Upcoming business events: Week of Nov. 17

Workshops and classes

Bluegrass Community & Technical College's Workforce Solutions office will offer the following online courses beginning Nov. 19: Spanish for Medical Professionals, Understanding the Cloud, Introduction to Microsoft Publisher 2013, Explore a Career in Nursing, Introduction to LinkedIn Career Networking, and What's New in Microsoft Office 2013. Go to for a course list or call (859) 246-6666 for more info.

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


Photos & Coffee, 9 a.m. Nov. 20 and Dec. 4.

Introduction to Twitter, 10 a.m. Nov. 18, $30.

Database, 7 p.m. Nov. 24.

Digital Photography, 7 p.m. Nov. 25.

Word Processing, 1:30 p.m. Dec. 2.

Computer Mystery, 1:30 p.m. Dec. 3.

Dr. Fixit, 10 a.m. Dec. 6.


Introduction to Windows 8.1, begins Dec. 1, $60.

A series of free classes for women and minority-owned businesses seeking to do business with the government will be offered by the Lexington-Fayette County Government and Kentucky Procurement Assistance Program. Most classes are held at Commerce Lexington, 330 East Main Street. To register, call (859) 257-7668 or go to

Kentucky MWBE Program Certification, 9-11 a.m. Nov. 18.

How to Do Business with the Federal Government, 4-6 p.m. Nov. 20.


Bluegrass Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America will meet at noon Nov. 20 at Equestrian Woods Country Club, 107 Clubhouse Drive, Nicholasville. Mark Bowman, recently appointed by Gov. Steve Beshear as executive director of the Office of Kentucky Veterans Centers, will speak. The meeting is open to all military officers — active duty, reserve and retired — and their guests. Reservations: Pat Jones, (859) 271-2606 or Buffet lunch is $17.

American Association of University Women, Bluegrass Central Branch will meet at 6 p.m. Nov. 20 at Woodford County Library, 115 North Main Street, Versailles. Speaker: Lisa Johnson, founder of Mentors & Meals. Dinner at 5:30 p.m. for $5. Register for the meal by 4 p.m. Nov. 18; contact Sharon Marcum at (859) 272-7792 or

University of Kentucky Alumni Association Job Club will meet from 8 a.m. to noon Nov. 18 at the Fayette County Cooperative Extension Service, 1140 Red Mile Place. Topic: Mock interviews. Advance registration required. Info: (859) 257-8905 or

National Association of Women Business Owners will meet 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 18 at Sal's Chophouse, 3373 Tates Creek Road. Speaker: Craig M. King, president and CEO, R.J. Corman Railroad Group. $20 members, $24 others. Register at

The Lexington IIBA Bluegrass Chapter will meet 6:30 to 8 p.m. Nov. 19 at ITT Technical Institute, 2473 Fortune Road, Suite 180. Topic: Business analysis at a global scale. Presenter: Basha Roberts, business analyst at Alltech. Register at $5 members and students, $10 others. Contact: or go to for more info.

The Kentucky Bluegrass PMI Chapter will meet 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 20 at Jefferson Davis Inn, 319 Cedar Street. Topic: Project management in a biopharmaceutical and clinical research organizational environment. Presenter: Brad Vernon, inVentiv Health Clinical. $15-$22. Contact: Register at

The Lexington ARMA Chapter will meet for lunch and a tour of the new State Records Center in Frankfort on Nov. 20. Contact Dorothy DeLong at (859) 858-8815 for meeting/ transportation details. $17 for members, $20 others.

Lexington Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners will host a holiday reception and membership drive from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9 at The Barrel House, 903 Manchester Street. Open to women business owners interested in joining a group that will promote business and provide information relevant to running a business. RSVP to by Dec. 5.


Dean Dorton Allen Ford is holding its 10th annual Accounting and Ethics Update from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Marriott Griffin Gate, 1800 Newtown Pike. Includes an update on the latest financial and governmental accounting changes. Emerging issues such lease accounting, revenue recognition, private company accounting, and International Financial Accounting Standards will be discussed.

This year Dean Dorton also will offer a two-hour ethics update for licensed CPAs. It will review key components of the AICPA Code of Professional Ethics, share current AICPA guidance for members in public practice and in industry, and discuss evolving ethical issues related to social media. The ethics update fulfills State Board of Accountancy requirements for ethics training.

Also, for the first time, Accounting& Ethics Update will be paperless. Classes are free and will allow up to 8 hours of CPE. Go to to register.

Lexington's fourth annual Global Entrepreneurship Week is Nov. 17 to 23. The Bluegrass Business Development Partnership will host informational panels, workshops, networking opportunities, pitch competitions and other events geared toward the entrepreneurial community.

Key events include: Geeks Night Out, 5 p.m. Nov. 18 at Natasha's Bistro & Bar, 112 Esplanade; Lexington Venture Club's Entrepreneurial Celebration, 5 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Grand Reserve, 903 Manchester Street; and keynote speaker and author Todd Henry, 3:30 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Lyric Theatre, 300 East Third Street. For a full schedule, go to

Compiled by Dorothea Wingo