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BUSINESS CALENDAR

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.

Monday

Professional groups

* Western New York Safety Conference board of directors, 5:30 p.m., Holiday Inn Resort and Conference Center, 100 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island, to finalize the program for the 69th Conference and Trades Exhibits titled "Focus on Safety," May 18 and 19. Call Walt Garrow, 283-4017, or visit the Web site: www.wnysc.com.

* Engineering Society of Buffalo, officers, directors and committee members, 6 p.m., Rizzo's Restaurant, 2763 Eggert Road, Tonawanda. Call Tina, 673-4455 or e-mail: office@tesb.org.

Business groups

* Buffalo Executives' Association, networking meeting, noon, Classics V Restaurant, 2443 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. Speakers: Representatives from Indoor Air Professionals and MJ Mechanicals. Guests welcome. Call Cheryl Meyer, 852-6916.

* Speakeasy Toastmasters, 7 p.m., Mansard Inn, 3365 Abbott Road, Orchard Park. Call Mary Haden, 648-2227 or Rich Chipchak, 667-3067.

Seminars and classes

* Safety and Health Center, "EPA/NYS Asbestos Worker Refresher," 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Suite 118, 2495 Main St. Cost $125. Call 838-6850.

* Sam's Club, merchandise showcase for small business food service professionals, 2-4 p.m., Consumer Plaza, 3735 Union Road, Cheektowaga.

Tuesday

Professional groups

* Buffalo/Niagara Travel Professionals, networking meeting, 5:30 p.m. Hampton Inn, 49 Olean Road, East Aurora. Dinner and business meeting to follow at Borealis Restaurant, 687 Main St., East Aurora. Cost $29. Program: "Trends in the Travel and Hospitality Industry," presented by Jon VanHarssel, Niagara University. Reservations, call Mai Povat, 854-6462.

Seminars and classes

* Safety and Health Center, "EPA/NYS Asbestos Supervisor Refresher," 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Suite 118, 2495 Main St. Cost $125. Call 838-6850.

* Niagara University Family Business Center, free breakfast forum, 8:15 a.m., Sheraton Four Points Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Registration, 7:30 a.m. Program: "Implementing Fringe Benefits for Business Owners and Their Employees: Timing is Everything," presented by William Wadsworth, Planned Futures Financial Group. Reservations, call Melissa Heidt, 286-8160 or visit: www.niagara.edu/fbc.

* Tax Counseling for the Elderly, free tax assistance for local senior citizens, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., through April 12, Cheektowaga Senior Center, 3349 Broadway; 1-4 p.m., Mondays, through April 11, Alexander Community Center, 275 Alexander Ave.; and 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Thursdays, through April 14, Maryvale Community Center, 3409 Genesee St., Cheektowaga. Call 686-3930.

* Gloria J. Parks Community Center, free e-filing tax assistance program, 1:30-6 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 3242 Main St. Call for appointment, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., 832-1010.

Wednesday

Professional groups

* Engineering Society of Buffalo, retirees luncheon; noon, Family Tree Restaurant, 4346 Bailey Ave., Eggertsville. Call John Beishline, 694-5154.

* Independent Association of Accountants, tax season round table dinner, 6 p.m., Salvatore's Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road, Depew. Call 674-0636.

Business groups

* Lancaster Chamber of Commerce, business networking meeting, 8 a.m., Olive Tree Restaurant, 5240 Broadway, Depew. Call 681-9755.

* WNY Biz Group, 8:30 a.m., Marinaccio's Italian Ristorante, 5877 Main St., Williamsville. Call Jack Finnegan, 830-9254 or e-mail: jfinnegan@ntspc.com.

* The Buffalo Chapter of International Association of Administrative Professionals, monthly meeting, 5:15 p.m., Adam's Steak and Seafood Restaurant, 204 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga. Executive of the Year and Outstanding Member of the Year presentations. Call Sharon A. Scioli, 855-1200, Ext. 212.

