Wednesday: 8 a.m. Second Cup with Long Beach Mayor Billy Skellie. Doors open at 7:30 a.m. University of Southern Mississippi, Gulf Park, 730 E. Beach Blvd., Long Beach. Details: 604-0014
Wednesday: 2 p.m. Gulfport-Biloxi Regional Airport Authority meeting on third floor of terminal, Gulfport. Details: 863-5951
Wednesday: 3:30 p.m. Ribbon cutting and grand opening of Brown, Mitchell & Alexander's new offices at 401 Cowan Road, Gulfport
Thursday: 4:30-7 p.m. Ribbon cutting and open house for Howard Avenue Emporium, 1001 Howard Ave., Biloxi. Refreshments and door prizes
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Thursday: 3-7 p.m. 7th annual Biz Connects Expo & Bay Connects, presented by Biloxi Bay Chamber. Biloxi Civic Center, 578 Howard Ave., Biloxi. Details: 435-6149 or biloxibaychamber.org
Thursday: 6-8 p.m. Starting a Business -- First Steps at the Innovation Center, 1636 Popp's Ferry Road, Biloxi. Details: 396-8661