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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 or faxed to 849-4587.

MONDAY
The Business and Professional Women of Buffalo will hold its monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. at Harry's Harbour Place Grille, 2192 Niagara St. Tonya Perlin-Johnson, chief executive officer of the YWCA of Western New York, will discuss "Remembering the Legacy of Martin Luther King" and the YWCA's efforts to move women from the welfare rolls to the workplace. For reservations, phone Lora Warkentin at 832-9327.

Speakeasy Toastmasters will meet at 7 p.m. in the Mansard Inn, 3365 Abbott Road, Orchard Park. A social period begins at 6:30 p.m. For information, phone Bob Gadd at 591-2517 or Mark Hess at 655-5214.

TUESDAY
The Executive Marketing Team, a business networking group, will meet at 7 a.m. at the Amherst Pepsi Center, 1615 Amherst Manor Drive, Amherst. Visitors are welcome. For reservations, phone Philip Loweecey at 854-0872.

The Rotary Club of Buffalo-Sunrise will hold a breakfast meeting from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. at the Radisson Suites, 601 Main St. The cost is $10 for members and visiting Rotarians; guests free. For reservations, phone Greg Norton at 847-8170.

The Business Ties Networking Group will meet at 8:30 a.m. in Shannon's Pub, 5050 Main St., Snyder. New members welcome. For more information, phone Linda Chojnacki at 614-6091.

The Association for Facilities Engineering will tour Fleet Industries at 5:30 p.m. at 1011 Gilmore Road, Fort Erie, Ont. A dinner meeting will follow at Leo's Restaurant, 1105 Brenner St., Fort Erie. The cost is $20. For reservations, phone Deb Duncan at 895-4900.

The Society of Plastic Engineering, Buffalo Section, will hold its monthly officers and board of directors meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Boston Hotel, 5555 Genesee St., Lancaster. For reservations, phone 684-1155.

The National Tooling & Machining Association, Buffalo Chapter, will hold its monthly dinner meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Old Red Mill & Central Station, 8326 Main St., Amherst. New officers will be installed. The cost is $25. For reservations, phone Linda Seipel at 937-6313.

Jamie Jordan, a licensed insurance agent specializing in long-term care insurance, will discuss "What Everyone Needs to Know About Long Term Health Care" at 6:30 p.m. at Alterra Clare Bridge, 6067 Main St., Amherst. The program is free and open to the public. To register, phone Patricia Szarpa at 632-7123.

The National Association of Women Business Owners will hold its monthly dinner meeting at 5:30 p.m. at Fanny's Restaurant, 3500 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. A registered nurse from Expressly for Women will discuss new approaches and positive attitudes to menopause. The cost is $20 for members, $325 for non-members. For information or dinner choices, phone Joyce DeLong at 634-4632 or 634-0841 (FAX).

WEDNESDAY
The Lancaster Chamber of Commerce will hold a breakfast networking meeting at 8 a.m. in the Olive Tree restaurant, 5240 Broadway, Lancaster. Visitors are welcome. For information, phone Kathy Konst 681-9755.

The Manufacturers Association of Jamestown will hold its annual business meeting at noon at the Town Club. Jamestown Mayor Sameresi will be the guest speaker. For information, phone 483-1833.

The Western New York Chapter of the International Concrete Repair Institute will meet at 6 p.m. in the Best Western, 8204 Park Road (NYS Thruway Exit 48 and Route 98), Batavia. Arthur T. Weiss Jr. of VersaFlex Inc. will discuss the use of Polyurea as a rapid curing joint sealant, coating or membrane. For reservations, phone 894-2255, Ext. 167 by Jan. 24.

THURSDAY
Buffalo II Business Networking Group will meet at 7 a.m. at the Amherst Pepsi Center, 1615 Amherst Manor Drive, Amherst. Guests are welcome. For information, phone W. Shawn Manley at 651-6130.

The Western New York Business Network, a networking group for sales professionals, will meet at 7:45 a.m. in Shannon's Pub, 5050 Main St., Snyder. New members welcome. For information, phone Mark Connolly at 893-4774.

Niagara County Community College will present "E-Commerce: Developing International Business" from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Best Western Inn on the River, 7001 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls. The cost is $30. For information or reservations, phone 614-6480 or 285-4797 (FAX).

HR Works will present several courses for supervisors from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Canisius Center at Amherst, 300 Corporate Parkway, Amherst. They include: Jan. 27, "Interviewing Skills for Supervisors;" Feb. 3, "Communicating With Your Employees for Supervisors;" Feb. 10, Document, Document, Document!;" "Termination: Facing the Dreaded Task!" The cost for each is $50. To register, phone 381-8340.