* Hamburg/Orchard Park Business and Professional Women, dinner meeting, 6 p.m., Michael's Banquet Facility, 4885 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg. Cost $14. Speaker: Christine M. Abt. Reservations, call Bev 648-1395.

Seminars and classes

* The World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara, "Establishing a Global Presence: International Web Marketing and Product Localization," 8-10 a.m., WTCBN Offices, 661 Delaware Ave. Speaker: Scott Bass, Advanced Language Translation. Cost $55. To register, call 852-7160.

* Safety and Health Center, "EPA/NYS Asbestos Inspector/Mgmt. Plan Refresher," 8 a.m.-noon/4 p.m., Suite 118, 2495 Main St. Cost $7 0/1 25. Call 838-6850.

* The Niagara Frontier Section of the Air Waste Management Association, Annual Enrichment Training for Environmental Professionals seminar, 8:15 a.m., Hearthstone Manor, 333 Dick Road, Depew. Registration and breakfast 7:30. Luncheon speaker: Kathleen Callahan, regional administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Reservations, call Pat Filey, 691-2600.

* SCORE, the U.S. Small Business Administration and Canisius Center at Amherst, "Creating a Winning Business Plan" workshop, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Canisius -- Center at Amherst, 300 Corporate Parkway, Amherst. Cost, $35. Call 551-4301 or visit www.scorebuffalo.org.

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

Thursday

Professional groups

* Buffalo Niagara Human Resource Association, Executive Breakfast Series, 8:30 a.m., Hyatt Regency Buffalo, Two Fountain Plaza. Registration 7:45. Program: "Creating the Right Image and Visibility," panel discussion by William M. Collins, Travers Collins & Co.; Katie Militello, Militello Marketing, and Maureen Rasp-Glose, Verizon. Information and registration, Lori Sosenko at 692-5794 or visit: www.bnhra.org.

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, 5229 Main St., Williamsville. New members welcome. Call 631-9572 or visit: www.wnybiznet.org.

* Southtowns Business Network, networking breakfast, 8 a.m., Alton's Restaurant, 2221 Transit Road, Elma. Guests welcome. Speaker: Darlene Ellis, Carolina Furniture. Call Tom Darryl Stacey, 854-1808.

* Working for Downtown, "Thursday in the City B.A.S.H.," a business and social happy hour, 5-8 p.m., Bacchus, 56 W. Chippewa at Franklin.

* Amherst Chamber of Commerce, 2005 Legislative Agenda, 5-7 p.m., 350 Essjay Road, Amherst. Reservations, call 632-6905.

Seminars and classes

* The Institute of Continuing Professional Education, "Mergers and Acquisitions: Beating the Odds" seminar, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., The Buffalo Club, 388 Delaware Ave. Speakers: Michael P. Gendron, Tatum CFO Partners; Anthony D. Mancinelli, and Raymond L. Fink, Harter, Secrest and Emery. Call ICPE, 204-4273 or visit: icpeseminars.com.

* The PACE Program at Houghton College, free Microsoft Word II application training, 8 a.m.-noon, West Seneca Campus computer lab, 810 Union Road. Register online: www.houghton.edu/pace/corporate and click on Professional Development Training Schedule to view other training sessions on Microsoft Office applications.

* Safety and Health Center, "NYS Air Sampling/Project Monitor Refresher," 8 a.m.-noon/4 p.m., Suite 118, 2495 Main St. Cost $7 0/1 25. Call 838-6850.

* Lorman Education Services, Family and Medical Leave Act in New York seminar, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Hyatt Regency Buffalo, Two Fountain Plaza. Registration 8:30-9 a.m. Speakers: Richard A. Braden, Daniel P. Forsyth and Mark A. Moldenhauer of Bond, Schoeneck and King. Call (888) 678-5565; fax: (715) 833-3959; e-mail: customerservice@lorman.com or visit www.lorman.com.

