On the Horizon – April 11, 2014

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April 12

Buy a home

Home-buying workshop, Ent Federal Credit Union, the Small Business Development Center and the Colorado Springs Better Business Bureau, 10 a.m. to noon, Galley Service Center, 4545 Galley Road. Free. Sign up by calling 574-1100, ext. 6670.

Wildfire info

Pikes Peak Wildfire Prevention Partners workshop, “Surviving Wildfire – It takes a Community,” Ponderosa Retreat and Conference Center, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., 15235 Furrow Rd., $35, includes lunch and materials.

April 15

Pitch night

Peak Venture Group sponsors Pitch Night, 5:30 p.m., Epicentral Coworking Space, 409 N. Tejon St., No. 106. Register at meetup.com/PVG-Pitch-Night/events/169192172/.

April 17

Breakfast with CSBJ

Have breakfast with the Journal and talk about creating jobs, investing in our future through venture capital, legislation and workforce retention, 7 a.m., at the Doubletree World Arena. Join the CSBJ and our panel of speakers: Matt Varilek, SBA Region VIII administrator; Nick Kittle, performance, innovation and sustainability manager for Adams County; and County Commissioner Amy Lathen. Cost is $27 includes breakfast. Register at www.csbj.com.

Find your purpose, passion

Learn three steps you can take to learn how: to be inspired; your learning style works for you; and to discover your passion. Be prepared to laugh. The free workshop takes place from 9-11 a.m. at the SBDC, 1675 Garden of the Gods Road, Suite 1107. Register at: https://clients.coloradosbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=70330355.

April 19

Buy a home

How to buy a home in today’s market, a free workshop sponsored by Bank of Colorado Mortgage Division, 9:30-11:30 a.m., at Bank of Colorado, 4328 Edison Ave. Call to reserve a seat, 304-5119 or 661-2888.

April 21-24

Proposal management

The UCCS College of Business, Office of Professional and Executive Development partnered with Shipley Associates to offer a four-day program to teach proposal management, proposal writing, planning, organizing, developing, implementing a strategy, leading a team and more. The class is held 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway. Fee is $1,695. CEUs earned will be 3.2. For more information, contact Shawna Rogers at 255-5215, srogers2@uccs.edu or uccs.edu/business/OPED.

Through May 15

Health care leadership

The UCCS College of Business offers this non-credit, professional development program for the health care industry. This five-module program is tailored for health care 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. 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.

April 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, the last of which will be from noon 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 667-3829 or email bobgemignani@elpasoco.com.