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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Erie County Industrial Development Agency Board of Directors, 9:15 a.m., ECIDA, 275 Oak St. Call Carrie A. Hocieniec, 856-6525, Ext. 136 or e-mail: email@example.com.
The Monday Quarterback Club, the business group that backs the Buffalo Bills, luncheon, 11:45 a.m., HSBC Arena, One Seymour H. Knox III Plaza. Program: Harry Jacobs, former Bills middle linebacker and president of the Bills Alumni, will present the Distinguished Citizen of the Year Award to Dr. Andrew Cappuccino, a Bills team physician. Information, call 693-3807 or visit: www.mondayqbc.com.
Northtowns Chapter 439 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees, membership meeting, 1:30 p.m., Harlem Road Community Center, 4255 Harlem Road, Amherst. Program: Officers will discuss premium increases for the Federal Employees Health Benefit Program and Al Vaughters, Call for Action reporter, Channel 4, will speak. Information, call Philip Bousquet, 773-7548.
Seminars and classes
The Canisius College Center for Professional Development, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification Course, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., through Oct. 22, Nov. 17-19 and Dec. 16-19, Canisius College Conference Center, 300 Corporate Parkway, Amherst. Cost, $3,500. Information, call the Center, 862-4600 or visit: www.canisius.edu/cpd.
HomeFront's free Home Buyer Orientation Seminar, 6-7 p.m., HomeFront office, 560 Delaware Ave., Suite 101. Featured presenter: Evans Bank. Information and registration, 856-2952 or visit: www.homefrontbflo.org.
The Niagara Frontier Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers, monthly meeting, 5:30 p.m., Protocol Restaurant, 6766 Transit Road, Cheektowaga. Program: "2009 OSHA Update," presented by Gordon DeLeys, OSHA. Cost, $20. Required reservations, call Al Stutz, 551-3053, Ext. 221 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Erie Chapter of Medical Assistants, 6:30 p.m., Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Ground Floor Board Room, 1540 Maple Road, Williamsville. Program: Hormone Replacement Therapy, presented by Dr. Diane Sutter and celebration of Medical Assistants Recognition Week, Oct. 20-24. Information, call Mary Schmeltzer, 681-1796.
WNY PRO 2, business networker's weekly meeting, 7 a.m., Original Pancake House, 2075 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. Speaker: Kathleen Codick, Primerica Financial Services. Reservations, call Joe Andrade, 417-0070.
BNI Executive Marketing Team, business networking group, 7 to 8:30 a.m., Millennium Airport Hotel and Resort, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Program: How to Alleviate Pain, presented by Dr. Alison Cummings, Inner Balance Chiropractic. Information, call Jeff Murbach, 504-1500 or visit: www.bniemt.com.
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: email@example.com.
The Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce, Lunch and Learn program, noon to 1:30 p.m., Eddie Ryan's Restaurant, 50 Central Ave. Lancaster. Topic: "Direct Mail Solutions," presented by Steve Rost, Practical Type. Cost: $12, members with advance payment; $15, at door/nonmembers. Reservations, call the Chamber, 681-9755.
The Amherst Chamber of Commerce, Business After Hours, 5 to 7 p.m., Verbena Restaurant, 930 Maple Road, Amherst. Cost: Free, Amherst Chamber members; $25, non-members. Required reservations, call the Chamber, 632-6905 or visit: www.amherst.org.
The CFA Society of Buffalo, luncheon meeting, 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., The Buffalo Club, 388 Delaware Ave. Speaker: Tim McGee, U.S. Trust Bank of America Private Wealth Management. Cost, $35. Information and reservations, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lancaster Chamber of Commerce, AM Attitude Adjustment, business networking meeting, 8 a.m., Lucky's Family Restaurant, 3400 Transit Road, Lancaster. Call 681-9755.
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.
Seminars and classes
The Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce, the Small Business Administration and SCORE, "Starting and Managing a Small Business" seminar, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Millennium Hotel and Resort, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Required registration and information, call SCORE, 551-4301, or visit: www.scorebuffalo.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.
The University at Buffalo School of Management's Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, information session for women and minority business owners interested in the 2009 Allstate Minority and Women Emerging Entrepreneurs program, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., Jacobs Executive Development Center, 672 Delaware Ave. Information, call 885-5715, Ext. 30, or e-mail: email@example.com.
The Jamestown Community College, NYS Small Business Development Center, small business seminars, 5 to 7 p.m., Jamestown Community College, Olean Campus, Room 308, Library and Liberal Arts Building. Topic: "Business Taxes and Record Keeping." Cost, $10. Registration, call 376-7037.
