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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, faxed to 849-4587, or e-mailed to fin@buffnews.com.

>Monday

Professional groups

Engineering Society of Buffalo, officers, directors and committee members, 6 p.m., Alice's Kitchen, 3122 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Reservations, call Melissa, 873-4455 or e-mail: office@tesb.org.

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Business groups

Buffalo Executives Association, noon, Buffalo Convention Center, 153 Franklin St. Speaker: Marsha Henderson, University at Buffalo. Cost, $15. Required reservations, call Cheryl Samilio Meyer, 852-6916.

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Seminars and classes

Gilman Ciocia, a tax planning and preparation services provider, free educational workshop, 6 p.m., Sonoma Grill, 5010 Main St., Snyder; and 6 p.m., Tuesday, Eagle House Restaurant, 5578 Main St., Williamsville. Registration, call (800) TAX-TEAM.

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>Tuesday

Professional groups

Western New York Grantmakers Association, grantmakers and grantseekers conference, University Inn Conference Center, 7:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 2402 N. Forest Road, Amherst. Cost, $40. Speaker: Andy Goodman. Information and registration, call Mary Eberl, 845-0734 or e-mail: wnyga@verizon.net.

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Business groups

WNY PRO, business networkers weekly meeting, 7 a.m., Original Pancake House, 2075 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. Speaker: Bob Roeder, Holcberg Ltd. Call Paul Sardina, 465-5102.

The Buffalo Niagara Travel Professionals, monthly dinner and networking meeting, 5:15 p.m., DiGuilio and Co., 1673 Hertel Ave. Dinner, 6:15 p.m. Cost, $25, guests. Speaker: Tim Childs, Raptim Travel. Reservations, call Helen Weintraub, 881-9794.

The Westminster Economic Development Initiative, reception for West Side business owners 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., 271 Grant St. Required reservations, call 200-1535.

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Seminars and classes

The Women's Business Center at Canisius College, Finance for Small Business course, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays through Nov. 15, WBC, Canisius College, 2365 Main St. Cost, $250. Partial scholarships may be available. Information and registration, call 888-6650 or visit: www.canisius.edu/wbc.

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>Wednesday

Professional groups

Engineering Society of Buffalo, retirees luncheon meeting, noon, Alice's Kitchen, 3122 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Call John Beishline, 694-5154 or e-mail: office@tesb.org.

Independent Association of Accountants of New York, technical dinner meeting, 6 p.m., Salvatore's Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road, Depew. Program: Law and Ethics, presented by Richard Agnello, professor, Niagara University. Reservations and information, call 674-0636.

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Business groups

The Planning and Coordinating Committee of the Greater Buffalo- Niagara Regional Transportation Council, an update on regional transportation projects, 9:30 a.m., Erie County Rath Building, 14th Floor Conference Room, 95 Franklin St.

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, 204-5137 or Marie Mullen, 632-7500.

Working For Downtown Brown Bag Lunch series, noon to 1:30 p.m., St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral, Walker Room, 128 Pearl St. Optional lunches available for $10. Reservations, call Karin Cranz, 842-5383.

School Librarians' Association of Western New York, WNY Author dinner, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Fairdale Banquet Center, 672 Wehrle Drive, Amherst. Speaker: Larry Dane Brimner will speak on the value of using picture books with middle and high school students. Cost, $30. Reservations, e-mail: cgoodwin@cheektowagacentral.org.

The Buffalo Chapter of IAAP International Association of Administrative Professionals, dinner meeting, 5:15 p.m., Sean Patrick's, 3480 Millersport Highway, Getzville. Dinner, 6 p.m. Speaker: Maureen Kirchmyer. Information or reservations, call Evelyn Mietlowski, 836-5397.

Hamburg/Orchard Park Business and Professional Women, dinner meeting, 6 p.m., Michael's Banquet Facility, 4885 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg. Program: "How to Survive the Stress of the Holidays," presented by Mary Ann Cappellino, wellness consultant. Reservations, call Pat, 649-5625 or e-mail: patricia.a.hens@us.hsbc.com.

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Seminars and classes

The University at Buffalo, The Read to Succeed Buffalo Campaign and Verizon, Workforce Literacy and Economic Development Summit, 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Buffalo Convention Center, 153 Franklin St. Speaker: Marc Tucker, president of the National Center on Education and the Economy. Followed by a panel discussion on "How Buffalo is Preparing for a Globally Competitive Workforce in the 21st Century." Information and registration: call Good Schools for All, 843-8895, or visit: www.ReadToSucceedBuffalo.org.

The PACE Program at Houghton College, free, "Teamwork: How Synergy Succeeds" workshop, 8:30 a.m. to noon, West Seneca Campus, 810 Union Road. Register online at: www.houghton.edu/pace/corporate and click on Professional Development Training Schedule.

