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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

Business groups

Field and Fork Network, Pride of New York, Rich Products, Elmwood-Bidwell Farmer's Market, The Aroma Restaurants, Edible Buffalo Magazine, Yancey's Fancy and NYSAWG, 2009 Annual Farmer -- Chefs Conference, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Byrncliff Resort and Conference Center, 2357 Humphrey Road, Varysburg. Required preregistration, call Christa Glennie Seychew, 812-1615; e-mail: cseychew@yahoo.com. Information, visit: fieldandforknetwork.com or feedyoursoulbuffalo.com.

Energy Curtailment Specialists, Job Fair, 4 to 7 p.m., 4455 Genesee St. (Building 6 in Calspan Complex) to find qualified candidates to fill 20-25 full time positions in Buffalo office. Strong verbal and written communication skills and computer knowledge, with Excel a must. Information, call 711-5453 or visit: www.ecsgrid.com.

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>Tuesday

Professional groups

The Buffalo Chapter of American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME, Career Planning Event, 5:30 p.m., University of Buffalo North Campus, Room 220, Natural Sciences Complex. Cost: $5; Free, students (with I.D.) Speakers: Anne Gaspar, Jacob Briggs, Marco Gatti. Information, visit: www.sections.asme.org/buffalo/newsletter.pdf.

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Business groups

BNI -- Business Networkers Chapter of Business Network International, 7-8:30 a.m., Visitor's Day, Lucarelli's Banquet Center, 1830 Abbott Road, Lackawanna. Cost of room charge, $15/person, includes breakfast. 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. Program: "Protect Your Property Investment with a Professional Inspection," presented by Keith Braun, Braun Signature Property Inspections. 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: Susan Pitruzella, HSBC 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.

ISA -- Niagara Frontier Section, The International Society of Automation, Town Hall Meeting, 2 to 4 p.m., Burchfield-Penney Art Center, 1300 Elmwood Ave. Registration, 1:30 p.m. Speaker: Paul Gruhn, ICS Triplex. Cost: $25, members; $30, nonmembers; $25, students. 2 PDHs awarded. Information and registration, call Susan Engelhart or Joe Cipriani, 651-0050 or e-mail: engelhart@burnscascade.com.

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Seminars and classes

Buffalo Job Service Employers Committee, Business Solutions seminar, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Classics V Banquet Center, 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. The topics include: New York State Department of Labor -- The Shared Work Program; the OSHA Training Grant and the Skilled Training and Education Program, presented by David Hoy, NYS Department of Labor, and David Kaczor, Buffalo and Erie County Workforce Investment Board. Cost, $20. (includes lunch). Information, call Carolyn Bright 851-2750.

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

Business groups

Professional Networking (ProNet) group meeting, 8:30 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.

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.

The University at Buffalo School of Management's Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, open house for individuals interested in the center's Core program, 4 to 7 p.m., Jacobs Executive Development Center, 672 Delaware Ave. The CEL Core program is a 10-month opportunity designed to help Western New York businesses and entrepreneurs improve their bottom line and be successful. Information, call 885-5715, e-mail: mgt-cel@buffalo.edu, or visit: mgt.buffalo.edu/cel.

The HobNob -- 2009's premier Buffalo Niagara networking party, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Pearl Street Grill and Brewery, 76 Pearl St. Featuring the CEO Silent Auction. Information and registration, visit: www.the partnership.org.

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Seminars and classes

The Cattaraugus and Chautauqua County Job Service Employers Committee, "Put Money in Your Pocket," local business seminar, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Inn at Holiday Valley, 6081 Route 219S, Ellicottville. The topics include: New York State Department of Labor --Shared Work Program; the OSHA Training Grant and the Skilled Training and Education Program, presented by David Hoy and Charlie Martindale, New York State Department of Labor. Cost, $20 (includes lunch). Information, call Carolyn Bright, 851-2750.

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.

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>Thursday

Professional groups

The Buffalo Insurance Partnership, Winter Social, 6 to 9 p.m., Frog Hair Indoor Golf Experience, 7800 Transit Road, Williamsville. Cost, $35. Mail reservations and check to Shirley A. Collyer, Northeast Agencies, 2495 Main St., Buffalo 14214.

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Business groups

Rotary Club of Buffalo, 12:15 p.m., Harbour Club, HSBC Arena. Program: The Buffalo Niagara Partnership, presented by Dr. Andrew Rudnick. Information, call John McClive, 854-3397.

The Buffalo Division of RPM Transition Group, networking and career transition for individuals bridging positions, 6:30 p.m., Sole, 5110 Main St., Williamsville. Program: "Government Funded Part-Time Business! No Capital Required -- For Those Currently Employed! Free Training!" Cost, $15, includes dinner. Information and registration, e-mail: information@rpmtg1.vpweb.com

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Seminars and classes

HEALTHeLINK, the Western New York Clinical Information Exchange, "Impact of Health Care Costs on Businesses" forum, 8 a.m., Buffalo Niagara Partnership, 665 Main St., Suite 200. Free. Panelists: James R. Boldt, Computer Task Group; Dr. Bonnie Sunday; Dr. Michael Cropp, Independent Health and HEALTHeLINK board chairman; and Daniel E. Porreca, HEALTHeLINK. Information and registration, call 852-7100.

World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara's 2009 Traders Series, "Trading and Investing with Canada," 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Harry's Harbour Place, 2192 Niagara St. Program: "Investing and Capitalizing in Ontario: A Company Prospective," presented by Kenneth Franasiak, president and CEO of Calamar. Information and registration, visit: www.wtcbn.com.

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>Friday

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. Program: "BNI -- the Cure For the Common Cold . . . Call; Contact: Joel Colombo, 829-7373.

BNI Enterprise, weekly meeting, 7-8:30 a.m., Fairdale Inn and Banquet Center, 672 Wehrle Drive, Cheektowaga. Program: "How To Find The Best Diamond To Fit Your Budget," presented by Judy King, Jewelry By Geno. Information, call Dave Raczyk, 894-5794.

The Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce, legislative round table and breakfast meeting, 8 a.m. Millennium Hotel and Resort, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Cost: $10, members; $15, nonmembers. Information and reservations, call the Chamber, 684-5838.

The Buffalo Division of RPM Transition Group, networking and career transition for individuals bridging positions, 7 to 10 p.m., Amherst Holiday Inn, 1881 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. Program: "SuperClosing Workshop: Get Prospects to Make a Positive Decision! Learn the Two Sentence Pre-Close!" Cost, $20 at door; $15, preregistered. Information and preregistration, e-mail: information@rpmtg1.gmail.

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>Saturday

Seminars and classes

Bryant and Stratton, "Effective Document Recognition: A Guide for the Medical Coder," seminar, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Bryant and Stratton College Professional Skills Center, 2350 North Forest Road, Suite 10A, St. Rita's Office Complex, Getzville. Approved for 6 CEUs. Cost, $199. Registration, call 691-0012, Ext. 314 or e-mail: tlgodert@bryantstratton.edu.

New Covenant Tabernacle, financial seminar, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 345 McConkey Drive, Tonawanda. Program: Financial Fitness, presented by John Terreri, Financial Fitness Coaching. Cost, $30. Registration, call 830-6459 or visit: www.financialfitnessjourney.com.

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>March 2

Professional groups

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

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>March 3

Business groups

The Buffalo Niagara Travel Professionals, dinner meeting, 5:15 p.m., Bijou Grille, 643 Main St. Topic: "Bracing For Tough Times In The Travel Industry: Making Money In Spite of Economic Instability." Cost: $18, member; $23, guests. Reservations, call Cindy Greenfield, 631-0800.

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