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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

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.

Buffalo Executives' Association, noon-1:15 p.m., Adam's Mark Hotel, 120 Church St. Guests welcome. Call Cheryl Meyer, 852-6916.

Grand Pioneer Toastmasters, Club Contest, 6:30-9 p.m., My Tomato Pie Restaurant, 3085 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Guests welcome. Call Kevin Saunders, 626-0501 or e-mail: prospeaker13@spamex.com.

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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 Feb. 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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>Tuesday

*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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*Business groups

Biz Link, 8-9 a.m., Ent/Gates Productions, 233 Fillmore Ave., Tonawanda. Call Keith Ryan, 871-9458 or e-mail: keith@krcommunications.net.

The Greater South Buffalo Chamber of Commerce, networking meeting, 4 to 5 p.m., chamber office, 2019 Seneca St. Call David Fildes, 824-9942.

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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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>Wednesday

*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. Program: "Develop Your Own Leadership Style to Empower Employees and Volunteers," presented by Andrew P. Terranova, Dale Carnegie Training of Western New York. 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. Program: Insurance to Value panel. Cost, $15. Reservations, call Barbara Duke, 634-1212, ext. 217.

The Buffalo Chapter of the Association for Operations Management, APICS, professional development meeting, 5:30 p.m., Salvatore's Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road, Depew. Program: "Theory of Constraints -- Integration with APICS Traditional Tools," presented by John Thompson, Goldratt Consulting Group. Registration, visit www.apics-buffalo.com or call 648-0972.

Niagara Frontier Chapter of Tax Executives Institute, monthly dinner meeting, 6 p.m., Italian Village Restaurant, 804 Wehrle Drive, Williamsville. Cost, $25. Program: "Annual Taxpayer Update -- The Internal Revenue Service," presented by Kenneth Foster and Michael Adamschick, IRS. Eligible for one hour CPE. Reservations, call Dan Zapp, (585) 548-2552.

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*Business groups

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

Financial Planning Association of Upstate New York, "Passive Investing: The Emperor Exposed?", 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Sonoma Grille, 5010 Main St., Williamsville. Speaker: Christopher Carosa, CTFA. Cost, $25. Registration, FPA Chapter Office, P.O. Box 539, Webster 14580; call: (800) 442-3769.

Niagara Area Business Exchange, 8 a.m., Holiday Inn, 515 S. Transit Road, Lockport. Call 433-1984.

Speak for Success, a chapter of Toastmasters International, 11:55 a.m. to 1 p.m., Auditorium, Calspan Corp., 4455 Genesee St. Call Kevin Leous, 631-6968 or Marie Mullen, 632-7500.

The Western New York Chapter of Retired Public Employees Association, luncheon meeting, 12:30 p.m, Leonard Post VFW, 2450 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Reservations, call Pat, 892-1263; Rita, 675-5618 or Elaine, 668-8239.

Niagara Frontier Tourism Task Force, 6 p.m., Pedaling History Museum, 3943 N. Buffalo Road, Orchard Park. Program: Maximizing Search Engine, Mike Blumenthal. Free, members; $15 nonmembers. Reservations, call 934-3775 or e-mail: pforge@verizon.net.

Greater South Buffalo Chamber of Commerce, Installation and Awards Dinner, 6 p.m., Buffalo Irish Center, 245 Abbott Road. Cost, $25. Reservations, call Elizabeth O'Brien, 824-9942 or e-mail: dinner@southbuffalochamber.org.

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*Seminars and classes

The PACE Program at Houghton College, free, Effective Communication workshop, 8:30 a.m. to noon, West Seneca Campus, 810 Union Road. Register online: www.houghton.edu/pace/corporate.

The Women's Business Center at Canisius College free information technology counseling session for current and potential small business owners, noon-1 p.m., Demerly Hall, Canisius College, 2365 Main St. Call 888-6650 or visit: www.canisius.edu/wbc.

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>Thursday

*Professional groups

The Western New York Federal Safety and Health Council, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Buffalo Naval Reserve Training Center, foot of Porter Ave. Topic: "Emergency Preparedness," presented by Daniel Nyquist, Greater Buffalo Chapter of the American Red Cross and Dr. Joseph Syracuse, University at Buffalo. Call Ellen Sidell, 551-3053, ext. 248.

The Buffalo Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, Rookie Panel meeting, 8:30 a.m., University Inn and Conference Cener, 2402 North Forest Road, Amherst. Moderated by Wayne Landesman. Free to members and first time attendees. Reservations, call 204-0304, ext. 307.

The Buffalo Society of Chartered Financial Analysts, luncheon meeting, noon, Saturn Club, 977 Delaware Ave. Program: "Investment Strategies Using Exchange Traded Funds," presented by Kevin Quigg and Morgan Lee, Barclays Global Investors. Cost $15, members; $17, nonmembers. Reservations, call David Drebot, 857-7651.

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*Business groups

The Western New York Business Networking Group, 7:45 a.m., Cafe Aroma, 5229 Main St., Williamsville. New members welcome. Call Hallie, 553-8883 or visit: www.wnybiznet.org.

SuccessNet Ken-Ton, 8-9 a.m., Cameos Restaurant, 482 Niagara Falls Blvd., Tonawanda. Call Michael Cuviello, 694-1950, ext. 101 or e-mail: mcuviello@officefurniturectr.com.

Southtowns Business Network, networking breakfast, 8 a.m., Alton's Restaurant, 2221 Transit Road, Elma. Guests welcome. Speaker: Brian Louis, Louis Design Group. Call Darryl Stacey, 854-1808.

Rotary Club of Buffalo, 11:30 a.m., Buffalo Convention Center, 153 Franklin St. Topic: State of the County, Joel Giambra. Call John McClive, 854-3397.

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*Seminars and classes

Safety and Health Center, "OSHA Incident Commander -- Emergency Response," 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Suite 118, 2495 Main St. Call 838-6850 or visit: www.thesafetyandhealthcenter.com.

The Small Business Development Center and the Seymour Public Library, "Tax Issues for the Start Up Business" workshop, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Seymour Public Library, 161 East Avenue, Brockport. Registration, 6:16 p.m. Free. To register, call the library, (585) 637-1050.

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>Friday

*Business groups

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

The PACE Program at Houghton College, free Microsoft Access application training, 8 a.m. to 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.

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>Feb. 20

*Seminars and classes

Safety and Health Center, "EPA/NYS Inspector/Management Planner Initial," 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., through Feb. 24, Suite 118, 2495 Main St. Call 838-6850 or visit: www.thesafetyandhealthcenter.com.

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>Feb. 21

*Professional groupS

The Buffalo Chapter of Project Management Institute, dinner meeting, 5:30 p.m., Michael's Banquet Facility, 4885 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg. Topic: "Risk Management: When the Client Does Not Tell You All the Issues" presented by Lynn Heatley, Telperion Solutions Group. Cost, $10 members; $25 nonmembers. Register, visit: www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=101848.

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*Seminars and classes

Safety and Health Center, "EPA/NY Lead Supervisor Initial," 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., through Feb. 24, Suite 118, 2495 Main St. Call 838-6850 or visit: www.thesafetyandhealthcenter.com.

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