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.
The Association for Facilities Engineering will meet at 5:30 p.m. for a tour of the DTE Treatment Facility at the end of UAW-GM Boulevard, Tonawanda. After the tour, the meeting will adjourn to Fortunato's Restaurant, 1083 Tonawanda St. The cost of dinner is $25. For reservations and dinner selection, call Tony Lavenditti at 236-0270.
The Society of Plastic Engineers -- Buffalo Section officers and board of directors will meet at 6:30 p.m. at The Buffalo Airport Holiday Inn, 4600 Genesee St., Cheektowaga. For reservations, call Tim Schwab at 662-8550, ext. 145 or E-mail T_Schwab@polyconv.com.
The Buffalo Chapter of the American Production and Inventory Control Society will meet jointly with The National Association of Purchasing Management -- Buffalo for dinner at 5:15 p.m. at Creekside Banquet Facility, 2669 Union Road, Cheektowaga. Dave Hanitz, senior manufacturing engineer and past director of the manufacturing team for the Technology Development Center, will discuss "Lean Manufacturing." The cost is $25, or $10 for students. For reservations, call 648-0972 or visit the Web site: www.apics-buffalo.com.
The Buffalo Chapter of Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters will meet for the annual conferment dinner with a social hour at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 at Daffodil's Restaurant, 930 Maple Road, Williamsville. Guest speaker is Bruce Liddic. New designees are Kevin Joseph Buczak, Northeast Insurance Agency; L. Michael Cascio, Zurich North America; and Susan M. Vandrei, Forest Financial. For information and reservations, call Nancy Ebert at 886-6600 or Sue Scheck at 684-6000.
New York State Commercial Association of Realtors will meet at 8:30 a.m. in the Holiday Inn, 1881 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. Paul Ciminelli, president of Ciminelli Development, will discuss "The State of Western New York -- Where is It At and Where is It Going?" Breakfast for non-members is $10. Allied professionals welcome. For information, call 668-6875.
American Subcontractors Association -- Niagara Frontier Chapter will meet for dinner at 6 p.m. in the Buffalo/Niagara Marriott Hotel, 1340 Millersport Highway, Amherst. John Giardino of Louis P. Ciminelli Construction will speak on "The Buffalo Schools Project." For reservations, call 875-4627.
The Air Waste Management Association will meet for a social hour at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 in Daffodil's, 930 Maple Road, Williamsville. Mark Mitskowski of the Erie County Department of Environment & Planning, will speak. The cost is $25 for members and $28 for non-members. For reservations, call Mike Carlton at 282-2676, Ext. 221.
The Institute of Management Accountants -- Buffalo Chapter will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Old Red Mill Restaurant, 8326 Main St., Williamsville. David R. Barrett and Donnely L. Warrant, Freed Maxick & Battaglia CPAs, will discuss "Tax Advantages of Empire Zones." For reservations, call Joe LaLonde at 842-6384 or e-mail Joseph.LaLonde@RobertHalf.com.
The Niagara Frontier Section of the American Welding Society will meet from 7 to 10 p.m. in Salvatore's Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road, Depew. Guest speaker will be Neal Chapman, District No. 6 director and welding engineer for Energy Nuclear Northeast, who is working at the Fitzpatrick Power Plant in Oswego. He will share some of the new technology and code changes. The cost is $15 for members and $7.50 for students. For reservations, call Buffalo Welding Supply at 875-3340.
Speakeasy Toastmasters will meet at 7 p.m. in the Mansard Inn, 3365 Abbott Road, Orchard Park. For information, call John McCarthy at 823-0726.
The Cheektowaga Town supervisor's business forum will be held at 10 a.m. at the Sleep Inn, 100 Holtz Drive, Cheektowaga.
The Federal Women's Program Network, a networking organization for woman, will meet at 10 a.m. in Room 914 of the Dulski Federal Building, 111 W. Huron St. On the agenda is election of officers and opportunities for volunteer tax preparation assistance. For more information, call Samra Willyoung at 884-5701.
