Upcoming business events: Week of March 24

March 23, 2014 

Workshops and classes

The Center for Rural Development, 2292 South U.S. 27, in Somerset will offer 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. For more info, or to register, call (606) 677-6000.

Bluegrass Community & Technical College's Workforce Solutions office will offer the following course: Foundations of Investing, 6:30-7:30 p.m. March 25 on the 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.

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.

Database, Monday, 7 p.m. March 24.

Digital Photography, 7 p.m. March 25.

Unix / Linux, 7 p.m. March 27.

Photo Coffee, 9 a.m. March 27.

Word Processing, 1:30 and 7 p.m. April 1.

Computer Mystery, 1:30 p.m. April 2.

Dr. Fixit, 10 a.m. April 5.

Windows 8.1, 7, Vista and XP, 7 p.m. April 8.

Macintosh & iPad, 7 p.m. April 10.

The Kentucky Small Business Development Center will offer the following course: Live webinar: Get Online, Get on the map, get help for your business. 1-3 p.m. March 26. 330 East Main Street, Commerce Lexington. Free. To register, call (859) 257-7666 or register on-line at Ksbdc.org.


The Lexington Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners will honor Megan Smith, founder/publisher/editor of Cake&Whiskey magazine, as the 2014 Winners' Circle Award recipient at a luncheon at Lexington's Marriott Griffin Gate. The luncheon will be 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. April 17. For more info, go to Lexnawbo.org.

The American Heart Association is looking for companies in Central Kentucky for recognition as Fit-Friendly Worksites. Employers that go above and beyond to invest in the health of their employees are encouraged to apply for the recognition by April 1. Fit-Friendly Worksites are recognized for carrying out wellness activities such as a company walking program and routes, gym access, or making sure healthy foods and beverages are in company meetings and vending machines. Go to Ffc.heart.org to learn more and to complete the online application.


The University of Kentucky Alumni Association Job Club will meet 9-10:15 a.m. March 25 at the Fayette County Cooperative Extension office, 1140 Red Mile Place. Topic: Networking 101: How to Develop, Maintain and Grow an Effective Network. Info: (859) 257-8905 or visit Ukalumni.net/jobclub.

The PMI Kentucky Bluegrass Chapter will meet at 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. March 27 at Shakespeare and Co. Restaurant, 367 West Short Street. Topic: The Four Domains of Leadership: Characteristics of Great Leaders. Presenter: Virgil Grant, senior pastor of Eastside Community Church, Richmond. Cost: $15-$22. For more information, email VP_Programs@pmibluegrass.org. To register, go to Pmibluegrass.org.

The Central Kentucky Inventors Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. April 1 at the Bluegrass Area Development Center, 699 Perimeter Drive. Speaker: David Boggs with the Lexington Manufacturing Center. Free. Info: Ckic.org or (859) 201-1311.

Compiled by Dorothea Wingo

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