Kentucky datebook: Feb. 14, 2011

Classes and workshops

The Bluegrass Small Business Development Center will offer the following training events. For more information, call (859) 257-7666.

■ From Hired to Fired: HR 101 for Small Business Owners. 2-4 p.m. Feb. 15. Commerce Lexington, 330 East Main Street. $20.

■ Marketing Toolbox for Small Business. 2-4 p.m. Feb. 22. Commerce Lexington, 330 East Main Street. $20.

■ Sales — Avoiding the Excuse Blender. 9-11 a.m. Feb. 24. Sandler Training Office, 2331 Fortune Drive, Suite 165. $20.

Financial Solutions for Your Small Business, 1-3 p.m. Feb. 28, Scott County Library, 104 South Bradford Lane, Georgetown, $20.

The Central Kentucky Computer Society offers workshops at 160 Moore Drive, Suite 107. Workshops are at 7 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) and are for members, but the public is invited. Information: (859) 373-1000 or visit

■ Access. Feb. 17.

■ Investments. Feb. 19.

■ Digital Photography. Feb. 22

■ Unix/Linux. Feb. 24

■ Computer Clinic: Create Your Own Twitter. Feb. 26

The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government's Minority Business Enterprise Program will present the following classes to help women and minority-owned firms become part of the procurement process at LFUCG. Classes are free and are in Room B109 of the Government Center, 200 East Main Street. Register by contacting Marilyn Clark at (859) 258-3320 or

■ Marketing 101 for Small Businesses. 9-11 a.m. Feb. 14.

■ Doing Business with the State — Kentucky Procurement Assistance Program. 9-11 am. Feb. 18.

■ Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Certification. 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

■ Pre-Qualifying with the State of Kentucky for Construction Projects. 4-6 p.m. Feb. 28.

Professional Medical Coding class begins Feb. 23 and meets on Wednesdays from 3 to 7:30 p.m. for 16 weeks. The class is taught by Patricia Cordy Hendricksen, Soterion Medical Services' certified instructor for the American Academy of Professional Coders. (859) 233-2900 or visit


The first GreenGroups quarterly meeting will be 9 to 10:30 a.m. Feb. 18 at UK's E.S. Good Barn next to Commonwealth Stadium off Alumni Drive. THe purpose of the meeting is to bring together representatives of area green groups to share information and ideas, and increase collaboration on community projects.For more information, contact Ben Perry, (859) 523-4773 or, or go to,

NAWBO Lexington presents New and Proposed Legislation Impacting Your Business at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 15 at Sal's Chophouse, 3373 Tates Creek Road. Tickets without reservations: $23 members, $27 guests.

Bluegrass Compensation Association presents 2011 Sales Compensation and Rewards and Recognition Trends from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 16 at Link-Belt, 2651 Palumbo Drive. Register by Feb. 14 by e-mailing Free for members, $20 guests. Annual dues: $50.

Kentucky Bluegrass PMI Chapter will meet 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 24 at deSha's Restaurant, 1010 North Broadway. Information:

Bluegrass Association of Insurance Women meets at 6 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at the Marriott Griffin Gate Resort & Spa, 1800 Newtown Pike. Information:, or Linda Shearer, (859) 977-3776.

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

Downtown Lunch Bunch Toastmasters Club meets at noon Thursdays at Calvary Baptist Church, Rec Building, 150 East High Street. Information: Sid, (859) 846-4667.

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

National Marine Corps Business Network meets at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at Pazzo's, 385 South Limestone. Information: Paul Atkisson, (859) 389-7506 or

Sunrise Toastmasters Club meets 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the E.S. Good Barn next to Commonwealth Stadium off Alumni Drive. Information: (859) 321-7547.

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

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

Bluegrass Kiwanis Club meets at 11:30 a.m. Thursdays at Crowne Plaza Hotel Lexington — The Campbell House, 1375 Harrodsburg Road.

Lexington Rotary Club meets at noon Thursdays at Fasig-Tipton, 2400 Newtown Pike. Members and guests only. Free admission. $8 for lunch. No registration required. Information: (859) 389-8100.

International Altrusa of Lexington meets at 6 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at Crowne Plaza Hotel Lexington — The Campbell House, 1375 Harrodsburg Road. Information: Rebecca Mercier, (859) 224-4981 or


Jennifer Napier Career Consulting will present the following seminars at Eastern Kentucky University's Perkins Building. Register at (859) 779-0885 or at

■ Create a Basic Web Site using, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Feb. 16. $69.

■ Strategies to Finding a Job in a Slow Economy. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Feb. 18. $99.

The next Lexington Business Xchange will be Feb. 22 at Carrabbas Italian Grill, 1881 Plaudit Place. $30 in advance, $35 at the door; includes lunch. Register at

COMPILED BY Dorothea Wingo