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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.
27 The Buffalo/Niagara Sales and Marketing Executives will hold a CEO Round Table & Boss' Night from 5 to 8 p.m. at Classics V Restaurant, 2443 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. Peter Hunt from Hunt Real Estate, Paul Lamparelli of Lamparelli Construction, and Andrew Dorn of Greater Buffalo Savings Bank will speak. A buffet dinner will be served. The cost for guests is $30. For reservations, phone 825-1300 or 825-0486 (FAX).

27 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, Williamsville. There is a registration and book fee. For information or reservations, phone 626-8080.

27 "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, phone Oksana at 633-4372.
TUESDAY<

28 The Rotary Club of Buffalo-Sunrise will hold a breakfast meeting from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. at the Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society, 25 Nottingham Court. The cost is $10 for members and visiting Rotarians; guests free. For reservations, phone Greg Norton at 847-8170.

28 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, phone Linda Chojnacki at 614-6091.

28 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 tickets or reservations, phone Ruth Kowles at 833-7833.

28 The Internal Revenue Service will sponsor a Small Business Workshop from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the U.S. Army Reserve Center, 100 North Forest Road, Williamsville. To register, phone 961-5100 or (800) 487-4716.

28 The Association of Facilities Engineering will tour General Mills, 54 South Michigan Ave. at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will follow at Chef's, 291 Seneca St. The cost is $20. For reservations, phone Deb Duncan at 895-4800.

28 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 information or reservations, phone Jo Ann Decker at 885-1455.

28 Reliance Financial Group will present a free retirement planning workshop from 6 to 9 p.m. at Radisson Hotel & Suites, 4243 Genesee St., Cheektowaga, and on Thursday at the Brierwood County Club, S-5324 Rogers Road, Hamburg. Speakers will include an estate planning attorney and a certified financial planner. For required reservations, phone 827-0737.

28 "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.

28 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, phone Linda at 684-1155.

28 The Niagara Falls Boulevard Networking Group will meet at 7:30 a. m. at the Country Kitchen, 2075 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. New members welcome. For more information, phone Kathy Churchill at 695-5566.

WEDNESDAY<

29 The Health Care Industries Association will sponsor the area's first regional Research Forum from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Buffalo/Niagara Marriott, 1349 Millersport Highway, Amherst. A cocktail reception will follow. The cost is $100 for members, $135 for non-members. For information or reservations, phone 829-3888.

Gannon University in Erie, Pa., will present a seminar on "The Manager's Guide to Supervising People and Leading a Team" from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Glenn Shepard, a management consultant from Nashville, Tenn., will present. The tuition is $129. For information, phone Cindy Edwards at (800) 538-4595.

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, phone 856-0491.

The Western New York Chapter of the International Concrete Repair Institute will meet at Best Western, 8204 Park Road (NYS Thruway Exit 48 and Route 98), Batavia. Peter Harwood of Sika Corp. will discuss "Understanding and Quantifying the Extent of Corrosion and its Causes in Concrete." For reservations, phone 894-2255, Ext. 167.

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, phone Mark Connolly at 893-4774.

CM Morningstar Toastmasters will meet at 7:30 a.m. at Columbus McKinnon, 140 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst. For information, phone 874-5165.

The National Association of Purchasing Management-Buffalo will sponsor a satellite seminar from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Center for Competitiveness at the Advanced Training Center, 275 Oak St. Fred A. Kuglin will head the panel that includes three other purchasing and supply professionals. The cost is $60. For reservations, phone 646-1599 (FAX).

The Women's Dental Guild will hold a luncheon and business meeting at 11:30 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo, Two Fountain Plaza. At 10 a.m., Kerry S. Grant, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University at Buffalo, will deliver a lecture on "Buffalo Pan-Am 1901-2001: Turns of the Century" at the Buffalo Convention Center. The cost of the luncheon is $25; with advance luncheon registration, the lecture is free. Send check to Susan Rizzo, 11 Timberline Drive, Elma 14059.

Hodgson, Russ, Andrews, Woods & Goodyear will sponsor a free Municipal Law Seminar from 1 to 5:30 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel & Suites, 4243 Genesee St., Cheektowaga. Guest speakers will be Assemblyman Sam Hoyt, D-Buffalo; State Sen. Mary Lou Rath, R-Williamsville, and John Sheffer II, director of the Institute for Local Governance and Regional Growth at the University at Buffalo. A reception will follow. For information or reservations, phone Colleen Hodge at (800) 334-2976.

FRIDAY<

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

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.

Downtown Toastmasters, a public speaking group, will hold its Humorous Speech and Evaluation Club Contest at 7:30 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 "Strategic Planning: Developing Your Vision" 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, phone 634-7013, Ext. 16.

SATURDAY<

Lockport Savings Bank will host a free Mortgage Preapproval Day from 9 a.m. to noon at its Tonawanda branch, 1776 Sheridan Drive. 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 information or to schedule an appointment, phone John Kates at 625-7622 or Sue Ness at 447-1660.

EARLY NEXT WEEK

Oct. 5

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, phone Greg Norton at 847-8170.

Buffalo Niagara Partnership will host a Not-For-Profit Summit, "Creating Positive Futures in the New Millennium" from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the University Inn and Conference Center, 2401 North Forest Road, Amherst. Speakers will be Sara Melendez, president and chief executive officer of Independent Sector, and William Hawkins, principal at Keilty, Goldsmith & Co. The cost, $40 for members, $50 non-member, includes breakfast, lunch and materials. For reservations, phone 852-7100, Ext. 222.

University Heights Community Development Agency will sponsor a series of First Time Home Buyer Education Workshops on Tuesdays (Oct. 5, 12, 19) from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Gloria Parks Community Center, 3242 Main St. For reservations, phone Alyce Cuddy at 832-1010.

Oct. 6

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership Enterprising Women Council will present "Overcoming Obstacles" from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Airport Holiday Inn, 4600 Genesee St., Cheektowaga. Cindy Vastola-Lancaster of Eve Publications will speak. The cost is $15 for members, $20 for non-members. For reservations, phone 852-7100, Ext. 222.

The Western New York Technology Development Center will present a seminar on "New Product Marketing: From Design to Delivery and Beyond" from 8:15 to 11:30 a.m. at the Center For Tomorrow, University of Buffalo Amherst Campus, Flint at Maple roads. The fee is $60. For information or reservations, phone 636-3626.

The Independent Association of Accountants of NY Inc. will hold a technical dinner meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Salvatore's Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road, Depew. A Paychex representative will present "Innovative Solutions." For information or reservations, phone 674-0036.

The Northtowns Charter Chapter of American Business Women's Association will hold a dinner meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Protocol Restaurant, 6766 Transit Road, Williamsville. Kristina M. Young, an executive management consultant, will present a program titled "Working With Difficult People -- Character Building 101." Networking begins at 5:30 p.m. For information, phone Elaine S. Friedhaber at 882-1644.

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