On the Horizon – September 23, 2011

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Sept. 23

BBB awards gala

The Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado will host its 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

Payroll and Related Tax Issues 101

The Small Business Development Center, on UCCS Campus, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, will host a payroll and tax issues class from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Registration is $20. Call 255-3844 to register and prepay.

This class will teach everything needed to get started with payroll, and what to expect.

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. 28

Logo Design Basics

The Small Business Development Center, on UCCS Campus, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, teaches design class to help businesses develop a logo or refine an existing logo from 9 a.m. to noon. Registration is $20. Call 255-3844 to register and prepay.

Sept. 29

SEO and Search Engine Marketing Strategy

The Small Business Development Center, on UCCS Campus, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, teaches how to develop your SEO and SEM plan, from 1 to 4 p.m. Registration is $35. Call 255-3844 to register and prepay.

Sept. 30

SAFE conference

The Senior Resource Council and Silver Key Senior Services will host the 14th annual SAFE Conference from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Antlers Hilton, 4 S. Cascade Ave. The SAFE Conference is a free day-long workshop designed to educate seniors and caregivers about maintaining independence and safety. Workshops include, Ask a Pharmacist, Eating Healthy on a Budget, Current Scams for 2011, Community Resources and Advanced Care Planning.

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. 13

The Economics of Sin

The Colorado College economics and business department is hosting speaker Jessica Holms at 4 p.m. in Palmer Hall, room 121. Holms will speak on, “The Economics of Sin: Tales from the Underground.” She is an associate professor of economics at Middlebury College and teaches courses in microeconomics, statistics, public finance, health economics, the economics of social issues and the economics of sin. She has worked as a litigation consultant conducting economic analyses for companies facing lawsuits involving securities fraud, product liability and intellectual property.

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

Diversity and Inclusion Awards Luncheon

The Colorado Springs Diversity Forum 2011 Diversity and Inclusion Awards Luncheon will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Cheyenne Mountain Resort, 3225 Broadmoor Valley Road. The Diversity and Inclusion Awards are given to businesses and organizations in the Pikes Peak Region that demonstrate and promote diversity and inclusion in both their internal operations and external civic engagement.

Keynote speaker is Dr. Jandel Allen-Davis, vice president of government and external relations for Kaiser Permanente Colorado. Tickets are $35 for early bird registration. For details, call Tom Misener at 800-387-7450.

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).

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.

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.

One-on-One Resume Review:

By appointment only. Call 667-3790. Get individual feedback on your resume.

Success Profiler:

Self paced, computer based open lab. No registration required.