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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.


NYS/EPA Certified Asbestos Abatement refresher training programs will be offered by the WNY Safety Resource Center and Niagara County Community College at their training center, 20 East Ave., Lockport. Courses are: EPA/NYS Asbestos Worker Handler, Monday; EPA/NYS Contractor/Supervisor, Tuesday; NYS Project Monitor, Wednesday; EPA/NYS Inspector/Management Planner, Friday. These courses will be held from 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. NYS Restricted handler II: Asbestos Project Air Sampling Technician, Wednesday; EPA/NYS Inspector, Friday; both will be held from 7:45 a.m to noon. For fee information/registration, phone 433-1856.

An OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry training course from 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the OSHA Training Institute Education Center of Niagara County Community College, 20 East Ave., Lockport. Bring your copy of OSHA Standards 29 CFR 1910. For reservations phone 433-1856.

The Confined Space Training program will be offered by Niagara County Community College and the Western New York Safety Resource and Training Center from 7:45 to 5 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday from 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the training center, 20 East Ave., Lockport. Confined Space IV will be offered on Wednesday. To register, phone 433-1856.

Robert K. Callahan, senior vice president-sales, marketing and operations for U.S. Tsubaki Inc., will speak at the dinner meeting of Buffalo/Niagara Sales and Marketing Executives at 6:30 p.m. at the Classics V Conference & Banquet Center, 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd., West Amherst. cocktail begin at 5:30 p.m. He will discuss "Getting the Competitive Edge." The fee for guests is $20. For more information or reservations, phone 871-1125.

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce will hold a Candidate's Breakfast at 7:45 a.m. at University Inn and Conference Center, 2401 North Forest Road, Amherst. Major party candidates running for offices in the United States Congress, New York State Assembly and the Town of Amherst will attend. The cost is $15. For reservations, phone 632-6905.


Lumsden & McCormick will host a free seminar for closely held businesses and their attorneys from 8 to 10:30 a.m. at the Buffalo Marriott, 1340 Millersport Highway, Amherst. Topics will include an overview of the federal and state tax law changes and a discussion of the value of your business, transfer options and tax ramifications. To register, phone Maria Gambacorta at 856-3300.

The Buffalo Chapter of the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters will hold its annual Industry Day Conferment Luncheon and and seminar on "ISO 1995 Commercial Property Changes" at 9 a.m. at the Buffalo Convention Center. Norman Baglini, president and chief executive officer of the American Institute for CPCU, will speak. The fee is $30 for luncheon only, and $70 for seminar and luncheon.

Citibank will present a free "Pay No Capital Gains Tax When Disposing of Real Estate" seminar from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at its West Seneca branch, 1014 Union Road, (Southgate Plaza) West Seneca. For reservations, phone 675-0290.

Erie Community College North Campus, 6205 Main St., Williamsville, will offer a non-credit course entitled "Investing: Make the Most of Your Money" on Tuesdays (Oct. 29-Nov. 19) from 6:45 to 9 p.m. The fee is $39. For more information, call 851-1800.

National Tooling & Machining Association, Buffalo Chapter, will hold its monthly dinner meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Chef's restaurant, 291 Seneca St. Lawrence Curtis Jr., senior engineering technologist at West Valley Nuclear Services, will give an overview of the firm, sand the process of vitrifying high level liquid nuclear waste. The cost is $25. For reservations, phone Linda Seipel at 937-313.

Just Buffalo Literary Center will offer the "How to Become a Working Writer" four-session workshop on Tuesdays (Oct. 29-Nov. 19) from 7 to 9 p.m. at Buffalo State College, 1300 Elmwood. To register, phone Jennifer at 832-5400. And, a three-session intermediate "Get Published II" workshop will begin on Wednesday in the Clarence Community Education Department. To register, phone 759-0119.

The Western New York Chapter of the New York State Restaurant Association will hold a dinner meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the Harbour Club in Marine Midland Arena. Sergio Fornasier from the Casino Gaming for Buffalo's Renaissance Coalition, and Irwin Pastor, president and chief executive officer at Pepsi-Cola Buffalo Bottling Corp., will discuss the impact of casino gambling in Western New York. A reception begins at 6:30 p.m. The $25 cost includes dinner. For reservations, phone Joan E. Krzeminski at 839-2911.


The 7th Annual Free Trade Seminar will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel & Suites, 4243 Genesee St., Cheektowaga. Intensive, full-length sessions will be conducted by the Canadian and United States agencies that deal with cross-border trade. Call the WNY International Trade Council at 852-2761 for fees and registrations.

The Department of Corporate Training at Niagara County Community College will present "An Introduction and Update on ISO 14000" from 8:30 a.m. to noon. For required preregistration, phone 433-1856.

Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations will offer "Human Resource Professional and Diversity: Beyond Diversity Awareness Training to Organizational Change" from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel & Suites, 4243 Genesee St., Cheektowaga. The registration fee is $145. For more information or reservations, phone 852-4191.

The AAPEX Informational Breakfast Seminar will be held from 8 to 10:30 a.m. at the Hearthstone Manor, 333 Dick Road, Depew. Topics will be payroll, 401(k), EFTPS and COBRA. There is no fee. To register, phone (800) 872-9765.

A resume/job search seminar for job seekers of all ages will be conducted by Forty Plus of Buffalo Inc. from 10:05 a.m. to 1:05 p.m. in the organization's 7th floor office at 701 Seneca St. The $35 fee includes a resume book. For reservations phone 856-0491.

The Western New York Technology Development Center and West Seneca Development Corp. will present a Manufacturing Improvement Seminar from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at Fontana's Banquet Center & Grove, 2440 Clinton St., West Seneca. For more information or required preregistration, phone 636-3626.

The Lifelong Learning Center at Buffalo State College and the American Management Association is offering a non-credit course entitled "How to Sharpen Your Business Writing Skills" on Wednesdays (Oct. 30-Dec. 11) from 6 to 9 p.m. The $250 fee includes textbook. For reservations, phone 878-5906.


The Network Referral Club, a professional leads generation group, will hold its biweekly meeting at 7:45 a.m. the Golden Parachute restaurant, 5735 Main St., Williamsville. For more information, phone Phyllis Hammill at 837-4595.

The 40 Hour Hazardous Waste Site Worker refresher training course will be offered by the WNY Safety Resource Center and Niagara County Community College from 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the WNY Safety Resource and Training Center, 20 East Ave., Lockport. To register, phone 433-1856.

Lumsden & McCormick and Damon & Morey will host "Fraud and Abuse: A Health Care Seminar" from 8:15 to 11:30 a.m. at Buffalo Marriott, 1340 Millersport Highway, Amherst. Kathleen Mehltretter, chief of the the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office, will speak. A continental breakfast begins at 7:45 a.m. To register, phone Annette Pinder at 858-3704.

A teleconference on doing business with New York State will be broadcast from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Katharine Jackson Carnahan Center at Jamestown Community College. The program is for non-profit organizations that have contracts with the state. The fee is $10. For further information, phone 665-5220, Ext. 409.


Forty Plus of Buffalo Inc., a job search assistance organization, will hold a free 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 and other professionals over age 40 in developing and implementing a job search. For more information, phone 856-0491.


D'Youville College will hold a grant writing proposal workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The cost is $59. For reservations, phone 881-7722.

The Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership in the University at Buffalo School of Management will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a black-tie dinner at 6:30 p.m. in the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. For more information, phone John Della Contrada at 645-2833.

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