On the Horizon – January 6, 2012

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Jan. 10

Hot Marketing Trends

Chamber Advertising & Marketing Program counselors will discuss the hottest marketing trends for 2012 from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at University of Phoenix, Southern Colorado Campus, 2 N. Cascade Ave. Suite 100. Cost is $5 for chamber members and $15 for non members. RSVP at www.coloradospringschamber.org and click on “Calendar of Events.”

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. 11

Advanced Sales Practices course

Ent Business Banking and the Colorado Springs Small Business Development Center host an advanced sales practices course from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 7350 Campus Drive, second floor. The course includes strategies to help increase closing ratios and the bottom line. RSVP by calling 574-1100 ext. 6670.

Sales and use tax class

The City of Colorado Springs hosts a free class about sales and use tax 9 to 11 a.m. in the city administration building, 30 S. Nevada Ave. Suite 102. Municipal sales and use tax must be collected by business owners or individuals who sell certain products and services within city limits. The class covers the basics of the City Sales Tax Code and helps individuals understand how the taxes impact businesses in Colorado Springs. Call 385-5903 to RSVP. Space is limited.

Jan. 19

2012 Economic Forecast

Vectra Bank hosts a 2012 Economic Forecast breakfast 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Jan. 19 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.

Mock Interview Coaching

By appointment only — visit the PPWFC Information Desk or call 667-3777. Prerequisite: must attend Preparing for the Interview workshop

Creating a Better Resume

10 a.m. to noon, Jan. 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.

Personality and Career: Myers-Briggs Type Inventory

10 a.m. to noon, Jan. 13 and 27. Must register online. Matching personality type and work is a fundamental part of career planning. This tool provides insights into your preferences and a more satisfying, fulfilling job.