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, faxed to 849-4587, or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Buffalo Niagara Sales and Marketing Executives, dinner meeting, 5:15 p.m., Millennium Hotel and Resorts, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Dinner, 6:15 p.m. Speaker: Buffalo mayor Byron Brown. Cost: free, members; $22, students; $30, guests. Reservations, call 662-2279.
The Grand Pioneer ToastmastersClub, 6:45 p.m., My Tomato Pie Restaurant, 3085 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Guests welcome. Information, e-mail: email@example.com or call Mike Berta, 213-3352.
Seminars and classes
Everywoman Opportunity Center, Career Readiness program, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 899 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. Information, call 837-2260.
BNl -- Northern Networkers Chapter, business networking meeting, 7 a.m. The Screening Room, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Visitors welcome. Information call Garry Krause, 695-9382.
BNI Executive Marketing Team Chapter of Business Network International, weekly meeting, 7-8:30 a.m., Millennium Airport Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Speaker: Alison Cummings, a chiropractor and owner of Inner Balance Chiropractic. Visitors welcome. Information, call David Cassidy, 633-6050.
The BNI Business Networkers, weekly meeting, 7 a.m., The Bristol Manor, 280 Center Road,West Seneca. Program: Document security, presented by Brad Hudak from Shred-It. Visitors welcome. Information, call Jeanne LeGault, 839-1143. The Pennsylvania New York Border Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management, presentation, 5:30 p.m., The Marvin House, 2 West Fifth St., Jamestown. Program: "Do's and Don'ts of Discipline and Documentation," presented by Marty Idzik, Phillips, Lytle, Hitchcock, Blaine and Huber. Reservations and information, call Leah Porsley, 484-0590 or visit: www.panyshrm.org.
TipClub, 2007 Business Networking Kickoff meeting, 7:30-9:30 a.m., Sagemark Consulting 6255 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Members and first time visitors. Information or registration, call (800) 798-0270, Ext. 92.
Allstate Minority and Women Emerging Entrepreneurs, the University at Buffalo School of Management Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership and the UB Center for Urban Studies, program orientation breakfast, 8:30 a.m.-noon, Jacobs Executive Development Center, 672 Delaware Ave. Information, call 885-5715 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seminars and classes
SCORE, the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, "Starting and Managing Your Business" workshop, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, Lafayette Square. Cost, $25. Call 551-4301, Ext. 305 or visit: www.scorebuffalo.org.
Belmont Shelter Corp., free consumer awareness workshop, 5:30 p.m., Hamburg Town Hall, Room 7A, S-6100 South Park Ave., Hamburg. Topic: "How Not to Get Scammed When Borrowing Money." Reservations, call Belmont Shelter Corp., 884-2358, Ext. 105/TDD 711.
The Litigation Specialty Section of the Western New York Paralegal Association, monthly meeting, 12:15 p.m., law offices of Phillips Lytle, 3400 HSBC Center. Program: "Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)," presented by Lisa McDougall, Phillips Lytle. CLE credit through NFPA pending. Reservations, e-mail:email@example.com.
The Niagara Frontier Chapter of Construction Financial Management Association, dinner meeting, 5:30 p.m., Sonoma Grille, 5010 Main St., Snyder. Dinner, 6 p.m. Program: "Surety Bonds: Spreading the Bond Gospel," presented by Jack Dumpert. Cost: $35, members; $40, nonmembers. Registration, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Air and Waste Management Association, monthlydinner meeting, 5:30 p.m., Williams-Butler House; 672 Delaware Ave. Dinner 6:30 p.m. Program: "2007 Update to the New York State Solid Waste Regulations, Part 360 Revision," presented by Mark Hans, Department of Environmental Conservation Region 9. Cost: $30, nonmembers; $10, students. $5 additional for Professional Development Hour Units. Reservations, call Kathy Wager 542-1264 or e-mail: email@example.com.
BNI Business Makers, weekly meeting, 7-8:30 a.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Amherst, 6320 Main St., Williamsville. Program: "Learn to Unlock One of the Hidden Secrets to Longevity," presented by Lisa DeMarco, chiropractor. Visitors welcome. Information, call Charlie Totoro, 688-5700.
Western New York Business Alliance, breakfast and networking meeting, 7:15-8:30 a.m., Millennium Hotel and Resorts, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Call Dave Nestico, 853-0400, or visit: www.wnyba.com.
The Western New York Business Networking Group, 7:45 a.m., Caffe Aroma, 5229 Main St., Williamsville. New members welcome. Call 553-8883 or visit: www.wnybiznet.org. The WNY Chapter of NYS Commercial Association of Realtors, Rotary Club of Buffalo and Working for Downtown, The Buffalo Talks Series, noon-1:30 p.m., Hyatt Regency Hotel, Two Fountain Plaza. Speaker: Bashar Issa, BSC Development, a real estate group that bought the Statler Towers. Cost: $20 prepaid; $25 at door. Required reservations, call Lynn Waclawek 842-5237.
The Zonta Club of Cheektowaga-Lancaster, program and dinner meeting, 6:30 p.m., Burgundy Room Restaurant, 6354 Transit Road, Depew. Information, call Gina Dlugosz, 662-1900, Ext. 151.
Seminars and classes
The PACE Program at Houghton College, free Microsoft Excel, 8 a.m.-noon, West Seneca Campus, Lambein Learning Center, 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.
BNI -- Circle of Excellence Chapter, weekly networking meeting, 7 a.m., Holiday Inn Buffalo Airport, 4600 Genesee St., Cheektowaga. Speaker: Mike Kenney, First Niagara Bank. Visitors welcome. Information, call Jim Hoffman, 626-2545 or Anna Viscomi, 310-7251.
BNI -- Buffalo's First, breakfast meeting, 7-8:30 a.m., Millennium Hotel and Resorts, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Program: "How To Grow Business Networking," presented by Carl Lewandowski, area director, BNI--Western New York. Call F. Patrick Mahoney, 675-9010.
The Hamburg Chamber of Commerce, State of the Town Address luncheon, noon, Ilio DiPaolo's Restaurant, 3785 South Park Ave., Blasdell. Registration, 12:45 p.m. Speaker: Steven J. Walters, town supervisor. Cost $20, members and guests; $25, nonmembers. Required reservations, call the chamber, 649-7917 or visit: www.hamburg-chamber.org.
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The Buffalo News, Job Finder Career Fair, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Millennium Hotel and Resorts, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Free. Job-seekers are encouraged to bring copies of their resume and attend free career seminars: "Successful Job Search Strategies," 10 a.m. presented by Laurie Warner, Healthnow/BlueCross BlueShield and "Happy Career Year," 1 p.m., presented by Joan Graci, Career Savers. For current exhibitors and further information, please visit www.buffalojobfinder.com/careerfest. Employers call 849-4498 for information.
The Buffalo Chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, tour and dinner meeting, 5:30 p.m., American LaFrance Plant tour, 4760 Camp Road, Hamburg, followed by dinner at L'isola D'oro, 4690 Camp Road, Hamburg. Cost: $20, members and guests; $15, students. Reservations, call Joseph Crimi, 856-7628 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.