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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
The Sheetmetal Workers Joint Apprenticeship Committee, Local 71, will open recruitment for 10 apprentices. Applications will be available at the local, 585 Aero Drive, weekdays 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. through April 3, or until 75 applications have been issued.

The Buffalo/Niagara Sales and Marketing Executives will hold its annual Women in Business Night in Classics V Conference & Banquet Center, 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. Cocktails will begin at 5:30 p.m., and dinner at 6:30 p.m. Marsha Henderson, president of KeyBank's Buffalo district, will speak at 7:15 p.m. The cost is $20 for non-members. For reservations, phone 692-7588.

"The Tax Law and You," a free seminar sponsored by Adult Services of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Buffalo, will be held at 7:30 p.m. at 2640 N. Forest Road, Getzville. The public is invited.

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. For more information, phone 856-0491.

TUESDAY
The Niagara Falls Boulevard 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 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. For more information, phone Linda Chojnacki at 689-5091.

A breakfast seminar entitled "Are You Ready for December 1998 -- Smart Compliance with the Underground Storage Tank Requirements" will be presented by ERM Inc. from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Radisson Hotel & Suites, 4243 Genesee St., Cheektowaga. The cost is $15. For information, phone Peg Lawrence at 622-5920.

The Legal Assistants/Secretaries Association will meet from 1 to 2 p.m. in Part 30, 77 West Eagle St. Members will be given an insider's view of the Supreme Court Expedited Matrimonial Program. For reservations, phone Martha Howe at 851-3375.

The Niagara Frontier Section of ISA will host its annual Table-Top Show from 1 to 7 p.m. at the Marriott Hotel, 1340 Millersport Highway, Amherst. For reservations, phone 876-0703.

The Industrial Relations Research Association for Western New York will hold a dinner meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel & Suites, 4243 Genesee St., Cheektowaga. A social hour begins at 5:30. The cost is $20. For reservations, phone Marie at 871-8855.

The Association for Facilities Engineering will meet at 5:30 p.m. at Ferguson Electric Service, 321 Ellicott St. Dinner will follow at Pearl Street Grill and Brewery, 76 Pearl St. For reservations, phone TinaMarie LoVullo at 874-4800 by Monday.

The National Association of Women Business Owners and the Western New York Zonta Clubs will celebrate Women's History Month with a joint dinner meeting at 7 p.m. at Fanny's, 3500 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Cocktails will begin at 6 p.m. The cost is $20. For information, phone Holly Rudzinski at 884-2039.

The "Notary Public Exam Preparation" course will be offered from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays (March 24, 31) in Room E203, Main Campus at Niagara County Community College. To register, phone 731-NCCC, Ext. 367.

The Western New York Section of the American Chemical Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Wilson Greatbatch Ltd., 1000 Wehrle Drive, Clarence. Dinner will follow at 7 p.m. Curtis F. Holmes, vice president of technology of Wilson Greatbatch will discuss "Electrochemical Power Sources -- An Important Contributor to Modern Health Care." For reservations, phone Patty Shelley at 888-2341.

The Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Buffalo will present a free budget class on "A Guide to Home Buying and Mortgage," from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Medaille College Conference Center, 18 Agassiz Circle. For reservations, phone 854-1710.

WEDNESDAY
The Western New York Technology Development Center and Jamestown Community College will hold an informational breakfast regarding their formation of an ISO Network to focus on ISO implementation and quality system issues for Southern Tier companies at 8 a.m. at JCC's Carnahan Center in Jamestown. For information, phone Debbie Stanton at 661-3336.

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. Phone 856-0491 or 655-4526.

The Western New York Paralegal Association, Real Estate Specialty Section, will meet at 12:15 p.m. in the 8th floor offices of Jaeckle, Fleischmann and Mugel, 12 Fountain Plaza. Bring a bag lunch. For reservations, phone Juliana Kotwicki at 852-6670 or 852-6881 (FAX).