* Jamestown Community College Center for Continuing Education, "Notary Public Training" seminar, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Jamestown Campus, 525 Falconer St. Cost $70. Call 665-5220, Ext. 2409.

* Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Buffalo, "Credit When Credit Is Due" program, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., United Way of Buffalo and Erie County, 742 Delaware Ave. Call 854-1710 or visit www.cccsbuff.org.

* M&T Mortgage, free home-buying seminar, 5 p.m., M&T's Clinton-Bailey branch, 644 Bailey Ave. Reservations, 848-4848.

* The Small Business Development Center at Niagara County Community College, minority small business workshops, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Family Resource Building, 3001 Ninth St., Niagara Falls. Topic: "Service Available for Small Business." Call 434-3815 or visit: www.niagarasbdc.org.

Friday

Business groups

* Buffalo's First Chapter of Business Networking International, 7 a.m., Days Inn, 4345 Genesee St., Cheektowaga. Speaker: Aaron Shiah, Sign-a-rama. New members welcome. Call Carl Lewandowski, 651-9851.

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

* The Buffalo/Rochester ExecuNet, networking meeting, 1-4 p.m., Batavia City Centre, Public Conference Room, second floor, 10 West Main St., Batavia. Program: Recruiter panel offering insights on the job market and what they look for in candidates. Cost, $15. To register, call Beth Stefani, 649-0094 or visit: www.ExecuNet.com.

Seminars and classes

* Safety and Health Center, "EPA/NYS Project Designer Refresher," 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Suite 118, 2495 Main St. Cost $125. Call 838-6850.

* The PACE Program at Houghton College, free Excel application training, 8 a.m.-noon, West Seneca Campus computer lab, 810 Union Road. Register at: www.houghton.edu/pace/corporate and click on Professional Development Training Schedule to view other training on Microsoft Office applications.

Saturday

Seminars and classes

* Greater Buffalo Savings Bank, free homeownership and financial health seminar, 10 a.m.-noon, St. Paul's AME Zion Church, 610 East Eagle St. Topics: "The Mortgage Process" and "Credit and Finances."

* The Women's Business Center at Canisius College and the Black Capital Network, business breakfast seminar, 10 a.m.-noon, Demerly Hall, Canisius College, 2365 Main St. Cost, $10. Call 888-6650.

April 11

Professional groups

* Machine Shops Association, dinner meeting, 6 p.m., The Park Lane Restaurant, 33 Gates Circle. Speaker: Michael Reele, Erie County Pollution Prevention Program. Call Matt Georger, 893-8292.

Business groups

* Erie County Industrial Development Agency Board of Directors, 10 a.m., ECIDA, 275 Oak St. Call Pat Rogowski, 856-6525, Ext. 132.

* Buffalo Executives' Association, annual election of officers meeting, noon, Twentieth Century Club, 595 Delaware Ave. Call Cheryl Meyer 852-6916.

April 12

Professional groups

* The Buffalo Chapter of Project Management Institute, dinner meeting, 5:30 p.m., Chef's Restaurant, 291 Seneca St. Topic: "Soft Skills -- Stress Management," Jerry Chelus, Dale Carnegie Training. Cost, $10 members; $25 nonmembers. To register, visit: www.acteva.com/ booking.cfm?bevaid=82630.

* Western New York Society for Information Professionals, dinner meeting, 5:30 p.m., Brierwood Country Club, 5324 S. Rogers Road, Hamburg. "IP Video Conferencing." Cost, $20 members; $25 guests. Call Louis Callari, 871-2939, or e-mail: wnysip@buffalo.com or visit: www.wnysip.org.

Seminars and classes

* The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas and the Niagara County Community College Small Business Development Center. Business seminar: "Mechanics of Exporting: A Beginner's Guide or a Refresher Course," 8 a.m.-noon, Degraff Community Center, 139 Division St., North Tonawanda. Cost $25. Reservations, call the Chamber 692-5120 or NCCC at 434-3815.

April 13

Seminars and classes

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