On the Horizon – July 29, 2011

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Aug. 2

Excel I class

Learn how to create, manipulate and format a basic spreadsheet from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at the East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Prerequisite: Word I or strong familiarity with the Microsoft Word program. Call 389-8968 to register.

Aug. 3

CRP networking, espresso style

The Chamber’s Rising Professionals will host a speed networking luncheon from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Cost is $20 for CRP members and $30 for non members. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. Like speed dating, participants will have two minutes to introduce themselves to one person and tell their story and then when the buzzer sounds, each person moves to the next. Boxed lunch will be served.

Aug. 8

Minding Your Business

Starting or growing a business? Learn how to do research on your competition, vendors and target market from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Learn everything you need to know to write a business plan, find financing, marketing, demographics and more. Register online at ppld.org or call 531-6333, x2308.

Aug. 9 and Aug. 11

Career Compass Class

Learn about library resources that can help with a job search, resume, and interviewing skills, 1 to 4 p.m., Ute Pass Library, 8010 Severy Road. Bring a flash drive, a resume and employment history for the open lab portion of the class. Register online at ppld.org.

Aug. 10

Ent seminar

Ent Federal Credit Union will host a seminar from 9 a.m. to noon at 7350 Campus Dr. that will explore creative business writing. Learn about avoiding the top 10 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 574-1100, ext. 6670 or 800-525-9623, ext. 6670 for details.

Aug. 11

Excel II class

Learn more complex formatting, charts, formulas and sorting of an Excel worksheet in class 8:30 to 10 a.m. at the East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Prerequisite: Excel I. Call 389-8968 to register.

Aug. 18

Minding Your Business

Starting or growing a business? Learn how to do research on your competition, vendors and target market 8:30 to 10 a.m. at Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Learn everything you need to know to write a business plan, find financing, marketing, demographics and more. Register online at ppdl.org or call 531-6333, x2308.

Aug. 24

Federal Census Fundamentals on HeritageQuest

Learn more about using this crucial resource 10:30 a.m. to noon at Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Register online or by calling 531-6333, x2315.

Aug. 30

Chamber luncheon

The Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce hosts a luncheon from 11:30 to 1 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza, 2886 S. Circle Dr., to introduce the Small Business Development Center’s new executive director, Marcella Hurley. She will share her vision for the Small Business Development Center and small business growth in Colorado Springs. Cost is $24 for Chamber/SBDC members and volunteers and $34 for non members.

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