On the Horizon – December 7, 2012

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Dec. 11


El Pomar Institute for Innovation and Commercialization will host EPIIC Night at 5:30 p.m. at UCCS in the University Center. Guest speaker is Peter Bryant, partner with Clareo Partners and senior fellow at the Kellogg Innovation Network. Bryant is an executive business strategist with more than 30 years experience developing and driving high-growth strategies for companies in the U.S., Asia Pacific and Europe. He will discuss business growth through innovation. To RSVP, call 255-5215.

Dec. 12


The city of Colorado Springs will host Green Bag Lunch-n-Learn from 12:11 to 12:49 p.m. at the city administration building, 30 S. Nevada, in Suite 102. Senior Program Director Rebecca Cantwell will present “Solar Friendly Communities’ 12 Best Practices: Roadmap to a Solar Friendly Community” on how communities can work on streamlining their processes and make solar permitting easier for both citizens and city or county staff. Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunch.

Dec. 13

BBB Excellence Awards in Customer Service

The Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado is hosting a workshop from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Colorado Technical University, 4435 N. Chestnut St. room 112, to introduce businesses to the 2013 BBB Excellence Awards in Customer Service program. Businesses will be given an overview of the customer service program and the application process. RSVP by Dec. 12 at http://tinyurl.com/IntroSess-1213. Lunch will be provided.

Dec. 15

Computer class

An Excel II class will be from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at Penrose Library. Participants will learn more complex formatting, charts, formulas and sorting of an Excel worksheet. Prerequisites: completion of Excel I.

Dec. 20

BBB Benefits 101

The Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado’s monthly Benefits 101 class is from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at 25 N. Wahsatch Avenue (cross street is Kiowa). The program is free; breakfast is provided. Participants will have an opportunity to network with fellow businesses and be introduced to the benefits as a BBB Accredited Business. RSVP at to http://www.blacktie-colorado.com/rsvp and enter event code: BBB 1220.