Upcoming business events: Week of Jan. 6

Workshops and classes

The Central Kentucky Computer Society workshops in many computer application areas. 160 Moore Drive, Suite 107 in Lexington. For more information: (859) 373-1000 or at Visitors are welcome at no charge.

■ Word Processing, 1:30 & 7 p.m. Jan. 7.

■ Photo Coffee, 9 a.m. Jan. 9.

■ Macintosh & iPad, 7 p.m. Jan. 9.

■ Tech Night, 7 p.m. Jan. 13.

■ Photo Coffee, 9 a.m. Jan. 16.

■ Microsoft Access, 7 p.m. Jan. 16.

■ Unix/Linux, 7 p.m. Jan. 23.

Classes and seminars classes in beginner and intermediate computer subjects:

To enroll or for more information, call (859) 373-1000, 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays or visit

■ Advanced Digital Imaging (Paint Shop Pro) starts 1 p.m. Jan. 14.


The Kentucky Master Bartending Program. 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday for four weeks beginning Jan. 7, with four-week sessions monthly thereafter at The Center for Rural Development, Somerset.

The introductory training program for aspiring bartenders provides hands-on experience working with Shane Miller, a professional bartender and business owner.

The center has arranged for an instructor with the state of Kentucky Server Training in Alcohol Regulations to provide a four-hour certification class for each cohort group that completes the program. An additional fee is required for the certification.

Registration is $350 for the four-week Kentucky Master Bartending Program or $385 for the program and certification. Students may opt to enroll only in the certification class for $49.

Contact Robyn Phillips at (606) 677-6000 or email To register online, go to

The Central Kentucky Inventors Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 7 at Bluegrass Area Development Center, 699 Perimeter Drive, Lexington. Doors open for networking at 6:30 p.m.; meeting begins at 7. Guest speaker, Warren Nash of the Kentucky Innovation Network. The topic is "Funding Roadmaps for Startups." Free.

The Central Kentucky Inventors Council workshop. 6:30 p.m. Jan 14. Bluegrass Area Development Center, 699 Perimeter Drive, Lexington. (Doors open for networking at 6:30 p.m., Workshop begins at 7 p.m. Open to CKIC members. Membership $40.

The first in the winter series of Women Leading Kentucky Roundtable luncheons will be at noon Jan. 8 at Sal's Chop House, Lexington. Guest speaker: Aldona Valicenti, commissioner/CIO for the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government. Others will be Feb. 13 and March 12 in Lexington. The Frankfort Roundtable, at The Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, will be April 8. $130 for all four luncheons; $100 for three in Lexington, $35 each.

Bluegrass Business Analysis meeting. 6:30 Jan. 15. Lexel Building, 1500 Bull Lea Road, Corner of Newtown Pike and Citation Blvd, Lexington.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for networking. Guest speaker, Mr. Aaron Whittenberger, CBAP, 7-8 p.m.

Food and drinks provided. Register at (name, company, Chapter member (yes or no) $5 members or $10 non-members.

Contact: or visit for more information about Chapter and paying with PayPal.

Frankfort/Bluegrass ARMA Chapter meeting. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 16. Joseph Beth Bookseller's Bistro, Lexington Green. The topic of the meeting is "Document Classification" presented by Art Nicholas, Vice President of Sales for NovoDynamics a software firm based in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Lunch $17 for members and $20 for non-members. First time attendees receive $5 discount off admission. Contact Dorothy DeLong, chapter president (859) 858-8815 or

Eastern Kentucky University hosts Kettering Foundation National Issues Forum: "Future of Higher Education." 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 30. EKU Center for the Arts Black Box Theater, Richmond.

The Kettering Foundation and EKU are seeking a mix of perspectives from business and economic development leaders, community leaders, educators, college and university student leaders, and others from the eastern half of Kentucky.

Registration $15, limited to the first 120 individuals, including a luncheon featuring keynote speaker Ted Abernathy, former executive director of the Southern Growth Policies Board. Online registration available through Richmond Chamber of Commerce (www.richmondchamber,com) or the Berea Chamber of Commerce (