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.
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.
Erie Community College South Campus, 4140 Southwestern Blvd., Orchard Park, will offer several non-credit courses. Course names, times and fees are: "Computer System Maintenance," Mondays and Wednesdays (Oct. 22 to Dec. 1), 5 to 8 p.m., $359; "Annuities: Plan Your Financial Future," Wednesday, 7 to 9 p.m., $24; "Mind Over Money," Saturday, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., $29. For more information, call the college at 851-1800.
Business and Professional Women's Club of Buffalo will hold a dinner meeting at 5:30 p.m. in Lombardo's Ristorante, 1198 Hertel Ave. Susan Curran Hoyt, executive director of Erie County Commission on the Status of Women, will discuss "The Status of Women in Erie County." Candidates for upcoming elections will join members during networking at 5:30 p.m. For reservations, phone 826-5378 or 833-5995.
Southtowns Business Network, a leads group, will meet in the Country Kitchen Restaurant, 3090 Orchard Park Road, Orchard Park. For more information, phone Gary Mead at 685-9911 or Judy Schwarz at 685-4784.
The Business Ties Networking Group will meet at 8:30 a.m. in the Four Seasons Restaurant, 3388 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. John V. Gibas, business broker for the Small Business Banking Division of Fleet Bank, will be the guest speaker. For more information, phone Linda Chojnacki at 689-5091.
The Western New York International Trade Council will hold its International Traders Program Series in the Buffalo Hilton Hotel, 120 Church St. A panel discussion on "How to Make U.S./Canada Trade Logistics Work for Your Company" will be presented from 9 a.m. to noon. James Phillips, executive director of Canadian/American Border Trade Alliance, will present the luncheon program entitled "U.S./Canada: Border Issue Insight." For reservations, phone 852-2761 (FAX).
The Western New York Paralegal Association will hold its monthly meeting at 12:15 p.m. in the law office of Phillips, Lytle, Hitchcock, Blaine & Huber, 3400 Marine Midland Center, 31st floor conference room. Attorney Olga Hazelwood will discuss "Time Management & Productive Billable Time." For more information, phone Laura Jones at 856-5400, Ext. 463.
Health Care Industries will hold its monthly meeting at 4 p.m. at Cannon, 2170 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island. William G. Smeltz, a senior vice president at Cannon, will discuss "Healthcare Architecture: A Hidden Force Behind Technology and Delivery Systems," and present case studies. A question and answer period and tour will begin at 5:15 p.m. For reservations, phone Mary Ellen Rashman at 856-8111.
The Amherst Chamber of Commerce will hold its Business After Hours from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Canisius Center, and LCA Vision, 300 Corporate Parkway, Amherst. There is no fee for chamber members, $25 for non-members. For reservations, phone 632-6905.
The International Facility Management Association, Western New York Chapter, will tour the new Tops Market distribution center, 5873 Genesee St., Lancaster, at 5:15 p.m. A dinner meeting will follow in Ripa's Restaurant, 412 Walden Ave., Lancaster. The cost is $20 for members, $25 non-members. For reservations, phone Hud Malloy at 248-1106 or 248-1735 (FAX).
The Bond Club of Buffalo will host its annual Economic Forum from 5:30 to 8:45 p.m. in the Sheraton Buffalo Airport Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Douglas Schindewolf, money market economist with Smith Barney, and Mark McClellan, associate editor of International Economist, and a bank credit analyst, will speak. William Flynn, business editor for The Buffalo News, will moderate. For reservations, phone Cindy Valtin at 636-4459.
The Niagara Frontier Builders' Association will hold a membership dinner meeting at 6 p.m. in Pettibones Grille, Swan at Washington streets. Attorney Kevin Gaughan will be the guest speaker. The cost is $23. For more information or reservations, phone 636-9655.
Rachel Lefkowitz, author of WOW! Resumes for Administrative Careers, will speak at the Barnes & Noble bookstore, 1089 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst, at 7:30 p.m. She will discuss her book and critique jobseekers' resumes as time permits.
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Buffalo will present "Home Computers and Your Money," from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Medaille College Conference Center, 18 Agassiz Circle. Virginia Parsons, vice president for M&T Bank, will be guest lecturer at the free budget class. For more information or reservations, phone 854-1710.
"Tax Changes Affecting Retirement Planning for Small Business People" will be the topic of discussion at the Eastern Niagara Chamber of Commerce's Business Roundtable from 7:45 to 9 a.m. in the chamber's conference room, Canal Terrace. Randy Szuromi from the accounting firm of Swift & Swift, will lead the discussion. For reservations, phone 433-3828.
The Buffalo Chapter of the CPCU Society and the Independent Insurance Agents Association of Western New York will hold a joint meeting at 8 a.m. in Fanny's Restaurant, 3500 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Keynote speaker Mike Barrett, a lobbyist for IIAANY, will discuss current insurance legislative issues. For reservations, phone Liane Wind at 849-6235.
Buffalo Leadership will present a seminar entitled "Innovation: Tools for Improving the Bottom Line" from 8:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m. in Salvatore's Italian Garden, 6461 Transit Road, Depew. Panelists from Delphi Harrison Thermal Systems, Almon Associates Communications Inc., The Winters Group Inc., and the Clarkson Center, will discuss using the creative problem solving process in the workplace. The cost is $125. For more information or reservations, phone 675-3181 or 675-3209 (FAX).
The Audubon Networking Group will meet from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in the Quality Inn, 4217 Genesee St., Cheektowaga. There is a $5 fee. For more information, phone 839-4556.
