Upcoming business events: Week of Aug. 18

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

MS Access, 7 p.m. Aug. 21.

Photos & Coffee, 9 a.m. Aug. 21.

Database, 7 p.m. Aug. 25.

Digital Photography, 7 p.m. Aug. 26.

Unix / Linux, 7 p.m. Aug. 28.

The Center for Rural Development offers the following classes at 2292 South Hwy. 27, Somerset. For more info, call (606) 677-6000 or email

Excel Two-Day Workshop: Level 1 and 2, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Aug. 21-22.

Microsoft Windows 8.1: Transition from Windows 7, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Aug. 26.

The Kentucky Small Business Development Center will offer the following workshops. To register, call (859) 257-7666 or register at

Understanding Financial Statements, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 26, 330 East Main St., Commerce Lexington, $20.

Social Media Strategy, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 9, 330 East Main St., Commerce Lexington, $20.


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

University of Kentucky Alumni Association Job Club will meet 9-10:15 a.m. Aug. 26 at the Fayette County Cooperative Extension Service, 1140 Red Mile Place. Topic: Staying Positive During a Job Search. Info: (859) 257-8905 or

The Kentucky Bluegrass PMI Chapter will meet 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 28 at The Chop House, 2640 Richmond Road. Topic: Project management in a biopharmaceutical and clinical research organization environment. Speaker: Brad Vernon, inVentiv Health. Cost: $15-$22. Contact: Registration:

The PMI Bluegrass Chapter will meet 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 21 at Paul Sawyier Public Library, Community Room, 319 Wapping St., Frankfort. Topic: Success of Kynect. Speaker: Chris Clark, Commonwealth of Kentucky Exchange Project. Cost: $12. Info: Registration:

The Bluegrass Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America will meet at noon Aug. 20 at the Equestrian Woods Country Club, 107 Clubhouse Dr., Nicholasville. Speaker: Rep. Andy Barr (R-U.S. 6th District). The meeting is open to all military officers — active duty, reserve, and retired — and their guests. A buffet lunch is available for $17. Info/reservations: Pat Jones at (859) 271-2606,


A Women Leading Kentucky conference will be 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sept. 4 in the Perkins Building on Eastern Kentucky University's campus Sept. 4. The keynote speaker for the event is former Gov. Martha Layne Collins, who will head a roundtable luncheon at noon. Pre-registration is required. The morning forum is free; the cost for the luncheon is $35 per person. For information or registration, go to

Compiled by Dorothea Wingo