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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, N.Y. 14240, by the preceding Thursday.

Niagara County Community College and the WNY Safety Resource Center will offer the Emergency Response Techniques course Monday through Wednesday from 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Industrial Training Center, 160 Washburn St., Lockport. The course is designed for workers who will be responsible for addressing toxic releases or as part of a professional emergency response team.

The OSHA Training Institute Education Center of Niagara County Community College will hold the Guide to Voluntary Compliance in Safety and Health will be held from 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday at 160 Washburn St., Lockport. The course, designed for private-sector personnel, will present detailed information on how the OSHA Act can be implemented in the workplace, rights and responsibilities, the appeals process and record keeping. For reservations, phone 433-1856.

The Buffalo Forum will present the Financial Plan II Commission's report on the state of the Buffalo Public Schools at 12:15 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo. Charles Mitschow, chairman of Marine Midland Bank; James Heaney, investigative reporter and education writer for The Buffalo News, and Austin Swanson, chair of the Department of Educational Organization, Administration and Policy at the University at Buffalo will discuss finance, and management, leadership and results and efficiency. The fee is $15. For reservations, phone Sandra Lubecki at 847-8308.
The Western New York International Trade Council Inc. will present the "Japan: What Does It Take To Succeed in This Important Market?" seminar from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo, 2 Fountain Plaza. Roger Shields, senior vice president and chief international economist for Chemical Bank, will be the keynote speaker. For reservations, phone 852-7160 or 852-2761 (FAX).

The Niagara Frontier Section of the Instrument Society of America will present "Instrumentation '95" trade show and exhibition from 1 to 7 p.m. at the Buffalo Marriott, 1340 Millersport Highway, Amherst. The show will feature state-of-the-art instrumentation used in the control of process equipment. Electronic, pneumatic and hydraulic actuators will be displayed. Admission is free. For more information, phone Richard Tearney at 677-3560.

The Buffalo Chapter of the American Institute of Plant Engineers will meet at 5:30 p.m. at Motorola Inc., 611 Jamison Road, Elma. Dinner will follow at the Old Log Cabin, 2090 Bowen Road, Elma. The cost is $15. For reservations, phone Ton Caroia at 636-0014.

The Buffalo Minority Business Development Center will host a seven-session Sales Training Seminar on Tuesdays and Thursdays (March 28-April 18) from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the NYNEX Building, 65 Franklin St. Designed to help minority entrepreneurs increase their sales by developing their skills with the latest sales techniques, the seminars will be led by Jay Dworkin, staff director with NYNEX Corp. Free admission includes dinner/refreshments. For required pre-registration, phone 895-2218.

The Society of Women Engineers, Western New York Section, will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. at Jimricky's Restaurant, Northtown Plaza, Sheridan Drive and Bailey Avenue. Susan L. Petrella, business consultant, will discuss "Women and Money." For more information or reservations, phone Marybeth Sodini at 278-5786.

The Niagara Frontier Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication will host "Process and Communication within the Print Industry" at 6 p.m. at Calspan Corp., 4455 Genesee St., Cheektowaga. Marty Woodward of R&A Marketing will discuss industry terminology, art work, layout, and camera-ready copy as well as ink, prepress and binding methods. There is no fee for the presentation. For reservations, phone Flor Prieto at 632-7500.
The Greater Buffalo Partnership Family Business Forum will present "Financing the Family Business" from 7:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in One M&T Plaza. Speakers will be attorney Scott E. Friedman, Lippes, Silverstein, Mathias & Wexler; Robert F. Newhaus, M&T Bank; Dr. William Calutis and Dr. Ernest W. Valutis, Family & Business Directions Inc., and Thomas H. Waring Jr., Waring Financial Group Inc. The cost is $25 for members, $35 non-members. For reservations, phone 852-1700, Ext. 371.

"Providing Pharmacy Services in a Changing Health Care Environment" will be held from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Buffalo Marriott, 1340 Millersport Highway, Amherst. Designed for human resource and health benefits managers, the seminar's featured speakers will be Anthony DeNicola, president of A&D in New York City and Dr. James Notaro, vice president of Managed RX and co-owner of three pharmacies. For more information or reservations, phone Brian Huckle at 681-1329.

A seminar on "Five Ways to Improve Your Retirement Plan" will be held from 7:45 to 11 a.m. at the Park Lane Restaurant, Gates Circle. Speakers will include: Edward Bousa and Bennett White, Putnam Mutual Funds; Daniel Dirrigl, KPMG Peat Marwick; Peter K. Bradley, Hodgson, Russ, Andrews, Woods & Goodyear; James M. Sands, A.G. Edwards & Sons. The cost is $20. For more information or reservations, phone Peggy at 853-1580.

The Audubon Room Networking Group will meet from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the University Inn and Conference Center, 4201 North Forest Road, Amherst. Carla Reynolds, attorney with Stamm & Murray, will speak about "Strategic Estate Planing for Professionals." The $5 fee includes breakfast. For more information, phone Lois Pathman at 636-0375 or Susan Coriale at 634-4901.

Buffalo State College's Lifelong Learning Center is offering an Estate Planning Seminar from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. It will be directed by Joseph and Lynn Ferraina of Ferraina and Associates. The fee is $15. For location information and registration, phone the center at 878-5906.

