Classes & workshops
The Central Kentucky Inventors Council will hold its Inventors Workshop at 7 p.m. March 12 at the Bluegrass Area Development Center, 699 Perimeter Drive. Host: Don West. Membership: $40. Info: Ckic.org or (859) 201-1311.
Kentucky-Bluegrass Small Business Development Center will offer the following classes. Call (859) 257-7666 or visit Ksbdc.org to register.
■ Pinterest for Small Business, 1:30-3:30 p.m. March 12, 2404 Sir Barton Way. Free.
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■ Social Media Changes and Your Business, 5:30-7:30 p.m. March 19, Commerce Lexington, 330 East Main Street.
■ Business Plans, The Small Business GPS, 3-5 p.m. March 21, Scott County Library, 104 South Bradford Lane, Georgetown.
■ Get Online with Google, 5:30-7:30 p.m. March 27, Commerce Lexington.
The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government will offer the following free classes for minority- and women-owned businesses that want to do business with the government. Classes are held at the Government Center, 200 East Main Street, Training Room B109. Register online at Lexingtonky.gov/MWBE. For more information, contact Marilyn Clark at (859) 258-3323.
■ SBA Programs, Loans, Bonding and Certification Programs, 4-6 p.m. March 18.
■ How to Do Business with LFUCG, UK and FCPS, 4-6 pm. March 25.
■ KY MWBE Certification, 9-11 a.m. March 27.
■ MBE Certification, 9-11 a.m. March 28.
The Job Club will meet 9-10:15 a.m. March 12 at the Fayette County Cooperative Extension Office, 1140 Red Mile Place. Topic: Money smart. Info: (859) 257-8905 or visit Ukalumni.net/jobclub.
Frankfort/Bluegrass ARMA Chapter meeting is 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. March 20 at Bronte Bistro in Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Lexington Green. Speaker: Margaret Levy with Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs. Topic: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Lunch is provided. Cost for members is $17, non-members $20, and first time attendees $15. Reservations required to Roger Hamperian at (859) 425-2071 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The National Association of Women Business Owners will meet at 11:30 a.m. March 19 at Sal's in the Lansdowne Shoppes on Tates Creek Road. Speaker: Cynthia Bonn, owner of Equus Run Winery. Topic: From soil to self, the rebirth of Kentucky's wine industry. Cost: $20 for members, $24 for non-members. To register, visit Lexnawbo.org.
The Get Published Expo at the Paramount Arts Center in Ashland from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 30 will feature an author exhibit area, a writing contest and workshops, some of which will be taught by playwright Laura Marks. Marks, from Lexington, is the author of several plays and just closed her first off-Broadway production, Bethany, which featured America Ferrara of Ugly Betty. Cost: $75 per session or $125 for a full-day pass. For complete conference details, visit Getpublishedexpo.com.
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