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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 hold its Executive of the Year and Distinguished Sales and Marketing Awards Dinner at 6:30 p.m. in the Radisson Hotel & Suites, 4243 Genesee St., Cheektowaga. Cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $35. For reservations, phone (877) 992-6763.

TUESDAY
The Amherst Chamber of Commerce will hold a professional networking meeting at 8 a.m. in its office at 325 Essjay Road, Williamsville. For reservations, phone 632-6905.

SCORE and the U.S. Small Business Administration will present a business planning workshop titled "How to Start and Manage a Home-based Business," from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Federal Building, 15th Floor Conference Room, Delaware and Huron streets. The $25 fee includes coffee and doughnuts. For information and reservations, phone 551-4301.

The Rotary Club of Buffalo, in cooperation with 20 Rotary Clubs in Erie County, will sponsor the first State of the County Address by Erie County Executive Joel A. Giambra at the Buffalo Convention Center. The event will begin at 11 a.m. with a video showcase of county events and accomplishments. Giambra's address begins at 12:45 p.m. Tickets are $25. To reserve tickets or for information, phone 854-3397.

The Lancaster Chamber of Commerce will continue its "Good Fortune Series" with "Six Ways People Screw Up Their Finances" from 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the China Town Buffet, 38 Patrick Lane, Depew. The cost is $12 at the door. For information, phone 681-9755.

The Association for Facilities Engineering will begin its meeting at 5:30 p.m. with a tour of the Cooper Turbocompressor facilities, 3101 Broadway, Cheektowaga. Dinner will follow at Adam's Steaks & Seafoods Restaurant, 204 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga. The cost of dinner is $20. For reservations, phone Lynn Ewing at 636-1800, or e-mail to lewing@robsonwoese.com.

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 Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership in the University at Buffalo School of Management will host a free summit on African-American entrepreneurship titled "Using Entrepreneurship to Remake Black History" from 8:30 to noon in the Jacobs Development Center, 672 Delaware Ave. George Curry, editor in chief of Emerge: Black America's Newsmagazine, will moderate a taped broadcast of a recent teleconference that explored the rise of entrepreneurship in black communities. Sponsored by HSBC Bank USA and the UB Center for Urban Studies, it will also feature a question and answer session. To register, phone 645-3000.

The National Association of Women Business Owners will hold a joint dinner meeting with the John Berger Insurance Agency at 5:30 p.m. in Fanny's Restaurant, 3500 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Anne E. Berger, an agent with the agency, will talk about the different types of insurance coverages women business owners should know about. The cost is $20 for members, $25 for non-members.

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. Tina Milhollen of Mid City Office Equipment will speak. New members welcome. For information, phone Mark Connolly at 893-4774, or e-mail www.wnybiznet.org.

The Southtowns Business Network, a networking leads group, will meet at 8 a.m. at Athens Restaurant, 3090 Orchard Park Road, Orchard Park. For information, phone Marcia Gliss at 675-4663, or Jay Rizzo at 228-0205.

Niagara County Community College's Small Business Development Center and the U.S. Department of Commerce will sponsor a seminar titled "Export Documentation" from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Red Coach Inn, 2 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls. The $25 registration fee includes a continental breakfast. For information, phone 614-6480.

The Greater Buffalo Convention & Visitors Bureau will present a free Legislative Reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Airport Holiday Inn, 4600 Genesee St., Cheektowaga. For information or reservations, phone 852-0511.

The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas and Niagara County Community College's Small Business Development Center will co-sponsor a seminar titled "Starting Your Own Business" from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Deerwood Clubhouse and Restaurant, 1818 Sweeney St. North Tonawanda. Registration is $5. For information, phone 692-5120.

FRIDAY
Northern Networkers Chapter of BNI, a business referral organization, will hold a breakfast meeting from 7 to 8:30 a.m. in the Country Kitchen Restaurant, 2075 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. For information or reservations, phone David Peters 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. For information, phone Barb Trebilcock at 655-1037, or e-mail to www.toastmasters.org.

Consulting Task Force will sponsor an Executive Briefing on "Build Your E-Biz -- Level IA -- Developing Your Electronic Vision," from 8 to 9 a.m. at its office, 37 North Union Road, Williamsville. The cost is $25 for up to three people and includes breakfast. For reservations, phone 634-7013, or e-mail to briefing@consulting-task-force.com.

SATURDAY
The Niagara Falls Chapter of the American Business Women's Association will host "Looking Glass 2001" an interactive educational conference for women promoting personal fulfillment and growth from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the Holiday Inn Select, 300 Third St., Niagara Falls. Tickets are $30 and available presale only by calling 895-2320, or online at gml3897@aol.com. The day will include a continental breakfast, lunch, Chinese auction and several speakers and interactive sessions.

EARLY NEXT WEEK

March 5

The Buffalo Section of the American Society for Quality will offer a refresher training course for Certified Quality Engineer on Mondays (March 5-May 28) from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Motorola in Elma. The $350 cost does not include the book. To register, phone 873-4455. For information, phone Trad Woronowicz at 687-6092, or e-mail to thadrel@aol.com.

The HUD Working Group of Neighborhood Merchant Leaders will hold a regional meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the Wellington Pub, 1541 Hertel Ave. Guest experts will discuss community policing and reducing utility bills through cooperative ventures. No cost. For reservations, phone Peter Boncore at 873-0860, or Boncpa46usa@netscape.net.

March 6

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, phone Greg Norton at 847-8170.

Niagara County Community College's Office of Community Education and its Small Business Development Center will sponsor a seminar titled "Bed and Breakfast" on March 6, 8, 13 and 15 from 6 to 9 p.m. in Room E-116, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn. Registration is $75. For information, phone 614-6470.

The Amherst Business & Professional Women's Organization will hold a general dinner meeting at 7 p.m. in Fanny's restaurant, 3500 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Cindy Thompson and Nancy Stone from the Small Business Development Center at Buffalo State College will discuss "Business Planning." Networking begins at 6 p.m. The cost is $15. For reservations, phone Connie Paxhia at 862-8529.

March 7

The University at Buffalo Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership will present a highly interactive program titled "Strategic Planning for the Family Business" today from 2 to 5 p.m. and March 8 from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at the University Inn and Conference Center, 2401 North Forest Road, Amherst. Craig Aronoff, founder of the Family Business Consulting Group and a national expert on strategic planning, will be the facilitator. The cost is $199 for first person from a firm, $99 each additional person from the same firm. A networking reception and networking breakfast is included. For information, phone 645-3000.

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