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>Monday

Business groups

Buffalo Niagara Sales and Marketing Executives, dinner meeting, 5:15 p.m., Millennium Airport Hotel and Resort, 2040 Walden Ave. Program: "Student Day in the Field," with Jennifer Cisney, Eastman Kodak. Cost: Free, members; $35, nonmembers; $20, students. Registration, call 662-2279.

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>Tuesday

Business groups

WNY PRO, business networker's weekly meeting, 7 a.m., Original Pancake House, 2075 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. Speaker: Susan Pitruzella, HSBC Bank. Reservations, call Joe Andrade, 417-0070.

BNI-Business Networkers Chapter of Business Network International, Visitors Day, 7 to 9 a.m., Dock at The Bay Restaurant, 3800 Hoover Road, Blasdell. Program: "Networking for Profit," presented by Gerry Graczyk, BNI Western New York. Cost, $15. Information, call Nancy Kenlon, 652-0232 or visit: www.bni.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: parachutegroup@msn.com.

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Seminars and classes

The Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce, seminars for high school students highlighting career opportunities in Western New York, 8:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Millennium Hotel and Resort, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Keynote speaker: Scott McManigle. Information, call the Chamber, 684-5838.

The Lake Erie Regional Grape Program, crop insurance informational meeting, 10 a.m., Jamestown Community College North County Center, Room 117, 10807 Bennett Road, Dunkirk. Speakers: Stephen Prutsman, Crop Growers and Charlie Koines, Risk Management Agency. Registration, call Linda, 672-5296.

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>Wednesday

Professional groups

Advertising Club of Buffalo, luncheon program, noon to 2 p.m., Millennium Hotel and Resort, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Program: "Selling Buffalo as a Visitor Destination," presented by Ed Healy and Matt Steinberg, Buffalo Niagara Convention and Visitors Bureau. Cost: $30, members; $45, nonmembers; $25, students. Required reservations, e-mail: scott@advertisingclub ofbuffalo.ccsend.com.

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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.

Canisius College Women's Business Center Women in Networking Program, Speed Networking "Spooktacular," 2 to 4 p.m., Canisius Amherst Conference Center, 300 Corporate Parkway, Amherst. Bring at least 50 business cards. Cost: Free, Women's Business Center clients; $20, others. Registration, call WBC, 888-8280.

The Greater South Buffalo Chamber of Commerce, Chamber After Hours, social networking event, 5 to 7 p.m., Key Bank, 2157 Seneca St. Information, call the Chamber office at 824-9942.

The Lewiston/Niagara-on-the-Lake Rotary Club, Membership Drive dinner meeting, 6:10 p.m., WaterStreet Landing, 115-S Water St., Lewiston. Program: "Eradicating Polio In India," presented by Drs. Ron and June Mergl. Reservations, e-mail: nwebiz@aol.com.

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Seminars and classes

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce, Small Business Bailout, free round-table series to assist small business, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., Amherst Chamber, 350 Essjay Road, Suite 200, Williamsville. Program: Managers from the commercial loan offices of KeyBank, M&T, First Niagara and HSBC will answer questions. Information or registration, call Jennifer Klock, 632-6905.

Eric Mower and Associates and the Buffalo Niagara Partnership, 8 to 10 a.m., Buffalo Niagara Partnership, 665 Main St., Suite 20. Program: "Connecting Consumer Trends to Business-Building Ideas," presented by Sandy Gingerich, Virginia Bates, EMA and Mary Jo Hardy, media director/consumer insight specialist and guests from the local business community. Registration, visit: www.thepartnership.org/Home/HomeLinks/events.

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.

Empire State College's FORUM Management Program Information Session, 5:30 p.m., Empire State College, Niagara Frontier Center, AppleTree Business Park, 2875 Union Road, Cheektowaga. Information or reservations, call Roe, 686-7848 or e-mail: Roe.Liedke@esc.edu.

HomeFront's free Home Buyer Orientation Seminar, 6-7 p.m., Larkin Building, 726 Exchange St. Featured presenter: Lynn Morris, SONYMA. Information and registration, 856-2952 or visit: www.homefrontbflo.org.

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>Thursday

Business groups

Rotary Club of Buffalo, 12:15 p.m., Harbour Club, HSBC Arena. Program: "The Political Scene," presented by Bob McCarthy, The Buffalo News. 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.

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Seminars and classes

Network in Aging of Western New York, 8:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m., Hearthstone Manor, 333 Dick Road, Depew. Program: The findings of the latest interdisciplinary survey-based research from the University at Buffalo's "Four Seasons: Mid-Life and Older Western New Yorkers" project. Cost: $50, Network in Aging members; $65, non-members and $30, full-time students. Information or required registration, call the Network, 829-3712 or visit: www.networkinaging.com.

Marsh, free State of the Insurance Marketplace seminar, 3:30 to 5 p.m., Buffalo/Niagara Marriott, 1340 Millersport Highway, Amherst. Information and reservations, call Sara Smith, 843-4521.

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>Friday

Business groups

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.

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>Saturday

Seminars and classes

Amherst Senior Citizens Foundation, Senior Financial Preservation Symposium and Fair, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Sweet Home Middle School, 4150 Maple Road, Amherst. Information, call 636-3055. Ext. 3125.

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>Nov. 3

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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>Nov. 5

Professional groups

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

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Business groups

Buffalo Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals, monthly networking and dinner meeting, 5:15 p.m., The Columns Banquets, 2221 Transit Road, Elma. Information or reservations, call Denice T. Hughes, 821-0534, or e-mail: denikenny@roadrunner.com.

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