Upcoming business events: Week of Feb. 4

February 4, 2013 

Classes & workshops

The Central Kentucky Computer Society will offer the following classes and workshops at its resource center, 160 Moore Drive, Suite 107. Workshops are for members, but the public is invited and visitors are welcome at no charge. Info: (859) 373-1000 or at Ckcs.org.

■ Word Processing, 10 a.m. Feb. 5.

■ Computer Mystery Workshop, 1:30 p.m. Feb. 6.

■ Photo Coffee Clicks, 9 a.m. Feb. 7.

The Central Kentucky Inventors Council will hold its Inventors Workshop at 7 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Bluegrass Area Development Center, 699 Perimeter Drive. Host: Don West. Membership: $40. Info: Ckic.org or (859) 201-1311.

Kentucky-Bluegrass Small Business Development Center will offer the following classes. Call (859) 257-7666 or visit Ksbdc.org to register.

■ Financial Preparation for Business Plans, 2-4 p.m. Feb. 12, 2404 Sir Barton Way.

■ Top Apps for Small Business, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Feb. 13, 330 East Main Street, Commerce Lexington.

■ Social Media Changes and Your Business, 3-5 p.m. Feb. 21, Scott County Library, 104 South Bradford Lane, Georgetown.

■ Frequently Asked Questions of Starting a Small Business, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 25, 330 East Main Street, Commerce Lexington.

■ Basics of Record Keeping and Accounting, 3:30-6 p.m. Feb. 27, 330 East Main Street, Commerce Lexington, $20.

■ Top Apps for Small Business, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Feb. 13, 330 East Main Street, Commerce Lexington.

The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government will offer the following free classes for minority- and women-owned businesses that want to do business with the government. Classes are held at the Government Center, 200 East Main Street, Training Room B109. Register online at Lexingtonky.gov/MWBE. For more information, contact Marilyn Clark at (859) 258-3323.

■ DBE Certification and Pre-qualification, 4-6 p.m. Feb. 4.

■ KY MWBE Certification, 9-11 a.m. Feb. 15.

■ SBA Certifications-SBA 8a, Hubzone, 4-6 p.m. Feb. 25.

Meetings

The Central Kentucky Inventors Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 5 at the Bluegrass Area Development Center, 699 Perimeter Drive. Speaker: Inventor/entrepreneur Rob Vorhees on Success with QVC. Free and open to the public. Info: Ckic.org or (859) 201-1311.

An Overview of Dodd-Frank — Considerations for Internal Auditors will be held from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 12 at Lexmark International, 740 West New Circle Road. Eric Richmond, banking supervisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, will be the speaker. 2 CPEs will be awarded to attendees. Cost: $30 for Institute of Internal Auditor members; $40 non-members; and $20 students. Reservations to Alexandra Seyberth at Aseyberth@cwcu.org by Feb. 8. For more detailed information or questions about this meeting, send an email to Eric Vest at evest@darlingii.com.

The Job Club will meet 9-10:15 a.m. Feb. 12 at the Fayette County Cooperative Extension Office, 1140 Red Mile Place. Topic: Résumé Tips for the New Year. Info: (859) 257-8905 or visit Ukalumni.net/jobclub.

Frankfort/Bluegrass ARMA chapter meeting is 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 21 at Bronte Bistro in Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Lexington Green. Speaker: Grace Yoder, archivist at B.L. Fisher Library, Asbury Theological Seminary. Topic: Digital Preservation Initiative. Lunch is provided. Cost for members is $17, non-members $20 and first-time attendees $15. Reservations: Roger Hamperian, (859) 425-2071 or rhamperi@lexingtonky.gov.

Events

The 24th Economic Outlook Conference will be Feb. 5 at the Lexington Convention Center. Cost: $100 per person, 5 or more people are $85 each. To register: www.gatton.uky.edu/eec. Info: Debbie Reed, eec.ed@uky.edu or 1-800-284-6407.

The 2013 Healthcare Symposium, presented by the Central Kentucky Association of Health Underwriters, will be Feb. 19 at Lexington Center.

This year, expert practitioners and industry leaders will present detailed information and recommendations for brokers and businesses looking to understand the future of the health care industry. Subject areas include Kentucky's health care exchange, Kentucky's health care cooperative, private exchanges, nondiscrimination requirements and ERISA compliance.

For more information about the symposium or CKAHU, please visit Ckahu.org. The registration deadline is Feb. 11.

Lexington Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners will meet at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 19 at Sal's in the Lansdowne Shoppes on Tate's Creek Road. Topic: Making Sense of Social Media. Presenter: Emily Sandford, owner of Authentically Social, a Lexington-based social media marketing consultancy. Cost: $20 for members and $24 for guests. To register, log onto Lexnawbo.org.

COMPILED BY Dorothea Wingo

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