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The Business Calendar runs each Sunday in the Business section. Notices of meetings, seminars and workshops of interest to the 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., Ilio DiPaolo's Restaurant, 3785 South Park Ave., Blasdell, to finalize the program for the 70th Conference and Trades Exhibits titled "Safety Links . . . Regulations, Training, Compliance," May 15 through 18. Call Walt Garrow, 283-4017, or visit: www.wnysc.com.

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*Business groups

Speakeasy Toastmasters, 7 p.m., Mansard Inn, 3365 Abbott Road, Orchard Park. Call Joe Coughlin, 602-4977.

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*Seminars and classes

Safety and Health Center, "EPA/NYS Asbestos Supervisor Initial," 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., through Feb. 10, Suite 118, 2495 Main St. Call 838-6850 or visit: www.thesafetyandhealthcenter.com.

Niagara County Community College Office of Community Education, Introduction to the Internet, 6-9 p.m., concludes Feb. 13, NCCC, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn. Cost $55. Call 614-6470 or visit: www.niagaracc.suny.edu.

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>Tuesday

*Professional groups

Buffalo Niagara Sales and Marketing Executives, sunrise seminar, 7:45 a.m., Millennium Hotel and Resorts, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Registration, 7:30 a.m. Program: "Create the Right Marketing Mix: How Are You Going to Slice Your Marketing Budget," presented by Todd Salansky of online thymesq. Cost: $15 members; $25 nonmembers. Reservations, call 662-2279 or e-mail: bnsme@bnsme.org.

Buffalo/Niagara Travel Professionals, networking dinner meeting, 5:30 p.m., Fortunato's, 1083 Tonawanda St. Dinner, 6:30 p.m., Speaker: Kelley Corbett, Carnival Cruise Lines. Cost, $17 guests. Reservations, call Judy Holbok, 689-6900., ext. 216.

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*Business groups

Business Networkers of Business Networking International, 7 a.m., Christe's Restaurant and Banquet Room, Southgate Plaza, Union Road, West Seneca. Speaker: Debra Pacos, BNI. Call Judy Krawczyk, 662-3928.

Executive Marketing Team Chapter of Business Networking International, visitors' day, 7 a.m., Millennium Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Reservations, call Maureen Snyder, 626-2539.

Sales Exchange Club of Buffalo, breakfast networking meeting, 8 a.m., Olympic Restaurant, 4611 Genesee St., Cheektowaga. Call Patrick Metzger, 684-8572.

Niagara USA Chamber, Business-to-Business Connection Series, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Antonio's Restaurant, Banquet & Conference Center, 7708 Niagara Falls Blvd., Niagara Falls. Program: Tax Tips for Small Business Owners, presented by Suzanne Reusch, New York State Department of Taxation and Finance. Reservations, call 285-9141.

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*Seminars and classes

SCORE, the U.S. Small Business Administration and M&T Bank, "Financial Management For Small Business" workshop, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., M&T Bank, Thruway Mall, Walden at Harlem. Cost, $25. Reservations, call 551-4301 or visit: www.scorebuffalo.org.

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>Wednesday

*Business groups

Buffalo Business Builders Chapter of Business Networking International, breakfast meeting, 7 a.m., Millennium Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Call Stephen Mayo, 362-2425.

Western New York Venture Association, business opportunity and investment breakfast forum, 7:30 to 9 a.m., Buffalo Club, 388 Delaware Ave. Presenters: Edmund Kaczynski, Small Economics, and Mike Brennan, SuperGrouper. Free to members and their first-time guests. Reservations and nonmembers, call Jack McGowan or Sandie Ruggiero, 636-3626.

The National Association of Women Business Owners, monthly dinner meeting, 5:30 p.m.,Marinaccio's Italian Ristorante, 5877 Main St., Williamsville. Topic: Important Aspects of Mentoring, presented by Melinda Rath Sanderson, Canisius Women's Business Center. Cost: $25 members; $30 nonmembers. Call Nicole Fiorella, 626-5520 or e-mail: nicole@bfisearch.com.

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*Seminars and classes

Clarence Community Education, "Legal Survival for Landlords" course, 6 to 9:30 p.m., Clarence High School, Learning Assistance Center, 9625 Main St., Clarence. Speaker: Robert Friedman, attorney/author will discuss terrorists, evictions, leases, small claims court, discrimination laws, civil liability, insurance, security deposits, elderly tenants, drugs, debt collection and lead paint. Registration, call 407-9001 or visit: www.clarenceschools.org.

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>Thursday

*Professional groups

Buffalo/Niagara Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America, informational session, Taste of PRSA, 8:30 a.m., Starbucks Coffee, 5420 Main St., Williamsville. Program: Membership Committee will answer questions, discuss the benefits of membership and the special PRSA promotional campaign. Registration, call Brenda Schwamborn, 879-0942.

The Western New York Chapter of The New York State Commercial Association of Realtors, Annual Awards Dinner and installation of officers ceremony, 6 p.m., Buffalo Chophouse Restaurant, 282 Franklin St. Dinner, 7 p.m. Tickets, $60. Reservations, call Nick Malagisi, 633-9601, ext. 1, or Alan Hastings, 886-3325, ext. 2.

