On the Horizon – March 4, 2011

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March 8

Minding your business

A free class about the resources that Pikes Peak Library District has to help start or grow your business is scheduled from 8:30 — 10 a.m. on March 8 at the Penrose Library downtown.

Call 531-6333, ext. 2335 to register.

March 9

How to hire your first employee

Ent Federal Credit Union will host a free class about hiring from 1 to 4 p.m. March 9 at 7350 Campus Drive on the second floor.

Receive step by step guidance on finding employees, how much to pay, navigating red tape like payroll taxes and benefits and becoming the boss.

Call (719) 574-1100 ext 6670 or 800-525-9623 ext 6670 to RSVP. Please include name, telephone number and number of attendees.

March 10

Nonprofit workshop

Participants will be introduced to the practical application of the principles in Jim Collins’ “manifesto” Good to Great for the Social Sectors. We will explore each concept and offer useful tips for creating pockets of greatness throughout your organization by fostering leadership, creating clarity, and establishing a practice of focus and discipline. Registration is required.

The class is scheduled from 8 to 10 a.m. March 10 at the Penrose Library.

Call 531-6333, ext. 2335 to register.

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.

Understanding long-term care insurance

Ent Federal Credit Union will host a free class about insurance from 6 to 7:30 p.m. March 10 at Galley Service Center, 4545 Galley Road.

This seminar will discuss the definition of long-term care, general costs and who pays the costs. Presented by Lisa Hietala from the Colorado Senior Insurance Assistance office.

Call (719) 574-1100 ext 6670 or 800-525-9623 ext 6670 to RSVP. Please include name, telephone number and number of attendees.

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.

Women’s Express Network monthly luncheon

The Colorado Springs Women’s Express Network monthly luncheon is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. March 11 at the Garden of the Gods Club.

For more information visit www.cswen.org or call Becky Hume at (719) 632-4410.

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 19

Minding Your Business

A free class about the resources that Pikes Peak Library District has to help start or grow your business is scheduled from 8:30 — 10 a.m. on March 8 at the Penrose Library downtown.

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.