Upcoming business events: Week of July 22

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


■ Database, Monday, 7 p.m. July 22.

■ Digital Photography, 7 p.m. July 23.

■ Unix / Linux, 7 p.m. July 25.

■ Photo Coffee Clicks, 9 a.m. Aug. 1.

■ Dr. Fixit, 10 a.m. Aug. 3 at 373 Virginia Avenue.

■ Word Processing, 1:30 and 7 p.m. Aug. 6.

■ Computer Mystery Workshop, 1:30 p.m. Aug. 7.

■ Macintosh and iPad, 7 p.m. Aug. 8.

The Kentucky Small Business Development Center offers the following workshops. To register, call (859) 257-7666 or register on-line at

Get Online With Google, 2-4 p.m. Aug. 12, 330 East Main Street (Commerce Lexington), $20.

■ Frequently Asked Questions of Starting a Small Business, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 14, 330 East Main Street (Commerce Lexington), $20.

■ Small Town Merchant Program, 2-4 p.m. Aug. 19, 134 South Second Street, Danville, free.

■ Direct Mail Marketing, 2-4 pm. Aug. 21, 330 East Main Street (Commerce Lexington), $20.

■ Quickbooks For Beginners, 9 a.m.-noon, Aug. 30, 2355 Harrodsburg Road, Room 139 (Sullivan University), $49.99.

The University of Kentucky's Gatton College Executive Education Center again is offering a Society for Human Resource Management Learning System Course designed for individuals who want to achieve a certification as a professional in human resources or a senior professional in human resources.

The SHRM Certification Course will be held every Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. beginning Aug. 13 and continuing through Nov. 12 at the Hilary J. Boone Center, Rose Street, Lexington.

Program fees are $995 for SHRM chapter members and $1,045 for non-members, which includes materials, free parking and snacks.

For more information on courses offered visit or call Debbie Reed, (859) 257-8780.


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.

Cost is $145. 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.

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-Publishing Workshop will be held 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Aug. 1 with Peggy DeKay, book coach and author of Self Publishing for Virgins.

The Summit will teach writers and aspiring authors how to grow book sales and build an author platform. New York Times best-selling, self-published author Victorine Lieske will be the keynote speaker for the Summit. Additional speakers include DeKay, Hope Clark, Rik Feeney, Dustin Hartzler, Stephen Zimmer, Dave Mattingly, Daniel J. Lewis, Sheri Wright and Sheila English.

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

The keynote speaker at this year's luncheon will be entrepreneur and best-selling author Farrah Gray. Raised in the Chicago's south side, 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 2013 Kentucky Association for Environmental Education Conference will be Sept. 12-15 at Lake Barkley State Park in Cadiz. Highlights of this year's family-friendly conference include sessions and workshops on solar energy, archeology, quilting and raptor education. A number of off-site sessions around Lake Barkley and the Land Between The Lakes, include canoe trips, hikes, an archeological tour and a chance to spin fiber at the Homeplace in LBL. There will also be horseback riding, archery and trapshooting available at the park for participants and family members.

The full conference program, along with registration information, can be found at Early bird registration ends Aug. 16.

IRS Workshop: Stay Exempt will be 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Campbell County Cooperative Extension Service, 3500 Alexandria Pike, Highland Heights. Learn what's required to maintain your organization's tax-exempt status. Led by experienced IRS Exempt Organizations specialists, the workshops are designed for staff or volunteers of small or medium-sized tax-exempt organizations who are responsible for tax compliance or professionals (including advisers) seeking a refresher. Topics include Form 990 series filing requirements, unrelated business income, charitable gaming, employment issues and record keeping tips. CPE, CLE credits available. Cost: $40 for Kentucky Nonprofit Network members, $50 for non-members. Register online at


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