Upcoming Events

July 26
Collexion + IN2LEX Game Developers Meetup
Learn about and discuss making XNA games. XNA is a framework and set of tools developed by Microsoft which allows you to develop games for the Xbox, PC, and Windows Phone. John Meister of Pheeva will give a introduction to the platform, show how Xbox Indie publishing works, and demo using the Kinect with XNA.
7:00pm at Collexion,109 E. Loudon Ave. Lexington, KY 40505). Free of Charge
July 27
IN2LEX | Geek’s Night Out
Interested in meeting others in Lexington’s Technical and Creative community? Geek’s Night Out is a quarterly social for entrepreneurs and professionals to talk shop, network, and contemplate new ventures.
5-7 p.m. at Village Host Pizza, 431 Old Vine Street. Free of charge. Sponsored by Shatterbox Studios
July 28
Lexington-Bluegrass Minority Business Expo
NBA great Oscar Robertson will offer the keynote at this year’s Minority Business Expo at the Lexington Center on Thursday, July 28.
Robertson, who remains the NBA’s all-time leader in triple-double games (points, rebounds and assists), has distinguished himself as a superb athlete, but also as a humanitarian, a social activist, a businessman, a mentor and teacher, and labor leader.
Since his retirement, the father of three daughters has been active as an entrepreneur, broadcaster and author. Robertson and his wife live in Cincinnati where he serves as President of OR Solutions and Orchem, Inc., and general partner in Oscar Robertson Media Ventures.
OR Solutions provides enterprise-wide document management and administration, print management, knowledge management, facilities management, staffing and operations management to a broad range of clients.
Orchem, one of the nation’s leading minority-owned specialty chemicals manufacturers, provides cleaning and sanitizing chemicals to the food and beverage, institutional, industrial, residential, commercial, and healthcare industries.
To learn more about the Expo or to register click here.
July 28
SBA Web Chat Offers Advice on Growing a Home-Based Business
What do Apple Computer, Hershey’s, Mary Kay Cosmetics, and the Ford Motor Company have in common? These well-known corporations all started out as home-based businesses. In fact, more than half of all U.S. businesses are based out of an owner’s home.

Starting a home-based business has many rewards as well as challenges. Join chat host Boyd Wright at 1 p.m. ET to learn what it takes to grow a successful home-based business.
Chat participants can get valuable insight from Wright and learn more about working out of your house, starting a home-based business and managing the business within the law. Wright will answer questions on how to grow a home-based business, the benefits and the challenges.
SBA’s web chat series provides small business owners with an opportunity to discuss relevant business issues online with experts, industry leaders and successful entrepreneurs.

Chat participants have direct, real-time access to the web chats via questions they submit online in advance, and during the live session.

Chat participants can receive helpful tips and advice on how to grow their businesses.
Web chat participants can post questions online in advance and on July 28, join the live web chat by going online to this address.
click on the web chat event under What’s New.
July 28-29
UK to offer Better Process Control School for food pros
UK’s Food Systems Innovation Center will offer a course designed for production supervisors, quality professionals and manufacturers of acidified foods. The two-day course on July 28-29 provides training in processing acidified foods under FDA regulations as well as USDA/FSIS required thermal processing of meats and poultry.
Registration is $185. Find more information online or call (859) 257-7272, ext. 286.
July 29-Oct.21
BizLex presents: Hungry for Success? (and a good breakfast?)
How many times have you been to

a breakfast training session, only to walk

away hungry in more ways than one? The food was sparse

and the “training” was lame. Starting

July 29, up to four, 2 1/2-hour

Dale Carnegie Training

sessions providing useful information that

can be put into action immediately will be available on the Lexington campus of Sullivan University. Topics include Conflict Management; Focus & Discipline – Including

Work Life Balance; Coach for Performance,

Improvement & Motivation; and 3-Steps to Greater

Performance & Productivity.
A full breakfast will be served prior to each session and attendees receive a year’s subscription to

Business Lexington.
Registration is $70 (includes all 4 sessions, breakfasts and a 1-year subscription to Business Lexington.) To learn more and register online, click here
August 2
Shift Design Group
Professional development and building community for Graphic Design Professionals.
7 p.m. at Base 163, 163 E. Main Streetm 3rd floor. Free of charge.
August 3
IN2LEX | Lexmark Startup Advantage: Start-up Slam Road Trip!
IN2LEX and Lexmark are moving their August Startup Advantage meeting and combining it with the Louisville Startup Slam event hosted by KSTC.
The Startup Slam/Startup Advantage will connect entrepreneurs from Louisville and Lexington to build a common entrepreneurial community. The event will include networking, pitches from tech startups, and a demo pit open to entrepreneurs who would like to show off their work.
This is the first of a series of events that will build relationships between the Lexington and Louisville entrepreneurial communities.
The bus trip to Louisville leaves Lexington at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 3 and is expected to return before 10 p.m. 24-seats available. To reserve, click here
More information is available online.
August 2-3
Kentuckiana Dairy Exchange offers hands-on learning
The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture is partnering with Purdue University to offer the fourth annual Kentuckiana Dairy Exchange. The two-day meeting will give dairy producers an opportunity to visit other dairies and learn the latest from UK and Purdue specialists Aug. 2-3 in Fort Wayne, Ind. and the surrounding area.
Dairy specialists from both universities believe Kentucky and Indiana producers share many common challenges and have a wealth of knowledge and experience to share. Presentations will feature sessions on making better decisions, getting cows pregnant on time and managing heat stress in dairy facilities.
Registration is $50 per person and due by July 22. For more information, contact Tucker at 859-257-5986 or email larissa.tucker@uky.edu.
August 11, 17
Mayors Gray and Fischer to speak on Super Region concept
There will be two opportunities in August to hear Lexington Mayor Jim Gray and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer discuss their “Super Region” economic development concept.
The Leadership Louisville Center is hosting the first public forum on this topic at an event held in partnership with the Office of the Mayor on August 11 at the Galt House East, 140 North Fourth Street in Louisville. For more information and registration, click here

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