On the Horizon – April 25, 2014

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April 25

Meet your reps

Meet your state delegation at a Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance event from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Space Foundation, 4425 Arrowswest Drive. The event is free.

Through May 16

Best in business voting

Vote for the best businesses in the community by going to CSBJ.com and click on the “vote” button.

April 26

Manitou Health Fair

Manitou Springs Southern Colorado Health Fair, from 7 a.m. to noon at the Community Congregational Church, 103 Pawnee Ave. Cost of $30 includes a 31-component blood analysis and $25 for men’s prostate cancer screening. For information, call 685-5089.

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 Fair 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.

May 1

Business Boot Camp

This fast-paced conference will be a realistic starting point for budding entrepreneurs. It will be at the SBDC, 1675 Garden of the Gods Road, suite 1107 and runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $15. Feel free to bring a lunch. Speaker is Rick Sundahl of Grey Wolf Systems. Register early at coloradosbdc.org/training.

May 6

Global expansion

Learn from Lonnie Koyama of the U.S. Small Business Administration about Colorado export assistance resources and the basics of export finance. The discussion will help craft an “export business plan.” Online course, free, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Register at coloradosbdc.org/training.

May 7

Build a better resume

Learn how to create a better resume from 10 a.m. to noon at the Pikes Peak Workforce Center, 1675 Garden of the Gods Rd. Sign up at www.ppwfc.org.

May 8

50-plus job search

Those 50 or older and looking for a job, network Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon at the Pikes Peak Workforce Center, 1675 Garden of the Gods Rd. No sign up necessary.

Volunteer for children

Court Appointed Special Advocates of the Pikes Peak Region will have an informational presentation, 5:30 p.m., at the CASA office, 701 S. Cascade. CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to be a voice for these children in court and in the community. For information, call 447-9898.

May 9

Art show

The 11th annual Sunny Vista Art Show and Silent Auction will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Sunny Vista Living Center, 2445 E. Cache la Poudre St. For more information, call 471-8700.

May 13

Risk management

This free online class, from 9 to 10:30 a.m., will help participants understand how risk management can benefit their business. Speaker is Will Hardin of the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Build a better resume

Learn how to create a better resume from 2 to 4 p.m., at the Pikes Peak Workforce Center, 1675 Garden of the Gods Rd. Sign up at www.ppwfc.org.

May 15

Networking with a twist

During Armed Forces Week, CSBJ supports the nonprofit AspenPointe, which has two programs that support local military veterans, Vet Mentoring and Peer Navigator. Half of all the money goes toward these programs. Network from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., at Johnny Martin’s Car Club, 1 S. Nevada. Cost is $10. Register at csbj.com.

Successful women

Fifth annual Women’s Success Summit with Sandra Yancey, from 6 to 9:30 p.m., Cheyenne Mountain Resort, 3225 Broadmoor Valley Rd. Cost is $69, $59 for an eWN member and $79 for late registrations starting May 13. For information, 659-6618.

To 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.

May 16

Retirement options

Learn the options of what to do with your time after retirement, an Innovations in Aging Collaborative program, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Berger Hall, UCCS, $55. To register, call 231-7803.

May 21

Build a better resume

Learn how to create a better resume 10 a.m.-noon, Pikes Peak Workforce Center, 1675 Garden of the Gods Rd. Sign up at www.ppwfc.org.

May 27

Build a better resume

Learn how to create a better resume 2-4 p.m., at the Pikes Peak Workforce Center, 1675 Garden of the Gods Rd. Sign up at www.ppwfc.org.

June 18

Business of aging

The older adult population is expected to increase 179 percent in the next 16 years, leaving a large market for businesses to develop products and services for older adults. This conference investigates those ideas, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Penrose House Garden Pavilion, $55. To register, call 231-7803.

 

Sept. 10

Housing for the aging

The older adult population is expected to increase 179 percent in the next 16 years, and many want to remain in their homes, aging in place. This conference for older adults promotes more housing choices and discusses the options for housing, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Penrose House Garden Pavilion, $55. To register, call 231-7803.