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District 11 hosting career and technology meeting

Colorado Springs School District 11 is hosting the first meeting of the Career and Technical Education Sounding Board from 9 to 10:30 a.m. July 18 in the board room of the District 11 Administration Building, 1115 N. El Paso St.

The topic of the meeting is District 11 career and technical education programs that address the needs of special education and at-risk students.

For more information, contact Laurie Maxson at 520-2365 or maxsoll@d11.org

7-Eleven offering franchising opportunities in Colorado

7-Eleven Inc. is converting 200 of its 232 company-operated stores in Colorado to franchised operations.

The company will hold an open house from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. July 20 at the Doubletree Hotel, 1775 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd., for anyone interested in finding out more about franchising opportunities.

The average up-front investment for a 7-Eleven franchise in Colorado will be about $118,000, which includes the store’s opening inventory, supplies, business licenses, permits, bonds, cash register fund and the franchise fee.

For more information, or to RSVP for the open house, call (303) 740-9333, ext. 354.

Siedman headlines small business breakfast club event

Lenox Powell and Bob Bottom are hosting a small business networking breakfast from 7:30 to 9 a.m. July 21 at Pikes Perk, 14 S. Tejon St.

The special guest will be Dan Siedman, who runs SalesAutopsy.com.

For more information, call 231-6757 or 494-6089, or e-mail epochppl@gmail.com.

El Paso County Funders Fair targets non-profits, funding sources

The El Paso County Funders Fair, scheduled for July 27 at the Penrose House, provides an opportunity to connect nonprofit organizations with funding resources in a format that promotes personal contact and fosters promising relationships.

The event is coordinated by the Community Resource Center. Funders attending the event include the Daniels Foundation, Great Outdoors Colorado, Energy Outreach Colorado, the Gates Family Foundation, the Gay & Lesbian Fund for Colorado, Health One Alliance, El Pomar Foundation and Caring for Colorado.

Nonprofit organizations wishing to attend the fair must register in advance and attend a pre-event training session. Registrations are being accepted by the Center for Nonprofit Excellence.

For more information, visit www.crcamerica.org.

Customer service association hosting seminar

The Colorado Springs Customer Service Association is hosting its monthly seminar at 8 a.m. July 28 at Liberty Heights, 12105 Ambassador Drive.

John S. Marx will discuss “The 7 Levels of Service.” Marx is certified in service and security management.

The cost is $15 for non-CSCSA members. For more information, or to RSVP, go to www.cscsa.org.

State Historical Fund offering preservation, grant workshops

The State Historical Fund is hosting free workshops throughout Colorado about identifying cultural resources, historic preservation and applying for grants.

The workshop in Colorado Springs is scheduled for 11 a.m. July 28 at the Carnegie Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave.

The fund, a program of the Colorado Historical Society, awards grants to public and non-profit organizations to preserve Colorado’s architectural and archaeological treasures.

For more information or to register, call (303) 886-2825.

Library offering class about investment tolls

The Pikes Peak Library District if offering the following program:

n Investment Tools at your Library: Learn how to research company information and how to follow company or mutual fund performance. Sources will include Value Line and Morningstar, subscription databases on the library’s Web site, and other Internet sites. The class begins at 8:30 a.m. July 30 at the Penrose branch.

For more information, call 531-6333, ext. 2308.