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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 fax to 849-4587.

MONDAY Buffalo/Niagara Sales and Marketing Executives will present a CEO Roundtable Dinner titled "Doing Business in Western New York and Beyond" at 6:15 p.m. at Sheraton Four Points Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Cocktails and networking at 5:15 p.m. For reservations, (877) 992-6763.

TUESDAY
The Buffalo Job Service Employers Committee will sponsor an Unemployment/Employment Seminar from 7:45 a.m. to noon at Sierra Research, 485 Cayuga Dr., Cheektowaga. The cost is $15. Employers will receive information on new electronic unemployment insurance developments, how to conduct telephone hearing interviews, the wage reporting law, and more. For information, Carolyn Bright at 851-2750.

Lumsden & McCormick will host a conference on "Leadership -- The Influence Edge" from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Buffalo/Niagara Marriott, 1340 Millersport Highway, Amherst. Bill Hawkins, a nationally recognized leadership expert and lecturer, will speak. The $60 fee includes breakfast, lunch and breaks. To register, Tonya Gaines at 856-3300.

The Western New York Technology Development Center's Division of Small Manufacturers Assistance and the FDA Northeast Regional Office will hold a workshop on "FDA Medical Devices" today from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sept. 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Salvatore's Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road, Depew. The fee, $225, includes meals and materials for both days. For information or to register, Sandie Ruggiero at 636-3626.

The Life Long Learning Center at Villa Maria College will sponsor an interactive workshop titled "Leading the 21st Century, Women Can Make a Difference" from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the college, 240 Pine Ridge Road, Cheektowaga. For information, Sister Mary Shawn at 896-0700.

Child & Family Services's Theatre for Change will present "Welfare to Work" from 9 a.m. to noon at the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, Lafayette Square. Scenes from the production will depict job interviews, job survival techniques and self esteem. To register, Darleen Pickering Hummert at 882-0555, Ext. 404.

Bonnie Gordon Flickinger will present "Making Money on the Stock Market and Keeping More of It" from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Tuesdays (Sept. 26-Oct. 24) in the Trinity Center, 371 Delaware Ave. For registration and fees, 852-8317.

Western New York Chapter of National Contract Management Association will host a dinner meeting at 5 p.m. at the Airport Holiday Inn, 4600 Genesee St., Cheektowaga. Jayne M. Harnisch from the U.S. Customs Service will discuss "The Ins and Outs of Importing Goods into the U.S." To register, Linda Grabowski at 551-4280.

The Professional and Business Women of Polonia will celebrate its fifth anniversary at 5:30 p.m. at Magruders Restaurant and Pub, 4995 Broadway, Depew. Susan Makai, owner of Personal Best, will be featured. For information or reservations, 831-8013.

The Lancaster Chamber of Commerce will hold Business After Hours Networking from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Protocol Restaurant, 6766 Transit Road, Amherst. The event is free for chamber members who respond by Sept. 22; otherwise $5 at the door. For reservations, 681-9755.

The Association for Facilities Engineering will begin its monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. with a tour of the ATOFINA Chemicals Geneseo facility, 3289 Genesee St., Piffard. Dinner will follow at the Yard of the Ale Canal House Inn, 3326 Genesee St. The cost is $20. For reservations, Lynn Ewing at 636-1800 or lewing@robsonwoese.com.

The Internal Revenue Service will sponsor a Buffalo Small Business Employer Workshop from 6 to 9 p.m. at the IRS Business Assistance Center, 201 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga. For required registration, phone 686-4880 or (800) 487-4716, or Business.Assistance.Center@irs.gov.

The Western New York Chapter of the New York State Restaurant Association will hold its kickoff meeting at 6 p.m. at Rich Renaissance Center, 1 West Ferry St. Frank Puleo, president of National Caterers Association, will discuss "Catering Trends 2000." The cost is $15. For reservations, Lynn Mauro at 689-2580.

The Society of Plastic Engineers-Buffalo Section will hold its monthly officers and board of directors meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Shamus Restaurant, 98 West Ave., Lockport. For reservations, Tim Schwab at 662-8550, Ext. 145.

Executive Women International will hold its monthly dinner meeting at 7 p.m. at Radisson Hotel & Suites, 4243 Genesee St., Cheektowaga. Reports will be given on the recent annual convention. Cocktails at 6 p.m. For information, Pam Kerins at 691-5880.

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

The Office of Career Planning and Placement at the University at Buffalo will present "Recruiting the 21st Century Student" for human resource professionals and employers from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Student Union, Amherst Campus. For reservations, Cheryl Incorvia at 645-2232, Ext. 118.

Skyline Displays & Graphics will sponsor seminars on "How to Explode Your Trade Show Performance" at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at 410 Lawrence Bell Drive, Amherst. For reservations, Rebecca at 783-4377.

