richardson – Artist/Owner, Birds I View Gallery
Members Only.
Location Birds I View Gallery – Location: 119-A Church Street, Charleston, SC 29401 – Venue: (843) 723-1276
NOVEMBER 8, 2005
Event Luncheon Meeting
Topic “New Programs and Actions by US Customs and Border Protection”
Speaker Pam Zaresk – Port Director, US Customs and Border Protection
Time Starts at 11:45 am, ends at 1:30 pm.
Location Radisson Airport – 5991 Rivers Ave, N Charleston, S.C. 29406 – Venue: (843) 744-2501
OCTOBER 11, 2005
Event Field Trip
Topic Tug Boat Harbor Tour
Host Joe Buckheister – Vice President & General Manager
Time Starts at 11:45 am, ends at 1:30 pm.
Location McAllister Towing Site (entrance to former Navy Base) – 1120 North Port Drive – North Charleston, SC 29405 – Venue: (843) 577-6449
SEPTEMBER 13, 2005
Event Luncheon Meeting
Topic “Partnering Your Business with SBA for Successful Growth”
Speaker Nuby J. Fowler – Regional Administrator, US Small Business Administration (SBA)
Starts at 11:45 am, ends at 1:30 pm.
Location Radisson Airport – 5991 Rivers Ave – N Charleston, S.C. 29406 – Venue: (843) 744-2501
JUNE 14, 2005
Event Luncheon Meeting
Topic “Women in International Business (What They Don’t Tell You in School)”
Speaker Dalhi N. Myers – Attorney, Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd
Starts at 11:45 am, ends at 1:30 pm.
Location Radisson Airport – 5991 Rivers Ave – N Charleston, S.C. 29406 – Venue: (843) 744-2501
MAY 10, 2005
Event Luncheon Meeting
Topic “The New American City”
Speaker John Knott – President and Co-Founder of the Noisette Company
Time Starts at 11:45 am, ends at 1:30 pm.
Location Radisson Airport – 5991 Rivers Ave – N Charleston, S.C. 29406 – Venue: (843) 744-2501
APRIL 12, 2005
Event Annual Banquet
Topic “Global Economy: The Need For American Leadership”
Keynote Lt. General Daniel W. Christman – Senior VP for International Affairs, US Chamber of Commerce
Intro Leslie M. Schweitzer, Senior Trade Advisor for the National Chamber Foundation, US Chamber of Commerce
Location Charleston Place Hotel – 6:30 pm – 205 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401 – Venue: (843) 722- 4900
MARCH 8, 2005
Event Field Trip
Topic Operation Seahawk
Host Sean Kittrell – Assistant United States Attorney and Director of the Project Seahawk Task Force
Starts at 11:45 am, ends at 1:30 pm.
Location Restricted Location – directions will be provided upon reservation. – Email: cwit@scspa.com
FEBURARY 8, 2005
Event Luncheon Meeting
Topic “Current State of NAFTA: Achievements After 10-Years and What Lies Ahead”
Speaker Andrew Rudman – Director of NAFTA & Inter American Affairs, US Department of Commerce
Starts at 11:45 am, ends at 1:30 pm.
Location Radisson Airport – 5991 Rivers Ave – N Charleston, SC 29406 – Venue: (843) 744-2501
NOVEMBER 9, 2004
Event Luncheon Meeting
Topic “Dynamics of Trade with China”
Speaker Rick Wen, Vice President of Business Development, OOCL
Starts at 11:45 am, ends at 1:30 pm.
Location Radisson Airport – 5991 Rivers Ave – N Charleston, SC 29406 – Venue: (843) 744-2501
OCOTBER 12, 2004
Event Professional Development
Topic Financial Planning
Speaker Fred Malone – Certified Financial Planner, Trident Financial Group
Time Starts at 11:45 am, ends at 1:30 pm.
Location Radisson Airport – 5991 Rivers Ave – N Charleston, SC 29406 – Venue: (843) 744-2501
SEPTEMBER 14, 2004
Event Luncheon Meeting
Topic “Overview of the SC Department of Commerce’s Role in Fostering Economic Growth in the State”
Speaker Tim Dangerfield – Chief of Staff, SC Department of Commerce
Starts at 11:45 am, ends at 1:30 pm.
Location Radisson Airport – 5991 Rivers Ave – N Charleston, SC 29406 – Venue: (843) 744-2501
JUNE 8, 2004
Event Field Trip
Topic Plant Tour
Host Mikasa Distribution Facility
Starts at 11:45 am – ends at 1:30 pm.
