On the Horizon – October 5, 2012

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Oct. 9

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.

Garden of the Gods lunch lecture

The Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center begins its lunch lecture series at 11:30 a.m. each Tuesday in the Red Rocks Room. Upcoming topics and speakers include Dave Wallace on General Palmer’s role in the Civil War; Bret Tennis on Wildlife Viewing in the Park; Susan Fletcher on Palmer’s Daughters; and Jeanne McElderry on Bats at the Garden. For a full list visit, www.gardenofgods.com

Oct. 10

Washington Post columnist visits 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. 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

Meet Joe

Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance president and CEO Joe Raso is hosting a series of informal coffee sessions in each quadrant of Colorado Springs. He will share the vision of the new organization and answer questions. Gatherings are from 7 to 8 a.m. Oct. 11 at Denny’s, 315 W. Bijou; Oct. 18 at Staybridge Suites, 7130 Commerce Center Dr.; Oct. 25 at Blue Sage Café, 5152 Centennial Blvd.; and Nov. 1 at Denny’s, 302 N. Academy Blvd. For details call 471-8183.

Safety Symposium

Pinnacol Assurance hosts a Safety Symposium for members of the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance, the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado and the Center for Nonprofit Excellence from 7:30 to 11 a.m. at the Doubletree Hotel. The symposium includes an OSHA update and breakout sessions. RSVP on www.goo.gl/uEsrn, select Pinnacol Assurance Safety Symposium.

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

Excellence in Local Industry Awards

The Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance 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.

Government to Business Outreach

Colorado PTAC hosts Government to Business Outreach from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Colorado Technical University, 4435 N. Chestnut St. Room 252. The meeting is an opportunity for businesses to meet Colorado Springs-area Department of Defense small business specialists. The event is free. For details call 434-3470.

PR Boot Camp

Colorado PTAC hosts “Tactics, Tips and Tricks — PR Boot Camp from 1 to 3 p.m. at Colorado Technical University, 4435 N. Chestnut St. Room 252. Participants will hear from public relations experts with government experience on the value of investing in public relations strategies, programs and tools when seeking government contract work. For details call 434-3470.

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

Oct. 18

Conflict Resolution Conference

The 7th annual Conflict Resolution Conference will be from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Colorado Technical University, 4435 N. Chestnut Street. Steve Chavez, director of Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies, Civil Rights Division, is the keynote speaker. Cost is $25 and includes refreshments and lunch. Reservations can be made at www.blacktie-colorado.com/rsvp using the event code: BBBSC1018.