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Kentucky Datebook

Classes

Kentucky Electrical Contractors Association (IEC of the Bluegrass) will present the following six-hour Kentucky- and Ohio-approved electrical continuing education classes at the IEC Training Center, 493 Blue Sky Parkway: Business and Employment Law, Business Practices and Compliance with OSHA, a Practical Approach, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, $100 members; $125 non-members; Master Electricians and Electricians: 2008 NEC Code, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, $50 members, $65 non-members. Information and registration: (859) 266-4968 or visit www.iecbluegrass.org.

The University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business and Economics is offering a Certificate in Business Administration program that will be offered Thursdays, Sept. 10 to Nov. 19. Topics will include organizational design and environment, essentials of marketing, financial decision-making and strategic management. Those who attend the course will earn 27.5 hours of continuing education credit and a certificate of completion. Cost: $750 by Aug. 1; $888 after Aug. 1. Registration: (859) 257-8746 or visit www.gattonibmc.org/CBA.html.

The Division of Continuing Education and Outreach at Eastern Kentucky University will offer the OSHA 10-hour Safety Training Program in Richmond, Danville, Corbin, Manchester, Lancaster and Somerset. Information: www.ceo.eku.edu/osha. A four-hour workshop, Interpersonal Communication in the Workplace, also will be offered at the same sites. Information: www.ceo.eku.edu/workforce. Information and registration for either course: (859) 622-8405

Meetings

The Central Kentucky Inventors Council will hold its quarterly Entrepreneurs Roundtable at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Bob Evans Restaurant, 2566 Richmond Road. Information: www.ckic.org or (859) 201-1311.

The Lexington Venture Club will meet 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at DoubleTree Suites, 2601 Richmond Road. Three entrepreneurs will present business opportunities. Cost: $30; includes lunch. Reservations: Stacy Lackey at slackey@commercelexington.com.

The next Professional Women's Forum will be networking on the patio at Franky & Annette's, the Signature Club, at 5 p.m. Thursday. Reservations: prowomensforum@aol.com.

The Bluegrass Kiwanis Club meets at 11:30 a.m. Thursdays at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Lexington — The Campbell House, 1375 Harrodsburg Road. Information: Paul Bimschleger, (859) 272-1467.

The Lexington Kiwanis Club meets at 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Lexington — The Campbell House, 1375 Harrodsburg Road. Information, Mel Boyd, (859) 277-2058.

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

Seminars and other

Customers, Communication and Twitter will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Gratz Park Inn, 120 West Second Street. Cost: $44.99; includes lunch. Learn strategies for acquiring clients and promoting your business using Twitter. Registration: www.networkKY.com.

Profile, Platform and Performance will be 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at Gratz Park Inn, 120 West Second Street. Cost: $39.99; includes appetizers. Learn to utilize social networking tools like Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter to enhance your personal brand and boost business. Registration: www.networkKY.com.

Commerce Lexington's next Business Link will be 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Fifth Third Tennis Championships. Cost: $5 Commerce Lexington members; $10 non-members. No pre-registration necessary.

Scam Jam 2009: Avoid Being a Victim to Scams and Fraud will be 9 a.m. to noon Thursday at the London Community Center. Reservations: (606) 862-7366.

Financial Solutions for Business Owners will be 7 p.m. July 28 at the Edward Jones office at 1060 Chinoe Road, No. 136. Free. Reservations: (859) 269-4800.

Mapping Kentucky Communities Workshop: An Introduction to GIS and Community Analysis will be 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. July 29 at ExecuTrain of Louisville, 9300 Shelbyville Road, Suite 505. Information www.nur-online.com.

Workshops

Central Kentucky Computer Society will offer the following workshops at 160 Moore Drive, Suite 107. Workshops begin at 7 p.m., unless otherwise noted. Unix/Linux, Thursday; Computer Clinic, 10 a.m. Saturday; Database FoxPro, July 27. Information and registration: (859) 373-1000 or www.ckcs.org.

The Association for Manufacturing Excellence, Southeast Region, in conjunction with two local Toyota facilities, will sponsor Just-in-Time Supply Chain and Distribution Logistics Flow, a workshop focused on learning the theories and practices behind the JIT operations concept. The workshop will be 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, and 8 a.m. to noon Friday at Hilton Garden Inn, 110 Grandstand Drive. Registration: Delphia Crawford, (224) 232-5980, Ext. 223.

Compiled by Dorothea Wingo

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