Upcoming business events: Week of Jan. 6

January 6, 2014 

Workshops and classes

The Central Kentucky Computer Society workshops in many computer application areas. 160 Moore Drive, Suite 107 in Lexington. For more information: (859) 373-1000 or at www.ckcs.org. Visitors are welcome at no charge.

■ Word Processing, 1:30 & 7 p.m. Jan. 7.

■ Photo Coffee, 9 a.m. Jan. 9.

■ Macintosh & iPad, 7 p.m. Jan. 9.

■ Tech Night, 7 p.m. Jan. 13.

■ Photo Coffee, 9 a.m. Jan. 16.

■ Microsoft Access, 7 p.m. Jan. 16.

■ Unix/Linux, 7 p.m. Jan. 23.

Classes and seminars classes in beginner and intermediate computer subjects:

To enroll or for more information, call (859) 373-1000, 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays or visit www.ckcs.org.

■ Advanced Digital Imaging (Paint Shop Pro) starts 1 p.m. Jan. 14.


The Kentucky Master Bartending Program. 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday for four weeks beginning Jan. 7, with four-week sessions monthly thereafter at The Center for Rural Development, Somerset.

The introductory training program for aspiring bartenders provides hands-on experience working with Shane Miller, a professional bartender and business owner.

The center has arranged for an instructor with the state of Kentucky Server Training in Alcohol Regulations to provide a four-hour certification class for each cohort group that completes the program. An additional fee is required for the certification.

Registration is $350 for the four-week Kentucky Master Bartending Program or $385 for the program and certification. Students may opt to enroll only in the certification class for $49.

Contact Robyn Phillips at (606) 677-6000 or email rphillips@centertech.com. To register online, go to Centertech.com.

The Central Kentucky Inventors Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 7 at Bluegrass Area Development Center, 699 Perimeter Drive, Lexington. Doors open for networking at 6:30 p.m.; meeting begins at 7. Guest speaker, Warren Nash of the Kentucky Innovation Network. The topic is "Funding Roadmaps for Startups." Free.

The Central Kentucky Inventors Council workshop. 6:30 p.m. Jan 14. Bluegrass Area Development Center, 699 Perimeter Drive, Lexington. (Doors open for networking at 6:30 p.m., Workshop begins at 7 p.m. Open to CKIC members. Membership $40.

The first in the winter series of Women Leading Kentucky Roundtable luncheons will be at noon Jan. 8 at Sal's Chop House, Lexington. Guest speaker: Aldona Valicenti, commissioner/CIO for the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government. Others will be Feb. 13 and March 12 in Lexington. The Frankfort Roundtable, at The Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, will be April 8. $130 for all four luncheons; $100 for three in Lexington, $35 each.

Bluegrass Business Analysis meeting. 6:30 Jan. 15. Lexel Building, 1500 Bull Lea Road, Corner of Newtown Pike and Citation Blvd, Lexington.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for networking. Guest speaker, Mr. Aaron Whittenberger, CBAP, 7-8 p.m.

Food and drinks provided. Register at bluegrassiiba@gmail.com (name, company, Chapter member (yes or no) $5 members or $10 non-members.

Contact: bluegrassiiba@gmail.com or visit www.bluegrassiiba.com for more information about Chapter and paying with PayPal.

Frankfort/Bluegrass ARMA Chapter meeting. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 16. Joseph Beth Bookseller's Bistro, Lexington Green. The topic of the meeting is "Document Classification" presented by Art Nicholas, Vice President of Sales for NovoDynamics a software firm based in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Lunch $17 for members and $20 for non-members. First time attendees receive $5 discount off admission. Contact Dorothy DeLong, chapter president (859) 858-8815 or ddelong@kentuckyunderground.com.

Eastern Kentucky University hosts Kettering Foundation National Issues Forum: "Future of Higher Education." 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 30. EKU Center for the Arts Black Box Theater, Richmond.

The Kettering Foundation and EKU are seeking a mix of perspectives from business and economic development leaders, community leaders, educators, college and university student leaders, and others from the eastern half of Kentucky.

Registration $15, limited to the first 120 individuals, including a luncheon featuring keynote speaker Ted Abernathy, former executive director of the Southern Growth Policies Board. Online registration available through Richmond Chamber of Commerce (www.richmondchamber,com) or the Berea Chamber of Commerce (www.bereachamber.com).

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