On the Horizon – October 21, 2011

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Oct. 25

How Money Works

The Tri-Lakes Business Incubator will host a discussion from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the incubator, 14960 Woodcarver Road, about how to apply financial principals to grow and protect your money for college funding, retirement planning or simply wealth accumulation — with money you never even knew you had. The discussion is presented by Michael Clark-Dreibus, Keep-A-Smile Insurance. Cost is $5 for TLBI members, $10 non-members. To register, contact Heather McEntee, info@trilakesbi.org, 719-481-4877 ext. 100.

Oct. 26

Worker’s Comp

The Better Business Bureau, the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and the Center for Nonprofit Excellence will host a symposium from 8 to 11:45 a.m. to discuss worker’s compensation issues affecting businesses. The keynote speaker is Ellen Golombek, the new executive director of the state’s Department of Labor and Employment. The symposium is at Crowne Plaza Hotel, 2886 S. Circle Drive. Admission is free. RSPV at, http://www.blacktie-colorado.com/rsvp and enter event code BBBSC1026 or contact Kelly Cark at 719-636-5076 ext. 114 or kellyc@bbbsc.org.

Oct. 27

PVG Halloween social

Peak Venture Groups meets at 5 p.m. at Southside Johnny’s. Come dressed as your favorite business person.

Nov. 2

Child advocate training

CASA of the Pikes Peak Region, a volunteer-based nonprofit organization that trains and supervises volunteers to represent the best interests of victims of child abuse, neglect, and severe domestic conflict, will host an information night at 5:30 p.m. at 701 S. Cascade Ave. To learn more about volunteer opportunities available at CASA, call 447-9898 or visit www.casappr.org.

Nov. 8

HVAC and its impact on business

The Tri-Lakes Business Incubator and Tolin Mechanical host a seminar on the role of HVAC in your business and types of maintenance programs 7 to 8 p.m. at 14960 Woodcarver Road. For details call 481-4877 ext. 100.

Nov. 10

Doing Business with the Government 101

A seminar on everything you always wanted to know about doing business with the government from 1 to 3 p.m. at Tri-Lakes Business Incubator, 14960 Woodcarver Road. Admission is free, but registration is required. Contact Heather McEntee, info@trilakesbi.org, 719-481-4877 ext. 100

Nov. 15

Networking 101

Stephanie Cates presents Networking 101 and will discuss different possibilities that would change your marketing strategy and help your sales become 100 percent word of mouth generated, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Tri-Lakes Business Incubator, 14960 Woodcarver Road. Cost is $15 for TLBI members; $20 for non-members. To register, contact Heather McEntee, info@trilakesbi.org, 719-481-4877 ext. 100.

Pikes Peak Library District hosts a number of workshops. All workshops are free unless otherwise noted. For more information, visit ppld.org.

Minding Your Business

Learn how to research starting or growing a business or how to find a job. This class covers print sources, electronic databases and websites that will help you find information on industry, competition, vendors, financials, marketing, demographics and more. Register online or by calling 531-6333, ext. 2308.

8:30 — 10 a.m. Oct. 22 — Penrose Library

8 — 10:30 a.m. Oct. 25 — Cheyenne Mountain Library

PowerPoint I

Learn the parts of the PowerPoint screen and how to create a basic slideshow. Prerequisites: Word 2 and experience using a computer mouse and keyboard. Registration is required; call 389-8968.

7:15 — 8:30 p.m. Oct. 24 — Penrose Library