Fuse after-hours event set Thursday

Fuse843, a group dedicated to "the creative class" and grassroots economic growth, will host its next After Hours event at 6 p.m. Thursday at The Shed in Port Royal, 809 Paris Ave.

Louise Hodges, owner of Lady's Island-based Greenbug All Natural Pest Control Products, will speak. Hodges, who recently took runner-up honors in the FastPitch 2011 entrepreneurs' conference in Savannah, will discuss her successes and struggles as an entrepreneur in Beaufort County.

Fuse843 also will hear from Port Royal on its plans for The Shed now that the 13,000-square-foot facility has been purchased by the town.

Reserve a place at the event on Facebook: