The University of Kentucky's Gatton College of Business and Economics is offering a Certificate in Business Administration (CBA) program that will be offered Thursdays, Sept. 10-Nov. 19. Topics covered include organizational design and environment, essentials of marketing, financial decision-making and strategic management. Individuals who attend the course will earn 27.5 hours of continuing-education credit and a certificate of completion. Cost: $750 before Saturday; $888 after Saturday. Registration: (859) 257-8746 or www.gattonibmc.org/CBA.html.
The Division of Continuing Education and Outreach at Eastern Kentucky University will offer the OSHA 10-hour Safety Training Program in Richmond, Danville, Corbin, Manchester, Lancaster and Somerset. Information: www.ceo.eku.edu/osha. A four-hour workshop, Interpersonal Communication in the Workplace, also will be offered at the same sites. Information: www.ceo.eku.edu/workforce. Information/registration/ by phone for either course: (859) 622-8405
The PMI Kentucky Bluegrass Chapter will meet at noon Tuesday at the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, 200 Mero Street, Room 107, Frankfort. Topic: Interpersonal Communication Strategies. Speaker: Steve Roark. Information: www.pmibluegrass.org.
The Central Kentucky Inventors Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 4 at the Bluegrass Area Development Center, 699 Perimeter Drive. Speakers: Luke Murray and Brian Raney with Awesome Inc. Free. Information: www.ckic.org or (859) 201-1311.
The Bluegrass Kiwanis Club meets at 11:30 a.m. Thursdays at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Lexington — The Campbell House, 1375 Harrodsburg Road. Information: Paul Bimschleger, (859) 272-1467.
The Lexington Kiwanis Club meets at 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Crowne Plaza Hotel Lexington — The Campbell House, 1375 Harrodsburg Road. Information, Mel Boyd, (859) 277-2058.
The Lexington Lions Club meets at 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Central Christian Church, 205 East Short Street. Information: Sue Alexander: (859) 266-6969.
Direct Mail Gets Direct Results will be 1:30-3 p.m. today at the Jesse Stuart Foundation, 17th Street and Winchester Avenue in Ashland. Instructor: Connie Jacoby, U.S. Postal Service. Free. Registration: (606) 329-8011 or http://kysbdc.ecenterdirect.com.
Financial Solutions for Business Owners will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Edward Jones office, 1060 Chinoe Road, No. 136. Free. Reservations: (859) 269-4800.
Mapping Kentucky Communities Workshop: An Introduction to GIS and Community Analysis will be 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Wednesday at ExecuTrain of Louisville, 9300 Shelbyville Road, Suite 505. Information: www.nur-online.com.
So You Think You Want to Be a Consultant will be 3-5 p.m. Aug. 5 at Commerce Lexington, 330 East Main Street, Suite 100. Free. Information: Julie Johnson, (502) 588-3058.
The seventh annual Lexington Bluegrass Minority Business Expo will be Aug 5-6 in the Bluegrass Ballroom area of the Lexington Convention Center. Keynote speakers: Stephen L. Hightower, president of Hightowers Petroleum, and Patricia Russell-McCloud, lawyer and business owner. Information: www.LexingtonMBE.com.
Planning Retirement Income You Can Count On will be at 9 a.m., noon and 5 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Wells Fargo office, 333 East Main Street. Free. Reservations: Jean, (859) 233-0321 or (859) 243-5006.
Central Kentucky Computer Society will offer these workshops at 160 Moore Drive, Suite 107. Workshops begin at 7 p.m., unless otherwise noted. Database FoxPro, today; Digital Photography, Tuesday; Dr. Fix-It, 10 a.m. Saturday. Information/registration: (859) 373-1000 or www.ckcs.org.
Compiled by Dorothea Wingo