On the Horizon – February 25, 2011

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Feb. 26

Springs regional history competition

The final rounds of the Colorado Springs Regional National History Day competition are scheduled for 8 a.m. Feb. 26 at Palmer Hall and Tutt Science Center. Attendance is free.

March 1

Mayoral candidate forum for business leaders

A mayoral candidate forum for business leaders is scheduled from 5:15 to 7:45 p.m. March 1 at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St.

UCCS Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak will moderate the discussion  among six candidates, Steve Bach, Brian Bahr, Tom Gallagher, Buddy Gilmore, Dave Munger and Richard Skorman.

A networking reception with hors d’oeuvres and cash bar will follow the discussion.

The cost for attendance is $10 for students, $15 for those affiliated with event sponsors and $20 for those who are non-affiliated.

Visit mayorforum.mmecos.org for more information or to register.

March 3

Masterminds Networking

Colorado Springs Masterminds, a networking and business support group meets from 7:30 to 9 a.m. the first Thursday of every month at Canon National Bank, 518 N. Chelton Road.  The group allows businesses to share ideas and receive feedback from other business owners and managers. There is no cost to participate, a light  breakfast is served.   For more information call Chris or Dave at 632-4889.

March 10

Small Business Day at the Capitol

Colorado’s top policymakers will meet with the state’s small business leaders March 10 during Small Business Day at the state Capitol, starting at 8 a.m. in the Old Supreme Court Chambers.

House Speaker Frank McMulty will attend, and Senate President Brandon Shaffer and Gov. John Hickenlooper are invited. Other guests include Rep. Laura Bradford, as well as experts on business topics such as succession planning, drugs in the workplace and the state’s unemployment trust fund.

The keynote speaker will be Penn Fiffner of the Independence Institute.

Cost to attend is $20, which includes continental breakfast and lunch.

Go to www.nfib.org to sign up for the event, or to read the agenda for the day. For more information call Stephanie Wentz at (303) 860-7713.

March 11

Peak Venture Group Breakfast

The Peak Venture Group will hold a networking breakfast at 7 a.m. March 11 at the Garden of the Gods Club. Call (719) 439-2934 for more information.

March 12

Citizens Project Religious Freedom Institute

Citizens Project will hold the Citizens’ Religious Freedom Institute, a one-day seminar addressing how the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects religious freedom in public schools. The event is for teachers, students, parents, administrators, staff and school board members. The event scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.on the UCCS campus. The cost is $25 for general participants and $145 for those seeking in-service credit.

Call 520-9899 or visit www.citizensproject.org for more information.

March 15

Emotional Intelligence for Women in Business

Dr. Gina Hernez-Broome will present “EQ: Emotional Intelligence for Women in Business” to the American Business Women’s Association at 6 p.m. March 15 at the Clarion Hotel, 314 W. Bijou St. The cost for the program and dinner is $16 for ABWA members and $18 for non-members.

RSVP by calling (719) 591-2404.

March 22

Mayoral Forum (may include ballot measures)

A mayoral candidate forum is scheduled from 5:30 to 7 p.m. March 22 at Stargazers Theatre, 10 Parkside Drive.

The event is presented by Citizens Project and the Colorado Springs Independent, co-sponsored by 9to5, National Association of Working Women — Colorado, Artemis Women, Colorado Springs Branch NAACP, League of Women Voters of the Pikes Peak Region, Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains and the Women’s Resource Agency.

March 23

City Council Forum (may include ballot measures)

A city council candidates forum is scheduled from 5:30 to 7 p.m. March 22 at Stargazers Theatre, 10 Parkside Drive.

The event is presented by Citizens Project and the Colorado Springs Independent, co-sponsored by 9to5, National Association of Working Women — Colorado, Artemis Women, Colorado Springs Branch NAACP, League of Women Voters of the Pikes Peak Region, Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, and the Women’s Resource Agency.

April 2

Fashion to the Rescue

The Women’s Resource Agency  will present the 8th Annual Fashion to the Rescue event at 6 p.m. April 2 at the Antlers Hilton hotel. The event will include cocktails, dinner, a live auction and a fashion show featuring Colorado Springs firefighters and local volunteer models.

Tickets are $75 per person, and all proceeds benefit The Women’s Resource Agency.

Call  (719) 471-3170 for more information or to purchase tickets.

Pikes Peak Workforce Center

The Pikes Peak Workforce Center will hold the following workshops in February. There is no charge to attend, but attendees must register with Connecting Colorado, the state job search database, at www.connectingcolorado.com.

Workforce Center Orientation

9 or 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

CSI: Career Scene Investigation

1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays

A hands-on, exploration tools to survey interests, occupations, required training, wages, and labor market information for clues to your career plan.

Basic computer skills needed. To register, call (719) 667 -3790.

Federal Jobs: How to Apply

Feb. 23, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

This workshop provides hands-on help with complex Federal Job Application process. Register online at www.ppwfc.org for Veterans sessions.

Managing Stress

10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays

Learn tips and techniques for dealing with stress. No registration required. Walk-ins welcome.

Job Search: Interview Skills and Network Techniques

9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays

Interviewing begins with networking — both in person and online via social media. Learn techniques to mine for job leads, answer interview questions and negotiate salary. Register online at www.ppwfc.org or call (719) 667-3790.

Resume ‘Righting!’ — Resume and Portfolio Design

These sessions provide intermediate to advanced resume and portfolio guidance.

2 to 4 p.m. Mondays

10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays

Network Groups: Ongoing job search and support on trends and leads

Job Search Group: Mondays, 10 a.m. to noon. No registration required.

50+ Job Seekers Group: Thursdays, 11 a.m. to noon. No registration required.

Veterans: Regular sessions on Jan. 5 and 12, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Register online at www.ppwfc.org for the veteran’s session.