An environmental seminar titled "Key Environmental Compliance Issues in New York for the Year 2000" will be presented by the law firm of Harter, Secrest & Emery and The Sears-Brown Group from 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at Adam's Mark Hotel, 120 Church St. For information, phone 231-1402.

The Air and Waste Management Association will hold an Italian Feast dinner meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Como Restaurant, 2220 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls. Armand Damesimo from the Chlor-Alkali Division of Olin Corp. will discuss "The EPA's Management Rule." A social hour begins at 5:30. The cost is $25 for members, $28 non-members, $10 students, $15 sponsored non-member guests. For reservations, phone Mike Carlton at 282-2676, Ext. 221 by Jan. 24.

The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo will offer "New Options for Brownfields Policy in New York State" from 3 to 7 p.m. at Erie Community College Auditorium, City Campus, 121 Ellicott St. A panel discussion will be held by attorneys Robert Berger and Joseph Saab, and Kevin Greiner, executive vice president of Project Development, Buffalo Economic Renaissance Corp., while Sen. George D. Maziarz will lead a focus group discussion. For information, phone 852-2861.

The Gloria J. Parks Community Center will offer a free "Financial Investment Strategies" workshop from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the center, 3242 Main St. Child care is available. To register, phone 832-1010; leave your name, address and phone number.

FRIDAY
Buffalo First Networking Group will meet at 7 a.m. at the Days Inn, 4345 Genesee St. For information or reservations, phone Katie Clark at 882-0666.

Consulting Task Force will sponsor an Executive Briefing on "Designing and Managing a Smart Business" from 8 to 9 a.m. at the Country Kitchen restaurant, 2075 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. The cost is $25 for up to three people and includes breakfast. For reservations, phone 634-7013.

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 continental breakfast and underground parking. Phone Veronica Hogle at 835-5078.

EARLY NEXT WEEK

Jan. 31

Buffalo/Niagara Sales and Marketing Executives will hold a luncheon meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Classics V Restaurant, 2443 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. Ron Merbler, dealer strategy manager at Ford Motor Co., will discuss "Retail vs. eTail," Ford's new multimillion-dollar Internet sales program. The fee is $30 for non-members, $16 for students. For reservations, phone 877-6763 or 825-0486 (FAX) by Jan. 26.

Feb. 1

Buffalo Niagara Women in Travel will hold its monthly dinner meeting at 5:45 p.m. at the Italian Village Restaurant, 804 Wehrle Drive, Williamsville. Topics will include the group's web page and "How To Prepare For Your 90th Birthday -- Caring for the Aging and Preparing Yourself." For reservations, phone Kathy Hall-Zientek at 687-5412.

The Business Ties Networking Group will meet at 8:30 a.m. in Shannon's Pub, 5050 Main St., Snyder. New members welcome. For more information, phone Linda Chojnacki at 614-6091.

The Amherst Business & Professional Women's Organization will hold its monthly dinner meeting at 6 p.m. at Fanny's Restaurant, 3500 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Sandra Velasco from the Everywoman Opportunity Center will speak, and the annual Young Careerist speak-off competition will be held. Guests are welcome. The cost is $15. For reservations, phone Liz Mucilli at 834-5627.

The New York State Restaurant Association will hold a seminar by Bill Marvin, "The Restaurant Doctor," at 6:30 p.m. at Ilio DiPaolo's Restaurant, 3785 South Park Ave., Blasdell. He will discuss "Service is a Human Equation: Keys to Memorable Customer Service." The cost is $10 for members, $15 non-members. For reservations, phone Lynn Mauro at 689-2580.

Feb. 2

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce will hold a professional networking meeting for members at 8:30 a.m. at its office, 325 Essjay Road, Williamsville.

The Northtowns Charter Chapter of American Business Women's Association will hold a dinner meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Park Lane Restaurant, 33 Gates Circle. Mayor Anthony Masiello will discuss "The City of Buffalo's Future in the New Millennium," followed by a question and answer period. Networking begins at 5:30. Spouses, business associates and guests are welcome. For necessary reservations, phone Elaine S. Friedhaber at 882-1644.

The International Association of Administrative Professionals will hold its monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. at Airport Holiday Inn, 4600 Genesee St., Cheektowaga. Rosanne Dee of RT Dee & Associates will will discuss "Leadership Skills." For information, phone Maureen A. Kirchmyer at 675-1749.

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