On the Horizon – September 28, 2012

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Oct. 2

Encore Entrepreneur Day

The U.S. Small Business Administration and AARP will host National Encore Entrepreneur Day from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, 1445 Market Street, 5th floor, for baby boomers interested in opening a small business. The event will help connect encore entrepreneurs with mentors from SBA’s network of Small Business Development Centers, Women’s Business Centers, and SCORE chapters who can help throughout the life of an entrepreneur’s business.

Oct. 5

6th Annual Koats 4 Kids Fundraising Party

The Koats 4 Kids party will be from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Mining Exchange Hotel, 8 S. Nevada Ave.

In lieu of an entry fee, guests are asked to bring one new children’s coat per person (for a boy or girl youth sizes 5-18). Appetizers, drinks and entertainment will be provided plus an opportunity to win door prizes and bid on silent auction items. This year’s coat drive benefits Hunt Elementary School in School District 11. Proceeds from the silent auction and door prize drawings will support The Colorado Springs Conservatory.

Recycling event

The Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado and KKTV 11 News are teaming up with Mobile Record Shredders, Blue Star Recyclers and Bestway Disposal to host a free document shredding and electronics recycling day. The event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot at Sky Sox Stadium, 4385 Tutt Blvd. Bring as many as five boxes of documents. Plastics, cardboard, magazines and files more than one-half inches thick cannot be accepted. For more than five boxes, there will be a $5 fee per box and proceeds go to the BBB Foundation’s scholarship program. For a $5 fee, Blue Star Recyclers will shred any data storing electronic device.

Oct. 9

Chamber University

The Greater Colorado Springs Chamber and EDC hosts a discussion on how to turn a “repeat into a three-peat” and keep customers coming back. The discussion is from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Colorado Technical University, 4435 N. Chestnut Street. The cost is $5 for members and $15 for non-members. RSVP online at www.ColoradoSpringsChamber.org

EPIIC Night

The El Pomar Institute for Innovation and Commercialization hosts its October EPIIC Night at 5:30 p.m. at UCCS Berger Hall. Charles Sizemore, chief investment officer of Sizemore Capital Management, will discuss the aging of baby boomers and what it means for the American economy; the importance of investing for income; and using SEC filings to follow the trading moves of star investors. For details call 255-5215.

Oct. 10

Economics lecture at CC

Ezra Klein, a columnist for The Washington Post and Bloomberg and oversees “Wonkblog” at The Washington Post, will discuss “Where Economics and Politics Meet” at 7:30 p.m. in Gates Common Room, Palmer Hall, 1025 N. Cascade Ave. He is a regular contributor and policy analyst for MSNBC, where his commentary focuses on “domestic and economic policy-making, as well as the political system that’s constantly screwing it up.”

Oct. 11

CC economics and business

Joyce Jacobsen, Andrews Professor of Economics, Wesleyan University, gives the second talk in the 2012-13 Economics and Business Series. Her talk, “Rules vs. Discretion: An Investment-Based Approach to Explaining Custom,” is at 2:30 p.m. in Palmer Hall, Room 121. It is free and open to the public.

Oct. 16

7th Annual Excellence in Local Industry Awards

The Greater Colorado Springs Chamber and EDC and the El Pomar Institute for Innovation and Commercialization will host the 7th annual Excellence in Local Industry Awards Oct. 16 at The Broadmoor. All winners will be announced at the event. Event attendees will choose the winner in one award category via real-time “Text to Vote” selection. Cost, $25. Call 635-1551 or 471-8183 for details.

Oct. 17

Tax class

The Colorado Department of Revenue offers a free tax class from 1 to 4 p.m. on the laws surrounding state sales and use taxes. This class is for new and current businesses, taxpayers considering opening a business, tax preparers consulting with clients on this topic, and/or those who need a refresher course on sales/use tax law. Due to limited seating, pre-registration is required at www.TaxSeminars.state.co.us