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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 Buffalo News, P.O. Box 100, Buffalo, N.Y. 14240, by the preceding Thursday or faxed to 849-4587.

Professional groups

New York State Reflexology Association, monthly meeting, 1-3 p.m., Comfort Suites Hotel, 901 Dick Road, Cheektowaga. Call JoAnn Welland 681-4041; Patti Vucic 947-2183 or Jackie Courtney 267-7001 (Jamestown area).

Professional groups

Machine Shops Association, tour FBI Headquarters, 3 p.m., Niagara and South Elmwood. Dinner and meeting, 5:30 p.m., Pearl Street Grill, 76 Pearl St. Call Jennifer Frederick-Kelly, 892-1425.

Business groups

Grand Pioneer Toastmasters, 6:30-9:15 p.m., My Tomato Pie Restaurant, 3085 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Guests welcome. Call Lisa Lundy, 835-6392 or e-mail

Seminars and classes

The Buffalo Workforce Development Center, Intro to Computers three-day training, 9 a.m.-noon, Mondays and Wednesdays through Nov. 15, 3871 Harlem Road. Free. For information and registration, call 833-8546 or visit Visit the Web site to view additional scheduled trainings.

The Buffalo Niagara Chapter of Friends of Women's Rights National Park and Canadian Consulte General, dinner program, 5:30 p.m., Twentieth Century Club, 595 Delaware Ave. Dinner, 6:30. Program: Panel discussion "Beyond the Glass Ceiling: Gender Equity in Government" and presentation of Friends' first annual Elizabeth Cady Stanton "In Her Footsteps" award. Cost $35. Send check payable to Friends of Women's Rights National Park to Gretchen Stringer, 9015 Cliffside Drive, Clarence, N.Y. 14031. For information, visit:

Professional groups

Buffalo/Niagara Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America, annual meeting, noon, Buffalo Marriott, 1340 Millersport Highway, Amherst. Speaker: Tony D'Angelo, Carrier Corp. "PRiorities: What PRSA is Focusing on and Why." Cost $20, members; $30, nonmembers. Reservations, call Brenda Schwamborn, 879-0042 or or e-mail:

The Buffalo Chapter of Project Management Institute, dinner meeting, 5:30 p.m., The Red Mill Inn, 8326 Main St., Clarence. Speaker: Celine Gullace, Pcubed Inc., Microsoft Project Presentation. Cost, $10 members; $25 nonmembers. To register, visit:
Western New York Society for Information Professionals, dinner meeting, 5:30 p.m., Hearthstone Manor, 333 Dick Road, Depew. Topic: "Voice Over IP." Cost, $20 members; $25 guests. Call Louis Callari, 871-2939 or e-mail: or visit:

Business groups

Western New York Venture Association, business opportunity and investment forum, 5:30 p.m., Shanghi Reds (formerly Crawdaddys), 2 Templeton Terrace, Buffalo Waterfront. Program: Accessing Growth Capital in Buffalo." Call UVANY, (518) 863-7176 or visit:

Seminars and classes

Buffalo Cosmetology Association, education class, 7 p.m., Salon DuBouchett, 1518 Hertel Ave. Joyce Gugino will present razor haircutting techniques. No cost to NCA members; $15, nonmembers. Call Nancy Goergen, 681-1189.

Professional groups

Independent Insurance Agents Association of Western New York, November luncheon meeting, 11:45 a.m., Ilio DiPaolo's Restaurant, 3785 South Park Ave., Blasdell. Lunch 12:15 a.m., $15. Tom Mullane of Probe Services will present "Investigating Insurance Fraud." Reservations, call Barb Duke, 634-1212, ext. 17.

Business groups

East Aurora Chapter of Business Networking International, 7 a.m., Village Kitchen, 40 Riley St., East Aurora. New members welcome. Call 553-0799.

Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce, weekly networking breakfast, 8 a.m., Olive Tree Restaurant, 5240 Broadway, Lancaster. Call 681-9755.

The Greater Buffalo-Niagara Regional Transportation Council Planning and Coordinating Committee, 9:30 a.m., Erie County Public Works Department, Conference Room, 45 Oak St. Call 856-2026.

The American Subcontractors Association, dinner meeting, 5:30 p.m., Romanello's South, 5793 South Park Ave., Hamburg. Dinner 6 p.m. Cost $25. Speaker: Ron Kenjockety of the Seneca Nation. For reservations, call 875-4627.

The National Association of Women Business Owners, November meeting, 5:30 p.m., Sonoma Grille, 5050 Main St., Williamsville. Topic: "The Home Office: Can a Home-Based Business Compete?" presented by Karen Foster, IRS; Suzanne Reusch, New York state, and Nicole Fiorella, Briand Fiorella Search. Cost, $20 members; $25 nonmembers. Call Nicole Fiorella, 632-5520 or e-mail:

The Buffalo Jaycees, monthly board meeting, 6 p.m., Troop I Post 665, Second floor, 432 Franklin St. Program: Election of 2005 board of directors. Open to all members in good standing. Visit:

Seminars and classes

The PACE Program at Houghton College, free Microsoft Access training, 8 a.m.-noon, West Seneca Campus computer lab, 810 Union Road. Register online: and click on Professional Development Training Schedule to view other training sessions on Microsoft Office applications.

