Upcoming business events: Week of Oct. 28

Classes & workshops

The Kentucky Small Business Development Center will offer the following training events. Register at (859) 257-7666 or

Starting a Business in Kentucky, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 29, 330 East Main Street (Commerce Lexington). Free.

Mail Chimp! The Free E-Mail Newsletter Solution, 3-5 p.m. Nov. 12, 104 South Bradford Lane, Scott County Library, Georgetown, $20.

Classes aimed at minority and women-owned businesses seeking to do business with the government will begin Oct. 7. Aimed at minority and women-owned businesses, however, 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. Nov. 7. Instructor: Robert Coffee, SBA.


Executive Roundtable: Business Intelligence & Dashboards Made Easy — Using Tools You Already Own will be 8:30-10 a.m. Oct. 29 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 event begins at 11:30 a.m. and includes a complimentary lunch. 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

Jubilee Jobs of Lexington will kick off its Year of Dignity and Hope with a fundraiser at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 8 at Malone's Banquets in the Lansdowne Shoppes on Tates Creek Road. The speaker will be Kevin Atkins, Lexington's chief development director. Jubilee Jobs is beginnings its fifth year of helping those who need a job. Last year, Jubilee Jobs, placed 130 unemployed people in permanent jobs. To register for the event, or for more information, call Shay Irwin at (859) 977-0136 or email her at The cost to attend is $100. Register by Nov. 1.

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. 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 Central Kentucky Inventors Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Bluegrass Area Development Center, 699 Perimeter Drive. Featured speaker: Tim Gornet with the U of L Rapid Prototyping Center. Free and open to the public. Information: or (859) 201-1311.

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