On the Horizon – 7/7/2006

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Landlords, investors group meeting

The Pikes Peak Landlords & Investors Group will have its monthly meeting from 6:30 to 9 p.m. July 11 at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock.

For more information, call Terry Mikesell at 593-8788.

Junior League hosting membership info nights

The Junior League of Colorado Springs is hosting membership information nights from 6:30 to 8 p.m. July 13 and July 24.

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 location info, call 632-3855 or visit www.jlcoloradosprings.org.

Ent Federal Credit Union hosting seminars

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

First-Time Home Buyers, 10 a.m. to noon, July 15, 4545 Galley Road. Register at Ent.com/Seminars or call 550-6998.

Online Bill Pay, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., July 19, 7250 Campus Drive. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Register at Ent.com/Seminars or call 550-6095.

Ten Estate Planning Pitfalls to Avoid, 6 to 7:30 p.m., July 20, 4545 Galley Road, south entrance. Register at Ent.com/Seminars or call 550-6095.

Investing During Retirement: Making the Most of Your Assets, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., July 21, 4545 Galley Road. Register at Ent.com/Seminars or call 550-6095.

Building a Home: Help from the Ground Up, 10 a.m. to noon, July 22, 4545 Galley Road. Register at Ent.com/Seminars or call 550-6998.

Great Wheels, Smart Deals: Buying and Financing the Car You Want, 6 to 7:30 p.m., July 27, 4545 Galley Road, south entrance. Register at Ent.com/Seminars or call 550-6095.

Reverse Mortgages, 10 a.m. to noon, July 29, 4545 Galley Road. Register at Ent.com/Seminars or call 550-6998.

Chamber, EDC leadership program available

The Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and the Colorado Springs Economic Development Corp. are teaming with the Catamount Institute to present Dynamic Change Leader on July 20.

The one-day seminar uses nature as a classroom to teach participants that their businesses are systems, allowing leaders to shape change, not be controlled by it. Systems thinking enables uses to analyze and minimize risk, discover untapped strengths and resources, avoid repeat mistakes, anticipate the broad impact of decisions and foresee trends that create opportunity.

The program is limited to 30 participants. The cost for chamber members and friends of the EDC is $450.

For more information, or to register, call 417-0910, ext. 106.

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 AFB – Aug. 2 and Nov. 1

Schriever AFB – Aug. 29 and Nov. 7

City accepting applications for Citizens’ Academy

The City of Colorado Springs is accepting applications for its Citizens’ Academy, a series of eight sessions designed to improve understanding about municipal government, residents’ role in government and to develop a pool of knowledgeable individuals for openings on boards and commissions.

The sessions begin Sept. 6, and the deadline to apply is Aug. 3.

Applications are available at SpringsGov.com. For more information, visit the Web site or contact Monique Caterina at 385-5345 or mcaterina@springsgov.com.

Experience the Springs accepting registrations

Leadership Pikes Peak is hosting its Experience the Springs class on Sept 27 and 28.

Participants will learn about the local arts scene, the pubic education system, Colorado Springs history, the inner workings of local government, the state of the regional economy and the challenges faced by human services agencies. The program will include tours of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Pioneer’s Museum, City Hall, the Salvation Army New Hope Center and the Carnegie Library.

The cost of the program is $250, and the registration deadline is Sept. 20.

To receive a brochure or to register, call 632-2618 or e-mail llp@leadershippikespeak.org.