On the Horizon – May 11, 2012

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May 12

Preservation for Living

Manitou Springs’ Historic Preservation Commission is sponsoring a workshop for owners of heritage homes from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Manitou Springs’ City Hall, 606 Manitou Avenue. The workshops will be presented by personnel from Historic Denver, Inc. The workshop topics are: Preservation 101 and Tax Credits, Energy Efficiency in the Older Home, Window Restoration and Weatherization, and Masonry and Exterior Wood Maintenance. For more information, call 685-4398 or go to www.manitouspringsgov.com.

May 17

BBB’s Benefits 101 class

The Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado hosts its Benefits 101 class at 11:30 a.m. at 25 N. Wahsatch Ave. The event is an opportunity to network with fellow accredited businesses and be introduced to the benefits one receives as an accredited business. The event is free and lunch will be served. RSVP at www.blacktie-colorado.com/rsvp and enter event code: BBB517 (All one word, not case sensitive.)

Tax class

The Colorado Department of Revenue offers a three-hour business tax class from 1 to 3 p.m. in Colorado Springs regarding the laws surrounding state sales and use taxes. The 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. Seating is limited. Register at www.TaxSeminars.state.co.us.

May 18

Middle Market Entrepreneurs

MME hosts a breakfast and panel discussion, “Establishing and Leveraging Key Performance Indicators,” from 7 to 9 a.m. at the El Paso Club, 30 E. Platte Ave. A key performance indicator is industry jargon for a type of performance measurement commonly used by an organization to evaluate its success or the success of a particular activity in which it is engaged. Panelists are Chris Blees, Linda Sommer and Mark Shadle. Cost is $35. Seating is limited. Register at http://mmecos.yolasite.com/.

eWomen Network Accelerated Networking

eWomen Networks hosts its Accelerated Networking luncheon from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. at Cheyenne Mountain Resort. Rosemary Bredeson, known as the scientific mystic, will discuss how intuition is a powerful tool. She is the co-author of “Get Your Woman On!” Cost is $35 for eWomen members and $45 for non-members. RSVP to Tracy Brookham at tracybrookham@ewomennetwork.com

Armed Forces Week Awards

The Greater Colorado Springs Chamber and EDC host Armed Forces Week Awards luncheon at 11:15 a.m. at The Broadmoor. Guest speaker is Gen. Charles H. Jacoby, U.S. commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command. For details, go to www.coloradospringschamber.org.

Salute to Colorado Springs Olympic Family

Teresa Edwards, the most decorated basketball player in the world, will be the speaker at the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation’s Second Salute To The Olympic Family Luncheon at noon the Doubletree By Hilton Hotel. For details on tables and individual seats contact Lincoln Floyd at the Sports Corp 719-634-7333, ext. 1000, or by email at lincoln@thesportscorp.org

May 22

Start-Up Basics Workshop

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

May 24

Breakfast at Trinity’s

The Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado hosts its monthly networking breakfast, Buzz with the Bs, from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at Trinity Brewing Company, 1466 Garden of the Gods. Cost is $13 with a reservation and $16 at the door. A buffet breakfast will be served. To register, go to www.blacktie-colorado.com/rsvp and enter event code: BBBbuzz524 or call Kelly Clark at 636-5076 ext. 114 or email at kellyc@bbbsc.org.

Business Expo

Reservations are being accepted for booth space for the Springs Business Expo, which is from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Freedom Financial Services Expo Center. Booths start at $300. For details call 635-1551.

May 30

Behave like a Middle Market Company

The Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and EDC, in partnership with BiggsKofford and Action Coach, host “Behave Like a Middle Market Company: Change Your State of Mind to Build Company Value” from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort. Cost for Chamber & EDC members is $75 for the first person from a company and then $50 per additional person from that company. Cost for non-Members is $100 per person. For details call 719-635-1551.

June 5

Start-Up Basics Workshop

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

June 6 and 20

Social Media for Business Series

SCORE offers a two-part series 6:30 to 8:30p.m. June 6 and 20 at the Colorado Springs Technology Incubator, 3595 E. Fountain Blvd. to help businesses use social media to promote their business. Topics include best places to be online, optimizing your website for search engines and how to integrate social media sites like Facebook with your website. Registration required: visit http://coloradosprings.score.org/ or call 636-3074. Cost is $20 and includes both sessions.

June 12

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. For details and to register go to www.TaxSeminars.state.co.us

June 14

Manufacturing/Assembly Job Fair

Pikes Peak Workforce Center hosts a manufacturing/assembly job fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 14 at the PPWC, 1675 Garden of the Gods Road. Veterans are allowed early entry from 10 to 11 a.m. The event is free.

July 6

Business Tax Symposium

The Colorado Department of Revenue and several home-rule municipalities offer an all-day Business Tax Symposium from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Denver. The seminar is for businesses located in and outside Colorado, tax preparers who prepare sales/use tax returns for Colorado businesses, tax-exempt organizations and anyone else interested in learning more about Colorado sales/use tax laws should attend. Register by June 1 at www.TaxSeminars.state.co.us.