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Hospitality Expo 2004 Set

Hospitality Expo 2004 is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 22 at the Broadmoor Hotel. The expo is open to the public and admission is $5. Featured events include, show specials from venders, a coffee bar, a food auction and Champion de Cuisine. For information, call (719) 785-8135.

Seminar for Aspiring Innkeepers Scheduled

Aspiring innkeepers are invited to attend a seminar about researching and opening a bed and breakfast on March 21. Instructors are Sallie and Willing Clark, innkeepers of Holden House-1902 Bed & Breakfast Inn. The seminar costs $65 and includes a reference workbook. For information or to register, log on to www.icare-consult.com.

Inventors to Host Round-table Meeting

The Rocky Mountain Inventors Association will have its informal round-table meeting at 6:30 p.m. March 18 at Pikes Peak Community College on South Academy Boulevard, Room 211, Student Life Building, Lot E. Members are charged $10 and non-members pay $20. For information, call Dale Halling at (719) 447-1900 or Don Kesinger at (303) 730-8460.

Series of Workshops Scheduled

Michelle Vandepas of Conscious Destiny Productions Inc. is offering a series of workshops based on the book, “Marketing for the Holistic Practitioner.”

The cost is $25 if pre-registered, call (719) 527-1404 or log onto www.consciousdestiny.com.

The workshops in the series include: The Golden rules of Marketing, March 23; Conscious Business 101, April 13; Create an Abundant Practice, April 27; and Design Your Brochure in 12 Easy Steps, May 11.

Women’s Chamber to Host Success Program

The Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a program from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 16 at the Embassy Suites Hotel, Interstate 25 and Woodmen, about creating possibilities for success and profitability. Dallen Miner of Capability Consulting Inc. will discuss the paradox, power and paradigms of leadership.

The cost of the program is $20 for chamber members, $25 for non members and $25 at the door.

Reservations can be made online at www.scwcc.com or by calling (719) 442-2007.

Habits, Lifestyles Evaluated at Advertising Meeting

Thomas E. Berkenkotter of International Demographics will speak at 11:30 a.m. March 23 at the Le Baron Hotel, 314 W. Bijou Street. Berkenkotter’s topic, “The All Important Colorado Springs Consumer: A Look at El Paso County’s Listening, Reading, Viewing, Purchasing, and Lifestyle Habits,” will take a look at interesting facts and figures about the 395,400 adults in El Paso County. He’ll discuss issues ranging from the more than 50 percent of local consumers who made an Internet purchase in the past year to the 30 percent who rode a bicycle in the last four weeks. The Independent and the Pikes Peak Advertising Federation are sponsoring the event.

Berkenkotter serves as senior vice president of International Demographics, a Houston-based market research firm. The firm provides qualitative multi-media research about the listening, reading, viewing, purchasing and lifestyle habits for the Pikes Peak region as well as more than 80 other markets throughout the United States.

The March cost for non-members is $25 and for students, PPAF and AWRT members it is $20. Call 487-8512 or email jamie@ppaf.org. Reservations are required by 5 p.m. March 19. The Pikes Peak Advertising Federation is the regional chapter of the American Advertising Federation, serving to advance the business of advertising as a vital and essential part of the Pikes Peak region’s economy and culture.

Mentoring Makes a Difference

Learn how to make your legacy more intentionally positive when mentor trainer Jack Flobeck speaks to members of the Pikes Peak Advertising Federation, and all others who wish to attend, about the joys of mentoring from 5 to 6 p.m. March 16 in the Academy Room of Colorado Springs City Hall on the N.E. corner of Kiowa and Nevada streets.

Flobeck is the president of Mentor Media Services Inc. and chairman of Integrity Airlines. He has more than 30 years of executive experience. He served as chairman, CEO of a computer software firm, a commercial real estate firm and has been international vice president of marketing for a high tech electronics firm. Flobeck also formed or assisted in the launch of five companies in computer/information technology, investments, real estate and publishing. He has consulted for government, national firms, as well as for the smallest startups. He publishes several newsletters for private and charitable organizations, and mentors CEOs/managers in several fields. He is a graduate of Yale University with a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering and has done graduate studies at Washington and Columbia universities.

The roundtable is free to PPAF members and $10.00 to all others. No reservations are required.

For information, call Jamie Purewal at (719) 487-8512 or email jamie@ppaf.org

Starsmore Discovery Center Reopening

Starsmore Discover Center will open again for the season April 1. Hours will be 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Call 578-6146 or log onto www.tfocc.org for information and schedules.

Colorado Springs Angler Roundtable

Anglers interested in getting a jump-start on the 2004-fishing season are invited to attend a meeting at the Colorado Davison of Wildlife in Colorado Springs on March 16.

