On the Horizon – September 16, 2011

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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 Gazelle’s 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.

Hypnotize prospective customers

Local Christian author and master hypnotist Chris Halbohm will host the seminar “How To Ethically Hypnotize Your Prospects To Buy Your Products Or Services” for local business owners at 6 p.m. at Colorado Hypnosis Institute, 4905 N. Union Blvd., Suite 101. For details visit http://thrivetruth.com.

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.

Oct. 20

Conflict resolution conference

The Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado will host the sixth annual Conflict Resolution Month Conference from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Nikola Tesla Education Opportunity Center, 2560 International Circle. Experts, professionals and agencies specializing in resolving conflict will introduce community members to conflict resolution techniques and share success stories. Keynote speaker is County Court Judge Regina Walter of the Fourth Judicial District. Pre-registration is required; cost is $25 and includes lunch. For tickets, go to www.blacktie-colorado.com/rsvp and enter event code: BBB1020 (All one word).