Aug 24

Entrepreneurs Course open house

The Small Business Development Center hosts an open house from 4 to 5 p.m. at the center, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, to answer questions about the NxLevel Leading Edge: Entrepreneurs Course, which begins in September and runs to December. The course covers planning and research, management/legal structure, marketing analysis and deal-making process.

Aug. 28

Cybersecurity for your business

The Greater Colorado Springs Chamber and EDC and the Western Cyber Exchange host a luncheon about cybersecurity. The keynote speaker is Jacques Erasmus, chief information security officer for Webroot. The luncheon is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Antlers Hilton Hotel, 4 S. Cascade Ave. Cost is $30 for Chamber/EDC members and $35 for nonmembers. Register at

Precipitation monitoring for teachers

Colorado State University is helping to bring donated rain gauges to every school across Colorado while training kids and teachers to use the scientific measurements in their classrooms. Teachers in Colorado Springs are invited to a free 30-minute training seminar at 4:30 p.m. in the Colorado Springs Utilities Conservation and Environmental Center, 2855 Mesa Road. RSVP to

Aug. 30

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Forum seeks input from people with disabilities

The Independence Center and the ADA Center are hosting a forum from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Pikes Peak Area Agency on Aging, 14 S. Chestnut St., to gather information about existing procedures for people with disabilities during community emergencies. Emergency operations staffs from Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs and the local Red Cross have been invited to attend and listen. Information provided will help emergency response teams improve existing processes and update current emergency plans. The forum is open to anyone with a disability or a family member of a person with a disability who has an experience to share from the recent Waldo Canyon Fire.

Sept. 21

13 Ways to turbo charge profits

Middle Market Entrepreneurs will host a breakfast event at 6:45 a.m. at the El Paso Club featuring Mark Smith, founder of Outsource Channel Executives. Smith also is the author of the Guerrilla Marketing line of books. He works with organizations to help accelerate sales, make more profits and keep higher margins. Cost is $35. To register, call 884-1304.

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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.