Sept. 16

BBB Buzz

Buzz with the B’s, a networking breakfast sponsored by the Better Business Bureau, $13-16, La Casita Mexican Grill, 306 S. Eighth St. To register, bbb.org/southern-colorado, then click events.

Fab Lab

Fix broken items, invent something or help the Business of Art Center with small projects. Open recycling center, pick up or donate items sponsored by Concrete Couch, 3:30-5:30 p.m., free, Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., Manitou.

3D printing

Meetup open to public for anyone interested in 3D printing, including communities of maker, hobby, inventors, startups, new technology, do-it-yourself, makerspace, arduino, additive manufacturing and more, Pikes Perk Coffee & Tea, 5965 N. Academy Blvd., free, 6-9 p.m.

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Sept. 17

Breakfast 

Downtown Partnership annual breakfast, network, recognize Downtown Star Award recipients and learn about catalytic downtown community initiatives, Antlers Hilton, 4 S. Cascade Ave., Downtown Partnership members, $40, nonmembers, $45, 7:15-9 a.m. To register, events.r20.constantcontact.com. For information, 886-0088.

World Affairs Council

Former U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua, Venezuela and the Organization of American States John Maisto will speak on challenges that plague Central America — poverty, health, education, violence, gangs and corruption, Antlers Hilton, 4 S. Cascade Ave., $35-$50. To register, csworldaffairs.org or call 579-8443.

Business Connect

Military Business Connect through the Regional Business Alliance, connect with owners and managers of all-size businesses to inform, educate and network, free, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Patty Jewett Clubhouse, 900 E. Espanola, Speaker is Rachel Chaparro of the Veterans Economic Communities Initiative. For information, call 575-4329.

Stay on top of the market

Stay ahead of market changes in your industry. Designed for companies who want to contract with the government or grow their businesses, free, from 3-4:30 p.m., Ent Conference Room at Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Drive.

Getting the most out Of the bid protest process

Learn more about bidding on government contracts, 8:30-11 a.m., Pikes Peak Regional Development Center, 2880 International Center, go to coloradoptac.org to register.

Business Bootcamp

Learn how to start your own business, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Colorado Springs Small Business Development Center, $15, go to cssbdc.org to register.

Sept. 18

Influential women

Nominations for Women of Influence due by the end of business today. The Business Journal is calling for nominations of incredible women who get things done at her company or in the community or both. To nominate someone, csbj.com/nominate.

Sept. 19

What if …

What IF … Festival, a day of play, innovation and creativity, free, downtown Colorado Springs, 1 N. Tejon, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For information, 597-3344.

Sept. 23

Farm to table

Palmer Land Trust’s Southern Colorado Conservation Awards, featuring organic foods from Colorado growers and Callicrate beef, $75, $40 for young professional under age 35, cocktails at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m., Cheyenne Mountain Conference Resort, 3225 Broadmoor Valley Road. To register, palmerlandtrust.org or call 633-3236.

Fab Lab

Fix broken items, invent something or help the Business of Art Center with small projects. Open recycling center, pick up or donate items sponsored by Concrete Couch, 3:30-5:30 p.m., free, Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., Manitou.