On the Horizon – December 20, 2013

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Dec. 23

Donations for Children’s Hospital

SF Financial Services is accepting donations for children at the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders Children’s Hospital Colorado. The gift drive will accept toys, clothing, and hygiene items. SF Financial Services can provide you with a detailed wish list from the children if you would like to pick up something specific. Monetary donations are also being accepted to purchase gifts that do not get donated. For more information, call 597-2179. The names of everyone who donates a gift will be put on an angel and hung on a Christmas tree, and at the end of the drive all of the names will go into a drawing for a $100 gift card. Gifts should be unwrapped and dropped off by Dec. 23 at SF Financial Services, 7560 Rangewood Drive, Suite 110.

Dec. 31

Coffee chat

Every last Tuesday of the month the Apartment Association of Southern Colorado holds a 9 a.m. coffee chat at the AASC office, 2790 N. Academy Blvd., Suite 227, to encourage property owners, managers and vendors to come and discuss the AASC’s goals, membership, education, and events. For more information, call 264-9195.

Jan. 10

Junior Achievement high school career workshop

Junior Achievement of Southern Colorado and partners will host the 21st Century Skills Forum for high school students from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at UCCS. After a VIP breakfast and general session, 800 area students will participate in workshops about core education subjects, plus global awareness, and financial, economic, business and entrepreneurial literacy. JA partners include UCCS, Colorado Technical University, Pikes Peak Community College, and USAA. Keynote speaker will be Kent Fortune, vice president and general manager of USAA, Colorado Springs Operations.

Jan. 23

Books of Lists reception

Join CSBJ for the launch of the 2014 Book of Lists and reception from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Mining Exchange Hotel, 8 S. Nevada Ave. The Book of Lists is the business resource for the Colorado Springs area, with more than 75 business and industry lists to use every day of 2014, while looking for business leads. This year’s book will also contain data, facts and graphs about our community to help navigate the local economy and industries. $30 for subscribers. Price includes food, drinks. To register, click here.

Feb. 7

Celebrate Technology reception

Join CSBJ as we honor seven local companies that have excelled in technology and innovation … and we will award one company with the coveted “Celebrate Technology” big kahuna award!

Celebrate Technology awards reception, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at The Pinery at the Hill, 775 W. Bijou St., will honor technology companies in our community that foster a climate of innovation that drives our economic vitality and well-being. Eric Mitisek, CEO of Colorado Technology Association, will be speaking about: “Why Colorado? Why Colorado is leading in innovation.” $35 includes appetizers, one drink, music and celebration. To register, click here.