BBB hosting series of communication seminars

The Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado is hosting a year-long series to help businesses improve their communication skills. Called “Sweet Talk,” the series will feature communication experts who will share techniques and information about enhancing the communication process.

The seminars are from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. in the Adult Reading Room of the Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. The cost is $15 for BBB members and $20 for non-members if paid in advance, and $25 for members and $30 for non-members if paid at the door. Members can attend all the seminars for $100; $150 for non-members.

To purchase tickets or for more information, contact Debbie Montoya at 636-5076, ext. 115, or

Dates and topics include:

March 1 — Hearsay: Geared toward improving listening skills and using focus groups as a tool.

April 5 — The Write Thing: Writing what you mean.

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May 3 — Consider it Sold: Perfecting your public speaking skills

June 7 — Branding Iron: Branding your company

SCORE hosting workshops for prospective entrepreneurs

The Service Corps of Retired Executives is hosting free workshops entitled “Should you start your own business” on the following dates:

  • March 6, Penrose Library, Adult Meeting Room
  • March 29, East Library Community Room
  • April 17, Penrose Library Adult Meeting Room
  • May 8, Penrose Library Adult Meeting Room
  • May 29, East Library Community Room

The Penrose Library is at 20 N. Cascade Ave. The East Library is at 5550 N. Union Blvd.

The workshops are from 6 to 8:30 p.m. and will include information about the rewards of starting a small business, the attributes of a successful entrepreneur, business planning (including how to determine your cash requirements), and the legal form of your business entity.

Registration is not necessary. For more information, call 636-3074 or visit

Employers sought for Youth Summer Opportunity Fair

The Pikes Peak Youth Work Zone is seeking employers who need to hire young people for summer jobs to participate in its annual Youth Summer Opportunity Fair.

The fair helps young people in El Paso and Teller counties make the transition from school to work and is the kick-off to Colorado’s annual Governor’s Summer Job hunt.

The fair is scheduled from 2 to 6 p.m. March 8 at the Sheraton Hotel, 2886 S. Circle Drive.

There is no charge for booth space, but space is limited. Call 667-3833 for reservations.