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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 News, Box 100, Buffalo, NY 14240; faxed to 849-4587; or e-mailed to fin@buffnews.com by the preceding Thursday.

>Monday

Business groups

Erie County Industrial Development Agency, Executive Committee meeting, 8:30 a.m., ECIDA Offices, 275 Oak St., Buffalo, followed by ATC of Buffalo and Erie County board of directors meeting, 8:40 a.m.; Erie County Industrial Development Agency, Meeting of the Members, 9:15 a.m.; Buffalo and Erie County Regional Development Corp., board of directors meeting, 9:45 a.m.; Buffalo and Erie County Industrial Land Development Corp., board of directors meeting, 10 a.m. Confirmations, call Carrie Hocieniec, 856-6525, Ext. 136, or e-mail: chocieni@ecidany.com.

Amherst Chamber of Commerce's Emerging Business Leaders, networking event, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Pettibones Grille, Buffalo Bison's Coca-Cola Field, 275 Washington St., Buffalo. Information or reservations, visit the www.amherst.org or www.facebook.com/eblwny or call 632-6905.

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>Tuesday

Professional groups

The Buffalo Section of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Society of Women Engineers, technical presentation, 5:30-7:30 p.m., JNE Consulting, 2420 Sweet Home Road, Suite 110, Amherst. Registration and light dinner 4:45-5:30 p.m. Program: "Ironmaking and Steelmaking," presented by Robert G. Helenbrook. Cost: $20, members interested in 2 PDH education credit; $10, ASME/SWE members not interested in PDH credit, and students. Reservations, e-mail Joe Ciccarella, jciccarella@jne.ca.

Business groups

BNI Executive Marketing Team, breakfast meeting, 6:45-8:30 a.m., Millennium Hotel and Resort, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Program: "The Principles of Financial Planning," presented by Rocco Capobianco, MetLife Resources. Information, contact Jeff Murbach, 504-1500 or www.bniemt.com.

WNY PRO 2 Business Networkers, weekly meeting, 7:30 a.m., Bob Evans restaurant, 1925 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. Information and reservations, call Joe Andrade, 417-0070.

Pro-Net Professional Networking Group Meeting, 8 a.m., today and 8:30 a.m., Thursday, Amherst Chamber of Commerce, 350 Essjay Road, Suite 200, Williamsville. Free, Chamber members and prospective members. Reservations, call Kim Whelan, 632-6905.

Center for the Study of Art, Architecture, History and Nature and Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, "Imagine Buffalo Niagara in the 21st Century" 12:15-1 p.m., The Ring of Knowledge, Main floor near Fables Cafe, Central Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, Lafayette Square. Speaker: Julie O'Neill, executive director, Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper. Information, visit www.buffaloah.com/h/center/index.html.

The Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce, Business After Hours, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Good Tymes South, 114 Bloomfield Ave., Depew. Information, call 681-9755 or visit www.laccny.org.

Seminars and classes

Westminster Economic Development Initiative, business mentoring program, 4-6 p.m., 271 Grant St. (former library). Free advice to entrepreneurs and small-business owners on Buffalo's West Side. Information, call Bonnie Smith, 870-6843 or e-mail:bsmith@wedibuffalo.org.

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>Wednesday

Business groups

The Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce, Morning Business Exchange, networking group meeting, 8 a.m., Olive Tree Family Restaurant, 5240 Broadway, Lancaster. Information, call the Chamber, 681-9755.

Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce, Job Fair 2011, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Walden Galleria, Walden Avenue, Cheektowaga. Information, call 684-5838.

The Parachute Group, a networking group for individuals who are in career/job transition, 10 a.m., Harlem Road Community Center, 4255 Harlem Road, Amherst. Information, call 276-1117 or e-mail parachutegroup@gmail.com.

Ingram Micro Job Fair, 5-7 p.m., Wehrle Drive, Amherst. Interesed candidates should bring a current resume. Photo I.D. is required. To view current job openings, visit www.ingrammicro.com and click on"Careers."

