Business closings, openings and anniversaries: Week of Oct. 19


The Kentucky Workforce Summit: Solutions for Economic Competitiveness will be 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Hyatt Regency Lexington. It will focus on what is happening right now in Kentucky — and what needs to happen going forward — to ensure the quality of the state's workforce and improve the state's economic position at home and around the globe. Experts from industry and government will share insights and information about building a talent pipeline of workers, creating employer-led collaboratives to address specific workforce needs, using data to make decisions about training and hiring, and programs that let people learn new skills while gaining experience on the job. Cost: $299 for Kentucky Chamber members, $399 nonmembers, $149 government/nonprofit rate. Contact Lori Jo Hill at or (502) 848-8727.

The Kentuckiana Career and Development Fair, a recruitment event that will feature several area businesses, will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 26 at the KFC Yum Center in Louisville. Featured businesses will be seeking to fill various positions, from full and part-time to temporary and seasonal. Job seekers may speak with representatives from companies that range from corporations to small businesses, colleges, manufacturers and more. A few of these include: UPS, KFC Yum Center, JCPS, Galt House Hotel, Horseshoe Casino, state Department of Corrections, VisionWorks and TARC.

Employers who would like to register for a table at the event may visit, email Robbie Valentine at or call (502) 690-9000 for more information.

Heroin: About Face — Reversing an Epidemic, a symposium focused on addressing the heroin crisis through family and community solutions by targeting families of addicted individuals, physicians, social workers, human resource personnel, and certified drug and alcohol counselors, will be 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at Marriott East in Louisville. Registration is $150, and the symposium is approved for continuing education units. For more information or to register, go to

The Bluegrass IIBA Chapter will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 21 in at the University of Kentucky in Conference Room 100 of the Hardymon Building, 301 Rose Street. Topic: Important skills for success. Presenter: Bob Mahaney, EKU associate professor of computer information systems. Cost: $5 members and students, $10 non-members. Registration: Contact: or go to for more info.

The Kentucky Bluegrass PMI Chapter will meet 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 22 at JDI Grille and Tavern, 319 Cedar Street. Topic: How do project managers motivate team members? Speakers: Christy Adams, partner and COO at Solarity Group and PMI Bluegrass chapter president, and Bob Mahaney, EKU associate professor of computer information systems. Cost: $15-$22. Registration: Questions:

University of Kentucky Alumni Association Job Club will meet 9 to 10:15 a.m. Oct. 27 at Fayette County Cooperative Extension Service, 1140 Red Mile Place. Topic: How to get an employer's attention and land the job you want. Info: (859) 257-8905 or

Workshops and classes

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


Photo Coffee, 9 a.m. Oct. 22 and 29.

Database, 7 p.m. Oct. 27.

Digital Processing, 7 p.m. Oct. 27.

Word Processing, 1:30 p.m. Nov. 3.

Tech Chat, 1:30 p.m. Nov. 5.

Dr. Fixit, 10 a.m. Nov. 7.

Unix/Linux, 7 p.m. Oct. 22.

Special workshops:

Beginning Facebook, 6 p.m., Oct. 19, $30.

Photography: Learning to See Creatively, 10 a.m. Oct. 20, $30.


Computer Programming in BASIC, begins at 1 p.m. Nov. 10, $60.

The following workshops are being offered by the Procurement Technical Assistance Center. To register, call (859) 257-7668 or go to

Steps to Getting Your Veteran-Owned Small Business Verification (webinar), 10 a.m.-noon, Oct. 20, free.

Federal Contracts Up to $150,000 Are Reserved for Small Businesses — Are You Getting Your Fair Share? (webinar), 10 a.m.-noon, Oct. 22, free.

How to Write a Request for Proposal (webinar), 10 a.m.-noon, Nov. 5, free.

IEC of the Bluegrass will present the following six-hour Kentucky- and Ohio-approved electrical continuing education classes at IEC Training Center, 493 Blue Sky Parkway. To register, call (859) 266-4968.

Contractors: Business and Employment Law, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 23.

Master Electricians and Electricians: 2014 NEC Code, 8 am.-3 p.m. Oct. 24.

Compiled by Dorothea Wingo