On the Horizon – January 27, 2012

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Jan. 30

State of the Union

The Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce hosts a State of the Union luncheon with Congressman Doug Lamborn from noon to 1 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza. RSVP at www.coloradospringschamber.org.

Feb. 1

Capitalize on Social Media

The Chamber Rising Professionals welcomes The Newera Social Marketing team John Petrovich and Emily Periard as they present “Capitalize on Social Media, Social Media: Marketing and Public Relations for 2012 and Beyond” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Stargazers Theater, 10 S. Parkside Drive.

Free Wi-Fi available; bring your laptops/iPads. For registration and details call Rita Pantoya at 575-4326 or email rita@cscc.org.

Feb.3

CSTI Business Series

The Colorado Springs Technology Incubator hosts “Financing Options for Businesses in Colorado,” part of the business series, presented by Mike O’Donnell and Laurel Walk, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the incubator, 3595 E. Fountain Blvd. O’Donnell is executive director of Colorado Lending Source and Walk is senior loan officer at CLS. Both will provide information on a variety of financing options for small businesses. To reserve a spot, call 685-7877 ext. 100 or email mary.fox@cstionline.org.

Colorado College Business series

Economics and Business Department Seminar Series featuring Philip Shaw at 4 p.m. in Palmer Hall, room 121. Professor Shaw’s research focuses on educational corruption, nonparametric econometrics, computational methods for economics and finance and economic growth. His research also looks into the impact educational corruption has on economic growth, the college wage premium and educational attainment rates in a theoretical framework.

Feb. 17

Winter Rally

Mayor Steve Bach hosts Spirit of the Springs “Winter Rally” from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Summit Ballroom of The Antlers Hilton, 4 S. Cascade Avenue. Admission is free of charge. Attendees will have a chance to meet Spirit of the Springs Celebration Award winners; see performances by Colorado Springs Conservatory, Children’s Chorale, and Sweet Adelines; participate in science demonstrations by Cool Science; or stage a “gold medal moment” with photo backdrops provided by the United States Olympic Committee, among other activities. Parking is available beneath The Antlers with free validation available at the rally. Free parking is also available at non-metered spots on streets nearby.

Feb. 23

Business tax class

The Colorado Department of Revenue offers a three-hour business tax class from 1 to 4 p.m. regarding the laws surrounding state sales and use taxes applicable to businesses conducting sales in Colorado. This class is for new businesses in Colorado, taxpayers considering opening a business in Colorado, tax preparers consulting with Colorado clients on this topic, and/or those who need a refresher course on Colorado sales/use tax laws. Due to limited seating, pre-registration is required. Details can be found at www.TaxSeminars.state.com

Business of Aging Summit

The Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce hosts a Business of Aging Summit from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza. Guest speakers include Tucker Hart Adams, senior partner at Summit Economics who will discuss the aging of Colorado and its economic impact; Brent Green, CEO of Brent Green and Associates, who will discuss how boomers are changing business, marketing aging and the future; Sara Qualls, will discuss caring for kids and aging parents; and the keynote speaker is Mark Lautman, author of When the Boomers Bail: A community of economic survival guide. For details and to register, go to www.coloradospringschamber.org.

Business Programs at the Library

All library programs are free unless otherwise noted.

For more information, visit ppld.org.

Investment Tools at Your Library

Learn what resources are available in print to help you become a better informed investor. Includes print, online database and websites as well as ValueLine and Morningstar.

8:30 to 10 a.m. Jan. 31 — Penrose Library

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

Personality and Career: Myers-Briggs Type Inventory

10 a.m. to noon, Jan. 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.