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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

Buffalo/Niagara Sales and Marketing Executives will begin its Student Day in the Field at 7:45 a.m. with a continental breakfast at the Classics V, 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd., West Amherst. Students will spend the day following a mentor in the business world, followed by a return to the restaurant for an Education Night dinner meeting at 5:30. Dr. William Grenier, president of the University at Buffalo, will speak. The cost is $20 for non-members, $14.50 for students. For reservations, phone 692-7588 or 692-2856 (FAX).

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 will offer a non-credit seminar entitled "Keys to Smart Investing" from 7 to 9 p.m. The fee is $24. For more information, call the college at 851-1800.

Tuesday

The Niagara Falls Blvd. Breakfast Club, a networking leads club, will meet from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at the Country Kitchen, 2075 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. For more information, phone Ron Sciandra at 696-3785.

The Business Ties Networking Group will meet at 8:30 a.m. in the Four Seasons restaurant, 3388 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Jennifer A. Buehler, district sales representative for Personnel Works Inc., will be the guest speaker. For more information, phone Linda Chojnacki at 689-5091.

"Turning Customer Service into Profits" will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel, Third and Old Falls streets, Niagara Falls. It will deal with specific techniques to retain customers and enhance services. The seminar, which costs $25, is sponsored by the Small Business Development Center of Niagara County Community College and the Niagara Falls Area Chamber of Commerce. To register, phone 285-9141, Ext. 210.

The Association for Facilities Engineering will tour International Imaging Materials Inc., 310 Commerce Drive, Amherst. A dinner meeting will follow at 5:30 p.m. at the Grapevine Restaurant, 2545 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. The cost is $15. For more information or reservations, phone TinaMarie LoVullo at 874-4800.

The National Tooling & Machining Association, Buffalo Chapter, will hold a dinner meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Fredericks Manor, 5827 Broadway, Lancaster. Rob Eck, senior manager in the energy services department of National Fuel, will discuss "Saving Money on Your Utilities" and David Rak, NYSEG account manager, will discuss "The Road to Deregulations: Competition in the Electric Utility Business." For reservations, phone Linda Seipel at 937-6314.

The Western New York Section of the American Chemical Society will hold a dinner meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Country Kitchen, 2075 Niagara Falls Blvd., West Amherst. Dr. T.J. Mountziaris from the chemical engineering department at the University at Buffalo, will discuss "Synthesis of Thin Films and Layered Structures for Optelectronic Applications." Interested persons are invited. For more information, phone 888-2341.

The Business Development Committee of the Allentown Association will meet at 7 p.m. in Association offices at 234 Allen St. The focus will be planning events for the annual Christmas Shopping Nights in Allentown promotion. All Allentown merchants are invited to attend.

Financial Women International, Western New York Chapter, will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Shannon's Pub, 5050 Main St., Snyder. Jackie Stroh, president of Jackie Stroh Personal & Professional Development, will discuss "Dealing With Conflict." From 6 to 7 p.m., there will be a "Taste of Buffalo Buffet" and cash bar. The cost is $16 for members, $40 non-members. For reservations, phone Anita Simons at 433-6733.

Wednesday

The Niagara Falls Area Chamber of Commerce will conduct a membership meeting Eye-Opener Breakfast at 7:45 a.m. at the Quality Inn at the Falls, 443 Main St., Niagara Falls. A panel of health care providers and professionals will hold a panel discussion on "Health Care Issues Facing the Niagara Community." The cost is $11. For reservations, phone 285-9141, Ext. 210.

D'Youville College will present the "OSHA Training for New Employees" refresher course today, and "Strategic Partners: Developing Business Plans and Partnerships" on Thursday, Oct. 30. Both will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. "OSHA 501: Guide to Voluntary Compliance in Safety and Health" will be offered from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 7. For more information or to register, phone 881-7722.

The Niagara Business Alliance will hold a Business Leaders Luncheon from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Best Western Inn on the River, 7001 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls. Dr. Peter Galie, professor of political science at Canisius College, and Lee Tetkowski, action chair for the League of Women Voters of the Greater Buffalo Area, will discuss whether there is a need for a constitutional convention in New York State. The cost is $15. For reservations, phone 439-4806 or 433-1154 (FAX).

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.

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 West Seneca branch, 101 Slade Ave. Arnold Bernhard, instructor of long term care at St. John Fisher College, will conduct the seminar. For reservations, phone Peter Johnson at 824-2167.

Thursday

The Western New York Business Network, a networking group for sales professionals, will meet at 7:30 a.m. in the Four Seasons Restaurant, 3388 Sheridan Dr., Amherst. John Kent of Kent Construction will be the guest speaker. New members welcome. For more information, phone Rick Marzullo at 684-5600.

An open discussion about personal safety and physical security for at-home business people will be held at 10:30 a.m. in the offices of the Amherst Chamber of Commerce, 325 Essjay Road, Amherst. Michael Koeppel, president of Kepco Alarm, and a representative of the Amherst Police Department will participate. For more information, call the Chamber at 632-6905.

The Buffalo Nursing Job Fair will be held from noon to 6 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo, 2 Fountain Plaza. The nursing employment convention is free to all nurses. For more information or reservations, phone (800) 869-2700

Marine Midland Bank will host a free small business seminar luncheon from noon to 2 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel & Suites, 4243 Genesee St., Cheektowaga. Representatives of Comprehensive Business Services, The Micro Center, U.S. Small Business Administration and Marine Midland Bank will discuss accounting and tax strategies, business growth, small business loans, and SBA assistance. For more information or reservations, phone Lorraine Struwe at 683-5890 or William Vail at 896-3850.

The Niagara Frontier Section of the American Welding Society will meet at 6 p.m. in Adam's Lounge, 204 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga. Dennis Lingman of Lincoln Electric Co. in Cleveland, Ohio, will discuss "Welding Applications for NASCAR, IHRA/NHRA, MIDGETS/SPRINTS, AMA, IRL and Cart Racing." The $15 fee includes dinner. For reservations, phone Sam Wapshare at 542-7572.

Friday

Downtown Toastmasters, a public speaking group, will meet at 7:30 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 Center for Management Development and the Institute for Tax Studies in the from the University at Buffalo School of Management will present a tax legislative update from 8 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in the Buffalo/Niagara Marriott Hotel, 1340 Millersport Highway, Amherst. Speakers from the institute will discuss tax law changes related to the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997, with a focus on provisions affecting individuals, corporations and international transactions. Tax provision of the 1997-98 New York State budget also will be discussed. The cost is $175 and includes continental breakfast and materials. For more information or reservations, phone 645-3200.

The Internal Revenue Service will present a seminar on "How to Become an Electronic Filer" at 10 a.m., and "Changes and Responsibilities of Electronic Filers and New York State ELF" at 1 p.m. Electronic filers can be a preparer, transmitter, software developer or service bureau, and potential filers must complete an application and submit to a credit check. The free seminars will be held at the Reserve Center, 100 North Forest, Amherst. To register, phone Gregory Gerfin at 551-5037.

Saturday

The Western New York Chapter of the National Association of Investors Corporation (NAIC) will host an Investors Fair from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Buffalo Convention Center. Kenneth Janke, president and chief executive officer of NAIC, will be the keynote speaker. The free fair, which is open to the public, will feature a "petting zoo" for computer hardware and software. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. For reservations, phone 741-3446.

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