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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.


The Independent Association of Accountants of New York will host its Annual 8 CPE Gear-Up Partnership/ Corporation Seminar from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Sheraton Buffalo Airport Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Accountants, attorneys and other professionals are welcome. Registration begins at 8 a.m. For more information or reservations, phone Edward Turner at 838-9663.

The Buffalo Chapter of the American Marketing Association will present an informational seminar on the marketing efforts of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority at noon at the Radisson Hotel & Suites, 4243 Genesee St., Cheektowaga. Authority member Bill Reid will discuss how Las Vegas transformed from a gambling mecca to encompass full family entertainment and how the authority adapts to changing consumer needs. The fee is $20 for members, $25 non-members, $15 students. For reservations, phone 662-9720.

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 mature unemployed and about-to-be unemployed executives, managers, supervisors and other professionals in developing and implementing a local or national job search. For more information, phone 856-0491.

The Engineering Society of Buffalo will hold its monthly Ways and Means/Board of Directors meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Country Kitchen Restaurant, 2057 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. Nancy Jaskor and Jackie Baker will present society brochure layouts and costs. For more information, phone Donna at 873-4455.

Erie Community College will offer several non-credit courses. Course names, times and fees are: South Campus: "Global Investing," 7 to 9 p.m. $24. On the North Campus, "Estate Planning 101," Tuesdays (Oct. 7-14), 6:30 to 8 p.m., $29; "Fundamentals of Investing," Thursdays (Oct. 9-Nov. 6), 6:30 to 8:30, $55. For more information, call the college at 851-1801.


The Business Ties Networking Group will meet at 8:30 a.m. in Four Seasons Restaurant, Shawn Michalski, an account executive with Paychex, will be the guest speaker. For more information, phone Linda Chojnacki at 689-5091.

A seminar entitled "Global Opportunities -- Local Action" will be sponsored by Niagara County Community College, International Trade Resources Center, Marine Midland Bank, and the Office of Business Education at Niagara University from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Best Western Inn on the River, 7001 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls. Gerry Murak of Murak & Associates, who has helped many corporations to build foundations in pursuing global opportunities, will speak The $20 cost includes lunch. To register, phone 731-3204.

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce will present an "Understanding Regionalism Forum" at 2 p.m. at the University at Buffalo Amherst Campus. Business and community leaders have been invited to participate in developing a consensus on the concept of regionalism and the status of related initiatives. For more information or reservations, phone 632-6905.

Fleet Bank and Buffalo State College will present a Women & Money Financial Series from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. tonight and Oct. 14 at the Buckham Campus School Auditorium, Buffalo State College, 1300 Elmwood Ave. The free seminars are geared to the needs of women as investors, money managers and small business owners. Donna Collins, editor of Business first, will moderate "Getting the Facts on Financing and Managing Your Small Business" and Susan A. McCartney, director, Small Business Development at the college, will moderate "Putting Your Money to Work for You: Investing and Financing Planning Basics." For reservations phone 847-7308.

Buffalo/Niagara Women in Travel will meet at 5:45 p.m. at Fanny's Restaurant, 3500 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Dr. Lucy DiMaggio will discuss how travelers can properly prepare for travel through "smart" health consultation. For more information, phone Kathy Hall-Zientek at 687-4667.

The Business & Professional Women's Club of Amherst will honor Liz Mucilli as its Woman of the Year at 6:30 p.m. at Fanny's Restaurant, 3500 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Guests are welcome. The cost is $25.

The Western New York Hotel-Motel Association will meet at 6:30 p.m. the at Buffalo/Niagara Marriott, 1340 Millersport Highway, Amherst. Assemblyman Paul Tokasz will give an update on tourism issues. For reservations, phone Diana Harbarth at 633-7228.

Western New York Computer Users Group will meet at 7 p.m. in Capen Hall, University at Buffalo Amherst Campus. New members and guests welcome. For more information, phone 688-4442 or 825-8195.

Jamestown Community College will offer a Common Sense Car Care Series with Tom Torbjornsen, host of "The Car Show" on WBEN-TV, on Tuesdays (Oct. 7-28) from 7 to 10 p.m. The course will be held on the in the Katherine Jackson Carnahan Center on the Jamestown Campus. Tuition is $59. To register, phone 665-5220, Ext. 332.


The Western New York International Trade Council will hold an information session on ExportNY from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Greater Buffalo Partnership, 300 Main Place Tower. ExportNY is an intensive program designed to take companies into one new market within a year. It's produced by the ITC, the Western New York Technology Development Center and the University at Buffalo's School of Management and Geography Department. Additional support comes from the Empire State Development Corp. and Niagara Mohawk Power Corp. To register for the session or for more information on ExportNY, call Joanne Miechowski at 852-7160.

Junior Achievement will honor Marine Midland President Jim Cleave as a "Hall of Fame Laureate" at a 6 p.m. dinner in the Grand Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Buffalo. Cleve was a key leader in the development of the bank's "Jump Start" partnership with Riverside High School. The program began in 1995 to help students prepare to enter the work force. More than 140 bank workers volunteer as speakers and mentors.

