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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.

Seminars and classes

The Buffalo Workforce Development Center, Advanced Access two-day training, 9 a.m.-noon, Monday and Wednesday, 3871 Harlem Road. Free. For information and registration, call 833-8546 or visit Visit the Web site to view additional scheduled trainings.

Business Groups

Executive Marketing Chapter of Business Networking International, 7 a.m., Montgomery Park Community Room, 6363 Transit Road, East Amherst. Speaker: John Bradley. Guests welcome. Call Debby LaMendola at 871-8980.

Professional groups

The Buffalo Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals, December dinner meeting, 5:15 p.m., Salvatore's Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road, Depew. Featured: Friends of Harmony will provide holiday entertainment. Call Sharon A. Scioli, 855-1200, ext. 212.

Independent Association of Accountants, dinner meeting, 6 p.m., Salvatore's Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road, Depew. Speakers: representatives from the IRS and New York State Tax Department will discuss 2004 tax updates. Call 674-0636.

Hamburg/Orchard Park Business and Professional Women will host a dinner meeting at 7 p.m. with networking at 6, at Michael's Banquet Facility, 4885 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg. Topic is "Humor to Keep You Healthy," by speaker Marilyn Heim, regional branch manager with Wyoming County Bank. The cost is $14. For reservations, call Bev at 648-1395 or e-mail Bev at The group will be collecting unwrapped gifts for Cornerstone Manor.

Business groups

Western New York Venture Association, business opportunity and investment breakfast forum, 7:30 a.m., Buffalo Club, 388 Delaware Ave. Presenters: John Adamo and Armin St. George, Crosswater Digital Media and Jeffrey Helfer, MYOTECH. Free to members and their first-time guests; nonmembers, call Jack McGowan, 636-3626.

BuffLink, third annual report to the community on the Life Sciences Initiative, 4-6 p.m., Medical Research Studies Center, (Hilleboe Auditorium), Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Free parking available in the Roswell Park ramp on Carlton Street. Reservations to Julie LaLonde, 852-2762, ext. 202.

Orchard Park Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours Mixer, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Jim Ball Pontiac-Buick-GMC-Resale, 3475 Southwestern Blvd., Orchard Park. Call 662-3366.

Northtowns Chapter of the American Business Women's Association, networking dinner meeting, 5:30 p.m., The Protocal Restaurant, 6766 Transit Road, Williamsville. Dinner, 6:30 p.m. Program: Canisius High School Jazz Ensemble. Call Barbara, 685-0829.

Seminars and classes

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

The Department of Community Education at Niagara County Community College "Introduction to Computers," 6-9 p.m., Wednesdays through Dec. 15, NCCC, computer Lab, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn. Cost, $60. Required registration, 614-6470.

Business groups

The Western New York Business Network, a networking group for sales professionals, will meet at 7:45 a.m. in Cafe Aroma, 5229 Main St., Williamsville. New members are welcome. For more information, call Hallie at 631-9572.

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

Resource Planning Associates, a group specializing in helping businesses develop, will meet at 5:30 p.m. at 2495 Main St., Suite 343. "Partnering for Profit," part two in a series to bring together prime and sub contractors currently or previously engaged in New York Department of Transportation contract work, as well as those seeking to do business with the NYSDOT. For more information and reservations, call 831-3888.

Seminars and classes

The PACE Program at Houghton College, free Microsoft Word II 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.

Business groups

Buffalo's First Chapter of Business Networking International, 7 a.m., Days Inn, 4345 Genesee St., Cheektowaga. Speaker: Bonnie Jakubczak, Realty USA, "Buyer's Advantage Program." 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.

Seminars and classes

The Bar Association of Erie County will offer "Technology Transfer: Buffalo's New Economic Engine," 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Research Studies Center, Gaylord Cary Room, Elm and Carlton streets. Cost is $70 for Bar Association members, $100 for non-members, and $40 for students and paralegals, and $40 for written materials only. Registration and information, call Sheilah Coleman at 852-8687.

Niagara University and Niagara Community College of Canada at Niagara University will offer credit free business income tax preparation "Professional and Personal Development," 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Registration fee is $34 plus a $15 book fee payable to the instructor. For more information, call 614-6470.

Dec. 5
Professional groups

New York State Reflexology Association, monthly meeting, 1-3 p.m., Wellness at Work, 372 Ellen Drive (off Cayuga near Wehrle), Cheektowaga. Presentation "Reflexology and MS" by JoAnn Welland is open to the public. Call JoAnn Welland 681-4041.

Dec. 6
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:

Seminars and classes

Niagara County Community College will offer "Income Tax Preparation and Tax Planning for Small Home Businesses," from 1 to 4 p.m. Mondays through Dec. 13 at NCCC's Medina Extension Site, 711 Park Ave., Medina. Fee is $55. To register call 614-6470.

Niagara County Community College "Security Guard Training Eight Hour Pre-Assignment Program" will be offered Monday and Wednesday, Dec. 13, from 6 to 10 p.m. Registration fee is$50. For more information, call NCCC Office of Community Education, 614-06470.

Dec. 7
Seminars and classes

SCORE, the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Ken-Ton Chamber of Commerce, "Creating a Winning Business Plan" workshop, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Ken-Ton Chamber, 3411 Delaware Ave., Kenmore. Attendees will receive a 55-page "Business Planning Guide and Financial Formats for All Small Businesses" plus a complete model business plan. Cost, $35. Call 551-4301.

Lorman Education Services will offer "Employment Related Records in New York," from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Buffalo Convention Center. Attorney John M. Monahan of Jaeckle Fleischmann & Mugel is guest participant. To register call (888) 678-5565.

Dec. 8
Professional groups

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

The American Subcontractors Association Christmas membership meeting and dinner will be held at 6 p.m. at the Brookfield Country Club, 5120 Shimmerville Road, Clarence. Cash bar at 5:30. Dinner cost is $25 payable to "Friends of Night People." For information and reservations, call 875-4627.

Business groups

The Western New York Chapter of Retired Public Employees Association holiday dinner, 1 to 4 p.m., Pott's Deli and Grill, 694 S. Ogden St. For prepaid reservation, call Pat, 892-1263.

Seminars and classes

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