On the Horizon – August 19, 2011

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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. 26

Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame

Nominations for the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame 2012 class will close Aug. 26. Nomination forms are available on the organization’s website, www.cogreatwomen.org. The hall inducts women of diverse backgrounds, from pioneers to politicians, educators to entrepreneurs, during a gala event held in their honor in March.

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.

Sept. 9

Combined PVG Entrepreneur Breakfast & MME Forum

Brad Feld, international authority on start-ups and the hi-tech and venture capital industries, is the keynote speaker for the forum, 7 a.m. at Colorado College, Bemis Hall. For details go to www.peakventure.org.

2011 Family Wealth Symposium

The symposium hosted by the Pann/DeYoung Wealth Management Group, features presentations from nationally and internationally recognized speakers on subjects that affect family wealth. The event is free and is from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at The Broadmoor, 1 Lake Ave.

Sept. 21

Business tax class

The Colorado Department of Revenue offers a three-hour business tax class from 1 to 4 p.m. in Colorado Springs regarding the laws surrounding state sales and use taxes applicable to businesses conducting sales in Colorado. This class is for new businesses in Colorado or taxpayers considering opening a business. Topics include state sales tax license requirements, sales tax rate application, nexus, tax-exempt sales transactions, use tax liabilities, available electronic services and much more. To register, go to www.taxseminars.state.co.us

Pikes Peak Workforce Center

The Pikes Peak Workforce Center hosts the following workshops in August. All workshops are held at the main office, 2306 East Pikes Peak Ave. There is no charge to attend, but attendees must register at www.ppwfc.org or call 667-3790.

Building a Basic Resume —

This workshop, 10 a.m.-noon, Aug. 24, provides a hands-on opportunity to build a basic resume. Computer and Internet skills required. Register online at www.ppwfc.org

Federal Jobs: How to Apply

This workshop, 8:30-11:30 a.m. Aug 25, provides hands-on help with the complex federal job application process. Veterans have priority for this workshop. Register online at www.ppwfc.org for veteran’s sessions.

CSI: Career Scene Investigations

This workshop, 1:30-3:30 Aug. 24, provides computerized exploration tools to survey interests, occupations, required training, wages and labor market information for your career plan. Register online at www.ppwfc.org.

Creating a Better Resume

Is your resume a report or advertisement? This workshop, 10 a.m.-noon Aug. 31, presents ideas on how to spruce up your resume. Register online at www.ppwfc.org.

Managing Stress

Drop in 10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays to decompress, gain perspective, and learn coping skills. No registration required.

Online Job Search and Applications

Learn online job search skills and application steps, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aug. 25. Computer and Internet skills required. Register online at www.ppwfc.org

Job Networking Groups: Ongoing job search and support on trends and leads

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

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

Veterans: Regular sessions at 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Aug. 4 or 11. Register online at www.ppwfc.org for the Veterans session.