Upcoming business events: Week of May 13

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

■ 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.

■ 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, Rèsumè Writing, and Personal Finance. Visit for a complete list of courses or call (859) 246-6666 for more information.

IEC of the Bluegrass will present the following six-hour Kentucky- and Ohio-approved electrical continuing education classes at the IEC Training Center, 493 Blue Sky Parkway, Lexington. To register call (859) 266-4968 or visit

■ Contractors: Business and Employment Law, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., May 17.

■ Master Electricians and Electricians: 2011 NEC Code, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., May 18.

The Center for Rural Development's Your Center of Learning training program includes a new series of professional, instructor-led classes, including full-day and first-time-ever lunch-and-learn sessions as well as evening and Saturday programming.

The following classes will be at the center, 2292 South U.S. 27, Somerset. For a description of classes or to register, contact Robyn Phillips at (606) 677-6000 or email

The cost of the day session training classes is $99 per class. Seminars and lunch-and-learn training classes are $49 per class.

■ Terrorism and WMD in the Workplace-On Demand/Web-based course for first responders. Free.

■ Introduction to Computers Using Windows 7, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. May 14.

■ Earthquake Safety, May 15-16. Free.

■ Excel Level 1, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. May 17.

■ Microsoft Office 2013 PowerPoint Level 2, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. May 18.

■ Interviewing: Communication and Impression Management, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. May 21.

■ iPhoneography, 5-8 p.m. May 21. Requirements: iPhone

■ Introduction to Word Press, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. May 22.

■ Grant Writing 101, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 23.

■ What Do I Do With These Photos?, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. May 25. Requirements: flash drive, external hard drive with photos.

■ Leadership: Meaning Management and Exercise in Influence, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. May 28.

■ Gourmet Cooking on a Budget, 6-7:30 p.m. May 30.

■ Computer Training Part 1: Understanding the Personal PC, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m May 30.

■ Night Photography, 5-8 p.m. May 31. Requirements: Point-and-shoot or DSLR camera.


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

The Military Officers Association of America's quarterly meeting will be at 11:30 a.m. May 30 at Thompson-Hood Veterans Center in Wilmore. A light lunch is available for $5, followed by a guided tour of the facility. MOAA members, military officers (active, retired, former), their families and guests are welcome to attend and should contact Pat Jones, (859) 271-2606, or email

COMPILED BY Dorothea Wingo