On the Horizon – 1/20/2006

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Job fair for Katrina evacuees

The Pikes Peak Workforce Center and the Pikes Peak Support Alliance are hosting a job fair for people displaced by Hurricane Katrina and others seeking work in the Pikes Peak region from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 25 at the workforce center’s main office, 2306 E. Pikes Peak Ave.

Job seekers should register at www.ppwfc.org by clicking on job seekers, and then clicking on hiring events and job fairs.

The following companies are planning to attend the job fair to interview and accept applications: Pizza Hut, Manpower, Premiere Global Services, The Broadmoor, Advantage Logistics, City of Colorado Springs, Clear Channel Communications, Bank of America, Xanthus Higher Education, Schwan’s Home Delivery, Champion Cleaners, Add Staff and Staffing Solutions.

Department of Revenue offering sales tax classes

The Colorado Department of Revenue is offering free training seminars about state sales tax issues.

The classes are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 27 at 1881 Pierce St., Room 110 in Lakewood and 2:30 p.m. Feb. 2 at 4420 Austin Bluffs Parkway in Colorado Springs.

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

Training materials are provided and no pre-registration is necessary.

For more information on this or any other tax seminar offered by the department, visit www.taxcolorado.com.

Start Your Own Business SCORE workshops for 2006

SCORE, Service Corps of Retired Executives, has announced the schedule for its free workshop, “Should You Start Your Own Business,” for the first half of 2006. All workshops are from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and registration is not necessary.

  • Feb. 6: Penrose Library, Adult Meeting Room
  • Feb. 27: Penrose Library, Adult Meeting Room
  • March 20: East Library, Community Room
  • April 4: Penrose Library, Adult Meeting Room
  • April 25: Penrose Library, Adult Meeting Room
  • May 16: East Library, Community Room
  • June 6: Penrose Library, Adult Meeting Room
  • June 27: Penrose Library, Adult Meeting Room

The workshop will include information about how to access and evaluate your business ideas, how to assess your risks and management skills while setting realistic expectations, funding realities for a start up, marketing considerations – such as demand, customers and competition, the business plan – describing your business, the marketing plan, the financial plan and why you need one, and how SCORE counselors can help with the process.

For more information, call the SCORE office at 636-3074.

Library hosting business, legal programs

The Pikes Peak Library District is hosting the following program in January:

Minding Your Business: Learn about business resources available at the library by attending a free tour at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 26 at the Penrose Library. Registration is not necessary. Call 531-6333, ext. 2308, for more information.

Snow shoe, winter photography clinic on tap

The Catamount Institute and REI are presenting the Snow Shoe Essentials and Winter Photography Clinic from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Jan. 26 at the REI store, 1376 E. Woodmen Road.

Participants will learn the basics of snow shoeing and gear selection, as well as how to take nature photographs during the winter months.

A snow shoe hike and photo safari/winter ecology outing are scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Catamount Institute’s mountain campus.

The cost of the two-session class is $20 for institute and REI members and $25 for non-members. To register, call 471-0910 ext. 105 or send an e-mail programs@catamountinstitute.org.

State 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. Feb. 17 at 1881 Pierce St., Room 110, in Lakewood.

The seminar will include information about federal and state wage withholding regulations, forms instruction, Department of Labor requirements and 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.

For more information, visit www.TaxColorado.com.

Ent hosting seminars next month

Ent Federal Credit Union is hosting the following seminars in February:

Planning for the Future: Trusts, Investments and Insurance – 6 to 8 p.m., Feb. 9, 4545 Galley Road. Register at Ent.com or call 550-6095.

Online Bill Pay – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Feb. 13, 7250 Campus Drive. Seating is limited. Register at Ent.com or call 550-6095.

Getting Your Affairs in Order: Wills and Other Important Documents Everyone Needs – 6 to 7:30 p.m., Feb. 23, 4545 Galley Road. Register at Ent.com or call 550-6095.