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The Bluegrass Small Business Development Center will offer the following training events at 330 East Main Street unless otherwise noted. Basic Record Keeping & Accounting, 3:30-6 p.m. Thursday, $20; Business Idea or Opportunity, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 25, Scott County Library, 104 South Bradford Lane, Georgetown, free; Business Idea or Opportunity, 6-8 p.m. Jan. 26, free. Information/registration: (859) 257-7666.

Workforce Solutions of Bluegrass Community & Technical College will offer continuing education work-force training for HVAC technicians from 8 a.m-4:30 p.m. Saturday. Topic: Troubleshooting Commercial HVAC Systems. Cost: $100, includes lunch. Registration: (859) 246-6666 or visit

The University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business and Economics will offer its Certificate in Business Administration program Feb. 4-April 15. Individuals who attend all sessions will earn 27.5 course hours of continuing education credit and a certificate of completion. Cost: $888. Registration: (859) 257-8746.


The National Association of Women Business Owners will meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Sal's Restaurant, 3347 Tates Creek Road. Topic: "Current Issues Before the Kentucky General Assembly and the Impact on Small Business." Information: (859) 252-0225.

Frankfort-Bluegrass Chapter of ARMA International will meet from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday at Bronte Bistro at Joseph-Beth Booksellers at the Mall at Lexington Green. Speaker: Susan Lamb, Urban County Council clerk. Topic: "How E-Transparency Can Work for You." $17 members; $20, non-members (lunch included). Reservations: Roger Hamperian: (859) 425-2071.

The National Association of Women in Construction, Bluegrass Chapter, will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Perspectives, 352 Longview Plaza. Speaker: Melanie Roederer. Reservations to First time guests free, others $20.

PMI Kentucky Bluegrass Chapter will meet at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 28 at Desha's Restaurant, 101 North Broadway. Topic: "Ten Steps to Becoming Agile." Information:

BNI-Better Networkers meets 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays at Spring Valley Golf Club, 2300 Sandersville Road, Lexington. Lunch is included. Information: Jennifer Hendren, (859) 509-0187.

National Marine Corps Business Network meets at 1 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Pazzo's, 385 South Limestone. Information: Paul Atkisson, (859) 389-7506 or

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

Gardenside Kiwanis Club meets at 9 a.m. Wednesdays at Beaumont Presbyterian Church, 1070 Lane Allen Road. Information: Ken Fister: (859) 223-7884.

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

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


Commerce Lexington's next Public Policy After Hours will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Applebee's Park, Maker's Mark Room. Speaker: Billy Piper, chief of staff for U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell. $5 for Commerce Lexington members; $10 for non-members. Reservations: Katie Hardwick at

The McIntosh-Ditto Wealth Advisory Group of Hilliard Lyons will present Retire Right: Introduction to Retirement and Income Planning from 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesday and Jan. 27. Free. Reservations: Damon, (859) 514-0156.

The next Good Morning Bluegrass event will be 7:30-9 a.m. Friday at UK's Hilary J. Boone Center, 510 Rose Street. Speaker: Dr. Michael Karpf, UK's executive vice president for health affairs. Cost: $25 for Commerce Lexington members, $35 for potential members. Registration: Katie Hardwick at

The Women Leading Kentucky Winter Roundtable Luncheon Series begins Wednesday and will feature Jon Carloftis, rooftop gardening specialist, and his mother, Lucille, author and owner of Rockcastle River Trading Co. All roundtables will run from 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Sal's Chophouse, 3373 Tates Creek Road. Cost: $35 per event or $100 for the series of 3. Registration:

Suited for Success will be 1-6 p.m. Thursday at the Lexington Public Library, Central Branch, 140 East Main Street. This free event is geared toward low-income individuals who are facing significant challenges to finding and securing steady employment. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in a mock interview, create a resume, and attend various workshops. At the end of the event, all participants will receive a free, gently used business suit or clothing voucher. Information: Annie Ormsbee, (859) 253-1993, Ext. 223.


Lee Helmers of LPL Financial will present a one-hour workshop on America's New Tax Break. In 2010 investors will be able to convert all or a portion of their traditional IRA or employer-sponsored plans to a Roth IRA. The workshop will be at noon Tuesday at Chevy Chase Plaza, third floor conference room, 836 Euclid Avenue. Reservations: (859) 309-9791 or visit

Compiled by Dorothea Wingo