"A Partnership in Urban Development: Perspectives on Brownfield Development Projects," a symposium sponsored by the Buffalo Association of Professional Geologists and New York State Council of Professional Geologists, will be held at 8:45 a.m. in the Grand Ballroom, Buffalo Hilton Hotel, 120 Church St. Registration begins at 8 a.m. For more information or reservations, phone Rick Frappa at 565-0624 or Mark Schwipper at 2897-4205.
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 Western New York Consultants Association will hold a dinner meeting at 6 p.m. in the Country Kitchen Restaurant, 2075 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. Dr. Clare DeGreiff will present "Health Care Industries Association: Networking Health Care Businesses." The cost is $12 for members, $20 guests. For more information or reservations, phone Sam Miller at 655-1933.
The Interior Design Association of Western New York will hold its monthly dinner meeting at 6 p.m. in the Amherst Holiday Inn, 1881 Niagara Falls Blvd. The topic will be "The Art of Profitable Interior Design" and will include guest speakers and a panel discussion. Tickets are $25 and must be purchased in advance; phone Myra Vining at 684-1817 or Stephanie Cattarin at 745-7263.
The Southtowns Chapter of the American Business Women's Association will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. in Jimmy's Corner Restaurant, 4717 Clinton St., West Seneca. Sharon Holley from the Buffalo Public Library and the Spin a Story Group will provide entertainment. All are invited. For more information or reservations, phone Doris Glownia at 681-5551 or Verna Smith at 825-2360.
Executive Women International will hold its monthly dinner meeting in the Lockport Country Club, 717 East Ave., Lockport. M&T Bank will present a seminar on financial planning. Cocktails will begin at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. For more information, phone Donna Yox at 691-7800.
The Allegheny Council for Occupational Safety and Health will offer a program on "Health and Safety for Our Youth Workers," which will include violence issues and crisis management topics, at noon in the Holiday Inn at 150 W. 4th St., Jamestown. It is designed for school personnel, youth leaders, pediatricians and employers of young people. For reservations call 488-0720 by Monday.
Mercy Flight will honor Sal Alfiero, chairman and chief executive of Mark IV Industries Inc., at a reception at 5:30 in the Statler Towers Rendezvous Room. For information, call Mark Robinson at 849-9439.
Marine Midland Bank will host a free small business seminar from 7 to 9 p.m. at its Lockport branch, 50 Main. Topics include financing programs, planning for business growth, SBA assistance and small business loans. For more information or reservations, phone Judy Keeley at 433-4421 or Janice Wirth at 434-6176.
A Buffalo Forum entitled "Workforce Development: Where Economics and Education Meet" will be held at 11:45 a.m. in the Buffalo Hilton Hotel, 120 Church St. Guest speakers will be A. Wayne Rowley, executive director of Oklahoma Workforce Development Compact; Andrew J. Rudnick, president of the Greater Buffalo Partnership; and Colleen DiPirro, president, Amherst Chamber of Commerce. The public is welcome. The $15 cost includes lunch and parking. For more information or tickets, phone Elizabeth Ras at 856-3933.
The Niagara Frontier and Ontario sections of the Air & Waste Management Association will offer a tour of Walker Industries in Niagara Falls, Ontario, at 4 p.m. A social hour will follow at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $22 for members, $25 non-members, $11 students. For reservations, phone Mike Carlton at 282-2676 by Monday.
The Greater Buffalo Area Community Quality Council will present "Law Enforcement and the Excelsior Award" at 5 p.m. at Wilson Greatbatch Ltd., 10000 Wehrle Drive, Clarence. Major Pedro Perez of the New York State Police in Batavia will speak. There is a $5 fee for non-members. For reservations, phone Ann Gallo at 759-5465 by Tuesday.
The Greater Buffalo Partnership will hold its Schmoozing After Hours Oktoberfest Networking Event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Breckenridge Brewery in the Market Arcade. The cost is $18 for members, $28 non-members.
The Western New York Chapter of the National Contract Management Association will hold a dinner meeting at 6 p.m. in the Airport Holiday Inn, 4600 Genesee St., Cheektowaga. Guest speakers Arthur Isbell, president Dynamic Chemicals Inc., and Delores McCarley, president of Resources Planning Associates Inc., will discuss the Great Lakes Business Consortium which specializes in minority business funding and training. Dinner is $13.50 for members, $15 non-members. For reservations, phone Lisa Pryzstal at 942-4358 or Phil Weddle at 942-2329.
The Midrange Users Group of Western New York, a group for IBM AS/400 & S3 6/3 8 computers users, will hold its monthly dinner meeting at 6 p.m. in the McKinley Park Inn, S-3950 McKinley Parkway, Blasdell. Jim Oldham from Corning Data Service will discuss "Utilizing Integrated PC Servers on the AS/400." The fee is $20 for members, $25 non-members. For reservations, phone 888-8672.
The Buffalo Chapter of ASM International will meet at 7 p.m. in the Airport Holiday Inn, 4600 Genesee St., Cheektowaga. Dick Resh of Mid-West Information Systems will speak on "What to Look for in an Archive Retrieval System for Computer Imaging Systems."
Orchard Park Business and Professional Women will hold a Lucky Numbers Buffet Dinner at 7 p.m. in The Quaker Room, 4226 North Buffalo Road, Orchard Park. A social period begins at 6 p.m. For more information, phone 662-5897.
"How to Start a Home-Based Business" will be presented by SOHO Technologies and Internet Presentations today at noon and 6 p.m. in the Buffalo/Niagara Marriott, 1340 Millersport Highway, Amherst. The free seminar will be repeated Saturday at 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. in the Best Western Summit Inn, 9500 Niagara Falls Blvd., Niagara Falls. For necessary pre-registration, phone (800) 718-9600.