On the Horizon – April 26, 2013

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April 30

Ignite Colorado Springs

Ignite Colorado Springs hopes to create an entrepreneurial spark at an event that gives startups five minutes and 20 slides to impress a panel of judges. The event, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at University of Colorado Colorado Springs, is free but is only open to the first 250 registrants. Register at http://tinyurl.com/cj2hzkn.

Athena Awards Lunch

The Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance is hosting its annual Athena Awards from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Broadmoor hotel. Tim Gard is the keynote speaker at the event, and the Business Alliance plans to honor outstanding women during the ceremony. Call 884-2828 to register.

Cripple Creek Job Fair

The Pikes Peak Workforce Center is hosting a job fair from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Aspen Mine Center, 166 E. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek. Companies planning to attend include Cripple Creek Rehab and Wellness, Ames Construction Inc., Triple Crown Casinos, Imperial Hotel, Cart Manor, The Independence Center and the Cripple Creek and Victor Gold Mine.

Webinar: Solar Above, Oil and Gas below

The Principal Solar Institute is hosting a live webinar about co-existence in energy product development with Randy Sowell, president of Lionshare Advisory Services and Greg Friend, senior attorney at Stahl Bernal and Davies. The webinar is scheduled at 10 a.m. at www.principalsolarinstitute.org/webinar/767.

May 1

Rising Professionals Golf League

The Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance’s young professionals group will kick off its summer golf league from 4:30 to 7 p.m. The first course has not yet been selected. Call 575-4329 to register for the six-week golf league.

Business Alliance Orientation

Learn more about the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance during an orientation from 8 to 9 a.m. at the CSRBA’s offices at 102 S. Tejon St., Suite 430. Call 575-4329 to register.

May 2

Sequestration Road Tour

Surviving Sequestration Road Tour will be in Colorado Springs from 7 to 10 a.m. at the Colorado Springs Marriott. The event will focus on how sequestration cuts will hit Colorado Springs and its four military bases. Tickets are $49 for the event. Frank Backes of Braxton Technologies, Phillip Seckman of McKenna Long and Aldridge, and Brian Groves of Deltek will speak at the event. Register at http://tinyurl.com/bsjlhuh.

May 3

Dealing with watering restrictions

The Pikes Peak Library District is hosting a workshop about how to make lawns resilient during watering restrictions from 11 a.m. to noon at the Briargate Library. Call 260-6882 to register.

May 8


Learn why LinkedIn is the new hangout for human resource professionals at a Better Business Bureau workshop from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at Ent Federal Credit Union, 7350 Campus Drive. The event is free, and refreshments will be provided. RSVP at http://tinyurl.com/linkedin-58. For more information, call Kelly Utermoehlen at the BBB at 636-5076.

Nonprofit Workshop: From Managing to Governing

The Pikes Peak Library District is holding a workshop for board members and executives to highlight the qualities that can move your board from managing to high performance, from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Penrose Library. Register by calling 531-6333, ext. 2335.