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SEMINARS, COURSES, WORKSHOPS, MEETINGS

Daemen College will offer a 45-hour real estate salesperson pre-licensing course on Monday and Wednesday evenings beginning Feb. 21 through April 9. Sponsored by the Office of Continuing Education, classes are scheduled from 6:30 to 10.

This state-approved course is taught by Thomas Cusack, a broker with H. Potter Realtors. The course fee is $155, which includes the textbook.

The college has also announced a 45-hour real estate appraising class on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings starting Feb. 19 through Mar. 9. The class fulfills the 45-hour real estate continuing education obligation.

Taught by broker John Alberts, it will include such areas as building construction and design, values, capitalization, depreciation theory and land valuation. The course fee is $195.

Registration deadline for either course is Feb. 19. For more information, contact Patricia Rockwood at 839-1820.

Century 21-Candle Lite Realty will host a free seminar on career opportunities in real estate at the company's office at 9132 Main St., Clarence on Thursday, Feb. 1 at 7 p.m.

The program will focus on licensing requirements and describe training and support available to sales associates through the Century 21 system. Contact Ann Johnson at 632-6081 for reservations.

Canisius College has announced a 40-hour continuing education course for public accountants and CPA's entitled "Real Estate Investment and Taxation." It will meet on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 to 10:15 Feb. 6 through March 1.

The course is also open to anyone interested in developing a better understanding of real estate investing. For more information, registration and course fee, call 888-2880.
Century 21 Eagle-Wolfe Associates will hold a free seminar on career opportunities in real estate today, Saturday, Jan. 27 at noon at the company's headquarters in the Getzville Plaza on Millersport Highway.

The session will focus on requirements and personal qualifications that lead to a successful career in real estate. Call 689-4544 to make a reservation.

Metro-Blaine Realtors is sponsoring a career night on Thursday, Feb. 1 at the Holiday Inn on Camp Road, Hamburg. The session will begin at 7 p.m.
Century 21-Edwards has scheduled a career opportunity seminar at the firm's office on Broadway in Depew on Wednesday, Jan. 31 at 7 p.m.

The meeting will outline requirements for licensing and will explore personal qualifications that lead to a successful career as a real estate professional. The session is free and the public is invited. For reservations, call 681-3850.

The Preservation Coalition of Erie County will hold a public meeting to preserve the Great Northern grain elevator which is currently owned by the Pillsbury Company at Garcia's Irish Pub on Pearl Street on Thursday, Feb. 8 at 5:30 p.m.

"The Great Northern is one of Buffalo's premier industrial landmarks and it is imperative that we preserve it for future generations," said Susan McCarthy, president of the organization.

Located at 250 Ganson St., the elevator was designed by Max Toltz and built in 1897. At that time, Buffalo was the world's largest grain port. The Great Northern set new standards in the storage and movement of grains and was the first to implement electricity in moving grains.

Its steel structure replaced inadequate wooden elevators and set the precedent for later concrete models. It also contained the first raised grain silos, an innovation that allowed grain to be unloaded from below.

The Great Northern was described as "an engineering wonder" by "Engineering News" magazine when it opened in 1901. During Buffalo's dominance as the milling center of the country, 55 grain elevators flourished. Today, including the Great Northern, only twelve remain.

The Western New York chapter of the Community Associations Institute will present a seminar entitled "Direction for Directors: How to Conduct a Board Meeting" at the Protocal Restaurant on Transit Road on Thursday, Feb. 15 with registration at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m.

The Oakbrook Condominium board of managers will demonstrate how to conduct a successful board meeting; there will be time for questions during the program. Daniel B. Kieffer of Kieffer Brothers Builders, Williamsville and secretary of the local CAI chapter will be the moderator.

Reservations are required and can be made by calling Kim Daigler at 688-2780. The cost is $25 for CAI members and $35 for non-members.

Stovroff & Herman Realtors will sponsor a seminar on careers in real estate on Wednesday, Jan. 31 at 6:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn on Niagara Falls Blvd.

Also a career seminar is planned at the firm's Cheektowaga office on Transit Road, Depew on Thursday, Feb. 1 at 6:30.

Meet the owners and the management team and learn more about training programs from Bob Stearns, director of training and career development. He will also discuss licensing requirements, training programs and personal growth potential.

Registration is suggested and can be made by calling Anita Gullo at 689-8100.

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