Classes and workshops
■ The Bluegrass Small Business Development Center presents the following development opportunities. Employee Handbooks — Business Owners Best Friend! 2-4 p.m. June 6, Commerce Lexington, $20. The New Paradigm of Retirement Thinking — How to Get Through Retirement Without Running Out of Money, 8-10 a.m. June 7, Boone Center at the University of Kentucky, 800 Rose Street. Payroll 101 for the Small Business, 1-3 p.m. June 9, Scott County Public Library, Georgetown, $20. Profit Mastery Preview, 6-7 p.m. June 16, Commerce Lexington. Info: (859) 257-7666.
■ The Central Kentucky Inventors Council will hold its Inventors Workshop at 7 p.m. June 14 at the Bluegrass Area Development Center, 699 Perimeter Drive. Membership: $40. Info: CKIC.org or (859) 201-1311.
■ Workforce Solutions of Bluegrass Community and Technical College will offer the following continuing education training at the Leestown Campus, 164 Opportunity Way. Plumbing: Code Changes and Regulations/OSHA Standards for Industry, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. June 11. HVAC: Codes Update, 5:30-9:30 p.m. June 13 and 15. Electrical: Code and Safety Update for Master Electricians, 5:30-8:30 p.m. June 20 and 22. Information: (859) 246-6666 or Bluegrass.kctcs.edu/workforce_Solutions.
■ The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government's Minority Business Enterprise Program offers the following free classes in the basement of the Lexington-Fayette Government Center, 200 East Main Street: 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; SBA Certification Programs, 4-6 p.m. June 20; Kentucky MBE and WBE Certification Program, 9-11 a.m. June 24; National Women Business Owners Corp. WBE Certification, 4-6 p.m. June 27. For a complete schedule of classes, visit lexingtonky.gov/purchasing or call (859) 258-3320.
■ The Lexington School will offer the following 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. Register/info: Jaci Sloan at email@example.com.
■ Your Center of Learning offers the following one-day training courses on Microsoft office programs at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset. The courses are 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at The Center, 2292 South U.S. 27. Each course is $149. PowerPoint Advance 2007, June 7; Excel 2007 Advanced, June 14. The center will also offer How to Develop Presentation Skills from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. June 24. Register for this seminar by June 10. Info: (606) 677-6000.
■ Author Laura Emberton Owens will share her strategy for effective leadership from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 23 at a free seminar at The Center for Rural Development. Register by June 9; call Patti Simpson at (606) 677-6110.
■ The Central Kentucky Inventors Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. June 7 at the Bluegrass Area Development Center, 699 Perimeter Drive. Speaker, Mark Reyland, United Inventors Association of America. Info: (859) 201-1311 or ckic.org.
■ Greater Lexington Real Estate Investor's Association will meet at 7 p.m. June 7 at the Courtyard by Marriott, 1951 Pleasant Ridge. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
■ The Lexington Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners presents "Removing the Blinders: Valuing Your Vision When the Stakes Are High" at 11:30 a.m. June 21 at Sal's Chophouse, Tates Creek Road. $18 members, $22 guests. Register by June 17 at Lexnawbo.org.
■ Affluent Affliction — Shattering the Myths of Domestic Abuse in Affluent Marriages will be June 17 at Spindletop Hall Alumni Club. The seminar is for therapists, health professionals and ministers and is open to the general public. Speakers: Author Lundy Bancroft and researcher Dr. Corrine Williams.
■ 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: (859) 543-8253.
■ The deadline to nominate southern and Eastern Kentucky's business leaders and entrepreneurs for the 2011 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards has been extended until June 15. Nominations are being sought in the following categories: business, small business, start-up and not-for-profit entity. Info: Centertech.com.
COMPILED BY Dorothea Wingo