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Kentucky Datebook

Classes & workshops

Bluegrass Small Business Development Center offers these classes: Show Me the Money! Financial Solutions for Small Businesses, 1-3 p.m. Monday, Jessamine County Chamber of Commerce, 508 N. Main St., $20. Intermediate QuickBooks, 9 a.m.-noon Friday, Sullivan University, 2355 Harrodsburg Rd., $20. FAQ's of Starting a Small Business, 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 31, Commerce Lexington, 330 E. Main St., $20. Building and Utilizing Facebook and Twitter for Your Small Business, 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. June 3, Sullivan University, 2355 Harrodsburg Rd., $40. Info: (859) 257-7666.

Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government's Minority Business Enterprise Program offers these free classes in the basement of the LFUCG Government Center, 200 E. Main St: Minority Business Enterprise Certification, 4-6 p.m. Monday. WBENC Women's Business Enterprise Certification, 9-11 a.m. June 3. Which Certification is Right for You?, 4-6 p.m. June 6. Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Certification, 9-11 a.m June 10. How to do Business with LFUCG, 4-6 p.m. June 13. For complete schedule: Lexingtonky.gov/purchasing or (859) 258-3320.

The Lexington School will offer these training events: The Ooey Gooey Lady Lisa Murphy, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. June 9, $120, includes lunch; 7.5 state accredited training hours. Storytellin' with Mary Jo Huff, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. June 10, $120, includes lunch. To register or for more info: Jaci Sloan, jsloan@thelexingtonschool.org.

Your Center of Learning offers these one-day training courses on Microsoft office programs at The Center for Rural Development, 2292 South U.S. 27, Somerset. Courses are 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $149 each. PowerPoint Basic 2007, Thursday. PowerPoint Advance 2007, June 7. Excel 2007 Advanced, June 14. Info: (606) 677-6000.

Meetings

Lexington Venture Club. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesday. Hyatt Regency Lexington, 401 W. High St. Topic: Panel discussion with members of Bluegrass Angels. $30. Reservations: slackey@commercelexington.com.

■ Kentucky Bluegrass PMI Chapter. 11:30 a.m. Thursday. DeSha's Restaurant, 101 N. Broadway. Topic: Diagnosing Type A team dysfunction by Kay Cannon. Info: PMIbluegrass.org.

■ Blue Grass Energy annual meeting. 6:30 p.m. June 2. Keeneland Entertainment Center, 4201 Versailles Rd. Registration begins at 4:30 p.m. . Info: BGenergy.com.

Seminars & misc.

U.S. Postal Service seminar for businesses interested in reaching local customers through its new program, Every Door Direct Mail. 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. 1088 Nandino Blvd., Room 230. Free. Register at USPS.com/everydoordirectmail.

Kentucky Society of Healthcare Engineers will present Collaboration: Teamwork for Better Healthcare Construction. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. June 3. University of Louisville Shelby Campus Founders Union Building, Louisville. $75, includes lunch. Register: 1-800-493-1117 or KSHE.org.

Weichert Realtors - Bluegrass Living real estate seminars for new and seasoned Realtors. 7 p.m. each Tuesday. 2962 Richmond Rd., Suite 220. Free. Register: (859) 543-8253.

Diversified Stock Income Plan by Brandon C. Potter, a Wells Fargo financial advisor. 4 p.m. each Thursday in May. 333 E. Main St., Suite 120. Info: (859) 243-5052.

2011 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards program seeks nominations from southern and Eastern Kentucky for region's top business leaders and entrepreneurs. Nominations accepted through June 1 with top three finalists in each of 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 Centertech.com and click on "Excellence in Entrepreneurship" link. Call (606) 677-6000.

COMPILED BY Dorothea Wingo

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