The Business Calendar runs each Sunday in the Business section. Notices of meetings, seminars and workshops of interest to the Buffalo-area business community should be sent to the Business News Desk of The News, Box 100, Buffalo, N.Y. 14240, by the preceding Thursday.
Monday The OSHA Training Institute Education Center of Niagara County Community College will hold an OSHA #500 Instruction Course in Occupational Safety & Health Standard for the Construction Industry from 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the OSHA Training Institute Education Center, 20 East Ave., Lockport. It is designed for private sector personnel interested in teaching the 10- and 30-hour construction safety and health outreach program. Bring your copy of OSHA Standards 29 CFR 1926; five years of construction safety experience and completion of course # 510 are prerequisites. To register, phone 433-1963.
The Jacobs Team will present a free seminar on "Capital Planning Strategies for Business Succession" from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Birge Mansion. Speakers will be Carol Fitzsimmons of Hodgson, Russ, Andrews, Woods & Goodyear; Ed Hutton of Strategic Finance; and David Jacobs of The Jacobs Team. For reservations, phone Harry Jacobs at 824-6444.
Bruce Bendinger, an integrated marketing communications consultant and author of "The Copy Workshop Workbook," will speak at 6 p.m. at The Calumet, 54 W. Chippewa St. The event is sponsored by Art Directors Communicators of Buffalo and Professional Communicators of Western New York. Admission is $12 in advance for members, $15 at the door and for non-members, student, $10.
The Ken-Ton Chamber of Commerce will present a workshop on "Providing Exceptional Customer Care" from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the Community Room, Philip Sheridan Building, 3200 Elwood Ave. The cost is $49 for chamber members, $79 for non-members. For reservations, phone 874-1202.
Erie Community College will offer several non-credit courses. Course names, times and fees are: North Campus: "Financial Management Workshop for Women," Mondays (Oct. 21-Nov. 4), 7 to 9:30 p.m., $39; "NYS Insurance Regulations and Current Issues," Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., $30. South Campus: "Finding and Doing the Work You Love," Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., $38. For more information, call the college at 851-1801. Tuesday The Amherst Chamber of Commerce and A.G. Edward & Sons will hold a free breakfast seminar entitled "High Yield Bonds Are a $327 Billion Market" at 8 a.m. at the University Inn and Conference Center, 2401 North Forest Road, Amherst. Paul A. Matlack, a manager at Delchester Fund in Philadelphia, will be the guest speaker. For reservations, phone 632-6905.
1 0/2 2 The Business Ties Networking Group will meet at 8:30 a.m. in the Family Tree Restaurant, 4346 Bailey Ave., Amherst. The guest speaker will be David Wheatley from Equitable. For more information, phone Linda Chojnacki at 689-5091.
1 0/2 2 A review workshop in preparation for the Certified Hazardous Materials Manager examination will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Wednesday at the Jamestown campus of Jamestown Community College. The examination will be held from 8 a.m.-noon on Oct. 24. Tuition for the workshop is $150. The Canada-U.S. Business Association, Niagara Chapter, will host an official welcome luncheon for Mark Romoff, Canadian Consul General, at 12:30 p.m. in the Statler Golden Ballroom. Tickets are $25. Phone 852-7100, Ext. 365, for more information.
The Association for Facilities Engineering will meet at 4:30 p.m. for a tour of West Valley Nuclear Services Co. Inc., 10282 Rock Springs Road, West Valley. Dinner will follow at approximately 6:45 p.m. in the Leland House, 26 E. Main, Springville. For necessary reservations, phone Tinamarie Lovullo at 874-4800.
The Western New York Paralegal Association will hold a general membership meeting at 5:15 p.m. at the Statler Towers, Georgian Room, 107 Delaware Ave. Susan A. Kaiser, NFPA president, will discuss "Future Vision -- Impact on You." For more information or reservations, phone Carolyn M. Hamele at 852-8687.
