On the Horizon – 10/6/2006

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Ent hosting several seminars this month

Ent Federal Credit Union is hosting the following free seminars during October:

Medicare Facts and Options, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Oct. 12, 4545 Galley Road. Register at Ent.com/Seminars or call 550-6095.

A Woman’s Guide to Investing, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Oct. 12, 4545 Galley Road. Register at Ent.com/Seminars or call 550-6095.

Budgeting Basics, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Oct. 17, 4545 Galley Road, south entrance. Register at Ent.com/Seminars or call 550-6095.

Great Wheels, Smart Deals: Buying and Financing the Car You Want, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Oct. 24, 4545 Galley Road, south entrance. Register at Ent.com/Seminars or call 550-6095.

Reverse Mortgages, 10 a.m. to noon, Oct. 27, 4545 Galley Road. Register at Ent.com/Seminars or call 550-6998.

First-Time Home Buyers, 10 a.m. to noon, Oct. 28, 4545 Galley Road. Register at Ent.com/Seminars or call 550-6998.

Public invited to Land Development Code hearing

The El Paso County Board of Commissioners will consider the adoption of the revised Land Development Code on Oct. 12. The meeting begins at 9 a.m. in the third floor hearing room at the County Office Building, 27 E. Vermijo Ave.

The Land Development Code provides the zoning, subdivision and development regulations for the county, and complements the Engineering Criteria Manual.

The Final Hearing Draft of the code is available for review at www.elpasoco.com, the offices of the Development Services Department, 2880 International Circle, and the Board of County Commissioners, 27 E. Vermijo Ave.

To find out more about the revised Land Development Code, contact Mark Gebhart at 520-6323 or visit www.elpasoco.com and click “current topics.”

Signature Chefs to benefit March of Dimes

The 14th Annual Signature Chefs Gala is scheduled for 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 25 in the Colorado Ballroom at Cheyenne Mountain Resort.

The event is a fundraiser for the March of Dimes of Colorado Springs. Money raised will help promote research and programs for premature births.

In addition to food samplings from nearly two dozen area chefs, there will be a silent and live auction.

Individual tickets are $100; corporate tables are $1,500.

For more information, contact Ann Giambalvo at 439-2564 or Shannon Brinias at 649-8989.

Junior League hosting annual Fall Fling

The Junior League of Colorado Springs is hosting its annual Fall Fling at 7 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Norris Penrose Event Center, 1045 W. Rio Grand.

Proceeds from the event, which will include dining, a silent auction and entertainment, will support CARE Fair, the league’s free health fair for uninsured children.

Tickets are $50. For more information, call 632-3855 or visit www.jlcsfallfling.org.

Best-selling author tops bill at small business workshop

The U.S. Small Business Administration, SCORE and IBM are hosting a free small business workshop from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Oct. 13 at the PPA Events Center, 2105 Decatur St., Denver.

The keynote speaker will be Doug Lennick, a New York Times best-selling author, consultant to Fortune 500 companies and former vice president of American Express. He will discuss how to increase your company’s bottom line and organizational performance by creating a value system, culture and success oriented business environment.

Participants are required to register in advance at www.scoredenver.org by Oct. 6.

Call (303) 844-3985 for more information.

U.S.-India business forum on tap

The Colorado Springs Office of International Affairs and the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce are hosting a forum about the issues that small and medium-sized companies face when doing business with India at 8 a.m. Oct. 20 at the Penrose House, 1661 Mesa Ave.

The half-day event, which is being presented by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the U.S.-India Business Council, will feature information about market access and compliance, intellectual property, distribution and trading rights.

The cost is $50 and includes lunch.

Reservations must be paid in advance, and can be made at www.coloradospringschamber.org and clicking on “Calendar of Events,” or by calling 575-4394.

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 –Nov. 7

Emergency response training available

Citizens Emergency Response Training is scheduled for 6 to 10 p.m. Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 2 at the LDS Church, 950 W. Highway 105 in Monument.

Participants will receive training about how to protect themselves and their families in case of a disaster or natural hazard.

To register, call the Monument Police Department at 481-3253.