Upcoming business events: Week of May 6

Classes & workshops

Central Kentucky Computer Society will offer the following workshops and classes at 160 Moore Drive, No. 107. Info: (859) 373-1000 or visit

■ Word Processing, 1:30 and 7 p.m. May 7.

■ Macintosh and iPad, 7 p.m. May 9.

■ Tech Night, 7 p.m. May 13.

■ Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8, 7 p.m. May 14.

■ Microsoft Access, 7 p.m. May 16.

■ Unix/Linux, 7 p.m. May 23.

Kentucky-Bluegrass Small Business Development Center will offer the following free programs. Call (859) 257-7666 or visit to register.

■ Small Town Merchant Program — Paris, 8-10 a.m. May 7 at 525 High Street, commission chambers of the city municipal building.

■ Financial Preparation for Business Plans, 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 16, 330 East Main Street, Commerce Lexington, $25.

■ Small Town Merchant Program — Winchester, 9-11 a.m. June 24, 32 Wall Street, Commission Chambers at City Hall, Winchester.

Bluegrass Community & Technical College's Workforce Solutions will offer the following online professional development courses beginning May 15: Introduction to Networking, Computer Skills for the Workplace, SAT/ACT Preparation, 12 Steps to a Successful Job Search, Resume Writing, and Personal Finance. Visit for a complete list of courses or call (859) 246-6666 for more information.


■ The Central Kentucky Inventors Council will hold its annual inventors conference May 7. Inventor-Con: The Inventor and Entrepreneur Crossroads begins at 6 p.m. at the Lexington Central Public Library, 140 East Main Street. Special guest: Product pitchman Scott Hynd. Hear from actual inventors, see exhibits and presentations from inventors and services available for inventors and entrepreneurs. Free and open to the public. Information: or (859) 201-1311.

■ Glimpse the future of agriculture using algae at GLIMPSE 2020, the 29th Annual Alltech International Symposium, May 19-22 at various sites in Lexington.

Algae-focused breakout sessions include Simplify Your Food Chain: Algae as the Foundation of Nutrition in the Future; You Are What You Eat: Better Health Through Better Nutrition and the Role of DHA; and Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better: Identifying the Opportunities for Value-Added Products.

Cost is $850. Two paid registrations from a single company or organization will receive a third registration free of charge. Delegates who are members of ARPAS and AAVSB can also earn CEUs.

For more information or to request an invitation, contact a local Alltech representative, visit or email

Frankfort/Bluegrass ARMA Chapter will meet 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. May 16 and will present the Certified Records Manager Examination Preparation Workshop at the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, 300 Coffee Tree Road, Frankfort.

The workshop is being presented by Kathy Adair, Huron Consulting Group; Missy O'Brien, Archival Supervisor, Louisville Metro Archives & Records Center; and Roger Hamperian, president of Frankfort-Bluegrass ARMA. Registration is at 7:30 a.m. with coffee, juice, and donuts provided. Lunch is also provided. Cost for members is $55, non-members $70. Reservations required by contacting Hamperian at (859) 425-2071 or


Lexington Chapter of National Association of Women Business Owners will meet at 11:30 a.m. May 21 at Sal's in the Lansdowne Shoppes on Tates Creek Road. Speaker: Adam Edelen, Kentucky's Auditor of Public Accounts. Cost is $20 for members and $24 for non-members. For more information, visit

The Job Club will meet 9-10:15 a.m. May 14 at the Fayette County Cooperative Extension Office, 1140 Red Mile Place. Topic: Managing Unemployment Benefits. Info: (859) 257-8905 or

COMPILED BY Dorothea Wingo