The Amherst Chamber of Commerce will meet for "Business After Hours," from 5 to 7 p.m. at Shear Creations, 2008 Kensington Ave., Amherst. The informal networking event is free to members. For information and reservations, call 632-6905.
Executive Women International, composed of non-competing member firms involved in networking, scholarship and philanthropy projects, will meet at Four Points Sheraton Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Networking and cocktails at 5:30 p.m. with dinner to be served at 6:30. Sheriff Patrick Gallivan will speak on "Western New York Homeland Security." For more information, call Carol Miller at 839-5900.
The Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce will meet for breakfast and informal networking at 8 a.m. at the Olive Tree Restaurant, 5240 Broadway, Lancaster.
Speak for Success, a chapter of Toastmasters International, will meet from 11:55 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the auditorium of Veridian Engineering, 4455 Genesee St., Cheektowaga. The focus of the meeting is to improve public speaking skills. For reservations, call Mary Koszelak at 759-5649 or Kevin Leous at 631-6968.
Working for Downtown invites the public to lunch to discuss "Buffalo's Waterfront," from 12 to 1:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Two Fountain Plaza. Guest speakers will be Lawrence Meckler, executive director of the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority, and state Assemblyman Brian M. Higgins. The cost is $20 prepaid or $25 at the door. For information and reservations, call 842-5787.
The Buffalo Junior Chamber of Commerce will celebrate its founding in 1932 with a grand opening of the chapter's new home upstairs at Troop I Post 665, 432 Franklin St. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and drink specials will be provided. All current Jaycees and Jaycees alumni are invited.
ESB Toastmasters Club will meet at 7 p.m. at the Olympic Restaurant, Sheridan Drive and Military Road, Kenmore. Visitors and guests are encouraged to hone communications and leadership skills. For information, call Donald Witkowski, 692-8567.
Society for Human Resource Management and the American Society for Training and Development will meet to conduct two informative sessions. "The Four Levels of Training Evaluation," from 1 to 4:30 p.m.; "Managing Change Effectively," from 5:15 to 8:15, at the Marriott Hotel, 1340 Millersport Highway, Amherst. Guest speaker is Donald L. Kirkpatrick, an international trainer, speaker and author. Registration for the first session is $85; for the second, $20. Prepayment is required. For information, call 648-0972.
Amherst Chapter of Business Networking International, a networking group for sales professionals, will meet at 7 a.m. at Marriott Hotel, 1340 Millersport Highway, Amherst. New members welcome. For more information, call 834-8660 or 316-0141.
The Buffalo Business Networking Association will meet at 7:15 a.m. at the Victoria's Sweet Shop, 100 Stradtman St. Speaker is Bob Ruh with Ruh Insurance. For information, call Bill McGowan at 688-4340, ext. 130.
The Lancaster Chamber Business Association, an independent, industry-exclusive professional group, will meet a 7:30 a.m. at Magruder's Restaurant and Pub, 4995 Broadway, Depew. Guest speaker is Jeff Karas of Medaille College. Reservations are required. Call Jack Gallagher at 884-9800.
The Buffalo Area Senior Citizen Apartment managers will meet at 9 a.m. for refreshments at The Greenfields Manor (rear building), 5953 Broadway, Lancaster. The 9:30 program titled "Scams on the Elderly," will be presented by the Erie County Sheriff's Department. For reservations, call Lori Hannon at 684-8400.
The Rotary Club of Buffalo will meet for lunch at noon in the Harbor Club, HSBC Arena for the HSBC Arena Rotary Foundation grants program. Lunch is $13. For information, call Jeff Hawkes at 854-3397 or visit the Web site www.buffalorotary.org.
The Apartment Council of Western New York will meet for its second annual Harvest Trade Show Expo & Educational Forum, 4 to 8:30 p.m., with dinner at 6, at Fanny's Restaurant, 3500 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. The cost of the trade show and festive dinner is $25. For information, call Mary Jane Zak, ACWNY president and director, at 633-0959 or E-mail email@example.com.