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*Business groups

Rotary Club of Buffalo, 12:15 p.m., Harbour Club, HSBC Arena. Topic: SABAH, Sheila O'Brien.Call John McClive, 854-3397.

The Buffalo/Amherst Business and Professional Women, monthly dinner meeting, 5:30 p.m., Fairdale Banquet Facility, 672 Wehrle Drive, Amherst. Topic: "Young Careerist, Career Recognition and Individual Development." Reservations, call Lora Warkentin, 832-9327.

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>Friday

*Professional groups

The Niagara Frontier Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers, monthly meeting, noon, DiVal Safety Training Center, 2995 Grand Island Blvd., Grand Island. Cost, $10. Program: "Drugs in the Workplace," presented by Richard Hooper, Company Health. Reservations, call Albert Stutz, 684-3891, ext. 221 or e-mail: stutz.al@dol.gov.

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*Business groups

Buffalo's First Chapter of Business Networking International, 7 a.m., Millennium Hotel and Resorts, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Speaker: Karen Catalano, M&T Bank Insurance Agency. New members welcome. Call Harry King, 832-3475.

The TIP Club of Buffalo, a networking group open to business professionals, meeting, 7:30 a.m., Millennium Hotel and Resorts, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Call Tony Calandra, 897-0700, ext. 2227.

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*Seminars and classes

Old First Ward Community Association and Microbiz Buffalo, Entrepreneur Coffee Hour, 10 to 11 a.m., Old First Ward Community Center, 62 Republic St. Program: "What is needed to create and manage a small business?" presented by Loretta Kaminski, Canisius Womens' Business Center. Reservations, call Laura Gokey, 856-8613.

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>Saturday

*Business groups

Financial Women International, Coming Together for Western New York, fundraiser to benefit The Cornerstone Manor and FWI Scholarship Fund, 7 to 11 p.m., Ironworkers Banquet Hall, 196 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca. Tickets, $20. Call Debbie Pollina, 856-2932, ext. 234, or Carole Lonergan, 816-3637.

The Eastern Hills Sunrise Rotary Club, fund raiser for Prader-Willi Syndrome Association, 7 p.m. to midnight, Brookfield Country Club, 5120 Shimerville Road, Clarence. Tickets, $10. Call Dr. Joseph Margarone III, 631-2800.

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>Feb. 13

*Professional groups

The Western New York Machine Shops Association, tour and dinner meeting, 5 p.m., ECC North Campus-Machine Tool Lab, Building B, 300 Wing, Main Street and Youngs Road, Williamsville. Cocktails and dinner follow, 6:30 p.m., Protocol Restaurant, 6766 Transit Road, Cheektowaga. Call Mike Denz, 894-8282.

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*Business groups

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

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*Seminars and classes

Safety and Health Center, "NYS Asbestos Project Monitor Refresher," 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Suite 118, 2495 Main St. Call 838-6850 or visit: www.thesafetyandhealthcenter.com.

Safety and Health Center, "OSHA 24-hour Emergency Response Technician," 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., through February 15, Suite 118, 2495 Main St. Call 838-6850.

SCORE, the U.S. Small Business Administration and North Tonawanda Public Library, "Starting and Managing Your Business" workshop, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., North Tonawanda Public Library, 505 Meadow Drive, North Tonawanda. Cost, $25. Reservations, call 551-4301, ext. 305 or visit: www.scorebuffalo.org.

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>Feb. 14

*Professional groups

Western New York Society for Information Professionals, dinner meeting, 5:30 p.m., Millennium Hotel and Resorts, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Topic: "Personal Coaching -- A Key to Success," presented by Michael and Jackie Stoh, Stoh and Associates. Cost: $20 members; $25 nonmembers. Reservations, call Louis Callari, 871-2939.

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*Seminars and classes

Safety and Health Center, "EPA/NYS Asbestos Worker Initial," 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., through Feb. 17, Suite 118, 2495 Main St. Call 838-6850.

Everywoman Opportunity Center "Get Ready, Get Set, Get a Job!" program, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., through Feb. 16, 899 Niagara Falls Blvd., rear, Amherst. Call 837-2260 or 847-1120.

Canisius College Distinguished Business Leaders Lecture, 4 p.m., Canisius College Grupp Fireside Lounge of the Richard E. Winter '42 Student Center, 2001 Main St. Speaker: Buzz Hargrove, national president of the Canadian Auto Workers will present, "The Delphi Bankruptcy and the Future of the Auto Industry in Canada and the United States." Free. Call 888-2162.

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>Feb. 15

*Professional groups

The Western New York Chapter of Meeting Planners International, monthly meeting, 8 to 10 a.m., University Inn and Conference Center, 2401 North Forest Road, Amherst. Cost: $20 members; $25 nonmembers. Registration, call Jeannie Wolf, 636-7500, ext. 462 or e-mail: jeannie@universityinn.com.

Independent Insurance Agents Association of Western New York, luncheon meeting, noon to 2 p.m., Fanny's Restaurant, 3500 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Cost, $15. Reservations, call Barbara Duke, 634-1212, ext. 217.

Niagara Frontier Chapter of Tax Executives Institute, monthly dinner meeting, 6 p.m., Italian Village Restaurant, 804 Wehrle Drive, Williamsville. Cost, $25.. Reservations, call Dan Zapp, (585) 548-2552.

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