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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

Machine Shops Association of Western New York, meeting and tour of Copper Turbo compressor, 5 p.m., 3101 Broadway Ave., followed by dinner and cocktails, 6:30 p.m., Banquets by Adams, 204 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga. Call Mike Denz, 894-8282.

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>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-1:15 p.m., Classics V Banquet and Conference Center, 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. Topic: Advanced PC Solutions. Guests welcome. Call Cheryl Meyer, 852-6916.

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.

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>Seminars and classes

Safety and Health Center, "NYS Asbestos Product Monitor Initial," 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., through March 17, Suite 118, 2495 Main St. $650. Call 838-6850.

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Tuesday

>Professional groups

Western New York Society for Information Professionals, dinner meeting, 5:30 p.m., Hearthstone Manor, 333 Dick Rd., Depew. Topic: "Wireless Networking and Security," presented by Bill McGuire and Eric Heuser, Source Technical. Cost: $20 members; $25 nonmembers. Reservations, call Louis Callari, 871-2939.

The Buffalo Chapter of Project Management Institute, dinner meeting, 5:30 p.m., Sean Patrick's, 3480 Millersport Highway, Getzville. Topic: Agile Project Management, Dr. Rajiv Kishore, UB School of Management. Cost: $10 members; $25 nonmembers. Reservations, visit: www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=104924.

The Insurance Women of Buffalo, annual Associates Night, 6 p.m., Fox Valley Club, 6161 Genesee St., Lancaster. Information, call Beverly Cotter, 874-1611, ext. 212.

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>Business groups

Professional Partner Program, Williamsville/Amherst Chapter, business development meeting for health and wellness, business support and personal services professionals, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., Cafe Aroma, 5229 Main St., Williamsville. Call Mike Elkan, 799-0371 or e-mail: mike@uppartnerrs.com.

Sales Exchange Club of Buffalo, breakfast networking meeting, 8 a.m., Olympic Restaurant, 4611 Genesee Street, Cheektowaga. Call Patrick Metzger, 684-8572.

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Wednesday

>Professional groups

Buffalo Niagara Human Resource Association, dinner meeting, 5:15 p.m., Adam's Mark Hotel, 120 Church St. Topic: "The Change to Win Federation -- What it Means to Your Organization" and workshop "How to Remain Union Free," 1 to 5 p.m. presented by Michael J. Stief III, partner, Jackson-Lewis. Registration, visit: www.bnhra.org.

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>Business groups

Buffalo Niagara Sales and Marketing Executives seminar, 7:30 a.m., Millennium Hotel and Resorts, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Program: "The Why, When and How of Trade Show Exhibiting," presented by Francine Brooks, FB Displays and Designs. Cost: $15 members; $25 nonmembers. Reservations, call 662-2279 or e-mail: bnsme@bnsme.org.

The Niagara Area Business Exchange, a business networking group, weekly meeting, 7:45 a.m., Holiday Inn, 515 S. Transit Road, Lockport. Speaker: David Van Schoonhoven, RealtyUSA. Information, call 433-1984.

Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce business after hours get together, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., The Hole in the Wall Restaurant, 7056 Standpipe Road, Perry. Cost, $8. Reservations, call Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce, (585) 237-0230.

Niagara Frontier Tourism Task Force, 6 p.m., Olmstead Center for the Visually Impaired, 1170 Main St. Reservations, call 934-3775 or e-mail: pforge@verizon.net.

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>Seminars and classes

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.

D'Youville College's Students In Free Enterprise, business in athletics management sports panel discussion, 1 p.m., D'Youville College, College Center, 320 Porter Ave. Speakers: Larry Quinn, Sabres; Mike Buczkowski, Bisons, and Jim Overdorf, Bills. Free. Call Erin Donohue, 829-8974 or Barbara Veres, 536-4921.

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Thursday

>Professional groups

The Buffalo Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants meeting, 7:30 a.m., Marinaccio's, 5877 Main St., Williamsville. Program: Business climate in Western New York, presented by Fred Bristol. Information, call Joe LaLonde, 332-6133.

Buffalo Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, breakfast meeting, 8 a.m., University Inn and Conference Center, 2402 N. Forest Road, Amherst. Program: The New Regime in Medicaid Planning, with Laurie Menzies. Reservations call, 204-0304, ext. 307.

