Classes and workshops
The Bluegrass Small Business Development Center will offer the following training events. For more information, call (859) 257-7666.
■ Marketing Toolbox for Small Business, 2-4 p.m. Feb. 22, Commerce Lexington, 330 East Main Street, $20
■ Sales — Avoiding the Excuse Blender, 9-11 a.m. Feb. 24, Sandler Training Office, 2331 Fortune Drive, Suite 165, $20
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Financial Solutions for Your Small Business, 1-3 p.m. Feb. 28, Scott County Library, 104 South Bradford Lane, Georgetown, $20
The Central Kentucky Computer Society workshops at 160 Moore Drive, Suite 107. Workshops are at 7 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) and are for members, but the public is invited. Information: (859) 373-1000 or visit ckcs.org.
■ Digital Photography, Feb. 22
Photography Techniques, 9 a.m. Feb. 24
■ Unix/Linux, Feb. 24
■ Computer Clinic, Create Your Own Twitter, 10 a.m. Feb. 26
The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government's Minority Business Enterprise Program will present the following classes designed to help women and minority-owned firms become part of the procurement process at LFUCG. Classes are free and will be held in Room B109 of the LFUCG Government Center, 200 East Main Street. Register by calling Marilyn Clark at (859) 258-3320 or by e-mailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
■ Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Certification, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Feb. 23
■ Pre-Qualifying with the State of Kentucky for Construction Projects, 4-6 p.m. Feb. 28
■ Doing Business with the State — Kentucky Procurement Assistance Program, 4-6 p.m. March 7
The next Professional Medical Coding class begins Feb. 23 and meets on Wednesdays from 3-7:30 p.m. for 16 weeks. The class is taught by Patricia Cordy Hendricksen, Soterion Medical Services' certified instructor for the American Academy of Professional Coders. (859) 233-2900 or visit www.soterionmedical.com.
The Central Kentucky Inventors Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. March 1 at the Bluegrass Area Development Center, 699 Perimeter Drive. Speaker: Nick Wilczek, patent and market research. Free. Information: www.ckic.org or (859) 201-1311.
Kentucky Bluegrass PMI Chapter will meet 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 24 at DeSha's Restaurant on North Broadway. Information: www.pmibluegrass.org.
The Bluegrass Association of Insurance Women will meet at 6 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at the Marriott Griffin Gate, Newtown Pike. Information, bgaiw.org or contact Linda Shearer at (859) 977-3776.
BNI-Better Networkers meets 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays at Spring Valley Golf Club, 2300 Sandersville Road, Lexington. Lunch included. Information: (859) 509-0187.
The Downtown Lunch Bunch Toastmasters Club meets Thursdays at noon at Calvary Baptist Church, Rec Building, 150 East High Street. Information: Sid, (859) 846-4667.
Lexington Kiwanis Club meets at 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Crowne Plaza — The Campbell House, 1375 Harrodsburg Road. Information: (859) 277-2058.
National Marine Corps Business Network meets at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at Pazzo's, 385 S. Limestone. Information: Paul Atkisson, (859) 389-7506 or www.NMCBN.com.
Sunrise Toastmasters Club meets from 6:30-7:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the E.S. Good Barn next to Commonwealth Stadium off Alumni Drive. Information: www.kysunrisetoastmasters.org. (859) 321-7547.
Gardenside Kiwanis Club meets at 9 a.m. Wednesdays at Beaumont Presbyterian Church, 1070 Lane Allen Road. Information: (859) 223-7884.
Lexington Lions Club meets at 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Central Christian Church, 205 E. Short St. Information:(859) 266-6969.
Bluegrass Kiwanis Club meets at 11:30 a.m. Thursdays at Crowne Plaza Hotel Lexington — The Campbell House, 1375 Harrodsburg Road.
Lexington Rotary Club meets at noon Thursdays at Fasig-Tipton, 2400 Newtown Pike. Members and guests only. Free admission. $8 for lunch. No registration required. Information: (859) 389-8100.
International Altrusa of Lexington meets at 6 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at Crowne Plaza Hotel Lexington — The Campbell House, 1375 Harrodsburg Rd. Information: Rebecca Mercier, (859) 224-4981 or www.altrusalexky.com.
The next Lexington Business Xchange will be Feb. 22 at Carrabbas Grill, 1881 Plaudit Place. Lunch included. $30 in advance, $35 onsite. Register at www.networkky.com.
The Professional Ambassadors, a program of Women Leading Kentucky, will present Speed Up Your Career Advancement Through Speed Networking 6-8 p.m. March 3 at the Barrel House, 903 Manchester Street. Presenter: Caroline Francis, a career counselor at the University of Kentucky. Cost: $8 for registration by Feb. 22 ($10 after) to email@example.com.
A free two-day training session, the 2011 Rural School Safety and Technology Conference, will be 8 a.m.-5 p.m. March 3-4 at the Center for Rural Development in Somerset. For information about the conference call (606) 677-6000 or visit www.schoolsafety911.org to register online.
COMPILED BY Dorothea Wingo