On the Horizon – November 9, 2012

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Nov. 13

44 Marketing Ideas, 44 Minutes

The Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance hosts Business Alliance University, “44 Marketing Ideas in 44 Minutes” at 7:30 a.m. at the University of Phoenix-Downtown, 2 N. Cascade Ave. Suite 100. Four panelists — Michelle Ackerman, The Gazette; Theresa Ayers, The Get Smart Web; Lisa Bachman, Bachman P.R. and Mark Bittle, CenturyLink — will give their best marketing and sales tips. Cost is $5 for members and $15 for nonmembers. For details call 884-2832.


El Pomar Institute for Innovation and Commercialization hosts John F. Ryan, partner of ONSET Ventures, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at UCCS Campus Upper Lodge, as part of its EPIIC Night series. Ryan has been a venture capitalist for 15 years, an investment banker prior to that and focuses on working with medical technology companies. For details call 255-5215.

Nov. 14

Sales and Use Tax Class for construction industry

The City of Colorado Springs is offering a free sales and use tax class from 9 to 11 a.m. at City Hall, 107 N. Nevada, for the construction industry, designed for contractors with projects within city limits. Attendees learn who is responsible for sales/use tax on materials purchased, how the city treats projects for tax-exempt organizations and the construction monitoring process. Parking is validated if attendees park in the city garage at N. Nevada Avenue and E. Kiowa Street. For details and to RSVP, call 385-5903.

Nov. 15

Entrepreneurship for Boomers

The Center for Productive Longevity, which serves as the bridge between older people and opportunities for them to continue in productive activities, is hosting “Spotlight on Entrepreneurship Opportunities for Baby Boomers” series at University College on the University of Denver campus. To register and view the agenda, visit www.ctrpl.org/november-15-2012. Participants must be 50 and older. The day will include presentations from three successful 50+ entrepreneurs and two rounds of interactive breakout sessions on topics relating to new-business creation and how to become an entrepreneur.

BBB Benefits 101

The Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado hosts its monthly Benefits 101 seminar from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 25 N. Wahsatch Ave. Participants will have an opportunity to network with fellow accredited businesses and be introduced to the benefits members receive as a BBB AB. The event is free and open to all companies in southern Colorado. RSVP online at www.blacktie-colorado.com/rsvp and enter event code: BBB1115.

Nov. 16

Entrepreneurs’ breakfast: Motivate employees

Middle Market Entrepreneurs of Colorado Springs will host a breakfast presentation from 7 to 9 a.m. at the El Paso Club, 30 East Platte Ave. The presentation will offer advice about how to engage employees and unify a staff toward a shared business goal. Presenters include IntelVideo founder Brad Brown, UCCS Organizational Management instructor Sally von Breton, Ph.D., and Springs Fabrication CEO Tom Neppl, CEO. Check in begins at 6:45 a.m. Visit www.event.mmecos.org to register.