On the Horizon – February 8, 2013

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Feb. 8

CC economics and business series

Bill Craighead, assistant professor of economics at Wesleyan University, will present “Monetary Shocks and Real Exchange Rates: Evidence From Two Centuries” at 2:30 p.m. in Palmer Hall. The event, which is free and open to the public, is part of the Colorado College Economics and Business Department 2012-13 seminar series.

Feb. 9

Town hall meeting

Colorado Reps. Pete Lee and Tony Exum will hold a public meeting on the current legislative session from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave.

College planning workshop

College Planning of Colorado is holding a workshop for parents, “How to Pay for College without Going Broke,” from 10:15 to 11:45 a.m. at East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Call 593-1552 to reserve a seat.

Chicken Soup for caregivers

Discover Goodwill hosts best-selling author and motivational speaker LeAnn Thieman, who will present “Chicken Soup for the Caregiver’s Soul” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1460 Garden of the Gods Road. She will address personal and professional caregivers. Cost is $10 per person and includes chicken soup, salad, dessert and an autographed copy of Thieman’s “Chicken Soup” book. Register online at discovermygoodwill.org/chickensoup.

Feb. 12

“Shark Tank” Pitch Night

UCCS’ El Pomar Institute for Innovation and Commercialization and Peak Venture Group will host Pitch Night from 5:30 to 7:15 p.m. in Berger Hall on the UCCS campus. Modeled after the popular TV show, “Shark Tank,” the event features five business pitches, a panel of business-savvy judges and an interactive Q&A with audience members. The top business pitch will win $500. RSVP at pitchnight.org.

Feb. 13

The health benefit exchange

UMB Bank will hold a discussion about the Colorado Health Benefit Exchange. Jim Sugden, shop exchange manager, will discuss how businesses will benefit from the exchange, and employers’ rights and responsibilities. It starts at 11:30 a.m., Feb. 13 at UMB Bank’s Broadmoor branch, 290 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. Lunch is followed by the noon presentation, with a Q&A period. RSVP to Vicki Smith at 442-6311 or vicki.smith@umb.com

Feb. 14

Sales and use tax workshop

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

Excel II

Learn complex formatting, charts, formulas and sorting for an Excel worksheet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Prerequisite: Excel I.

Feb. 19

UCCS ethics discussion

Retired Gen. Gene Renuart, a 39-year Air Force veteran, will speak about the “Ethics of Command” at 11:30 a.m. at the Upper Lodge on the UCCS campus. The event is sponsored by the UCCS College of Business Ethics Initiative and the Colorado Ethics in Business Alliance. Tickets are $3; register at uccs.edu/~business/ and click on “Ethics of Command” in the events section.

Feb. 20

Buzz with the Bs

The Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado will host its monthly Buzz with the Bs networking event in Pueblo at 8 a.m. at Wells Fargo, 201 W. Eighth St., #300. Cost is $5 in advance, $7 at the door. RSVP at http://tinyurl.com/BuzzPueblo-220.

Feb. 21

Innovation in aging

The board of directors of the newly formed, nonprofit Innovation in Aging Collaborative is holding its launch celebration from 4 to 6 p.m. at Penrose House, 1661 Mesa Ave. RSVP to IIAC.roalstad@gmail.com or call 286-9389.

Mentoring forum

Feb. 21 is the early registration deadline for the Woman to Woman mentoring forum, featuring Jerri Marr, Forest Supervisor of the Pike and San Isabel National Forests, Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands. Register today for $25, $35 from Feb. 22 to 26. The Feb. 27 event will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Doolittle Hall on the U.S. Air Force Academy campus. Register at w22mentoring.org or call Debi Bauer at 649-3769.

Benefits 101

The Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado is holding its monthly Benefits 101 class, an opportunity to network with other businesses and learn more about the BBB. The event, held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., is free and open to all southern Colorado companies.

Minding Your Business

Learn the basics about starting and growing a business, or how to find a job, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. The class covers print sources, electronic databases and websites with information about industries, competition, vendors, financials, mailing lists and more.

Toolkit for donor databases

Searching for a way to keep track of your donors? This workshop for nonprofits will discuss available donor databases, features of donor databases, where to find them and tips on how a database can best work for your organization. From 8 to 10 a.m. at Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave.

Feb. 27

W2W mentoring forum

The Women to Women Mentoring Forum features Jerri Marr, Forest Supervisor of the Pike and San Isabel National Forests, Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands. The event will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Feb. 27 at Doolittle Hall on the U.S. Air Force Academy campus. Register at w22mentoring.org or call Debi Bauer at 649-3769.

CU Funding in Focus forum

The University of Colorado is holding a Funding in Focus education forum at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs to build a network of constituents who will promote the university’s education aims and raise awareness about funding issues. CU Regent Sue Sharkey, vice chair, and Regent Kyle Hybl will be at the event, from 4 to 5 p.m. at University Center 116, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Parking is free on the third level of the garage. Register for both the seminar and the reception following by calling Michele McKinney at (303) 860-5622.