The New York State Commercial Association of Realtors, monthly breakfast meeting, 8:30 a.m., Amherst Holiday Inn, 1881 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. Cost, $15 nonmembers. Information, call 668-6875 or visit: www.wnynyscar.com.

Upstate New York Turnaround Management Association, networking and discussion, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., The Buffalo Club, 388 Delaware Ave. Topic: The Turnaround of Bush Industries. Cost: $45 members; $55 non-members. Registration and information, call Sharon Graber 440-6615 or e-mail: smgraber@msn.com.

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Business groups

The Western New York Business Networking Group, 7:45 a.m., Cafe Aroma, 5229 Main St., Williamsville. New members welcome. Call Hallie, 553-8883 or visit: www.wnybiznet.org.

The Buffalo Chapter of Risk Management Association, breakfast discussion, 8 a.m., The Buffalo Club, 388 Delaware Ave. Program: "State of Erie County Finances," presented by Mark Poloncarz, Erie County comptroller. Reservations, e-mail: afunnell@mandtbank.com. Information, call Andy Allaire 662-0301.

Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce, Apple Corps Networking Group, 8 a.m., Millington Lockwood, 470 Cayuga Road, Cheektowaga. Information, call Chamber Office 684-5838.

Rotary Club of Buffalo, 12:15 p.m., Harbour Club, HSBC Arena. Topic: Outer Harbor Development presented by Carl Montante Jr., vice president, Uniland. Call John McClive, 854-3397.

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Seminars and classes

Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce, customer service seminar, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m., Millennium Hotel and Resorts, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Program: "A Passion for Service -- How to Win Customer and Reduce Lost Sales," Bill Drury. Cost $99. Reservations, call chamber 684-5838.

Niagara County Community College Small Business Development Center, winter business tune-up, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Cornerstone Community Credit Union, 6485 S. Transit Road, Lockport. Topic: "Financial Sources and Business Plan Development." Free. Required preregistration, call NCCC SBDC, 434-3815.

The Housing Council, Workshop Series, sponsored by Community Preservation Corp., Session 3, "Eviction Process/Housing Court," 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays through April 6, Daemen College, 4380 Main St., Amherst. Registration, call Michelle (866) 379-3706 ext. 3019 or visit: www.thehousingcouncil.org.

The Niagara County Community College Western New York Corporate Training Center, Partnership for Environmental Technology Education Regional Conference, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., today; 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Holiday Inn, 515 S. Transit Road, Lockport. Fee, $80. Registration and information, call Patti Thompson, (319) 398-5893; e-mail: pthomps@kirkwood.edu or call NCCC Corporate Training Center, 433-1856.

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Friday

>Business groups

Buffalo's First Chapter of Business Networking International, 7 a.m., Millennium Hotel and Resorts, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. New members welcome. Call Harry King, 832-3475.

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

The Downtown Toastmasters Club, meeting and continental breakfast, 7:30 to 8:45 a.m., 19 floor Executive Board Room, M&T Bank, 1 M&T Plaza, Main St. Information, call Patrick Mellody, 649-3337.

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Saturday

>Seminars and classes

Erie County Department of Senior Services, free financial planning seminar, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Hearthstone Manor, 333 Dick Road, Depew. Topic: "Financial Planning for Your Longevity." Reservations, call 858-8544.
SBLI USA Mutual Life Insurance Co. will host an IRS-sponsored Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program for eligible Buffalo residents to prepare 2005 income tax returns, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., today and March 24, Buffalo Customer Center, Walden Galleria, Cheektowaga. Schedule an appointment by calling (866) 787-2226.

You Can Get Published, freelance writing career development workshop, 4 p.m., Market Arcade, Suite 202A, 617 Main St. Speaker: Kathryn Radeff. Cost: $40 Just Buffalo members; $50 nonmembers. Information, registration, visit www.justbuffalo.org or call 832-5400.

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March 20

>Business groups

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

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>Seminars and classes

Safety and Health Center, "EPA/NYS Operations and Maintenance Initial," 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., through March 21, Suite 118, 2495 Main St. Call 838-6850.

Safety and Health Center, "EPA/NYS Project Design Initial," 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., through March 22, Suite 118, 2495 Main St. Call 838-6850.

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