The PACE Program at Houghton College, free, Effective Communication workshop, 8:30 a.m.-noon, West Seneca Campus, 810 Union Road. Call 674-6363, ext. 8700 or e-mail:

The Buffalo-Niagara Chapter of SCORE and the U.S. Small Business Administration, "Marketing and Advertising Your Products" workshop, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Federal Building, Room 1520, 111 West Huron St. Cost, $25. Call 551-4301 or visit

The Buffalo Niagara World Trade Center, "Your Global Business Strategy: Moving from the Tactical to the Strategic," 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., WNED Studios, 140 Lower Terrace. Speaker: R. David Nelson, vice president Global Supply Management, Delphi Corp. and co-author of "The Purchasing Machine: How the Top Ten Companies Use Best Practices to Manage Their Supply Chains." Cost $200 WTCBN members; $250 nonmembers. Call WTCBN, 852-7160 or visit:

The Women's Business Center at Canisius College, free Business Planning session for current and potential small business owners, noon-1 p.m., Demerly Hall, Canisius College, 2365 Main St. Call 888-6650.

Professional groups

Buffalo Western New York Chapter of Construction Specifications Institute, membership program meeting, noon-1p.m., Lebro's Restaurant, 330 Campbell Blvd., Amherst. Program: Proper Design of Brick Veneer with Metal Stud Backup. AIA learning credits available. Call Chris Picone, 634-9994 or visit:
Business groups

Niagara Networking Group, breakfast meeting, 7:30-8:45 a.m., Perkins Restaurant, 1785 Military Road, Niagara Falls.

The Western New York Business Networking Group, 7:45 a.m., Cafe Aroma, 5529 Main St., Williamsville. Call 631-9572 or visit:

The Buffalo Niagara Chapter of the American Creativity Association, networking event, 6-9:30 p.m., Harry's Harbour Place Grille, 2192 Niagara St. Speaker: Bruce Baum, author, "Creativity and Humor." Cost $17, at the door. Send payment and reservation to: ACA Buffalo-Niagara, P.O. Box 1901, Cheektowaga, N.Y. 14225.

Seminars and classes

Hilbert College police officer/deputy sheriff exam preparation seminar, 3-5 p.m., Palisano Lecture Room, Bogel Hall, 5200 South Park Ave., Hamburg. Free. Required registration, call Barb DeLaRosa, 649-7900, ext. 307 or e-mail

Grand openings/events

The PACE Program at Houghton College, open house, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., West Seneca Campus, 810 Union Road. Bring a copy of college transcript for a free, on-the-spot assessment. Call 674-6363, e-mail: or visit:

Business groups

Buffalo's First Chapter of Business Networking International, 7 a.m., Days Inn, 4345 Genesee St., Cheektowaga. Speaker: Down Bonora, a Mary Kay consultant. Call Carl Lewandowski, 651-9851.

The BullsEye Target Marketing Group, breakfast meeting, 7:30 a.m., Alton's Restaurant, 2221 Transit and Seneca, Elma. Visitors welcome. Speaker: David Hess of Center Page. Call 626-7350.

The TIP Club of Buffalo, a networking group, 7:30 a.m., Sheraton Four Points Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Call Tony Calandra, 897-0700, ext. 227.

The Rochester/Buffalo ExecuNet Executive, networking meeting, noon-3 p.m., Batavia City Centre, Public Conference Room, Second floor, One Batavia City Centre, Batavia. Topic: "Executive Coaching: A Career Management Strategy." Cost, $25. To register, call Beth Stefani, 649-0094 or visit:

Seminars and classes

Future Business Leaders of America--PhiBeta Lambda National Fall Leadership Conference, 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m., continues Nov. 13, 8:15-5 p.m., Hyatt Regency Buffalo, Two Fountain Plaza. Visit:

Grand opening/Events

Santa and his reindeer arrive at Boulevard Mall, 11:30 a.m., Center Court (main entrance between Men's Wearhouse and Laux Sporting Goods), Maple Road and Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. Cosmo and Wanda from Nickelodeon's "The Fairly OddParents" will follow from noon-4 p.m.

Grand opening/Events

Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce 25th Annual Auction, noon, Walden Galleria Mall, Bon Ton Court, Lower Level, Walden Ave., Cheektowaga.

Nov. 15
Business groups

Financial Executives International, 6 p.m., Salvatore's Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road, Depew. Dinner 7:30. Speaker: Tom Baker, chairman of the Buffalo Control Board.

Speakeasy Toastmasters, 7 p.m., Mansard Inn, 3365 Abbott Road, Orchard Park. Call Mary Haden, 648-2227.

Seminars and classes

The University Heights Collaborative Development Association: New Business Ventures for Nonprofits Workshop, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., through Nov. 17, Gloria J. Parks Community Center, 3242 Main St. Cost $575. Register, call (800) 421-9512 or visit:

Everywoman Opportunity Center "Get Ready, Get Set, Get a Job!" program, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., through Nov. 17, 899 Niagara Falls Blvd., rear, Amherst. Call 837-2260 or visit

Nov. 16| Professional groups

The Buffalo Chapter of the Open Web Application Security Project, 6 p.m., Network Security Corp. offices, 405 N. French Road, Suite 100, Amherst. Topic: "Best Practices in Web Application Security, Part I." Register, e-mail:

The Buffalo Chapter of the American Society of Women Accountants, monthly meeting, 6 p.m., Classis V, Restaurant, 2443 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. Topic: Heart Disease/Stroke. Call Rebecca Baker, 877-3959.

Seminars and classes

Niagara County Community College Small Business Development Center and Cornerstone Community Credit Union, free "Rake in the Money Business Workshop," 1:30-3:30 p.m., Cornerstone Community Credit Union, 6458 South Transit Road, Lockport. Topic: Recordkeeping. Required registration, call 434-3815.