On The Horizon – October 3, 2013

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Oct. 4

Job Fair/Hiring Event

Pikes Peak Workforce Center is hosting a job fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Citizens Service Center, 1675 Garden of the Gods Road, specifically for manufacturing companies. To reserve a space for your company, email linda.johnson@elpasoco.com.

Oct. 5

CC presentation

Colorado College presents, “Antarctic Discovery: Discovering Remote Mountains at the Bottom of World” a discussion about the discovery and exploration of the territory by Ed Stump. The event starts at 7 p.m. at Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache La Poudre St.

Oct. 7

Large landscape focus

Part of the Colorado College State of the Rockies project focuses on large landscape conservation. Gary Tabor, a conservation catalyst, will speak about efforts to increase conservation capacity of the Wildlife Conservation Society, the African Wildlife Foundation, the Wildlife Trust and other organizations. He will speak at 7 p.m. at the Gates Common Room, third floor of Palmer Hall, 1025 N. Cascade Ave. The speech is free and open to the public.

Oct. 8

Visiting Writers: McHugh

Maureen McHugh, a Nebula Award winner, will speak about her book “After the Apocalypse,” and her work as chief architect of the alternate reality game, “Year Zero,” at 7 p.m. in the Gates Common Room, third floor of Palmer Hall at Colorado College.

Architecture That Heals

Alan Ricks is co-founder of a company that focuses on architecture and design solutions for public health on a global scale with offices in Rwanda and Boston and programs in Haiti, Liberia and Sierra Leone. He is a visiting faculty member at Harvard University. He will talk about his development and execution of a global strategic plan for designing and implementing “architecture that heals.” The event is 7 p.m. at the Richard F. Celeste Theater, the Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center at 825 N. Cascade Ave. It’s free and open to the public.

Oct. 9

Cash Flow Management

This course, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Small Business Development Center, will teach businesses how to manage cash flow using financial statements from accounting software. Participants will learn how to create a budget for the next 12 months. Speaker is Mark Patterson, CPA. Register at http://www.coloradosbdc.org/coloradosprings.

Oct. 10

Social Media for Businesses

Learn about tweeting, how blogging can build a business and how to make the most of those Facebook friends at this workshop, slated for 9 a.m. to noon at the Colorado Springs Small Business Development Center. Cost is $30. Register at http://www.coloradosbdc.org/coloradosprings.

“God Bless America” history

American music scholar Sheryl Kaskowitz will discuss her book about the story behind “God Bless America” starting with the song’s composition by Irving Berlin, at 7:30 p.m. at Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache La Poudre St. It’s free and open to the public.

Nonprofit workshop

Learn the role donors play in nonprofit fundraising strategies, methods for identifying major donors and research tools for effective cultivation and solicitation strategies from 8 to 10 a.m. at Penrose Library. Call Amy Rodda, 531-6333.

Oct. 11

Nonprofit workshop: The Art of the Ask

The Penrose Library hosts an interactive presentation that demystifies the nuances of asking for money face-to-face from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Penrose Library. Call Amy Rodda at 531-6333 to register.

Oct. 15

Business & Arts Luncheon

The Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance and the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region are hosting the sixth annual Business & Arts Luncheon. The luncheon spotlights performances by local artists on four stages, ranging from opera to theater to dance. Previous years have included surprises such as break dancers, local filmmakers and taiko drummers. Registration starts at 11:30 a.m. and lunch starts at noon at The Antlers Hilton. Call 884-2828 for more information.

How to Create Your Transformational Financial Business Plan

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

In this workshop Tara Nolan will share: How to create a buy/sell agreement, how to keep more of your business’s revenue and how to plan for wealth transfer. The event is slated for 9 to 11 a.m. at the Colorado Springs Small Business Development Center. Go to http://www.coloradosbdc.org/coloradosprings to register.

Minding Your Business

Learn how to research starting or growing a business or how to find a job at this workshop from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at Penrose Library. The class covers print sources, electronic databases and websites to help find information on industry, competition, vendors, financials and mailing lists.

Oct. 15-18

Managing and writing federal proposals

UCCs is hosting a four-day workshop about writing and managing federal proposals for defense and aerospace professionals from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at UCCS. The event is for anyone who is involved with federal government proposal efforts. Target participants include proposal teams, proposal contributors, proposal writers, managers, business developers, proposal coordinators, finance and contracts personnel, analysts, directors and supervisors. The cost is $1,695 to attend. Call 255-5215 for information.

 

Oct. 16

Secrets to Navigating Business Situations Ethically

Join the Rising Professionals Professional Development Committee to learn how ethics set people apart in the workplace and why business decisions need to be viewed through an ethical lens. Through corporate examples, the speaker will discuss how to build an ethical reputation that works to your advantage. The luncheon is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Rising Professionals are $20, Business Alliance members are $25 and non members are $30. There will be a shuttle to take people to the UCCS Centennial Hall from the Four Diamonds Sports Complex. Call 575-4329 to register.

 

Breakfast with the Journal: Political Affairs

Join the Colorado Springs Business Journal and political leadership from both sides of the aisle as they discuss key decisions made during the 2013 General Assembly and the impact on local business. State leaders will discuss key elections and legislation for 2014 that will affect the region and the business community. Speakers are House Minority Leader Brian DelGrosso; Rep. Angela Williams, Rep. Pete Lee and Rep. Bob Gardner. The event starts at 7:30 a.m. and is $28 for CSBJ subscribers, $38 for nonsubscribers.

 

Basics of Bookkeeping

9:00 AM to 12:30 PM

This workshop is designed for the entrepreneur with little or no experience in business accounting and is taught by a local CPA. Held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the workshop will cover functions of record keeping; cash versus accrual systems; recording transactions; revenue, expenses, and depreciations; and accounts payable and receivable. This seminar is great for both small business owners and business assistants in charge of financial transactions and record-keeping. Patti Asher, CPA is the speaker, and it’s $40 to attend. Register at http://www.coloradosbdc.org/coloradosprings.

 

Oct. 17

Business After Hours

Network with Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance, Better Business Bureau, Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce members from 5 to 7 p.m. at The Space Foundation, 4425 Arrowswest Drive. Cost is $10 for member investors, $15 for partnering organizations and $25 for nonmembers. Call 884-2828 to register.

 

Beyond Bookkeeping Basics

The workshop will cover functions of record keeping; cash versus accrual systems, recording transactions, revenue, expenses, and depreciations from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Colorado Springs Small Business Development Center. This seminar is suitable for small business owners or business assistants in charge of financial transactions and record-keeping. CPA Patti Asher is the speaker. The fee is $40. Register at http://www.coloradosbdc.org/coloradosprings.

 

History Program

The Palmer Lake Historical Society is holding a history-related ghost story session, “The Ghosts of Douglas County,” at 7 p.m. at the Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent. Shaun Boyd will discuss several haunted properties in Douglas County with some in Denver and ending near Palmer Lake. Stories include the Highlands Ranch Mansion, a Parker ghost story and a phantom telegrapher. Boyd is a member of the Douglas County Library staff. The event is free.

 

Colorado College Lecture

The Economics and Business Department at Colorado College will present its second talk in its seminar series at 2:30 p.m. at Palmer Hall. Amanda Felkey, associate professor of economics at Lake Forest College, will discuss microeconomics, household, behavioral and development economics.