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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

Seminars and classes

*HomeFront Inc., free Homebuyer Seminar, 5:30-7 p.m., HomeFront Inc, 780 Fillmore Ave., Buffalo. ?Speaker: Rayna Grossman, H.O.M.E. Information or registration, call 856-2952 or visit www.homefrontbflo.org.

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>Tuesday

Business groups

*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 and Thursday, Amherst Chamber of Commerce, 350 Essjay Road, Suite 200, Williamsville. Free to Chamber members and prospective members. Reservations, Kim Whelan, 632-6905.

*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: choicienci@ecidany.com

*Center for the Study of Art, Architecture, History and Nature and Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, lecture discussion series, "Imagine Buffalo Niagara as a Bi-National Cultural Center: Why Does History and/or Nature Matter?" noon-1 p.m., Ring of Knowledge, main floor near Fables Cafe, Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square. Speakers: Louis Grachos, director, Albright-Knox Art Gallery and Don Kimes, artistic director, Visual Arts at Chautauqua Institution. Information, visit www.buffaloah.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.

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>Wednesday

Professional groups

*The Buffalo National Association of Purchasing Management, Installation and Awards Night dinner meeting, 5:15 p.m., Templeton Landing, 2 Templeton Terrace, Buffalo. Cost: $25, members and guests; $15, full-time students. Reservations, call Nancy Boyd Haley, 648-0972; fax, 646-1599; or email napmbflo@roadrunner.com.

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Business groups

*New York State Wireless Association, Annual Trade Show and Conference "Wireless, Every Day, Every Way," 6 a.m.-10:30 p.m., today; 6 a.m.-8:30 p.m., Thursday and 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Friday, Conference Center at Niagara Falls, 101 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls. Information, visit www.nyswa.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.

*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, 76 Pearl St., Buffalo. Information, visit: www.bhbwny.com or contact Gord Manary, 796-7248, or gordon.manary@gmail.com.??Seminars and Classes?• SCORE, the SBA and the North Tonawanda Public Library, "Starting and Managing Your Business," a prebusiness and startup planning workshop, designed for those in business or interested in learning how to start a business, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., North Tonawanda Public Library, 504 Meadow Drive, North Tonawanda. Cost, $30; veterans, free with proper ID. Workbook, $15. Required reservations, visit www.BuffaloNiagara.Score.Org.

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>Thursday

Professional groups

• The Buffalo Chapter of American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME, Tour of Delphi Thermal systems and Award Presentations, 5 p.m., Delphi Thermal Systems, 200 Upper Mountain Road, Lockport, followed by dinner at Cammarata's Restaurant, 6336 Robinson Road, Lockport. Cost: $20,students; $25, ASME members and guests. Registration, visit http://sections.asme.org/buffalo.?

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Business groups

*BNI Signature, networking meeting, 6:45-8:30 a.m., K of C Banquet Facility, 2735 Union Road, Cheektowaga. Visitors welcome. Information, 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.

*The Erie County Department of Senior Services and the Network in Aging of WNY, Elder Law Day, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Hearthstone Manor, 333 Dick Road, Depew. $5 donation. Registration, call Senior Services, 858-854.

*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: Exchange Students' Presentations. Information, call 854-3397.

*The Orchard Park Chamber of Commerce, Business After Hours Mixer, 5:30-7:30 p.m., The Eastco Group, 3646 California Road, Required reservations, call 662-3366.

*The Amherst Chamber of Commerce Emerging Business Leaders, Speed Networking event, 5:30-7:30 p.m., The Labatt USA Pub, 50 Fountain Plaza, Buffalo. Cost: $5, members of Emerging Business Leaders; $15, nonmembers. Information or registration, visit www.amherst.org or call 632-6905.

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>Friday

Professional groups

*Buffalo Chapter of the American Society of Women Accountants, 2012 Northeast Regional Conference, The Power of Communication, How to get where you want to be in your career, 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday and 7 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, Embassy Suites, 200 Delaware Ave.. Buffalo, 12 hours of CPE's available. Speakers: Scott E. Friedman, Joseph Heim, Carolyn Human, Mark Klein, and Susan Makai. Cost: $275, members; $325, nonmembers. Registration, visit: http://www.aswabuffalo.org/regional-conference.?

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Business groups

*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: chocienci@ecidany.com.

*Buffalo Urban Development Corp., Real Estate Committee Meeting, noon, BUDC/ECIDA offices, 143 Genesee St., Confirmations, contact Carrie Hocieniec, 362-8367 or email: chocieni@ecidany.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.