On the Horizon – 8/18/2006

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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 Aug. 19, 4545 Galley Road. Register at Ent.com/Seminars or call 550-6998.

Online Bill Pay, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 24, 7250 Campus Drive. Seating is limited. Register at Ent.com/Seminars or Call 550-6095.

A Woman’s Guide to Investing, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 24, 4545 Galley Road. Register at Ent.com/Seminars or call 550-6095.

Show Me the Money: Money Management for Teens, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 31, 4545 Galley Road. Register at Ent.com/Seminars or call 550-6095.

Workforce Development Month Career Fair on tap

The Pikes Peak Workforce Center is hosting a career fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 23 at the Sheraton Hotel, 2886 S. Circle Drive. The event will include a workshop about job search tactics at 9:20 a.m. and 2:20 p.m.

Companies that plan to attend include Add Staff, The Broadmoor, Cheyenne Mountain Resort, CLP Staffing Agency (construction), Colorado Christian University, Colorado Highway Patrol, Community Education Centers, Express Personnel, King Soopers, Manpower Inc., Modern Woodmen of America, Mosaic, Pennica Financial, Photo Stencil, Prime Inc., Safeway, several trade unions, the Army, the Navy Reserves, USAA Insurance Co. and World Financial Group.

Booth space is still available for companies that want to participate. Call Duke at 667-3839.

For express entry into the fair and to register to attend the workshop, job seekers should visit www.ppwfc.org/wdm.

Center for Nonprofit Excellence workshops

The Center for Nonprofit Excellence is hosting two workshops on Aug. 24 at the Penrose House, 1661 Mesa Ave.

Developing Your Message: The Case for Support, 9 a.m. to noon. Learn to develop a single message to use in making your case to potential donors.

Effective Grant Writing, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Learn the basics about successfully planning and implementing a grant writing program.

The cost is $35 per workshop for CNE members and $45 for non-members. Call 575-4341 for more information.

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 – Nov. 14

Peterson AFB – Nov. 1

Schriever AFB – Aug. 29 and Nov. 7

Library district offering business programs

The Pikes Peak Library District is offering the following business programs in September:

Minding Your Business, 8:30 a.m. Sept. 5 and 23 at the Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Learn about business resources available at the library during a free tour. Registration is not necessary. Call 389-8968 for more information.

Grantseeking for Nonprofit Organizations, 8 to 10 a.m. Sept. 7 in the Gates Computer Lab at the Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Learn to identify foundation and corporate giving programs using free online databases, including the Foundation Directory Online and the Colorado Grants Guide. Registration is required. Call 531-6333, ext. 2335 or e-mail lharrison@ppld.org.

Identity Theft Awareness, 7 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Briargate Branch, 9475 Briar Village Point. The program will provide information about how identity theft happens, who is vulnerable and the potential consequences of those affected.

Registration is not necessary. Call 260-6882 for more information.

State offering sales tax class

The Colorado Department of Revenue is offering a free training seminar about state sales tax issues from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Sept. 7 at 4420 Austin Bluffs Parkway.

The class will include information about sales tax licenses, trade names, how to collect sales tax, distinguishing sales and use tax, and available electronic services.

Training materials will be provided and pre-registration is not necessary.

For more information about this or other seminars hosted by the Department of Revenue, visit www.TaxColorado.com.

Catch up on your county curriculum this fall

El Paso County’s Citizen Outreach Group is accepting applications for the fall semester for the County Citizens’ College.

The seven-week program, which begins Sept. 18, is open to all residents of El Paso County. Classes are from 5:30 to 9 p.m. and will include information about county government, county programs – parks and infrastructure, planning and community development, health and human services, justice system and elected officials and offices.

Applications are available online at www.citizenscollege.com. Completed applications may be mailed to: El Paso County Citizens’ College, 27 E. Vermijo Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80903 or faced to 520-7383.

The deadline to submit an application is Aug. 25. There is no cost, but the program will be limited to 40 participants.

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.

Hispanic chamber hosting summer event

The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Colorado Springs his hosting its Summer Extravaganza from 4:30 to 10 p.m. Sept. 30 at the Sheraton Hotel.

The event will include a fashion show, casino games and dancing. The cost is $65 for individuals, $100 for couples and $550 for parties of 10.

For tickets, call 559-9300 or 460-1432.