The Appalachian Artisan Center, in conjunction with Hazard Community and Technical College and MACED, present FastTrac Artisan New Venture. The class will begin Oct. 6 and will meet from 6 to 9 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday through Nov. 5. Classes will be held at the Knott County branch of HCTC in Hindman and will be taught by local artists and business people. Topics include how to start your own business and getting business loans. Upon completion of the course, artists will have a solid business plan and a completion certificate and will be eligible for a business start-up loan. Cost: $300, includes book, tuition and meals. Registration: Amanda Combs, (606) 785-9855.
The National Marine Corps Business Network, NMCBN, the business network exclusive to Marines, has opened a Lexington chapter. The group meets at 1 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month at Pazzo's on South Limestone. Information: Paul Atkisson, (859) 389-7506 or visit www.NMCBN.com.
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The American Association of Individual Investors, Louisville Chapter, meets at 6 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at Standard Country Club. Information: Kathleen, (502) 722-9596
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 (Campbell House), 1375 Harrodsburg 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.
Financial Solutions for Business Owners will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Edward Jones office on Chinoe Road, No. 136. Free. Reservations: Tina, (859) 269-4800.
Implementing Wellness Program Strategies webinar will be noon-1:30 p.m. Wednesday. Presenters: Stephanie Marshall, Kentucky's State Wellness Director, Personnel Cabinet, and Jeannie Nigam, research psychologist, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. $75. Deadline to register is Tuesday. Registration: www.iwin.uky.edu or call (859) 296-1089, Ext. 221.
Public Policy After Hours will be 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, 1001 Wilkinson Boulevard. Featured guest: Larry Hayes, economic development cabinet secretary. Cost: $5 for Commerce Lexington members; $10 for non-members. Reservations: Katie Hardwick, (859) 226-1608.
Alltech and Eastern Kentucky University will present a lecture from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday by David Byrne, former European Union Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection. The talk, Life Experiences in the Legal World: Former Attorney General of Ireland, Former EU Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection, and the Northern Ireland Peace Accords, will be in the Posey Auditorium of the Stratton Building. Free.
Lexington Business Xchange will present its next networking event from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 7 at Baker's 360 in the Chase Bank Building. Cost: $30-$39.99.
Central Kentucky Computer Society will offer the following workshops at 160 Moore Drive, Suite 107. Workshops begin at 7 p.m., unless otherwise noted. Database FoxPro, today; Dr. Fix-It, 10 a.m Saturday; Microsoft Word, Oct. 6; Open Source, Oct. 7. Information/registration: (859) 373-1000 or visit www.ckcs.org.
The Small Business Development Center of the Bluegrass will offer the following training events: Preparing for Prosperity: Will You Be Ready When The Recovery Begins? presented by Melvin Gravely II, 9 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Embassy Suites, 1801 Newtown Pike, free; The Small Business Roundtable Forum, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at 330 East Main Street, Commerce Lexington building, $25. Registration: Visit www.ksbdc.org or call Brenda Jones, (859) 257-7666.
Compiled by Dorothea Wingo