On the Horizon – September 9, 2011

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Sept. 12

New business program

Introduction to new business growth program 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 14960 Woodcarver Road. The program includes presentations by SCORE, SBA, Co PTAC, EDC, Tri-Lakes Chamber, CS Tech Incubator and CSBDC. RSVP to Heather McEntee, 481-4877 ext. 100 or e-mail info@trilakesbi.orgwww.trilakesbi.org.

Sept. 13

Bedside Trust Workshop

The Community Health Partnership is hosting The Bedside Trust Workshop, an introduction to patient-driven leadership for everyone involved in health care, at Colorado College Gaylord Hall. Cost is $100 for CHP members and $150 for non-members. To register call 632-5094.

Marketing research seminar

The Great Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce is hosting “Competitive Intelligence in Marketing: How Do You Stack Up?” 7:50 to 9 a.m. at Webster University, 5475 Tech Center Drive, Suite 110. Speaker is Janna Hoiberg, ActionCOACH. Members: $5/Nonmembers: $15. Call 635-1551 to register.

Sept. 20

TLBI monthly seminar

Tri-Lakes Business Incubator will host “Influence and Power of Social Media,” presented by Stevie Knight, 7 Spheres Media, at 7 p.m. at 14960 Woodcarver Road. Learn how social media can help you find new customers, keep them happy and get them to buy your stuff. RSVP to Heather McEntee, 719-481-4877 ext. 100.

Gazelle’s growth concepts

International speaker and business coach Chuck Kocher, Master Coach with ActionCOACH Business Coaching, will present the Gazelles’ growth concepts from the best-selling business book “Mastering the Rockefeller Habits: What You Must do to Increase the Value of Your Growth Firm” at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort. For details, visit GICoaches.com or contact Erika Fore at erikafore@actioncoach.com or 487-1899.

Sept. 21

Grant seeking for nonprofits

Learn how to identify foundation and corporate giving programs using free online databases accessible through the Pikes Peak Library District 8 to 10 a.m. in the Penrose Library computer lab. Successfully search the Foundation Directory Online, the Colorado Grants Guide and other online databases. Registration is required. Contact Amy Rodda at 531-6333 ext. 2335.

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

Sept. 22

Cyber Security

Southern Colorado Government Contracting forum 7:15 to 9 a.m. at Garden of Gods Club, 3320 Mesa Road. Forum features, Cyber Security: opportunites, risk and responsibilities discussion. Deadline to register is Sept. 16. For details, visit www.scgc-forum.com/

Sept. 23

BBB awards gala

The Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado will host Excellence in Customer Service award gala at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort, 3225 Broadmoor Valley Road. A cocktail reception and silent auction begin at 5 p.m., followed by a dinner and awards ceremony. For tickets, go to www.blacktie-colorado.com and enter event code CustomerService (all one word).

Sept. 27

Welcome college presidents

The Colorado College Business and Community Alliance and the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce host a welcome luncheon 11:30 a.m. at The Antlers Hilton, 4 S. Cascade Ave. to welcome Lance Bolton, Pikes Peak Community College president, and Jill Tiefenthaler, Colorado College president. To register, visit the chamber’s website and select “Calendar of Events” or call 575-4317.

Sept. 30

CSTI business series

Colorado Springs Technology Incubator will host a networking breakfast 7:30 to 9 a.m. at 3595 E. Fountain Blvd. Guest speaker is Tom Turney, founder of T Squared Leadership, a training and executive coaching firm. RSVP to mary.fox@cstionline.org or call 685-7877 ext. 100.

Oct. 15-16

Women’s Living Expo

A weekend of 200 exhibits, runway fashion shows, makeovers, health screenings, cooking demos and tastings, book signings, moms pavilion, zumba classes and welcoming special guests: Public Television Chef Christy Rost and Michael Muhney who plays Adam Newman on the “Young and the Restless. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 15 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Colorado Springs Expo Center, 3650 N. Nevada Avenue. Tickets are $5.

Pikes Peak Workforce Center

The Pikes Peak Workforce Center hosts the following workshops in September. 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.

Creating a Better Resume

Is your resume a report or advertisement? This workshop, 10 a.m.-noon Sept. 7 and 21, presents ideas on how to spruce up your resume. Register online at www.ppwfc.org.

Mock interview coaching:

By appointment only. Call 667-3790. Practice your interview and reduce anxiety in a one-on-one, mock interview. Prerequisite, must attend Preparing for the Interview.

Preparing for the Interview

10 to noon, Sept. 13 and 20.

Online Job Search and Applications

Learn online job search skills and application steps, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 22. 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: 10 a.m. to noon Thursdays. No registration required.