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.
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS - THURSDAY
The Buffalo Chapter of the Society of Financial Service Professionals, a national organization of credentialed insurance and financial advisers, will hold its annual symposium from 9 a.m. to noon in the Buffalo Club, 388 Delaware Ave. Stephan Leimberg, CEO of Leimberg and LeClair, an estate and financial planning software company, and president of Leimberg Associates, a publishing and software company in Bryn Mawr, Pa., will present "Tough Issues in Buy-Sell Planning." The cost is $75 for SFSP members; $100 non members. To register, please visit www.sfsp.net/buffalo.
Roswell Park Cancer Institute Board of Directors will meet at 1 p.m. in the Roswell Park Cancer Institute Board Room, 8th floor, Elm and Carlton streets.
The Buffalo Chapter of Project Management Institute will hold a volunteer informationmeeting from 6 to 8 p.m. in Flying Tigers, 100 Amherst Villa Road, Cheektowaga. The cost is $20 for members; $25 for non members and walk ins. For information and reservations, visit www.pmibuffalo.org.
The Buffalo-Niagara Chapter of the International Coach Federation will meet at 6:15 p.m. in the United Way, 742 Delaware Ave. For information call Bonnie Ross at 893-3702 or e-mail bonnie@ross coaches.com.
The Engineering Society of Buffalo will hold its 22nd Engineering 5K Scholarship Run at 6:30 p.m. in Como Park, Lancaster. Registration is from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the park shelter. Entry fee is $17. For information, call Melissa at 873-4455 or John Beishline at 694-5154 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
BUSINESS GROUPS -
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.
The Buffalo Economic Renaissance Corp. board of directors will meet at noon in the BERC Office, 617 Main Street. RSVP to Dona Miller at 842-6923, Ext. 107.
The Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership in the University at Buffalo School of Management will hold its annual open house reception at 5 to 7 p.m. in the Jacobs Executive Development Center, Delaware Avenue and North Street. The reception is for entrepreneurs who are interested in learning more about the CEL's Core Program. Admission fee of $15 is waived if you bring a qualified CEL Core program candidate. For information, call the CEL Office at 645-3000 or visit email@example.com.
The National Association of Women Business Owners will hold a board meeting at 5:30 p.m. in the Canisius Center, 300 Corporate Parkway, Amherst.
Financial Women International will present Associates Night from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Saturn Club, 977 Delaware Ave. Louis Grancho, director of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, will speak. There will be a presentation of the Member of the Year award. The cost is $40. For information or to register, call Carole Longergan at 851-3514 or e-mail Cynthia Padula at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Western New York Business Networking Group, a networking group for sales professionals, will meet at 7:45 a.m. in Cafe Aroma, 5229 Main Street, Williamsville. Jason Shanks is the featured speaker. New members are welcome. For information, call Marc Connelly at 893-4774 or visit www.wnybiznet.org.
The Rotary Club of Buffalo will meet at noon in the Harbour Club in the HSBC Arena. The cost of lunch is $13. For information, call Jeff Hawkes at 854-3397 or visit www.buffalorotary.org.
The Buffalo Business Network will hold a networking social at 5:30 p.m. in Jack's Place, 1424 Millersport Highway. For information, call Joyce DeLong at 634-5966.
Downtown Toastmasters, an organization dedicated to improving public speaking skills, will meet from 7:30 to 9 a.m., M&T Bank Executive Board Room, 19th Floor, Main St. Guests are welcome. For information, call Tony Hackett at 830-0675.
The Ken-Ton Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly membership luncheon at 11:45 a.m. in Morgan's Restaurant, 3485 Delaware Ave., Kenmore. David J.G. Chambers of Sorrento Lactalis will speak on economic development and international trade. The cost is $12. For information or reservations, call 874-1202.
Speakeasy Toastmasters will meet at 7 p.m. in the Mansard Inn, 3365 Abbott Road, Orchard Park. For information, call Mary Haden at 648-2227 or John McCarthy at 823-0726.
The Northtowns Charter Chapter of the American Business Women's Association will hold its annual Recognition Night beginning with Hor D'oeuvres at 6 p.m. in Salvatore's Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road, Depew. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. Linda Pellegrino, co-host of AM Buffalo will be the guest speaker. For information and registration, call Sue Cullinan at 759-8123.
