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Business calendar

The Business Calendar runs each Sunday in the Business section. Notices of meetings, seminars and workshops of interest to the 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.

> Monday

Professional groups

* The Niagara Frontier Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers, monthly dinner meeting, 5:30 p.m., Como Restaurant, 2220 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls. Cost $20 nonmembers; $18, members. Topic: "Safety Training Techniques with a Game Show Format," presented by the General Mills Training Team. Reservations, call Albert Stutz, 684-3891, ext. 221 or e-mail:

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

Business groups

* Erie County Industrial Development Agency Board of Directors, 10 a.m., ECIDA, 275 Oak St. Call Pat Rogowski, 856-6525, ext. 132.

* Buffalo Executives' Association, noon, Buffalo Convention Center, 153 Franklin St. Guests welcome. Call 852-6916.

* Niagara Frontier Subcontractors Association, 5:30 p.m., Romanello's South Restaurant, 5793 South Park Ave., Hamburg. Dinner 6 p.m. Cost $30. Speaker: Rep. Brian Higgins will present, "WNY Economic Outlook." Reservations, call 875-4627.

* Grand Pioneer Toastmasters, Club Contest, 6:30-9 p.m., My Tomato Pie Restaurant, 3085 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Guests welcome. Call Kevin Saunders, 626-0501.

* Speakeasy Toastmasters, 7 p.m., Mansard Inn, 3365 Abbott Road, Orchard Park. Call Joe Coughlin, 602-4977.

> Tuesday

Professional groups

Western New York Society for Information Professionals, dinner meeting, 5:30 p.m., Dock at the Bay, 3800 Hoover Road, Blasdell. Topic: "Spyware and what you need to do to protect yourself," presented by Computer Associates. Cost, $20 members; $25 guests. Call Louis Callari, 871-2939.
Business groups

The Sales Exchange Club of Buffalo, breakfast networking meeting, 8 a.m., Olympic Restaurant, 4611 Genesee St., Cheektowaga. Call Patrick Metzger, 633-7520.

Seminars and classes

Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Great Lakes Region, 12-session Society for Human Resource Management Learning System Course, 6-9 p.m., consecutive Tuesdays, Canisius Center at Amherst, 300 Corporate Parkway. Call Cynthia Price, 852-4191.

> Wednesday

Professional groups

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

* Buffalo Niagara Professional Alliance 2005 Kickoff Event, 5:30 p.m., Harry's Harbour Place Grille, 2192 Niagara St. Cost $25; students $15. Register online at: www. ation/event_membership.asp.

* Independent Association of Accountants, dinner meeting, 6 p.m., Salvatore's Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road, Depew. Speakers: Gary Bluestein and Deborah Muhlbauers, "Bankruptcy and Changes in the Law." Reservations, call 674-0636.

Business groups

* Western New York Venture Association, business opportunity and investment breakfast forum, 7:30 to 9 a.m., Buffalo Club, 388 Delaware Ave. Presenters: Michael Rodenms, SVS Video Systems and Perry Ciambella and Brian Hurley, Vasplan. Free to members and their first-time guests; nonmembers, call Jack McGowan, 636-3626.

* The Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce, A.M. Attitude Adjustment meeting, 8 a.m., Olive Tree Restaurant, 5240 Broadway, Lancaster. Call 681-9755.

* Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce Business-to-Business Showcase, noon, Holiday Inn--Airport, 4600 Genesee St., Cheektowaga. Register, call 684-5838.

* Buffalo Jaycees, general membership meeting, 6 p.m., Troop I Post 665, Second floor, Hamlin House, 432 Franklin St. Speaker: Susan Daniels, American Diabetes Association.

Seminars and classes

* The PACE Program at Houghton College, free, Teamwork: How Synergy Succeeds workshop, 8:30 a.m.-noon, West Seneca Campus, 810 Union Road. Register,

* SCORE, the U.S. Small Business Administration and Canisius College, "Creating a Winning Business Plan" workshop, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Canisius Center at Amherst, 300 Corporate Parkway, Amherst. Cost, $35. Call 551-4301.

* The Organization of Public Employer Negotiators, employment benefits workshop, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Millennium Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Registration 8:15. Call Jennifer S. Barr, 845-3579.

* Jamestown Community College, Leadership Development Course, 6-9 p.m., continues Sept. 21, Jamestown Campus, 525 Falconer St. Cost is $80. Call 665-5220, ext. 2446.

