Upcoming business events: Week of Sept. 9

September 9, 2013 

Classes & workshops

The Central Kentucky Inventors Council's Inventors Workshop will be at 7 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Bluegrass Area Development Center, 699 Perimeter Drive. Hosted by Don West and Raj Shah. Membership: $40. Information: Ckic.org or (859) 201-1311.

The Lexington Minority and Women Business Training Program, a six-week training program that covers all aspects of business management from strategic planning to financial accounting, will be 9 a.m. to noon once a week beginning Sept. 25. The application deadline is Sept. 11. The cost for the program is $50, and includes breakfast each morning. To qualify, participants must have a business that is 51 percent owned by women or minorities.

Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion through UK's Small Business Development Center at a graduation luncheon. For more information, call or email Marilyn Clark at (859) 258-3323 or mclark@lexingtonky.gov or Dee Dee Harbut at (850) 257-7668 or dharbut@uky.edu. A brochure and application are online at Lexingtonky.gov/MWBE.

The Central Kentucky Computer Society offers workshops at 160 Moore Drive, Suite 107, unless otherwise noted.

For more info, call (859) 373-1000 or at Ckcs.org. Visitors are welcome at no charge.


■ Tech Night, 7 p.m. Sept. 9.

■ Windows 8, 7, Vista and XP, 7 p.m. Sept. 10.

■ Macintosh and iPad, 7 p.m. Sept. 12.

■ Microsoft Access, 7 p.m. Sept. 19.


■ Numbers for Apple iPad, begins 10 a.m. Sept. 9. $60.

■ Acorn Graphics for Apple Macintosh, begins 10 a.m. Sept. 14. $60.

■ Beginning iPad, begins 10 a.m. Sept. 16. $60.

■ Intermediate iPad, begins 1 p.m. Sept. 16. $60.

■ Learn Camera Basics (Level 1), begins 1 p.m. Sept. 16. $40

■ Beginning Digital Imaging (PaintShop Pro), begins 10 a.m. Sept. 17. $60.

■ Advanced Digital Imaging — Independent Work (PaintShop Pro), begins 1 p.m. Sept. 17. $60.

■ Word Processing, begins 10 a.m. Sept. 18. $60.

■ PC Basics, begins 10 a.m. Sept. 19. $60.

■ File Management, begins 12:30 p.m. Sept. 19. $30.

The following Kentucky Small Business Development Center workshops will be held at Commerce Lexington, 330 East Main Street, unless noted. Registration: (859) 257-7666 or Ksbdc.org.

Business Form Selection — Legal and Financial, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Sept. 17, 330 East Main Street- Lexington. $20.

Intermediate Quickbooks, 9 a.m.-noon, Sept. 20, 2355 Harrodsburg Road, Room 139, $49.99.

Recent Changes to Social Media #2, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 26. $20.

Website Analysis-Is Your Website Working?, 10 a.m.-noon Sept. 30. $20.


Women Leading Kentucky's Fall Roundtable Series begins Sept. 19 with Kelly Anne Beile, marketing and community relations team leader with Whole Foods. The luncheon will be 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Sal's Chophouse, 3373 Tates Creek Road. Cost is $35 per person, per roundtable. Discounts for attending multiple roundtables available. For more info, visit Womenleadingky.com.

The 2013 Kentucky Association for Environmental Education Conference. Sept. 12-15, Lake Barkley State Park, Cadiz. Highlights of this year's family-friendly conference include sessions and workshops on solar energy, archeology, quilting and raptor education. A number of off-site sessions around Lake Barkley and the Land Between The Lakes, include canoe trips, hikes, an archeological tour and a chance to spin fiber at the Homeplace in LBL. There will also be horseback riding, archery and trapshooting available at the park for participants and family members.

The full conference program, along with registration information, can be found at Kaee.org/conference.

Alltech and the Kentucky Equine Networking Association's Equine News and Brews will be at 6 p.m. Sept. 12 at Alltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co. The free happy hour provides a forum for members of Kentucky's equine community to hear from experts about the latest news in equine health. Featured speaker is Laurie Lawrence of the University of Kentucky's College of Agriculture, Food and Environment. Registration is required by Sept. 10 to Kentuckyhorse.org/kena-register or by e-mail to Kelsea@kentuckyhorse.org.

Commerce Lexington's Salute to Small Business Awards Luncheon will be 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. September 20 at the Keeneland Entertainment Center. Small business winners in a number of categories will be honored and the Small Business of the Year will be announced at the event. The cost to attend the awards luncheon is $50 for Commerce Lexington members, $60 for non-members. To register, call (859) 226-1608 or visit Commercelexington.com.

IF StartupPALOOZA will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Ice House in downtown Louisville. This entrepreneurial showcase will feature innovation-driven companies from Kentucky. Cash bar and appetizers will be provided. Registration is not required to attend. For more details, go to Ideafestival.com/IF-StartupPALOOZA-2013.


The University of Kentucky Alumni Association's Job Club will meet 9-10:15 a.m. Sept. 10 at the Fayette County Cooperative Extension office, 1140 Red Mile Place. Topic: Crafting a Competitive Résumé. The free meeting is for the unemployed, underemployed or looking to make a career change. For more information, call the UK Alumni Association at (859) 257-8905 or the Fayette Cooperative Extension office at (859) 257-5582 or visit Ukalumni.net/jobclub.

Kentucky Nurses Association, District 2, will meet 6-7:30 p.m. Sept. 17 at The Chop House, 2640 Richmond Road. Call E. Hunter at (859) 338-2517 for more information.

National Association of Women Business Owners will meet 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 17 at Sal's on Tates Creek Road. Tony Pignato of Team Buds/Buds Gun Shop will discuss women's safety. Cost: $20 members/$24 guests. RSVP to Lexnawbo.org.

Compiled by Dorothea Wingo

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