On the Horizon – 10/28/2005

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Ent Federal Credit Union hosting seminar
Ent Federal Credit Union is hosting the following seminar this month:
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.
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 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
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 ninety 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
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.
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.
Championship broadcasts, estate planning on tap
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.
On Nov. 8, Gail Fernandez is hosting a broadcast entitled “See What Your Goals and National Championships Have in Common” at 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. at 21 E. Monument St., Suite A.
The broadcast features an interview with football coach Lou Holtz.
Fort Carson advisory 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.
DOR offering wage withholding class
The Department of Revenue is offering a free training seminar about wage withholding tax from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 18 at 1881 Pierce St., Room 110, Lakewood.
The six-hour seminar will include information about a variety of wage withholding related topics and will be the last training class until February.
Training materials are provided and Continuing Professional Education credits are available, but space is limited.
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.
Fundraising professionals hosting annual symposium
Fundraising professionals can learn new ways to increase their organization’s impact and effectively maximize income during an event from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 15 at Colorado College’s Bemis Great Hall.
The Southern Colorado Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals is hosting its annual fall symposium, the Quantum Leap Program. The event features Tom Suddes, an expert fundraising entrepreneur and international speaker.
Tickets are $75 for AFP members and guests, $95 for non-members and $50 for students. The cost for a table of eight is $500.
Registration and ticket information is available at www.blacktie-colorado.com