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>Today

Business groups

Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce, Celebrate Spring Celebrate You, An Event for Women, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Millennium Hotel and Resort, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. More than 40 vendors will showcase products and services. Tickets, $25, advance; $30, door, available at the Chamber office or through www.cheektowaga.org. Information, call 684-5838.

>Tuesday

Professional groups

The Buffalo Chapter of the IIBA, International Institute of Business Analysis, monthly dinner meeting, 5:30-7:30 p.m., M&T Center, 1 Fountain Plaza, Training Room B (enter on Chippewa Street at Washington), Buffalo. Presentation: "They Don't Get Us!! How do we market ourselves and our roles within the organization," presented by David Barrett, Solutions Network. CDUs/PDUs: 1.0. Registration, http://iibabuffalo.onefireplace.com/.

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Business groups

BNI Executive Marketing Team, Visitors Day meeting, 6:30-9 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, Amherst Chamber of Commerce, Suite 200, 350 Essjay Road. Free to Chamber members and prospective members. Reservations, contact Kim Whelan, 632-6905.

Center for the Study of Art, Architecture, History and Nature and Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, lecture discussion series, "Imagine the Arts as a Second Language: "Why Do the Arts Matter?," noon-1 p.m., Ring of Knowledge, main floor near Fables Cafe, Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square. Speaker: Dottie Gallagher-Cohen, president and CEO, Buffalo Niagara Convention and Visitors Bureau. Information, visit www.buffaloah.com.

Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce, Business Expo and Tradeshow, 4-8 p.m., Hearthstone Manor, 333 Dick Road, Depew. Information, contact the Chamber, 681-9755 or email mbmoran@laccny.org.

The Buffalo Niagara Travel Professionals, networking and dinner meeting, 5:15 p.m., Adam's Mark Buffalo, 120 Church St., Buffalo. Speaker: Susan Makai, Personal Best. Cost: $25, BNTP member discount; $30, guests. Reservations, contact Krista Tortorice, e-mail ktortorice@moog.com.

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>Wednesday

Professional groups

The Independent Association of Accountants of New York, dinner meeting and annual election of officers, 6 p.m., Salvatore's Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road, Depew. Reservations and information, call 674-0636.

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Business groups

The Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce, morning business exchange, networking group meeting, 8 a.m., KeyBank, 5207 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 U.S. Chamber of Commerce's and the American Legion and Call of Duty Endowment, "Hiring Our Heroes" Hiring Fair, a veterans job fair, 1-5 p.m., American Legion Matthew Glab Post, 7 1965 Abbott Road, Lackawanna. Information, contact Jim Bojanowski, JIMBOJ799@aol.com or 825-3733.

Canisius College Women's Business Center, Speaker Series, 4-6 p.m., Women's Business Center, Demerly Hall, 2365 Main St. Program: "Cash Flow -- The Lifeblood of Your Business," Christine Learman. Cost: Free, WIN members; $30, nonmembers. Information, visit www.canisius.edu/wbc, call 888-8280, or email wbcinfo@canisius.edu.

Business Helping Business, 4:30 p.m., Pearl Street Grill, 76 Pearl St., Buffalo.Information, visit www.bhbwny.com or contact Gord Manary, 796-7248, or email: gordon.manary@gmail.com.

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Seminars and classes

Financial Planning Association of WNY, Minding Your Money seminar, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Amherst Senior Center, 370 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst. Admission and lunch free and open to the public. Free lunch with Buffalo News Discount Diva, Samantha Maziarz Christmann. Required registration, call 636-3059.

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>Thursday

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.

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 Insurance Club of Buffalo, 2012 Buffalo I-Day, 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. Exhibits and educational sessions for area insurance industry professionals. Keynote speaker: Dr. Nancy Snyderman, physician and NBC News chief medical editor. Information and registration, visit www.insclubbuffalo.com/iday.

The Urban Land Institute, a global nonprofit research and education organization, panel discussion, 8-10 a.m., Burchfield Penney Art Center, 1300 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo. Topic: How academic and health institutions can serve as economic growth engines. Registration information, call 834-5000, Ext. 596.

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: "BOCES and Buffalo Schools," presented by Donald Ogilvie, superintendent, Erie I BOCES. 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.

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Seminars and classes

Amherst Chamber of Commerce Tools for Prosperity workshop, 8:30-10 a.m., Buffalo. Extension Center of Roberts Wesleyan College, 6500 Sheridan Drive, Suite 106, Williamsville. Program: Navigating the Internship Process for Employers, presented by Robert Orrange, University at Buffalo. Registration, 8:15 a.m. Tickets: $5, Chamber members; $25, nonmembers. Registration: visit www.amherst.org or call 632-6905.

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>Friday

Business groups

BNI Circle of Excellence, networking meeting, 6:45-9 a.m., Milo's Restaurant, 5877 Main St., Williamsville. Information, contact Daniel Young 408-2525.

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>May 7

Business groups

ECIDA/RDC Policy Committee Meeting, 8:30 a.m., ECIDA Offices, 143 Genesee St., Buffalo. Reservations, contact Carrie Hocieniec, 856-6525, Ext. 136 or chocieni@ecidany.com.

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>May 8

Business groups

D'Youville Center for Professional Studies at the Innovation Center, presentation, "Working Together -- Across Different Generations," 5:30-7:30 p.m., Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, 640 Ellicott St. Registration fee, $55. A light dinner is included and parking is free.Registration and payment, visit www.learningpartners2.com or mail to Learning Partners, 14 Pine Court North, West Seneca, N.Y. 14224.

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Seminars and classes

The Niagara County Industrial Development Agency, and the Niagara USA Chamber U.S., free informational seminar on the resources available to those interested in economic development opportunities in Niagara County, 8-10 a.m., Vantage Centre, 6311 Inducon Corporate Drive, Sanborn. Reservations, contact Maria Cardamone, Niagara USA Chamber, 285-9141 or mcardamone@niagarachamber.org.

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>May 9

Professional groups

Engineering Society of Buffalo, retirees luncheon meeting, noon, Royal Family Restaurant, 1320 Sheridan Drive, Town of Tonawanda. Information, call John Beishline, 694-5154 or email esboffice@verizon.net.

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Business groups

Buffalo Niagara Partnership, Movers & Shakers, 8-9:30 a.m., BNP offices, 665 Main St., Suite 200, Buffalo. Topic: Energy Infrastructure: Where are we and where should we be?Cost: Free, Partnership members; $25, nonmembers. Register information, 541-1770.

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Seminars and classes

The National Association of Purchasing Management -- Buffalo, seminar, 1-5 p.m., Sean Patrick's Restaurant, 3480 Millersport Highway, Getzville, followed by networking and dinner meeting. Program: "Collaboration: Legal and Accounting: Your Internal Partners" presented by Virginia C. McEldowney, Damon Morey and James W. Ingham, Niagara University. Cost: Members and guests, $30, seminar; $25, dinner, or $50, both. 4 CEH available. Information or reservations, contact Nancy Boyd Haley, 648-0972 or napmbflo@roadrunner.com.