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.
*Amherst Chamber of Commerce Emerging Business Leaders, Food for Thought, 6-7:30 p.m., Amherst Chamber of Commerce, 350 Essjay Road, Suite 200, Amherst. Guest: Matthew Enstice, president and CEO, Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. Cost: $25, Chamber members; $45, nonmembers, includes dinner and drinks. Information or reservations, call the Chamber, 632-6905.
*The Buffalo Niagara Travel Professionals, monthly networking and dinner meeting, 5:15 p.m., The Mansion on Delaware Avenue, 414 Delaware Ave., Buffalo. Cost: $25, BNTP member; $30, travel industry guests of members and late fee. Reservations, contact Krista Tortorice, e-mail email@example.com.
*Buffalo Chapter of the Project Management Institute, annual chapter meeting and networking event, 5:30-8 p.m., Burchfield Penney Art Center, 1300 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo. Program: Burchfield Penney Art Center tour. Earn 1.0 PDUs. Information, visit www.pmibuffalo.org.
*BNI Executive Marketing Team, breakfast meeting, 6:45 to 8:30 a.m., Holiday Inn Buffalo Airport, 4600 Genesee St. Cheektowaga. Information, contact Mia Banaszak, 238-4041.
*Pro-Net Professional Networking Group Meeting, 8 a.m. today and 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Amherst Chamber of Commerce 350 Essjay Road, Suite 200, Williamsville. Free to Chamber members and prospective members. Reservations, 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 2nd Language: Why Do The Arts Matter?," noon-1 p.m., Ring of Knowledge, main floor near Fables Cafe, Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square. Speakers: Professor Sharon Latchaw Hirsch, Rosemont College, The Great Courses and Rita Argen Auerback, artist. Information, visit www.buffaloah.com.
*Engineering Society of Buffalo, retirees' luncheon meeting, noon, Royal Family Restaurant, 1320 Sheridan Drive, Town of Tonawanda. Call John Bieshline, 694-5154 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
*The Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce, morning business exchange, networking group meeting, 8 a.m., Lucky's Family Restaurant, 3400 Transit Road, Depew. Information, call the Chamber, 681-9755.
*Small Business Administration and Canisius College Women's Business Center, free open networking event, 8:30-10 a.m., Demerly Hall, 2365 Main St., Buffalo. Information, visit www.canisius.edu/wbc., call 888-8280 or email email@example.com.?• 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.
*Business Helping Business, a group of multidisciplinary business professionals, 4:30 p.m., Pearl Street Grill and Brewery, 76 Pearl St. Information, visit www.bhbwny.com or contact Gord Manary, 796-7248, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
*The Buffalo Chapter of the Society of Financial Service Professionals, Annual Meeting of the Membership Luncheon, 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m., The Buffalo Club, 388 Delaware Ave., Buffalo. Speaker: John Koelmel, CEO First Niagara.
Cost, $30. Reservations, call 860-5478.
*The Buffalo Chapter of the International Institute of Business Analysis, dinner meeting, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Blue Cross Blue Shield of WNY, Room 1506, 257 West Genesee St., Buffalo. Program: The BA and Reality, Dealing with the PM and with Agile Trends, presented by Ori Schibi, Nevo Consulting Venture. 1 CDUs/PDUs. Registration, visit: http://iibabuffalo.onefireplace.com/.
*BNI Signature, networking meeting, 6:45-8:30 a.m., K of C Banquet Facility, 2735 Union Road, Cheektowaga. Information and required reservations, contact Cher Kempf, 868-6018.
*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.
*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. Information, call Bob Fuller, 681-5311 or www.southtownsbiznet.org.
*The Amherst Chamber of Commerce, Tools for Prosperity event, 8:30-10 a.m., Buffalo Extension Center of Roberts Wesleyan College, 6500 Sheridan Drive, Suite 106, Williamsville. Registration, 8:15 a.m. Tickets: $5, Amherst Chamber members; $25, nonmembers. Information or registration, visit www.amherst.org or call 632-6905.
*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, Buffalo. Program: Spring Grants, presented by Robert Eck and Community Grants Committee. Information, call 854-3397.
Seminars and classes
*Buffalo Chapter of Project Management Institute, 8 a.m.-noon and 12:30–4:30 p.m., Classics V Restaurant, 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. Morning Program: Basic Toolbelt Skills, "Developing an Effective WBS." Afternoon program: Advanced Toolbelt Skills, "Dealing with Personalities and Knowing Your Leadership Style." Earn 4 PDUs each class. Information, visit www.pmibuffalo.org.
*BNI Enterprise, networking meeting, 6:45-8:30 a.m., Fairdale Banquet Center, 672 Wehrle Drive, Amherst. Information, contact Grace Luterek, 536-3824 or visit www.bninewyork.com.
*BNI Circle of Excellence, networking meeting, 6:45-9 a.m., Milo's Restaurant, 5877 Main St., Williamsville. Information, contact Daniel Young, 408-2525.
*Buffalo Urban Development Corporation Finance and Audit Committee and BUDC Governance Committee joint meeting, 8:30 a.m., ECIDA/BUDC offices, 143 Genesee St. Confirmations, call Carrie Hocieniec, 856-6525, Ext. 136 or email: email@example.com.
*The Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce, Business After Hours networking event, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Magruders Restaurant, 4995 Broadway, Depew. Reservations, call LACC, 681-9755 or visit www.laccny.org.