On the Horizon – February 17, 2012

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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

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 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. 22

Town Hall

Mayor Steve Bach hosts a town hall meeting “Downtown Renaissance” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. For details call Bach’s office at 385-5906.

Feb. 23

REAL eNight

The REAL consortium will host Laura McGuire, four-time technology entrepreneur and direct marketing expert, as eNight speaker from 3:30 to 6 p.m. at the Colorado Springs Technology Incubator, 3595 E. Fountain Blvd. eNight is a chance for entrepreneurs to speak with local experts from attorneys to CPAs and meet officials from the Small Business Development Center, the Middle Market Entrepreneurs and High Altitude Investors, who can assist with business development. Sign up at meetup.com/REAL-consortium.

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.

March 5

Grant writing workshop

The Pikes Peak Workforce Center will host the Grantsmanship Training Program, March 5 — 9 at 1675 Garden of the Gods Road. The workshop is designed for both novice and experienced grant seekers. Registration is limited to 30 participants. The program fee of $895 includes workshop tuition and one year of the Grantsmanship Center membership benefits and services. Half-tuition scholarship may be available for organizations with annual operating budgets under $300,000. To register for the workshop or to apply for a scholarship, contact the Grantsmanship Center at 800.421.9512 or go to www.tgci.com

March 8

Military speakers luncheon

The Greater Colorado Springs Chamber and Economic Development Corp. host a military speakers luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Antlers Hilton Hotel. Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson, commanding general, 4th Infantry Division, at Fort Carson will be the guest speaker. Cost is $28 for members/military and elected officials and $35 for nonmembers. Register at www.coloradospringschamber.org.

March 9

PVG Breakfast

Peak Venture Groups hosts its monthly breakfast meeting from 7 to 9 a.m. at Garden of the Gods Club, 3320 Mesa Road, featuring guest speaker Joe Zell, a Denver-based venture capitalist. He is general partner of Grotech Ventures, 27-year old D.C.- based early stage venture firm that invests in A and B round opportunities. He will discuss the wide-range of potential sources, trade-offs and how to talk the talk with the right vocabulary. Cost is $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Register at https://www.peakventure.org/

Business Programs at Penrose Library

All library programs are free unless otherwise noted. For more information, visit ppld.org.

Feb. 18

Investment Tools at Your Library

Learn about resources that can help you become a better informed investor from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Includes print, online databases and free websites as well as Valueline and Morningstar.

Feb. 23

Nonprofit Workshop — The Big Picture

The workshop from 8 to 10 a.m. is the first in the Funding Building Blocks series. To be strategic in fundraising, you need to understand the underlying organizational drivers or key areas of performance. This workshop provides the foundation from which to build your fundraising system. Registration is required. Call 531-6333, ext. 2335.

Feb. 27

Excel I

Learn how to set up, manipulate, and format a basic spreadsheet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Prerequisites: Computer 101 or experience using a mouse and keyboard.