SEMINARS AND CLASSES -
The Health Care Industries Association Contamination Control Series presents "Automation for Laboratory Glassware Washing" from noon to 1 p.m. in the Advanced Training Center, 275 Oak St. Ronald Ruggiero of STERIS Corp. will speak. The cost is $25 for HCIA members, $35 for nonmembers. For information or to register, call 829-3888 or e-mail email@example.com.
Erie Community College One Stop Employment and Training Center will hold a workshop titled "How to Do an Aggressive Job Search" from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Center, 3176 Abbott Road, Orchard Park. For information, call 825-2525 or register online at www.ecconestop.org.
Moldenhauer and Associates will hold a free financial planning dinner seminar titled, "Safe Money -- Investing in Turbulent Times" at 6 p.m. in Ripa's Restaurant, 4218 Walden Ave., Lancaster; May 29 at 6 p.m. in the Holiday Inn, 601 Dingens St., Cheektowaga, and on June 3 at 6 p.m. in the Protocol Restaurant, 6766 Transit Road, Williamsville. For information and registration, call 662-4361.
The Buffalo Niagara Sales and Marketing Executives in partnership with Schafer Sales Development Group will hold a professional sales seminar at 8 a.m. in the Four Points Sheraton Inn, 2440 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Registration is at 7:45 a.m. The $15 fee for members and $30 for non-members and includes breakfast. For information or reservations, call 564-1515 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Houghton College will offer free workshop on written communications from 9 a.m. to noon at the West Seneca Campus, 810 Union Road. The workship is suited for people at various levels of grammatical abilities. To reserve a seat, visit the Web site email@example.com or call 674-6363, Ext 8700.
Niagara Technical Solutions will present several free seminars on computer, Internet and other technologies at 6:30 p.m. in Marinaccio's Restaurant, 5877 Main St., Williamsville. For information and reservations, call 830-9254 or visit online at www.niagaratechnicalsolutions.com.
The UB Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership will present a seminar titled "What Every Business Owner Must Know to Maximize Growth in WNY's Economy" at 8 a.m., Jacobs Management Center, North Campus, University at Buffalo. The cost is $50. Discounts are available. For information or registration, call 645-3000 or visit www.mgt.buffalo.edu/cel.
Erie Community College One Stop Employment and Training Center will hold a workshop titled "Selling Yourself to an Employer" at 9:30 to 11 a.m. in the Center, 3176 Abbott Road, Orchard Park. For information, call 825-2525 or register online at www.ecconestop.org.
AXA Advisors will present a free 529 College Savings Plan seminar at 3:30 and 6 p.m. in the Buffalo/Niagara Marriott, 1340 Millersport Highway in Amherst. For information or reservations, call 626-2527 or e-mail Gregory.Lewis@AXA-Advisors.com.
Houghton College will offer free Microsoft Access training from 8 a.m. to noon on the West Seneca Campus, 810 Union Road. Seating is limited to 20 people. To reserve a seat, visit the Web site firstname.lastname@example.org or call 674-6363.
The Western New York Paralegal Association's spring seminar will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in 160 Bogel Hall, Hilbert College, 5200 South Park Ave., Hamburg. A hands-on "Internet Research" program and "U.S. District Court Electronic Filing and Document Retrieval" discussion are among the items on the agenda. National Federation of Paralegal Associations credit will be available. The cost which includes a light breakfast, is $40 for WNYPA members; $50 for nonmembers; $30 for students. For information or registration, call Lynn Hauser at 847-7064.
The New York Upstater's Chapter of the National Property Management Association will present a Government Property Management seminar at 9 a.m. in D'Andrea's Restaurant and Party House, 1713 Lyell Ave., Rochester. For information, call Jane Setlock at 551-4268 or Sheila Pagliaccio at 687-4673.
Lorman Education Services will offer a one-day seminar for human resource professionals, accountants, business owners and managers titled "Employee Discharge and Documentation in New York" from 8:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo, Two Fountain Plaza. Registration is at 8 a.m. For information call 833-3959 or visit www.lorman.com.
Saperston Asset Management will present a free 529 College Savings Plan seminar at 6 p.m. in the Kenmore Library, 160 Delaware Road. For registration call David Braunstein at 854-7591, Ext. 246.