On the Horizon – August 17, 2012

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Aug. 17

BBB extends deadline for GE Johnson Ethics Award

As part of the Better Business Bureau’s Night of Excellence Award dinner, three areas of corporate and academic excellence are awarded — ethics, customer service and education. The deadline for the GE Johnson Ethics Award has been extended to 5 p.m. Aug. 17, due to the Waldo Canyon fire. Applications are at http://southerncolorado.bbb.org.

This award was created to honor outstanding businesses that have made a commitment to ethical business practices in order to promote and uphold a fair marketplace. The Night of Excellence dinner is Sept. 27, at the Antler’s Hilton.

Aug. 21

Pioneering Women

The Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce hosts “Accolades Panel of Pioneering Women” at its Business Leader of the Year Award luncheon at the Mining Exchange. The lineup includes Susan Edmondson, executive director of Bee Vradenburg Foundation; Col. Karen Klingenberger, deputy surgeon general; Jan Martin, City Council president pro tem; Monya Mitchell, Century Link regional sales manager; and Cathy Robbins, El Pomar Foundation senior vice president. Cost is $60 for non members and $50 for members. Register at http://www.scwcc.com/accolades.html.

Government to Business Outreach

Colorado PTAC a government to business outreach from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Colorado Technical University, 4435 N. Chestnut St. room 252. Business owners will have the opportunity to meet the Colorado Springs area DOD Small Business Specialists. The event is free. To register go to www.ColoradoPTAC.org.

Aug 24

Entrepreneurs Course open house

The Small Business Development Center hosts an open house from 4 to 5 p.m. at the center, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, to answer questions about the NxLevel Leading Edge: Entrepreneurs Course.

Sept. 4

EPIIC Report to the Community

El Pomar Institute for Innovation and Commercialization, the trustees of El Pomar Foundation and the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs will host Community Engagement Activities of EPIIIC: Report to the Community from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Penrose House, 1661 Mesa Ave. RSVP to bwasinge@uccs.edu by Aug. 28. Business attire recommended.