Feb. 3 and Feb. 6

Annual supply swap

The City of Colorado Springs is cleaning out supply closets and trying to find items a second home, either in another city work group or with a local non-profit. Local businesses are invited to join the city’s efforts and donate any unwanted but usable office items from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Then, on Feb. 6, local non-profit organizations (with proof of local, non-profit status) are invited to “shop” at no cost from remaining items from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Typical supplies include three-ring binders, printer cartridges, organizational materials, type writers, overhead projectors, microfiche machines and professional development materials. Furniture will not be available. For details call 385-6609.

Feb. 8.

EWI meets

The Colorado Springs Chapter of Executive Women International will host its February meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the Colorado Springs Country Club, 3333 Templeton Gap. Guest speaker Cynthia Griffin from Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care will discuss “The Who, What, When and Why of Planning for the future. We’ll learn about Hospice and Palliative care.” Cost is $40 for EWI members and $45 for non-members. RSVP at www.SpringsEWI.com.

Feb. 13


El Pomar Institute for Innovation & Commercialization hosts EPIIC Night with Mark Ciccone, president of MAC Associates based in Boston, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Upper Lodge, on University of Colorado, Colorado Springs campus. MAC works with companies in the area of “go-to-market” innovation, marketing, branding sales and supply chain. He will address the question, “What is innovation?” RSVP is required. Call 255-3686 or email bwasinge@uccs.edu.

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Feb. 16

BBB Benefits 101

The Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado hosts “Benefits 101” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the BBB office, 25 N. Wahstach Ave. The seminar is an opportunity to network with fellow accredited businesses and learn about the benefits a business receives as a BBB AB. Admission is free and lunch will be provided. RSVP online at www.blacktie-colorado.com/rsvp and enter event code: BBB216 (All one word, not case sensitive.)

Feb. 17

Winter Rally

Mayor Steve Bach hosts Spirit of the Springs “Winter Rally” from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Summit Ballroom of The Antlers Hilton, 4 S. Cascade Ave. Admission is free of charge. Attendees will have a chance to meet Spirit of the Springs Celebration Award winners; enjoy performances by Colorado Springs Conservatory, Children’s Chorale, and Sweet Adelines; participate in fun science demonstrations by Cool Science; or stage a “gold medal moment” with photo backdrops provided by the United States Olympic Committee, among other activities. Parking is available beneath The Antlers with free validation available at the rally. Free parking is also available at non-metered spots on streets nearby.

Feb. 23

Business tax class

The Colorado Department of Revenue offers a three-hour business tax class from 1 to 4 p.m. regarding the laws surrounding state sales and use taxes applicable to businesses conducting sales in Colorado. This class is for new businesses in Colorado, taxpayers considering opening a business in Colorado, tax preparers consulting with Colorado clients on this topic, and/or those who need a refresher course on Colorado sales/use tax laws. Due to limited seating, pre-registration is required. Details can be found at www.TaxSeminars.state.com

Business of Aging Summit

The Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce hosts a Business of Aging Summit from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza. Guest speakers include Tucker Hart Adams, senior partner at Summit Economics who will discuss the aging of Colorado and its economic impact; Brent Green, CEO of Brent Green and Associates, who will discuss how boomers are changing business, marketing aging and the future; Sara Qualls, will discuss caring for kids and aging parents; and the keynote speaker is Mark Lautman, author of When the Boomers Bail: A community of economic survival guide. For details and to register, go to www.coloradospringschamber.org.