Enterprise Edge | Economic Snapshot 2016

Economic Snapshot 

What to Expect from Our Local and State Economy

Guest Speaker
 
Tatiana Bailey, Ph.D.
Director, Southern Colorado Economic Forum

 

What We’ll Discuss:  
  • National Economy Overview- Major Indicators & What They Mean 
  • Residential and Commercial Real Estate Markets
  • What Sectors Are Growing in Our Region
  • Specific Job Openings in the Colorado Springs MSA
  • The National and Local Labor Markets
  • Forum Sneak Preview: Colorado Springs: Going for the Gold

 

  
Join us for the tenth year of one of our most popular sessions. We will preview the 20th Annual 
UCCS Economic Forum, which is October 14, 2016. Register for the forum at  http://www.uccseconomicforum.com/
 
 
Thursday, September 8, 2016
7:30 – 9:00 a.m.
Cheyenne Mountain Resort 
3225 Broadmoor Valley Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80906 

Economic Snapshot 

What to Expect from Our Local and State Economy

Guest Speaker
 
Tatiana Bailey, Ph.D.
Director, Southern Colorado Economic Forum

What We’ll Discuss:  

  • Overview of National Economic Indicators
  • Overview of State Economic Indicators
  • Regional Employment, Top Sectors, Wages and Income
  • Residential and Commercial Real Estate
  • Colorado Springs Cost of Living and Other Community Assets
  • Sneak Preview: Forum Theme on Workforce and the Skills Gap

Join us for the ninth year of one of our most popular sessions. We will preview the 19th Annual  Southern Colorado Economic Forum, which is October 23, 2015. Register for the forum at www.southerncoloradoeconomicforum.com.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

7:30 – 9:00 a.m.

Cheyenne Mountain Resort 

3225 Broadmoor Valley Road

Colorado Springs, CO 80906

 

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Entrepreneurial Corner

BiggsKofford has renovated our electronic news! Formally known as Take 10, our Entrepreneurial Corner feature will cover pertinent and up-to-date subjects relevant to your business. From tax law updates to event information, keep an eye open for our new featured articles! If you have questions or article suggestions, email Jenn, our Public Relations Coordinator, here.

 

Enterprise Edge

After lots of thought, BiggsKofford has decided re-brand our Entrepreneurial Corner event series. Our new series, Enterprise Edge, will cover hot topics that are significant to your business. These presentations will discuss community, state, and nationwide issues relevant to business owners, executives and entrepreneurs. We want to ensure that our topics are both beneficial and worthy of your precious time. Our new program will take place a few times throughout the year, rather than on a monthly basis. Stay tuned for our first event announcement! If you have questions or topic suggestions, email Jenn, our Public Relations Coordinator, here. Stay tuned for our first event announcement!

Cyber Security 

How to Protect Your Organization from Cyber Threats

 

Guest Speakers
                               
    
                                            Todd Morris           Jill Webb
                                          Vice President       Vice President
                                           CB Insurance        CB Insurance
 

 

What We’ll Discuss:

  • What is cyber security?
  • Why is it an important topic for businesses?
  • What is the impact on your organization?
  • How can an organization protect itself?

 

 

Thursday, September 18, 2014

7:30 – 9:00 a.m.

BiggsKofford’s Office,

630 Southpointe Court, Suite 200

 

 

Economic Snapshot

What to Expect from Our Local Economy

Guest Speakers
                               
                                   
Join us in welcoming Dr. Bailey to Colorado Springs! She is taking over as Director of the Economic Forum for Fred Crowley and Tom Zwirlein as the area’s new economist!

What We’ll Discuss:

  • National Economic Indicators
  • Regional Employment, Wages and Income
  • Residential Housing and Construction
  • Commercial Markets
  • The Business Conditions Index (BCI)
  • Sneak Preview: Forum Theme on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

 

 

Join us for the eighth year of one of our most popular sessions. We will preview the 18th Annual  Southern Colorado Economic Forum, which is October 10, 2014. Register for the forum at www.southerncoloradoeconomicforum.com.   

 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

7:30 – 9:00 a.m.

BiggsKofford’s Office,

630 Southpointe Court, Suite 200

 

  

Since we all lead busy lives, BiggsKofford and Merrill Lynch sponsored a wonderful women’s event centering around a slow hobby to promote life balance. Deborah Helton of BiggsKofford and Sandy D’Angelo of Merrill Lynch hosted the excellent event, which took place at the Bear Creek Garden Association on Friday.

Although it was a bit windy, attendees enjoyed a beautiful thirty minute walking garden tour, followed by a presentation on investments in the Creekside meeting room.

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Increasing Value in Your Company:

For Continued Ownership or Eventual Sale

 

Our Speaker:

Chris Blees, CPA, CM&AA

President, Chief Executive Officer

BiggsKofford, P.C.

What will be discussed?

  • Learn market valuation approaches
  • Understand what drives value
  • Hear how to improve value in your company
     

Thursday, May 22, 2014

7:30 – 9:00 a.m.

