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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.

Professional groups

The Buffalo Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals, Administrative Professionals Week luncheon, 12:30 p.m., The Creekside Banquet and Picnic Grove, 2669 Union Road, Cheektowaga. Program: Maureen A. Kirchmyer will be honored as the Outstanding Member of the Year. Call Terry Tucholski, 668-2259.

Business groups

Buffalo Executives Association, staff appreciation day, noon, Classics V, 2443 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. Program: Hon. Barbara Howe, Erie County Surrogate. Call Cheryl Meyer 852-6916.

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

Business groups

Executive Marketing Chapter of Business Networking International, 7 a.m., Bings Restaurant, 1952 Kensington Ave. Speaker: Gary Wisniewski, CPA. Guests welcome. Call Dawn Glinski, 847-4168.

Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce, 7:30-9 a.m., Magruder's Restaurant, 4995 Broadway, Depew. Topic: "Lean Production, Part I," presented by the UB Center for Industrial Effectiveness. Cost: $15, advance; $20, door; $25, nonmembers. Call 681-9755.

The Northtowns Chapter of the American Business Women's Association and Kaufmann's Department Store, Spring Fling, 6-10 p.m., Walden Galleria Mall, Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Tickets, $10. Call Sue, 836-3688.

Seminars and classes

Gloria J. Parks Community Center, free two-session "Bank On It" financial literacy seminar 5:30-8 p.m., concludes May 3, 3242 Main St. Call 832-1010, ext. 224.

Professional groups

The Niagara Frontier Chapter and the Greater Rochester Chapter of the American Subcontractors Association, joint dinner meeting, 6 p.m., Bohn's Restaurant, 5256 Clinton St., Batavia. Speaker: Michael Misenhimer, Empire State Subcontractors. Cost $30. Reservations, call Jackie Welch, (585) 586-2430.

Business groups

Lancaster Chamber of Commerce, business networking meeting, 8 a.m., Olive Tree Restaurant, 5240 Broadway, Depew. Call 681-9755.

Canisius College Accounting Society Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Salvatore's Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road, Depew. Speaker: Robert M. Herz, Financial Accounting Standards Board. Tickets, call 888-2870.

Seminars and classes

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

The Western New York Business Networking Group, 7:45 a.m., Cafe Aroma, 5229 Main St., Williamsville. New members welcome. Call 631-9572.

Lancaster Chamber of Commerce, business luncheon meeting, noon, Protocol Restaurant, 6766 Transit Road, Cheektowaga. Speaker: Robert McCarthy, political reporter for The Buffalo News. Cost $20. Send advance payment to: LACC, P.O. Box 284, Lancaster, NY 14086. Call 681-9755.

Rotary Club of Buffalo, 12:15 p.m., Harbour Club, HSBC Arena. Speaker: Rhonda Frederick, People Inc. Cost, $13. Call John McClive, 854-3397.

The Midrange User's Group of Western New York, dinner meeting, 5 p.m., Daffodils Restaurant, 930 Maple Road, Williamsville. Program: LPAR-Management Perspectives on the AS/400, presented by Richard Dolewski, Mid-Range. Cost $20 members; $30 nonmembers. Register, visit:

Seminars and classes

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: Effective Grievance Handling: From Step One to Arbitration. Call Cynthia Price, 852-4191.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development educational meeting., 10 a.m.-noon, Clarence Town Auditorium, Goodrich Road. Program: USDA Rural Development's Single Family Housing Program. Home buying information for very-low and low-income Erie County residents. Call Darla Granger 699-2375, ext. 4 or visit:

Buffalo Economic Renaissance Corp., Empire Zone and Renewal Community Open House and Job Fair, noon-3 p.m., Century Centre II, formerly M. Wile Building, 77 Goodell St. Free parking.

Car Care Academy, free Car Care Knowledge workshop, 6:30-8 p.m., Firestone Tire and Service Center, 4665 Transit Road, Williamsville. Presenter: Trisha Hessinger, automotive education specialist and former race car driver. Register, Bob Petrucelli 631-0105.

The Small Business Development Center at Niagara County Community College and Western New York Regional Education Center for Economic Development, free small business seminar, 7-9 p.m., NCCC cafeteria, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn. Registration is at 6:30 p.m. Call 821-7196 or 614-6480.

Business groups

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

Seminars and classes

The PACE Program at Houghton College Maximum Impact simulcast events, "The Influential Leader" 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Eastern Hills Wesleyan Church, 8445 Greiner Road, Williamsville and the Wesleyan Church of Hamburg, 4999 McKinley Parkway, Hamburg. Cost, $49 includes lunch. Registration, call 674-6363; visit: or e-mail:
Community Services for the Developmentally Disabled, Third Annual Celebrity Game Show fundraiser, 5 p.m., Lucarellis Banquet Center, 1830 Abbott Road, Lackawanna. Corporate or community teams are invited to call Bonnie Besmanoff, 883-8888.

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Professional groups

The New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants Western Regional Members in Industry and Commerce Conference, 8:25 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Holiday Inn-Airport, 911 Brooks Ave., Rochester. Call (800) 537-3635.

The Buffalo Chapter of Project Management Institute, luncheon meeting, noon, Hyatt Regency, 2 Fountain Plaza. Topic: "Belesario Apartment Building Renovation," presented by Carl Paladino, Ellicott Development Co. Tour of the building follows at 1 p.m. Cost, $10 members; $25 nonmembers. To register, visit:

Seminars and classes

Hamburg Continuing Education, "Wills and Estates" seminar, 6-8:30 p.m., Hamburg High School, Room 121, 4111 Legion Drive, Hamburg. Presenter: Robert Friedman, attorney/author. Cost $5. Registration, call 646-3306.