On the Horizon – June 8, 2012

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June 9

Basic computer training

The City of Colorado Springs, in partnership with Pikes Peak Community College and Pikes Peak Library District, offers free training from 8 to 10 a.m.at the East Side Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd. The goal is to offer training on a periodic basis including basic computer and Internet skills and provide awareness to electronically available government information. To sign up call 389-8968.

Garden of the Gods 10 mile run/Expo

Vendors and nonprofit organizations interested in having a booth space at the Garden of the Gods 10 Mile Run Expo should contact Adam Vernon at ppmsponsorship@gmail.com. Booth space is free. The Expo runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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 13

CEO Workshop

The Colorado Springs Marketing Group, the largest collaboration of marketing agencies in Southern Colorado, hosts the third annual CEO Workshop from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Colorado Springs Technology Incubator. The workshop will deliver insights and actionable best practices in mobile marketing to boost bottom-line profits. Registration is $35 per person and includes a breakfast networking session and a takeaway DVD for reference. To register, go to www.coloradospringsmarketinggroup.com.

Small Business Day

The Better Business Bureau and the Small Business Development Center are co-hosting the 2012 Small Business Day from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Double Tree Hotel. This year’s theme is managing crisis communication in the age of social media. Three communications experts — Rich Jennings, Jim Licko and Laura Love — will lead an interactive workshop from 8 to 10:30 a.m. For details contact Marjorie Noleen at 719-636-5076 ext. 100 or Shawna Markiewicz at 719-255-5215. To RSVP, go to www.blacktie-colorado.com/rsvp and enter event code BBBSC613. Reservations must be received by June 11.

CRIC lunch seminars

Castle Rock Investment Company is accepting registrations for its upcoming complimentary lunch seminars, “408(b)(2) Workshop for Responsible Plan Fiduciaries,” and “404a-5 Review” at the Oppenheimer Campus in the Denver Tech Center, 6803 S. Tucson Way Building 2, Centennial.

At the first workshop, Castle Rock Investment Company will review the 408(b)(2) regulation changes and provide a checklist to help plan sponsors track the new disclosures. At the second workshop, Dorothy Lank, an employee benefits attorney at Boutwell Fay LLP, will review the content required in the new 404a-5 participant-level fee disclosures. For event times and to register, go to www.castlerockinvesting.com.

June 14

Manufacturing/Assembly Job Fair

Pikes Peak Workforce Center hosts a manufacturing/assembly job fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Citizens Service Center, 1675 Garden of the Gods Road. Veterans are allowed entry at 10 a.m.

June 16

Government to Business Outreach

Businesses have the opportunity to meet the Colorado Springs area DoD Small Business Specialists from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Colorado Technical University, 4435 N. Chestnut Street, room 252. SBSs will provide briefings on their organization’s contracting needs and the other agencies will pass on information on their programs. From 1 to 4 p.m. there will be a presentation “See Excellence,” describing successful projects and teams in state and local procurement offices in Colorado. The presenter is Richard Pennington, a Colorado PTAC board director and former director of the Colorado Division of Finance and Procurement.

June 16 and 17

35th Annual Springs Spree looking for vendors

The Springs Spree 2012 is 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 16, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 17 at Memorial Park. The event gives local businesses an opportunity to promote and sell their products to thousands of people who attend the annual festival. Any and all types of businesses are welcome to reserve a booth at Springs Spree as long as they meet requirements of a family friendly festival. Call Mike Tapia at 719-233-4553.