On the Horizon – December 2, 2011

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Dec. 8

President’s Panel on Education and Global Competitiveness

The Colorado Springs World Affairs Council is convening a “President’s Panel on Education and Global Competitiveness” at 6:15 p.m. in Gaylord Hall at the Worner Center on Colorado College. An informal reception begins at 5:30 p.m. This year, the World Affairs Councils of America conducted a survey of councils across the United States, which identified education in the U.S. competing globally as the No. 1 national security challenge facing the United States. Participating on the panel will be Lt. Gen. Mike Gould, superintendent, U.S. Air Force Academy; Pam Shockley-Zalabak, chancellor, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs; Jill Tiefenthaler, president, Colorado College; and Bruce Harmon, interim provost, Colorado Technical University, Colorado Springs campus. The program is open to the public. Admission is $18 for members of the World Affairs Council, PILLAR members, educators and students and $25 for non-members. Call 579-8443 for reservations or reserve through the World Affairs Council website at www.csworldaffairs.org.

Dec. 9

Leverage TRIPLE BOTTOM LINE Strategies to Evolve Your Organization

Middle Market Entrepreneurs host a breakfast meeting featuring triple bottom line accounting, expanding the traditional reporting framework to take into account ecological and social performance as well as financial. Check in at 6:45 a.m., breakfast and panel discussion 7 to 9 a.m. at El Paso Club, 30 E. Platte Ave. Cost is $35. Register at, http://www.peakventure.org/

Tri-Lakes Board Appreciation

Tri-Lakes Chamber will host an Appreciation and Meet the Board Breakfast from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Monument Hill Country Club, 18945 Pebble Beach Way in Monument. Hot breakfast will be served for $15 per person. Reservations and pre-payment can be made by calling the Chamber at 719-481-3282.

Colorado College lecture: Economics and Business Seminar Series

Sarah Pearlman, assistant professor of economics at Vassar College, will present a talk in the economics and business department seminar series: “Crime and Microenterprise Growth: Evidence from Mexico,” at 4 p.m. in Palmer Hall, room 121. Pearlman’s research is in the area of development and finance. Currently, she is studying entrepreneurial choice and the use of formal credit by poor, urban households. This talk is free and open to the public.

Buzz with the B’s

The Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado and the Business Network International host a monthly networking breakfast from 7:15 to 9 a.m. Colorado Springs Elks Lodge, 3400 N. Nevada. David Hesli, a CPA and owner of Hesli and Company will discuss surviving the tax season. Admission with reservation is $12 and $15 at the door. Register at www.blacktie-colorado.com/rsvp and enter event code: BBBSC129 or call Kelly Clark at 636-5076 ext. 114.

Dec. 13

Business After Hours

Tri-Lakes Chamber will host its final Business After Hours for 2011 from 5:30 to 7 p.m., a holiday celebration, at Peoples National Bank on Woodmoor Drive in Monument. The event is free to members, $5 for partner members and $10 for non-members. Reservations and pre-payment can be made by calling the Chamber at 481-3282.

Dec. 14

State of the Region

El Paso County Commissioner and Chairman of the Board Amy Lathen will share insights into building the best region at the State of the Region luncheon 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Antlers Hilton. Cost is $30 for Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce members and $40 for non-members. Register at http://www.coloradospringschamber.org/ click on upcoming events.

Dec. 15

BBB Benefits 101

The Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado’s monthly Benefits 101 class will be from 8 to 9 a.m. at 25 N. Wahsatch Ave. The seminar describes the benefits businesses receive as a BBB Accredited Business. The seminar is free with light refreshments served. RSVP at www.blacktie-colorado.com/rsvp and enter event code: Benefits1215.