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BUSINESS CALENDAR

MONDAY

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.
The Health Care Industries Association will hold a business meeting at 4 p.m at AirSep Corp., 290 Creekside Drive, Amherst. Ravi K. Bansal, chairman and chief executive officer of AirSep, will present "Future of Home Care Under the Medicare Program." A tour of the plant will follow. For reservations, 829-3888.

TUESDAY

The American Society of Civil Engineers Buffalo Section will meet at 7:30 a.m. at Chef's Restaurant, 291 Seneca St. Jeff Belt and Rowland Richards III of the New Millennium Group will discuss their views on the Peace Bridge controversy and their ideas on how to lead Buffalo into the new millennium.

The Rotary Club of Buffalo-Sunrise will hold a breakfast meeting from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. at the Radisson Suites, 601 Main St. The cost is $10 for members and visiting Rotarians; guests free. For reservations, Greg Norton at 847-8170.

The Business Ties Networking Group will meet at 8:30 a.m. in Shannon's Pub, 5050 Main St., Snyder. New members welcome. For more information, Linda Chojnacki at 614-6091.

The Federal Women's Program Network will meet at 10 a.m. in Room 1331 Conference Room in the Dulski Federal Building, 111 W. Huron St. For information, Jennifer Sinatra at 556-0204, Ext. 221.

The Citizens Rapid Transit Committee will meet at noon in Room 101, ML Level, United Presbyterian Church, 3330 Main St. at Niagara Falls Boulevard. The public is welcome. For information, 634-2412.

"The Euro and Its Impact on U.S. International Traders" will be the topic of discussion at a noon meeting of the Niagara International Trade Council at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo, Two Fountain Plaza. Paul Bartolone, vice president of HSBC Bank USA, will be the featured speaker. The cost is $25 for members, $30 for non-members. For information or registration, 852-7160.

Dr. Bonnie Gordon Flickinger will present "Making Money on the Stock Market and Keeping More of It" from 1 to 2:30 on Tuesdays (Sept. 21-Oct. 19) at Trinity Center, 371 Delaware Ave. For registration and fees, 852-8317.

The Western New York Chapter of the New York State Restaurant Association will meet at 4 p.m. for cocktails at Adam's Steaks & Seafood Restaurant, 204 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga. At 4:30, members will board a bus for Webb's Captain's Table, Route 394, Mayville. There will be a presentation by the New York Wine and Grape Foundation titled "Uncork New York" and a private tasting of preview of November's Wine Month Promotion. The fee is $35. For reservations, Lynn Mauro at 689-2580.

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce will hold its September After Hours from 5 to 7 p.m. at Shear Creations, A Center for Wellness, 2008 Kensington Ave., Amherst. Spa services, including chair massages and reflexology will be offered. The event is free to chamber members. For reservations, 632-6905.

Cornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations, will hold information/registration sessions for its Supervisory Studies Program in Industrial and Labor Relations Certificate Program at 5:30 p.m. at the Erie 1 BOCES, Maryvale Schools Campus, 1050 Maryvale Drive, Cheektowaga. For information, Becky Daniels at 852-4191.

The Buffalo Business and Professional Women will hold its monthly business and dinner meeting at 5:30 p.m. at Harry's Harbour Place Grille, 2192 Niagara St. Deborah Naybor will discuss "Making a Difference -- Why Community Service Makes Good Business Sense." For information or reservations, Lora Warkentin at 832-9327.

Reliance Financial Group will hold a free retirement-planning workshop from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Amherst Holiday Inn, 1881 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. Speakers include an estate-planning attorney, a certified public accountant and an investment adviser. A buffet dinner will be served. For reservations, 827-0737.

The Society of Plastic Engineers-Buffalo Section will hold its monthly technical meeting at 7 p.m. at the Sheraton Four Points Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. For reservations, Linda at 684-1155.

Downtown Toastmasters, a public speaking group, will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. in the 19th floor executive board room of M&T Bank, One M&T Plaza. Visitors welcome; Free underground parking; refreshments served. Phone Veronica Hogle at 835-5078.

WEDNESDAY<

Jerome H. Blue, commissioner of the New York State Division of Human Rights, will address a breakfast briefing and discussion of "Reasonable Accommodation Under the New York Human Rights Law and the Americans with Disabilities Act" from 8 to 11 a.m. at the University Inn and Conference Center, 2401 North Forest Road, Amherst. The presentation is sponsored by Personnel Works Inc. and Bond, Schoeneck & King. The fee is $25. For information or reservations, Karen Shivinsky at 853-7262.

The Western New York Technology Development Center will present a workshop titled "Small Business R&D Funding -- An Introduction to the SBIR and STTR Programs" from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Advanced Training Center, 275 Oak St. There is a $25 fee. To register, 636-3626.

Forty Plus of Buffalo Inc., a job search assistance organization, will hold a free informational meeting for prospective participants at 9 a.m. in its 7th floor office at 701 Seneca St. For more information, 856-0491.

The International Association for Financial Planning, Western New York Chapter will hold a noon luncheon meeting at the Transit Valley Country Club, Transit Road, East Amherst. Attorney Mark Hopkins will show small businesses the best structures and techniques for owning and operating their businesses. For information, 633-3989.

The Niagara Frontier Chapter of The Society for Technical Communication will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. at Praxair, 175 E. Park Drive, Tonawanda. There will be a cryogenic demonstration of Praxair products and a panel discussion of the processes used to create related technical communication. The presentation is free and open to the public. For reservations, Donna Swiniuch at 692-5728.

