On the Horizon – 3/24/2006

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Ent Federal Credit Union hosting seminar

Ent Federal Credit Union is hosting the following seminar:

Building a Home: Help from the Ground Up – 10 a.m. to noon, March 25, 4545 Galley Road. Register at Ent.com or call 550-6998.

State offering seminar for construction contractors

The Colorado Department of Revenue is sponsoring a free tax seminar for construction contractors from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 28 and 31 at 1881 Pierce St., Room 110, Denver.

The course will include information about Colorado sales/use tax statues and regulations, industry specific tax exemptions, tax filing requirements, tax exempt organizations and tax issues or problems unique to the construction industry.

Training materials will be provided and Continued Professional Education credits are available. However, space is limited and reservations are required.

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.

Wine tasting
will benefit Easter Seals

A wine tasting benefiting Easter Seals Southern Colorado is scheduled for 7 to 9 p.m. April 1 in the Centennial Ballroom at Cheyenne Mountain Resort.

The cost of the event is $50 per person, and attendees are encouraged to bring a bottle of their best wine for the silent auction.

For more information, call 574-9002.

EDC hosting luncheon with Space Foundation CEO

The Greater Colorado Springs Economic Development Corp. is hosting a luncheon at noon April 4 at The Broadmoor’s main ballroom about “Making Colorado Springs the Center of the Space Universe.”

The keynote speaker will be Elliot G. Pulham, president and CEO of the Space Foundation.

The deadline to RSVP is 5 p.m. March 29. To pre-pay using a credit card, visit www.coloradoprings.org, click on publications, then purchase and scroll to the bottom of the page and select the event.

To register and pay at the door, visit

Red Cross hosting ‘Heroes’ luncheon

The American Red Cross Pikes Peak Chapter is hosting a Heroes Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 4 at Cheyenne Mountain Resort, 3225 Broadmoor Valley Road.

The Heroes Campaign is a fundraiser to support local services, including disaster relief, emergency communications services for active military members and their families, international social services, and preparedness and life-saving classes such as CPR and first aid.

The cost is $40. To RSVP, call 785-2724 by March 31.

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.

  • 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.

State offering sales tax class

The Colorado Department of Revenue is offering free training about state sales tax issues from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 7 at 1881 Pierce St., Room 110, in Lakewood.

The seminar will include an introduction to sales and use tax statutes and regulations, types of sales tax licenses and application form, sales tax collection and the difference between sales and use tax, how to file a sales tax return and available electronic services.

Pre-registration is required. Send your reservation request to taxtraining@spike.dor.state.co.us or call (303) 205-8299.

For more information, visit www.TaxColorado.com.

Export assistance available to food companies

The Colorado Department of Agriculture is hosting two seminars for agricultural producers and food companies about how to market products internationally.

A Branded Program seminar is scheduled for April 20 at CDA headquarters in Lakewood. Information will be available about federal matching funds programs to offset costs involved in attending foreign trade shows, advertising and other promotional expenses. Last year, 14 Colorado companies received more than $567,000 in export promotion assistance.

On April 21, Will Spurgeon, the CDA’s visiting trade specialist, will be available for one-on-one counseling and will provide tips about entering foreign markets. Companies will receive an export readiness kit that contains international marketing guides and books to start an export reference library.

Space at both events is limited.

For more information, visit www.coloradoagriculture.com or call Timothy Larsen at (303) 239-4118.