Classes & workshops
The Lexington Minority and Women Business Training Program, a six-week training program that covers all aspects of business management from strategic planning to financial accounting, will be 9 a.m. to noon once a week beginning Sept. 25. The application deadline is Sept. 11. The cost for the program is $50, and includes breakfast each morning. To qualify, participants must have a business that is 51 percent owned by women or minorities.
Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion through UK's Small Business Development Center at a graduation luncheon. For information, call or email Marilyn Clark at (859) 258-3323 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Dee Dee Harbut at (850) 257-7668 or email@example.com. A brochure and application are online at Lexingtonky.gov/MWBE.
The Central Kentucky Computer Society offers workshops at 160 Moore Drive, Suite 107, Lexington, unless otherwise noted. For info, call (859) 373-1000 or at Ckcs.org. Visitors are welcome at no charge.
The following Kentucky Small Business Development Center workshops will be held at Commerce Lexington, 330 East Main Street, unless noted. Registration: (859) 257-7666 or Ksbdc.org.
■ Financial Preparation for Business Plans, 2-4 p.m. Sept. 4, 330 East Main Street. $20.
■ Business Form Selection — Legal and Financial, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 17, 330 East Main Street- Lexington. $20.
■ Intermediate Quickbooks, 9 a.m.-noon, Sept. 20, 2355 Harrodsburg Road, Room 139, $49.99.
■ Recent Changes to Social Media #2, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 26. $20.
■ Website Analysis-Is Your Website Working?, 10 a.m.-noon Sept. 30. $20.
The 2013 Kentucky Association for Environmental Education Conference. Sept. 12-15, Lake Barkley State Park, Cadiz. Highlights of this year's family-friendly conference include sessions and workshops on solar energy, archeology, quilting and raptor education. The full conference program, along with registration information, can be found at Kaee.org/conference cq.
The University of Kentucky's Gatton College of Business and Economics' Institute for Business Management & Leadership Excellence will be offered in two segments, Series 1 and 2, meeting once a week at UK's Boone Center. Series 1, Professional Business Management, will meet 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 4-Nov. 13. Series 2, Executive Business Management & Leadership, will meet 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, March 20-May 29, 2014.
Registration fees include instruction, materials, parking, and refreshments at each session. Discounts are available for persons registering for both series and are also available to UK faculty, staff and students. For information, call 1-800-284-6407 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Register online at Gatton.uky.edu/Institute.
■ Alltech and the Kentucky Equine Networking Association's Equine News and Brews will be at 6 p.m. Sept. 12 at Alltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co. The free happy hour provides a forum for members of Kentucky's equine community to hear from experts about the latest news in equine health. Featured speaker is Laurie Lawrence of the University of Kentucky's College of Agriculture, Food and Environment.
Registration is required by Sept. 10 to Kentuckyhorse.org/kena-register or by e-mail to Kelsea@kentuckyhorse.org.
The Central Kentucky Inventors Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 3 at the Bluegrass Area Development Center, 699 Perimeter Drive. Kickstarter Campaign Videos: Pass or Fail? Free and open to the public. Information: Ckic.org or (859) 201-1311.
The University of Kentucky Alumni Association's Job Club will meet 9-10:15 a.m. Sept. 10 at the Fayette County Cooperative Extension office, 1140 Red Mile Place. Topic: Crafting a Competitive Resume. The free meeting is for the unemployed, underemployed or looking to make a career change. For information, call the UK Alumni Association at (859) 257-8905 or the Fayette Cooperative Extension office at (859) 257-5582 or visit Ukalumni.net/jobclub.
National Association of Women Business Owners will meet 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 17 at Sal's on Tates Creek Road. Tony Pignato of Team Buds/Buds Gun Shop will discuss women's safety. Cost: $20 members/$24 guests. RSVP to Lexnawbo.org.
Compiled by Dorothea Wingo