On the Horizon – March 2, 2012

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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 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.

Colorado College business series

CC hosts the economics and business department seminar series at 4 p.m., in Palmer Hall, room 121, 1025 N. Cascade Ave. Irina Murtazashvili, assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh, will speak on “A Control Function Approach to Estimating Dynamic Probit Models with Endogenous Regressors.” Professor Murtazashvili’s research interests include applied and theoretical econometrics, empirical asset pricing and labor and development economics. The event is free.

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 5 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.

March 13

EPIIC Night

University of Colorado, Colorado Springs El Pomar Institute for Innovation and Commercialization hosts EPIIC Night at 5:30 p.m. with guest speaker Sara E. Farley, co-founder and CEO of Global Knowledge Initiative. She will define and highlight how social entrepreneurship can catalyze science, technology and knowledge partnerships to generate innovative solutions to the challenges facing global society. The event will be in Upper Lodge, UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs. RSPV at 255-3686 or email Bev at bwasinge@uccs.edu.

March 20

Start-up Basics

SCORE hosts a free workshop 6 to 9 p.m. at Fountain Corporate Center, 3595 East Fountain Blvd. to help entrepreneurs assess and document their business plans. SCORE is a national volunteer association, sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration, providing free and confidential counseling and seminars to small businesses This is the first in a series of six sessions. For more information, visit www.coloradosprings.score.org/ or call 636-3074.