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

>Monday

Seminars and classes

Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Buffalo, "Credit When Credit Is Due" program, 6 to 8 p.m., St. John the Baptist Outreach Center, 168 Chestnut St., Lockport. Free. Call 712-2060 or visit www.cccsbuff.org.

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>Tuesday

Business groups

BNI Business Networkers, 7 a.m., the Bristol Manor, 280 Center Road, West Seneca. Speaker: Christine O'Brien, Blue Sky Promotions. Information, call Bruce Kaiser, 662-2110.

Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Buffalo, "Credit When Credit Is Due" program, 6 to 8 p.m., St. John the Baptist Outreach Center, 168 Chestnut St., Lockport. Free. Call 712-2060 or visit www.cccsbuff.org.

BNI -- Executive Marketing Team Chapter, weekly meeting, 7 to 8:30 a.m., Millennium Airport Hotel and Resorts, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Speaker: Deborah Lamendola, Mary Kay. Information, call Chuck Barrett, 213-4444.

Westminster Economic Development Initiative, business mentoring program, 5:30 to 7 p.m., 271 Grant St. Business mentors provide free advice to entrepreneurs and small business owners located on the West Side. No appointment necessary.

The Monday Quarterback Club, thebusiness group that backs the Buffalo Bills, Preseason Post-Draft Event, 6 p.m., Paul Maguire Club, Ralph Wilson Stadium, 1 Bills Drive, Orchard Park. Program: General manager Marv Levyand head coach Dick Jauron will recap the 2007 draft of collegiateplayers. Emcee: John Murphy, Voice of the Bills. Cost, $15, guests (applicable toward the 2007 membership dues). A light buffet and beverages included; cash bar. Reservations, call 693-3807 or visit: www.mondayqbc.com.

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>Wednesday

Professional groups

The Buffalo Chapter of the National Association of Purchasing Management, 5:15 p.m., Hearthstone Manor, 333 Dick Road, Depew. Dinner, 6:15 p.m. Program "Energy Cost Control: Background and Strategies for Prudent Energy Price Risk Management," presented by Mike Farrell, Constellation NewEnergy. Cost: $22, members and nonmembers. Reservations, call 648-0972; fax 646-1599; or e-mail: napmbflo@adelphia.net.

Independent Association of Accountants, dinner meeting and annual election of officers, 6 p.m., Salvatore's Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road, Depew. Information and reservations, call 674-0636.

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Business groups

BNI -- Priority Marketing, weekly meeting, 7 to 8:30 a.m., Millennium Hotel and Resorts, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Speaker: Harry King, BNI Western New York. Information, call Jim Fitz-Patrick, 597-9847.

The Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce, A.M. Attitude Adjustment Networking Group, 8 a.m., T's Kitchen and Catering, 3580 Walden Ave., Lancaster.

Working For Downtown, Brown Bag Lunch series, noon to 1:30 p.m., St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral, Walker Room, 128 Pearl St. Program: Waterfront Development Project Update, presented by Peter Cammarata and David A. Stebbins of Buffalo Urban Development Corp. Optional lunches, $10. Reservations, call Karen Cranz 842-5383.

WNY Businesswomen Express Network of ABWA, dinner program, 5:30 p.m., Millennium Hotel and Resorts, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Program: "Power Networking -- How it Can Benefit You and Your Business," presented by Kathy Kiesel Flemming, president and CEO, Waterford Village Bank. Registration, call Trish Cwiklinski, 693-0006, Ext. 30, or e-mail: tcwiklinski@calamar.com.

The Hamburg/Orchard Park Business and Professional Women, dinner meeting, 6 p.m., Michael's Banquet Facility, 4885 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg. Program: "Advance Health Care Planning," presented by Dorothy Levitt, Erie County Department of Senior Services Wise and Well Program. Reservations, call 649-5625 or e-mail: APHens@peoplepc.com.

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>Thursday

Business groups

Western New York Business Alliance, breakfast and networking meeting, 7:15 to 8:30 a.m., Millennium Hotel and Resorts, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Call Dave Nestico, 853-0400, or visit: www.wnyba.com.

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

Southtowns Business Network, networking breakfast, 8 a.m., Alton's Restaurant, 2221 Transit Road, Elma. Speaker: Kim Schultz, Elite Lighting. Call Darryl Stacey, 854-1808.

Rotary Club of Buffalo, 11 a.m., Harbour Club, HSBC Arena. Program: Annual Rotary Trade Show. Call John McClive, 854-3397.

Leadership Buffalo, Values Awards Luncheon, noon, Hyatt Regency Buffalo, Two Fountain Plaza. Registration, 11:30 a.m. Tickets, $50. Information or tickets, call 849-2626 or visit: www.leadershipbuffalo.org.

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Seminars and classes

Erie Community College Workforce Development One Stop Center, Spring Job Fair, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., ECC South, 3176 Abbott Road, Orchard Park. Registration, call 825-2525.

SCORE, the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, two-part business planning series, 5 to 7 p.m., concludes May 10, SCORE Conference Center, Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, Lafayette Square. Topic: "Preparing the Plan." Cost, $25. Information and reservations, call 551-4301, or visit:www.scorebuffalo.org.

MicroBiz Buffalo, Intro to Small Business Success: What Every Entrepreneur Should Know About Running a Business, 6 to 8:30 p.m., through May 10, University at Buffalo, South Campus, 205 Diefendorf Hall. Cost, $30. Call Jerry Turcotte, 882-5327 Ext. 7; e-mail: coordinator@microbizbuffalo.org, or visit: www.microbizbuffalo.org.

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>Friday

Business groups

BNI -- Buffalo's First, breakfast meeting, 7 to 8:30 a.m., Millennium Hotel and Resorts, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Speaker: Ken Dengos, Ken Dengos Heating and Cooling. Call Mary Nowak, 565-1500, Ext. 206.

The TIP Club of Buffalo, a networking group open to business professionals, 7:30 a.m., Millennium Hotel and Resorts, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Call Dick Lynch, 684-6301.

Downtown Toastmasters Club, 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. Executive Board Room, 19th floor, M&T Bank, One M&T Plaza. Visit: www.DowntownTM.org or e-mail: info@DowntownTM.org.

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce, 2007 Small Business Awards Luncheon, noon, Samuel's Grande Manor, 8750 Main St., Clarence. Registration, 11:30 a.m. Speaker: Marsha Henderson, University at Buffalo. Cost: $25, members; $30 nonmember. Reservations, call 632-6905.

The University at Buffalo School of Management Alumni Association, annual Wine Tasting and Dinner event, 7 p.m., Salvatore's Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road, Depew. Cost: $40, members and spouse/guest; $50 nonmembers. Information or reservations, call 645-3224 or e-mail: mgt-alumni@buffalo.edu.

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>Saturday

Business groups

The Ken-Ton Chamber of Commerce, Annual Community Trade Show Event, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Lincoln Park Arena, 1200 Parker Blvd. at Decatur Ave., Town of Tonawanda. More than 100 businesses, non-profit organizations, crafters and food vendors participate in this annual community and family-oriented event. Information, visit www.ken-ton.org or call 874-1202.

Sportservice and the Buffalo Bills, 2007 Ralph Wilson Stadium job fair, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Paul McGuire Club, Ralph Wilson Stadium, 1 Bills Drive, Orchard Park. Information, call (716) 312-8799 for more information.

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