Upcoming business events: Week of Oct. 7

Classes & workshops

The Central Kentucky Inventors Council will hold its Inventors Workshop at 7 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Bluegrass Area Development Center, 699 Perimeter Drive. Hosted by Don West and Raj Shah. Membership: $40. Information: or (859) 201-1311.

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


■ Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP, 7 p.m. Oct. 8.

■ Macintosh & iPad, 7 p.m. Oct. 10.


■ Beginning Digital Imaging (PhotoShop Elements), begins 4 p.m. Oct. 7. $60.

The Kentucky Small Business Development Center will offer the following workshop Starting a Business in Kentucky, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 17, Oct. 29 and Nov. 25, 330 East Main Street, Commerce Lexington. Free. Registration: (859) 257-7666 or

Classes aimed at minority and women-owned businesses seeking to do business with the government will begin Oct. 7. Although aimed at minority and women-owned businesses, classes are free and open to the public and will be held in the first floor conference room of Commerce Lexington, 330 East Main Street. Register online at

Kentucky MWBE Certification, 9-11 a.m. Oct. 7. Instructor: Valeria Swope, Kentucky Finance Cabinet.

Women's Business Enterprise Certification by WBENC, 9-11 a.m. Oct. 11. Instructor: Maude Moreno, WBENC Cincinnati.

How to do Business with LFUCG, FCPS, UK Facilities Management and LexTran, 4-6 p.m. Oct. 14. Instructors: Todd Slatin, Darryl Thompson, George Brown and Jared Forte.

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Certification, 9-11 a.m. Nov. 1. Instructor: Shella Eagle, KYTC.

Minority Business Enterprise Certification, 9-11 a.m. Nov. 4. Instructor: Sonya Brown.

SBA Certifications and Doing Business with the Federal Government, 4-6 p.m. Instructor: Robert Coffee, SBA.


Ky. Nonprofit Leadership Forum, Kentucky's only statewide gathering of non-profit leaders, Oct. 22-23 at the Lexington Convention Center. Register by Oct. 11 at

Career Relaunch: Workshop for Women, a career exploration group for women at a crossroads in their lives, will be 6-8 p.m. Mondays, Oct. 21 and 28 and Nov. 4, 11 and 18 at King Alumni House, 400 Rose Street. $50 for UKAA members, $95 for non-members. Dinner is provided. Go to to register.

The Appalachian Rural Development Philanthropy Initiative is hosting a free conference on Building a Local Legacy: The Role of Philanthropy in Your Community, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 22 at The Center for Rural Development, 2292 South U.S. 27 (at traffic light 15) in Somerset. The conference will focus on how local communities can encourage and grow philanthropy for future generations. To register online for the ARDPI conference, go to For more info, call The Center for Rural Development at (606) 677-6000 or email Registration is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. in the front lobby at The Center. Lunch is provided for all registered guests.


The University of Kentucky Alumni Association's Job Club will meet 9-10:15 a.m. Oct. 8 at the Fayette County Cooperative Extension office, 1140 Red Mile Place. Topic: Preparing For Your Next Interview. The free meeting is for the unemployed, underemployed or looking to make a career change. For more information, call the UK Alumni Association at (859) 257-8905 or the Fayette Cooperative Extension office at (859) 257-5582 or visit

Women Republicans of Central Kentucky will meet 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 9 at The Crowne Plaza, The Campbell House. Kentucky Representative and local attorney Stan Lee will speak about The Real Threat to Our Constitution: Activist Judges. Email RSVPs to For more information and payment options, go to

National Association of Women Business Owners will meet 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 15 at Sal's Chophouse on Tates Creek Road. Topic: Women's health panel focusing on obesity, Alzheimer's disease, and breast health. Cost: $20 members, $24 guests. Reservations to

Frankfort/Bluegrass ARMA Chapter will meet at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 17 at Bronte Bistro in Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Lexington Green. Speaker: Diane Vance, director of the Forensic Science Program at Eastern Kentucky University. Cost: $15 for first-time attendees; $20 for non-members and $17 for ARMA members, includes lunch. For information, contact Dorothy DeLong, chapter president at (859) 858-8815 or email

Compiled by Dorothea Wingo