The Society of Plastics Engineers will hold a technical meeting at 7 p.m. in the Sheraton Inn - Buffalo Airport, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Dr. Karl Hens, president and chief executive officer of Thermat Precision Technology Inc., will discuss "New Breakthroughs in MIN: PPIM-Precision Powder Injection Molding." For reservations, phone Paul Schneeberger at 684-1155.
"Managing Mandatory Retirement Plan Distributions" will be held at 7 p.m. at The Commons, 2971 Delaware Ave., Kenmore. Elaine J. Regan of A.G. Edwards & Sons Inc. will explore the options for those over the age of 70 1/2 who must begin withdrawal for retirement distributions. The seminar is free; refreshments will be served. For reservations, phone 874-3200.
Wednesday The Enterprising Women Committee of the Greater Buffalo Partnership will present "Developing a Creative Climate in the Workplace" from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Hallwalls, Tri-Main Building, 2495 Main St. Dr. Mary Murdock, Center for Studies in Creativity at Buffalo State College, will present ways for a creative climate to be fostered in organizations. The cost is $12 for members, $15 non-members. For reservations, phone 852-7100, Ext. 459.
Niagara County Community College and the WNY Safety Resource Center will offer the Emergency Response Techniques course Wednesday through Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. at its Western New York Resource and Training Center, 20 East Ave., Lockport. The course is designed for workers who will be responsible for addressing releases in their facility or as part of a professional emergency response team. Topics will include: health effects, chemistry, air monitoring, regulations, incident command system, hazard and risk assessment, personal protective equipment, termination, control/containment/confinement operations, and decontamination. For more information or reservations, phone 433-1856.
A resume/job search seminar for job seekers of all ages will be conducted by Forty Plus of Buffalo Inc. from 10:05 a.m. to 1:05 p.m. in the organization's 7th floor office at 701 Seneca St. The $35 fee includes a resume book. For more information and reservations, phone 856-0491 or 655-4526.
The Western New York Consultants Association will present "Preparing for Successful Consulting" at 1 p.m. at the Sheraton Inn - Buffalo Airport, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Topics will include Preparing for Success, Internet Marketing and the World Wide Web, Marketing Techniques for New Business, and Effective Interpersonal Skills, Information Technology for the 90s. The fee is $20 for members, $45 non-members.
Management Principles, part of a certificate program for human service professionals, will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. today, Oct. 30 and Nov. 6 at the North County Center of Jamestown Community College, Route 60, Dunkirk. For more information, phone Tom Faber at 483-6802 or 800-484-7163.
A workshop entitled "Preparing for Successful Consulting" will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. at the Sheraton Inn -- Buffalo Airport, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. The fee for the workshop, sponsored by the Western New York Consultants Association, is $20 for members, $45 non-members. For more information or reservations, phone Marion Kopin at 839-4556.
The American Management Association will hold its 5th Annual Conference for Working Women entitled "Establishing Your Work/Life Agenda" from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Lifelong Learning Center at Buffalo State College, 1300 Elmwood. Mary Alice Williams, an Emmy award-winning news anchor and corporate spokeswoman, will moderate a live and interactive all-star panel. The fee is $45. To register, phone 878-5906.
Basic math skills brush-up for employees interested in improving their skills will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays (Oct. 23-Dec. 11) at Jamestown Community College. Tuition is $75. For more information, phone at 665-5220, Ext. 446.
The National Association of Women Business Owners will hold its monthly dinner meeting at 5:30 p.m. in Fanny's Restaurant, 3500 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Roberta A. Dayer, executive director of the Western New York International Trade Council, will explain how to access lucrative international markets and give protocol tips. The fee is $16. For more information, phone Catherine Hill at 689-7590.
Understanding commercial property endorsements, a non-credit course for insurance agents, will be offered from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Jamestown Community College. Tuition is $49. For more information, phone 665-5220, Ext. 446.
