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

MONDAY
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. There will be a guest speaker at 9 a.m. 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 Western New York Foundrymen's Society will hold a technical meeting at 6 p.m. in the Amherst Holiday Inn, 1881 Niagara Falls Blvd. Alfred Carlacci, an environmental engineer from the New York State Department of Conservation, will summarize the recent changes within the NYSDEC Division of Air Resources, discuss the changes in regulations due to the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments and present highlights of the proposed Environmental Protection Agency Ozone and Particulate Standards. For reservations, phone John Klodzinski at 874-6211.

The Machine Shop Association of Western New York will hold a dinner meeting at 6:30 p.m. in Salvatore's Italian Garden, 6461 Transit Road, Depew. A social hour will begin at 5:30 p.m. For more information, phone Jeff Parks or Rose Guerin at 681-4464.
TUESDAY
The Niagara Falls Boulevard Breakfast Club, a networking leads club for entrepreneurs and sales people, will meet from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. in the Country Kitchen, 2075 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. New members welcome. For more information, phone 696-3785.

The International Franchise Association will meet from 8 to 10 a.m. in the 14th floor law office of Nixon, Hargrave, Devans and Doyle, 75 South Clinton Ave., Rochester. The topic of discussion will be "Earnings Claims: Should Franchisors be Required to Include Them in Their Offering Circulars." For more information and/or reservations, phone Karen Marr at 263-1000.

A small business assistance workshop will be presented by the Service Corps of Retired Executives from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Airport Holiday Inn, 4600 Genesee St., Cheektowaga. Registration is open to anyone planning to start their own business or buy an existing business. Specialists in each major management discipline will lead lectures and discussions on profit management, business law, insurance, taxes, advertising, marketing and finance. The fee is $26. For more information and/or reservations, phone Donald Butzek at 551-4301.

The Business Ties Networking Group will meet at 8:30 a.m. in the Four Seasons Restaurant, 3388 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Motivational speaker Bill Knoche of Integra Enterprises will offer non-traditional strategies for high-impact, no pressure selling that are effective, successful and fun. For more information, phone Linda Chojnacki at 689-5091.

The Department of Environmental Conservation is holding a series of public workshops on revisions to the state's oil, gas and solution mining regulations. The workshop schedule is: 1 to 6 p.m. today at the Sheraton-Holiday Inn & Conference Center, 8250 Park Road, Batavia. Topics include routine industry operations, solution mining and underground gas storage; 1 to 5 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Jamestown Community College, Carnahan Theater, Building 5, 525 Falconer St. in Jamestown. The topic will be routine industry operations; 1 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m., Oct. 16 at the Olean campus of Jamestown Community College, Academic Hall, Room 308, 312 N. Barry St. in Olean. Topics include oil field operations. To register, call (518) 457-0100.

Niagara Software Association/InfoTech Niagara will meet from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the University at Buffalo Foundation Incubator, Baird Research Park, 1576 Sweet Home Road, Amherst. Timothy Klein and David Snell of Atto Technology Inc. will be the featured speakers. The cost is $10. For more information and/or reservations, phone Jeanne Stoness or Jack McGowan at 636-3626.

Fleet Bank and Buffalo State College will present a Women & Money Financial Series from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 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. Susan A. McCartney, director, Small Business Development at the college, will moderate "Putting Your Money to Work for You: Investing and Financing Planning Basics." Michele Lipuma of Borelli Joyce and Lipuma; Lori Ozga, an investment specialist with FIS Securities Inc., and David Robinson, business reporter for The Buffalo News, will speak. For reservations, phone 847-7308.

The Buffalo Chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction will hold a dinner meeting at 6 p.m. in the Colden Mill Restaurant, Boston Colden Road at Route 240, Colden. For more information, phone Jan Melling at 675-9171.

The Insurance Women of Buffalo will hold its monthly dinner meeting at 6 p.m. in Warren's Restaurant, 561 Main St., Tonawanda. State Sen. George D. Maziarz, D-North Tonawanda, will be the guest speaker.

The Western New York Section, Society of Women Engineers, will hold its kick-off/new members meeting at 6 p.m. in Suite 1, General Physics Conference Room, 210 John Glenn Drive, Amherst.

The Employee Relations Association of Western New York will meet at 6 p.m. in the Little White House Restaurant, 5877 Main St., Williamsville. Suzanne Pelletier, senior administrative law judge for the Western New York Region for the state Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board, will discuss "New Things Happening with Unemployment, Telephone Hearings, Appeals, Job Placement and Double Dipping." For reservations, phone Paul Kunkemoeller at 662-8741.

