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The Buffalo Junior Chamber of Commerce will host a state convention Tuesday through Thursday in the Radisson Hotel, Buffalo Airport.

More than 100 Jaycees from across the state are expected to attend the event and participate in a variety of seminars and other events. Nancy Rosenberry, state director for the Buffalo chapter, said forums will be held on nutrition, time management, resume writing and other professional development topics.

The group will also present its Outstanding Young Farmer Award during the convention.

Buffalo Jaycees is a networking, leadership development and volunteer organization for adults between the ages of 21 and 40.

For information about local activities or the upcoming convention, call 877-6391 or visit the Web site at

ECIDA trade mission to India scheduled

The Erie County Industrial Development Agency is looking for eight to 10 companies that sell environmental products and services to take part in a trade mission to India.

The 12-day trip will include visits to three major cities where meetings have been arranged with business prospects. The delegation will leave on March 12.

Some of India's largest cities rank among the worst-polluted cities in the world and economic planners said it represents a promising market for pollution control equipment.

Grant money is available through the Empire State Development Corp. to companies that participate. For information, call Ed Arnold at ECIDA, 856-6525.

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