On the Horizon – October 19, 2012

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Oct. 19

Veterans small business seminar

The Small Business Development Center is hosting a seminar from 9 a.m. to noon at the SBDC, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, for veterans interested in starting their own business. The seminar, an overview geared specifically toward veterans, covers the necessary steps to successfully launch a business venture. Call 255-5839 for details.

Manufacturing forum

The Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance and Pikes Peak Community College will host the third-quarter Pikes Peak Regional Manufacturing Consortium from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at PPCC’s Centennial Campus, 5675 S. Academy Blvd. Topics include PPCC workforce training programs, updates on the Veterans Initiative for National Sustainment, Colorado Springs Utilities resources for manufacturers and an open Q/A segment. RSVP to Shawn at sdahlberg@springsbusinessalliance.com or call 884-2832.

Oct. 24

Author Charles Lee visits UCCS

Charles Lee, author of “Good Idea. Now What: How to Move Ideas to Execution,” will speak at 7 p.m. in University Center Room 303 on the UCCS campus. The event is free and open to the public. Lee will discuss practical principles, ethics, values and clear actionable steps for implementation by idea-makers in this special Chancellor’s Leadership Class seminar. Lee is the founder of Ideation Consultancy.

Oct. 25

Mission Marketing: Public Relations for Nonprofits

The Penrose Library hosts a public relations for nonprofit workshop, part of the Funding Building Blocks series, from 8 to 10 a.m. Participants will learn to make the most of publicity efforts by building them around a mission, learn how to write press releases, make media contacts and develop a publicity strategy that will highlight nonprofit organizations.

Become an Entrepreneur

Global Exchange Group Seminar is hosting “Become an Entrepreneur: Chart your own course and capitalize on opportunities here and overseas” at 6 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza, 2886 South Circle Drive.

Topics include successful entrepreneur traits, marketing and financial plans and getting started.

Cost is free. Register by email to consult@globalexchgroup.com or call 375-0094.

SBDC Insurance Forum

The Small Business Development Center will host an insurance forum from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at The Pantry, 6980 Lake St., Green Mountain Falls. John Putnam, retired insurance broker, will discuss business interruption and flood insurance. Bob Cutter, from Colorado Springs Together and representatives from SBDC also will be on hand to answer questions. For details, call 255-3844.

Oct. 30

Sports Hall of Fame banquet

The Sports Hall of Fame annual banquet and induction ceremony will be at 6 p.m. at the Colorado Springs World Arena. The event includes a reception and sports silent auction. For reservations for tables or seats, call Cara Jorgensen at the Sports Corp., 634-7333, ext. 1007 or email cara@thesportscorp.org. Prices: $2,500 for a VIP table of 10 seats; $1,000 for a patron table of 10 seats; $250 for a VIP seat; and $100 for a patron seat.

Nov. 2

Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival

Tickets are on sale for the 25th annual Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival Nov. 2-4 at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. The festival opens Nov. 2 with the award-winning film “Trash Dance.” Full festival pass is $125. Opening night gala is $65. Weekend pass is $70. Saturday pass is $40. For a schedule, go to www.rmwfilmfest.org. For tickets, call 226-0450.

Nov. 8

CASA 4-1-1 Night

Learn how to become a Court Appointed Special Advocate and assist children in their court cases of abuse, neglect or severe domestic conflict. CASA 4-1-1 Night is at 5:30 p.m., 701 S. Cascade Ave. For more information contact Kelly at 447-9898, ext. 1033 or visit www.casappr.org.

Nov. 9

Newborn Hope luncheon

Newborn Hope will celebrate 40 years of serving Colorado at its luncheon and fashion show at The Broadmoor. The Scott McKechnie family will be featured at the event. For details visit www.newbornhope.org.

PVG entrepreneurs’ breakfast

Peak Venture Group hosts a breakfast meeting from 6:30 to 9 a.m. at the Garden of the Gods Club, 3320 Mesa Road. Keynote speakers are father and son Brian and Paul Hegarty. Brian was co-founder of Signal Processing Technologies, a spin-out from Honeywell, and co-founder of NVX Corp., which developed industry technology for manufacturing flash memories. Paul was hired by Steve Jobs to help start NeXT. Later, he co-founded a software company and now teaches at Stanford University. Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the door. For details go to www.peakventure.org.