Upcoming business events: Week of Dec. 2

December 2, 2013 

Classes & workshops

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

Workshops:

Word Processing, 1:30 p.m. & 7 p.m. Dec. 3.

Computer Mystery, 1:30 p.m. Dec. 4.

Photo Coffee Clicks, 9 a.m. Dec. 5.

Dr. Fixit, 10 a.m. Dec. 7.

The Kentucky Small Business Development Center will offer Basics of Record Keeping and Accounting, 3:30-6 p.m. Dec. 5, 330 East Main Street, Commerce Lexington. $20. Register at (859) 257-7666 or Ksbdc.org.

Events/Seminars

Fundamentals of Strategic Thinking for Organizational Performance will be 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Center for Rural Development in Somerset. Participants will learn about the key elements of strategic planning, assembling a team for maximum impact, and identifying factors that affect strategy execution. Trainer: Elizabeth Burton, director of business development and public relations at the Center. Cost: $199 per person. For more information, contact Robyn Phillips at (606) 677-6000 or email ycol@centertech.com.

Meetings

The National Association of Women Business Owners will have their holiday event from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 12 at The Barrel House in Lexington's Distillery District. Funds raised at the networking event will benefit The Chrysalis House. $25 members/$35 guests. RSVP to Lexnawbo.org.

The Central Kentucky Inventors Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Bluegrass Area Development Center, 699 Perimeter Drive. Special Event: CKIC Night at the Movies. Free. Info: Ckic.org or (859) 201-1311.

The University of Kentucky Alumni Association's Job Club will meet 9-10:15 a.m. Dec. 10 at the Fayette County Cooperative Extension office, 1140 Red Mile Place. Topic: 10 Career Mistakes to Avoid. 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

Other

The Center for Rural Development is accepting applications for federally funded mini-grants to help advance strategic planning efforts throughout the region.

Grant applications from city and county governments and eligible nonprofit organizations in 37 Southern and Eastern Kentucky communities will be accepted through Dec. 12. Grants range from $5,000 to $10,000.

The ARC mini-grants may be used for either the successful creation of a strategic plan or the implementation of priority community development projects identified in existing strategic plans. The use of technology solutions in the implementation and execution of these plans and projects is encouraged.

Eligibility guidelines, funding availability, and grant application materials may be downloaded at Centertech.com. For more information, contact Patti Simpson at (606) 677-6000 or email arc@centertech.com.

All projects must be completed within six months after the grant announcement and require a local cash match of 20 percent of the total project cost. Grants are expected to be awarded in January.

The following counties are eligible to apply: Adair, Bath, Bell, Breathitt, Carter, Casey, Clay, Clinton, Cumberland, Elliott, Estill, Floyd, Green, Harlan, Jackson, Johnson, Knott, Knox, Lawrence, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Lincoln, Magoffin, Martin, McCreary, Menifee, Metcalfe, Monroe, Morgan, Owsley, Perry, Rockcastle, Russell, Wayne, Whitley, and Wolfe. Cities within those counties may also apply.

Compiled by Dorothea Wingo

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