July 17

Breakfast with Chamber-EDC president

The Greater Colorado Springs Chamber and EDC is hosting breakfast with its new president and CEO Joe Raso from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Mining Exchange hotel, 8 S. Nevada Ave. Raso will discuss the issues the chamber and EDC will be focused on the coming year. Cost is $22 for chamber and EDC members and $32 for nonmembers.

Bonding Workshop for Construction Professionals

Colorado PTAC hosts a discussion on contracting with the government for construction and the requirement to bond from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at Colorado Technical University, 4435 N. Chestnut Street, room 252. Learn more about the issue and protecting company credit. Register at www.coloradoptac.org/events/

Government to Business Outreach

Colorado PTAC hosts a workshop where business owners can meet with DOD Small Business Specialists from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Colorado Technical University, 4435 N. Chestnut Street, room 252. Register at www.coloradoptac.org/events/

July 18

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City Green Bag Lunch-n-Learn

Sustainability certifications are growing, but how’s a business person or customer able to know what they are and how they can be valuable? Attendees to the Green Bag Lunch-n-Learn will get an overview of business certifications, find out how the Pikes Peak Sustainable Business Network’s certification works and have a chance to ask a panel of certified business employees about their experience getting certified. Lunch-n-Learn is from 12:11 to 12:49 p.m., at the City Administration Building, 30 S. Nevada, Suite 102. Attendees are encouraged to bring and enjoy their lunches during the presentation. Those who come have the opportunity to win a door prize tote bag made from reused City banners.

Career Fair

Colorado Technical University Colorado Springs campus will host a free and open-to-the-public career fair from 4 to 7 p.m. at the CTU campus, 4435 N. Chestnut Street. Job seekers and employers in the fields of business and management, security studies, engineering, computer science, health science and information technology are invited. RSVP to Deanna Moon at 590-6704 or dmoon@coloradtech.edu.

Become a CASA volunteer

Learn how you can make a difference in the life of a child involved in a case of abuse, neglect or severe domestic conflict at a meeting at 5:30 p.m. at 701 S. Cascade Ave. Contact Kelly at 447-9898, ext. 1033 or visit www.casappr.org.

July 26-27

Grant Writing workshop

The City hosts a Grant Writing USA two-day workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Mountain Metropolitan Transit facility, 1015 Transit Drive — off Hancock Expressway, between Fountain and Union. You do not have to be associated with the City to register. The cost is $425 which includes tuition, workbook, a resource CD and lifetime, free access to Grant Writing USA’s alumni forums. Various continuing education and university credit are available for this class. For details on this aspect, visit http://grantwritingusa.com/ceu.html. Email questions to cs@grantwritingusa.com or call 1-800-814-8191.

Annual Cyber Security Training Conference

The cyber security training conference will be Aug. 1 at the Crowne Plaza and will bring in experts from the Department of Defense, government, industry and academia and research, to share ideas, exchange information, promote best practices and engage in discussions on ways to further protect and strengthen the defensive posture of information systems.

CSTC is sponsored by the Information Systems Security Association — Colorado Springs chapter. Space is limited; register at: www.fbcinc.com/cstc


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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.