On the Horizon – 4/27/2007

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PPWC hosting networking groups, workshops

The Pikes Peak Workforce Center has announced its May schedule for networking groups and workshops.

All events will take place at the PPWC main office, 2306 E. Pikes Peak Ave.

There is no charge to attend but registration is required. Register at www.ppwfc.org by clicking on the job seeker icon and then workshops.

Job Shop: Guided Job Search: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 1, 15 or 29 — A comprehensive program of intensive job search guidance and organization, including resume and portfolio development, job application, ads, networking, interview and negotiation.

Resume “Righting!” — Resume and Portfolio Design: 2 to 3:30 p.m. May 3, 10, 17, 24 or 31 — This session provides resume and portfolio basics and is designed for those urgently needing a resume update or as a head-start for Job Shop.

Self Employment: The Driver’s Seat: 10 to 11 a.m. May 8 or 22 — Explore a range of resources for starting a business, including legal issues to keep in mind.

Executive Group: 10 a.m. to noon, Wednesdays

Professional Group: 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesdays

Over-55 Job Seekers: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesdays

Veterans: 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., first, second and fourth Wednesdays

Junior League hosting Trash & Treasure event

The 31st Annual Junior League Trash & Treasure Rummage Sale will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 5 at City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St.

Admission is $5 before noon. The sale will close from noon to 1 p.m. for clean-up. After 1 p.m., all items will be half price and there is no admission charge.

The Junior League also is hosting a kick-off bash for the event from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. May 3 at The Paradox Lounge, 528 S. Tejon St.

Tickets are $10 and include a fashion show and hors d’oeuvres. There will be a cash bar.

Proceeds from Trash & Treasure benefit the league’s CARE Fair, which provides free back-to-school health care for uninsured and underinsured children.

For more information, visit www.jlcoloradosprings.org or call 632-3855.

BBB hosting communication seminars

The Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado is hosting a series of seminars to help businesses improve their communication skills. Called “Sweet Talk,” the series will feature communication experts who will share techniques and information about enhancing the communication process.

The seminars are from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. in the Adult Reading Room of the Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. The cost is $15 for BBB members and $20 for non-members if paid in advance, and $25 for members and $30 for non-members if paid at the door.

To purchase tickets or for more information, contact Debbie Montoya at 636-5076, ext. 115, or debbiem@bbbsc.org.

Dates and topics include:

  • May 3 — Consider it Sold: Perfecting your public speaking skills
  • June 7 — Branding Iron: Branding your company
  • Aug. 2 — Customer Love: Keys to great customer service
  • Sept. 6 — Perfect PR: How to make media relations work for you
  • Oct. 4 — Sensei Skills: Mastering your presentation, how to research and develop your content, and Internet tech wonders
  • Nov. 1 — Take the Lead: Leadership, motivating, managing, role modeling

Workshops for military entrepreneurs

The Service Corps of Retired Executives is hosting workshops for military personnel who are considering leaving the service and starting a small business. The cost is $15 per participant or couple.

The presentation will include information about starting a business from scratch, purchasing a franchise and buying an existing business.

The workshops are from 8 a.m. to noon at the following locations:

  • Fort Carson, May 8, July 31 and Nov. 13. Call Leonardo Martinez at 526-1002 or 526-0394 to register.
  • Peterson Air Force Base, May 2, Aug. 1 and Nov. 7. Call Susan Golden at 556-6141 or 556-6323 to register.
  • Schriever Air Force Base, May 15, Aug. 28 and Nov. 20. Call Andrea Hernandez at 567-7340 or 567-7378 to register.
  • For more information, call the SCORE office at 636-3074.

Ranchlands Learning Center hosting Ride the Range

Ranchlands Learning Center at Chico Basin Ranch is hosting Ride the Range — It’s for the Birds, a benefit bike ride and tour, on May 5.

Proceeds from the ride will benefit environmental programs at the ranch, including the Rocky Mountain bird Observatory’s Bird Banding Station.

Early registration is $35 for adults, $75 for families with children 12 and younger and $20 for students 13 to 17. The fee is $5 more for those signing up the day of the event.

For more information, visit www.chicobasinranch.com or call Kim at 683-7960 or Linda at 576-7787.

Fort Carson Restoration advisory meeting

The Fort Carson Restoration Advisory Board is meeting at 6:30 p.m. May 10 at the Elkhorn Catering and Conference Center, Building 7300, on the post.

Information will be available about a variety of ongoing site cleanup projects.

For more information, call 526-8004.