The Buffalo Networking Group will meet at 8 a.m. at the Original Pancake House, 5479 Main St., Williamsville. For more information, phone Ward Caldbick at 634-2268.

The Western New York Technology Development Center will present "The Best Manufacturing Practices Center of Excellence" from 8:15 to 11:30 a.m. at the Center For Tomorrow, University of Buffalo Amherst Campus, Flint at Maple roads. It is an opportunity to learn how successful, "high-road," manufacturing companies use Best Manufacturing Practices, a primary resource for benchmarking and expert manufacturing assistance. The $60 fee includes breakfast. Registration begins at 7:45 a.m. For more information or reservations, phone 636-3626.

The Audubon Networking Group will meet from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Quality Inn, 4217 Genesee St. The agenda will focus on guest introductions and future networking events. The fee is $5. For more information, phone 839-4556.

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 more information and reservations, phone 856-0491 or 655-4526.

The Treasury Management Association of Western New York will hold a dinner meeting at 6 p.m. at Rick's Rib House, 788 Howard Road, Rochester. All area treasury/cash management professionals are welcome. The topic of discussion will be "Enhancing Returns/Minimizing Risks of Investment Vehicles." A cash bar begins at 5:30 p.m. The cost is $25 for members, $30 non-members. For more information or reservations, phone Bill Schmidt at 429-3200, Ext. 5763.

The National Association of Purchasing Management -- Buffalo will host the Purchasing Management Association of Canada -- Niagara District at its 37th International Night at 5:30 p.m. at Classics V Conference & Banquet Center, 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd., West Amherst. Mark Romoff, Canadian consul general, will discuss "Experiences in the Foreign Services." The cost is $17 for members and guests. For more information or dinner reservations, phone 648-0972 or 646-1599 (FAX).

The Niagara Frontier Chapter of the American Subcontractors' Association will meet at 6 p.m. in the circular driveway adjacent to the Niagara Falls Power Vista, Niagara Falls, for a tour of the plant. Dinner will follow at 8 p.m. at John's Flaming Hearth, 1965 Military Road, Niagara Falls. Phone 875-4627 for more information or reservations.

The American Society of Women Accountants will hold a special dinner meeting at 6 p.m. at the Little White House, Williamsville. Andrew Terranova will present "How to Develop Rapport" and the society will present a scholarship to a Canisius College student. For more information or reservations, phone Lisa Faturos at 662-9119.

The National Association of Credit Management and the Buffalo Chapter of the Credit and Financial Development Division will hold an Educational Dinner Meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Eagle House Restaurant, 5578 Main St., Williamsville. Cynthia A. Cadby of Manufacturers and Traders Trust Co. will discuss "Credit Cards and How They Can Increase Sales." Networking begins at 5:30 p.m. For more information or reservations, phone Stephanie Dudley at 684-2511.


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. Dave Johnston, an agent from Allstate Insurance Co., will speak. New members welcome. For more information, phone Rick Marzullo at 684-5600.

The Maple Networking Group will meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Original Pancake House, 5497 Main St., Williamsville. For more information, phone Steve Vathy at 433-7970.

Robert C. Ayotte, president and chief executive officer of Saint-Gobain Industrial Ceramics Inc. in Louisville, Ky., will deliver the 18th annual John F. McMahon Lecture at 11:20 a.m. in Holmes Auditorium, Harder Hall, Alfred University campus. He will discuss "Ceramics in the Industries of the Future." The lecture is part of a two-day celebration at the College of Ceramics which begins at 4 p.m. with the inaugural lecture by Dr. James E. Shelby who will become the John F. McMahon Professor of Ceramics Engineering. For more information, phone (607) 871-2425.

The 1997 Leadership Conference Luncheon will be held at noon in the Statler Golden Ballroom, 107 Delaware Ave. Dr. Jennifer James, a cultural anthropologist, lecturer, writer and commentator, will be keynote speaker. Tickets are $30 and available by phoning 852-2762, Ext. 424.

Women's Professional Networking Association will meet at 5:30 p.m. at The Little White House Restaurant, 5877 Main St., Williamsville. Dianne Blackwell, a black stripe in tae kwan-do, will discuss "Women and Self Defense. For more information or reservations, phone Arlene at 626-5200.


Canisius College's Center for Professional Development will offer a continuing education seminar entitled "Business Income Coverage" from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45. "Commercial Property -- Underwriting Issues" will be offered at the same time on Oct. 22. Both will be held in Canisius College's Center at Amherst. To register, phone 862-4600.

Downtown Toastmasters, a public speaking group, will meet from 7:30 to 9 a.m. in the 19th floor executive board room of M&T Bank, One M&T Plaza. Visitors welcome; free underground parking. Phone Vickie at 842-5787, for more information.


The Business/Community Expo and Taste of Grand Island will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Bible Presbyterian Family Life Center, 1780 Love Road. It will feature seminars, entertainment, and exhibitors. For more information, phone 773-3651.

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