Upcoming business events: Week of July 8

Classes & workshops

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:

■ Contractors: Business and Employment Law, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. July 12, $100 members, $140 non-members. Lunch provided.

■ Master Electricians and Electricians: 2011 NEC Code, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. July 13, $50 members, $70 non-members. Lunch provided.

To register, call (859) 266-4968 or visit

Big Sandy Community and Technical College and the Kentucky Coal Academy on the Hager Hill campus is offering the following free classes:

■ 8-Hour Surface Retraining Class, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. July 17.

■ 8-Hour Underground Retraining Class, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. July 18.

For information, contact Martha Blair at (606) 788-2940 or

The Central Kentucky Inventors Council will hold its Inventors Workshop at 7 p.m. July 9 at the Bluegrass Area Development Center, 699 Perimeter Drive. Hosted by Don West. Membership: $40. Info: or (859) 201-1311.

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. July 8.

■ Windows 8, 7, Vista & XP, 7 p.m. July 9.

■ Photo Coffee Clicks, 9 a.m. July 11.

■ Microsoft Access, 7 p.m. July 18.


Executive retreat: The Ask — Empowering You to Get Exactly What You Want, will be 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. July 11 at Equus Run Winery, 1280 Moores Mill Road, Midway. Presenter: Laura Fredricks, consultant and author of The ASK: How to Ask for Your Nonprofit Cause, Creative Project, or Business Adventure and the new e-book Winning Words for Raising Money. Luncheon discussion with Cynthia Bohn, entrepreneur and owner of Equus Run Vineyards.

Hosted by the Kentucky Nonprofit Network. Cost: $95 for Kentucky Nonprofit Network members, $120 for nonmembers; includes breakfast and lunch.

To register, visit Register by July 9.

The Third International Forum on Sustainable Manufacturing will be Aug. 9 at the Hilary J. Boone Center at UK. The event is organized by the Institute for Sustainable Manufacturing at the University of Kentucky.

The forum will bring together nationally and internationally known experts in sustainable manufacturing from industry, academia and federal agencies to examine advances in sustainable manufacturing at the product, process and systems (including supply-chain) levels.

Registration is $125 before July 10 or $145 after. The fee includes attendance to all sessions, coffee breaks, parking and lunch. A limited number of seats sponsored by the College of Engineering and the Institute for Sustainable Manufacturing are available for University of Kentucky students, faculty and staff on a first-come, first-served basis.

UK attendees may register online at External (non-UK) registration is available at

For more information, visit the forum website at, or contact Heather-Michele Adkins at or (859) 323-3247.

Commerce Lexington is accepting applications for its Salute to Small Business awards. Small businesses can apply for awards in the following categories: Green Initiative, Innovation, Legacy Award, Minority Business, Nonprofit, Phoenix Award, Business Success, and Young Entrepreneur. Descriptions and eligibility for each award, as well as a downloadable Salute to Small Business awards application, is available at The deadline to apply is July 26. Winners will be announced Sept. 20.


The Job Club will meet 9-10:15 a.m. July 9 at the Fayette County Cooperative Extension Office, 1140 Red Mile Place. Topic: Salary Negotiation. Info: (859) 257-8905 or visit

Lexington Sunrise Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m. Tuesdays at the Shriners Hospital for Children, 1900 Richmond Rd, Lexington. Visitors welcome. Info: (859) 333-9363 or

Compiled by Dorothea Wingo