BiggsKofford’s Office,

630 Southpointe Court, Suite 200

 

  

Sustainable Growth Strategies:

Understanding your Business Model

Our Guest Speaker:

Chuck Kocher

Certified Master & Executive Business Coach

ActionCOACH

What will be discussed?

  • Learn about the nine core areas of your business model
  • See concrete examples of popular business models
  • Use tools to develop your current and future growth strategies
  • Understand how to leverage this tool against competition

 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

7:30 – 9:00 a.m.

BiggsKofford’s Office,

630 Southpointe Court, Suite 200

 

  

Employment Law:

Protect Yourself from Employee Retaliation    

 

Our Guest Speaker:

Joan Rennekamp
Human Resources Consultant
Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP

 

What will be discussed?

  • Litigation and legislation update from 2013 – state and nationwide
  • Proposed legislation that you should prepare for
  • Overtime exemption and independent contractor updates
  • Unemployment insurance requirements and much more

 

Thursday, March 20, 2014

7:30 – 9:00 a.m.

BiggsKofford’s Office,

630 Southpointe Court, Suite 200

 

  

National and Local Markets:

How does the Stock Market Impact our Local Economy

 

Our Panelists:
ENT bios

 

What will be discussed?

  • UBS and Merrill Lynch explain trends in national and international markets
  • Hear local economists cover the effects of the markets on your business
  • Better understand the impact on your personal assets

 

Thursday, February 20, 2014

7:30 – 9:00 a.m.

BiggsKofford’s Office,

630 Southpointe Court, Suite 200

Sponsors

 

Implementing Obamacare

Led by
Jeff Ahrendsen
Senior Vice President
HUB International Insurance Services
George Martin
Senior Vice President
HUB International Insurance Services

We’ll Discuss:

  • What 2014 will mean for your health insurance
  • Practical strategies to avoid insurance cost increases
  • Last minute changes in the law

Thursday, October 24, 2013

7:30 – 9 a.m.

BiggsKofford’s Office,

630 Southpointe Court, Suite 200

 

  

 

  

 
Executive Sustainable Growth Workshop 

    

 
 

 

Join us for the workshop that more than 20,000 executives and their leadership team members have successfully used for strategic planning and growth. 

 

Last year we helped more than 1,500 businesses on six continents…and have been doing it for more than 15 years. Invest a day to:

 

  • LEARN the Four Decisions™ that you must get right to grow your business.
  • GAIN practical, easy-to-use tools to improve your business results right away.
  • IDENTIFYyour A, B and C performers with a Team Talent Review and generate the “next steps.”
  • BUILD or refine an executable One-Page Strategic Plan™ with your team, that gives you thefocus you need to succeed.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

BiggsKofford’s Office,

630 Southpointe Court, Suite 200

Breakfast and lunch served.

 
Presented by: Chuck Kocher
 
Chuck brings 32 years of diverse business experience including 12 years as one of the top-performing coaches in the world. Chuck coaches high-growth companies to meet their maximum potential as businesses, leaders and teams. As a certified Gazelles International Coach, Chuck teaches companies how to utilize the Gazelles strategic planning tools and best practices to achieve sustainable long-term results. 

 

 

 
 

This morning’s Entrepreneurial Corner covered marketing vs. branding!

Here is a tool to assess how your company behaves when it comes to brand, as well as another handout.  To get help filling in the blanks in the handout or your company’s branding, feel free to speak directly with this morning’s presenter, Suzanne Tulien, at suzanne@brandascension.com.

If you would like to be included in these events in the future, e-mail Stephanie Johnson at sjohnson@biggskofford.com.

 

What can you expect from our local economy? 

Led by Fred Crowley  

Fred is the Associate Director and Senior Economist of the Southern Colorado Economic Forum at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and one of the area’s leading experts on the local economy.  

We’ll Discuss:

  • Fed Policy
  • The Economic Base
  • Job and Income Growth
  • Housing
  • The Business Conditions Index

 

Join us for the seventh year of one of our most popular sessions.  We will preview the Southern Colorado Economic Forum, which is September 26, 2013. Register for the forum at www.southerncoloradoeconomicforum.com.   

 

Thursday, August 22, 2013

7:30 – 9 a.m.

BiggsKofford’s Office,

630 Southpointe Court, Suite 200

 

  

Ownership Thinking, a Special Workshop for Middle Market Owners

Meet the Speaker

Brad Hams is the author to the recently-published book Ownership Thinking™.  In this book, he vividly portrays the way companies can become Top Quartile performer.

The book and business model aim “to end a culture of entitlement and replace it with accountability, purpose and profit in companies.” Through Brad’s expertise, he has helped over 1,000 companies implement this management system.

With today’s workforce, creating a profitable culture of accountability can be challenging.

Join us as we discuss:

  • Ways to end the entitlement mentality and get your employees to think and act like a business owner
  • How to identify your company’s key operational and financial indicators to build scoreboards for your team
  • Create self-funded incentive plans that clearly align employees’ behavior to the organization’s objectives

Thursday, March 14, 2014,

7:30 – 9:30 a.m.

7:30 a.m. Networking | 8 a.m. Presentation & Workshop |

9 a.m. Q&A

Cheyenne Mountain Resort,

3225 Broadmoor Valley Road