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.
WEDNESDAY
The Buffalo/Niagara Sales and Marketing Executives will present a Sunrise Seminar breakfast meeting from 7:30 to 9 a.m. in the Classics V Restaurant, 2443 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. Tony Conte of Ikon Office Solutions will discuss "Contract Management." The cost is $10. For reservations, phone 692-7588.

The Business Assistance Center will present "Starting Right and Staying Right," its fourth anniversary celebration for business owners, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Advanced Training Center, 275 Oak St. Mayor Masiello and IRS District Director Charles Peterson will be the keynote speakers. For more information, phone 551-4786.

A course in performance management training will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Williams Center at Fredonia State College. The $65 fee includes lunch. For more information and/or reservations, phone 673-3177.

The Niagara Frontier Industry-Education Council will hold its annual breakfast meeting at 10 a.m. at the Buffalo Convention Center. International keynote speaker Franklin P. Schargel will discuss "Building High Performing Organizations (Business and Educational)," and present a workshop entitled "Applying TQM to Education -- A Case Study."

The Greater Buffalo Chapter of the Building Owners & Managers Association will host the annual TOBY Awards at 11:30 a.m. in the Hyatt Regency Buffalo, 2 Fountain Plaza. The award is given for excellence in building design, maintenance, operation and function.

CAL Communicators, a chapter of Toastmasters International, will meet from 11:55 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the auditorium at Calspan SRL Corp., 4455 Genesee St., Cheektowaga. The focus of the meeting will be public speaking skills. For more information and/or reservations, phone Marie Mullen at 633-7500 or Alan Jankowski at 631-6773.

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/or reservations, phone 856-0491 or 655-4526.

The Investment Center at Rochester Community Savings Bank will sponsor a seminar on "Long Term Care -- How Can You Protect What Matters Most?" at 4:30 p.m. at the Georgetown branch, 5225 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Arnold Bernhard, instructor of long-term care at St. John Fisher College, will lead the seminar. For reservations, phone Frank Morgana at 633-0288.

The Western New York Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors will hold its monthly dinner meeting at 5:30 p.m. in the Flying Tigers Restaurant, 100 Amherst Villa Road, Cheektowaga. Albert Broadbent, assistant vice president of M&T Bank, will discuss "The Year 2000." The cost is $25; $10 for students. The event is open to the public. For reservations, phone Barry Cope at 857-7011.

In connection with the Buffalo Computer Show, the Western New York Society for Information Professionals, the Association of Technical Information Professionals, the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and the Association for Computer Machining will hold a joint dinner meeting at 6 p.m. at the Buffalo Convention Center. Larry Van Etten from Rich Products will discuss "Out-Tasking and Telecommunications." For more information and/or reservations, phone Bob Graff at 837-3700.

The Society for Human Resource Management will hold its monthly dinner meeting at 6 p.m. in Ilio DiPaolo's Restaurant, 3785 South Park Ave., Blasdell. The topic of discussion will be "Career Planning for the Human Resource Professional." The cost is $20 for members, $23 for guests. A social gathering begins at 5:15 p.m. For reservations, phone Francine Schaefer at 887-7706.

The Buffalo Chapter of the American Production and Inventory Control Society will hold its monthly dinner meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Marriott Inn, 1340 Millersport Highway, Amherst. Gary Landis, president of G.A. Landis Associates, will discuss "The Challenge of Logistics for the 21st Century." The cost is $22 for members, $27 non-members. For reservations, phone 648-0972.

Erie Community College will offer several non-credit courses. Course names, times and fees are: North Campus: "Planning for Financial Dignity," Wednesdays (Oct. 15 and 22), 6:30 to 8 p.m., $15; "Business and Estate Planning Applications NYCL 201954," Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4:50 p.m., $99; and "Computerized Medical Billing and Insurance," Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon, $189. For more information, call the college at 851-1801.

