On the Horizon – December 30, 2011

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Jan. 4

State of Education

The Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce hosts the “State of Education” luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Palmer High School, 301 N. Nevada Ave. Panel speakers are Nicholas Gledich, Colorado Springs School District No. 11 superintendent; David Csintyan, Colorado Workforce Development Council chair and president and CEO of the Chamber; and Amy Lathen, El Paso County Commission chair. Cost is $30 for Chamber members and $40 for non members. To RSVP go to www.coloradospringschamber.org.

Jan. 5

Masterminds Group meets

City Councilman Tim Leigh will be the guest speaker at the Springs Masterminds Business Networking Group, 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Aspen Pointe Café in the new El Paso County’s Citizen Service Center, 1675 W. Garden of the Gods Road. RSVP to David.Alley@canonbank.com

Business tax class

The Colorado Department of Revenue offers a three-hour business tax class 1 to 4 p.m. on the laws of state sales and use taxes. This class is for new businesses in Colorado, taxpayers considering opening a business in Colorado, tax preparers consulting with Colorado clients on this topic or those who need a refresher course. Topics covered will include state sales tax license requirements, sales tax rate application, nexus, tax-exempt sales transactions, use tax liabilities and available electronic services. For details and registration go to www.TaxSeminars.state.co.us

Jan. 10

EPIIC Nights

El Pomar Institute for Innovation and Commercialization hosts EPIIC Night with W. Michael Robertson from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Upper Lodge on the UCCS campus, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway. Robertson, chairman and CEO of Robertson Wealth Management, LLC, has been in the financial industry for 36 years with more than $1 billion under management. He specializes in creating tax-efficient portfolios and retirement distribution strategies, with an emphasis on controlling risk. Reservations are required. Call 255-3631 or email Bev Wasinger at bwasinge@uccs.edu.

Jan. 19

2012 Economic Forecast

Vectra Bank hosts a 2012 Economic Forecast breakfast 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Cheyenne Mountain Resort. Ted Mossman, market president Pikes Peak Region, Thomas Zwirlein, professor of finance University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, and George Feiger, CEO Contango Capital Advisors, discuss challenges, bright spots and unknowns for the coming year. For details email, rondi.biloff@vectrabank.com.

Jan 20

Statement on Health

The Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce hosts Make a Statement on Health, a free community event from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Bring business cards and mix and mingle. For details call 575-4327.

Pikes Peak Workforce Center workshops

The workshops are free; however, registration is required for most. Register at www.ppwfc.org, click on the workshops under the Workshops and Events tab or call 667-3790. All workshops are held at 1675 Garden of the Gods Road.

Creating a Better Resume

10 a.m. to noon, Jan. 4 and 18. Must register online. Computer / Internet skills required. Prerequisite: must have current resume and/or attended the Building a Basic Resume workshop. This workshop provides ideas and suggestions on how to spruce up your resume. Provides intermediate to advanced resume guidance.

Building a Basic Resume

10 a.m. to noon, Jan. 11 and 25. Must register online. Computer / Internet skills required. This workshop gives a hands-on opportunity to build a basic resume. Bringing a list of previous employers and education; a flash drive is recommended.

Federal Jobs: How to Apply

8:30 to 11:30 a.m., Jan. 19 and 26. Veterans have priority. Register at the PPWFC Information Desk or call 667-3777. This session provides hands-on help with the complex federal job application process.

Social Media: Expand Your Networking Connections

2 to 4 p.m. Jan. 23. Must register online. Computer / Internet skills required. LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter are now a way of life, and if you are not using them in your job search you are missing opportunities. Learn some of the ins and outs of using social networking effectively.