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Construction group offering code amendments seminar

The Pikes Peak chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute is holding a product trade show and educational seminar on Oct. 21 at the Antlers Hilton Hotel. Included in the scheduled seminars is a presentation at 5 p.m. about the 2003 International Building and Fire Code amendments being adopted by the Colorado Springs Fire Department and the Pikes Peak Regional Building Department.

The trade show begins at 3 p.m. and lasts until 8 p.m.

Public Relations Society hosting development programs

The Pikes Peak Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America is hosing a luncheon at 11:45 a.m. Oct. 21 at the Wyndham Hotel featuring representatives from Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and the Colorado Division of Wildlife. The program will take an inside look at the public relations issues the organizations face on a daily basis.

The cost is $15 for members and $18 for non-members. RSVP to Donald.iles@northcom.mil by Oct. 18.

The society also is offering a professional development teleseminar from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at PRACO, 6 N. Tejon. The program, When the News is Bad: handing the Toughest Questions and Emotional Questioners, will be led by James E. Lukaszewski.

There is no cost for members. The cost for Non-members is $10. RSVP to ken@praco.com or call 473-0704 by Oct. 22.

Engineers social slated for Oct. 21

The Pikes Peak Regional Engineers Social is scheduled for 5:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 21 at The Warehouse Restaurant, 25 W. Cimarron St. The evening’s events will include the opportunity to network with engineering professionals and representatives of local engineering societies, and to learn about upcoming engineering events.

There also will be an opportunity to learn about engineering outreach programs for youth. National Engineers Week 2005 will be previewed and the announcement of the 2005 E-Week Banquet will be made.

Women’s Community Leadership offering open house

Leadership Pikes Peak is hosting an informational open house about the Women’s Community Leadership Initiative from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 20 in the first floor conference room at City Hall.

The WCLI program invest in women of modest means who have overcome hurdles of community dependence and have an interest in learning more about their community. Offered free to the participants, WCLI teaches about 25 women each year about the community, and themselves, with the hope to empower them with the knowledge and tools to effect change and build community.

Reservations can be made by calling Kathy Allen at 632-2618 or by e-mail at Kathy.Allen@LeadershipPikesPeak.org or by fax at 632-5391.

Tri-Lakes Women’s Club hosting Wine & Roses III

The Tri-lakes Women’s Club is presenting Wine & Roses III, An Event to Attend from 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 4 at Pinecrest Event Center, 106 Pinecrest Way, Palmer Lake.

The event will include wines from around the world, food sampling and a silent auction. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Reservations are limited. Tickets may be ordered by mailing a check to TLWC, Attn: Wine & Roses III, P.O. Box 669, Monument, CO 80132.

CITTI hosting angel funding, SBIR STTR proposal workshops

The Colorado Institute for Technology Transfer and Implementation is hosting a workshop about angel funding from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Penrose House Conference Center, 1661 Mesa Ave.

Experienced entrepreneurs and venture capitalists will share their knowledge about starting high tech ventures, investing in new ventures, raising capital and negotiating terms.

A workshop about Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 23 at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway.

The SBIR program encourages small businesses to explore business/research opportunities and provides incentive to profit from commercialization. The STTR program expands funding opportunities to include joint venture opportunities for small businesses and nonprofit research universities/institutions.

The cost of either program is $150. For information, contact CITTI at 262-3686 or citti@uccs.edu.