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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

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

Business groups

* Buffalo Executives' Association, noon-1:15 p.m., Buffalo Convention Center, 153 Franklin St. Speaker: United Materials Concrete representative. Call Cheryl Meyer, 852-6916.

* The Chamber of Commerce Niagara Falls, Canada, luncheon, noon, Americana Conference Resort and Spa, 8444 Lundy's Lane, Niagara Falls, Ont. Speaker: Rep. Louise Slaughter. Tickets $25. Call (905) 374-3666.


Professional groups

* Buffalo/Niagara Travel Professionals, monthly dinner and business meeting, 5:30 p.m., Shanghai Red's, 2 Templeton Terrace. Speaker: Gary Tellet, Empire Gold Getaways. Members of the travel industry are welcome. Cost $21 members; $26 guests. Reservations, call Judy Holbok, 689-6900, ext 216 or e-mail:

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.

Seminars and classes

* The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas and the Niagara County Community College Small Business Development Center. Business seminar: "Intro to Quickbooks -- Accounting Software," 8:30 a.m.-noon, DeGraff Community Center, 139 Division St., North Tonawanda. Cost $45. Reservations, call the Chamber 692-5120 or NCCC at 434-3815.

* Canisius College Distinguished Guest Lecturer Series, 7:30 p.m., Canisius College Richard E. Winter '42 Student Center, Grupp Fireside Lounge, 2001 Main St. Speaker: Robert Prazmark, president Olympic sales and marketing, IMG. Free. Call 888-2775.


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:


* Engineering Society of Buffalo, retirees luncheon; noon, Family Tree Restaurant, 4346 Bailey Ave., Eggertsville. Call John Beishline, 694-5154 or e-mail:

* Independent Association of Accountants, general business meeting and annual election of officers, 6 p.m., Salvatore's Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road, Depew. Reservations, call 674-0636.

Business groups

* WNY Biz Group, 8 a.m., Marinaccio's Italian Ristorante, 5877 Main St., Williamsville. Call Jack Finnegan, 830-9254 or e-mail:

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

* Speak for Success, a chapter of Toastmasters International, 11:55 a.m.-1 p.m., Auditorium, Calspan Corp., 4455 Genesee St. Call Kevin Leous, 631-6968, or Marie Mullen, 632-7500.

* Hamburg/Orchard Park Business and Professional Women, dinner meeting, 6 p.m., Michael's Banquet Facility, 4885 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg. Cost $14. Program: "Women in the Military and Her Experience in Iraq," presented by Jeanna Marrano. Reservations, call Diane 627-2593 or e-mail:

Seminars and classes

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

* 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.


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.

* Southtowns Business Network, networking breakfast, 8 a.m., Alton's Restaurant, 2221 Transit Road, Elma. Guests welcome. Speaker: Bob Fuller, TerraScapes Landscaping. Call Darryl Stacey, 854-1808.

* The Orchard Park Chamber of Commerce Spring Awards Luncheon, 11:30 a.m., Orchard Park Country Club, S-4777 South Buffalo Road, Orchard Park. Program: Presentation by John Zach and Susan Rose, News Radio 930 WBEN. Cost $22. Reservations, call 662-3366.

* Rotary Club of Buffalo, 12:15 p.m., Harbour Club, HSBC Arena. Speaker: Susan Grelick, Amherst Town Supervisor. Cost, $13. Call John McClive, 854-3397.

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.

* The Women's Business Center at Canisius College, "Sales and Marketing Essentials" workshop for current and potential small business owners, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Thursdays through May 26, Demerly Hall, Canisius College, 2365 Main St. Cost, $125. Call 888-6650 or visit:


Professional groups

* Independent Insurance Agents Association of Western New York, May luncheon meeting, 11:45 a.m., Ilio DiPaolo's Restaurant, 3785 South Park Ave., Blasdell. Lunch 12:15 a.m., $15. Speaker: Tom Donahue, Buffalo Bills. Reservations, call Barb Duke, 634-1212, ext. 17.

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.

* Lackawanna Chamber of Commerce fund-raising luncheon, noon, Lucarelli's Banquet Facility, 1830 Abbott Road, Lackawanna. Speaker: Congressman Brian Higgins. Tickets $25. Call Michael Sobaszek, 823-8841.

Seminars and classes

* The Buffalo Niagara Partnership Compelling Place to Work seminar, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., BNP, Knox Room, 665 Main St. Speaker: Larry Mietus, Bryant & Stratton College. Cost $100, members; $150, nonmembers. Call 852-7100, ext 470; e-mail: or visit:

* The Amherst Chamber of Commerce Small Business Awards Luncheon, noon, Classics V Banquet and Conference Center, 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. Registration, 11:30. Speaker: Congressman Tom Reynolds. Cost $25. Reservations, call 632-6905.

May 9

Business groups

* Buffalo Executives' Association, Annual President's Dinner, 6:30 p.m., 20th Century Club, 595 Delaware Ave. Speaker: Roberta Gioia. Call Cheryl Meyer, 852-6916.

May 10

Professional groups

* The Buffalo Chapter of Project Management Institute, dinner meeting, 5:30 p.m., Classics V Restaurant, 2443 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. Topic: Panel Discussion: Risk Management." Cost, $10 members; $25 nonmembers. Reservations, visit:


Business groups

* Insurance Women of Buffalo, membership dinner meeting and election of officers, 6 p.m., Park Lane Restaurant, 33 Gates Circle.

Seminars and classes

* Bond Schoeneck and King and NYS Society for Human Resource Management seminar, 7:45 a.m.-4 p.m., Buffalo Hyatt Regency, Two Fountain Plaza. Program: Avoiding Liability for Employment Decisions. Cost $125, BSK clients or SHRM members; $195 public. Qualifies for 6 recertification credit hours for PHR and SPHR recertification through the Human Resource Certification Institute. Call (800) 339-8897; e-mail: or visit

* The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas and the Niagara County Community College Small Business Development Center. Business seminar: "Mastering Quickbooks -- Accounting Software," 8:30 a.m.-noon, Degraff Community Center, 139 Division St., North Tonawanda. Cost $45. Reservations, call the Chamber 692-5120 or NCCC at 434-3815.

May 11

Seminars and classes

* Buffalo Niagara Sales and Marketing Executives Style amd Stress seminar, 7:45 a.m., Millennium Hotel and Resort (formerly Sheraton Four Points Hotel), 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Speakers: Dr. Kent Bart and Amy Remmele, Peak of Success. Cost: $15 members; $25 guests. Call 662-2279 or e-mail: