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Business calendar

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 emailed to fin@buffnews.com by the preceding Thursday.

>Monday

Business groups

Buffalo Executives Association, Employee Appreciation Luncheon, noon, Adam's Mark Hotel, 120 Church St. Speaker: Ruth Sirman, CanMediate. Guests welcome. Information, contact Cheryl Samilio Meyer, 852-6916 or info@BuffaloEA.com.

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Seminars and classes

The Buffalo Executives Association, one-day seminar, 10:15 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Adams' Mark Hotel, Erie Ballroom, first floor, 120 Church St. Speaker: Ruth Sirman, CanMediate International. Registration, 9:45 a.m. Cost: $60 person. Required advance reservations, call Cheryl Samilio Meyer, 852-6916.

New York Open for Small Business Outreach Initiative, Small Business Owner workshop, 6:30 p.m., D'Youville College College Center, Blue Lounge, 329 Porter Ave. Speakers: Representatives from Department of State Empire State Development, Department of Taxation and Finance Workers Compensation Board, Department of Labor and State Liquor Authority. Reservations: email smallbusinessRSVP@exec.ny.gov with your name and address.

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>Tuesday

Professional groups

The Professional Nurses Association of Western New York, District 1, New York State Nurses Association, 25th Annual Nursing Research and Scholarly Activities Conference, 4:30 p.m., Hearthstone Manor, 333 Dick Road, Depew. Speaker: Julie Bargnesi, senior partner, Damon Morey. Information and registration, call Maureen Nowicki, 839-4075.

Buffalo Chapter of Project Management Institute, monthly dinner meeting, 5:30-8 p.m., Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave. Information, visit www.pmibuffalo.org.

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Business groups

BNI Executive Marketing Team, breakfast meeting, 6:45-8:30 a.m., Holiday Inn Buffalo Airport, 4600 Genesee St., Cheektowaga. Information, contact Mia Banaszak, 238-4041, or visit www.bniemt.com.

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

Niagara Business Network, 8-9:15 a.m., Dick & Jenny's restaurant, 1270 Baseline Road, Grand Island. Information, visit www.Niagara-Business-Network.com or call Jim Sokolsi 863-0260.

The Buffalo Urban Development Corp. meeting, noon, BUDC/ECIDA, 143 Genesee St. Confirmations, call Carrie Hocieniec, 856-6525, Ext. 136, or email chocieni@ecidany.com.

Center for the Study of Art, Architecture, History and Nature and Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, lecture discussion series, "Imagine Buffalo as a Bi-National Cultural Center: Why Does History and/or Nature Matter?," 12:10-1 p.m., Ring of Knowledge, main floor near Fables Cafe, Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square. Speaker: Rocco Termini, Signature Development. Meet at library -- tour of Hotel at the Lafayette. Information, visit www.buffaloah.com.

The Hamburg Chamber of Commerce and the Western New York Chamber Alliance, information session for the July 16-24 tour of China, 5:30 p.m., Fox Run, 1 Fox Run Lane, Orchard Park. Information or reservations, contact Erin Heisterman, 649-7917.

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Seminars and classes

Citi Professional and Executive Recruiting, resume building workshop and career fair for military veterans, 5:30 p.m., VFW Post 7545, 110 Elgin St., Tonawanda.

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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.

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. Call 276-1117.

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>Thursday

Professional groups

The Buffalo Niagara Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America, "Transform Your Pitch From Snooze to News: Learn How to Gain Attention From Journalists and Bloggers," at 3 p.m., University at Buffalo, 324 Crofts Hall, North Campus, Amherst. Registration, 2:45 p.m. Free parking available in the Crofts Hall lot. Speaker: Michael Smart, principal MichaelSMARTPR. Registration, visit www.prsabuffaloniagara.org or call 879-0942.

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Business groups

BNI Signature, weekly meeting, 6:45-8:30 a.m., K of C Banquet Facility, 2735 Union Road, Cheektowaga. Information, contact Cher Kempf, 868-6018, or visit www.facebook.com/BNI.Signature.

BNI Pinnacle, 6:45-8:30 a.m., Business Extravaganza, Westwood Country Club, 772 N. Forest Road, Amherst. Speaker: Jerry Graczyk, executive director, BNI Buffalo Niagara. Required reservations, contact Joe Zgoda, 254-4444.

The WNY Business Alliance, business-to-business networking meeting, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Millennium Hotel and Resort, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Call David Nestico, 310-3235, or visit www.wnyba.com.

The Western New York Business Network 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. Call Shawn Glogowski, 276-1127.

Rotary Club of Buffalo, 12:15 p.m., Templeton Landing, 2 Templeton Terrace. Program: "Reports on our Experiences in Buffalo and WNY," presented by Youth Exchange Students. Information, call 854-3397.

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

The Urban Land Institute's Young Leaders Group of Western New York, "Thinking BIG at Remington: How Work/Live Lofts Spur Economic Activity," presentation, 5-9 p.m., Remington Lofts on the Canal, 184 Sweeney St., North Tonawanda. Tour follows presentation. Registration, call (800) 321-5011.

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Seminars and classes

Buffalo Niagara Partnership, B2B Seminar Series: "Social Media Pitfalls: The Legal and HR Effects of e-Communication," 8-10 a.m., BNP offices, 665 Main St., Suite 200. Cost: Free, partnership members; $25, nonmembers. Registration, call 541-1770.

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>Friday

Business groups

The Batavia Business Improvement District, annual meeting and awards luncheon, noon-1:30 p.m., City Church Generation Center, 15 Center St., Batavia. Cost, $15, members. Reservations, contact Don Burkel, (585) 344-0900 or email: dburkel@downtownbataviany.com.

The Graycliff Conservancy Graycliff Gala, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Larkin Center of Commerce, 701 Seneca St. Live Jazz by keyboardist Van Taylor. Free parking in front of the Larkin Center of Commerce.

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>Saturday

Seminars and classes

Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Buffalo, free workshop, 9 a.m.-noon, CCC office, 40 Gardenville Parkway, Suite 300, West Seneca. Topic: "Credit Report Review Express." Information, visit http://cccsbuffalo.org/ or call 712-2060.