Women for Downtown and The Buffalo News will sponsor a Buffalo Forum on "How Can Parents and Taxpayers Play a Role in Their Schools' Budgets?" from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Buffalo Hilton Hotel, 120 Church St. Speakers will include Richard D'Arcy, president, Lancaster Board of Education; Barbara Fargo, associate superintendent for finance, Buffalo Public Schools; Richard Sagar, superintendent, and West Seneca School District. The moderator will be Judy Huber, executive director of Erie County Association of School Boards. The $15 cost includes parking and lunch. For required reservations, phone Carin Frederick at 849-3744.

The Engineering Society of Buffalo will begin its meeting at 5:45 p.m. with a tour of the Cooper Industries Turbo Compressor plant, 3101 Broadway, Cheektowaga. For reservations, phone 873-4455.

The Western New York Chapter of the International Concrete Repair Institute will meet at 6 p.m. at the Best Western, NYS Thruway Exit 48 and Route 98, Batavia. Jim Peel of W.R. Grace & Co. of Canada Ltd. will discuss "Predicting the Design Life of Concrete Structures." The cost is $20, Canadians at par. For reservations, phone Vickie Menz at 475-1440.

The Southtowns Chapter of the American Business Women's Association will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Mansard Inn, 3365 Abbott Road, Orchard Park. Joyce Salvo will discuss "Your Health and Herbs." All are welcome. For information or reservations, phone Doris Glownia at 681-555.

"Mutual Gain Negotiations" will be presented by Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations from 8:30 a.m to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at its downtown location, 237 Main St. For reservations, phone Cynthia Price at 852-4191.

THURSDAY
A free technology seminar on ForFUND/NP, a fund accounting software package for non-profit organizations, will be hosted by Brisbane Consulting Group Inc. from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Buffalo/Niagara Marriott, 1340 Millersport Highway, Amherst. A continental breakfast will be served. To register, phone Maria Gambacorta at 856-3428.

The Federal Women's Program Network will meet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the 9th floor of the Dulski Federal Building, 111 W. Huron St. All are invited. For more information, phone Jennifer Sinatra at 565-0204, Ext. 221.

The Western New York Paralegal Association, Litigation Specialty Section, will meet at 12:15 p.m. in the Buffalo Conference room, Statler Towers, 107 Delaware Ave. Cynthia K. Grady, officer manager/appellate consultant for The Daily Record, will discuss "Fourth Department Rules: Services Provided by The Daily Record/Buffalo." For reservations, phone Judith Ann Magee at 856-5400, Ext. 246.

A free retirement-planning workshop will be sponsored by Reliance Financial Group from 6 to 9 p.m. at Brierwood County Club, S-5324 Rogers Road, Hamburg. A buffet dinner will be served. Speakers will include a certified financial planner, an estate planning attorney and representatives of Canisius College and AARP. The workshop will be repeated March 31 and April 2. For reservations, phone 827-0737.

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. at Fanny's Restaurant, 3500 Sheridan Dr., Amherst. The fee is $20 for members, $25 non-members. For reservations, phone 888-8672 by Monday; leave a message.

A free Career Fair will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at Erie Community College, North Campus, Main Street and Youngs Road, Amherst. Students and parents will will have the opportunity to speak to more than 160 career consultants, and information will be available on employment applications, resumes, job-seeking skills, apprenticeship training, military careers, volunteer works anc civil service opportunities. At 7 and 8 p.m., a presentation entitled "An Overview of School to Work" will be given, and "Creating an Employability Portfolio" will be offered at 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. For information, phone 821-7378.

FRIDAY
3/2 7 "Confidentiality of Medical Records," a continuing education seminar, will be presented by Lorman Education Services from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency, Two Fountain Plaza. The fee is $149. For reservations, phone the registration department at (800) 678-3940.

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.

EARLY NEXT WEEK

March 31

The Eastern Niagara Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a Business Roundtable on "Upgrading Office Technology" from 7:45 to 8:45 a.m. in the chamber's conference room, Canal Terrace, Lockport. For reservations, phone 433-3828.

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