Upcoming business events: Week of Dec. 1

Workshops and classes

Bluegrass Community and Technical College's Winchester-Clark County Campus will offer a Welder Helper Certificate class beginning Jan. 12. Students enrolled in the certificate program will learn the art of shielded metal arc welding. Classes will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays at the Clark County Area Technology Center, 2748 Boonesboro Road, Winchester. The lecture and the lab will be offered on Mondays and Wednesdays.

WLD 120 Mon/Wed, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

WLD 121 Mon/Wed, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

For more information about the program, call (859) 737-3098 or apply online at

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


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

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

Photos & Coffee, 9 a.m. Dec. 4.

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

Tech Night, 7 p.m. Dec. 8.

Windows 7, 8.1 & 10, 7 p.m. Dec. 9.

Macintosh & iPad, 7 p.m. Dec. 11.


University of Kentucky Alumni Association Job Club will meet from 9-10:15 a.m. Dec. 9 at the Fayette County Cooperative Extension Service, 1140 Red Mile Place. Topic: Identifying your skills. Info: (859) 257-8905 or

The Central Kentucky Inventors Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 2 at the Bluegrass Area Development Center, 699 Perimeter Drive. Speaker: Shawn Rogers with the Office of Entrepreneurship at the KY Cabinet for Economic Development. Free. Info: or (859) 201-1311.

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

The Women Republicans of Central Kentucky will host their annual Starz Celebration from 5-8 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Lexington Green Hilton Hotel and Suites. A social hour will begin the evening at 5 p.m., followed by heavy hors d'oeuvres at 6 p.m. with award presentations and swearing-in of new officers for 2015. Cost is $30. RSVP to by Dec. 5. Payment can be made online at Tickets will be $35 at the door.

The Kentucky Bluegrass PMI Chapter will meet 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 18 at Jefferson Davis Inn, 319 Cedar Street. Topic: 2014 year in review + No. 1 Skill for PMs. Presenter: Patrick Quirk, director of consulting services for SDGblue. Cost: $15-$22. Info: VP Programs — Registration:


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

This year Dean Dorton will offer a two-hour ethics update as licensed CPAs need to be ever-mindful of applicable professional ethics standards. This presentation 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 KY State Board of Accountancy requirements for ethics training.

Also, for the first time, this year's Accounting & Ethics Update will be paperless. Electricity will be provided for participants during the day. Classes are free and will allow up to 8 hours of CPE.

Register online at

Compiled by Dorothea Wingo