Working for Downtown and the Buffalo Junior Chamber of Commerce will co-sponsor a networking social from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Red Room, 252 Delaware Ave. No cover charge. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and drink specials provided. For information, visit the Web site www.buffalojaycees.org or www.workingfordowntown.org.
The Buffalo World Trade Association will meet for dinner at 6:30 p.m. with a cash bar at 5:30 at Four Points Sheraton, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Guest speaker is Carlo DeChellis of M.M. Knopf. The topic is "Tariff and Non-Tariff Barriers." Free to members, $25 for guests. Fax reservations to 875-1711.
Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce will meet for wine tasting and silent auction from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster. Tickets are $25 per person in advance, $30 at the door. Included is music of the big band era, hot and cold hors d'oeuvres, desserts and coffee. A commemorative wine glass will be given with prepaid reservation. Payment by Nov. 22 is your reservation. Mail checks to LACC, P.O. Box 284, Lancaster 14086.
SEMINARS AND CLASSES
Niagara County Community College Department of Corporate Training, which is in the OSHA Training Institute Education Center, will conduct a 24-hour OSHA 503 "Update for General Industry Outreach" class from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Wednesday at 50 Main St., Lockport. The cost is $525. Also offered will be a 24-hour OSHA 510 'Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the Construction Industry' class from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Thursday. The cost is $625. To register for either class, call 433-1856.
Erie Community College Employment and Training Center, 3176 Abbott Road, Orchard Park, will offer a free workshop titled "Interviewing Techniques," from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Also offered is a class on computer basics. For more information and registration, call 825-2525 or visit www.ecconestop.org.
SCORE and the U.S. Small Business Administration will offer a workshop titled "How to Start and Manage Your Business," from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, Lafayette Square. Presentations will cover market research, business planning, finance, business law, insurance and tax issues. The cost is $25 and includes coffee and doughnuts. For reservations, call the SBA at 551-4301.
Niagara County Community College's Small Business Development Center is offering a free seminar titled "Recordkeeping for Small Business," from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the college, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn, Room RC 124. Registration is free. For information, call the SBD Center at 614-6480.
Everywoman Opportunity Center, available for the divorced, separated, widowed, single parent, disabled or those receiving public assistance, will offer a workshop on "Civil Service Exam Preparation,' from 9 to 11 a.m. For more information on this and other services available, call 837-2260 or visit www.everywoman.org.
Niagara County Community College's Small Business Development Center is offering a two part seminar titled "Marketing Magic for Small Business," from 6 to 9 p.m. and Nov. 21 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the college, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn, Room RC 124. Registration is $35. For information, call the SBD Center at 614-6480.
Erie Community College Employment and Training Center, 3176 Abbott Road, Orchard Park, will offer a free workshop titled "Telephone Techniques," from 11 a.m. to noon. Also offered is a class on computer basics. To register, call 825-2525 or visit www.ecconestop.org.
The Society of Financial Service Professionals -- Buffalo Chapter will present a live video teleconference titled "Long Term Care Planning: Strategies and Opportunities," from 12 to 3 p.m. at WNED TV-Channel 17, Horizons Plaza, 140 Lower Terrace. Included in the panel are moderator Deborah Gaynor, vice president and financial adviser, Merrill Lynch; Neal E. Cutler, director Boettner Institute of Financial Gerontology, Widener University; Phillip G. Sanders, director, Tarpley & Underwood ElderCare Advisors; and Nancy P. Morith, president, NP Morith. The cost of $89 for members and $119 for non-members includes lunch and textbook. Call 842-4150, fax 842-0220, or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Niagara Frontier Chapter American Society for Training and Development will meet jointly with the Society for Human Resource Managers for dinner from 5:15 to 8:15 p.m. at the Marriott Hotel, 1340 Millersport Highway, Amherst. Donald Kirkpatrick, international business consultant and author, will present "Managing Change Effectively." For information, call Nancy Haley at 648-0972 or E-mail PPMBS@adelphia.net.
