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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.2

>Monday

Business groups

Buffalo Executives Association, noon, Protocol Restaurant, 6766 Transit Road, Williamsville. Guests welcome. Call Cheryl Samilio Meyer, 852-6916.

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>Tuesday

Professional groups

Greater Buffalo Building Owners and Managers Association, UNYTS Facility Tour, 11:15 a.m., 110 Broadway. Box lunch provided before tour. Blood drive immediately following. Call 856-3801.

The Western New York Paralegal Association, general membership meeting, noon, Phillips Lytle, 3400 HSBC Center. Contact lszychowski@phillipslytle.com. Bring ID. Information, www.wnyparalegals.org.

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Business groups

BNI Executive Marketing Team, breakfast meeting, 6:45 to 8:30 a.m., Holiday Inn Buffalo Airport, 4600 Genesee St. Cheektowaga. Call Mia Banaszak at 238-4041.

Pro-Net Professional Networking Group meeting, 8:30 a.m. today and Wednesday, Amherst Chamber of Commerce, Suite 200, 350 Essjay Road. Call 632-6905.

Center for the Study of Art, Architecture, History and Nature and Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, lecture discussion series, 12:10-1 p.m., Ring of Knowledge, Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square. Speaker: Gerald Mead, artist. Visit www.buffaloah.com.

Buffalo Niagara 360, Execs Connect, 5:30-8 p.m., Templeton Landing, 2 Templeton Terrace. Call 541-1770.

Clarence Chamber of Commerce, After Hours Blender, 5:30-7 p.m., Dragonfly Studio & Salon, 8290 Main St., Clarence. Open to the public. Call 631-3888.

Buffalo Investors & Exchangors Group meeting, 7 p.m., Millennium Hotel and Resort, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Call 675-1500.

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Seminars and classes

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority with the Building Performance Institute, two-day workshop, Growing Your Business in a Difficult Market, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Tuesday; 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Wednesday, Buffalo State College, Bulger Communication Center, 1300 Elmwood Ave., www.nyserda.ny.gov.

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>Wednesday

Professional groups

The Western New York Chapter of the Financial Planning Association, monthly lunch meeting, 11:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m., Sonoma Grille, 5010 Main St., Snyder. Cost: Free, chapter members; $25, nonmembers. Call 688-3096 or visit: www.fpawny.org.

Buffalo Niagara Sales and Marketing Executives, luncheon seminar, noon-1:15 p.m., Millennium Hotel and Resort, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Registration, 11:30 a.m. Cost: $25, nonmembers; $15, members and students. Call 662-2279.

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Business groups

Buffalo Business Networking Event, 7:30-9 a.m., USitek Group, 1720 Military Road, Suite 200, Buffalo. Registration, visit buffalo-tipclub-may2012.eventbrite.com/

The Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce, morning business exchange, networking group meeting, 8 a.m., KeyBank, 5207 Broadway, Lancaster. Call 681-9755.

Bright Buffalo Niagara's Bright Forum and the Center for Economic Growth's Upstate SmartStart UNYTECH Venture Forum, 2012 Venture Forum, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., today; 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Thursday, Albright Knox Art Gallery, 1285 Elmwood Ave. Speakers: Steven Cohen, deputy commissioner, Empire State Development. Visit brightbuffaloniagara.com or call 881-7588.

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.

Grand Island Professional Women's Chapter, New York State Women, 6 p.m., dinner meeting, Metro Town Center Realty, 1980 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island. Call 308-6230 or email: dinsdggr@aol.com.

The American Business Women's Association of Western New York, Professional Development Seminar and monthly dinner meeting, 6 p.m., Banchetti's Banquets and Catering, 550 N. French Road, Amherst. Cost $30. Visit www.abwawny.com/events.

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Seminars and classes

Jaeckle Fleischmann & Mugel, Economic and Land Development Group, free discussion, 8:30-10 a.m. Burchfield Penney Art Center, 1300 Elmwood Ave. Speaker: Richard M. Tobe, deputy Erie County executive and Maria Whyte, Erie County commissioner of environment & planning. Registration, visit www.jaeckle.com.

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>Thursday

Professional groups

American Society for Quality (ASQ), dinner meeting, 5:30 p.m., Millennium Hotel and Resort, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Cost: $25 preregistration; $30, door. Visit www.ASQBuffalo.org or call 827-1467, roseann.dulski@honeywell.com.

The Advertising Club of Buffalo, community/professional event, 7-9 p.m., Templeton Landing, 2 Templeton Terrace. Speaker: Peter Shankman, marketing and public relations guru. Limited tickets for VIP Meet-and-Greet, 6 p.m. Tickets: $25, students; $35, Ad Club members $35; $55, nonmembers; $65, VIP $65. Visit shankmaninbuffalo.eventbrite.com or criley@3rdl.com.

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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. Call 868-6018.

The Buffalo Chapter Project Management Institute, Breakfast Roundtable-North, 7:15-8:45 a.m., Bob Evans Restaurant, 1925 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. Call 866-2842, melissam65_99@yahoo.com.

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

The Western New York Business Network Group for business professionals, 7:45 a.m., Comfort Inn, 1 Flint Road, Amherst. Call 553-8883.

Southtowns Business Network, breakfast networking meeting, 8 a.m., Alton's Restaurant, 2221 Transit Road, Elma. Call 681-5311 or www.southtownsbiznet.org.

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 276-1127.

Rotary Club of Buffalo, 12:15 p.m., Templeton Landing, 2 Templeton Terrace. Program: NYS Business Council, presented by Heather Briccetti, president and CEO. Information, call 854-3397.

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>Friday

Business groups

BNI Enterprise, Visitor Day, networking meeting, 6:30-9 a.m., Fairdale Banquet Center, 672 Wehrle Drive, Amherst. Call 536-3824.

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

Biz LINKT, networking meeting, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Ken-Ton Chamber Conference Room, 3411 Delaware Ave., Kenmore. Call 838-6141.

The Buffalo Urban Development Corp. Downtown Committee meeting, noon, City Hall, 65 Niagara Square. Call 856-6525, Ext. 136, or email chocieni@ecidany.com.

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>Saturday

Business groups

The Buffalo State College Small Business Development Center, Get Ready for KidBiz Program, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Buffalo State College, Bulger Communication Center, Room East, 1300 Elmwood Ave. Grades 3-6 must attend training session with a parent or guardian to participate in annual KidBizMarket, Call 878-4030.