On the Horizon – November 15, 2013

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Nov. 19

Stormwater Task Force town hall

Share your comments and concerns about stormwater issues facing the community, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Leon Young Service Center, 1521 S. Hancock Expressway.

Nov. 20

Cyber security event

The Western Cyber Exchange End of Year Review Event will take place from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Club at Flying Horse, 1880 Weiskopf Point, in the Blake Ballroom on the first floor of the clubhouse. The event includes networking and hors d’oeuvres for attendees. To register, visit www.wcyberx.org.

Creekside project at America the Beautiful Park

Creekside at America the Beautiful Park will enable use of Fountain Creek for recreation, create wetlands, and better connect the waterway to the park, and is funded by Great Outdoors Colorado, the Downtown Development Authority and Colorado Springs Utilities. Construction is planned for the summer of 2014. THK Associates Inc., the design firm for the project, and the city Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services want feedback as the design is finalized. To share your ideas, attend the meeting at 6 p.m., City Administration Building, Room 102, 30 S. Nevada Ave.

Nov. 23

Tree-lighting ceremony

Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care invites the community to join them at 5 p.m. at Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., south lawn, for an outdoor community tree-lighting ceremony in remembrance of loved ones. Each Tree of Life will be covered in lights. Loved ones’ names provided at the event will be read in remembrance.

Pikes Peak will also pay tribute to military and local community protectors, illuminating a special red, white, and blue tree in their honor.

Dec. 5

CSBJ Power Lunch: The State of Higher Education

CSBJ will host a luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Colorado Springs Marriott Hotel, 5580 Tech Center Drive. Leaders from the area’s four preeminent higher education institutions discuss jobs, economic drivers and future workforce issues. They will also talk about what role the Colorado Springs business community plays in their success and what role the schools play in the region’s success. Speakers: Pam Shockley-Zalabak, chancellor, UCCS; Jill Tiefenthaler, president, Colorado College; Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson, Air Force Academy superintendent; Lance Bolton, president, Pikes Peak Community College. To register for the event, visit www.csbj.com.

Dec. 13

Celebrate Technology award nominations due

With the intent of celebrating what’s right in the community, the Colorado Springs Business Journal, in partnership with Peak Venture Group, Middle Market Entrepreneurs, Start Up CS, Regional Business Alliance, Colorado Springs Tech Incubator and Regional Entrepreneurial Alliance are bringing back the Celebrate Technology reception. If you know of a company or person taking it to the next level in manufacturing, communication, innovation or technology, take the time and nominate them. Visit www.csbj.com and the Events tab to nominate.