On the Horizon – 5/11/2007

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PWC 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 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 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 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

BBB hosting series of communication seminars

The Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado is hosting a year-long series 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:

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

Dec. 6 — Corporation Connections: Networking, partnering, contact spheres, power teams, interfacing

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, July 31 and Nov. 13. Call Leonardo Martinez at 526-1002 or 526-0394 to register.

Peterson Air Force Base, 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.

SCORE hosting workshops for prospective entrepreneurs

The Service Corps of Retired Executives is hosting free workshops entitled “Should you start your own business” on the following dates:

May 29, East Library Community Room

June 19, Penrose Library Adult Meeting Room

The Penrose Library is at 20 N. Cascade Ave. The East Library is at 5550 N. Union Blvd.

The workshops are from 6 to 8:30 p.m. and will include information about the rewards of starting a small business, the attributes of a successful entrepreneur, business planning (including how to determine your cash requirements), and the legal form of your business entity.

Registration is not necessary. For more information, call 636-3074 or visit www.coloradospringsscore.org.

Volunteer Center hosting Volunteer Day event

Colorado Springs volunteers will be honored during a luncheon from 11:30 to 1 p.m. May 15 at the Sheraton Hotel as part of Volunteer Day.

In addition to the President’s Volunteer Service Award, categories of awards include youth (individual and group), adult (individual and group), leadership, military (individual and group) and corporate.

To register for the luncheon, visit www.cnecoloradosprings.org.

CSHRA hosting networking luncheon

The Colorado Springs Human Resources Association is hosting a networking luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 16 at the Silverwood Hotel, 505 Popes Bluff Trail.

The discussion topic will be “Minimum Wage, Employment at Will and the Colorado Youth Employment Opportunity Act — Title 8.”

The cost is $15 for members and $23 for non-members.

RSVP to Suzanne Norris at 531-3400, ext. 1094.

CASA hosting open house for volunteers

Find out how you can become “a child’s voice in court” at an open house hosted by Court Appointed Special Advocates from 5:30 to 7 p.m. May 23 at 701 S. Cascade Ave.

No legal background in needed.

For more information, call Lori Jenness at 447-9898, ext. 1008, or visit www.casappr.org.