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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

Business groups

* Buffalo Executives' Association, noon, Classic V, 2443 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. Guests welcome. Call 852-6916.

* Speakeasy Toastmasters, 7 p.m., Mansard Inn, 3365 Abbott Road, Orchard Park. Call Joe Coughlin, 602-4977 or Mary Haden, 648-2227.

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 Manufacturers Association, President/CEO Roundtables, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., JCC North County Facility, 10807 Bennit Road, Dunkirk; Sept. 20, Pierce Steel Fabricators, 430 N. Seventh St., Olean and Sept. 21, MATCO, 160 Chautauqua Ave., Lakewood. Call 483-1833 or visit:

* 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.

> Tuesday

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:

* The Buffalo Chapter of Financial Executives International, monthly dinner meeting, 6 p.m., Salvatore's Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road, Depew. Program: Geoffrey Genn, administrative vice president, M&T Bank, will present "Corporate Bank Financing." Call Krista Sackmann, (973) 765-1038.

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.

* 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.

* The Amherst Chamber of Commerce, September Business After Hours, 5-7 p.m., Comfort Inn, 1 Flint Road, Amherst. Cost $25, nonmembers; free, members. Call 632-6905.

* 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:

* The Buffalo Chapter of Financial Executives International, monthly dinner meeting, 6 p.m., Salvatore's Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road, Depew. Program: Corporate Bank Financing, presented by Geoffrey Fenn, M&T Bank. Call Greg Setter, 668-0123 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.

> Wednesday

Professional groups

* The Buffalo Niagara Chapter of the Tax Executives Institute, monthly meeting, noon, Chef's Restaurant, 291 Seneca St. Program: Update on N.Y. State Tax Matters presented by Chris Doyle, Hodgson and Russ. Cost $25, members and guests. Reservations, Dan Zapp, e-mail: or call 585-548-2552.

* The Buffalo Chapter of the American Society of Women Accountants, monthly meeting, 6 p.m., Michael Banquet Facility, 4885 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg. Topic: Wireless Information Security. Call Rebecca Baker, 877-3959.

Business groups

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

* The Women's Business Center at Canisius College free information 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:

* Niagara Frontier Tourism Task Force, monthly meeting, 6:30 p.m., Olcott Beach Carousel Park, 5976 Ontario St., Olcott. Reservations, call 934-3775 or e-mail:

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:

> Thursday

Professional groups

* The Buffalo Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants, 6:30 p.m., Chef's Restaurant, 291 Seneca St. Program: Corporate Fraud, Ed Hebst, FBI. Call Joe LaLonde, 585-389-6110 or e-mail:

* Professional Nurses Association of Western New York continuing education program for RNs, 6:30 p.m., Holiday Inn-Amherst, 1881 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. Topic: "Gotta Go, Gotta Go." Reservations, call 839-4075.

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, social gathering and tour, 6-8 p.m., the Market Arcade, 617 Main St. Call John McClive, 854-3397.

Seminars and classes

* Buffalo Niagara Sales and Marketing Executives, Sunrise Seminar, 7:30-9:15 a.m., Millenium Hotel and Resorts, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Program: Every Encounter Counts, presented by Dan Mecca, Abbey, Mecca and Co. Reservations, call 662-2279 or e-mail:

* 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.

* Jamestown Community College's Notary Public Test seminar, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Jamestown Campus, 525 Falconer St; 6 to 9:30 p.m., JCC North County Center, 10807 Bennit Road, Dunkirk. Cost $80. Registration, call JCC's North County Center, 366-2255 or Jamestown Campus, 665-5220, ext. 2409.

> 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: Jerry Carlo, Gerald Carlo, DDS. 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 or visit

* 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

* Western New York Independent Living Project, ADA Training, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Independent Living Project, 3108 Main St. Cost $20. Registration, call Todd, 836-0833, ext. 101.

> Next Sunday

Grand openings/events

* Delavan-Grider Community Center, Hypest Hair and Fashion Show, 4 p.m., Delavan-Grider Community Center, 877 East Delavan Ave. Call Nyeema Quinniey, 896-7021.

> Sept. 26

Professional groups

* Buffalo Niagara Sales and Marketing Executives, dinner meeting, 5:15 p.m., Millenium Hotel and Resorts, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Speakers: Andrew Rudnick, Buffalo Niagara Partnership; Bruce Jankowski, Jamestown Container; Bill Panzica, Butterwood. Cost $21 students; $35 guests. Reservations, call 662-2279 or e-mail:

Seminars and classes

Gloria J. Parks Community Center free 2-session "Bank On It" financial literacy seminar, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays, through Oct. 3, 3242 Main St. Call 832-1010, ext. 224.

> Sept. 27

Seminars and classes

* Brockport State College's Small Business Development Center and Fairport Public Library, Seymour Rudin Small Business Resource Center Program, 7:30 p.m., Elma Gaffney Meeting Room, Fairport Public Library, 1 Village Landing, Fairport. Program: Barry Keesan will present "An Entrepreneur's Journey: Advice for Small Business." Registration, call (585) 223-9091 or visit:

> Sept. 28

Seminars and classes

* The Williamsville Community Education and Consulting Task Force, 3-session "Building Your e-Business" program, 7 p.m., through Oct. 12., Williamsville District Office Training Center, 105 Casey Road, East Amherst. Reservations, call 626-8080.

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