Upcoming business events: Week of Oct. 21

Classes & workshops

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.

■ Digital Photography, 7 p.m. Oct. 22.

■ Unix/Linux, 7 p.m. Oct. 24.

■ Photo Coffee Clicks, 9 a.m. Oct. 24.

■ Database, 7 p.m. Oct. 28.

■ Dr. Fixit, 10 a.m. Nov. 2.


■ Learn Camera Basics (Level 2), starts Oct. 21. $30.

■ Introduction to Windows 8, starts Oct. 28. $40.

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

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

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.


Executive Roundtable: Business Intelligence & Dashboards Made Easy — Using Tools You Already Own will be 8:30-10 a.m. Oct. 29th at the Residence Inn in Beaumont. Featured Speaker John Stucky, founder and principle partner of TrinSoft. Cost is $10. Breakfast is provided. Please register by Oct. 22. Register at using event ID 172643. For more info, contact Tara Cox at (859) 252-6225, Ext. 232 or CPE credits will be offered for this event.

Executive Outlook—Information Technology Trends of 2014 will be Oct. 30 at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset. Leaders in technology will discuss key tools and decision-making strategies that will help organizations improve efficiency and productivity at this free technology event.

The one-day IT event, which begins at 11:30 a.m. and includes a complimentary lunch, will include presentations by Keith Schraffenberger, HP data trends and utilization expert; Bryan Jackson, chief technology evangelist and trends expert for IT solutions provider, NetGain Technologies; Brian E. Kiser, executive director of Commonwealth Office of Broadband Outreach and Development; and Larry Combs, director of technology and business services at The Center. Josh Anderson, a Somerset native and former outfielder for the Atlanta Braves, will be the featured speaker. To register, visit The Center's website at or contact Robyn Phillips at (606) 677-6000.

Beyond Donuts with Dad: Benefits and Approaches to Getting Fathers Involved in Early Childhood Programs will be 4:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at The Lexington School, 1050 Lane Allen Road. Cost. $15. Trainers: Regan Lookadoo, Carrie Cook and Kate Dean will present the first session of the 2013 edition of the Mary Beers PD Series. Participants Training Level: Level IV; Core Content Areas: 1, 3, 4, and 6; CDA Subject Areas: 3, 4, 7 and 8. To enroll, email Jaci Sloan 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.

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

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. 22 at the Fayette County Cooperative Extension office, 1140 Red Mile Place. Topic: HR and executive recruiter panel. The free meeting is for the unemployed, underemployed or those 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

The Bluegrass IIBA Chapter, an organization for professional business analysts dedicated to serving the business, academic and government communities of central Kentucky and the advancement of the business analysis profession, will meet 6:30-8 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Clarion Hotel, 1950 Newton Pike. Topic: Kaleidoscope Your Business Analysis Career. Presenter: Terry Wiegmann. Registration: Cost: $5 members; $10 non-members. Go to for more information.

Compiled by Dorothea Wingo