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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.

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

NOV. 7

The Independent Association of Accountants of New York will hold a technical dinner meeting at 6 p.m. at Salvatore's Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Rd., Depew. Speaker Victoria D' Angelo's topic will be "Estates and Trusts." Accountants, attorneys, and other professionals are welcome. For information and reservations, 674-0636.

BUSINESS GROUPS

MONDAY
The Amherst Chamber of Commerce annual Business of the Year dinner will be held at 7 p.m. at the Buffalo Niagara Marriott, 1340 Millersport Highway, Amherst. Account Solutions Group will receive the Business of the Year Award, with Commitment to Excellence Awards going to Elderwood Affiliates, Remarketing Services of America, Excuria Salon and Spa, TagFx, Banchetti by Rizzo's, Davis-Ulmer Sprinkler and Joanne D. Way, executive director of the Independent Health Foundation. Keynote speaker, Capt. Bob Hennegan, of the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations in the Submarine Warfare Division, on the role of submarines in the war against terrorism. Registration, 6 p.m. Dinner at 7. For information, 632-6905.

The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo will convene a group of current 21st Century Fund members and prospective new members to preview 25 project applicants who are seeking funding from the 21st Century Fund Club, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Rich Renaissance Niagara, One West Ferry St., corner of Niagara and West Ferry streets. Free and open to 21st Century Fund members and those interested in learning about the fund. For information, 852-2857 or visit www.cfgb.org.
TUESDAY
The Sales Exchange of Buffalo, a group of sales professionals, will meet for breakfast from 8 to 9 a.m. at Distinctive Meahl's, 8550 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. New members in specific professions welcome. For information, Kathy Venezia at 838-4532.

The Erie County Commission on the Status of Women and the Women's Action Coalition will co-sponsor a presentation titled "So Who's In Charge?" by writer and lecturer Lynda K. Cook, from 8 to 9:15 a.m. at Fanny's Restaurant, 3500 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. The cost is $20. For reservations, mail check to Erie County Commission on the Status of Women, 95 Franklin St., Room 1655, Buffalo, N.Y. 14202.

The Apartment Council of Western New York, an affiliate of the National Apartment Association, will hold its inaugural Trade Show, titled "Score Big -- Find Value & Save Money," from noon to 5 p.m. at the University Inn, 2401 N. Forest Road, Getzville. Admission is $5. Proceeds from the show will benefit Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Erie County. Open to anyone interested in the local apartment industry. Vendors interested in participating may call ACWNY at 583-1855 or E-mail: kendev@kendev.com.
WEDNESDAY
The Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce will meet for breakfast, networking and "AM attitude adjustment," at 8 a.m. at the Olive Tree Restaurant, 5240 Broadway, Lancaster. Prospective members welcome. For information, Chamber office, 681-9755.
THURSDAY
The Rotary Club of Buffalo will meet for lunch at noon at the Harbour Club in HSBC Arena. Guest speakers will be Robert Stevenson and Holly Minnott of the World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara. $12. For information, Jeff Hawkes at 854-3397 or visit www.buffalorotary.org. The Everywoman Opportunity Center will kick off a year-long 25th Anniversary celebration from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Rich's Renaissance Niagara, One West Ferry St. There will be an unveiling of a watercolor commissioned in honor of the agency's 25th anniversary titled "Salute to Women," painted by internationally known Buffalo artist Margaret M. Martin. For information, 847-1120 or visit www.everywoman.org. Sponsored in part by Optimal Therapy Associates Services and Verizon.

The Lackawanna Area Chamber of Commerce will meet for its 87th annual awards dinner at 7 p.m., with social hour at 6, at Lucarelli's Banquet Center, 1830 Abbott Road. Awards and recipients include: 2001 Citizen of the Year, Daniel J. Kij; Edward Evanisko, owner of Ed's Motorcycle Repair and Service, 2001 Chamber Person of the Year; Douglas Druzbik, 2001 Community Service Award; Tony Award winning actor and playwright Ruben Santiago Hudson and author Connie Porter, 2001 Certificates of Recognition. Single admission, $35 or $55 per couple. Tickets may be purchased at the Chamber's temporary office in Lackawanna City Hall, 714 Ridge Road, Room 309, or by calling 827-6475.
FRIDAY
The Community Action Partnership "People Make a Difference" 10th annual luncheon and awards ceremony will be held at 11:30 a.m. at Salvatore's Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Rd., Depew. Catherine Ansuini, chair of the Buffalo State College Health and Wellness Department, will speak on "Making a Difference in Your Own Life." For information, CAP at 565-4786.

