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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
The Independent Insurance Agents Association of Western New York will hold its annual golf outing at Transit Valley Country Club, 8920 Transit Road, East Amherst; 7 a.m. registration, 7:30 a.m. shot gun start through 7 p.m. Fee: $150 all day; $110 for half day; $45 for cocktails and dinner only. For information, call Michelle A. Stevens, 832-7900.

Buffalo Niagara Sales & Marketing Executives will host a golf outing to benefit Junior Achievement of Western New York; 10 a.m. registration, 11 a.m. lunch, noon shotgun start, 6:30 p.m. awards and prizes. Orchard Park Country Club, 4777 South Buffalo Road, Orchard Park. Fee: $150 or $600 a foursome. For information, call (877) 992-6763 or E-mail bnsme@buffnet.net.

TUESDAY
Niagara County Community College's Small Business Development Center will offer three free seminars, "Summer Sizzlers for Your Business," from 9 a.m. to noon, June 19, 20, and 21; July 17, 18, and 19; and August 14, 15, and 16. Room RC 124, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn. For information, call 614-6480.

Canisius College's Strassberger Center for Entrepreneurship awards luncheon will be held from noon to 1:30 at Salvatore's Italian Gardens. John K. Castle, chairman and chief executive officer at Castle Harlan, is keynote speaker. The Small Business Advocate Award, Entrepreneurial Vision Award and Innovative Entrepreneur Award will also be presented.

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce will meet for "Business After Hours," from 5 to 7 p.m. at Insty Prints, 4192 Union Road. Free to members.

Executive Women International will meet at the Four Point Sheraton Buffalo Airport, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Cocktails at 6 p.m., dinner at 6:30. A visit from the corporate board has been planned. For information, call Sharon Boccolucci at 836-5597.

The Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce will host Chamberfest/Beer Tasting sponsored by Try-it Distributing and Redlinski Meats from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Bowen Road Grove, off Broadway in Lancaster. Cost is $15 advance or $20 at the door. Call 681-9755.

M&T Bank's Grant Street office will host a free home ownership orientation workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. West Side Neighborhood Housing Services and the West Side Business & Taxpayers' Association will discuss the West Side Initiative Program and predatory lending. Refreshments and door prizes. For information, call 881-6793.

Clarence Heritage Business and Professional Women's Club will meet for dinner at 6:30 p.m. at Brookfield Country Club, 5120 Shimerville Road, Clarence. Topic will be organ donation. For reservations, call Faith O'Neil Badhom at 741-8238. New members welcome.

WEDNESDAY
The Health Care Industries Association Executive Breakfast will be held from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at The Buffalo Club, 388 Delaware Ave. The topic is titled "Update: The New Buffalo Centers for Excellence." Bruce A. Holm, senior associate Dean of Medicine and senior associate vice president for health affairs at the University at Buffalo, will speak. The fee is $25 for members, $35 for non-members. For information, call 829-3888.

The Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce will meet for breakfast and informal networking at 8 a.m. in the Olive Tree Restaurant, 5240 Broadway, Lancaster. New members welcome.

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce will meet for professional networking at 8:30 a.m. at 325 Essjay Road, Williamsville. For information, call 632-6905.

Speak for Success, a chapter of Toastmasters International will meet from 11:55 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the auditorium at Veridian Engineering, 4455 Genesee St., Cheektowaga. The focus will be on improving public speaking skills. For information, call Kevin Leous, 631-6968. For reservations, call Karen Thompson at 631-6809.

Hamburg Chamber of Commerce Employee Appreciation Summer Bash, sponsored by Ranger Trucking and Worldwide Travel USA, will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Dock at the Bay, 3800 Hoover Road. $11 for members, $15 non-members.

The Orchard Park Chamber of Commerce will meet from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for "Business After Hours," hosted by the the Metro Chubb Real Estate Group, located at 6666 East Quaker Road, Orchard Park. There is no admission charge, but reservations are required. Call 662-3366.

The American Business Women's Association of Niagara Falls will meet for dinner and its "2001 June Celebration," at The Riverside Inn, 115 S. Water St., Lewiston; 6 p.m. social hour followed by dinner at 7. Program includes induction of new members, installation of 2001-2002 officers, awards and presentations. Music by guest singer, Nina Brainard. Fee: $16. For reservations, call Debbie Quaranto at 754-2207.

