On the Horizon – 11/4/2005

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Landlords, investors group holding monthly meeting

The Pikes Peak Landlords & Investors Group is holding its monthly meeting from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave.

Call Terry Mikesell at 593-8788 for more information.

Advertising Federation hosting ‘networking’ meeting

The Pikes Peak Advertising Federation is hosting a meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 9 at Phantom Canyon Brewing Co.

The meeting is open to business professionals and college students. The featured speaker is Amanda Mitchell from the University of Phoenix. She will explain the secrets of professional networking during a presentation entitled “Networking is Better than Not Working.”

The cost is $25 for PPAF or AWRT members and students and $35 for non-members.

To register, contact Kevin Kearns at 487-8512 or Kevin@ppaf.org.

BBB hosting 2006 EICS awards meeting

The Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado is holding a meeting for companies interested in participating in the 2006 Excellence in Customer Service Awards from 8 to 10 a.m. Nov. 10 at 25 N. Wahsatch.

Companies based in the Colorado Springs area who would like to apply or be a sponsor of the EICS Awards are encouraged to attend.

The awards are based on the same criteria used in the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award. The BBB created the awards 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 were the 2005 award recipients.

RSVP by contacting Blair Reeves at 636-5076, ext. 100, or blairr@bbbsc.org.

University of Phoenix hosting national enrollment meeting

The University of Phoenix is inviting adults interested in advancing their skills and career to its inaugural National Enrollment Meeting at 6 p.m. Nov. 10 at 5725 Mark Dabling Blvd. and 2864 S. Circle Drive.

Prospective students will be able to ask questions, explore academic possibilities and gather information from university representatives.

For more information, call 599-5282.

B&B innkeeper and aspiring workshop on tap

Bed & Breakfast Innkeepers of Colorado Association is holding its 19th annual conference Nov. 13-14 in Cripple Creek.

The event will feature information for aspiring innkeepers about “Making a Sure Bet on Your Innkeeping Future” and a presentation entitled “Stacking the Odds for Inn Success.”

The cost for attendees ranges from $50 to $90 plus room rate. Call Debbie at 684-2521 or visit www.innsofcolorado.org for more information.

Simulated crisis communication event

Public relations professionals will put their crisis communication training to the test during a simulated event from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Tesla Educational Opportunity Center, 2560 International Circle, Room 110-111.

Attendees will be assigned to a group focused on a particular aspect of a simulated crisis and put to the task of fact gathering, message development and presentation during a closing simulated press conference with local media questioning attendees. The event is being hosted by 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.

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. No. 10.

Rocky Mountain Inventor’s Association meeting

The Rocky Mountain Inventor’s Association is holding a meeting from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Pikes Peak Library District Penrose Branch Adult Meeting Room, 20 N. Cascade Ave.

The meeting is free and open to the public.

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. 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.

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

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.

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

Edward Jones hosting championship broadcasts

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.

Department of Revenue offering 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.