On the Horizon – 8/17/2007

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PPWFC networking groups and workshops

The Pikes Peak Workforce Center is offering the following networking groups and workshops this month.
There is no charge to attend, but registration is required at www.ppwfc.org. All workshops and networking groups are at the main office, 2306 Pikes Peak Ave.
Executive Group: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays
Professional Group: 10:30 a.m. to noon Wednesdays
50-plus Job Seekers: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays
Veterans: 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. first, second and fourth Wednesday
Job Match: Completing Your PPWFC Skills Profile — 10:30 a.m. to noon, Aug. 23 or 30. You might be missing calls for jobs. In-depth guidance for registering your skills in the PPWFC statewide, job-matching system.
Job Shop: Guided Job Search — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 21. Job search guidance and organization, including resume and portfolio development, job application, ads, networking, interviewing and negotiation.
Resume “Righting”: Resume and Portfolio Design — 9 to 10:30 a.m. Aug. 23 or 30. 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 — 2 to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 28. Explore a range of resources for starting a business, including legal issues to keep in mind, while weighing the pros and cons of working for yourself.

SCORE hosting workshops for entrepreneurs

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

  • Aug. 21, Penrose Library Adult Meeting Room
  • Sept. 11, Penrose Library Adult Meeting Room
  • Oct. 4, East Library Community Room
  • Oct. 23, Penrose Library Adult Meeting Room
  • Nov. 13, Penrose Library Adult Meeting Room
  • Dec. 4, East Library Community Room
  • Dec. 18, Penrose Library Adult Meeting Room

The Penrose Library is at 20 N. Cascade. The East Library is at 5550 N. Union Blvd.
The workshops are from 6:30 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.
Attendees also will be provide perspective about the risks and types of activity involved with owning a small business, the initial planning that should be done by anyone considering starting a small business and issues to consider before launching a business.
Registration is not necessary. For more information, call 636-3074 or visit www.coloradospringsscore.org/view_calendar.html

Revenue Dept. hosting statewide sales tax classes

The Colorado Department of Revenue Taxpayer Service Division conducts sales/use tax class throughout the state.
The classes include information about a variety of sales/use tax topics, a general review of forms related to sales/use taxes collection and remittance, and information about online services that assist businesses with tax collection and filing.
Training materials are provided, but because of seating limitations, reservations are required for most classes. Continuing professional education credits also are available.
For more information about sales/use tax seminars and other tax seminars offered by the Department of Revenue, visit www.taxseminars.state.co.us.

CNE hosting board training workshops

The Center for Nonprofit Excellence is hosting a board training workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 25.
The focus will be expectations for board services; the governance, financial and legal roles and responsibilities of board members; how effective boards operate; finding the right fit; and creating strong board/staff partnerships.
The cost is $35 for CNE members and $45 for non-members.
For more information or to register, visit www.cnecoloradosprings.org.

Children’s Literacy Center seeking volunteers

The Children’s Literacy Center is seeking volunteers to provide one-on-one tutoring in reading for two hours a week for 12 weeks.
Orientation and training are scheduled for 5:30 to 8 p.m. Aug. 28 and 29 at 2928 Straus Lane, Suite 100.
For more information call 471-8672 or e-mail Pamela@peakreader.org.

Alzheimer’s Association hosting Memory Walk

The Alzheimer’s Association’s annual Memory Walk is scheduled for Sept. 8 at America the Beautiful Park.
Nearly 1,500 people from El Paso, Teller, Elbert and Park counties are expected to participate.
The event is intended to raise awareness and money for Alzheimer’s care, support and research programs. More than $200 million has been raised by the walks.
To register or make a donation, visit coloradomemorywalk.org or call 266-8773.

Beacon of Hope hosting Freedom Walk

The Beacon of Hope Outreach Center is hosting the Operation Hope/America Supports You Freedom Walk at 10 a.m. Sept. 8 at Fort Carson.
The walk will commemorate 9/11, honor veterans and civil servants, celebrate freedom and show support for U.S. troops.
Admission to the 3.4-mile walk is free, but registration is required. Visit www.bhoc.us or call (303) 290-7412.