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Ent Federal hosting series of seminars

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

Reverse Mortgages, 10 a.m. to noon, Oct. 15, 4545 Galley Road. Call 550-6998 to register.

Check and Balances: Checking Account Management, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Oct. 18, 4545 Galley Road. Call 550-6095 to register.

Investing for Beginners: Getting Started the Right Way, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Oct. 19, 4545 Galley Road. Call 550-6095 to register.

Give Yourself Credit: Understanding Your Credit History, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Oct. 20, 4545 Galley Road. Call 550-6095 to register.

Protecting Your Identity, presented by Detective Mike Flynn of the Colorado Springs Police Department, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Oct. 22, 4545 Galley Road. Call 550-6095 to register.

Understanding the Mysteries of Probate, presented by attorney Skip Morgan, 6 to 7 p.m., Oct. 25, 4545 Galley Road. Call 550-6095 to register.

Long-term Care Insurance: Planning for Your Needs, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Oct. 26, 4545 Galley Road. Call 550-6095 to register.

Registration may also be completed at Ent.com.

Library district offering business programs

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

Investment Tolls 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 is at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 22 at the Penrose Library. For more information, call 531-6333, ext. 2308.

Basic Legal Research Class. Participants will learn 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.

Disaster preparedness symposium on tap

NORAD/U.S. Northern Command and the National Homeland Defense Foundation are partnering to promote the 2005 Homeland Defense Symposium on Oct. 24-27 at the Broadmoor Hotel.

Topics addressed will include an assessment of the scope of Hurricane Katrina and its after effects as well as the defense and security issues of borders, municipalities and infrastructure.

Keynote speakers will include James Gilmore, former governor of Virginia; Dr. Micheal P. Jackson, deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security; Adm. Tim Keating, commander NORAD/U.S. Northcom; Adm. Tom Collins, U.S. Coast Guard commandant; and Paul McHale, assistant secretary of defense for Homeland Defense.

For more information or to register, visit www.nhdf.org and click on the Symposium page.

Tiffany headlines annual economic forum

Dr. Paul Tiffany of the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley will be the keynote speaker at the Ninth Annual Southern Colorado Economic Forum on Nov. 3 at the Antlers Hilton.

Registration begins at 7 a.m., followed by breakfast, which concludes at 10.

A special session from 10 a.m. to noon will focus on changes in the residential real estate market.

The cost is $125 for all events, including continuing education credits, $95 for the breakfast and real estate special session and $40 for just the breakfast forum.

The event is a cooperative effort between the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and local business sponsors.

For more information, visit web.uccs.edu/scef/2005Forum or call 262-3241.

Junior League hosting fifth annual Fall Fling

The Junior League of Colorado Springs is having its fifth annual Fall Fling from 7 to 11 p.m. Oct. 15 at The Warehouse Restaurant.

“Get Down, Downtown” will be an evening of cocktails, food, and live and silent auctions. Proceeds will benefit the Junior League’s signature project, CARE Fair, as well as other community projects for children and families.

Regular tickets are $50. Patron tickets are $100. Add-on wine tasting tickets are $20 each, and include a wine and beer tasting with dinner.

Tickets are available in advance at the league office, 2914 Beacon St., or online at www.fallfling.net. For more information, call 532-3855.

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. 21 at 1881 Pierce St., Room 110, Lakewood.

The seminar will include 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.

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

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.

Inventors association holding meeting

The Rocky Mountain Inventor’s Association is holding a meeting from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Penrose branch of the Pikes Peak Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave.

Inventors and entrepreneurs are welcome to attend. There is no cost.

EDC, chamber hosting Employers’ Summit

The Greater Colorado Springs Economic Development Corp. and The Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce are partnering with the Alliance for Kids, Child Care Connections and the Colorado Children’s Campaign to host “Making the Work Place Work for Families and Employers – El Paso County’s Employers’ Summit” from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Antlers Hilton Hotel, 4 S. Cascade Ave.

Participants will learn about innovative employee recruitment and retention strategies and hear success stories from business leaders about how to incorporate family friendly policies and practices into business plans. Employers will be provided information about the local child care industry and how it impacts the economy.

Speakers include Jim Hayes, president emeritus of Junior Achievement Worldwide and publisher emeritus of Fortune Magazine; Rob Grunewald of the Federal Reserve Bank in Minneapolis; Barbara O’Brien, president of the Colorado Children’s Campaign; and Miles K. Light, a member of the research faculty at the University of Colorado’s Leeds School of Business.

Early registration is $50. The cost is $75 at the door. For more information, or to register, call Deb Lawrence at 638-2070.

Fort Carson advisor board holding public meeting

Fort Carson is inviting the public to learn about environmental restoration projects on post at its quarterly Restoration Advisory Board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Elkhorn Catering and Conference Center, Building 7300.

Information will be provided about ongoing cleanup projects.

For more information about or to find out about access to the post for the meeting, call the Installation Restoration Program Manager at 526-8001.

PRSA offering program about creating buzz

The Pikes Peak Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America is hosting a lunch program entitled “The Art of Persuasion: Turning Your Idea Into Policy, Law or Media Coverage” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Tesla Educational Opportunity Center, 2560 International Circle, Room 116.

Speakers will present ideas about furthering a company’s key issues into initiatives that gather momentum with senior management, the press and lawmakers.

The cost is $15 for PRSA, IABC and COSPRA members and $20 for non-members. RSVP to Ken Hunter at 473-0704 or ken@praco.com by 5 p.m. Oct. 20.