The ESB Toastmasters will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Olympic Restaurant, Sheridan Drive at Military Road, Kenmore. Guests welcome. For information, call Diana Southall, 691-8200, Ext. 222.

THURSDAY
The Niagara Area Business Exchange, a networking group for sales professionals, will meet at 7:40 a.m. at the Tuscarora Club, 128 Walnut Ave., Lockport. New members welcome. For information, call Jennifer Carli, 731-1088. The New York State Commercial Association of Realtors will meet at 8:30 a.m. at the office at 100 Sylvan Parkway, Amherst. There will be a demonstration of "Loopnet," a commercial listing service. For information, call 668-6875.

SCORE and the U.S. Small Business Administration will co-sponsor a workshop titled "How to Start and Manage Your Business," that will address market research, finance, businsess law, insurance and tax issues; 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The cost of $25 includes coffee and doughnuts. For information and reservations, call the SBA at 551-4301.

Buffalo's Green Gold Development Corp. board will meet at 10 a.m. in Room 1417 of City Hall. Presentations will include "Cities for Climate Protection," by Laurie Payne of the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives; "Citizens Regional Transit Corporation," by Ed Deutschman and Gladys Gifford, advocates for Metrorail's expansion; and a Solar Splash Update, by Dick Grainger.

The Health Information Association of Western New York will meet at 3:30 p.m. at the Lockport Locks and Erie Canal Cruises, 210 Market St., Lockport. The educational session will be presented by IPRO's senior director of health information management, Dr. Cesar Limjoco. and Renato Estrella. A cocktail party and dinner aboard the Lockport Canal Cruise and installation of officers will follow. For information, call Rebecca Pittler at 434-6324.

The East Aurora Chamber of Commerce, The Roycroft Inn, and the Consulting Task Force will co-sponsor a business leaders presentation by Tom Kucharski, chief executive officer of Buffalo Niagara Enterprise, titled "Expansion of Business in Western New York." The program is designed for business owners, executives and managers. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at The Roycroft Inn, 40 S. Grove St., East Aurora. The cost of $15 includes hors d'oeurves and beverages as well as a dutch treat bar. For required reservations, E-mail: eanycc@wkbwmail.com or call 652-8444.

FRIDAY
ESB Toastmasters will meet from 7:30 to 830 a.m. at M&T Bank, One M&T Plaza, Main conference room, 15th floor. For information, call Barb Treiblecock at 655-1037.

The Consulting Task Force will sponsor an executive briefing titled "What's a Virtual Organization? Why You Should Have One" from 8 to 9 a.m at 37 N. Union Road, Williamsville. The cost of $25 includes breakfast. The program is geared for business owners and sales/marketing professionals. For required reservations, E-mail: briefing@consulting-task-force.com or call 634-7013.

EARLY NEXT WEEK

June 25

The Pedorthic Footwear Association's Department of Continuing Education and Professional Development will present a course titled "Six Steps to Profitable Inventory Management," and offer a factory tour from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at P.W. Minor & Son, Batavia. Tuition is $155 for members, $255 for non-members. Company rates available. Driving directions will be provided with necessary preregistration.

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce will host a golf tournament at the Fox Valley Club, 6161 Genesee St., Lancaster. Registration is at 11 a.m. followed by lunch. Shotgun start at 12:30. Also included will be cocktails and dinner plus silent and live auctions. Fee: $165 for members, $195 for non-members, $750 for corporate foursomes. A portion of the proceeds will be used toward the purchase of Automatic External Defibrillators and Cabinets in Town of Amherst facilities. For information, call 632-6905.

June 26

ESB Toastmasters, a non-profit public speaking group, will meet for member speeches and "Tabletopics," to improve impromptu speaking ability. 6 to 7:30 p.m. at SUNY Buffalo, North Campus, 250 Student Union, Amherst.

World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara will host a "Trade Tuesday Tour," from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Birdair, 65 Lawrence Bell Drive, Amherst. The focus will be on accessing international turnkey projects and financing with shorter time to market. Sponsored by George F. & Isabel W. Rand Memorial Fund, a component of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo. $35 for members, $50 for non-members. For information, E-mail ltiburz@wtcbn.org.

June 27

The National Association of Women Business Owners will meet for dinner at 5:30 p.m. at Fanny's Restaurant, 3500 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Topic will be "ProNet," an online subcontractors database, presented by Laura McCabe of the Small Business Administration. Fee: $20 for members, $25 for non-members. For reservations, call Joyce DeLong at 634-4632 or fax 634-0841.

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