On the Horizon – 6/16/2006

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Ent hosting several seminars

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

First-Time Home Buyers, 10 a.m. to noon, June 17, 4545 Galley Road. Register at Ent.com/seminars or call 550-6998.

Making Informed Investment Decisions, 6 to 7:30 p.m., June 21, 4545 Galley Road. Register at Ent.com/seminars or call 550-6095.

Give Yourself Credit: Preparing for Your First Loan, 10 a.m. to noon, June 24, 4545 Galley Road. Register at Ent.com/seminars or call 550-6095.

Frauds and Scams: If it Sounds too Good to be True, it Probably Is, 6 to 7:30 p.m., June 27, 4545 Galley Road. Register at Ent.com/seminars or call 550-6095.

Hotel, lodging opportunities available

The Pikes Peak Workforce Center and the hotel and lodging industry will be conducting an information session and interviews for the American Hotel & Lodging Skills, Tasks and Results Training at 10 a.m. June 20 at the center’s main office, 2306 E. Pikes Peak Ave.

START, which was developed by the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute, is a curriculum that gives students the knowledge and skills needed for a long-term career in the lodging industry.

If accepted into the program, students will receive training for positions including front desk, reservations, housekeeping, bell services, restaurant service, and banquet setup and service. Classes begin July 21 and last for 12 weeks. Candidates must meet eligibility requirements to participate in the program.

To register, or for more information, visit www.ppwfc.org, click job seekers, then hiring events.

Emergency response training on tap

The Town of Monument Police Department and the Tri-Lakes Monument Fire Department are hosting the first Tri-Lakes area Citizen Emergency Response team training from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. June 22 and 23, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 24.

The training consists of 16 hours of instruction and includes a practical exercise. Topics that will be covered include disaster preparedness, fire safety, disaster medical operations, light search and rescue, disaster psychology and terrorism.

Registration is free; call 481-3253. The minimum age to participate is 18.

State holding wage withholding class

The Colorado Department of Revenue, in conjunction with the Internal Revenue Service, is offering a free seminar about wage withholding from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 23 at 1881 Pierce St., Room 110, Lakewood.

The course 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. To register, send full name, date of session and phone number to taxtraining@spike.dor.state.co.us or call (303) 205-8299.

For more information, visit www.TaxColorado.com.

SBA hosting small business security workshop

The Small Business Administration, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National Institute of Standards and Technology are hosting a workshop about computer security from 8 a.m. to noon June 26 at Pikes Peak Community College, 5675 S. Academy Blvd.

Topics of discussion will include security risks facing small businesses and security tools and techniques available to combat those risks.

Space is limited to the first 200 registrants. Register by calling 262-3844, ext. 105, or e-mail colorado@sba.gov.

Junior League hosting membership info nights

The Junior League of Colorado Springs is hosting membership information nights from 6:30 to 8 p.m. June 27, July 13 and July 24. The locations of the meetings have not been determined.

The Junior League is a women’s volunteer organization that has been addressing community needs for more than 80 years. The group has founded and fostered organizations and events such as Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, CASA, Court Care, Safe Kids, Ronald McDonald House, Children’s Literacy Center and the Care Fair health fair.

To RSVP, or for more information, call 632-3855 or visit www.jlcoloradosprings.org.

Start Your Own Business SCORE workshop

SCORE, Service Corps of Retired Executives, will host a free workshop, “Should You Start Your Own Business,” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 27 at Penrose Library, Adult Meeting Room. Registration is not necessary.

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.

Conservatory offering summer sessions

The Colorado Springs Conservatory will have its Summer Session 2006 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from June 27 to July 23 at 1430 N. Hancock Ave.

The program provides intensive study for young musicians and theater students ages 8-19. Tuition depends on the program, and scholarships are available.

For more information, call 577-4556 or visit www.coloradospringsconservatory.org.

SCORE offering workshops for military personnel

The Colorado Springs SCORE chapter is offering “Starting a Small Business” workshops for members of the military.

The four-hour course is designed to answer the basic questions for people leaving the service and starting a small business.

The presentation includes discussions about the advantages and disadvantages of starting from scratch, purchasing a franchise or buying an existing business. While the information is an important first step, it does not replace the need to seek legal and accounting advice for concerns unique to an individual business.

Registration is done through the Family Support Center at each base or post. The cost is $15 per participant. Additional information is available by calling the SCORE office at 636-3074.

Programs are scheduled from 8 a.m. to noon at the following locations:

Fort Carson – Aug. 8 and Nov. 14

Peterson Air Force Base – Aug. 2 and Nov. 1

Schriever Air Force Base – Aug. 29 and Nov. 7