On the Horizon – June 21, 2013

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June 21

Small Business Week — Tying It All Together

Small Business Week concludes with a seminar on avoiding the slippery slope of TMI and taking action for success. The seminar is from 8 to 10:30 a.m. at the University Center at UCCS, room 302. The seminar is $25 to attend and is $55 including the luncheon. Go to www.scbbb.org to register.

Small Business Week — luncheon

Small Business Week ends its celebration of small businesses in Colorado Springs with a luncheon from 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Berger Hall on the UCCS campus. The luncheon is $40. Go to www.scbbb.org to register.

June 22

Rising Professionals Volunteer Day

The Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance’s young professionals group will volunteer at the Tour de Cure, a cycling event to benefit the American Diabetes Association, at Mary Kyer Park in the Springs. The group is hosting a rest stop on the course and handing out food and drinks to participants. Volunteers should sign up at www.springsbusinessalliance.com.

Recycling event

Blue Star Recyclers and The Citadel mall are partnering for a local electronics recycling event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the northeast corner of The Citadel parking lot, 750 Citadel Drive. The charge is $10 a car, and any electronic can be recycled — hair dryers, vacuum cleaners, television sets, computers and computer parts.

Neighborhood and Business Watch program

The Colorado Springs Police Department will hold neighborhood and business watch training from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Falcon Division, 785 Goddard St. This is the basic block captain training for new captains or those who need a refresher course.

June 24

Boot Camp: Disaster Planning

The Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region is holding a boot camp about disaster preparedness, planning and response. The focus will be on tools for artists and art organizations to help with the aftermath of disaster. The event is scheduled for 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 West Dale St.

Job networking

Learn about job trends, share leads and benefit from emotional support at a networking group Monday from 10 to noon at the Pikes Peak Workforce Development Center. No registration is necessary.

June 25

Business Alliance Orientation

Learn more about the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance during an orientation session from 8 to 9 a.m. at the Business Alliance’s offices. Find out how to get involved with the legislative watch council, military affairs council, rising professionals and ambassador club. Go to www.springsbusinessalliance.com for more information.

Job Search: Using Myers-Briggs

Find out weaknesses and strengths and best career fields at a workshop at the Pikes Peak Workforce Center. The workshop is based on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. Go to ppwfc.org for more information.

June 26

Résumé 101

This workshop will teach you how to build a basic résumé from 10 a.m. to noon at the Pikes Peak Workforce Center. Bring a list of previous employers and education, as well as a flash drive. Must have basic computer and Internet skills. Register online at www.ppwfc.org.

Career Consultants

Career consultants are available by appointment for those seeking one-on-one help finding a job. The HIRED orientation is a prerequisite to being seen by a career consultant. For more information, go to www.ppwfc.org.

June 27

Best of Reception

Celebrate the best in business with the Colorado Springs Business Journal. The celebration is from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Ivywild School. Cost is $25 for subscribers, $35 for non-subscribers. Register at csbj.com.

Community After Hours

The Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance and Pikes Peak National Bank is giving members a chance to network and celebrate small businesses with the Better Business Bureau, the Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce and the Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce. The event is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. at the bank, 2401 W. Colorado Ave. A guest speaker, Joan Rennekamp, a certified senior professional human resource specialist, will discuss how the new marijuana laws will affect business owners. Cost is $10 for members, $15 for partnering organizations and $25 for nonmembers. Registration closes 24 hours before the event. Go to springsbusinessalliance.com to sign up.

Finding a federal job

The federal job application process can be complicated and lengthy. This session provides hands-on help with forms and procedures. The three hour workshop starts at 8:30 a.m. Reservations are required, call 667-3700 or go to the ppwfc.org website for more information. Veterans have priority.

Free classes about total joint replacement

Pikes Peak Regional Hospital and Surgery Center offers free classes from 2 to 4 p.m. about total joint replacement, what to expect and how to prepare. The classes are schedule at the hospital, 16420 W. Highway 24 in Woodland Park in the café meeting room. Call Wendy Westall at 686-5779 for more information.