On the Horizon – August 9th, 2013

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August 9

Art in Public Places

The Art Commission of the Pikes Peak Region is bringing together artists and cultural groups from around the state to examine community initiatives to engage the public in the arts. The event is from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Ivywild School.

August 10

Rocket in My Beer?

The Space Foundation is hosting a beer-tasting and educational seminar about how space technology helps create quality beer; $24 admission at the Space Foundation’s Discovery Center. Breweries on tap are The Paradox, Bristol, Great Storm, Colorado Mountain, Pikes Peak and RedLeg. Go to www.spacefoundation.org for more.

Romp in the Park

All Breed Rescue and Training is holding its Romp in the Park fundraiser from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Norris-Penrose Event Center. The free event features training demonstrations, local vendors, a doggie water park and a kids corner.

August 13

Marijuana Workshop

The Regional Business Alliance is hosting a workshop about marijuana and employers from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Nazarene Bible College, 1111 Academy Park Loop. Cost is $5 for members, $15 for nonmembers. Call 884-2828 for information.

Leading Edge Open House

This workshop takes place at the Small Business Development Center, 1675 Garden of the Gods Road, Suite 1107, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. It’s an open house that will give insight into the 12-week Leading Edge course using the NxLevel curriculum, also referred to as the “Entrepreneur Course,” for new business owners who need the skills to make their ideas grow. Participants develop a comprehensive business plan to act as a road map for future growth. The course will cover all elements in a business plan – planning and research, management and legal structure, marketing analysis, books and records. The workshop will be held every Tuesday evening from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., from Aug. 13 through Nov. 19. Fees include books and materials, dinner during each session, and prepaid parking passes. Register at https://clients.coloradosbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=70330067

GASB 69: A Closer Look at Government Combinations

Government combinations are more commonly referred to as mergers and acquisitions, and the Government Accounting Standards Board approved new accounting and financial reporting standards for the transactions earlier this year. Find out more during this webinar from 10 to 11 a.m. To register, call Erich Linneman at 800-472-2745.

August 14

Basics of Bookkeeping

Scheduled for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Colorado Springs Small Business Development Center offices, this workshop teaches people with little experience in business accounting the basic functions of record-keeping. Patti Asher will speak. Go to coloradosbdc.org to register.

August 15

Drake Study Open House

The Colorado Springs Utilities Board will host an open house about the study to decommission the Martin Drake power plant from 6 to 8 p.m. at the City Administration Building, 30 S. Nevada Ave. The board is asking for comments based on time-frames related to retirement, energy alternatives for replacement power and quantitative work metrics.

Rising Professionals Mixer

After-hours business-to-business networking for rising professionals from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Cheyenne Mountain Resort. Cost is $10 for members, $20 for nonmembers, and prepayment is required. Register at springsbusinessalliance.com.

Business After Hours

Featuring food and drinks from local restaurants, plus a chance to network with the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance, the Better Business Bureau, Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce and the Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce. The event is scheduled from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Air Force Academy’s Falcon Stadium press box. Please bring a valid identification card to present at the gate. Cost is $10 for member investors, $15 for partnering organizations and $35 for everyone else. Register at springsbusinessalliance.com.