THURSDAY<

The Western New York Business Network, a networking group for sales professionals, will meet at 7:45 a.m. at Shannon's Pub, 5050 Main St., Snyder. New members welcome. For information, Mark Connolly at 893-4774.

The National Association of Purchasing Management-Buffalo and the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership will sponsor a seminar titled "Fundamentals of Purchasing and Supply" from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Charles Zettek, a Rochester consultant, will be the lecturer. The cost is $210 for members, $250 non-members. For information, location or reservations, 648-0972.

Niagara County Community College's Small Business Development Center, the Small Business Administration and a local bonding company will present "Surety Bonding for Construction Businesses" from 9 a.m. to noon at the Best Western Inn on the River, 7001 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls. The fee is $20. For reservations, phone 731-3204.

The New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University, will hold an informational/registration session for its Buffalo Labor Studies program at 5:30 p.m. at the Erie 1 BOCES, Maryvale Schools Campus, 1050 Maryvale Dr., Cheektowaga. For more information, phone 852-4191. The Home Improvement Council will hold a general membership meeting at 6 p.m. at Mackie's Countryside Inn, 3373 Clinton St., West Seneca. Michele Aurigema and Robert Szpila of Paychex will discuss "Employee Retention and How It Can Help You Control Your State Unemployment Insurance." Dinner will be served; the cost is $5 at the door. For reservations, 896-3000.

Expressly for Women will sponsor "Taking Control," a series of financial seminars on the fundamentals of wise money management from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 23, Sept. 30 and Oct. 7 at Sisters Hospital. Christine Mathieu, a financial professional for the MONY Group, will present. The fee is $10 full series. To register, 630-0204, Ext. 29.

FRIDAY

Buffalo First Networking Group will meet at 7 a.m. at the Days Inn, 4345 Genesee St. For information or reservations, Katie Clark at 882-0666.

Downtown Toastmasters, a public speaking group, will meet from 7:30 to 9 a.m. in the 19th floor executive board room of M&T Bank, One M&T Plaza. Visitors welcome; free continental breakfast and underground parking. Phone Veronica Hogle at 835-5078.

Consulting Task Force will sponsor an Executive Briefing on "The Importance of Personal Skills and Performance" from 8 to 9 a.m. at the Country Kitchen restaurant, 2075 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. The cost is $25 for up to three people and includes breakfast. For reservations, 634-7013, Ext. 16.

The Niagara Frontier Industry Education Council's Community Resource Workshop will be held from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at Erie 1 BOCES, 355 Harlem Road, West Seneca. The Business Education Employability Portfolio, a newly designed program to help business evaluate a student's work ethic and ability for on-the-job performance, will be demonstrated to business leaders and educators and followed by discussion. For information, 821-8378.

Lockport Savings Bank will host a free Mortgage Preapproval Day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at its Depew branch, 570 Dick Road. On Saturday, the preapproval session will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Clarence branch, 6409 Transit Road, and from 9 a.m. to noon at its Hamburg branch, 5751 South Park Ave., Hamburg. Bring a month of recent pay stubs, 1997 and 1998 W-2 forms, list of outstanding monthly obligations, savings and checking account statements for the last three months. For reservations, Peter Zabel at 625-7537 or Sherry Smith at 643-2295 for the Hamburg branch.

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. Phone 856-0491 or 655-4526.

EARLY NEXT WEEK

Sept. 27

Buffalo Niagara Partnership will host a Congressional Dialogue Breakfast from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at Tops Markets Headquarters, 6363 Main St., Amherst. There will be a briefing on federal issues affecting the Niagara marketplace, and an opportunity to talk with public officials. The cost is $10 for members, $15 non-members. For reservations, 852-7100, Ext. 222.

The Buffalo/Niagara Sales and Marketing Executives will hold a CEO Roundtable & Boss' Night from 5 to 8 p.m. at Classics V Restaurant, 2443 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. A buffet dinner will be served. The cost for guests is $30. For reservations, 825-1300 or 825-0486 (FAX) by Sept. 22.

Author/attorney Robert Friedman will present "How to Survive Legally as a Landlord" from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at Williamsville North High School, 1595 Hopkins Road, Amherst. There is a registration and book fee. For reservations, 626-8080.

Sept. 28

The Rotary Club of Buffalo-Sunrise will hold a breakfast meeting from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. at the Radisson Suites, 601 Main St. The cost is $10 for members and visiting Rotarians; guests free. For reservations, Greg Norton at 847-8170.

The Business Ties Networking Group will meet at 8:30 a.m. in Shannon's Pub, 5050 Main St., Snyder. New members welcome. Sue Steinhaus, a mortgage consultant with M&T Bank, will discuss new programs at M&T Mortgage. For more information, Linda Chojnacki at 614-6091.

Mid-Day Connection, an affiliate of Christian Business and Professional Women, will hold a luncheon meeting from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Walker Room, 139 Pearl St. Lettie Jenning, a creative writer, will be the featured speaker. "Denim and Lace" fashions will be presented by Janet Wieters of Aurora Designs. For reservations, Ruth Kowles at 833-7833.

Insurance Women of Buffalo will hold a membership reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Saratoga Restaurant, 2694 Delaware Ave. For reservations, Jo Ann Decker at 885-1455.

The Society of Plastic Engineers-Buffalo Section will hold its monthly officers and board of directors meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Cambria's Restaurant, 6354 Transit Road, Depew. For information or reservations, Linda at 684-1155. "Y2K and Your Investments," a free financial planning seminar, will be offered by Raymond James Financial Services at 6:50 p.m. at the Eagle House Restaurant, 5578 Main St., Williamsville. For reservations, Oksana at 633-4372.

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