The Greater South Buffalo Chamber of Commerce and the Ibero-American Action League, 60-hour small business training course, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesday, Entrepreneurial Assistance Program Center, 2019 Seneca St. Information and registration call, 824-9942.
Maryvale Community Education, "How To Be A Landlord" course, 6:30 to 9 p.m., Maryvale Community Education Center, 777 Maryvale Drive, Cheektowaga. Information or registration, call 635-4666.
The Buffalo Niagara Human Resource Association, educational workshop, 1 to 3 p.m., Millennium Airport Hotel and Resort, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Program: "Ten Background Screening Techniques to Track in 2008," presented by Nick Fishman, employeescreenIQ. Cost: $30, members; $40, nonmembers. Information and registration, visit: www.bnhra.org.
The Western New York Paralegal Association, Mentor Reception for all active, associate and student members interested in becoming part of the program, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Pearl Street Grill and Brewery, 76 Pearl St. Reservations, e-mail: Michelle Coxford: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Working For Downtown, Thursdays in the City, a weekly networking event, 5 to 8 p.m., The Stillwater, 483 Delaware Ave.
Seminars and classes
The Canisius College Center for Professional Development, Problem-Solving Course, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., through Friday, 300 Corporate Parkway, Amherst. Cost, $699. Information or registration, call Center for Professional Development, 888-8490 or visit: www.canisius.edu/cpd.
The Western New York Venture Association, Angel Investing Education workshop, 8 a.m. to noon, The Saturn Club, 977 Delaware Ave. Cost: $40, WNYVA members; $50, nonmembers. Required registration, call, 636-3626; e-mail: email@example.com or visit: www.wnyventure.com to download brochure/registration form.
The Buffalo Section of the American Society for Quality, dinner and educational meeting, 5:30 p.m., Magruders Restaurant, 4995 Broadway, Depew. Program: "HALT (Highly Accelerated Life Tests) used in design and HASS (Highly Accelerated Stress Screens) used in manufacturing,"presented by Dr. Gregg Hobbs. Cost: $25, SRE and ASQ RD members; $30, nonmembers; $20, students. Registration, call Dave Auda 686-1548 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University at Buffalo School of Management and the UB Law School, Gerald S. Lippes Speaker Series, 7:30 p.m., UB Center for the Arts, Screening Room, North Campus, Amherst. Program: "The Current Financial Crisis: How Did We Get Here? Where Are We Going?" Free. Information, call 645-3204 or e-mail: email@example.com.
BNI -- Circle of Excellence, networking meeting, 6:45 to 8:30 a.m., Fairdale Banquet Center, 672 Wehrle Drive, Cheektowaga. Program: Estate Planning, presented by Jim Vallone. Information, call Peter Staskiewicz, 725-1304.
Downtown Toastmasters Club, weekly meeting, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Blue Cross Blue Shield Building, 257 W. Genesee St. Free parking. Information, e-mail: info@DowntownTM.org or 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.
Seminars and classes
The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Labor-Management Standards, free one-day Conducting Local Union Officer Elections, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Niagara Center, 130 S. Elmwood Ave., Room 423. Required registration, call 842-2900.
The Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute, seminar, 11 a.m., Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute, Flickinger Seminar Suite, 700 Ellicott St. Topic: "The Automated Classification of Protein Crystal Images," presented by Ming Jack Po, Columbia University. Information, call 898-8600.
Seminars and classes
The Community Foundation, Western New York Environmental Alliance environmental congress 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Crosby Hall, University at Buffalo South Campus. Topic: WNY Assessment: Who's doing what for the environment and which issues are key? Registration, call Linda Montileone, 852-2857 or e-mail: LindaM@cfgb.org.
Re-Tree WNY and the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, free training sessions. 9 to 11 a.m., Parkside Lodge, Buffalo Olmsted Conservancy, 84 Parkside Lodge. Registration, call 838-1249 Ext. 15 and 1 to 3 p.m., The Park School, 4625 Harlem Road, Snyder. Information, call 888-9766 or visit: www.re-treewny.org or www.buffaloolmstedparks.org.
Binational Tourism Alliance, Niagara By Design Speaker Series, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.,Inniskillen Winery, 1499 Line 3, off of Niagara Parkway, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. Program: "Why Architecture Is Important," Lynn Osmond, Chicago Architecture Foundation. Cost, $35/person, includes reception, wine, hors d'oeuvres and site tour. Tickets, call 888-849-5834 or visit: www.doorsopeniagara.com.