Business

Upcoming business events: Week of July 28

Workshops and classes

The Central Kentucky Computer Society offers the following training events at 160 Moore Drive, Suite 107. Info: (859) 373-1000 or at Ckcs.org.

■ Database, 7 p.m. July 28.

■ Photo & Coffee, 9 a.m. July 31.

■ Dr. Fixit, 10 a.m. Aug. 2.

■ Word Processing, 1:30 and 7 p.m. Aug. 5.

Events/Other

The 12th Annual Lexington Bluegrass Area Minority Business Expo will be July 31-Aug. 1 at the Lexington Convention Center. The conference kicks off at 3:30 p.m. July 31 with a session for diversity managers and small business service providers and a free public reception will be 5:30-8 p.m. Chris Rabb, author of "Invisible Capital: How Unseen Forces Shape Entrepreneurial Opportunity," will speak at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 1. The keynote speaker at this year's luncheon is Wil James, president of Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky. An exhibition and trade show will be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 1. Breakout sessions begin at 9 a.m. Topics include: exporting, the Affordable Care Act, funding, how to do business with the state and federal government, how to start a business and how to form strategic alliances and joint ventures.

From 2:30 to 4 p.m. Aug. 1, the One on One Opportunity Exchange provides minority and female business owners an opportunity to have private meetings with government procurement officers and private and corporate buyers. Registration is $55; small business exhibitor booths are $150 and corporate exhibit booths are $400, through July 28. To reserve an exhibit space or register for the conference, go to Lexingtonmbe.com/Register or call (859) 382-9501.

Meetings

University of Kentucky Alumni Association Job Club will meet 9-10:15 a.m. Aug. 12 at the Fayette County Cooperative Extension Service, 1140 Red Mile Place. Topic: Professional Imaging and Your Job Search. Info: (859) 257-8905 or Ukalumni.net/jobclub.

The Bluegrass Business Analysts Chapter will meet 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 20 at ITT Tech, 2473 Fortune Drive, Suite 180. Topic: Three Steps to Influencing When You Don't Have the Authority. Presenter: Elizabeth Larson of Watermark Learning. Register at Bluegrassiiba.com. Cost: $5 members, $5 students, $10 non-members. Questions: Bluegrassiiba@gmail.com.

Compiled by Dorothea Wingo

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