Thursday The Greater Buffalo Area Community Quality Council and the Niagara Quality Council will present "Building a Customer-Focused Organization" from 8 to 10 a.m. at Curtis Screw, 1130 Niagara St. Mike Teager will lead the program and plant tour. All welcome; the fee is $7 for non-members, members free. To register, phone Marcella Ralicki at 632-3456.
The Western New York Technology Development Center will present a workshop on "Small Business R&D Funding -- An Introduction to the SBIR and STTR Programs" from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at its offices, 1576 Sweet Home Road, Amherst. It will feature a panel discussion with companies that have leveraged SBIR awards. The fee is $25. For more information or reservations, phone 636-3626.
A workshop on long-term care will be presented by Willink Associates of East Aurora at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. For necessary reservations, phone 655-0097.
Millard Fillmore College at the University at Buffalo will present a live, interactive videoconference on "ISO 14000: the New Environmental Standard" from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Advanced Training Center, 275 Oak St. Speakers will include Joe Casio, vice president of the Global Environment Technology Foundation; Mary McKiel, director of Environmental Protection Agency Voluntary Standards Network and the presidents of the American Society of Testing and Materials, the American National Standards Institute, and a representative of the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The fee is $35. For more information or reservations, phone 829-2202 by Oct. 21.
The Air and Waste Management Association, Niagara Frontier Section, will tour the American Ref Fuel facility, 100 Energy Blvd., Niagara Falls (off 56th St.) at 5 p.m. Dinner will follow in The Como. For more information or reservations, phone Mike Carlton at 282-2676, Ext. 221.
The Midrange Users Group of Western New York, a group for IBM AS/400 & S3 6/3 8 computers users, will hold its monthly dinner meeting at 6 p.m. in Chef's Restaurant, 291 Seneca St. The topic of discussion will be "MS Visual Basic and AS400." The fee is $20 for members, $25 non-members. For reservations, phone 888-8672 and leave a message.
The Lifelong Learning Center at Buffalo State College is offering a non-credit course entitled "The Rainbow Effect: Ethnic and Gender Diversity in the U.S. Workplace" from 6 to 8 p.m. The fee is $65. For more information or reservations, phone 878-5906 by Oct. 21.
"Get Published," a four-session career building workshop, will begin at 7 p.m. at Maryvale Community Education Center, 777 Maryvale Drive, Cheektowaga. To register, phone 635-4666.
The Erie/Niagara Chapter, New York State Society of Professional Engineers, will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the Airport Holiday Inn, 4600 Genesee St., Cheektowaga. Thomas King, executive secretary of the New York State Board for Engineering and Land Surveying, will explain the new guidelines for engineers and architects that permit them to delegate certain aspects of their work.
Thomas King, executive secretary of the New York State Board of Engineering and Land Surveying, will discuss new regulations governing delegation of design work at the monthly meeting of the Erie-Niagara Chapter of the New York State Society of Professional Engineers at 7:30 p.m. in the Airport Holiday Inn, 4600 Genesee St., Cheektowaga.
Friday Downtown Toastmasters, a public speaking group, will meet from 7:30 to 9 a.m. in the 19th floor boardroom of M&T Bank, One M&T Plaza. Kristina Young, president of the Center for Professional Advancement, will present "Managing Priorities." Visitors welcome; free underground parking. Phone Vickie at 842-5787, for more information.
Forty Plus of Buffalo Inc., a job search assistance organization, will hold a free informational meeting for prospective participants at 10 a.m. in its 7th floor office at 701 Seneca St. Forty Plus assists unemployed and about-to-be unemployed executives, managers, supervisors and other professionals over the age of 40 in developing and implementing a local or national job search. For more information, phone 856-0491.
The Western New York School of Real Estate will offer the New York State Approved Certified Home Inspector training program beginning at 6 p.m. at its office at 4185 Seneca St., West Seneca. To register, phone Mike Brady at 832-3540.
Saturday The University at Buffalo will present a "Legal Studies Program: Alternative Dispute Resolution" course on Saturdays and Sundays (Oct. 26-Nov. 10) at 9 a.m. For more information or reservations, phone 829-2202.