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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 Kim, 873-4455 or e-mail: office@tesb.org.

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Business groups

Buffalo Executives Association, noon, Shanghai Reds Restaurant, Two Templeton Terrace.Program: Spring Roll Call. Information, call Cheryl Samilio Meyer, 852-6916.

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Seminars and classes

HomeFront's free home buyer orientation seminar, 6-7 p.m., HomeFront Inc., 560 Delaware Ave., Suite 101. Presenter: M&T Bank. Registration, 856-2952.

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>Tuesday

Business groups

BNI -- Business Networkers Chapter of Business Network International, 7-8:30 a.m., Lucarelli's Banquet Center, 1830 Abbott Road, Lackawanna. Speaker: Kevin Gibson, CPA. 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: "Healthy Tips for Smarter Shopping and Better Eating," presented by June Knoerzer, Nutrition in Balance. 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: Joe Andrade, Primerica Financial Services. Reservations, call Joe Andrade, 417-0070. Information, visit: www.wnypro2.com.

Professional Networking (ProNet) group meeting, 8:30 a.m., March 3, 4, 5 and 10; Amherst Chamber of Commerce, 350 Essjay Road, Suite 200, Williamsville. Free to Chamber members and prospective members. Reservations, call Loretta Kaminsky, 632-6905.

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.

The Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce, monthly P.M. Attitude Adjustment, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Elma Towne Grille, 6650 Clinton St., Elma. Information, call the Chamber, 681-9755.

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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, call Bonnie Smith, 870-6843 or e-mail: bsmith@wedibuffalo.org.

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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.

The Buffalo Association for Operations Management, APICS, Top Management Night meeting, 5:30 p.m., Salvatore's Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road, Depew. Program: "Benchmarking Your Company to Class A Best Practices," presented by Ron Ireland, Oliver Wight Americas. Dinner, 6:30 p.m. Cost: $45, members and guests; $30, students. Registration, Nancy Boyd Haley,648-0972 or visit: www.apics-buffalo.com.

The Independent Association of Accountants of New York, tax season round table dinner meeting, 6 p.m., Salvatore's Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road, Depew. Information and reservations, call 674-0636.

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Business groups

WNY Enhanced Benefit Systems Coalition, 8 to 9 a.m., Lockport Public Library, 23 East Ave. (use rear entrance), Lockport. Program: "How to Reduce Increasing Health Care Costs," presented by Louis Croce, Colonial Voluntary Benefits. Information and reservations, call Les Robinson, 438-0541, Ext. 3014.

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.

The Buffalo Amherst Business and Professional Women, dinner meeting, 5 p.m., Curly's Bar and Grill, 647 Ridge Road, Lackawanna. Speaker: Elizabeth Carey, WKBW Channel 7. Cost, $35. Reservations, call Kathy Cerullo, 675-6075; e-mail: kathyc3112000@gmail.com.

The Buffalo Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals, monthly networking dinner meeting, 5:15 p.m., Banchetti Banquet Facility and Grove, 550 N. French Road, Amherst. Dinner, 6 p.m. Program: "Crisis Communications and Issues Management," presented by Karen Swierski, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Information or reservations, call Denice T. Hughes, 821-0534 or e-mail: denikenny@roadrunner.com.

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Seminars and classes

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 Section of the National Association of Purchasing Management (NAPM), Supply Management Month celebration, 5:30-7:30 p.m., plant tour of Cameron Compression, 3101 Broadway, Cheektowaga. Free. Required preregistration, call Nancy Boyd Haley, 648-0972 or visit: napmbflo@roadrunner.com.

The Upstate New York Turnaround Management Association, networking and presentation event, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Hauptman-Woodward Institute, Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, 700 Ellicott St. Program: "Turning Around Buffalo Through the Medical Campus," presented by Robert Gioia, president, Oishei Foundation. Cost: $40, TMA Members; $55, nonmembers; $25, students, $25. Information and registration, call Stacey Bixler, 830-6925.

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Business groups

Rotary Club of Buffalo, 12:15 p.m., Harbour Club, HSBC Arena. Program: Songs and Pictures of the Great Depression, presented by Tom Naples. Information, call John McClive, 854-3397.

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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: "Business Insurance Is Not Expensive," presented by Karen Catalano, EMS Group. Information, 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. Program: "Today's Marketing Strategies," presented by Carrie Boye, AllStar Advertising Information, call Peter Staskiewicz, 725-1304.

BNI Enterprise, weekly meeting, 7-8:30 a.m., Fairdale Inn and Banquet Center, 672 Wehrle Drive, Cheektowaga. Program: "Do You Know Who's Fixing Your Computer," presented by Dave Raczyk, Inneed PC Service and Training. Information, call Dave Raczyk, 894-5794.

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>Saturday

Seminars and classes

RealtyUSA.com, home buyer seminar, 10 to 11:30 a.m., RealtyUSA.com, 2139 Grand Island Blvd., Grand Island. Program: "Put Your Money Where Your House Is," presented by Sherry McDonald, real estate professional. Free. Required reservations, call 743-6287.

Child and Family Services' Ways To Work and Wheels For Work Loan Programs, Money in Motion seminar, 1 to 3 p.m., 844 Delaware Ave. Facilitator: Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Buffalo. Registration, call 335-7400.

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