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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

Engineering Society of Buffalo, officers, directors and committee members meeting, 6 p.m., Alice's Kitchen, 3122 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Reservations, call 873-4455 or e-mail: office@tesb.org.

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>Tuesday

Professional groups

Buffalo Niagara Travel Professionals, monthly dinner meeting, 5:15 p.m., Brookfield Country Club, 5120 Shimerville Road, Clarence. Cost, $26, guests. Reservations and required prepayment, Call Marietta Rizzitello, 834-5628.

The Buffalo Chapter of Project Management Institute, dinner meeting, 5:30 p.m., Hyatt Regency Buffalo, Two Fountain Plaza. Program: "How to Promote Your PM Talent and Expertise," presented by Bill Richardson. Cost: $15, members; $35, nonmembers. Qualifies for 1.5 PDUs. Registration, visit: www.pmibuffalo.org.

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Business groups

WNY Pro 2, business networker's meeting, 7 a.m., Original Pancake House, 2075 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. Speaker: Laura Strauss, Sargent & Collins. Reservations, call Joe Andrade, 417-0070.

The Parachute Group, a networking group for individuals who are in career/job transition, 10 a.m., YWCA, 49 Tremont St., North Tonawanda; Wednesdays, 10 a.m., Harlem Community Center, 4255 Harlem Road, Amherst; and Thursdays, 10 a.m., United Way, 742 Delaware Ave. Information, call 276-1117 or e-mail: parachutegroup@msn.com.

The Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce, P.M. Attitude Adjustment meeting, 5:30 p.m., The Fireside Inn, 205 Central Ave., Lancaster. Information, call the Chamber, 681-9755.

Maryvale Community Education, Notary Public Exam Prep, 7 to 9:30 p.m., Maryvale Community Education Center, 777 Maryvale Drive, Cheektowaga. Information or registration, call 635-4666.

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>Wednesday

Professional groups

Engineering Society of Buffalo, retirees luncheon meeting, noon, Alice's Kitchen, 3122 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Information, call John Beishline, 694-5154 or e-mail: office@tesb.org.

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Business groups

Lancaster Chamber of Commerce, AM Attitude Adjustment, business networking meeting, 8 a.m., Lucky's Family Restaurant, 3400 Transit Road, Lancaster. Call 681-9755.

Buffalo Niagara Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners, networking meeting, 5:30 p.m., Fairdale Banquet Center, 672 Wehrle Drive, Cheektowaga. Program: "How to Make Your Business More Tech Savvy," presented by Renee Cerullo, RL Computing. Cost: $30, members; $35, guests. Reservations, call 580-1135; e-mail: Jamie420@roadrunner.com or visit: www.nawbowny.org.

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Seminars and classes

The Buffalo Chapter of Project Management Institute, Professional Day, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., The Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, 153 Franklin St. Keynote speaker: Bill Richardson. Qualifies for 7 PDUs. Cost: $175, members; $200, nonmembers; $99, students. Information and registration, visit: www.pmibuffalo.org.

The Women's Business Center at Canisius College, free information counseling session for current and potential small business owners, presented by staff from the state Small Business Development Center, the WBC and members of the Service Corps of Retired Executives, noon to 1 p.m., Demerly Hall, Canisius College, 2365 Main St. Information or required registration, call 888-8280 or visit: www.canisius.edu/wbc.

HomeFront's free Home Buyer Orientation Seminar, 6-7 p.m., HomeFront office, 560 Delaware Ave., Suite 101. Featured presenter: M&T Bank. Information and registration, 856-2952 or visit: www.homefrontbflo.org.

Buffalo Building and Construction Trades Council, 2008 WNY Construction Career Days, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., concludes Oct. 9, Operating Engineers Training Facility, 2342 Pleasant Ave., Hamburg. Information, call Gary Bernardo, 913-3895 or John Magney, 864-3195.

Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce and the IDA Leadership Council, Workforce Investment Board, WNY Chamber Alliance, Small Business Administration and SCORE Buffalo Niagara, Small Business seminar, 6:30-9 p.m., UB Center for Tomorrow, Flint Entrance and Maple Road, Amherst. Topic: "Growth Opportunities for Small Business." Registration, call Kelly LoTempio, 551-4301, Ext. 309.

"Fourteen Ways to Preserve Your Assets with the Medicaid Laws," 6:30-8:30 p.m., Hospice Buffalo, 225 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga. Free. Speakers: Robert Friedman, Friedman and Ranzenhofer; Bill Strunk, M&T Bank; Colleen Fitzhenry, New England Financial, and Gina Fedele. Registration, call 631-9999.

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>Thursday

Professional groups

Buffalo Chapter of the Society of Financial Service Professionals, breakfast meeting, 8 to 9:30 a.m., Marinaccios Restaurant, 5877 Main St., Williamsville. Speaker: Daniel Cohen, Coventry. Reservations, call Kathy, 860-5478 or e-mail: buffalochaptersfsp@ buffalofinancialpro.org.

