May 4

Manufacturing consortium

The Greater Colorado Springs Chamber and EDC hosts the Pikes Peak Manufacturing Consortium from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Pikes Peak Community College, 5675 S. Academy Blvd. Topics include career pathways into manufacturing; higher education resources; and grant updates. For details, email, Jennifer Taylor at or call 884-2840.

May 7

Taste of Tri Lakes Cares

The second annual Taste of Tri Lakes Cares will be at 5:30 p.m. at the Sundance Mountain Lodge in Monument. Area chefs will prepare items for sampling including five of their own items in a mock version of the network show “Chopped.” Admission is $10 at the door; children 10 and under free.

May 8

Chamber University

The Greater Colorado Springs Chamber and EDC host Chamber University at 7:45 a.m. at Colorado Technical University, 4435 N. Chestnut St. Bernard Sandoval, Sandia Marketing and Advertising, speaks on “What Women Want: How to focus on your target market.” For details and to RSVP go

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University of Colorado at Colorado Springs El Pomar Institute for Innovation and Commercialization host EPPIC Night at 5:30 p.m. in Upper Lodge, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway. Dr. Kenneth Ford, founder and CEO of the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition will discuss human-centered computing. His talk with include research on technologies aimed at leveraging and extending human capabilities. RSPV to or call 255-3686.

May 11

PVG Entrepreneurs Breakfast

Peak Venture Group hosts a breakfast meeting at 6:30 a.m. at the Garden of the Gods Club, 3320 Mesa Road. Weldon Long, a successful entrepreneur and award-winning author of The Upside of Fear, is this month’s keynote speaker. Long will discuss the power of having a prosperity mindset. Register at,

May 12

Preservation for Living

Manitou Springs’ Historic Preservation Commission is sponsoring a workshop for owners of heritage homes from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Manitou Springs’ City Hall, 606 Manitou Avenue. The workshops will be presented by personnel from Historic Denver, Inc. The workshop topics are: Preservation 101 and Tax Credits, Energy Efficiency in the Older Home, Window Restoration and Weatherization, and Masonry and Exterior Wood Maintenance. For more information, call 685-4398 or go to

May 17

BBB’s Benefits 101 class

The Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado hosts its Benefits 101 class at 11:30 a.m. at 25 N. Wahsatch Ave. The event is an opportunity to network with fellow accredited businesses and be introduced to the benefits you’ll receive as a BBB AB. The event is free and lunch will be served. To RSVP go to and enter event code: BBB517 (All one word, not case sensitive.)

Tax class

The Colorado Department of Revenue offers a three-hour business tax class from 1 to 3 p.m. in Colorado Springs regarding the laws surrounding state sales and use taxes. The 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. Seating is limited. Register at

May 18

Middle Market Entrepreneurs

MME hosts a breakfast and panel discussion, “Establishing and Leveraging Key Performance Indicators,” from 7 to 9 a.m. at the El Paso Club, 30 E. Platte Ave. A key performance indicator is industry jargon for a type of performance measurement commonly used by an organization to evaluate its success or the success of a particular activity in which it is engaged. Panelists are Chris Blees, Linda Sommer and Mark Shadle. Cost is $35. Seating is limited. Register at,

eWomen Network Accelerated Networking

eWomen Networks hosts its Accelerated Networking luncheon from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. at Cheyenne Mountain Resort. Rosemary Bredeson, known as the scientific mystic, will discuss how intuition is a powerful tool. She is the co-author of “Get Your Woman On!” Cost is $35 for eWomen members and $45 for non-members. RSVP to Tracy Brookham at

Armed Forces Week Awards

The Greater Colorado Springs Chamber and EDC host Armed Forces Week Awards luncheon at 11:15 a.m. at The Broadmoor. Guest speaker is Gen. Charles H. Jacoby, U.S. commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command. For details, go to

Salute to Colorado Springs Olympic Family

Teresa Edwards, the most decorated basketball player in the world, will be the speaker at the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation’s Second Salute To The Olympic Family Luncheon at noon the Doubletree By Hilton Hotel. For details on tables and individual seats contact Lincoln Floyd at the Sports Corp 719-634-7333, ext. 1000, or by email at

May 24

Breakfast at Trinity’s

The Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado hosts its monthly networking breakfast, Buzz with the Bs, from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at Trinity Brewing Company, 1466 Garden of the Gods. Cost is $13 with a reservation and $16 at the door. A buffet breakfast will be served. To register, go to and enter event code: BBBbuzz524 or call Kelly Clark at 636-5076 ext. 114 or email at

Business Expo

Reservations are being accepted for booth space for the Springs Business Expo, which is from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Freedom Financial Services Expo Center. Booths start at $300. For details call 635-1551.

May 30

Behave like a Middle Market Company

The Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and EDC, in partnership with BiggsKofford and Action Coach, host “Behave Like a Middle Market Company: Change Your State of Mind to Build Company Value” from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort. Cost for Chamber & EDC members is $75 for the first person from a company and then $50 per additional person from that company. Cost for non-Members is $100 per person. For details call 719-635-1551.

July 6

Business Tax Symposium

The Colorado Department of Revenue and several home-rule municipalities offer an all-day Business Tax Symposium from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Denver. The seminar is for businesses located in and outside Colorado, tax preparers who prepare sales/use tax returns for Colorado businesses, tax-exempt organizations and anyone else interested in learning more about Colorado sales/use tax laws should attend. Register by June 1 at

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Amber Baillie
A Colorado native, Amber Baillie graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications. For over three years, she wrote for the Air Force Academy's official base newspaper and has written articles for Your Boulder and the Cheyenne and Woodmen Editions. For the Business Journal, she covers cyber, aerospace and defense, and nonprofit news.