The WNY Chapter of the International Association for Financial Planning will hold its monthly luncheon meeting at 11:45 a.m. at the Buffalo Hilton Hotel, 120 Church St. Ram Kolluri, co-owner of Individual Asset Planning in New Jersey, will speak about "Global Asset Allocation Opportunities and Pitfalls from a Practitioners Perspective" and Brian Coholan, New York wholesaler for Franklin- Templeton Mutual Funds, will also speak. For reservations, phone 649-00.

The Western New York Paralegal Association will meet at 12:15 p.m. in the law offices of Hodgson, Russ, Andrews, Woods & Goodyear, 20th floor, One M&T Plaza. Lynn N. Newman, a legal assistant for the law firm, will discuss different types of subpoenas used in state and federal courts, calculation of fees and requirements for effective service. For reservations, call Colleen Kazmark at 848-1611.

The Niagara Chapter of the Canada-U.S. Business Association will present "Transporting Your Goods: Customs and Physical Logistics" at 3:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Resort and Conference Center, 100 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island. Featured speakers will be Tom Korpolinski, Great Lakes Custom Brokerage Inc.; Patrick Whalen and Doug Smith, F.S.I. Forwarding Inc., and Ken Leising, Freight Carriers Association of Canada. A reception will follow. For more information or reservations, phone Christina Ponticello at 852-2762, Ext. 340 or 852-2761 (FAX).

The Western New York Chapter of the International Concrete Repair Institute will meet at 6 p.m. at the Treadway Inn, Batavia. Jay Thomas of Structural Preservation Systems Inc., will discuss the repair process, surface preparation, repair materials selection and placement techniques. For reservations, phone 475-1440 by Monday.

Lovejoy District Neighborhood Revitalization Services and Citibank will present a free seminar for first-time home buyers from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at A.B.L.E.Y. Nutrition Center, 1250 Bailey Ave. Topics of discussion will include home-buying strategies, price range, financing options, how to qualify for a mortgage, and the legal process and the importance of a borrower's credit history. For reservations, phone 896-5010.

The American Marketing Association will present "Marketing the Hottest Radio Formats in America" at 6:30 p.m. in the Hyatt Regency Buffalo. Liz Janik, president of Liz Janik Associates, experts in programming and researching New Music formats, will introduce the latest trends in radio formats and discuss leading marketing philosophies. The fee is $23 for non-members, $19 members, $$16 students. A complimentary reception, hosted by FM 101 The Planet, will be held at 5:30 p.m. For reservations, phone 876-6450.
The Greater Buffalo Partnership Business Mechanics Series will present "Considerations in Hiring and Managing Employees" from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Partnership offices, 300 Main Place Tower. Raymond M. Nowicki, founder of a public accounting firm, will discuss legal obligations of an employer, when to add staff, how to compete and retain good employees and how to determine the cost of an employee. The fee is $12 for members, $15 for non-members. For more information or reservations, phone 852-7100, Ext. 371.

The Western New York Business Network, a networking group for sales professionals, will meet at 7:30 a.m. at the Four Seasons Restaurant, 3388 Sheridan Dr., Amherst. New members welcome. For more information, phone Mike Angelillo at 681-7373.

The Small Business Development Center at Niagara County Community College will present the "Organizing for Export: Building Critical Skills" seminar from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel, Third and Old Falls streets, Niagara Falls. The fee is $45. For more information, phone 731-3204.

Forty Plus of Buffalo Inc. will conduct a resume/job search seminar for job seekers of all ages from 9 a.m. to noon in the organization's 7th floor office at 701 Seneca St. The $20 fee covers materials. For more information and reservations, phone 856-0491.

The Erie County Gateway Initiative will hold its first countywide meeting at 9:15 am. at Erie Community College, City Campus, 121 Ellicott St. A job training and education system where employers and employees have access to a full range of high quality services, Gateway is a local/state partnership to improve the way New York puts people to work. For more details, phone Jim Natali at 851-3763.

The Greater Buffalo Area Community Quality Council and Erie Community College will co-sponsor a business event, "Creating Learning Organizations: Growth Through Quality," at 5 p.m. at the North Campus, Main Street and Youngs Road, Williamsville. A discussion will follow the PBS video featuring Peter Senge of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and W. Edwards Deming of ECC. The session will be repeated on Friday at 8 a.m. For required reservations, phone Marcella Ralicki at 632-3456.
Forty Plus of Buffalo Inc., a job search assistance organization, will hold an informational meeting for prospective participants at 10 a.m. in its 7th floor office at 701 Seneca St. Forty Plus assists unemployed and about-to-be unemployed executives, managers, supervisors or other professionals over the age of 40 in developing a job search. For more information, phone 856-0491.
The Paralegal Association's Spring Seminar will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hilbert College, Center Campus, 5200 South Park Ave., Hamburg. Constance M. Lohouse and Cynthia E. Wojciechowski, nurse-paralegals at Damon & Morey, will conduct a presentation on "The Preparation of a Chronology and Understanding Medical Terminology." John Long, a Hilbert College legal assistant graduate, will present "Investigative Techniques." For more information, phone 858-3784 or 858-3819.

The First Annual Wyoming County Business Expo will be held on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Farm, Route 19 between the villages of Warsaw and Wyoming. More than 50 local businesses will showcase their products and there will be entertainment and day care on Saturday afternoon. For reservations, phone 786-8180.

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