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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

Business groups

World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara Logistics Council, 8:30 a.m., Knox Room, Buffalo Niagara Partnership, 665 Main St. Program: "Extended Gateway Concept," presented by Prof. Alex Van Breedam of the Flanders Institute for Logistics in Antwerp, Belgium. Reservations, e-mail: Monique Cunningham at mcunningham@
thepartnership.org.

Erie County Industrial Development Agency Board of Directors, 9:15 a.m., ECIDA, 275 Oak St. Call Pat Rogowski, 856-6525, Ext. 132.

The University at Buffalo School of Management Alumni Association, 11th Annual Golf Outing, registration, 11 a.m. for a 12:30 p.m. start, Westwood Country Club, 772 N. Forest Road, Williamsville.Registration: call 645-3224.

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>Tuesday

Business groups

The BNI -- Business Networkers, weekly meeting 7 a.m., The Bristol Manor, 280 Center Road, West Seneca. Information, call Bruce Kaiser, 662-2110.

The Niagara USA Chamber, Sunrise Seminar, 8 to 9 a.m., Vantage Center, 6311 Inducon Corporate Drive, Sanborn. Speaker: Peter Wendel, The Peter Wendel Group. Cost: Free, members; $10, nonmembers. Reservations, call 285-9141, Ext. 24.

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.

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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. Program: Installation of officers for the 2007-2008 program year and present annual scholarship and awards. Cost: $22, members and nonmembers. Reservations, call 648-0972, or e-mail: napmbflo@adelphia.net.

Buffalo APICS -- The Association for Operations Management, plant tour and professional development program, 5:45 p.m., Luvata Buffalo, 70 Sayre St. Cost: $25, members and guests; $15, students. Registration, visit www.apics-buffalo.com or call 648-0972.

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Business groups

BNI -- Priority Marketing, 7 to 8:30 a.m., Millennium Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Speaker:Information, call Jim Fitz-Patrick, 597-9847.

Western New York Venture Association, business opportunity and investment breakfast forum, 7:30 to 9 a.m., Buffalo Club, 388 Delaware Ave. Presenters: Ken Burke, president, Niagara Dispensing Technologies, and Phil Yawman, CEO, Rocket Broadband Networks. Free to members and their first-time guests; nonmembers, call Jack McGowan, 636-3626. Registration, call Jack McGowan or Sandie Ruggiero, 636-3626.

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Seminars and classes

Orchard Park Chamber of Commerce, Opportunity Knocks seminar series, 8 to 11:30 a.m., Bryant and Stratton College, Room 110, 200 Redtail Road, Orchard Park. Cost: $25, members; $50 nonmembers. Required reservations, 662-3366.

KeyBank and Hiscock and Barclay, "Coping with Critical Issues: A 4-Part Luncheon Series for Not-for-Profit Organizations," free lunchtime seminar series to non-profits, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., The Buffalo Club, 388 Delaware Ave. Program: Growing Your Endowment. Lunch provided. Reservations, call Yaminah Stanley, 847-2313 or e-mail: yaminah_stanley@keybank.com.

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>Thursday

Professional groups

CSI, Construction Specifications Institute, Flag Day dinner meeting, 6 p.m., Root Five Waterfront Restaurant, S4914 Lake Shore Road, Hamburg. Reservations, call Jim Grucella, 874-6474.

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Business groups

The Western New York Business Networking Group, 7:45 a.m., Butterwood Bakery, 5409 Main St., Williamsville. Call 553-8883 or visit: www.wnybiznet.org.

The University at Buffalo Business Partners Day luncheon, noon, Adam's Mark Hotel, 120 Church St. Reservations, visit: www.ubevents.org/event/business.

The Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce, Annual Awards Dinner, 5:30 p.m., Millennium Hotel and Resorts, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Reservations, call 684-5838.

The Niagara USA Chamber, Business to Business networking event, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Ball Park Bar and Grill, New Era Park, Transit Road, Lockport. Registration, call 285-9141.

Rotary Club of Buffalo, 6 p.m., Shanghai Red's, 2 Templeton Terrace. Program: President's Party Honoring Rich Adams. Call John McClive, 854-3397.
Seminars and classes

Jamestown Community College, Managing Workplace Issues Under ADA, FMLA and Workers' Comp seminar, 8 a.m. to noon, JCC, 525 Falconer St., Jamestown. Cost: $49, SHRM members; $59, nonmembers. Registration, call JCC's Center for Continuing Education, 338-1005.

The PACE Program at Houghton College, free Microsoft Word II application training, 8 a.m. to noon, West Seneca Campus, Lambein Learning Center, 810 Union Road. Register online: www.houghton.edu/pace/corporate and click on Professional Development Training Schedule to view other training sessions on Microsoft Office applications.

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership, free educational seminar, 8:30 to 10 a.m., BNP offices, 665 Main St., Suite 200. Registration and continental breakfast, 7:45 to 8:30 a.m. Topic: Corporate and Personal Taxes -- Learn How to Pay Less, presented by Merrill Lynch. Registration, call Mariah McCurry, 852-7100 or e-mail: mmccurry@thepartnership.org.

SCORE, the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, second of two-part financial management seminar, 5 to 7 p.m., SCORE Conference Center, Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, Lafayette Square. Reservations, 551-4301.

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Friday

Professional groups

The Machine Shops Association of WNY, Family Night, 6 to 9 p.m., Dave and Buster's, 4545 Transit Road, Williamsville. Information, call Matt Gehman, 824-4359.

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Business groups

The BNI Circle of Excellence Chapter, weekly meeting, 7 a.m., Marinaccio's Steak and Seafood, 5877 Main St., Williamsville. Information, call Lynn Rybak, 656-9500 or e-mail: lynn.rybak@verizon.net.

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

BNI -- Enterprise Chapter, 7 to 8:30 a.m., Marinaccio's Steak and Seafood, 5877 Main St., Williamsville. Information, call Dave Raczyk, 894-5794.

BNI -- Prime Time chapter of Business Network International, weekly meeting, 7 to 8:30 a.m., Brierwood Country Club, S-5324 Rogers Road, Hamburg. Information, call Robert Kell, 652-5818.

Downtown Toastmasters, 7:30-8:45 a.m., M&T Bank Executive Board Room, 19th Floor, One M&T Plaza. Guests welcome. Information, visit: www.DowntownTM.org.

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.

The Buffalo Chapter of The International Association of Administrative Professionals, New York State Division 55th Annual Meeting, 9 a.m., June 15 to 17, Millennium Airport Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Registration, 8 a.m. Information or registration, call Maureen Kirchmyer, 566-2990.

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Seminars and classes

Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Buffalo, "Understanding Your Credit Report" program, 1 to 2:30 p.m., ECC Workforce Development One Stop Center, 3176 Abbott Road, Orchard Park. Registration, call 825-2525 or visit: www.ecconestop.org.

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