Kentucky Datebook

Classes & workshops

The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government's Minority Business Enterprise Program offers the following free classes in the basement of the LFUCG Government Center, 200 East Main Street: Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Certification, 9-11 a.m. May 20; Minority Business Enterprise Certification, 4-6 p.m. May 23. For a complete schedule of classes, visit or call (859) 258-3320.


Women Leading Kentucky will hold its Women's Business & Leadership Conference from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 18 at the Hilton Downtown. Speakers: Dr. Annie McKee, founder and managing director of the Teleos Leadership Institute; Camille Jayne, CEO of The Jayne Group: Management Consulting; and Laura Liswood, secretary general and co-founder of the Council on Women World Leaders. Info:

■ International Altrusa of Lexington meets at 6 p.m. May 19 at Crowne Plaza Hotel Lexington — The Campbell House, 1375 South Broadway. Info: Rebecca Mercier, (859) 224-4981 or

■ Kentucky Bluegrass PMI Chapter will meet at 11:30 a.m. May 26 at DeSha's Restaurant, 101 North Broadway. Topic: Diagnosing Type A team dysfunction. Presenter: Kay Cannon. Info:


Weichert Realtors-Bluegrass Living will present a series of free real estate seminars for new and seasoned Realtors each Tuesday at 7 p.m. at 2962 Richmond Road, Suite 220. Register at (859) 543-8253.

Diversified Stock Income Plan will be presented by Brandon C. Potter, a Wells Fargo financial adviser at 4 p.m. each Thursday in May at his office located at 333 East Main Street, Suite 120. Info: (859) 243-5052.

■ The 2011 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards program is seeking nominations from across Southern and Eastern Kentucky for the region's top business leaders and entrepreneurs. Nominations will be accepted through June 1 with the top three finalists in each of the four EIEA business categories recognized and award recipients announced Sept. 12 at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset. For more info, or to download a copy of the nomination form, visit and click on the Excellence in Entrepreneurship link. Or call, (606) 677-6000.

COMPILED BY Dorothea Wingo