Upcoming business events: Week of Aug. 19

Classes and workshops

The Central Kentucky Computer Society offers workshops at 160 Moore Dr., Suite 107, unless otherwise noted. For info, call (859) 373-1000 or at Visitors are welcome at no charge.

■ Digital Photography, 7 p.m. Aug. 27.

■ Photo Coffee Clicks, 9 a.m. Aug. 29.

■ Word Processing, 1:30 and 7 p.m. Sept. 3.

■ Computer Mystery Workshop, 1:30 p.m. Sept. 4.

■ Dr. Fixit, Saturday, 10 a.m. Sept. 7.

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

■ 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. 11-4:30 p.m. Aug. 22, 27, 28 in Russell County.

■ Aug. 22, at The Center, 2292 South U.S. 27, 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. Speaker: Mike Searcy, a leading expert in communication studies. Call (606) 677-6000 to register.


The 2013 Central Appalachian Regional Work Safety & Health Symposium will be 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Hilton Lexington Downtown in the Grand Kentucky Ballroom. Keynote speaker: Joe Main, assistant secretary of the Department of Labor for the Mine Safety and Health Administration. Registration fee is $25. CE credits available to engineers and health professionals.

Pearl Interactive Network is holding a job fair for customer service representatives 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday at BCTC Winchester Campus, 2020 Rolling Hills Lane. Pre-register in the Focus career system: and the Kentucky Career Center (859) 737-7793. Apply online at

The 2013 Kentucky Association for Environmental Education Conference. Sept. 12-15, Lake Barkley State Park, Cadiz. Highlights of this 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 and an archeological tour. Horseback riding, archery and trapshooting will be available at the park for participants and family members. Registration and other information can be found at Early bird registration ends Aug. 16.

The University of Kentucky's Gatton College of Business and Economics' Institute for Business Management & Leadership Excellence will be offered in two segments, meeting one night a week at UK's Boone Center. Series 1, Professional Business Management, will meet 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 4-Nov. 13. Series 2, Executive Business Management & Leadership, will meet 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, March 20-May 29, 2014. Registrants who complete the program will receive 30 hours of continuing education credit for each series and a UK Gatton College Executive Education Center certificate. Registration fees include instruction, materials, parking and refreshments at each session. Discounts are available for people registering for both series and are also available to UK faculty, staff and students. For information, call 1-800-284-6407 or email Register online at

Disconnect to Reconnect: How to Unplug for Better Work/Life Balance, an iwin webinar with Meredith Wells-Lepley, director of research and consulting for iwin, will be 1-2 p.m. Aug. 28. Cost is $49 for non-partners. Free for iwin partners. Contact or (859) 257-6767 for information.


National Association of Women Business Owners, Lexington Chapter, will meet 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 20 at Sal's Chophouse on Tates Creek Rd. Speaker: Rufus Friday, president and publisher of the Lexington Herald-Leader, will explain the role of newspapers in the community. Cost: $20 members/$24 guests. RSVP to

Lexington Business Xchange will meet 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 21 at Carrabba's Grill. Cost is $30 in advance, $35 on site and includes lunch, networking and attendee list.

The Military Officers Association of America, Bluegrass Chapter, will hold its quarterly meeting at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 6. The meeting honors veterans of the Korean War. To take part in the meeting, call Pat Jones at (859) 271-2606, or email at Non-members and guests are welcome. A box lunch will be available for $8.

The Job Club will meet 9-10:15 a.m. Aug. 27. Fayette County Cooperative Extension Office, 1140 Red Mile Pl. Topic: Job search tips for the young-at-heart older job seeker. Info: (859) 257-8905 or

Compiled by Dorothea Wingo