Upcoming business events: Week of July 15

Classes & workshops

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


CMI Consulting will present A Taste of the Summit at noon July 17 at Carrabba's in Hamburg Pavilion. Lunch will be provided. The speaker lineup will be introduced for the Leadership Summit simulcast being hosted on Aug. 8-9 at NorthEast Christian. This year's theme is "Lead Where You Are." Seven tickets to the Leadership Summit ($199 each) will be given away during the luncheon. Lunch is limited to the first 100 people to email Visit for more information.

The Business of Writing International Summit will be held 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 2 and 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 3 at Indiana Wesleyan University's Louisville Conference Center, 1500 Alliant Avenue. A pre-Summit Self-PublishingWorkshop will be held 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Aug. 1 with Peggy DeKay, book coach and author of Self Publishing for Virgins.

To register or for more info, visit

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. Visit for an application. Apply by July 26.

The 11th Annual Lexington Area Minority Business Expo will be Aug. 1-2 at the Lexington Convention Center. This event offers women and minority business owners a chance to exhibit goods and services, to network and to hear speakers discuss how they achieved success.

The keynote speaker at this year's luncheon will be Farrah Gray, entrepreneur and best-selling author. Raised in the impoverished south side of Chicago, he defied the odds and became a millionaire at the age of 14.

To reserve an exhibit space or register for the Expo, call (859) 382-9501 or register at


The National Association of Women Business Owners will meet at 11:30 a.m. July 16 at Sal's Chophouse on Tates Creek Road. Cost: $20 for members, $24 for non-members. RSVP to

The Job Club will meet 9-10:15 a.m. July 23 at the Fayette County Cooperative Extension Office, 1140 Red Mile Place. Topic: Utilizing library resources in your job search. Info: (859) 257-8905 or visit

Compiled by Dorothea Wingo