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

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>Thursday

Professional groups

CSI, Construction Specifications Institute luncheon meeting sponsored by Pella Commercial Westny Building Products, 12:15 p.m., Ramada Hotel and Conference Center, 2402 N. Forest Road, Amherst. Program: "Fiberglass Fenestration in Commercial Buildings." Architects and engineers eligible for 1 learning credit. Reservations, call 875-4627.

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Business groups

BNI Business Makers, weekly meeting, 7 to 8:30 a.m., Marinaccios Restaurant, 5877 Main St., Williamsville. Information, call Deb Nye, 913-1541.

The Western New York Business Networking Group, 7:45 a.m., Butterwood Bakery, 5409 Main St., Williamsville. Call 553-8883 or visit: www.wnybiznet.org.

The Greater Buffalo Building Owners and Managers Association, Facilities Management Expo, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Hearthstone Manor, 333 Dick Road, Depew. Free. More than 80 companies will showcase products and services for the management, maintenance, renovation and modernization of properties. Registration, visit: www.fmexpo.net or call Nancy Boyd Haley, 648-0972.

Rotary Club of Buffalo, 12:15 p.m., Harbour Club, HSBC Arena. Program: Upstate New York Transplant Services, presented by Amanda Farrell. Call John McClive, 854-3397.

Working For Downtown, Thursdays in the City, a networking event, 5 to 8 p.m., The Stillwater restaurant, 483 Delaware Ave.

The World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara, annual meeting, 5:30 to 8 p.m., Goldome Building, 3 M&T Plaza. Speakers: Chris Johnston, World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara; Dr. Roberta Dayer, WNY International Trade Council; Tim Tevens, Columbus McKinnon Corp.; Robert L. Stevenson, Eastman Machine Co. and WTCBN chairman. Cost, $75. Required reservations, call 852-7160 or visit: www.wtcbn.com.

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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, Lambein Learning Center, 810 Union Road. Register at: www.houghton.edu/pace/corporate. The Independent Insurance Agents Association of Western New York, seminar, 2 to 4:30 p.m., Ramada Hotel and Conference Center, 2402 N. Forest Road, Amherst. Program: "Who's Really in Charge of Your Agency?" presented by Ted Baker, Advanced Automation. Cost: $15. Registration, call 634-1212 Ext. 217.

SCORE, the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, second of three-part marketing seminar series, 5 to 7 p.m., SCORE Conference Center, Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, Lafayette Square. Registration, 4:30 p.m. Topic: Marketing on the Internet, presented by Craig Chapman, CEO, Rare Earth Interactive. Cost, $10 each or $25, all three. Required reservations, 551-4301 or visit: www.scorebuffalo.org.

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>Friday

Business groups

BNI-Buffalo's First, weekly meeting, 6:45 to 8:30 a.m., Millennium Hotel and Resorts, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Program: "The BNI Philosophy, 'Givers Gain'," presented by Carl Lewandowski, WNY BNI Director. Information, call Terry Keith, 634-0322.

BNI Enterprise, weekly meeting, 7 to 8:30 a.m., The Fairdale Banquet Center, 672 Wherle Drive, Amherst. Program: "The Power of One," presented by Deb Pacos, BNI New York. Information, call Dave Raczyk, 894-5794.

BNI -- Prime Time Chapter of Business Network International, weekly meeting, 7-8:30 a.m., Brierwood Country Club, S-5324 Rogers Road, Hamburg. Program: Retirement Financial Planning,presented by Seth Greene. Information, call Robert Kell, 675-5818.

The Orchard Park Chamber of Commerce, fall dinner, 6:30 p.m., LaGalleria Restaurant, 3923 Southwestern Blvd., Orchard Park. Tickets: $32.50, person. Reservations, call the chamber, 662-3366.

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>Saturday

Business groups

The University at Buffalo, Scholarship Gala, 5:30 p.m., Center for the Arts, UB North Campus, Amherst. Ticket information, call Suzanne Chamberlain, 829-2632, Ext. 241 or e-mail: chamberl@buffalo.edu.

The Eastern Hills Sunrise Rotary Foundation, wine and beer tasting event, 7 to 10 p.m., Buffalo Hardwood, 3291 Walden Ave., Depew. Tickets: $35, person; $60, couple. Proceeds to benefit local charities supporting children.
Seminars and classes

AARP, Office of the New York Attorney General and the Investor Protection Trust, free investment education seminar, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Erie Community College, North Campus, Room 401, Bretschger Hall, 6205 Main St., Williamsville. Information and registration, call 1-877-926-8800.

O'Keefe Shaw & Co., "Retirementality," a financial seminar, 10 to 11:30 a.m., 591 Delaware Ave. Reservations, call Veronica, 362-9899.

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