> Thursday

Professional groups

* Engineering Society of Buffalo, Annual Past Presidents and Engineering Student Scholarship Awards Dinner, 6 p.m., Classics V Banquet--Terrace Room, 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. Speaker: Joseph Mihalich, mens head basketball coach, Niagara University. Costis $30; free to past presidents and scholarship recipients. Reservations, call Tina, 873-4455.

Business groups

* The Western New York Business Network, a networking group for sales professionals, 7:45 a.m., Cafe Aroma, 5529 Main St., Williamsville. Call Hallie at 631-9572 or visit:

* The Rotary Club of Buffalo, 12:15 p.m., the Harbour Club at HSBC Arena, Chuck LaChiusa will speak on Buffalo's Architectural History. For reservations, John McClive, 854-3397.

Seminars and classes

* 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.

> Friday

Business groups

* Buffalo's First Chapter of Business Networking International, 7 a.m., The Old Towne Bistro, 3191 Eggert Road, Tonawanda. New members welcome. Speaker: Bob Timkey, ACN. Call Perry Ciambella at 908-9274.

* Downtown Toastmasters, 7:30-8:45 a.m., M&T Bank Executive Board Room, 19th Floor, One M&T Plaza. Guests welcome. Call Patrick Mellody, 649-3337.

* The TIP Club of Buffalo, a networking group open to business professionals, meeting, 7:30 a.m., Millennium Airport Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Call Tony Calandra, 897-0700, ext. 2227.

Seminars and classes

* The Buffalo Niagara Partnership and Hahn & Associates, Masters in Leadership series, 8 a.m. to noon, consecutive Fridays through Sept. 30, BNP, 665 Main St., Suite 200. Cost, Partnership members, $499; nonmembers, $600. Reservations, call Charlene Janiga, 852-2762.

> Sept. 19

Seminars and classes

* Erie Community College's Employment and Training Center, free 12-hour Microsoft Excel application training, 9 a.m.-noon, continues Monday and Wednesdays through Sept. 28, North Campus, Bretschger Hall, Room B115, 6205 Main St., Williamsville. Registration, call 825-2525.

* The Apartment Council of Western New York, Certified Apartment Manager program, 5:45 to 10 p.m., consecutive Mondays through Nov. 21, Garden Village Apartment Community Room, 70 Garden Village Drive, Cheektowaga. Call Mary Jane Zak, 633-0959.

> Sept. 20

Professional groups

* The Buffalo Chapter of the Project Management Institute, Annual Networking Event, 5:30 p.m., Shanghai Reds Restaurant, 2 Templeton Terrace. Free. Register:

Business groups

* Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce Business Strategies Workshop, 11:45 a.m., China Town Buffet, Banquet Room, 38 Patrick Lane at Dick and George Urban, Depew. Cost $12 members in advance; $16 door and nonmembers. Topic: Generating Sales Without Cold Calling, presented by Carl Davidson. Reservations, call 681-9755.

* Leadership Buffalo, Recruitment Reception for the Class Experience 2006, 5:30 to 7 p.m., CEPA Photographic Gallery, Market Arcade Building, 617 Main St. Cost $15. Reservations, call 849-2626, ext. 17 or e-mail:

Seminars and classes

* Buffalo Job Finder Career Fest, 9-4 p.m., Millennium Airport Hotel Buffalo, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Free career seminars offered throughout the day. Call Liane Lascelle, 849-4498.

* Orchard Park Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours Mixer, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Wyoming County Bank, 3233 Southwestern Blvd. Reservations, call 662-3366.

* Smart Growth is Smart Business, speaker seminar series, 7 p.m., Nichols School, Flickinger Performing Arts Center, 1250 Amherst St. Program: "Creating New Suburban Neighborhoods of Lasting Value," presented by Craig Lewis, The Lawrence Group Town Planners and Architects, Davidson, N.C. Call Phil Haberstro, 851-4052.

> Sept. 21

Seminars and classes

* Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership in the University at Buffalo School of Management, Business Breakfast session, 8 a.m., Jacobs Executive Development Center, 672 Delaware Ave. Topic: "Secure Your Depository Account and Avoid Fraud," presented by Key Bank Corp. Cost $50. To register, call 885-5715.

* SCORE, the U.S. Small Business Administration and Lackawanna Public Library,"Starting and Managing 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:

* Universities of Upstate New York Venture Forum, UNYTECH05, 3:30 p.m., continues Thursday, 7:30 a.m., Buffalo Marriott, 1340 Millersport Highway, Amherst. Cost $75. To register, visit:

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