On the Horizon – June 28, 2013

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June 30

Pikes Peak Hill Climb

The second oldest race in the world runs Sunday up Pikes Peak. Tickets are $40 online and $50 at the tollgate. Go to www.ppihc.com.

July 1

Networking Group

The Pikes Peak Workforce Center will host a job seeker networking group from 10 a.m. to noon at the Pikes Peak Workforce Center. Go to www.ppwfc.org to register.

July 2

Interview 101: Preparing

Interviewing begins with research and practice. Learn how to prepare for an interview, as well as present yourself in the best way possible during this workshop from 10 a.m. to noon at the Pikes Peak Workforce Center. Go to www.ppwfc.org to register.

July 3

HIRED — Job class

Learn how the services available at the Pikes Peak Workforce Center and throughout the community can help you expand your job search techniques at this seminar from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Pikes Peak Workforce Center. Go to www.ppwfc.org to register.

Résumé 201

Learn to build a better résumé at this workshop from 11 a.m. to noon at the Pikes Peak Workforce Center. Bring a current résumé and learn to turn your résumé into an advertisement. Go to www.ppwfc.org to register.

July 10

Buzz with the Bs

The Better Business Bureau will host a breakfast and networking event to address and identify areas to help businesses grow. It’s scheduled from 7:15 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at Holy Cow Pub and Grill, 5885 Stetson Hills Blvd.

For Your Business: Planning Your Website

Ent Federal Credit Union is hosting a workshop for anyone planning to create a business website. Learn why every business needs a website, how to pick a domain name, what you need from a service provider and how to choose content, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Ent’s 7350 Campus Drive location. The presentation is co-sponsored by the Colorado Springs Small Business Development Center. RSVP at 574-1100, ext. 6670.

July 10-13

Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo

The annual Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Days is scheduled for July 10-13 with gates opening at 4 p.m. for the nightly 7:15 p.m. rodeo at Norris-Penrose Event Center, 1045 Lower Gold Camp Road. Thursday, the rodeo recognizes Missile Defense and the 302nd Airlift Wing, and encourages people to be “tough enough to wear pink” for breast cancer awareness. Friday is Space Command Day and Saturday’s matinee at 12:45 p.m. recognizes the Air Force Academy. The finale Saturday night honors military personnel with NORAD/U.S. Northcom.

July 11

CSBJ Golf Bus

The Business Journal is sponsoring a golf bus to The Ridge in Castle Rock. Bring your clubs, but let the CSBJ and SportzSkillz do the driving. Lunch provided. Bus leaves at 11:30 p.m. and tee off is 1 p.m. Cost is $125 to CSBJ subscribers. Register here.

July 12

Fourth Annual Women’s Small Business Conference

Held in Durango, the Women’s Small Business Conference provides seminars, one-on-one counseling and networking from 8 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. at the Double Tree Hotel, 501 Camino Del Rio. Cost is $5 for early registration, $50 after July 9 and exhibitors pay $100 for booth space. Go to http://coloradosbdc.eventbrite.com/ to register.

July 18

How to start a business

UCCS professor Tom Duenning will speak about starting your own business at the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance’s rising professionals’ luncheon. The event is held from 11:30 to 1 p.m. at UCCS. Tickets are $25 for rising professional members, $35 for nonmembers and $15 for UCCS students and staff. Go to springsbusinessalliance.com to register.

July 19-21 and 26-28

Rocky Mountain State Games

The Rocky Mountain State Games is a multi-sport festival for Colorado residents of all ages and abilities. Recognized by the National Congress of State Games, the games will cover two weekends. This year’s the games will offer competition in 36 sports at locations along the Front Range, including the U.S. Olympic Training Center, Memorial Park, Fort Carson, Colorado College and other venues. Go to http://www.coloradospringssports.org/ to register.

July 23

Breakfast with the Journal: Safe Cyber

Are you practing safe cyber? Sponsored by Platinum Relations, the breakfast panel features experts in the ways to keep your business safe. Learn about protection trends, new methods and the future of cyber security. Cos is $23 for subscribers and the event starts at 7 a.m. at Embassy Suites. Register here.

July 26

Denver’s 13th annual diversity employment career day

City Career Fairs comes to Denver from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 4040 Quebec Street in this free event that matches employers with qualified employees from all classes covered under the TitleVII Civil Rights Act of 1964 — women, minorities, seniors and LGBT candidates. Admission is free and open to the public. Business attire is required.

Outside Equipment Operations

The Western Museum of Mining and Industry will feature an exhibit about outside equipment operations at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at its location in northern Colorado Springs. Admission is $8. Call 488-0880 for more information.

July 28-30

Crypto-Jewish Conference

Historians, scholars and individuals interested in tracing religious roots to ancestors who were exiled from Spain and Portugal to the American Southwest will gather July 28-30 at UCCS for the 23rd Annual Conference of the Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies. Complete meals and beverage services are included with the $195 registration fee. Partial registration is available for those who cannot attend all days of the conference. For information about registration, contact Roger Martinez, assistant professor, UCCS Department of History at 255-4070.