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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, faxed to 849-4587, or e-mailed to fin@buffnews.com.

>Tuesday

Business groups

The Business Networkers International, weekly meeting, 7 to 8:30 a.m., The Bristol Manor, 280 Center Road, West Seneca. Speaker: Bruce Kaiser, Carter Financial Management. Information, call Jeanne LeGault, 839-1143.

BNI Executive Marketing Team Chapter of Business Network International, weekly meeting, 7 to 8:30 a.m., Millennium Airport Hotel and Resorts, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Speaker: Debbie Frank, LR Frank Insurance. Visitors welcome. Information, call David Cassidy, 633-6050.

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>Wednesday

Business groups

Working For Downtown, Brown Bag Lunch series, "Importance of Creating a Livable Downtown"noon to 1:30 p.m., St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral, Walker Room, 128 Pearl St. Speaker: Jake Schneider, president, Schneider Design Architects. Open to members and guests. Lunches available, $10.

The Northtowns Charter Chapter Express of the American Business Women's Association, monthly dinner meeting, 5:30 to 9 p.m., Millennium Hotel and Resorts, 2040 Walden Ave.,Cheektowaga. Program: "Accessory Ideas for Your Home," presented by Ann Medinac, interiordesigner. Required prereservations, call Tricia Cwiklinski, 833-0962.

The Hamburg/Orchard Park Business and Professional Women, dinner meeting, 6 p.m., Michael's Banquet Facility, 4885 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg. Program: "Everything You Wanted To Know About eBay," presented by Pearl Callahan-Omphalius. Reservations, call Pat, 649-5625 or e-mail: APHens@peoplepc.com.

Powerful You, Women's Network, monthly meeting, 6 to 7:30 p.m., ElderWood Village at Westwood, 580 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca. Program: "Powering Up Your Business Communications," presented by Mary Ann Barone, Lucky 7 Enterprises. Information, call Caren Kolerski, 983-7714, Donna Nichter, 668-6235, or visit: www.powerfulyou.com.

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>Thursday

Business groups

Southtowns Business Network, networking breakfast, 8 a.m., Alton's Restaurant, 2221 Transit Road, Elma. Guests welcome. Call Darryl Stacey, 854-1808.

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>Saturday

Seminars and classes

Neighborhood Assistance Corp. of America, Buffalo Home Buyers Workshop, 9:30 a.m., Knox Church, 2595 Elmwood Ave., Kenmore. Free. Call 834-6222 or (888) 302-NACA.

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>Jan. 9

Professional groups

Western New York Society for Information Professionals, dinner meeting, 5:30 p.m., Hearthstone Manor, 333 Dick Road, Depew. Dinner, 6:30 p.m. Topic: "Business and Competitive Intelligence, Techniques and Research Using the Web," presented by Ellen Reen. Cost: free, members; $25, nonmembers. Call Louis Callari, 871-2939 or e-mail: wnysip@buffalo.com or visit: www.wnysip.org.

The Buffalo Section of the American Society for Quality, dinner meeting, 5:30 p.m., Marinaccio's Italian Ristorante, 5877 Main St., Williamsville. Program: "A Critical Part of the Systems Engineering Approach," presented by Bill Denson, senior research scientist, Corning Inc. Cost, $25. Register visit: www.ASQBuffalo.org.

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>Jan. 10

Seminars and classes

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership, "RainMaking Basics," 8 to 11:30 a.m., Knox Room, 665 Main St. Program: "Trends in Client Development," by Tom Emmerling and Sherry Dellebovi; "Rainmaking Basics," by Donald Hahn; "Struggles of Developing and Thriving Business" by Kenneth C. Gaines and Daniel Oliverio. Cost: $49, members; $79, nonmembers. Registration, Charlene Janiga, 852-2762, Ext. 47,0 or cjaniga@thepartnership.org.

The Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce Job Fair and Expo, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Walden Galleria mall. Booths for Chamber of Commerce members, $95; nonmembers, $125. Corporate sponsorships available. Call the Chamber, 684-5838 or visit www.cheektowaga. org.

The Buffalo Economic Renaissance Corp., University at Buffalo East Side Neighborhood Transformation Project and the U.S. Small Business Administration, technical assistance workshops, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Apollo Media Center, 1346 Jefferson Ave. Topic: "Marketing," Sue McCartney, New York State Small Business Development Center at Buffalo State College. Information, call 881-2013.

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