Upcoming business events: Week of March 3

March 3, 2014 

Workshops and classes

The Center for Rural Development, 2292 South U.S. 27, in Somerset will offer the following workshops:

■ Excel Two-Day Workshop, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. March 4-5. Students may opt to register for one or both days of training.

■ WordPress, 9-11 a.m. March 12. Instructor Bobby Hicks will teach participants how to set up a WordPress web site and how to maintain it.

■ Grant Writing 101, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 21. Instructor Diana Anderson will teach participants the seven most important strategies for writing and submitting grant proposals.

■ QuickBooks 2-Day Workshop, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. March 24-25. Instructor Carol Whitson will provide a hands-on, working introduction of QuickBooks. Students may opt to register for one or both days of training.

For more information, or to register, call (606) 677-6000.

Bluegrass Community & Technical College's Workforce Solutions office will offer the following courses at 164 Opportunity Way, unless noted.

■ Plumbing Codes Review, 6-9 p.m. Mondays/Thursdays, March 3-April 10. (Newtown Campus)

■ Electrical Exam Preparation, 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays/Thursdays, March 4-April 17.

■ HVAC: Carbon Monoxide & Building Pressures, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. March 15.

■ Foundations of Investing, 6:30-7:30 p.m. March 25. (Cooper Campus)

For more information, call (859) 246-6666 or view the catalog online at Bluegrass.kctcs.edu/Workforce_Solutions.

Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government will offer the following free classes for minority and women-owned businesses in the Government Center at 200 East Main Street, Training Room B109. Register online at Lexingtonky.gov/MWBE. For more information, call Marilyn Clark at mclark@lexingtonky.gov. or call (859) 258-3323.

■ Small Business Administration Programs and Government Contracting, 4-6 p.m. March 3.

■ Minority Business Enterprise Certification, 9-11 a.m. March 7.

■ How to do Business with LFUCG, UK Facilities Management, FCPS, LexTran, 4-6 p.m. March 10.

■ Open Certification Lab, 9-11 a.m. March 14.

■ Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Certification, 4-6 p.m. March 17.

■ Open Certification Lab, 9-11 a.m. March 21.

■ WBENC Women Business Enterprise Certification, 9-11 a.m. March 24.

■ Kentucky Minority and Women Business Enterprise Certification, 9-11 a.m. March 28.

■ How to do Business with LFUCG, UK Facilities Management, FCPS, LexTran, 4-6 p.m. March 31.

The Central Kentucky Computer Society offers the following training events at 160 Moore Drive, Suite 107. Info: (859) 373-1000 or at Ckcs.org.

Workshops:

■ Word Processing, 1:30 and 7 p.m. March 4.

■ Computer Mystery, 1:30 p.m., March 5.

■ Photo Coffee, 9 a.m. March 6.

■ Tech Night, 7 p.m. March 10.

■ Windows 8.1, 7, Vista, XP, 7 p.m. March 11.

■ Macintosh & iPad, 7 p.m. March 13.

The Kentucky Small Business Development Center will offer Starting a Business in Kentucky, 5:30-7:30 p.m. March 6 and 20, 330 East Main Street, free. To register, call (859) 257-7666 or register on-line at Ksbdc.org.

The Kentucky Master Bartending Program is accepting new students for its next class starting on March 4. For more information, call (606) 677-6000 or visit Centertech.com.

The Central Kentucky Inventors Council will hold its Inventors Workshop at 7 p.m. March 11th at the Bluegrass Area Development Center, 699 Perimeter Drive. Hosted by Don West and Raj Shah. Membership: $40. Info: Ckic.org or (859) 201-1311.

Meetings

The Central Kentucky Inventors Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. March 4 at the Bluegrass Area Development Center, 699 Perimeter Drive. Featured speaker: patent attorney Jim Francis. Free. Info: Ckic.org or (859) 201-1311.

The University of Kentucky Alumni Association Job Club will meet 9-10:15 a.m. March 11 at the Fayette County Cooperative Extension office, 1140 Red Mile Place. Topic: Interview best practices. Info: (859) 257-8905 or visit Ukalumni.net/jobclub.

An upcoming Women Leading Kentucky Roundtable luncheon will be noon-1:30 p.m. March 12 at Sal's Chophouse, Tates Creek Road. Speaker: Jean Hale, president, CEO and chair of Community Trust Bank. Cost: $35. Register online at Womenleadingky.com.

Compiled by Dorothea Wingo

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