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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.

> Today

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.

> Monday

Professional groups

* Buffalo Niagara Sales and Marketing Executives, dinner meeting, 5:15 p.m., Millennium 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: bnsme@bnsme.org.

Business groups

Grand Pioneer Toastmasters, 6:30-9 p.m., My Tomato Pie Restaurant, 3085 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Guests welcome. Call Kevin Saunders, 626-0501 or e-mail: prospeaker13@spamex.com.

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.

> Tuesday

Business groups

* Business Link, 8-9 a.m., Chamber of the Tonawandas, 15 Webster St., North Tonawanda. Call Keith Ryan, 871-9458 or e-mail: keith@krcommunications.net.

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

* The Apartment Council of Western New York, networking meeting, 5:15 p.m., Garden Village Apartment Community Room, 70 Garden Village Drive, Cheektowaga. Speakers: Bob Freidman, ACWNY legal adviser and Daniel Nyquist, American Red Cross. Call Mary Jane Zak, 633-0959.

Seminars and classes

* The University at Buffalo/Educational Opportunity Center College Fair, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., EOC, 465 Washington St. Call Michelle Kubik, 849-6727, ext. 149.

* 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: www.fairportlibrary.org.

> Wednesday

Professional groups

* Upstate New York Business Continuity Planners, presentation and open forum, 1 p.m., Erie County Emergency Services Operations and Training Center, 3359 Broadway, Cheektowaga. Call Bill Burke, 848-5215 or Jack Saviola, 887-7007.

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.

* 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: www.canisius.edu/wbc.

* Professional Business Women of Polonia, monthly networking and dinner meeting, 5:15 p.m., Magruder's Restaurant, 4995 Broadway, Depew. Cost, $22 members; $25 nonmembers. Call Terry Tucholski, 668-2259.

* Brainstorm, The Communicators Club of Buffalo, networking event, 6 p.m., Off the Wall, 534 Elmwood Ave. Visit: www.brainstormbuffalo.com.

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.

> Thursday

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: www.wnybiznet.org.

* SuccessNet Ken-Ton, 8-9 a.m., Ken-Ton Chamber Office, 3411 Delaware Ave., Kenmore. Call Patti Freling, 435-7163 or e-mail: pfreling@wzrd.com.

* Midrange User's Group of Western New York, dinner meeting, 5 p.m., Chef's Restaurant, 291 Seneca St. Program: HATS/WebFacing, presented by IBM. Cost $20 members; $30 nonmembers. Register at www.mugwny.org.

Seminars and classes

* The Canisius College Center for Professional Development, women's leadership development certificate program, 5:45 to 8:45 p.m., through Nov. 17, Center at Amherst, 300 Corporate Parkway, Amherst. Registration, call 862-4600 or visit: www.canisius.edu/cpd.

> 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. Call Perry Ciambella at 908-9274.

* 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.

> Oct. 3

Seminars and classes

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

> Oct. 5

Business groups

* The Buffalo Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals, October dinner meeting, 5:15 p.m., Classics V Banquet Center, 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. Topic: Dress for Success, presented by Donna Markle, manager, Dress Barn in Blasdell. Reservations, call Kathleen Shepard, 832-5803.

Seminars and classes

* SCORE, the U.S. Small Business Administration and M&T Bank,"Managing a Home Based Business" workshop, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., M&T Bank-Thruway Plaza, Walden at Harlem. Cost, $25. Call 551-4301 or visit: www.scorebuffalo.org.

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