On the Horizon – February 10, 2012

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Feb. 13

EPIIC Night

El Pomar Institute for Innovation & Commercialization hosts EPIIC Night with Mark Ciccone, president of MAC Associates based in Boston, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Upper Lodge, on University of Colorado, Colorado Springs campus. MAC works with companies in the area of “go-to-market” innovation, marketing, branding sales and supply chain. He will address the question, “What is innovation?”RSVP is required. Call 255-3686 or email bwasinge@uccs.edu.

Feb. 14

Sales 101: Back to Basic Fundamentals

The Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce hosts Chamber University at 7:30 a.m. at Webster University, 5475 Tech Center Dr. Suite 110. Jerry Fritz will discuss getting back to the basics of sales. Cost is $5 for members and $15 for non-members. RSVP at www.coloradospringschamber.org.

Feb. 16

Small Business Development Center workshop

SBDC hosts “Common Legal Issues When Starting a Small Business” from 4 to 6 p.m. at the SBDC building, UCCS Campus, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway. This workshop covers common legal issues including legal entities, business licenses and taxes, contracts and leases, marketing and advertising practices, consumer credit and debt collection, employment practices, intellectual property protection and bankruptcy. The cost is $20. Registration is required. Call 255-3844 to register and prepay.

BBB Benefits 101

The Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado hosts “Benefits 101” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the BBB office, 25 N. Wahstach Ave. The seminar is an opportunity to network with fellow accredited businesses and learn about the benefits a business receives as a BBB AB. Admission is free and lunch will be provided. RSVP online at www.blacktie-colorado.com/rsvp and enter event code: BBB216 (All one word, not case sensitive.)

Lead Group

The Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce hosts a networking lead group meeting from 7:30 to 9:30 am at Oakley’s Restaurant in Sundance Mountain Lodge.

Feb. 17

Accelerated Networking

eWomen Network will host “Accelerated Networking” luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Cheyenne Mountain Resort. Angela Gaffney, a health coach, will discuss “The Sugar Blues” and the importance of eating well to maintain energy and vitality when running a business. Cost is $35 for eWN members and $45 for nonmembers. Register by calling 229-5179 or email marsharand@ewomennetwork.com

Toastmasters meet

Words Take Flight Toastmasters Club will host a “Meet and Greet” from 6:15 to 8 p.m. at Alexan at Briargate Clubhouse, 4610 Nautilus Peak View. RSVP to Kelly Hills at 592-1022 by Feb. 10.

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 Ave. Admission is free of charge. Attendees will have a chance to meet Spirit of the Springs Celebration Award winners; enjoy performances by Colorado Springs Conservatory, Children’s Chorale, and Sweet Adelines; participate in fun 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 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.