Business meetings, classes and workshops in Central Kentucky


The Inventors Council will meet at 7 p.m. March 7 at Eastside Library, 3000 Blake James Way. Speaker: Ryan Kelly with MakeTime. Ready to launch your product, but don’t know where to manufacture it? Learn how with 21st century tools at this free event. Details at:

The University of Kentucky Alumni Association Job Club will meet from 9 to 10:15 a.m. Feb. 28 at Fayette County Cooperative Extension Service, 1140 Red Mile Place. Topic: Channeling the Power of You Inc. in your job search. Info: 859-257-8905 or


Women Leading Kentucky’s Roundtable Networking Luncheon, Turning Vision Into Action, will be March 9 at Malone’s Banquets, 3373 Tates Creek Road. Speakers will be 2016 Commerce Lexington Small Business Award winners: Kaelyn Query, founder and president of LexEffects, and Salvador Sanchez, owner of A Cup of Common Wealth. Cost: $36. Register at

OSHA Recordkeeping and Reporting will be March 9 at the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton. Cost: $399 for Kentucky Chamber members; $499 for non-members. For more info, go to

Workshops and classes

The Center for Rural Development in Somerset will offer the following Business & Community Training Center classes. All of these training classes are instructor-led and held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at The Center for Rural Development, 2292 South U.S. 27, Somerset. The cost is $99 per class. To register, call Robyn at 606-677-6000.

▪ Microsoft Office Excel 2016 Part 1, March 13

▪ Microsoft Office Excel 2016 Part 2, March 16

▪ Apple iPad for Business Use, March 21

▪ Get Going with QuickBooks, March 27

▪ Keep Going with QuickBooks, March 30

The Central Kentucky Computer Society offers the following at 160 Moore Drive, Suite 107. Info: 859-373-1000 or at


▪ Database, 7 p.m. Feb. 27.

▪ Digital Photography, 7 p.m. Feb. 28.

▪ Tech Chat, 1:30 p.m. March 2.

▪ Dr Fixit (Help for Windows PC users), 10 a.m. March 4.

▪ iHelp (Help for Apple products users), 10 a.m. March 4.

The Kentucky Small Business Development Center will offer the following free workshops. For more info, go to Register at

▪ Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Certification Program, 9 to 11 a.m. March 8, 200 East Main Street, Room B109.

Compiled by Dorothea Wingo