On the Horizon – July 5, 2013

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July 10

Buzz with the Bs

The Better Business Bureau will host a breakfast and networking event to address areas to help businesses grow, from 7:15 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. It 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

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 a.m. and tee off is 1 p.m. Cost is $125 to CSBJ subscribers. Register here.

July 12

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 DoubleTree Hotel, 501 Camino Del Rio. The cost is $50 and exhibitors pay $100 for booth space. Go to http://coloradosbdc.eventbrite.com/ to register.

July 15-16-18

Community Meetings

City Councilor Don Knight will host District 1 community meetings to hear input about solar gardens, downtown development, retail marijuana sales, park watering, stormwater repair and water rationing. The first meeting is 7:30 to 9 a.m. July 15 at Mesa Conservation and Environmental Center conference room, at 2855 Mesa Road. The second is from 6 to 8 p.m. July 16 at Fire Station 14, 1875 Dublin Blvd., and the final meeting is from 6 to 8 p.m. July 18 at Fire Station 18, 6830 Hadler View.

July 18

How to Start a Business

UCCS professor Tom Duening will talk about starting a business at the Business Alliance rising professionals luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at UCCS. Tickets are $25 for rising professionals, $35 for nonmembers and $15 for UCCS students and staff. Register at springsbusinessalliance.com.

July 19-21 and 26-28

Rocky Mountain State Games

The Rocky Mountain State Games is an annual 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 again in 2013. This year 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 www.coloradospringssports.org/ to register, with thousands of participants expected.

July 23

Breakfast with the Journal: Safe Cyber

Are you practicing safe cyber strategy in your business? Sponsored by Platinum Relations, the Breakfast With the Journal panel discussion will feature experts in ways you can keep your business safe. Learn about protection trends, new methods and the future of cyber security. Cost is $23 for CSBJ subscribers, and the event starts at 7 a.m. at Embassy Suites.

Guns and Surveillance in America: How can we be both safe and free?

Prof. Emeritus Bill Hochman will speak about guns and surveillance, the second amendment, freedom and the current government response to violence at a talk from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Penrose Library room, 20 N. Cascade.

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.