Kentucky Datebook


The PMI Kentucky Bluegrass Chapter will meet Thursday at The Kentucky Transportation Building Conference Center, Room 107, 200 Mero Street, Frankfort. Topic: Team building and performance. Presenter, Katy Cave. Information:

Lexington Business Xchange will be 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 18 at Carrabba's, 1881 Plaudit Place. Register now at Cost: $30 advance; $35 on-site, includes lunch.

The next Women Leading Kentucky Roundtable Networking Luncheon Series will be 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursday at Sal's Chophouse, 3373 Tates Creek Road, and will feature Lynne and Barry McNees. Cost: $35. Pre-registration is required and can be completed at

The Bluegrass Kiwanis Club meets at 11:30 a.m. Thursdays at Ryan's Steak House, 701 Red Mile Road. Information: Paul Bimschleger, (859) 272-1467.

The Lexington Kiwanis Club meets at 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Ryan's Steak House, 701 Red Mile Road. Information, Mel Boyd, (859) 277-2058.

The Lexington Lions Club will meet at 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Central Christian Church, 205 East Short Street. Information: Sue Alexander: (859) 266-6969.


The Bluegrass Compensation Association is offering a three-part, half-day seminar series titled Compensation Boot Camp, designed to help human resource professionals better understand the elements of a pay system design and to drive policy decisions at their organizations. The first session is from 8 a.m.-noon Wednesday. Other sessions are March 11 and April 8. Cost: $120 non-members; $90 members. Information/registration:

Making Sense of Retirement will be presented at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Edward Jones office at 1060 Chinoe Road, Suite 136. Free. Reservations: Tina (859) 269-4800.

The Business of Southern Energy: Making Choices for Our Community, a community forum on energy choices, will be 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 20 in Eastern Kentucky University's Perkins Building. Featured speaker: Leonard Peters, secretary of the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet. Cost: $15, includes breakfast and lunch. Register at and follow the events and programs link. Information: (859) 623-1720.


Central Kentucky Computer Society will offer the following workshops at 160 Moore Drive, Suite 107. Workshops begin at 7 p.m., unless otherwise noted. Tech Night, today; Windows XP-Vista, Tuesday; LexMug, Wednesday; MAC, Thursday. Information/registration: (859) 373-1000 or visit

The Central Kentucky Inventors Council will hold its Inventors Workshop at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Bluegrass Area Development Center, 699 Perimeter Drive. Presented by Don West. Membership: $40. Information: or (859) 201-1311.

Helmers Gatterdam will offer a three-part Innovative Investing workshop for people who want to take control of their finances. Participants can attend a single class or all three classes. The first class is 401(k) Concerns: Answering the tough questions about where you are now and what to do about it, will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday at A.P. Roots on Romany Road. Cost: $20 per workshop. Information/reservations: (859) 309-9791.

The Small Business Development Center of the Bluegrass is offering the following workshops at 330 East Main Street, Commerce Lexington Building, first floor conference room. Business Startup: The Basics, 6-8 p.m. Thursday, $20; and The Small Business Roundtable Forum, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 19, $20. Information: (859) 257-7666.

The Lexington Score Chapter is offering How to Develop a Business Plan, for startups and existing businesses, 2:30-5 p.m. at Commerce Lexington, 330 East Main Street. Cost: $25 before Feb. 16; $35 at the door. Information: (859) 231-9902.

The Kentucky Small Business Development Center is adding to its catalog of free online training courses by offering a variety of workshops in Spanish. The courses offer Spanish-speaking entrepreneurs, managers, employees and individuals considering business ownership the opportunity to receive training anytime by accessing the KSBDC Web site,