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Business groups

Rotary Club of Buffalo, 12:15 p.m., Harbour Club, HSBC Arena. Program: "Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo," presented by Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker. Call John McClive, 854-3397.

Working For Downtown, Thursdays in the City, a weekly networking event, 5 to 8 p.m., The Stillwater, 483 Delaware Ave.

The Hamburg Chamber of Commerce, Business After Hours, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Waring Financial Group, 38 Lake St., Hamburg. Cost, $5. Reservations, call the Chamber, 649-7917 or visit: www.hamburg-chamber.org.

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>Friday

Business groups

The Circle of Excellence Chapter of BNI, weekly meeting 7 a.m., Hearthstone Manor, 333 Dick Road, Depew. Speaker: Bob Gannon, ACN. Information, call Peter Staskiewicz, 725-1304.

BNI Enterprise, weekly meeting, 7-8:30 a.m., Fairdale Banquet Center, 672 Wehrle Drive, Cheektowaga. Program: Annual Visitors Day. Cost, $15. Registration and information, call Dave Raczyk, 894-5794.

The Hamburg Chamber of Commerce, Continental Breakfast with HealtheLink, 7:30 a.m., Michael's Banquet Facility, 4885 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg. Cost, $25. Required reservations, call the Chamber, 649-7917 or visit: www.hamburg-chamber.org.

Downtown Toastmasters Club, weekly meeting, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Blue Cross Blue Shield Building, 257 W. Genesee St. Free parking. Information, call Patrick Mellody, 997-2522 or visit: www.DowntownTM.org.

Goddess Promotions, Ladies Night Out Expo, 8 p.m., Buffalo's Finest Bar, 2163 Seneca St. Supports small women-owned businesses in Western New York. Tickets: $25 at door or $20 presale at Chique Boutique, 1069 Abbott Road or Caz Coffee Cafe, 688 Abbott Road.Information, call Eva Edukonis, 906-1436 or e-mail: eva@goddesspromotions.com.

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>Saturday

Business groups

Child and Family Services, Ways to Work Loan Program, 1 to 3 p.m., 844 Delaware Ave.Program: "Credit Unions: Behind the Scenes," presented by a representative from St. John United Federal Credit Union. Free. Information and registration, call Child and Family Services Ways to Work Loan Programs, 335-7400.

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>Sunday

Business groups

The Insurance Women of Buffalo, Fashion Show, noon, Hearthstone Manor, 333 Dick Road, Depew. Tickets: $25, contact Carol Robichaud, 681-7640 or e-mail: RAssoci938@aol.com or Joan Knaus, 238-4147 or e-mail: JKnaus@Mercuryinsurance.com.

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>Oct. 14

Seminars and classes

Everywoman Opportunity Center, Job Searching Adventures program, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. through through Oct. 16, in its offices, 899 Niagara Falls Blvd, Amherst. Call 837-2260.

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>Oct. 15

Professional groups

Greater Buffalo Building Owners and Managers Association, luncheon meeting, 11:30 a.m., Chef's Restaurant, 291 Seneca St. Program: "The Status of Green Cleaning Today," presented by James Harris Sr., Janitronics Facility Services. Information, call Pat Wittmeyer, 856-3801; Lois Richter, 856-5700.

The Buffalo Niagara Human Resource Association, annual diversity dinner meeting and monthly chapter meeting, 5 to 8 p.m., Millennium Airport Hotel and Resort, 2040 Walden Ave.,Cheektowaga. Program: "Diversity in the Workplace," presented by Eric Peterson, SHRM. Cost: $22, members; $40, nonmembers. Registration, visit: www.bnhra.org.

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Business groups

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce, Marketing for Small Business Owners Breakfast with the Best, 8 to 9:30 a.m., Amherst Chamber of Commerce, 350 Essjay Road, Suite 200, Williamsville. Speaker: Mitch Flynn, president of Flynn and Friends. Cost, $10, members only. Required registration, call the Chamber, 632-6905.

Speak for Success, a chapter of Toastmasters International, 11:55 a.m.-1 p.m., Auditorium, Calspan Corp., 4455 Genesee St. Call Kevin Leous, 204-5137 or Marie Mullen, 632-7500.

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Seminars and classes

Grand Island Business and Professional Women, Health Seminar, 6 p.m., Holiday Inn Resort and Conference Center, 100 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island. Program: "HPV and Cancer -- You and Your Daughter," presented by Dr. Sherry Bradford, president and founder, Oncology Research Therapeutics. Cost: $25 at door; $20, preregistration. Registration, call 775-5028.

Child and Family Services, Ways to Work Loan Program, 1 to 3 p.m., 844 Delaware Ave.Program: "Credit Unions: Behind the Scenes," presented by a representative from St. John United Federal Credit Union. Free. Information and registration, call Child & Family Services Ways to Work Loan Programs, 882-0555 Ext. 111.

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