Upcoming business events: Week of May 12

May 12, 2014 

Workshops and classes

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


■ Tech Night, 7 p.m. May 12.

■ Windows 8, 1, 7, Vista, XP, 7 p.m. May 13.

■ Photo Coffee, 9 a.m. May 15 and 22.

■ Unix/Linux, 7 p.m. May 22.

■ Database, 7 p.m. May 26.

■ Digital Photography, 7 p.m. May 27.

The Central Kentucky Inventors Council will hold its Inventors Workshop at 7 p.m. May 13 at the Bluegrass Area Development Center, 699 Perimeter Drive. Presented by Don West and Raj Shah. Membership: $40. Info: Ckic.org or (859) 201-1311.

The Kentucky Small Business Development Center will offer the following course at 330 East Main Street, Commerce Lexington:

■ Mail Chimp! Reach 12,000 People a Month for Free, 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 22, $20.

To register, call (859) 257-7666 or register online at Ksbdc.org.

The Center for Rural Development, 2292 South U.S. 27, Somerset, offers the following workshops. Call (606) 677-6000 to register or email ycol@centertech.com,

■ Microsoft SharePoint 2010, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. May 13, 14.

■ Microsoft Outlook, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. May 28, 29.


The EMERGE '14 Conference, for young professionals and entrepreneurs, will be May 15 at the Hilton Lexington Downtown, 369 West Vine Street, with breakouts around downtown Lexington. Keynote speaker: Adam Braun, a New York Times best-selling author and founder of Pencils of Promise, an organization that has broken ground on more than 200 schools around the world.

The final session will feature veteran entrepreneurs Randall Stevens, founder and CEO of ArchVision, and Nate Morris, founder and chairman of Morris Industries, an industrial group with headquarters in Lexington, and co-founder of Rubicon Global, a provider of sustainable waste and recycling services.

The cost is $99 for Commerce Lexington members, $109 others; includes continental breakfast, lunch and reception. To register, go to Emergebluegrass.com or email to rsvp@commercelexington.com.

Leadership Lexington is accepting applications for 2014-15. The 11-month program gives participants an opportunity to better understand Lexington and prepare for challenges it faces by meeting with and learning from today's leaders. Classes meet in different locations around the area each month, with a major program topic covered by knowledgeable speakers and panels, tours, group activities, demonstrations and class discussions. Class members participate in community projects in which they practice and apply leadership skills in a small-group experience, work with community leaders, gain an in-depth understanding of a community organization and/or community need, and make a positive difference in the lives of others. Applications available at Leadershiplexington.com or by contacting Amy Carrington at (859) 226-1610 or acarrington@CommerceLexington.com. Completed applications are due by May 15. Individuals who work in the Lexington area are eligible to apply. Applicants must be employed by firms that are active members of Commerce Lexington. Nonemployed community volunteers also may apply.

The Louisville and Bluegrass Chapters of the Association of Fundraising Professionals will present Philanthropy in the Commonwealth: A Force for Good from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 15 at in Louisville. The conference is designed for fundraising professionals, grant writers, nonprofit executives and board members. All sessions will be at The Parklands of Floyds Fork in the Gheens Foundation Lodge, 1421 Beckley Creek Parkway, and the PNC Achievement Center, 1411 Beckley Creek Parkway. The cost is $150 for AFP members, $175 others. Breakfast or lunch keynote session only: $35 for either session. Questions: Connie Saner at connie.saner@gmail.com.


University of Kentucky Alumni Association Job Club will meet at 9 a.m. May 13 at Fayette County Cooperative Extension Service, 1140 Red Mile Place. Topic: Personal Branding 101. (859) 257-8905. Ukalumni.net/jobclub.

Frankfort/Bluegrass ARMA Chapter will meet at 11:30 a.m. May 15 at Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Lexington Green. Topic: Part II of Using a Maturity Model to Measure Your RIM Program. Presenters: Kathy Adair, Huron Consulting Group, and Roger Hamperian, Lexington-Fayette County Urban Government. $17 members, $20 non-members; first-timers receive a $5 discount. Dorothy DeLong, (859) 858-8815 or ddelong@kentuckyunderground.com.

NAWBO's next luncheon will be 11:30 a.m. May 20 at Sal's Chophouse, 3373 Tates Creek Road. Speaker: First lady Jane Beshear. $20 members, $24 guests. RSVP: Lexnawbo.org.

Bluegrass BA Chapter will meet at 6:30 p.m. May 21 at Tempur+Sealy International, 1000 Tempur Way. Topic: BA Planner: How to reduce pain, suffering and rework on your projects. Presenter: Kate Gwynne, associate director of business analysis at Resource. $5 members, students; $10 others. Register at Bluegrassiiba.com.

Compiled by Dorothea Wingo

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