On the Horizon – June 10, 2011

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June 11

Free frozen yogurt to benefit March of Dimes

LuLu’s Frozen Yogurt will give free dishes of frozen yogurt from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 11 at their store, 9475 Briar Village Point.

The purpose of the event is to raise donation money and awareness for March of Dimes. All donations will go to support the MOD of Colorado Springs.

For more information, call Teri Lucero, (719) 371-7457.

Minding Your Business

The Pikes Peak Library will host a class about starting or growing a business from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at the Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. The class covers print sources, electronic databases and websites that will locate information on industry, competition, vendors, financials, marketing and demographics.

Register by calling 531-6333, ext. 2308.

June 17

Funding Your Business

The Small Business Development Center will host a class for businesses looking for money to start or expand their business. Taught by a local banker, topics include business loans over $100K, micro loans, and SBA loans. The seminar will also explain the lending process and what lenders are looking for; organizing your loan proposal; how to negotiate a loan; identifying internal and external sources of money; and differentiating between equity and debt financing.

Register by calling 255-3844.

Jobs Renaissance Forum

The Southern Colorado Economic Forum and the Coalition for a Prosperous America will host a the Jobs Renaissance Forum from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 17 at the new Goodwill Campus (former ITT plant), 1460 Garden of the Gods Road.

The interactive forum will consider how the city can create and recapture thousands of jobs.

Advance registration is required at http://www.jobsrenaissance.com/. The cost to attend is $35 and includes a continental breakfast, barbecue lunch and beer.

June 21

Minding Your Business

The Pikes Peak Library will host a class about starting or growing a business from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at the Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. The class covers print sources, electronic databases and websites that will locate information on industry, competition, vendors, financials, marketing and demographics.

Register by calling 531-6333, ext. 2308.

June 23

Summer Social

The Peak Venture Group will host a summer social from 5 to 7 p.m. June 23 at Southside Johnny’s. Attendance is free.

Grant proposal writing basics

The Pikes Peak Library will host an introduction to the fundamentals of grant proposal writing for nonprofits from 8 to 9:30 a.m. June 23 at the Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave.

To register, call 531-6333, x2335.

June 25

Salvation Army 5K Run/Walk for Hope

The 3rd Annual Salvation Army 5K Run/Walk for Hope is scheduled for 9 a.m. June 25 at The Flying Horse Barefoot Park, 2324 Diamond Creek Drive.

A donation of $35 is suggested. A free T-shirt and water bottle will be offered to participants.

All proceeds benefit The Salvation Army. Call 884-1050 for more or register at www.TSACS.org

Pikes Peak Workforce Center

The Pikes Peak Workforce Center holds the following workshops on a regular basis. 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 667 -3790.

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