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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 or faxed to 849-4587.

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.

The Woman's Christian Association Hospital Surgery Open House, noon-2 p.m., 2007 Foote Ave., Jamestown. Call 664-8614.

Professional groups

Engineering Society of Buffalo, officers, directors and committee members, 6 p.m., Rizzo's Restaurant, 2763 Eggert Road, Tonawanda. Call Melissa, 673-4455 or e-mail:

Business groups

Buffalo Executives' Association, noon, Classics V Restaurant, 2443 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. Guests welcome. Call 852-6916.

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

Seminars and classes

University at Buffalo School of Management, the Henry A. Panasci Jr. Endowment and the UB Office of Science, Technology Transfer and Economic Outreach, technology entrepreneur competition information session, 5-7 p.m., Center for Tomorrow on the North Campus, Amherst. UB students and recent alumni are invited to register by e-mailing names of team members to:

Professional groups

Buffalo Niagara Travel Professionals, monthly dinner and networking meeting, 5:30 p.m., Buffalo Marriott, 1340 Millersport Highway, Amherst. Dinner 6:30. Speaker: Chip Day from Holiday Valley Resort. Cost $21. For reservations, call Judith Holbrook, 689-6900, ext. 216.

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:

The Women's Business Center at Canisius College, "The Art of Networking: What is Your Hook?" workshop for current and potential small business owners, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Demerly Hall, Canisius College, 2365 Main St. Cost $79. Call 888-6650; for information visit:

Professional groups

Engineering Society of Buffalo, retirees luncheon, noon, Family Tree Restaurant, 4346 Bailey Ave., Eggertsville. Call John Beishline, 694-5154 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.

Speak for Success, a chapter of Toastmasters International, 11:55 a.m.-1 p.m., Auditorium, General Dynamics, 4455 Genesee St. Call Mary Koszelak, 759-5649, or Kevin Leous, 631-6968.

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.

Hamburg/Orchard Park Business and Professional Women, dinner meeting, 6 p.m., Michael's Banquet Facility, 4885 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg. Program: Robert Gross, FBI special agent,will speak on "Identity Theft." Cost $14. For reservations, call Bev, 648-1395 or e-mail:

Every Speaker Benefits Toastmasters, 7-9 p.m., Olympic Restaurant, Sheridan Drive at Military Road, Kenmore. Call Diana Southall, 691-8200, ext. 321.

Seminars and classes

Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce and the Small Business Development Center at Buffalo State College, four-part "Time to Increase Management Excellence" series, 8-9:30 a.m., Cheektowaga Senior Center, 3349 Broadway. Cost members, $25 per session; nonmembers, $30 per session. Topic: "Leadership: The Extreme Sport of Business" presented by Gerry Murak. Register, call 684-5838.

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.

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:

Hahn and Associates and Buffalo Niagara Partnership, "Networking and Referrals" workshop, 8-10 a.m., Buffalo Niagara Partnership, Know Room, 300 Main Place Tower.

Seminars and classes

The PACE Program at Houghton College, free Microsoft Access application 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.

Lumsden and McCormick, construction seminar, 8-11:30 a.m., Buffalo Marriott, 1340 Millersport Highway, Amherst. Topics: Succession and Estate Planning, David A. Schlein, Lumsden and McCormick; Business Valuation, John W. Lindak, Brisbane Consulting Group, and State of the WNY Economy, Richard Deitz, Buffalo Branch Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Free. Required registration, call Maria Gambacorta, 856-3300 or e-mail: Qualifies for continuing professional education credits.

Jamestown Community College, Jamestown Campus Adult Learner Information Day, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Admissions Office, Hamilton Collegiate Center, 525 Falconer St., Jamestown. Call 665-5220, ext. 2239.

The Greater Buffalo Building Owners and Managers Association, ninth annual Facilities Maintenance Expo, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Hearthstone Manor, 333 Dick Road, Depew. Products and services for the maintenance, renovation, modernization and management of commercial, industrial institutional and income properties will be featured. Free. To register, call Nancy Boyd Haley, 648-0972 or visit:

Business groups

Buffalo's First Chapter of Business Networking International, 7 a.m., Days Inn, 4345 Genesee St., Cheektowaga. Call Carl Lewandowski, 651-9851.

The BullsEye Target Marketing Group, breakfast meeting, 7:30 a.m., Alton's Restaurant, 2221 Transit and Seneca, Elma. Visitors welcome. Speaker: Deborah Glowny, Charter One/Citizens Bank. Call 626-7350.

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.

Orchard Park Chamber of Commerce Fall Dinner and Auction, 6:30 p.m., LaGalleria Restaurant, Dinner, 7:30 p.m. Tickets, $33.50 per person. Reservations, 3923 Southwestern Blvd., Orchard Park. Reservations, 662-3366.

Seminars and classes

Mathematicians Association of America Seaway Section and Region I of the New York State Mathematics Association of Two-Year Colleges joint meeting and fall 2004 Mathematics Conference, 5-8:30 p.m., Grupp Fireside Lounge, Richard E. Winter '42 Student Center, Canisius College, 2001 Main St. Continues through Saturday afternoon with various speakers and presenters. For information and schedule of events or to register, visit:

The Small Business Development Center at Buffalo State College, entrepreneurial training for veterans and active military personnel, 9 a.m.-noon, Buffalo State College, Butler Library, Room 210, 1300 Elmwood Ave. Cost $5. Call Joseph Giambra, 878-4030.

Nov. 8
Professional groups

Machine Shops Association, tour F.B.I. Headquarters, 3 p.m., Niagara and South Elmwood. Dinner and meeting, 5:30 p.m., Pearl Street Grill, 76 Pearl St. Call Jennifer Frederick-Kelly, 892-1425.

Business groups

Grand Pioneer Toastmasters, 6:30-9:15 p.m., My Tomato Pie Restaurant, 3085 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Guests welcome. Call Lisa Lundy, 835-6392 or e-mail

Nov. 9
Professional groups

Buffalo/Niagara Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America, annual meeting, noon, Buffalo Marriott, 1340 Millersport Highway, Amherst. Speaker: Tony D'Angelo, Carrier Corp. "PRiorities: What PRSA is Focusing on and Why." Cost $20, members; $30, nonmembers. Reservations, call Brenda Schwamborn, 879-0042 or or e-mail:

The Buffalo Chapter of Project Management Institute, dinner meeting, 5:30 p.m., The Red Mill Inn, 8326 Main St., Clarence. Speaker: Celine Gullace, Pcubed Inc., Microsoft Project Presentation. Cost, $10 members; $25 nonmembers. To register, visit:
Western New York Society for Information Professionals, dinner meeting, 5:30 p.m., Hearthstone Manor, 333 Dick Road, Depew. Topic: "Voice Over IP." Cost, $20 members; $25 guests. Call Louis Callari, 871-2939 or e-mail: or visit:

Nov. 10
Business groups

The National Association of Women Business Owners, November meeting, 5:30 p.m., Sonoma Grille, 5050 Main St., Williamsville. Topic: "The Home Office: Can a Home-Based Business Compete?," presented by Karen Foster, IRS; Suzanne Reusch, New York state, and Nicole Fiorella, Briand Fiorella Search. Cost, $20 members; $25 nonmembers. Call Nicole Fiorella, 632-5520 or e-mail:

Seminars and classes

The PACE Program at Houghton College, free, Effective Communication workshop, 8:30 a.m.-noon, West Seneca Campus, 810 Union Road. Call 674-6363, ext. 8700 or e-mail:

The Buffalo-Niagara Chapter of SCORE and the U.S. Small Business Administration, "Marketing and Advertising Your Products" workshop, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Federal Building, Room 1520, 111 West Huron St. Cost, $25. Call 551-4301 or visit

The Buffalo Niagara World Trade Center, "Your Global Business Strategy: Moving from the Tactical to the Strategic," 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., WNED Studios, 140 Lower Terrace. Speaker: R. David Nelson, vice president Global Supply Management, Delphi Corp. and co-author of "The Purchasing Machine: How the Top Ten Companies Use Best Practices to Manage Their Supply Chains." Cost $200 WTCBN members; $250 nonmembers. Call WTCBN, 852-7160 or visit:

The Women's Business Center at Canisius College, free Business Planning 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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