Upcoming business events: Week of Aug. 12

Classes & workshops

The Central Kentucky Inventors Council Inventors Workshop. 7 p.m. Aug. 13. Bluegrass Area Development Center, 699 Perimeter Dr. Hosted by Don West and Raj Shah. Membership: $40. or (859) 201-1311.

Big Sandy Community and Technical College and the Kentucky Coal Academy on the Hager Hill Campus free classes:

■ 8-Hour Surface Retraining, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Aug. 14, Room J-108. Must have state surface miner card.

■ 8-Hour Underground Retraining, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Aug. 15, Room J-108. Must have state underground miner card.

Information or registration: Martha Blair, Kentucky Coal Academy representative, (606) 788-2940, (606) 788-2946 or

Kentucky Small Business Development Center workshops. At Commerce Lexington, 330 E. Main. St., unless noted. Registration: (859) 257-7666 or

■ Get Online With Google, 2-4 p.m. Aug. 12, $20.

■ Frequently Asked Questions of Starting a Small Business, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 14, , $20.

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

■ Direct Mail Marketing, 2-4 pm. Aug. 21,$20.

■ Quickbooks For Beginners, 9 a.m.-noon, Aug. 30, 2355 Harrodsburg Rd., Room 139, $49.99.

■ Intermediate Quickbooks, 9 a.m.-noon, Sept. 20, 2355 Harrodsburg Rd., Room 139, $49.99.

Three Leadership workshops, "Strategies for Successful Partnerships with Nonprofit Organizations," presented by Center for Rural Development, in partnership with Kentucky Nonprofit Network Inc. 10-3:30 p.m. (CDT in Russell County) Aug. 22, 27, 28.

■ Aug. 22, at The Center, 2292 South U.S. 27 (Traffic Light 15), Somerset.

■ Aug. 27, The Forum, Multi purpose Room, 100 Bulldog Ln., Hazard

■ Aug. 28, Lake Cumberland Area Development District, 2384 Lakeway Dr., Russell Springs.

All three workshop sessions are free and include lunch. Call (606) 677-6000 to register.

Seminar: Interviewing: Communication & Impression Management. 11:30-12:30 Aug. 20. Center for Rural Development, 2292 South U.S. 27 (Traffic Light 15), Somerset. Free. Mike Searcy, a leading expert in communication studies, will take participants through the how's and why's of impression management. Call (606) 677-6000 to register.

Society for Human Resource Management Learning System course, presented by The University of Kentucky's Gatton College Executive Education Center. For individuals who want to achieve a certification as a professional in human resources or senior professional in human resources.

The SHRM Certification Course will be 5-8 p.m. Tuesdays from Aug. 13 to Nov. 12 at Hilary J. Boone Center, Rose St., Lexington. $995 for SHRM chapter members and $1,045 for non-members; includes materials, free parking and snacks.

For more information, go to or call Debbie Reed, (859) 257-8780.


The 2013 Kentucky Association for Environmental Education Conference. Sept. 12-15, Lake Barkley State Park, 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. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Aug. 13. Campbell County Cooperative Extension Service, 3500 Alexandria Pike, Highland Heights. 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 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. Aug. 13. Fayette County Cooperative Extension Office, 1140 Red Mile Pl. Topic: Maximizing LinkedIn's Potential. Info: (859) 257-8905 or

Women Republicans of Central Kentucky meeting. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 14. Crowne Plaza/Campbell House, 1375 S. Broadway in the Paddock Room. Speaker: John Roach, constitutional scholar and civil rights attorney will talk about "Have You Lost Your Right To Privacy?" A Q&A will follow. For more information, visit RSVP to Cost: $20 for guests.

Compiled by Dorothea Wingo