On the Horizon – July 15, 2011

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July 19

Insurance basics class

The Mountain States Employers Council will hold a meeting from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 19 at Cheyenne Mountain Resort to discuss health insurance exchanges, employer-based insurance and wellness plans.

The group normally holds members-only meetings, but has opened this one to all businesses in Colorado Springs.

July 20

Rising Professionals – Professional Development Luncheon

The Chamber Rising Professionals will host Dr. Regina Lewis as she presents Standing On The Shoulders Of Others To See The Authentic Leader In You.

She is currently the Department Chair of the Communications Department, Assistant Dean of Communications, Humanities and Technical Studies, and director of the Women’s Forum at Pikes Peak Community College. She holds a doctorate in Philosophy of Educational Leadership, Research, and Policy.

Call 531-6333 to register.

Event registration will close 24 hours before the event. Walk ins are welcome but meals are not guaranteed. Cancellations must be made 24 hours before the event to receive a refund.

July 21

Meeting about electric buses

Dr. Bruce Johnson of American Electric Vehicles will give a technical presentation about electric buses and the fact that Palmer Lake is the world headquarters for electric bus manufacturing.

The event is sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electrionic Engineers is scheduled from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Pikes Peak Community College room W101.

Attendance to the meeting is free but limited to the first 100 who register online. Visit http://ieee.org/go/pikes-peak-section

July 23

Minding Your Business

The Pikes Peak Library District will host a class about running a business from 8:30 to 10 a.m.

Learn how to do research on your competition, vendors and target market, everything you need to know to write a business plan, find financing, marketing, demographics and more.

Call 531-6333 for more information.

July 28

Grant-seeking for Nonprofits

The Pikes Peak Library District will host a class about grant-seeking for nonprofits from 8 to 10 a.m.

Learn how to identify foundation and corporate giving programs using free online databases accessible through the Pikes Peak Library District. Successfully search the Foundation Directory Online, the Colorado Grants Guide, and other online databases. Registration is required. Call Amy Rodda at 531-6333, x2335 to register.

July 27

City class on sales and use tax basics

The City of Colorado Springs will offering a free class about sales and use tax from 9 to 11 a.m. July 27 at the City Administration Building, 30 S. Nevada Ave.

The class will cover some of the basics of the City Sales Tax Code and will help individuals understand how sales and use tax impacts businesses in the City of Colorado Springs. Attendees will learn how to prepare and file sales and use tax returns.

Call 385-5903 to RSVP.

Aug. 10

Ent seminar

Ent Federal Credit Union will host a seminar from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 10 at 7350 Campus Drive. The seminar will explore creative business writing. Learn about avoiding the top ten communication mistakes and missteps and analyzing the four basic behavioral styles to target the reader’s preferred approach, strengthen impact with case studies, stories, statistics, quotes, photos or video.

Call (719) 574-1100, ext 6670 or 800-525-9623, ext 6670.

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