Business events turn social this week in South Mississippi

Wednesday: 8-10 a.m. Coffee Talk at the Biloxi Public Library on Howard Avenue. Topic is "Biloxi Families and their impact on the Coast's Economy." Moderator Jane Shambra of the Local History & Genealogy Department will lead a panel discussion. Admission is $5 for members and $10 for general admission. RSVP: or 435-6149.

Wednesday: 3 p.m. Grand opening and ribbon cutting for The Broken Apple II, 12373 U.S. 49, Suite 6, Gulfport.

Wednesday: 6 p.m. Mississippi Gulf Coast Tech/Startup Meeting at the Innovation Center, 1636 Popp's Ferry Road, Biloxi.

Thursday: 4-6 p.m. Business After Hours at McDonald's Descher Organization, 6520 Sunplex Drive, Ocean Springs.

Thursday: 5-7 p.m. Hancock Chamber After Hours at The First, 800 U.S. 90, Bay St. Louis, with boiled crawfish and door prizes.

Thursday: 6-9 p.m. Biloxi Chamber's Uncorked Red, White Rock & Roll wine tasting event at IP Casino Resort. Rock star attire. Tickets: $50.

Friday: 1 p.m. Ribbon cutting and grand opening for Home 2 Suites by Hilton Gulfport at 15580 Daniel Blvd.