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Business calendar

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.

>Tuesday

Professional groups

Buffalo Project Management Institute, dinner meeting, 5:30 to 8 p.m., Hyatt Regency Buffalo, Two Fountain Plaza. Topic: "Leadership Prescription for Front-Line Project Managers: Pace Yourself for the Long Haul." Cost: $15, members; $35, nonmembers. Registration, visit: www.buffalopmi.org.

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Business groups

BNI -- Business Networkers Chapter of Business Network International, 7-8:30 a.m., Lucarelli's Banquet Center, 1830 Abbott Road, Lackawanna. Information, call Nancy Kenlon, 652-0232 or visit: www.bniwny.com.

BNI Executive Marketing Team, business networking group, 7-8:30 a.m., Millennium Hotel and Resort, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Information, call Jeff Murbach, 504-1500 or visit: www.bniemt.com.

WNY PRO, business networker's weekly meeting, 7:30 a.m., Original Pancake House, 2075 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. Speaker: Gary Krull, Gary Krull Associates. Reservations, call Joe Andrade, 417-0070. Information, visit: www.wnypro2.com.

Professional Networking (ProNet) group meeting, 8 a.m., Amherst Chamber of Commerce, 350 Essjay Road, Suite 200, Williamsville. Free to Chamber members and prospective members. Reservations, call Loretta Kaminsky, 632-6905.

Northtowns Chapter 439 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, 1:30 p.m., Harlem Road Community Center, 4355 Harlem Road, Amherst. Information, call Philip Bousquet, 773-7548.

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

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Seminars and classes

Westminster Economic Development Initiative, WEDI, business mentoring program, 4-6 p.m., 271 Grant St. (former library). Free advice to entrepreneurs and small-business owners located on the West Side of Buffalo. Information or an appointment, call Bonnie Smith, 870-6843 or e-mail: bsmith@wedibuffalo.org.

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>Wednesday

Professional groups

Buffalo Project Management Institute, professional development, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Hyatt Regency Buffalo, Two Fountain Plaza. Topic: "Risk Management and the Magic of Axiology." Cost: $99, members; $125, nonmembers (includes lunch). 5 PDU available. Registration, visit: www.buffalopmi.org.

Greater Buffalo Building Owners and Managers Association, luncheon meeting, 11:30 a.m., Pearl Street Grill, 76 Pearl St. Lunch, noon. Program: Updates in the Handling of Asbestos, presented by Peter DeLucia, AAC Contracting. Information, call Pat Wittmeyer, 856-3801.

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Business groups

Buffalo-Niagara Chapter of the Tax Executive Institute, 7:30 a.m., Millennium Hotel and Resort, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Topic: State and Local Tax Update.

The law firm Jaeckle Fleischmann and Mugel, and InfoTech Niagara, "Internet Gripe Sites, Everything You Wanted to Know but Were Afraid to Ask," breakfast briefing, 8:30 to 10 a.m., Jaeckle Fleischmann's Buffalo office, 12 Fountain Plaza. Cost: $5, ITN member; $15, nonmember. Information or registration, visit: www.infotechniagara.org/events.

The Buffalo/Niagara Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America, free "Get to Know PRSA" information session, 8:30-9:30 a.m., Starbucks Coffee, 5429 Main St., Williamsville. Information or registration, call Brenda Schwamborn, 879-0942; e-mail: b_schwamborn@msn.com or visit: www.prsabuffaloniagara.org.

The Western New York Association of Retired Law Enforcement Personnel, quarterly meeting, 10 a.m., Magrugers Restaurant, 4995 Broadway Ave., Depew. Information, call Dick Zolnowski, 685-3247.

The Parachute Group, a networking group for individuals who are in career/job transition, 10 a.m., Harlem Community Center, 4255 Harlem Road, Amherst. Information, call 276-1117 or e-mail: parachutegroup@msn.com.

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.

Niagara Falls Chapter of The American Business Womens Association Niagara Falls, monthly dinner meeting, 5:30 p.m., Crowne Plaza Hotel, Third Street, Niagara Falls. Program: "Generation Works." Cost, $25. Information and reservations, call Marilyn, 285-3913 or visit: abwaniagara.com.

HomeFront's free home buyer orientation seminar, 6-7 p.m., HomeFront Inc., 560 Delaware Ave., Suite 101. Registration, 856-2952.

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Seminars and classes

The Buffalo District Office of the Small Business Administration, free "How to Obtain a GSA Federal Supply Schedule" workshop, 8:30 a.m. to noon, SBA Buffalo District Office, 540 Niagara Center, Room 423, 130 S. Elmwood Ave. Registration, call Pamela Andolina, 551-4301, Ext. 301, or e-mail: Pamela.andolina@sba.gov.

