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HR society hosting workplace diversity conference

The Colorado Springs Society for Human Resource Management is hosting “Creating a Culture of Inclusion from 11:15 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Sheraton, 2886 S. Circle Drive.

The forum will focus on workplace diversity issues, diversity implementation and inclusion strategies. The keynote speaker is Jody Alyn of Jody Alyn Consulting. City Manager Lorne Kramer is also scheduled to speak at the conference.

The cost is $85 per person. For more information or to register, visit www.csshrm.org.

Library district offering business programs

The Pikes Peak Library District is offering the following programs for business:

Career Skills Series. Job seekers will be able to update their resumes, and receive job hunting and interviewing advice. The classes, which will be held at the Ruth Holley Branch, are free but space is limited and registration is required.

Resume writing is scheduled for 7 p.m. Oct. 4; Finding that Job will begin at 7 p.m. Oct. 11; and Successful Interviewing is scheduled for 7 p.m. Oct. 18.

Call 597-5377 for more information.

Minding Your Business. Learn about business resources available at the library by attending a free tour at the Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 11 or Oct. 29. Registration is not necessary. For more information, call 531-6333, ext. 2308.

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. Classes are at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 6 or Oct. 22 at the Penrose Library. For more information, call 531-6333, ext. 2308.

Basic Legal Research Class. Parti-cipants will lean to conduct legal research using library resources. The instructor will teach students how to find federal and state laws, court cases and legal forms. Personal legal questions will not be addressed. The class is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Oct. 19 at the Penrose Library. Registration is required. For more information, or to register, call 389-8968.

DOR offering sales tax, wage withholding classes

The Colorado Department of Revenue is offering a free training seminar about state sales tax issues from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 7 and Oct. 21 at 1881 Pierce St., Room 110, Lakewood.

The seminar will include information a general review of all forms related to sales tax collection and remittance. Participants will learn about:

  • Sales tax licenses
  • How to collect sales tax
  • Distinguishing sales and use tax
  • Available electronic services

Training materials are provided and registration is not required. For more information, visit www.taxcolorado.com.

A seminar about wage withholding is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 14 at the same location.

The course, which is being presented in conjunction with the Internal Revenue Service, features the following topics:

  • Federal and Colorado wage withholding regulations
  • Forms instruction
  • Department of Labor requirements
  • Unemployment insurance issues

Training materials are provided and continuing professional education credits are available. Space is limited and 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.

Tri-Lakes Women’s Club hosting wine tasting

The Tri-Lakes Women’s Club is hosting Wine and Roses IV, “An Event to Attend,” from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Pinecrest Event Center in Palmer Lake.

The event will include wines from around the world, food samplings and a silent auction. Celebrity wine servers from the Colorado Springs and Denver media will serve guests.

Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door and may be ordered by mailing payment to TLWC, Attn: Wine & Roses IV, P.O. Box 669, Monument, CO 80132.

For more information, visit www.tlwc.net or call 351-1437.

D11 hosting community business classes

School District 11 is hosting the following community business classes. 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 is $24, and $5 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. The cost is $36, and $10 for material.

Income tax for CPAs, agents, practitioners

The Colorado Department of Revenue is offering a free update seminar for certified public accountants, enrolled agents and tax practitioners from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 18 and 25, and Nov. 1, 22, 29 and 30 at 1881 Pierce St., Room 110, Lakewood; Oct. 17 and Nov. 21 at 4420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs; and Nov. 14 at 310 E. Abriendo Ave., Pueblo.

The seminar provides income tax information about new state tax laws, what to expect on the 2005 income tax forms, policies and processes. The information is tailored specifically to the needs of accountants and tax practitioners and continuing professional education credits are available.

Topics will include legislative updates, delinquency management, document processing and available electronic services

Training materials will be provided, but space is limited.

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

For more information, visit www.TaxColorado.com