Location Mikasa – 1980 Clements Ferry Rd – Charleston, SC 29492 – Venue: (843) 856-5064
MAY 11, 2004
Event Luncheon Meeting
Topic “The Home Depot: Securing the Supply Chain”
Speakers Lonndon Seely – Director of Global Logistics AP, The Home Depot, and Caroline Beaird, International Supply Chain Analyst, The Home Depot
Starts at 11:45 am – ends at 1:30 pm.
Location Radisson Airport – 5991 Rivers Ave – N Charleston, SC 29406 – Venue: (843) 744-2501
APRIL 13, 2004
Event Annual Banquet
Topic “Think Like The Sun: The Secret to Building Global Lovemark Brands”
Keynote Speaker Tim Love – Vice-Chairman International, Saatchi & Saatchi
Intro Ed Wax, former CEO and current Chair Emeritus, Saatchi & Saatchi
Location Charleston Place Hotel – 6:30 pm – 205 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401 – Venue: (843) 722- 4900
MARCH 9, 2004
Event Luncheon Meeting
Topic “Port Update”
Speaker Bernard S. Groseclose – President and Chief Executive Officer, SC State Ports Authority
Starts at 11:45 am – ends at 1:30 pm.
Location Radisson Airport – 5991 Rivers Ave – N Charleston, SC 29406 – Venue: (843) 744-2501
FEBRUARY 10, 2004
Event Professional Development
Topic ‘Business Etiquette: Networking Tips To Be A Big Fish In Any Size Pond’
Speaker Shannon McDevitt – Founder, Just Humor Me!
Starts at 11:45 am – ends at 1:30 pm.
Location Radisson Airport – 5991 Rivers Ave – N Charleston, SC 29406 – Venue: (843) 744-2501
JANUARY 13, 2004
Event Luncheon Meeting
Topic “The Economic Outlook for 2004: Global, National, and State Perspectives”
Speaker Douglas P. Woodward – Director of Division of Research and Associate Professor of Economics, University of SC
Starts at 11:45 am – ends at 1:30 pm.
Location Radisson Airport – 5991 Rivers Ave – N Charleston, SC 29406 – Venue: (843) 744-2501
NOVEMBER 12, 2003
Event Professional Development
Topic ‘Miracle of Goal-Setting”
Speaker Jeremiah (Jerry) Bacon – Agent, Allstate Insurance
Starts at 11:45 am – ends at 1:30 pm.
Location Courtyard Charleston Riverview – 35 Lockwood Dr – Charleston, SC 29401 – Venue: (843) 722-7229
OCTOBER 14, 2003
Event Field Trip
Topic Plant Tour
Host Nucor Steel
Starts at 11:45 am – ends at 1:30 pm.
Location Nucor – 1455 Hagan Ave – Huger, SC 29450 – Venue: (843) 336-6000
SEPTEMBER 9, 2003
Event Luncheon Meeting
Topic “Foreign-Trade Zones”
Speaker Donnie Barnes – Customs Manager, BMW North America
Starts at 11:45 am – ends at 1:30 pm.
Location Radisson Airport – 5991 Rivers Ave – N Charleston, SC 29406 – Venue: (843) 744-2501
JUNE 10, 2003
Event Luncheon Meeting
Topic “Using Supply Chain Management to Create Competitive Advantage”
Speaker Steve Ward, Managing Partner, Global Connections
Starts at 11:45 am – ends at 1:30 pm.
Location Radisson Airport – 5991 Rivers Ave – N Charleston, SC 29406 – Venue: (843) 744-2501
MAY 13, 2003
Event Luncheon Meeting
Topic “Effects of US Customs on a Multinational Manufacturer”
Speaker Christine Johnson, Senior Manager, Robert Bosch Corporation
Starts at 11:45 am – ends at 1:30 pm.
Location Radisson Airport – 5991 Rivers Ave – N Charleston, SC 29406 – Venue: (843) 744-2501
APRIL 8, 2003
Event Annual Banquet
Topic “Women: A World to Influence”
Keynote Jennet Robinson Alterman, Executive Director, Center for Women
Location Charleston Place Hotel – 6:30 pm – 205 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401 – Venue: (843) 722 4900
MARCH 11, 2003
Event Luncheon Meeting
Topic “Homeland Security and US Customs Updates”
Speaker Pam Zaresk, Port Director, US Customs and Border Patrol
Starts at 11:45 am – ends at 1:30 pm.
Location Radisson Airport – 5991 Rivers Ave, N Charleston, SC 29406 – Venue: (843) 744-2501
FEBRUARY 4, 2003
Event Luncheon Meeting
Topic “Smart Women Finish Rich”
Speaker Lynn Anne Christensen, Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley
Starts at 11:45 am – ends at 1:30 pm.
Location Morgan Stanley – 288 Meeting Street, 4th Floor – Charleston, SC 29401 – Venue: (843) 973-3100