On the Horizon – February 24, 2012

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March 1

The Art of Positioning Your Business For Sale

Ron Brasch of First Business Brokers, Ltd. and Rob Wrubel of Cascade Investment Group present a special seminar from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Art Deco Lounge in the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. The seminar is for people considering selling their businesses, as well as for their advisors, including attorneys and accountants. The seminar is free. Reservations required: RSVP to Gin at 635-9000 or admin@fbb.com.

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 7

7 Secrets of Financial Independence

Pinnacle Financial Concepts hosts “7 Secrets of Financial Independence at 11:30 a.m. at 7025 Tall Oak Drive, Suite 210. Call Judy at 260-9800 to reserve a slot.

March 8

Military speaker’s luncheon

The Greater Colorado Springs Chamber and Economic Development Corp. host a military speaker’s 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/

March 10

Free Shredding Day

To help properly dispose of old documents containing personal information, Doug and Chris Ware, owners of the PostalAnnex, 3472 Research Parkway, are hosting a “Free Shredding Day.” Members of the community are encouraged to bring up to five pounds of documents to the Ware’s location. According to a report by Javelin Strategy & Research, in 2010, 8.1 million people were victims of identity theft, and the overall losses from identity fraud were $37 billion. Identity thieves search through garbage cans and dumpsters looking for documents with personal information.

Business Programs at Penrose Library

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

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.

Business Programs at Pikes Peak Workforce Center

Sign up for workshops at www.ppwfc.org

Feb. 28

Networking: Pay it Forward, 10 a.m. to noon, provides information about networking, about helping assisting, sharing and supporting and building relationships with others.