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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

The Western New York National Contract Management Association, dinner meeting, 5:30 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn, Buffalo Airport, 4201 Genesee St., Cheektowaga. Program: "Transformation in the Defense Contract Management Agency," presented by Daniel Caterisano, Defense Contract Management Agency. Cost $20. Required reservations, call Terry McInerney 875-4091, ext. 203 or e-mail: tmcinerney@surmet.com.

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>Business groups

Buffalo Executives' Association, noon-1:15 p.m., Brierwood Country Club, S-5324 Rogers Road, Hamburg. Program: Shred-It. Guests welcome. Call Cheryl Meyer, 852-6916.

The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority, board meeting, 12:30 p.m., NFTA Board Room, 6th floor, 181 Ellicott St.

Buffalo Niagara Sales and Marketing Executives, dinner meeting, 5:15 p.m., Millennium Hotel and Resorts, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Program: "Greatest Challenge in Sales and Marketing," presented by Bill Bonstetter, Target Training. Cost: $21 students; $30 guests. Reservations, call 662-2279 or visit: bnsme@bnsme.org.

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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*Tuesday

>Professional groups

The Pennsylvania New York Border Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management, professional development meeting, 5:30 p.m., Marvin House, 2 W. Fifth St., Jamestown. Program: "The Human Resource Performance Scorecard," presented by Ken Moore, Ken Moore and Associates. Cost: $15 members; $20 nonmembers. Reservations, call Leah Porsley, 484-0590 or visit: www.panyshrm.org.

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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, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Cafe Aroma, 5229 Main St., Williamsville. Call Mike Elkan, 799-0371 or e-mail: mike@up-partners.com.

SBLI USA Mutual Life Insurance Co. will host an Nutrition Health Fair, 8-10:30 a.m.,Buffalo Customer Center, next to J.C. Penney, Walden Galleria, Cheektowaga.

The Greater South Buffalo Chamber of Commerce, member networking meeting, 4-5 p.m., Chamber office, 2019 Seneca St. Information, call David Fildes or Elizabeth O'Brien, 824-9942.

The Transportation Club of Buffalo, annual dinner, 6 p.m., Samuel's Grande Manor, 8750 Main St., Williamsville. Program: Presentation of student scholarships and Member of the Year awards. Cost: $75 members; $65 retired members. Reservations, call 446-0502.

U.B. Toastmasters, 6 p.m., University at Buffalo North Campus, 250 Student Union, Amherst. Call Renee Brennan, 882-1041 or e-mail: reneemarie@gmail.com.

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>Seminars and classes

Cornell University Industrial and Labor Relations Labor Programs -- Buffalo, Women and Work -- Strategies for Leadership and Progress forum, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Temple Beth Zion, Rabbi Fink Auditorium, Room C, 805 Delaware Ave. Tickets, $20. Information, call 852-4191, ext. 104 or e-mail: rdp2@cornell.edu.

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*Wednesday

>Professional groups

The Niagara Frontier Chapter of Construction Financial Management Association, roundtable discussion, 7:30 a.m., Holiday Inn-Amherst, 1881 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. Moderator: Jim Camarre, CFO, Mollenberg-Betz. Cost: $20 members; $25 nonmembers. Mail check payable to CFMA to: Daniel E. Sarzynski, Esq., Rupp, Baase, Pfalgfraf, Cunningham and Coppola, 1600 Liberty Building, Buffalo, 14202. Information, call Daniel Sarzynski, 854-3400 or e-mail: sarzynski@ruppbaase.com.

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>Business groups

The Business Networking International Williamsville, 7 a.m., Millennium Hotel and Resorts, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Visitors welcomed. Call Stephen Mayo, 362-2425.

Sisters of St. Francis at Stella Niagara, project planning meeting for the Niagara Frontier Faith Heritage Trail, 4 p.m., Center of Renewal Retreat and Conference Center, 4421 Lower Road, Stella Niagara. Reservations, call the Center 754-7376.

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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.

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*Thursday

>Business groups

Niagara Networking Group, breakfast meeting, 7:30-8:45 a.m., Perkins Restaurant, 1785 Military Road, Niagara Falls. Visit: www.niagaranetworking.com.

Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce, membership luncheon, noon, Millennium Hotel and Resorts, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Call the Chamber, 684-5838.

