Upcoming business events: Week of Sept. 7


White Collar Crime, presented by the National Association of Credit Management South Central, will be 7-9 a.m. Sept. 23 at Ashland Inc., 3499 Blazer Parkway. A full breakfast is included. Cost is $30 for NACM members and $40 for non-members. Special Agent Timothy Beam is the guest speaker. To register, call Wanda Shader at (502) 588-2459 or email her at Registration ends at 4 p.m. Sept. 22.

■ Applications are being accepted through Sept. 30 for the fourth annual Alltech Corporate Career Development Program. Recent graduates of bachelor's or master's degree programs can apply for the program, which begins in February.

Opportunities are available for 10 high-caliber university graduates hoping to work with experts in the fields of science, aquaculture, agriculture, marketing, sales, veterinary science, information technology, business and biotechnology.

The 12-month, salaried mentorship program will begin with an intensive training period at Alltech's global headquarters in Nicholasville, where graduates will study topics including sustainable energy, communications, marketing and international business. Following this, they will continue training and development while simultaneously managing key company projects in one of the company's global offices, guided and mentored by senior management.

Interested graduates should be strong team players, with excellent communication skills and fluent in English, with another language as an added advantage. Apply at

■ As Kentucky prepares to build a statewide broadband superhighway and Lexington continues its drive to be a gigabit city, local officials and technology experts from across the Commonwealth can attend a broadband conference, Sept. 15-18.

The event will feature presentations from national experts in the field, providers and economic development leaders. In addition there will be a presentation by the people managing the Kentucky "Middle Mile" broadband project, with opportunities to ask questions and share ideas and concerns with colleagues across the state. Next Century Cities, a city-to-city collaborative of more than 100 mayors working to ensure access to reliable, quality, and affordable internet, will also be hosting a half-day session on financing models and options for communities building out this critical 21st Century infrastructure.

The conference will be held at the Hilton Lexington Downtown. Register for the conference at


University of Kentucky Alumni Association Job Club will meet from 9 to 10:15 a.m. Sept. 8 at Fayette County Cooperative Extension Service, 1140 Red Mile Place. Topic: Smart Job Search Tips. Presenter: Rick Johnson, Kentucky Science and Technology Corp. Info: (859) 257-8905 or

The Bluegrass IIBA Chapter will meet at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 16 at Solarity Group, Lexel Building, 1500 Bull Lea Drive, Lexington. Topic: Achieving Success through a Business-Driven Approach. Presenter: Jeff Smith, Global ERP Manager at Alltech. Cost if paid online: $5 members, $5 students or $10 non-members; if paid at the door: $10 members, $5 students, $15 non-members.

Workshops and classes

University of Kentucky's Gatton College of Business and Economics is offering a pair of Certificate in Business Administration programs in 2015-16, Business Foundations in the fall and Innovative Leadership in the spring.

The first 10-week series, Business Foundations, begins Sept. 17 and continues on Thursday evenings through Nov. 19. The second series, Innovative Leadership, will run for 10 Thursday evenings starting March 24 and concluding May 26.

The cost is $1,000 for each series, or $1,800 for both programs. Group discounts are available. Fees include instruction, all materials and light refreshments at each session, in addition to parking. Individuals who attend 10 sessions will earn 27.5 course hours of continuing education credit and a certificate of completion.

To register or for more info, go to, call 1-800-284-6407, or email Connie Blakemore at

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

■ Windows 7- 8.1 & 10, 7 p.m. Sept. 8.

■ Tech Chat & Problem Solving, 1:30 p.m. Sept. 9.

■ Macintosh & iPad, 7 p.m. Sept. 10.

■ Photo Coffee, 9 a.m. Sept. 10.

■ Tech Night — Home Technology, 7 p.m. Sept. 14.

■ Microsoft Access, 7 p.m. Sept. 17.

The Procurement Technical Assistance Center will offer Developing a Powerful Capability Statement, 4:30 to 6 p.m. Sept. 18, 1 Quality Street, KU Building — 8th floor. Free. To register, call (859) 257-7668 or register on-line at

The Kentucky Small Business Development Center will present the following free workshop from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 330 Main Street, Commerce Lexington. To register, call (859) 257-7666 or go to

■ Starting a Business in Kentucky, Sept. 22, Oct. 8 and Oct. 20.

The Central Kentucky Inventors Council will hold its Inventors Workshop at 7 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Bluegrass Area Development Center, 699 Perimeter Drive. Hosted by Don West and Raj Shah. Membership: $40. Info: or (859) 201-1311.

Compiled by Dorothea Wingo