On the Horizon – January 18, 2013

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Jan. 19

H&R Block on retirement

An H&R Block presentation dealing with retirement planning will be at 11 a.m. at Cheyenne Mountain Library. The session will cover relying on nest eggs, Social Security benefits and taxation of retirement-plan distributions.

Jan. 22

Career Compass — Job Search Help

Learn about the library’s computer resources that can help with a job search, résumé construction and interviewing skills in a class from 1 to 3 p.m. at Sand Creek Library. Bring your résumé and your employment history for the open lab portion of the class. Students need to have a working email address.

Jan. 23

Public Safety Job Fair

The Society of Hispanic Human Resources Professionals is hosting a job fair focusing on the public safety sector (fire, police, EMS) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at PPA Event Center, 2105 Decatur St., Denver. The PPA Event Center is at I-25 and Exit 211 with free parking. For details contact Martina Will at martinashhrp@gmail.com or call 720-840-8117, or go to www.shhrp.net.

Jan. 24

Nonprofit Workshop — Grant seeking

Learn how to search for foundation and corporate giving programs using free online databases accessible through the Pikes Peak Library District in a class from 8 to 10 a.m. at Penrose Library.

Jan. 29

Minding Your Business

Learn how to research starting or growing a business, or how to find a job, in a class from 1 to 3 p.m. at Sand Creek Library. This class covers print sources, electronic databases and websites that help you find information on various industries, competition, vendors, financials and more.

Pikes Peak Regional Manufacturing Forum

The Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance and Pikes Peak Community College will host the first quarter regional manufacturing forum from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at PPCC, Centennial Campus.

Speakers include Jim Kynor, PPCC associate dean; Joe Raso, Business Alliance CEO; and John Wilson, Business Alliance vice president of business development. A tour of PPCC is included. Call 884-2832.

Jan. 30

Tax talk

Tax adviser Deborah Mullica will discuss the implications of changing family circumstances from 7 to 8 p.m. at Monument Library. A question/answer period will follow.

Transportation planning

The Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration will host a public meeting in conjunction with the quadrennial (every four years) federal transportation planning certification review of the Colorado Springs metropolitan area from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments, 15 S. Seventh St. Residents will have an opportunity to comment on the transportation planning process and whether they believe the process is meeting the needs of the Colorado Springs metropolitan area.

Jan. 31

Vectra Bank’s Economic Forecast

Vectra Bank will host its 20th annual economic forecast breakfast from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Cheyenne Mountain Resort. Dr. Fred Crowley, associate director and senior economist at the Southern Colorado Economic Forum, and George Feiger, Contango Capital Advisors CEO, will discuss economic projections. For details email Diane.Bean@vectrabank.com.

Nonprofit Workshop — Fundraising 101

RoMa Johnson will present a workshop from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Penrose Library, discussing fundraising (or “friendraising”) and the hierarchy of donors, and analyzing fundraising vehicles such as special events, annual giving, grant writing, major gifts, capital campaigns and planned giving.

Feb. 14

Sales/Use Tax Workshop

The Colorado Department of Revenue will offer a free tax workshop from 1 to 4 p.m. on the laws surrounding state sales and use taxes applicable to businesses conducting sales inside the state of Colorado. This workshop is for new or current Colorado businesses, tax preparers consulting with Colorado clients on sales/use taxes, those with no sales tax knowledge, and/or those needing a refresher course on sales and use tax laws. Due to limited seating, pre-registration is required at www.TaxSeminars.state.co.us.