Upcoming business events: Week of July 21

July 21, 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.

■ Digital Photography, 7 p.m. July 22.

■ Unix/Linux, 7 p.m. July 24.

Events/Other

The 12th annual Lexington Bluegrass Area Minority Business Expo will be July 31 and Aug. 1 at the Lexington Convention Center. The conference kicks off at 3:30 p.m. July 31 with a session for diversity managers and small business service providers; a free public reception will be 5:30 to 8 p.m. On Aug. 31, Chris Rabb, author of Invisible Capital: How Unseen Forces Shape Entrepreneurial Opportunity, will speak at 10:30 a.m. The luncheon keynote speaker will be Wil James, president of Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky. An exhibition and trade show will be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Breakout sessions begin at 9 a.m. Topics include: exporting, the Affordable Care Act, funding, how to do business with the state and federal governments, how to start a business, and how to form strategic alliances and joint ventures. From 2:30 to 4 p.m., the One on One Opportunity Exchange gives minority and female business owners an opportunity to have private meetings with government procurement officers and private and corporate buyers.

Registration is $55; small business exhibitor booths are $150 and corporate exhibit booths are $400, through July 28. To reserve an exhibit space or register for the conference, go to Lexingtonmbe.com/register or call (859) 382-9501.

Meetings

University of Kentucky Alumni Association Job Club will meet 9-10:15 a.m. July 22 at the Fayette County Cooperative Extension Service, 1140 Red Mile Place. Topic: Tough Transitions: Is Age Affecting Your Job Search? Info: (859) 257-8905 or Ukalumni.net/jobclub.

Kentucky Bluegrass PMI Chapter, Frankfort, will meet 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 23 in the Community Room of Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street, Frankfort. Topic: KAVIS, Change Management in the Rear View Mirror. Presenters: Terry Barnes, owner of Barnes PM Consulting, and Heather Stout, deputy executive director of the Office of Information Technology for the state Transportation Cabinet. Cost: $12. Contact: VP_Programs@pmibluegrass.org. Register at Pmibluegrass.org.

Kentucky Bluegrass PMI Chapter, Lexington, will meet 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. July 24 at The Chop House, 2640 Richmond Road. Topic: Project Portfolio Management in a Fast-Paced Workplace: Focus, Plan, Manage. Presenters: Julie Day, project manager, Valvoline Instant Oil Change Customer Experience Team. Cost: $15-$22. Contact: VP_Programs@pmibluegrass.org. Register at Pmibluegrass.org.

The Bluegrass Business Analysts Chapter will meet 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 20 at ITT Tech, 2473 Fortune Drive, Suite 180. Topic: Three Steps to Influencing When You Don't Have the Authority. Presenter: Elizabeth Larson of Watermark Learning. Register at Bluegrassiiba.com. $5 members, $5 students, $10 non-members. Questions: Bluegrassiiba@gmail.com.

Compiled by Dorothea Wingo

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