Working for Downtown will host a discussion on the implementation efforts to improve Western New York through "cooperation, communications and consolidation" from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, downtown. Panelists include Joel A. Giambra, Erie County executive; James J. Allen, co-director ECIDA, executive director Amherst IDA; and P. David Campbell, chairman of the "Who Does What?" advocacy initiative. Moderator will be Charles M. Mitshow, chairman of the "Who Does What?" commission. The public is invited.

Western New York Lamb & Sheep Producers annual meeting and banquet will be held at 6:45 p.m. at the Stafford Methodist Church, Route 5, in Stafford, Genesee County. Robert Melchior, marketing coordinator for the Northeast Sheep and Goat Marketing Program, will address the current activities of the program, the status of the Cornell grant received and other current topics affecting New York producers. All sheep producers, their families, 4-H and FFA members and others interested in the sheep industry are encouraged to attend and learn about topics of interest. $12. Paid reservations are required. For information, Martha Wright at 394-3977 Ext. 36 or Nancy at Ext. 38.

The Orchard Park Chamber of Commerce will meet for dinner and the installation of officers and directors at LaGalleria Restaurant, 3923 Southwestern Blvd., Orchard Park. Social hour beginsat 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:30. Featured is a live and silent auction of prizes donated by local business. Tickets are $32.50. Proceeds benefit the Sue Hinners Memorial Scholarship Fund. For reservations, Chamber office at 662-3366.
NOV. 6
The Amherst Business and Professional Women's Organization will meet at 6 p.m. at Fanny's Restaurant, 3500 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Harvey Axlerod, professor at University at Buffalo, will speak on Internet security at 6:30. Dinner is $16. For reservations, Connie Paxhia at 862-8259. Guests are welcome.
NOV. 7
The International Association of Administrative Professionals Buffalo Chapter will hold a monthly meeting, with a mini workshop from 5:45 to 6:15 p.m.; 6:30 dinner; and 7:30 program on "Communications Techniques and Conflict Resolution Skills." The speaker is Diane Ceravolo, human resoures director of the Center for Hospice & Palliative Care. For information, Dottie Austin at 632-7662 or visit www.iaap.hg.org.

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

SEMINARS AND CLASSES

TUESDAY
The Safety and Health Center, 3385 Bailey Ave., Suite 203, will offer an asbestos supervisor refresher course from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. $110. For information, 834-5861.

The Niagara County Community College Small Business Development Center is sponsoring a two-part seminar titled "Marketing Magic for Small Business" from 6 to 9 p.m. and on Nov. 1 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Niagara County Community College, Room RC 124, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn. Registration fee is $25. For information, Small Business Development Center at 614-6480.

WEDNESDAY
The law firm of Saperston & Day will offer a free seminar titled "Staying Alive" from 8 to 11:30 a.m. at the Mansion on Delaware, 44 Delaware Ave. It features "Protecting Your Trade Secrets," by Michael C. Driscoll; "Protecting Your Business with Copyrights, Disclaimers & Privacy Statments" by L. Damien Costanza; "Planning for the End of the Federal Moratorium on Internet Taxes" by Raymond N. McCabe; "Contracts & License Agreements in E-Commerce" by Roger F. Cominsky; "Legal Insights into Employee Management" by James P. Domagalski; and "Coping with Conflict in the High Tech Industry" by Thomas F. Knab. For information, 566-1490 or E-mail seminarjpd@saperstonday.com.

The Safety and Health Center, 3385 Bailey Ave., Suite 203, will offer an asbestos inspector refresher course from 8 a.m. to noon, $60; and a management planner refresher course from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. $110. For information, 834-5861.

FRIDAY
The University at Buffalo will sponsor an international forum titled "Digital Frontier: The Buffalo Summit 2001" from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and from 8:15 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday. The summit will consider the pros and cons of technology applications that enhance our health and healing, ability to learn and communicate, and to experience reality, even as they reduce personal interactions, privacy and attraction to the actual. Plenary sessions and symposia will focus on changing expectations and definitions of privacy, nature of virtual reality, societies, artists as researchers/researchers as artists, the benefits and social cost of advances in telemedicine, distance learning and research, collaborations, information overload and retrieval, gender divide in careers, artificial intelligence and robots. A film festival featuring the iconic technology-based films, "2001: A Space Odyssey," "Bladerunner," and "The Matrix," will be held during the summit. Open to faculty, staff, students and the public. No registration fee for students. For online registration and information, visit http://digitalsummit.buffalo.edu.

