On the Horizon – 10/21/2005

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Ent Federal hosting series of seminars

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

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.

Star Savers Center Tour, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Oct. 29, 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 program for business:

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

PRSA offers program about creating buzz for key issues

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 tactics 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.

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. 25, and Nov. 1, 22, 29 and 30 at 1881 Pierce St., Room 110, Lakewood; 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

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.

BBB hosting customer service awards meeting

The Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado will hold a meeting for companies interested in participating in the 2006 Excellence in Customer Service Awards from 8 to 10 a.m. Oct. 26 at the Penrose Public Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave.

Companies based in the Colorado Springs area that would like to apply or be a sponsor of the EICS Awards are invited to attend. The awards use the same criteria as the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award. The program was created more than a decade ago to help companies analyze and improve their customer service processes and to recognize companies that have excelled in customer service.

Ent Federal Credit Union, Liberty Heights Retirement Resorts, Memorial Hospital and R.S. Information Systems received awards this year.

Organizations wishing to attend should RSVP to Blair Reeves at 636-5076, ext. 100, or blairr@bbbsc.org.

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.

Department of Revenue offering sales tax class

The Colorado Department of Revenue is offering a free training seminar about state sales tax issues at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 3 at 4420 Austin Bluffs Parkway.

The 90 minute seminar will include information about a variety of sales tax topics and a general review of all forms related to sales tax collection and remittance.

Participants will learn about sales tax licenses, trade names, how to collect sales tax, distinguishing sales and use tax and available electronic services.

Training materials are provided and no pre-registration is required. For more information, visit www.taxcolorado.com

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.

Urban Peak hosting building futures/lives event

Urban Peak Colorado Springs is hosting Building Futures Building Lives from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Antlers Hilton. The event honors the achievements of homeless and runaway youth.

Tickets are $55 per person. For more information, call Leigh Jordan at 630-3223.

Edward Jones hosting estate planning broadcast

Edward Jones investment representative Rick Tucker is hosting a broadcast entitled “Evolutionary or Revolutionary: The Changing Dynamics of Estate Planning” at noon Nov. 9 at 1130 N. Circle Drive, Suite 206.

The program provides information about charitable gifting as an estate tax reduction technique, how the estate tax exemption amount impacts estate and gift tax planning and how decisions impacting the gifting family limited partnership interests change the form and substance of gifting interests in a family business.

The course is approved for three continuing professional education credits for CPAs and accountants.

The cost is $50 and includes all course materials. Reservations are required. Call 578-9905.

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.