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>Seminars and classes

The American Institute of Real Estate Exchangors, free workshop, 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Millennium Hotel and Resorts, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Topic: Creating Wealth Through Real Estate Exchanges," presented by Russell J. Gullo. Reservations, call 675-7676.

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

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce, Legislative Reception, 5-7:30 p.m, chamber offices, 350 Essjay Road, Suite 200, Suburban Solutions Center, Amherst. Reservations, call 632-6905.

The Housing Council, Fundamentals of Operating Rental Property in Erie County Workshop Series, sponsored by Community Preservation Corp., Session 5, "Financing Basics," 6:30-8:30 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.

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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.

Brainstorm--The Communicators Club of Buffalo, 2006 WNY ADDY Awards Show, 6 p.m., Statler Towers, 107 Delaware Ave. Call Tricia Barrett, 856-2932, ext. 230 or e-mail: tricia.barrett@crowleywebb.com.

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*Saturday

>Professional groups

School Librarians Association of Western New York (SLAWNY), Spring Sharing Conference, 8 a.m., Hamburg High School, 4111 Legion Dr., Hamburg. Registration, 7:30 a.m. Program: Inquire at your library. Barbara Stripling, keynote speaker. Cost $35.

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>Seminars and classes

The Buffalo Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals, administrative professional workshop, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Bryant and Stratton College, Southtowns Campus, 1214 Abbott Road, Lackawanna. Topics: Office Ergonomics; The Internet, Downloading Files and Pictures; Travel Tips and Web Design. Speaker: Marsha Henderson, vice president for external affairs, University at Buffalo will present, "Being Connected." Call Gerri Kozlowski, 662-0512 or e-mail: gerrikoz@wmconnect.com.

County Legislators George A. Holt Jr. and Demone A. Smith, EEO Director Jackie Stove and County Executive Joel Giambra host a minority and women business owners contract forum, 10 a.m. to noon, Erie Community College Auditorium, City Campus, 121 Ellicott St. Call 842-0490.

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*April 3

Professional groups

Engineering Society of Buffalo, officers, directors and committee members, 6 p.m., Rizzo's Restaurant, 2763 Eggert Road, Tonawanda. Reservations, call Tina, 873-4455 or e-mail: office@tesb.org.

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Seminars and classes

LifeStyle's Enterprizes, Stress Management Trainer's Certification workshop, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., through April 5, Unity Southtowns Church, 2991 Southwestern Blvd., Orchard Park. Facilitators: Dr. Patricia Crane and Rick Nichols. Information, call 800-969-4584 or registration, visit: www.successforbiz.com/biz/stressmanagement.htm.

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*April 4

>Professional groups

The Western New York Chapter of Information Systems Audit and Control Association, Audit of Web Applications presentation, noon, Holiday Inn -- Amherst, 1881 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. Topic: Top Ten Most Critical Web Application Security Vulnerabilities. Cost $20, members/nonmembers; $15, students. Reservations, call Carol Lazarus, 645-5000, ext. 1243 or e-mail: clazarus@business.buffalo.edu.

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*April 5

>Professional groups

New York State Business Travel Association, corporate travel symposium, 7:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m., Holiday Inn-Batavia, 8250 Park Road, Batavia. Topic: "Dynamic Solutions To Corporate Travel." Cost: $75, members; $85, nonmembers. Call Kathy Hall-Zientek, 687-5412 or visit: www.nysbta.org.

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

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Business groups

Western New York Venture Association, business opportunity and investment breakfast forum, 7:30-9 a.m., Buffalo Club, 388 Delaware Ave. Presenters: Darold Wobschall, Esensors Inc. and Linda Stevenson, LucidityWorks. Free to members and their first-time guests. For reservations and nonmembers, call Jack McGowan or Sandie Ruggiero, 636-3626.

Canisius College Masters of Business Alumni Association, 8 a.m., The Buffalo Club Crystal Room, 388 Delaware Ave. Program: "Business Plan for Buffalo -- First Four Years," presented by Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown. Cost: $10, MBAA members; $15, nonmembers. Reservations, call 888-2140.

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Seminars and classes

People Inc., Parent Network of Western New York and the Early Childhood Direction Center, positive communication workshop, 7-9 p.m., continues Thursday, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Millennium Hotel and Resorts, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Topic: "An Evening with Eric P. Harwig." Registration, call 817-7484 or visit: www.people-inc.org.

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