Upcoming business events: Week of Nov. 16


The Power of Influence for Professional Women will be 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 2 at The Signature Club, 3256 Lansdowne Drive. This highly practical guide shows how influence is a set of interpersonal skills that can be learned, practiced and mastered so individuals become more skillful in their relationships and in presenting their concepts, ideas, products and services. Molly Sutherland of Sutherland & Associates will conduct the one-day participative program with Elaina Zuker, author of the best-selling Seven Secrets of Influence and creator of the Power of Influence program. Cost: $299; includes a copy of Seven Secrets of Influence, participant workbook and breakfast, lunch and snacks. Register at

The Kentucky Small Business Development Center and Lexington office of the Kentucky Innovation Network will offer the following events during Global Entrepreneurship Week. To register, call (859) 257-7666 or go to

■ Lexington Venture Club Entrepreneur Annual Celebration, 5-7 p.m. Nov. 16. Manchester Music Hall, 899 Manchester Street. Info:

■ Bluegrass Biotech Regulatory Summit, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 17, Commerce Lexington, 330 East Main Street. Info:

■ Launchpad Lex Competition, 1-4 p.m. Nov. 18, Commerce Lexington, 330 East Main Street. Info:

■ UK Venture Studio Game Demo Day, 5-6:30 p.m. Nov. 18, UK Gatton College of Business, Venture Studio, Room 124, 550 South Limestone. Info:

■ Customer Validation and Marketing Initiative and Workshop, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 19, Awesome Inc., 348 East Main Street. Info:

■ Kre8Now Prototyping 101 Workshop, 6-7:30 p.m., Nov. 19, Kre8Now Makerspace, 903 Manchester Street. Info:

■ Open Coffee with Kickstarter Panel, 9:30-11 a.m. Nov. 20, Broom Wagon, 800 North Limestone. Info:

■ Venture Studio Entrepreneurial Lunch with Marc Nager, noon-1 p.m. Nov. 20, UK Gatton College of Business, Venture Studio. Room 124, 550 South Limestone. Info:

■ Stand-Up for Your Start-Up Pitch Competition, 2-5 p.m. Nov. 20, Commerce Lexington, 330 East Main Street. Info:

■ Lexington Startup Weekend, Nov. 20-22, Awesome Inc., 348 East Main Street. Info:


University of Kentucky Alumni Association Job Club will meet from 9 to 10:15 a.m. Nov. 24 at Fayette County Cooperative Extension Service, 1140 Red Mile Place. Topic: Revisiting résumés and interviewing. Info: (859) 257-8905 or

The Bluegrass IIBA Chapter will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Nov. 18 at ITT Technical Institute, 3020 Old Todds Road. Panelists Lance Radebaugh, director, SQS-USA, and Julia Hutchens, professional recruiter at TEKsystems, will discuss recruiting and hiring business analysts. Cost: $5 members, $5 students, $10 non-members. Register:

The Kentucky Bluegrass PMI Chapter will meet 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 19 at JDI Grille and Tavern, 319 Cedar Street. Topic: Team-building: Do we have time for it and does it work? Speaker: Regina L. Carroll, Division of Medicaid Systems, Office of Administrative and Technology Services. Cost: $15-$22. Contact: Register at

Lexington ARMA Chapter will meet 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 19 at Joseph Beth Booksellers' Brontë Bistro, The Mall at Lexington Green. Lunch is $17 for members, $20 for others. Speaker: Naresh Shah, owner/president of TeamLogic IT. Topic: Taking the worry out of technology by using enterprise level tools so businesses can focus on their core competency. For more info, contact Dorothy DeLong at (859) 858-8815.

Workshops and classes

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


■ Photo Coffee, 9 a.m. Nov. 19

■ Photography: Quick and Easy Ways to Enhance Your Photos Using Photoshop Elements, 2 p.m. Nov. 13, $30

■ Microsoft Access, 7 p.m. Nov. 19

■ FastStone, 1 p.m. Nov. 19, $30

■ Database, 7 p.m. Nov. 23

■ Digital Photography, 7 p.m. Nov. 24

The following workshops will be offered by the Procurement Technical Assistance Center/LFUCG. To register, call (859) 257-7668 or go to

■ How to Market Your Business to the Federal Government, 10 a.m.-noon Nov. 17, online at, free

■ How to Become a Small Business Government Contractor of Choice, 2-4 p.m. Dec. 1, Lexington Public Library, 140 East Main Street, free

Compiled by Dorothea Wingo