The Women's Business Center at Canisius College, free information counseling session for current and potential small-business owners, 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.

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>Thursday

Professional groups

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers joint meeting with Air and Waste Management Association, networking and dinner meeting, 5:30 p.m., Marinaccio's Restaurant, 5877 Main St. Williamsville. Program: "Wind Power Transmission Impacts," presented by David Flynn, Phillips Lytle. Cost: $35. 1 PDH (pending). Reservations, call Bill Klepser, 839-3525 or e-mail: klepserw@asme.org.

The Buffalo Section of the American Society for Quality joint meeting with ASM International, dinner meeting, 5:30 p.m., Chef's Restaurant, 291 Seneca St. Program: "Design of Experiments Taguchi Method," presented by Dave Auda, AVOX Systems. Information and reservations, call Doug Golde, 687-3607; e-mail:
godedou@fisher-price.com.

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Business groups

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

Northpointe Toastmasters, a chapter of Toastmasters International, noon to 1 p.m., ATTO Technology, 155 Crosspoint Parkway, Amherst. Information, call 689-8139 or visit: northpointe.freetoasthost.net.

Canisius College Richard J. Wehle School of Business and the Canisius Entrepreneurs Organization, lecture, 4 p.m., Montante Cultural Center, Main St. Free. Program: "How to Outwit Your Global Future," presented by Douglas C. Pileri, vice president, IBM. Information, call the Office of Public Relations, 888-2790.

HomeFront's free home owner seminar, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., HomeFront Inc., 560 Delaware Ave., Suite 101. Registration, 856-2952 or visit: www.homefrontbflo.org.

The Buffalo Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants, 6:30 p.m., Chef's Restaurant, 291 Seneca St. Program: Managing A/R and Delinquent Accounts, presented by Bob Ingold, Commercial Collections. Cost, $25. Reservations, call Dave Shia, 681-1973, Ext. 205.

Buffalo Division of RPM Transition Group, networking and career transition for individuals bridging positions, 7 p.m., Amherst Holiday Inn, 1881 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. Free. To preregister, e-mail: information@rpmtg1.gmail.

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>Friday

Professional groups

The Niagara Frontier Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers, luncheon meeting, noon, DiVal Safety Training Center, 2995 Grand Island Blvd., Grand Island. Program: "Occupational Lead Exposure Control in Construction and Industry," presented by Don Dustin, Quality Risk Solutions. Required reservations, call Al Stutz, OSHA, 551-3053, Ext. 221 or e-mail: stutz.al@dol.gov.

The Network in Aging of Western New York, 10th Annual Town Hall Meeting on Aging Issues, 1 to 3:30 p.m., Cheektowaga Senior Center, 3349 Broadway, Cheektowaga. Registration, 12:30 p.m. For practitioners and service providers in the field of aging, and other interested individuals.. Individuals wishing to speak, call 829-3712 or e-mail: jll7@acsu.buffalo.edu. Registration, visit: www.NetworkInAging.com.

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>Business groups

BNI, Buffalo's First Chapter, networking meeting, 6:30-8:30 a.m., Wegmans, Sheridan Drive and Essjay Road, Amherst, upstairs conference room. Reservations, call Joel Colombo, 829-7373.

The BNI-Circle of Excellence Chapter, networking meeting, 6:45-8:30 a.m., Fairdale Inn and Banquet Center, 672 Wehrle Drive, Cheektowaga. Information, call Peter Staskiewicz, 725-1304.

BNI Enterprise, weekly meeting, 7-8:30 a.m., Fairdale Inn and Banquet Center, 672 Wehrle Drive, Cheektowaga. Information, call Dave Raczyk, 894-5794.

Downtown Toastmasters Club, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., BlueCross BlueShield, 257 W. Genesee St. Free parking in the visitor's lot. Information, e-mail: info@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.

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Seminars and classes

U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Labor-Management Standards, union officers recordkeeping and reporting requirements workshop, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Niagara Center, 130 South Elmwood Ave., Room 423. Free. Required registration, call 842-2900.

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>Saturday

Seminars and classes

The Erie County Fair Housing Partnership's Predatory Lending Task Force, "Holding on to Your Home in Today's Uncertain Economy" workshop, 9:30 a.m., Harlem Road Community Center, 4255 Harlem Road, Amherst. Free. Information, call Sandra Becker, Belmont Housing Resources for WNY, 884-2358, Ext. 114/TDD 711.

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