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 firstname.lastname@example.org by the preceding Thursday.
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.