Charleston County Small Business Week runs from May 18th to May 22 and there will be free workshops and networking events for the small businesses in the Charleston area.

During the May 19th County council meeting, selected small businesses will be recognized. Charleston County Procurement Director Barrett Tolbert will present the 2015 Charleston County Small Business of the Year and Prime Contractor of the Year recognitions.

Herndon, Inc. will be recognized as the Small Business of the Year.

Banks Construction Company will be recognized as the Prime Contractor of the Year.

To join the conversation on social media, you can use the hashtag #chascosmallbizweek

The events are:

Tuesday, May 19th at 11:30 A.M. Business Law for Small Business Owners presented by Wesley Henderson, Esq. of Henderson & Henderson LLC. Free workshop. Registration required. Lunch will be provided.

Wednesday, May 20th at 11:30 A.M. Your Business and Social Media presented by Keisha Rivers Shortly of The Kars Group. Free workshop, Registration required. Lunch will be provided.

Thursday, May 21st from 1 to 3 P.M. Contacts to Contracts: A networking event. Free Event. Please register online.

To sign up for these free workshops or events, click here: