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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 opening/Events

Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce 25th Annual Auction, noon, Walden Galleria Mall, Bon Ton Court, Lower Level, Walden Ave., Cheektowaga.

Professional groups

The Niagara Frontier Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers, monthly dinner meeting, 6 p.m., Amherst Holiday Inn, 1881 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. Program: Van Mollenberg, Mollenberg-Betz Mechanical and General Mills plant manager will present "Management Commitment to Safety." Cost, $20. Call Jim Connors, 685-8216; e-mail: or Al Stutz, 684-3891, ext. 221; e-mail:

Business groups

Buffalo Executives' Association, noon-1:15 p.m., Classics V Banquet Hall, 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. Guests welcome. Call 852-6916.

Business and Professional Women's Club of Buffalo, monthly dinner meeting, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Sonoma Grille, 5050 Main St., Amherst. Program: "Wearing Different Hats -- A Slant on Careers," presented by Bonnie Kagel. Reservations, Lora Warkentin, 832-9327.

Financial Executives International, 6 p.m., Salvatore's Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road, Depew. Dinner 7:30. Speaker: Tom Baker, chairman of the Buffalo Control Board.

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

Seminars and classes

The University Heights Collaborative Development Association: New Business Ventures for Nonprofits Workshop, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., through Nov. 17, Gloria J. Parks Community Center, 3242 Main St. Cost $575. Register, call (800) 421-9512 or visit:

Everywoman Opportunity Center "Get Ready, Get Set, Get a Job!" program, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., through Nov. 17, 899 Niagara Falls Blvd., rear, Amherst. Call 837-2260 or visit

Professional groups

The Buffalo Chapter of the Open Web Application Security Project, 6 p.m., Network Security Corp. offices, 405 N. French Road, Suite 100, Amherst. Topic: "Best Practices in Web Application Security, Part I." Register, e-mail:

The Buffalo Chapter of the American Society of Women Accountants, monthly meeting, 6 p.m., Classis V Restaurant, 2443 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. Topic: Heart Disease/Stroke. Call Rebecca Baker, 877-3959.

Business groups

Amherst Chamber of Commerce Business after Hours, 5-7 p.m., Eastern Hills Mall, 4545 Transit Road, Williamsville. Call 632-6905.

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: Recordkeeping. Required registration, call 434-3815.

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership's Woman to Woman mentoring program, reception, networking and marketplace event, 4-7:30 p.m., The Tralf, 100 Theater Place. 7:30-9, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, featuring the Radio City Rockettes, Shea's Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St. Cost $65 reception and Rockettes; $15 reception and marketplace only. Call Janine Tramont, 852-7100.

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.

Buffalo Place Board of Directors, 8 a.m., Buffalo Place Conference Room, 671 Main St. Call 856-3150.

Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce, business strategies luncheon workshop, 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m., GreenFields Manor, 5953 Broadway, Lancaster. Speaker: Mark Klinger. Cost $15 in advance; $20 at the door. Call 681-9755.

Niagara Frontier Tourism Task Force, 6 p.m., Castellini Art Museum, Niagara University, Lewiston. Program: Student co-op/intern programs and election of
officers. For reservations, call 934-3775 or e-mail:

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.

Lackawanna Area Chamber of Commerce 90th Annual Awards Dinner, 6 p.m., Lucarelli's Banquet Center, 1830 Abbott Road, Lackawanna. Tickets $35. Call Edy, 823-8841.

The Grand Island Business and Professional Women, 6:30 p.m., Como Restaurant 2220 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls. Reservations, call Carol Volk, 773-4309.

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

Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership University at Buffalo School of Management, business breakfast sessions, 8-10 a.m., Jacobs Executive Development Center, Butler Mansion, 672 Delaware Ave. Topic: "Business and Individual Tax Strategies," presented by Fiddler and Co. Cost $50, light breakfast included. Call 645-3000.

Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce and the Small Business Development Center at Buffalo State College, final session of four-part "Time to Increase Management Excellence" series, 8-9:30 a.m., Cheektowaga Senior Center, 3349 Broadway. Cost members, $25; nonmembers, $30. Topic: "The Competitive Edge of Marketing and Advertising" presented by Susan McCartney. Register, call 684-5838.

The PACE Program at Houghton College, free Microsoft PowerPoint 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.

SCORE, the U.S. Small Business Administration and Lackawanna Public Library, "How to Start and Manage Your Business" workshop, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Lackawanna Public Library, 560 Ridge Road, Lackawanna. Cost, $25. Call 551-4301 or visit

National Business Institute "Keys to Successful Pre-Trial Preparation in New York" program, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites, 601 Dingens St. Attorneys attending are eligible to receive 7 hours of New York continuing legal education credit. Register, (800)-930-6182 or visit:

The Buffalo Workforce Development Center, Intro to Word three-day training, 9 a.m.-noon, Mondays and Wednesdays through Dec. 1, 3871 Harlem Road. Free. For information and registration, call 833-8546 or visit Visit the Web site to view additional scheduled trainings.

Hilbert Students in Free Enterprise, free "What it Means to be Global, Entrepreneurial, Financial, Ethical" summit, 9-10:15 a.m., Palisano Lecture Room, Bogel Hall, Hilbert College, 5200 South Park Ave., Hamburg. Speaker: Richard Ferranti, president of international marketing at Rich Products, Corp. Call Daniel Roland, 649-7900, ext. 351, or Patrick Heraty, ext. 214.

ITX Corp. and Business Accounting Solutions: 2004 CPA Technology Summit, 9 a.m. noon, Best Western Inn On The Avenue, 510 Delaware Ave. Free. Register, visit:

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

Financial Women International, effective meeting skills program, 6:30 p.m., M&T Bank Thruway Mall Branch, 900 Thruway Plaza Dr., Cheektowaga. Presenters: Christine Blanchard, CTG and Darlene Liberto, M&T Bank. Cost $20. Call Lisa Gasper, 626-4433, ext. 122 or Debbie Kaczmarski 759-8345.

Professional groups

The Buffalo Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants, November meeting, 7:30 a.m., Marinaccio's Italian Restaurant, 5877 Main St., Williamsville. Speaker: Thomas Baker. Call Joe LaLonde, (585) 389-6110 or e-mail:

The New York State Commercial Association of Realtors, monthly breakfast meeting, 8:30 a.m., Amherst Holiday Inn, 1881 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. Speaker: Thomas Keller, Developers Diversified Realty. Cost $10. Call 668-6875.

Niagara Frontier Section of the Air Waste Management Association, 5:30 p.m., Niagara Club, 24 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls. Program: Robert Knoer, "Great Lakes Water Diversion." Cost, $25 members; $28 nonmembers; $10 students; $20 sponsored nonmember guests. Call Mike Carlton, 282-2676, Ext. 208 or e-mail:

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. Guests welcome. 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:

The Midrange User's Group of Western New York, dinner meeting, 5 p.m., Central Terminal Banquet Complex, 8326 Main St., Williamsville. Speaker: Guy Vig, IBM. Cost $20 members; $30 nonmembers. Visit:

The Buffalo World Trade Association, dinner meeting, 5:30 p.m., Sheraton Four Points Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Dinner: 6:30 p.m. Speakers: Susan Hall, Traveler health and immunization specialist, "Current Immunization and Travel Information." Free to BWTA members; $25 nonmembers. Send reservations to: Buffalo World Trade Association, P.O. Box 39, Tonawanda 14150-0039 or fax: 687-3560.

Buffalo Niagara Professional Alliance, dinner meeting, 5:30 p.m., Hearthstone Manor, 333 Dick Road, Depew. Program: David Auda of Wilson Greatbatch Technologies, will present "Completing the Mission, Reliability Centered Approach to Strengthening the Supply Chains." Cost $22. Reservations, visit:

Seminars and classes

The Western New York Technology Development Center "Market Planning for Small Manufacturers" workshop, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., LCo Building, 726 Exchange St. Cost $200. Register, call 636-3626.

Sisters of Charity Hospital Nursing Job Fair, 9 a.m.-noon and 2-5 p.m., Marillac Room, 2157 Main St. Call 862-1934.

Cornell University Industrial and Labor Relations, Management Development Workshop, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Workplace Education Center, 237 Main St., Suite 1200. Topic: Employment Law for Managers. Call Cynthia Price, 852-4191.

The Niagara County Community College Student Employment Center and Department of Student Activities Job Fair, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., NCCC, Main Cafeteria, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn. Visit: or call 614-6290.

The Upstate New York Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association "An Overview of Canadian Insolvency Regimes," presentation, 5:30 p.m., The Buffalo Club, 388 Delaware Ave. Cost $25 members; $35 nonmembers; free for business students. Register, visit:; call Sharon Graber, 440-6615 or e-mail:

The Western New York Industrial Relations Research Association, panel discussion, 5:30 p.m., Buffalo Convention Center, Room 101 B, 153 Franklin St. Topic: "Buffalo Control Board: One Year Later." Cost $22, advance; $25, door. Call Mary Barone 879-3553.

The Black Chamber of Commerce of Buffalo community business forum, 6:30-8 p.m., Delevan-Grider Community Center, 877 East Delavan Ave. Presentation: Dollars and Sense."

Business groups

Buffalo's First Chapter of Business Networking International, 7 a.m., Days Inn, 4345 Genesee St., Cheektowaga. Speaker: Kim Schrey, Grand-I-Design, "Web site Myths and Misconceptions." 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: Fred House of United Business Systems. 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.

Seminars and classes

The Buffalo Chapter of the Urban Financial Services Coalition, free "Charge It Right" financial literacy class, 9 to 11 a.m., First Shiloh Baptist Church, 15 Pine St. Call Ellen, 841-7612.

Grand openings/events

Southgate Plaza Jewelers Open House, 11 a.m.-2p.m., Union Road and Seneca St., West Seneca. Craig Fenton Archer of Fenton Art Glass will sign any Fenton piece purchased.

Nov. 24
Seminars and classes

The Women's Business Center at Canisius College, free "Networking" 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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