Western New York Linux User, group meeting, 6:30 p.m., the PCA Group, 455 Cayuga Road, Suite 200, Buffalo. Information, visit: www.wnylug.org; registration, visit: www.thepcagroup.com.

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>Thursday

Professional groups

Buffalo Chapter of the Society of Financial Service Professionals member breakfast, 7:50 a.m., Garden Place Hotel, 6615 Transit Road, Clarence. Program: ERISA 408(b)(2) Final Regs and What They Mean to the 401(k) Producer, presented by Larry Kavanaugh, Buffalo Chapter board member. Required registration, call 860-5478.

Business groups

The Western New York Business Networking Group for business professionals, 7:45 a.m., Comfort Inn, 1 Flint Road, Amherst. Call 553-8883 or visit www.wnybiznet.com.

The Parachute Group, a networking group for downsized employees and career changers, 10 a.m., Lakewood Town Offices (upstairs), 20 W. Summit St., Lakewood. Information, call Shawn Glogowski, 276-1127.

Rotary Club of Buffalo, noon, Templeton Landing, 2 Templeton Terrace. Speaker: Ronald Tanski, president and COO, National Fuel. Information, contact John McClive, 854-3397.

Working for Downtown, Thursday in the City, 5-8 p.m., Papaya, 118 W. Chippewa St., Buffalo. Information, visit www.workingfordowntown.org.

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>Friday

Seminars and classes

The Western New York Chapter of the New York State Restaurant Association, The Hospitality Factor seminar, 9 a.m., the Roycroft Inn, 40 South Grove St., East Aurora. Speaker: Bill Marvin, The Restaurant Doctor. This event is for owners, managers, floor supervisors or anyone who oversees the front line. Cost: $5, NYSRA-WNY members; $20, nonmembers.

SCORE, the SBA and Bryant & Stratton College, "Starting and Managing Your Business," a prebusiness and startup planning workshop, designed for those in business or interested in learning how to start a business, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Bryant & Stratton College, 200 Red Tail, Orchard Park. Cost, $35. Veterans, free with proper ID. Required reservations, visit ScoreBuffalo.org and include promo code "TBN" and receive up to a $15 discount.

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>Jan. 19

Professional groups

Greater Buffalo Building Owners and Management Association, luncheon meeting, 11:30 a.m., Protocol restaurant, 6766 Transit Road, Amherst. Program: Buffalo Niagara Partnership 2011 Regional Agenda, presented by Dennis Elsenbeck, National Grid and Buffalo Niagara Partnership Executive Committee vice chairman. Cost: $25, member companies and guests; $30, nonmembers.

Business groups

The Western New York Chapter of AFP monthly luncheon meeting, 11:30 a.m., Sonoma Grille, Upstairs Reserve Room, 5010 Main St., Snyder. Topic: Improving Donor Engagement in an Online Age. Eligible for 1 CFRE credit. Registration information, contact Pat Milbrand, afpwny@afpwnychapter.org or call 878-2350.

The Lancaster Industrial Development Agency and the Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce, Industrial Forum Series, 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Ripa's restaurant, 4218 Walden Ave., Lancaster. Program: Manufacturing Forecast 2011, presented by Craigg McRae, Edwards Jones Investments. Cost $15, includes lunch. Information and reservations, call 681-9755.

Seminars and classes

The Buffalo Niagara Human Resource Association, seminar 5-8 p.m., Millenium Hotel and Resort, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Program: "Pre-Employment Screening & Background Investigations/Worker's Compensation Fraud Investigations and Red Flags," presented by Maria T. DiPirro, Corporate Screening Consulting, and James A. Olivo, Corporate Consultants and Centurion Special Investigations. Cost: $25, members; $40 nonmembers; $15 student members. Registration, visit www.bnhra.org.

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