The Grand Island Business and Professional Women will present a National Businesswomen's Week program at 7 p.m. at 2256 Bush Road, Grand Island. It will feature a video, produced by WNET in New York City in cooperation with the NYS Division for Women, that includes information on starting a business, obtaining financing, balancing personal and professional responsibilities, and how to grow and expand a business. The program is open to the public. For more information and/or reservations, phone 773-2975.
THURSDAY
Orchard Park Business and Professional Women will hold a breakfast meeting at 7:30 a.m. at Exquisite Taste, 4109 North Buffalo Road, Orchard Park. Michelle Radon and Marilyn Heim will discuss "A Healthy Start." The cost is $5. Membership is open to all women who support the Business and Professional Women mission to achieve equality in the workplace for all women through advocacy, education and information. For more information and/or reservations, phone Ceil at 852-4400, Ext. 225, or 668-4610 before Monday.

"Optimize the Magic of Your Mind: Using Creative Problem Solving in the Field of Aging," the 17th annual meeting of the Network in Aging of Western New York, will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Buffalo Hilton Hotel, 120 Church St. Dr. Sidney Parnes, a leader in the field of creative problem solving, will be the featured presenter, and State Sen. George D. Maziarz, D-North Tonawanda, chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Aging, will open the conference. Registration is $40 for non-members and includes program materials, lunch and parking. For more information and/or reservations, phone 829-3712.

The New York Association of Temporary Services-Buffalo Chapter will hold its annual Employee Recognition Breakfast at 8 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo, 2 Fountain Plaza. Carol Jasen, new anchor for WIVB-TV, will be the guest speaker. For more information and/or reservations, phone Darlene Wagner at 446-0850.

The Long-Term Care Special Interest Group of the Health Information Management Association will meet at 8:30 a.m. at Manor Oak Nursing Home, 3600 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga. Topics of interest to health information professionals working in long-term care will be discussed.

The Legal Nurse Network will hold its monthly business meeting from noon to 1 p.m. at the offices of Notaro & Laing, Suite 900, Rand Building. Jay DeVeau will discuss medical and legal research. Registered nurses and other professionals in the medical-legal field interested in attending should phone Kathleen Posenjak at 845-6615.

The Western New York office on Injured Workers of New York, ad advocacy group for people dealing with Workers' Compensation, will hold a general membership meeting at 1 p.m. in the Lockport Saving Bank Community Room, 56 East Ave., Lockport. For more information, phone Mary at 731-8187.

The International Management Council will hold a dinner meeting at 5:30 p.m. in The Buffalo Club, 388 Delaware Ave. Peter W. Ahrens will discuss "Preparing for Financial Independence." For reservations, phone Jeannette Kreher at 842-0801.

The Engineering Society of Buffalo will begin its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. with a tour of Indeck, a cogeneration plant at 1 Sheridan Drive (near DuPont) in the Town of Tonawanda. For reservations, phone Donna at 873-4455.

The Buffalo World Trade Association will hold its monthly dinner meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Westwood Country Club, 772 North Forest Road, Williamsville. Michael S. Brown, branch manager of Trade Insurance Services Inc. of Boston, Mass., will present "Cargo Loss and Carrier's Liability." For reservations, phone 877-1452.

The Buffalo Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants will hold a dinner meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Hearthstone Manor, 333 Dick Road, Depew. Steven J. Bonvissuto of Computer Task Group, will discuss "The Year 2000 Problem." The cost is $18. All are invited. For more information and/or reservations, phone Larry Palaszynski at 675-8258.

The American Society for Quality will hold a general membership dinner meeting at 6:45 p.m. at Fontana's Banquet Center & Grove, 2440 Clinton St., West Seneca. Graham Hodge of Carleton Technologies will discuss "What Does Quality Have to Do With Marketing Anyway?" A social hour will begin at 5:45 p.m. The cost is $18 for members, $12 non-members, $8 students. For more information and/or reservations, phone 873-4455.

The Buffalo Club of Printing Craftsmen will hold a dinner meting at 6:30 p.m. at Magruder's Restaurant & Pub, 4995 Broadway, Depew. John Porter from LDR International will discuss "Improving Productivity with Cutting Systems." The cost is $18 for members, $20 guests. For reservations, phone Linda Grotke at 824-0366.
FRIDAY
"Business Opportunities with the DOD through EDI" will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lewiston Public Library, 305 South Eighth St., Lewiston. The free seminar is sponsored by the Niagara County Community College Small Business Development Center, the Johnstown Electronic Commerce Resource Center, Marine Midland Bank, and Lewiston Public Library. To register, phone 731-3204.

D'Youville College Continuing Education will offer "Business Writing Skills" from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and "Releasing the Energy Within: Employee Empowerment" on Oct. 21. For more information and/or registration, phone 881-7722.

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