State offering sales tax training

The Colorado Department of Revenue is offering a free training seminar about state sales tax issues at 2:30 p.m. July 6 at 4420 Austin Bluffs Parkway.

The 90-minute seminar will include information about sales tax licenses, trade names, how to collect sales tax, distinguishing sales and use tax, and available electronic services.

Training materials will be provides and no pre-registration is necessary.

For more information, visit

Junior League hosting membership info nights

The Junior League of Colorado Springs is hosting membership information nights from 6:30 to 8 p.m. July 13 and July 24.

The Junior League is a women’s volunteer organization that has been addressing community needs for more than 80 years. The group has founded and fostered organizations and events such as Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, CASA, Court Care, Safe Kids, Ronald McDonald House, Children’s Literacy Center and the Care Fair health fair.

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To RSVP, or for location information, call 632-3855 or visit

Landlords, investors group meeting

The Pikes Peak Landlords & Investors Group will have its monthly meeting from 6:30 to 9 p.m. July 11 at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock.

For more information, call Terry Mikesell at 593-8788.

Leadership program available for chamber, EDC members

The Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and the Colorado Springs Economic Development Corp. are teaming with the Catamount Institute to present Dynamic Change Leader on July 20.

The one-day seminar uses nature as a classroom to teach participants that their businesses are systems, allowing leaders to shape change, not be controlled by it. Systems thinking enables uses to analyze and minimize risk, discover untapped strengths and resources, avoid repeat mistakes, anticipate the broad impact of decisions and foresee trends that create opportunity.

The program is limited to 30 participants. The cost for chamber members and friends of the EDC is $450.

For more information, or to register, call 417-0910, ext. 106.

SCORE offering workshops for military personnel

The Colorado Springs SCORE chapter is offering “Starting a Small Business” workshops for members of the military.

The four-hour course is designed to answer the basic questions for people leaving the service and starting a small business.

The presentation includes discussions about the advantages and disadvantages of starting from scratch, purchasing a franchise or buying an existing business. While the information is an important first step, it does not replace the need to seek legal and accounting advice for concerns unique to an individual business.

Registration is done through the Family Support Center at each base or post. The cost is $15 per participant. Additional information is available by calling the SCORE office at 636-3074.

Programs are scheduled from 8 a.m. to noon at the following locations:

Fort Carson – Aug. 8 and Nov. 14

Peterson Air Force Base – Aug. 2 and Nov. 1

Schriever Air Force Base – Aug. 29 and Nov. 7