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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 Buffalo News, P.O. Box 100, Buffalo, N.Y. 14240, by the preceding Thursday.

Business Groups

Grand Pioneer Toastmasters, 6:30-9 p.m., My Tomato Pie Restaurant, 3085 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Guests welcome. Call Lisa Lundy, 835-6392 or e-mail

Seminars and classes

Clarence Community Education, Legal Survival for Landlords course, 6-9:30 p.m., Clarence High School, Room 121, 9625 Main St., Clarence. Speaker: Robert Friedman, attorney/author. Call 407-9290 or visit:

Professional groups

The Niagara Frontier Chapter of Tax Executives Institute, dinner meeting, 5 p.m., The Italian Village Restaurant, 804 Wehrle Drive, Williamsville. Program: Represetatives from Freed Maxick and Battaglia will discuss "Cost Segregation and Related Income Tax Planning." Call Edward R. Steele, 689-4972.

Association for Facilities Engineering, 5:30 p.m., tour of Flying Bison Brewing Co, 491 Ontario St. Dinner following at Fortunato's Restaurant, 1083 Tonawanda St. Cost, $25. Call Steve Drozdowski, 685-2300, ext. 3302 or e-mail:

Business groups

East Aurora Chapter of Business Networking International, 7 a.m., Village Kitchen, 40 Riley St., East Aurora. New members welcome. Call 553-0799.

Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce, weekly networking breakfast, 8 a.m., Olive Tree Restaurant, 5240 Broadway, Lancaster. Call 681-9755.

Junior Achievement of Western New York 18th annual JA business Leadership Hall of Fame and Spirit of Achievement Awards Dinner, 6 p.m., Hyatt Regency, Two Fountain Plaza. Cost $125. For reservations, call 853-1381, ext.12.

Seminars and classes

Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership in the University at Buffalo School of Management, business breakfast session, 8-10 a.m., Jacobs Executive Development Center, Butler Mansion, Delaware Avenue and North Street. Topic: "Best Practices from Western New York Businesses." Cost $50. To register, call 645-3000 or visit:

The PACE Program at Houghton College, free Microsoft Excel training, 8 a.m.-noon, West Seneca Campus computer lab, 810 Union Road. Register online: and click on Professional Development Training Schedule to view other training sessions on Microsoft Office applications.

The Buffalo Events Network, "Rebuild, Recharge . . . Re-Event! -- How to Breathe New Life into Your Event," 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Conference Center Niagara Falls, 101 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls. Registration: 9 a.m. Lunch and vendor fair: 11:30 a.m..-1 p.m. Cost, $75. Call Nicole Passantino, 817-7469 or Jennifer Kurzdorfer, 684-6250.

The Women's Business Center at Canisius College, free networking session for current and potential small business owners, noon-1 p.m., Demerly Hall, Canisius College, 2365 Main St. Call 888-6650.

Professional Groups

Air Waste Management Association, 4:30 p.m., tour Buffalo Sewer Authority. Dinner following tour at Rich Renaissance, Niagara at West Ferry streets. Call Mike Carlton, 282-2676, Ext. 208 or e-mail:

The Professional Nurses Association of Western New York and Independent Health Foundation, continuing education program, 6:45 p.m., Holiday Inn, 1881 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. Speaker: Deborah L. Travis will present "Woundcare: Save Our Skin -- The Role of Certified Wound Ostomy Continence Nurses." Reservations, 839-4075.

Business groups

Niagara Networking Group, breakfast meeting, 7:30-8:45 a.m., Perkins Restaurant, 1785 Military Road, Niagara Falls.

Southtowns Business Network, networking breakfast, 7:45 a.m., Alton's Restaurant, 2221 Transit Road, Elma. Call Tom Schuh, 677-4021.

The Western New York Business Networking Group, 7:45 a.m., Cafe Aroma, 5529 Main St., Williamsville. Call 631-9572 or visit:

Seminars and classes

Dopkins System Consultants, 16th annual ACCPAC Users' Group Conference, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Holiday Inn--Airport, 4600 Genesee St., Cheektowaga. To register, call Jeremy Higgins, 634-8800.

Network in Aging of Western New York, 24th annual meeting, 9 a.m.-2:15 p.m., Sheraton Four Points Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Registration 8:15. Topic: "The Puzzle of Incapacities: An Interdisciplinary Perspective." Cost $50 members; $65 nonmembers and $30 students. To register, 829-3712 or visit:

Grand openings/Events

Homewatch Caregivers of Erie County, reception, 4:30-7 p.m., 5500 Main St., Williamsville.

Villa Maria College Fall Visit Villa Night, 5-7:30 p.m., 240 Pine Ridge Road, Cheektowaga. Reservations, 896-0700, ext. 1805 or visit:

Business groups

Buffalo's First Chapter of Business Networking International, 7 a.m., Days Inn, 4345 Genesee St., Cheektowaga. Speaker: Steve Morgan of Contour Financial, "Family Meetings and the Dynamics of Generational Wealth." Call Carl Lewandowski, 651-9851.

The TIP Club of Buffalo, a networking group, 7:30 a.m., Sheraton Four Points Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Call Tony Calandra, 897-0700, ext. 227.

The Buffalo-Niagara Charter of SCORE, 40th anniversary luncheon celebration, 11:30 a.m., Chef's Restaurant, 291 Seneca St. Program: W. Kenneth Yancey, CEO of Score International will honor select group of local entrepreneurs. Reservations, call Bernie Engel, 833-5570 or

Grand openings/Events

The International Association of Administrative Professionals annual fashion show and luncheon, 11:30 a.m., Hearthstone Manor, 333 Dick Road, Depew. Tickets, $25. For reservations, call Maureen Kirchmyer, 566-2900.

Nov. 1
Business groups

Speakeasy Toastmasters, 7 p.m., Mansard Inn, 3365 Abbott Road, Orchard Park. Call Mary Haden, 648-2227 or Rich Chipchak, 667-3067.

Nov. 2
Seminars and classes

Niagara County Community College Small Business Development Center and Cornerstone Community Credit Union, free "Rake in the Money Business Workshop," 1:30-3:30 p.m., Cornerstone Community Credit Union, 6458 South Transit Road, Lockport. Topic: Financial Resources and Developing a Business Plan for Small Business Owners. Required registration, call 434-3815 or visit:

Nov. 3
Business groups

The Buffalo Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals, November dinner meeting, 5:15 p.m., Fanny's Restaurant, 3500 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Dinner 6:15 p.m. Program: Samuel Miller of Robert Half International will speak on "How to Make Yourself More Visible." Call Sharon A. Scioli 855-1200, ext. 212.

The Northtowns Charter Chapter of the American Business Women's Association, networking night and monthly dinner meeting, 5:30 p.m., Holiday Inn-Airport, 4600 Genesee St., Cheektowaga. Dinner, 6:30. To reserve a display table, call Darlene, 688-936 4/4 45-0045 or Barb, 685-082 9/2 08-1499. Reservations, call Barb, 656-1320.

Seminars and classes

The Women's Business Center at Canisius College, free "Achieving Balance" counseling session for current and potential small business owners, noon-1 p.m., Demerly Hall, Canisius College, 2365 Main St. Call 888-6650.

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