University at Buffalo School of Management will hold an executive and professional MBA information session at 6 p.m. at Jacobs Executive Development Center (formerly the Butler Mansion), 672 Delaware Ave. To register, call the School of Management at 845-3200 or visit www.mgt.buffalo.edu/emba.
Personal Computers Inc. (PCI), a technology provider, will offer a seminar titled "Managing Technology Investments through a Centralized Approach," from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Jacobs Executive Development Center, 672 Delaware Ave. at North Street. Registration and refreshments at 8. Guest speaker is Bill Hawkins, Citrix Corp. For information, call 856-7693, ext. 4734.
People Inc., The United Way of Buffalo and Erie County, and the Erie County Commission on the Status of Women will co-sponsor a "Board Governance Workshop" from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Four Points Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave. John Carver, author and creator of the Policy Governance model will facilitate. The cost is $100 per person and $300 group rate. For information, call 817-7260.
Erie Community College Employment and Training Center, 3176 Abbott Road, Orchard Park, will offer a free workshop titled "Selling Yourself to an Employer," from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Also offered is a class on computer basics. To register, call 825-2525 or visit www.ecconestop.org.
The House of Hope, WNY, a residential Christian facility for troubled teens, will meet for dinner at the Radisson Airport Hotel, 4243 Genesee St., Cheektowaga. Guest speaker is developer and author Frank McKinney, founder of the Caring House Project, a foundation that builds and renovates, then rents houses for $1 per month to homeless persons and families. Tickets are $50. For reservations, call 434-3119 or E-mail Wellspring@Buffalo.com.
Niagara County Community College Department of Corporate Training, which is in the OSHA Training Institute Education Center, will conduct an 8-hour "Hazardous Waste Refresher" class from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 50 Main St., Lockport. The cost is $160. For registration, call 433-1856.
The Safety and Health Center will offer a seminar titled "Asbestos Supervisor/Contractor Refresher" class from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 2495 Main St., Suite 426. The cost is $125 per student. Call 838-6850.
University at Buffalo School of Management will hold an IRS Fall/Winter Tax Practitioner Program from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Four Points Sheraton, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. The fee is $145. Earn up to 8 CPE credits for attendance. To register, call the School of Management at 845-3200 or visit www.mgt.buffalo.edu/emba.
The Hamburg Chamber of Commerce will meet for a "Business for Breakfast" seminar titled "Safe Investing for Your Future -- Make the New Tax Laws Work for Your Business," at 8:30 a.m. in the Hamburg Holiday Inn at 5440 Camp Road. Hosted by Peter Aleksandrowicz, president of Aleksandrowicz & Associates. The cost of $10 includes a continental breakfast and seminar materials. Space is limited. For reservations, call 649-7917 or visit www.hamburg-chamber.org.
Bryant & Stratton's Buffalo, Amherst and Lackawanna campuses will hold "Career & Technology" open houses from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The school offers associate degree programs and individual courses in accounting, administrative assistant, business, electronic technology, graphic design, medical assisting, and paralegal studies. Campus based and online programs are available. For information, call 465 Main St. at 884-9120, the Audubon Business Center at 691-0012, or 1214 Abbott Road loacation at 821-9331.
Niagara County Community College's Small Business Development Center is offering a four-part seminar titled "How to Plan for Small Business," from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Mondays through Dec. 16 at the college, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn, Room RC 124. Registration is $50. For information, call the SBD Center at 614-6480.
The Healthcare Financial Management Association of Western New York will hold an educational program for members and guests titled "Customer Service Improvement," 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Roswell Park Research Study Center Auditorium, Elm and Carlton streets. The fee is $35 for members, $55 for guests and $10 for students. For information and reservations, call Christopher Kalkhof at 626-1153.