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Women business owners group, SBA hosting forum

The Denver Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners and the Colorado District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration are hosting the In Good Company Strategic Business Forum from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Four Points Sheraton Denver Southeast, 6363 E. Hampden Ave.

The focus of the program is to give small business owners insight into the changing Colorado and U.S. economies and show how the Colorado economy is likely to impact businesses, customers and suppliers in 2006.

The cost is $35 for association members and $40 for nonmembers.

Reservations for the forum can be made at www.NAWBODenver.com/InGoodCompany or by calling (866) 483-0167.

Dept. of Revenue offering tax training for printers

The Colorado Department of Revenue is offering a free tax seminar for printers who provide full- or self-service copying, printing and finishing; sign and banner services; mailers; finishers and print prep companies.

The seminar is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 12 at 1881 Pierce St., Room 110 in Lakewood.

The course will include information about sales and use tax, Colorado statutes and regulations, and tax issues or problems unique to the printing industry.

Training materials are provided and Continuing Professional Education credits are available.

Reservations are required via e-mail. Send full name, date of session, e-mail address and phone number to taxtraining@spike.dor.state.co.us.

For more information, visit www.TaxColorado.com.

APICS hosting professional development meeting

The American Production and Inventory Control Society is hosting a professional development meeting at 6 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Embassy Suites Hotel.

The presenter will be Mike Loughrin, who will discuss lean supply chains.

For more information, call Kevin Stone at 578-1225.

Colleges that Change Lives fair coming to Springs

The Colleges that Change Lives fair is scheduled for 7 p.m. Sept. 14 at The Colorado Springs School, 21 Broadmoor Ave.

The program, a consortium of 40 liberal arts colleges from throughout the United States, will offer students and parents the opportunity to explore educational experiences at schools featured in the book “Colleges that Change Lives.”

The event is free and reservations are not required.

Real estate investment informational broadcast

Edward Jones investment representative Richard Tucker is hosting a free satellite broadcast about real estate investing at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 13 at 1130 N. Circle rive, Suite 206.

“Real Estate … Real Investment?” will discuss the risk of overloading a portfolio with real estate, why unrealistic expectations are feeding a frenzy and how to invest in real estate without loans or a mortgage.

To reserve a seat or for more information, call Tucker at 578-9905.

LeaderBoard hosting luncheon at Biaggi’s

LeaderBoard is hosting a luncheon at noon Sept. 20 at Biaggi’s at the Shops at Briargate.

The featured speaker will be Jerry B. Jenkins, who is the author of more than 150 books, including the “Left Behind” series.

The cost is $15. For more information, visit www.leaderboard.org.

Communications groups hosting media ethics panel

Public relations professionals and business communicators can learn about ethics codes the media work with during a program from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Tesla Educational Opportunity Center, 2560 International Circle, Room 110-111.

The Pikes Peak Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America, the Southern Colorado Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators and the Colorado School Public Relations Association are presenting a panel of experts from the media, legal and academic communities who will discuss ethical media reporting.

The cost is $15 for member and $20 for non-members. RSVP to Kevin Hunter at 473-0704 or ken@praco.com by 5 p.m. Sept. 15.

Junior League hosting membership info nights

The Junior League of Colorado Springs is hosting a membership information night from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sept. 21 at 2914 Beacon St., off Filmore.

Membership is open to women of all races, religions and national origins who demonstrate an interest in volunteerism.

The Junior League has been working in Colorado Springs for 80 years. The group develops new organizations and holds events that address community needs, including Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, CASA, CourtCare, Safe Kids, Ronald McDonald House, Children’s Literacy Center and CareFair.

To RSVP, or for more information, call 632-3855 or e-mail jlcos@qwest.net.

Landlords, investors group holding monthly meeting

The Pikes Peak Landlords & Investors Group is holding its monthly meeting from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock.

Call Terry Mikesell at 593-8788 for more information.

Rocky Mountain inventors meeting on tap

The Rocky Mountain Inventors Association is scheduled to meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Pikes Peak Library District East Conference Room 2, 5550 Union Blvd.

All novice and experienced inventors and entrepreneurs are invited to attend. There is no cost.

Ent Federal Credit Union hosting seminars

Ent Federal Credit Union is hosting the following seminars this month:

First-Time Home Buyers, 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Fountain Valley Fire Department. Call 382-3190 to register.

Building a Home: Help from the Ground Up, 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 24. Call 550-6998 for reservations.

Planning for the Future with Trusts and Investments, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 27. Call 550-6095 for reservations.

Alternative Investment Strategies for Today’s Market, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29. Call 550-6096 for reservations.

Arts Council presenting performance, artist awards

The Pikes Peak Arts Council is hosting the Peak Area Performances and Artists Awards at 6 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St.

The awards were conceived in 2001 as a way to honor the arts in the Pikes Peak Region and heighten awareness of the thriving local art scene among the general public.

Awards will be presented for classical music, visual art show and artist, theatre, popular music, poetry and choreography.

The cost is $20. Tickets can be purchased at the Fine Arts Center Box Office or by calling 634-5583.

UCCS hosting professional, grad school fair

The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs is hosting its inaugural Graduate and Professional School Fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 22 in the University Center gymnasium and atrium.

The fair is designed to give prospective graduate students the opportunity to explore a variety of options for continuing their education.

Participating schools include Adams State College, Alamosa; Ave Maria School of Law, Ann Arbor, Mich.; Bastyr University, Bothell, Wash.; Chapman University Law School, Orange, Calif.; Colorado College; Jones International University, Centennial; New Mexico State University; Texas Chiropractic College, Pasadena; the University of Colorado at Boulder; the University of Denver Sturm College of Law; the University of North Colorado and the University of Wyoming College of Law, Laramie.

The fair is free and open to the public. Parking is available in the visitor parking lot for $1.50 per hour.

For more information, point your web browser to web.uccs.edu/careercenter or call Jennifer Hane at 262-3072.

D11 hosting community business classes

School District 11 is hosting the following community business cla
sses. All classes are held in District 11 facilities and require paid pre-registration. Call 520-2384 or visit www.d11.org/communityed.

Components of a Successful Web Site, two sessions, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct 3 and 5. Learn how to choose a domain name, a Web developer or designer and a Web hosting company. Understand how to plan your site so that it reflects the goals, look and features that are important to you. A certified Web master will teach you how to create your copy so that search engines locate your site. You will gain skills that enable you to maintain your site. The cost of the class is $24, and $5 for the instructor for materials.

Entrepreneurship at Home, four sessions 6:30 to 9 p.m., October 13, 20 and Nov. 3, 10. Starting and running a business from your home office can be done. You will learn how to take your vision and adapt it to the basic requirements of a home business setting. Bookkeeping, record keeping, equipment needed, marketing and preparing the outline for a business plan will be covered. The cost is $45, and $5 for the instructor for materials.

Importing – Essential Steps to Success, six sessions, 6:30 to 8 p.m. October 4, 11, 18, 25 and Nov. 1, 8. Analyze aspects of the international trade business in this beginning level course. Topics include transportation, carriers, shipping terms, commodity classifications, working with other government agencies, fees, record retention and more. The cost is $53.

Managing Rental Property, one session, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 11, Nov. 8 and Dec. 13. Avoid headaches, hassles and lawsuits by learning how to manage your rental property professionally. Learn about advertising, tenant screening, discrimination, showing vacancies and essential lease clauses. Receive information about crime prevention, security issues, deposits, handling evictions, premises liability, record keeping and more. This course can be used for real estate continuing education credit if the registrar is told in advance that you need a certificate. The cost is $36, and $10 for material.