The “angler roundtable” is Tuesday from 7 to 9 pm at the division’s office, 4255 Sinton Road.

Fishery biologists will discuss the outlook for fishing in southeastern Colorado. Information about fishing lakes and streams from will be available. Special consideration also will be given to warmwater fishing in larger reservoirs in the Arkansas River basin.

Topics include the impact of the ongoing drought and projections on this year’s reservoir levels and stream flows, trout stocking, the forecast for warmwater species such as walleye, wipers, crappie and bass, and tips about where to find the best fishing in 2004. Anglers are encouraged to bring questions they have about fishing their favorite lakes and streams.

Sports Camps Scheduled

Great Starts Sports Camps is offering one week camps to train elementary-aged children in soccer, football, baseball, basketball, tennis, cheerleading and volleyball.

The camps provide athletic instruction and character development.

The camps, which being June 14 throughout Colorado Springs, are professionally staffed and organized to maximize a student’s experience. Camps run Monday through Thursday in two-and-a-half-hour sessions. Sessions start at $80 per week.

Information and registration materials are available at www.gscamps.com.

Small Business Development Workshops

The Small Business Development Center is offering the following workshops for new and existing business:

* Business Licenses and Permits, 2 to 3:30 p.m. March 15, free

* Doing Business on the Internet, 1 to 4 p.m. March 17, $35

* Basics of Business Bookkeeping, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 18, $35

* Business Law: How to Structure Your Business, 9 a.m. to noon, March 19, $35

* Business Licenses and Permits, 2 to 3:30 p.m. March 22, free

* SBA 8 A Certification – Overview, 9 to 11 a.m. March 23, free

Class descriptions are available at www.web.uccs.edu/sbdc. Reservations are required. Call 272-7232 for locations.

Pikes Peak Region Transportation Summit

On Monday, a follow-up Pikes Peak Region Transportation Summit meeting will be held in the Carnegie Meeting Room of the Penrose Library-Downtown, 20 N. Cascade Ave. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.

Following a presentation, there will be a discussion about the problems of crumbling bridges, increased traffic accidents, roadway congestion and declining bus service.

For information call 471-8824 or sent e-mail to votersnet@aol.com

Prescription Drug Symposium Scheduled

Summit Home Health Care is sponsoring a free symposium a
bout reducing the costs of prescription drugs. The event will be from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock.

Fred Johnson CSA of RXMedInternational will be the speaker.

For information, call 533-0084.

Mountain States Employers Council FISH Seminar

Mountain States Employers Council is offering a seminar entitled “FISH: Energize Your Workplace” from 8:30 a.m. to noon April 15 at 6760 Corporate Drive, Suite 200.

The registration fee is $150 per person or $125 per person for groups of three or more from the same company. A continental breakfast is included.

Call 667-0677 to register.

Scott Rister to speak at SCAREI Meeting

Scott Rister will be the guest speaker Wednesday at the Southern Colorado Association of Real Estate Investors’ monthly meeting at the Le Baron Hotel, 314 W. Bijou St. He will discuss how to find “more motivated sellers than you can handle.”

The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. The cost is free for members and $15 for nonmembers.

For reservations or information call 596-3711 or e-mail aondatje@scarei.org.

Dixieland Casino Night Set to Roll

Junior Achievement of Colorado Springs is having a Dixieland Casino Night benefit March 25 at The Cheyenne Canon Inn, 2030 W. Cheyenne Blvd.

The roaring ’20s will come back to life amid games of blackjack, roulette and craps. The event, which is from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., also will include music and dancing, heavy hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar and a silent auction.

The cost is $125 per couple and includes a $60 donation to Junior Achievement. RSVP by calling 636-2474.

Women of Colorado Non-profit Showcase

Thirty-two Colorado women’s organizations will come together from 5 to 8 p.m. March 30 at Penrose Public Library, 20 N. Cascade, for a non-profit showcase. Non-profit women’s business groups, women’s service organizations and social clubs will be represented.

There is no cost for women to attend and you do not need a reservation. The event is designed to welcome newcomers to Colorado Springs and provide information about women’s groups, bring non-profit women’s organizations together in a central location and promote the Pikes Peak Library District’s Community Clubs data base.

Veteran Officers and NCOs Needed

The American Volunteer Reserve, a national group of veteran volunteers who desire to continue to serve the nation, will have an orientation meeting in Briargate at 7 p.m. March 23. Light refreshments will be provided.

For information, call Brig. Gen. Joe Potter at 488-3954 or Lt. Col. Peter McGregor at 598-8563.