Quality Conference & Exposition, Integrating Quality Tools, Six Sigma & Lean Manufacturing will be held at the Marriott Hotel, 1340 Millersport Highway, Amherst. Registration and continental breakfast, 7:30 a.m.; three track program at 8:45. Speakers include John Lupienski, whose topic will be "Motorola's Six Sigma Results Using Black Belt Techniques;" and Dan Keierleber on "Praxair's Quality Experience uusing Six Sigma Methods." Sponsored by American Society For Quality, Buffalo Section and Western New York Technology Development Center. For information, visit http://asqbflo.buffnet.net.

The Safety and Health Center, 3385 Bailey Ave., Suite 203, will offer an asbestos site worker refresher course from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m; $110. For information, 834-5861.

Western New York AmeriCorps will sponsor four one-day management seminars designed to help managers increase productivity and learn management techniques from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Nov. 9 and 10. The fee for the one-day training session is $169 and includes two manuals. For information and registration, 674-5600, Ext. 325 or visit www.wsyb.org.

The Achievement Center of St. Bonaventure University will present a program designed to help companies and organizations increase sales, profits and closing ratios titled "The Certifiable Salesperson," from 9 a.m. to noon in the Hall of Fame, Reilly Center on St. Bonaventure University campus. Fee of $15 includes refreshments. For information and registration, 375-2172 or E-mail: istevens@sbu.edu.

NOV. 5
The Environmental Safety and Health Center, 3385 Bailey Ave., Suite 203, will offer a hazardous waste site worker course from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. $550. For information, 834-5861.

The Independent Association of Accountants of New York will host its annual 1040 tax seminar from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., with registration at 8 a.m., at the Four Points Sheraton, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. The two-day program is presented by Gear-Up Corp., and fulfills 16 hours of continuing professional education credits for accountants and tax professionals. The cost is $225 for members and $325 for non-members. For reservations, Edward Turner at 838-9663.

NOV. 6
The Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership in the University at Buffalo will offer a program titled "Building a Quality Organization" that will help participants identify the core criteria necessary for building a profitable and sustainable company; from 6 to 8 p.m. The fee is $299, with a 20 percent discount for alumni of the CEL Core Program and Family Business Center and those who register for more than one seminar offered this fall.

The Western New York Technology Development Center, in association with the Kaufmann Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, will offer "FastTrac-Tech," an intensive training course for individuals interested in starting a technology-based business. The course will be led by Edward Hutton, TDC's technology commercialization executive, as well as experts in the legal, financial and technology communities; from 6:30 to 9 p.m. for six consecutive Tuesdays, at 1576 Sweet Home Road, Amherst. The program fee is $295, with an additional $125 for books and materials.

NOV. 7
The Everywoman Opportunity Center is offering a workshop titled, "Organize Your Time to Get things Done," designed to help the recently divorced, separated, widowed, or single parent of any age. For information on times, 837-2260 at the Center's location at 2440 Sheridan Drive, Town of Tonawanda. The service is available at no cost through the New York State Department of Labor. Class size is limited and preregistration is required. For more information, visit www.everywoman.org.

Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara Human Service Recruitment Fair, being held to offer employment opportunities for individuals seeking work in the human-service field assisting people with developmental disabilities, will take place at two locations: from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 1555 Factory Outlet Blvd., Niagara Falls; and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Lockport Public Library, 29 East Avenue, Locport. For information, Trisha Faery at 297-6400, Ext. 261.

The Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership at the University at Buffalo, in cooperation with Fortune Magazine, will present the sixth annual Worldwide Lessons in Leadership Series: "The New Leadership Challenge: Teaming Principles with Practices in a Time of Change," from 10:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo, Two Fountain Plaza. $199 each for one or two; up to $159 each for a team of 30 or more. For information and registration, (800) 689-9771 or www.lessonsinleadership.com.

The Gloria J. Parks Community Center, 3242 Main St., is sponsoring a Family Finance Workshop Series by American Express financial advisers. Session 2, "Beyond the Lemonade Stand: Making Money for Kids," from 7 to 9 p.m. will emphasize parents learning to talk to their children about money. For information, 832-1010.