On the Horizon – March 7, 2014

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March 11

Minding Your Business

Learn resources to assist in looking for a job, starting a business or growing your business. From 8:30 to 10 a.m. this class at Penrose Library’s computer lab will cover print sources, databases and websites, competitors, vendors, target markets, industry outlook, financing, advertising, marketing and more. Contact Terry Zarsky at 531-6333, ext. 2308.

Career brief workshop

First Command Financial Services will host a free career workshop from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m at Platinum Group, 6760 Corporate Drive, Suite 100, at Interstate 25 and Woodmen Road.Bring a resume and questions. Seating is limited. RSVP at 465-5555 ext. 100 or email mrbrazzle@firstcommand.com.

March 12


The Colorado Springs Chapter of Executive Women International will host its monthly networking event from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Seeds Community Café, 109 E. Pikes Peak Ave. Cost is $40 for members, $45 for nonmembers. RSVP by Friday, March 7 to Heather at 632-4414.

Flash flood preparedness

The Colorado Springs Office of Emergency Management will host a resident preparedness meeting on the post-Waldo Canyon flash flood risk from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Front Range Alliance Church, 5210 Centennial Blvd.

March 13

Rising Stars

Join the CSBJ and Security Service Credit Union from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Hotel Elegante, 2886 S. Circle Drive, to honor and celebrate 27 of the area’s best young professionals of 2014. Keynote is Kyle Hybl, speaking on “One Person Can Make a Difference.” Cost of $30 per person includes 1 drink, appetizers and celebration. To RSVP go to www.csbj.com and click on events.

March 13 to May 15

Leadership Development for Healthcare

The UCCS College of Business offers this non-credit, professional development program for the healthcare industry. This 5-module program is tailored for healthcare professionals who have roles in supervision, management and leadership. Modules will be held every two weeks from 12:15 to 4:30 p.m., at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway. Registration Fee is $875. CEUs earned will be 1.75. For more information, contact Shawna Rogers with OPED at 255-5215, srogers2@uccs.edu or uccs.edu/business/OPED.

March 14

Connect for Health

El Paso County residents still have time to explore health insurance options. Connect for Health Colorado will have a mobile team in Colorado Springs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments Building, 14 S. Chestnut St., offering free assistance to answer questions, help shop and compare plans, complete applications and check eligibility for cost reductions under the Affordable Care Act. For questions, contact ForHealth@PPACG.org or call 471-2096, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

March 19


MashUp is a high-impact networking event with investors, entrepreneurs, aspiring entrepreneurs, startup pros, and job seekers. The free event begins at 5:30 p.m. at Bristol Brewing Co., Ivywild School, 1604 S Cascade Ave., with networking, followed by Q & A with startup pros, then presentations by two entrepreneurs and real-time feedback. Cash bar.

April 3, 8, 30

Youth job fair

The Pikes Peak Workforce Center Youth Zone seeks employers in El Paso and Teller Counties who have summer positions for young adults, 16 through 21, to attend one of three Governor’s Summer Job Hunt Young Adult Job Fairs from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 3 in Colorado Springs; from 1 to 5 p.m. April 8 in Woodland Park; and from 12 to 4 p.m. April 30 in Cripple Creek.

There is no charge for employers to attend and participating employers receive free lunch. To reserve a booth, call Bob Gemignani at 719.667.3829 or email bobgemignani@elpasoco.com.