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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 Federal Women's Program Network will hold its monthly meeting at 10 a.m. in Room 491 of the Thaddeus Dulski Federal Building, 111 W. Huron St. The agenda includes discussion of the Women's Fair and Women's Pavilion Pan Am 2001. For information, call Alison Bachus at 551-4029.

The Zonta Club of Buffalo will host its annual Associates Day luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Adam's Mark Hotel, 120 Church St. Margaret Sullivan, editor and vice president of The Buffalo News, will discuss "Old Media, New Thinking: How Newspapers Can Thrive in the Internet Age." For information or reservations, call Caroline Buerk at 847-7083.

The Council of Food Service Associations will hold its 22nd Annual Awards Dinner at 7 p.m. at the University Inn and Conference Center, 2401 North Forest Road, Amherst. Louis Billittier of Chef's Restaurant, will receive the Gold Medal posthumously, and the Silver Award will be presented to Joe Savattieri of American Express. A social hour begins at 6. The cost is $35. For reservations, phone 836-7318.

The Lancaster Chamber of Commerce will hold a breakfast networking meeting at 8 a.m. in the Olive Tree Restaurant, 5240 Broadway, Lancaster. Visitors are welcome. For information, call Kathy Konst at 681-9755.

The Western New York Technology Development Center will conduct a workshop "ISO 9001: 2000 Understanding the New Standard -- Performance vs. Conformance" from 8 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. at its office, 11576 Sweet Home Road, Amherst. The cost is $225, or $195 per person for three or more registrations from the same company. For information or registration, phone 636-3626.

SCORE and the U.S. Small Business Administration will present a business planning workshop titled "Creating a Winning Business Plan" from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Medaille College White House, 18 Agassiz Circle. The $50 fee includes a copy of SCORE'S "Business Planning Guide and Financial Formats for all Small Firms," coffee and doughnuts. For information and reservations, phone 551-4301.

Working for Downtown will present "Understanding the Buffalo-Niagara Connection" from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Adam's Mark Hotel, 120 Church St. Andrew J. Rudnick, president and chief executive officer of the Buffalo-Niagara Partnership, will discuss strategy for economic development and the need for collaboration among governments, public and private sectors and the private sector initiative. Thomas Kucharski, president and chief executive officer of the Buffalo Niagara Enterprise, will discuss the aggressive marketing campaign "I am Buffalo Niagara Falls." The cost is $17 prepaid and $20 at the door. For more information, phone 842-5787.

The Society of Human Resources Management -- Niagara Frontier Chapter will hold its monthly dinner meeting at 6 p.m. in the Adam's Mark Hotel, 120 Church St. Cocktails will be at 5:15 p.m. The topic is "Workplace Violence." Register online at, e-mail; or fax at 687-6011.

The American Business Women's Association of Niagara Falls will hold its monthly dinner meeting at 6:30 p.m. at The Alps Chalet, 1555 Military Road, Niagara Falls. Cash bar and networking will be at 6 p.m. Carolyn Gregory will discuss "The Inner You . . . The Outer Reflection, a Prelude to Looking Glass 2001." Cost is $15 for members; $17 for non-members. Call Debbie Quaranto at 754-2207 for tickets.

The World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara (WTCBN) will host a Members and Friends Breakfast from 8 to 9:30 a.m. in the Adam's Mark Hotel, 120 Church St. The topic, "Get To Know Your World Trade Center" will provide overviews of the strategic plan for WTCBN, an introduction of the World Trade Center member benefits and an orientation to the World Trade Center Web site. For information, phone 852-7160.

The Western New York Federal Safety and Health Council will meet from 8:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Niagara Frontier Automobile Dealers Association, 1144 Wehrle Drive, Williamsville. Mike Schaefer of MP Services Group will provide training on defibrillators. There is no charge. For reservations, phone Ellen Sidell at 684-3891, Ext. 248.

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce will hold a legislative reception from 5 to 7:30 p.m. in the Chamber's office at 325 Essjay Road, Amherst. Amherst business people are invited for informal networking with elected officials. For reservations, phone 632-6905.

The Rotary Club of Buffalo will hold a luncheon meeting at 12:15 p.m. at the Harbour Club in HSBC Arena. Peter Cutler from Mayor Anthony Masiello's office will speak. The cost is $12. The public is welcome. For information or reservations, phone Jeff Hawkes at 854-3397.

Bonnie Flickinger will present "Making Money on the Stock Market and Keeping More of It" on Thursdays (Feb. 22-March 22) from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Trinity Center, 371 Delaware Ave. Phone 852-8317 for registration and fees.

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 are welcome; free continental breakfast and underground parking. For information, phone Barb Trebilcock at 655-1037, or e-mail to

Consulting Task Force will sponsor an Executive Briefing on "Using Your Accountant to Grow Your Business" from 8 to 9 a.m. at its office, 37 North Union Road, Williamsville. The cost is $25 for up to three people and includes breakfast. For reservations, e-mail to or phone 634-7013.

The Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda Chamber of Commerce will hold a general meeting and luncheon at noon in Morgan's Restaurant, 3485 Delaware Ave., Kenmore. Julie Coppola Cox, National Fuel's corporate communication manager, will explain the changes in commodity prices for energy, what National Fuel is doing to assist customers, and available forms of energy assistance. The public is invited; cost is $12. For reservations, phone 874-1202.


Feb. 26

The Niagara Frontier Section of the International Society for Measurement and Control will tour the production facilities at McGard Inc., 3875 California Road, Orchard Park. Dinner will follow at Danny's South, 4300 Abbott Road, Orchard Park. For reservations, call Lawrence at 877-7180.

Buffalo/Niagara Sales and Marketing Executives will hold its Executive of the Year and Distinguished Sales and Marketing Awards Dinner at 6:30 p.m. in the Radisson Hotel & Suites, 4243 Genesee St., Cheektowaga. Cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $35. For reservations, phone (877) 992-6763.

Feb. 27

The Rotary Club of Buffalo, in cooperation with 20 Rotary Clubs in Erie County, will sponsor the first State of the County Address by Erie County Executive Joel A. Giambra at the Buffalo Convention Center. The event will begin at 11 a.m. with a video showcase of county events and accomplishments. Giambra's address begins at 12:45 p.m. Tickets are $25. To reserve tickets or for information, phone 854-3397.

The Lancaster Chamber of Commerce will continue its "Good Fortune Series" with "Six Ways People Screw Up Their Finances" from 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the China Town Buffet, 38 Patrick Lane, Depew. The cost is $9 if payment is received at the Chamber by Feb. 22, $12 at the door. For information, phone 681-9755.

Feb. 28

The National Association of Women Business Owners will hold a joint dinner meeting with the John Berger Insurance Agency at 5:30 p.m. in Fanny's Restaurant, 3500 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Anne E. Berger, an agent with the agency, will talk about the different types of insurance coverages women business owners should know about. The cost is $20 for members, $25 for non-members.

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