The Niagara Frontier Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners will hold its installation dinner at 5:30 p.m. at Fanny's restaurant, 3500 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Suzanne Pease, national board member of the association, will be the guest speaker. For reservations, Joyce DeLong at 634-4632.

THURSDAY
The Western New York Business Network, a networking group for sales professionals, will meet at 7:45 a.m. at Le Metro Bakery & Cafe, Walker Center, 5110 Main St., Williamsville. New members welcome. For information, Mark Connolly at 893-4774.

The High Performance Learning Consortium will present a seminar on "Managing Change" and on Oct. 3 will present "Building Bridges to Understanding: Discovering Diversity." Both cost $150 and will run from 8:30 a.m. to noon. To enroll, Laurie Hendrix at 855-7050.

The Western New York Paralegal Association will hold a special section meeting at 12:15 p.m. at the law firm of Lipsitz, Green, Fahringer, Roll, Salisbury and Cambria, 42 Delaware Ave. Attorney John J. Jablonski will discuss "Collection of Medical Records: Looking for a Needle in a Haystack." For reservations, Adrienne Szustak at 849-1333, Ext. 304.

The Rotary Club of Buffalo will hold a luncheon meeting at 12:15 p.m. at the Harbour Club in HSBC Arena. Thomas Kucharski, president of Buffalo Niagara Enterprise, will speak. The cost is $12. The public is welcome. For reservations, Jeff Hawkes at 854-3397.

The National Tooling & Machining Association, Buffalo Chapter, will hold a dinner meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Root Five, 4914 Lakeshore Road, Hamburg. An associates meeting begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by cocktails at 6. For reservations, Linda Seipel at 937-6313 by Sept. 22.

A seminar, "How to Use the Internet for Higher Education Planning," will be offered at 7:30 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 1565 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. George Lorenzo, author of Taking Classes and Financing Your Education Online" will be the presenter. For information, 632-9244.

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

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 Barb Trebilcock at 655-1037.

Consulting Task Force will sponsor an Executive Briefing on "What is an Affiliate Group/Why Should You Have One (or More)" from 8 to 9 a.m. at its office, 37 N. Union Road, Williamsville. The cost is $25 for up to three people and includes breakfast. For reservations, 634-7013.

Kate Leunig, director of training and development at HR Works, will present "Employee Handbooks and HR Policies: Emerging Trends" from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Rochester. To register, 461-3465.

Lorman Education Services will sponsor a seminar titled "New York Construction Contracting for Public Entities" from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo, Two Fountain Plaza. Mark K. Cramer and Michael E. Ferdman from the law firm of Hiscock & Barclay will speak. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. For required pre-registration, Jill Richmond at (315) 425-2722.

SATURDAY
New Horizons Training and Career Development Program, area government agencies, community-based organizations and professional associations will present a workshop for people 18 and over who are looking to enter the work force. Held from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at HSBC Center, the program will include a panel discussion of issues related to returning the work force, a workshop titled "The Power of a Positive Attitude," a tour of HSBC's Direct Banking Center, a comprehensive skills assessment/job matching. To register, 845-6003 or 854-7625.

EARLY NEXT WEEK

Oct. 2

The Health Care Industries Association will hold an Executive Breakfast from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at The Buffalo Club, 388 Delaware Ave. Dale St. Arnold, president and chief executive officer of the Catholic Health System, will be featured speaker. The cost is $25 for members, $35 non-members. For reservations, 829-3888 or 829-3885 (fax).

Buffalo/Niagara WorldConnect will host "Selective Morality: The Arab-Israeli Dilemma and the U.S." from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Park Lane Restaurant, 33 Gates Circle. Edward L. Peck, a Middle East commentator for U.S. and foreign TV networks and former ambassador to Iraq and Mauritania, will be the guest speaker. The cost is $20 for WorldConnect members and their guests, $25 non-members. For information and reservations, 852-6406.

Oct. 3

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 $12 for members and visiting Rotarians; guests free. For reservations, Greg Norton at 847-8170.

Oct. 4

A seminar for human resource professionals, payroll professionals, accountants, business owners and managers titled "Wages and Hour Issues in New York" will be offered by Lorman Business Center from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel & Suites, 4243 Genesee St., Cheektowaga. There is a fee. To register, (715) 833-3959.

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

The Western New York Paralegal Association will offered a six-session Legal Research Review Course that begins Oct. 3 and ends Dec. 19. Each sessions runs from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. at Hodgson, Russ, Andrews, Woods & Goodyear. There is a $10 fee the the purchase of course manual. For information, Laura A. Kryta at 847-7009.

The Buffalo Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals will hold its monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. at Kotecki's Grandview Grove, 4685 Seneca St., West Seneca. A representative from the Why Me? House will discuss "Breast Cancer Awareness." For information, Karen Smith at 884-3260.

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