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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

Professional groups

Advertising Club of Buffalo, annual meeting, 6 p.m., Hemingway's, 492 Pearl St. Reservations, visit: www.printnys.org.

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>Tuesday

Professional groups

The Erie Chapter of Medical Assistants, officer installation dinner, 6:30 p.m., Scotch and Sirloin Restaurant, 3999 Maple Road, Amherst. Dinner, 7 p.m. Spouses and guests welcome. Reservations, call Sue Mayer, 692-7124.

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Business groups

The BNI -- Business Networkers, weekly meeting 7 a.m., The Bristol Manor, 280 Center Road, West Seneca. Speaker: Josh Peters, Keller William Real Estate. Information, call Bruce Kaiser, 662-2110.

Biel's Information Technology Systems, annual technology fair, "The Future is at Hand" and customer appreciation open house, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday and 8-11 a.m. Wednesday, 1201 Indian Church Road, West Seneca. Free. Registration, visit: online at www.biels.com or call 675-2121.

Working For Downtown, Annual Awards Luncheon, noon, Statler Towers, 107 Delaware Ave. Program: "Downtown is Booming, How About the Rest of Buffalo?" presented by Richard Tobe, commissioner City of Buffalo Department of Economic Development, Permit and Inspection Services.

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce, Business After Hours event, 5-7 p.m., Buffalo Wild Wings, 5431 Transit Road, Amherst. Cost: Free, members; $25, nonmembers. Reservations, call 632-6905.

Westminster Economic Development Initiative, business mentoring program, 5:30-7 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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Seminars and classes

Insyte Consulting, Principles of Lean Manufacturing with Live Simulation workshop, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., LCO Building, 620 Exchange St., 6th Floor, Barton Room. Cost, $75. Information and registration, call 636-3626.

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership, free educational seminar, 8:30-10 a.m., BNP offices, 665 Main St., Suite 200. Registration and continental breakfast, 7:45-8:30 a.m. Topic: Workers Comp That Works for Everyone, presented by Lifetime Health Business Works. Registration, call Mariah McCurry, 852-7100 or e-mail: mmccurry@thepartnership.org.

SCORE, the U.S. Small Business Administration and the North Tonawanda Public Library, "Starting and Managing Your Businesses" workshop, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., North Tonawanda Public Library, 505 Meadow Drive, North Tonawanda. Cost, $25. Call 551-4301, Ext. 305 or visit www.scorebuffalo.org.

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>Wednesday

Professional groups

Greater Buffalo Building Owners and Managers Association, monthly meeting, 11:30 a.m., Ilio DiPaolo's, 3785 South Park Ave., Blasdell. Lunch, noon. Speaker: Dennis M. Penman, M. J. Peterson Real Estate Corp. and Erie County Industrial Development Agency. Information, call Pat Wittmeyer, 856-3801, or Lois Richter, 856-5700.

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Business groups

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

Powerful You, Women's Network meeting, 6-8:30 p.m., Mind-Body Wellness Center, 300 Center Road, West Seneca. Information and reservations, call Caren, 983-7714 or Donna, 668-6235.

Niagara Frontier Tourism Task Force, 6:30 p.m., Grand Lady Cruises, docked at the Holiday Inn Resort and Conference Center, 100 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island. Reservations, call 934-3775 or e-mail: pforge@verizon.net.

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Seminars and classes

Insyte Consulting, How to Prevent Workplace Accidents workshop, 8 a.m.-noon, LCO Building, 620 Exchange St., 6th Floor, Barton Room. Cost, $50. Information and registration, call 636-3626.

University at Buffalo School of Management's Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, Allstate Minority and Women Emerging Entrepreneurs, Marketing and Networking seminar, 8:30 a.m., Jacobs Executive Development Center, 672 Delaware Ave. Featured presenters: MJ Caliendo, Grayton Co.; Francine Brooks, FB Displays & Designs; and Karen Butterson, Allstate agent, Allstate office, Williamsville. Information contact: Janine Tramont, 885-5715; ormgt-cel@buffalo.edu.

Healthy Wealthy and Wise Corporation, Sales Mastery Course, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Homewood Suites in Amherst, 1138 Millersport Highway, Amherst. Speaker: Derrick Sweet. Cost, $499. Information: e-mail, salesmastery@healthywealthyandwise.com or call, (705) 454-3477.

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>Thursday

Professional groups

The Buffalo Section of the American Society for Quality, plant tour and dinner, 5:30 p.m., Lake Erie Recycling (Metallico), 127 Fillmore Ave., followed by dinner, Chef's Restaurant, 291 Seneca St. Information, visit: www.asqbuffalo.org/web/public_html/index.php; call Doug Golde, 687-3607 or e-mail: godedou@fisher-price.com.

The Buffalo/Niagara Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America, Excalibur Awards, 5:30 p.m., Shanghai Red's Restaurant, 2 Templeton. Information contact Jessica Griffin at 645-3312.

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Business groups

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

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.

Southtowns Business Network, networking breakfast, 8 a.m., Alton's Restaurant, 2221 Transit Road, Elma. Guests welcome. Speaker: Bob Fuller, TerraScapes Landscaping. Information, call Darryl Stacey, 854-1808.

The Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce Apple Corps Networking Group, 8 a.m., Millington Lockwood, 470 Cayuga Road, Cheektowaga. Call the chamber, 684-5838.

Rotary Club of Buffalo, 12:15 p.m., Harbour Club, HSBC Arena. Program: Grant Awards. Call John McClive, 854-3397.

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Seminars and classes

Insyte Consulting, R&D Funding workshop, 8:30-11:30 a.m., LCO Building, 620 Exchange St., 6th Floor, Barton Room. Cost, $25. Information and registration, call 636-3626.

The PACE Program at Houghton College, free Microsoft PowerPoint application training, 8 a.m.-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 Center for Professional Development at Canisius College and Quality Engineering Services, breakfast seminar, 8:30-10:30 a.m., Canisius Center at Amherst, 300 Corporate Parkway, Amherst. Registration, 8:15 a.m. Cost, $20. Reservations, call 862-4600 or visit: www.canisius.edu/cpd.

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>Friday

Business groups

The BNI Circle of Excellence Chapter, weekly meeting, 7 a.m., Marinaccio's Steak and Seafood, 5877 Main St., Williamsville. Program: "Preplanning Your Fall Landscaping," presented by Paul Leous. Information, call Lynn Rybak, 656-9500 or e-mail: lynn.rybak@verizon.net.

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

BNI -- Enterprise Chapter, 7-8:30 a.m., Marinaccio's Steak and Seafood, 5877 Main St., Williamsville. Program: Mortgages Made Easy, presented by Marty Hackford, Mainstream Funding Network. Information, call Dave Raczyk, 894-5794.

BNI -- Prime Time chapter of Business Network International, weekly meeting, 7-8:30 a.m., Brierwood Country Club, S-5324 Rogers Road, Hamburg. Program: "The Rejuvenating Effects of a Facial Mask," presented by Holly Hutchings, Seasons Day Spa. 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.

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>June 27

Business groups

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership, Pre-business Leaders Trip to China familiarization briefing, 5:30 p.m., BNP offices, 665 Main St. Suite 200. Registration, call Charlene Janiga, 852-7100, Ext. 470 or e-mail: cjaniga@thepartnership.org.

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