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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 Buffalo-area business community should be sent to the Business News Desk of The News, Box 100, Buffalo, NY 14240; faxed to 849-4587; or e-mailed to fin@buffnews.com by the preceding Thursday.

>Tuesday

Business groups

BNI-Business Networkers Chapter of Business Network International, 7-8:30 a.m., Lucarelli's Banquet Center, 1830 Abbott Road Lackawanna. Program: "What is a CPA and What Can We Do?" presented by Kevin Gibson. Information, call Nancy Kenlon, 652-0232.

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Seminars and classes

Westminster Economic Development Initiative, 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

Independent Insurance Agents Association of Western New York, September Roundtable meeting, 3-4:15 p.m., Shanghai Red's Restaurant, 2 Templeton Terrace. Registration, 2:45 p.m.Followed by a two-hour networking cruise on the MoondanceCat, 4:30 p.m. Cost: $40/person.Information or reservations, call Barb Duke, 926-0322 or visit: iiaawny@gmail.com.

The Buffalo Chapter of the National Association of Purchasing Management, panel presentation and dinner meeting, 6 p.m., Fairdale Banquet Center, 672 Wehrle Drive, Amherst. Registration and networking, 4:55-5:55 p.m. Program: "Supply Chain Management-Industry and Academic Perspective, from Strategy to Implementation," moderated by Dennis J. Sullivan, Cost Containment Management Services, panel includes: William Gillmore, Rich Products Corp.; Philip G. Hancock, University at Buffalo; Stephen T. Harrington, M&T Bank; and Daniel Cullis, Cameron Compression Systems. Cost: $25, members and guests; $15, full-time students. Reservations, call Nancy Boyd Haley, 648-0972; fax, 646-1599; or e-mail: napmbflo@roadrunner.com.

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Business groups

EMPACT America Conference, Protecting America from Permanent Continental Shutdown from Electromagnetic Pulse, (EMP), 7 a.m. Wednesday though Sept. 10, Conference Center, 101 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls, Speakers: Gov. Mike Huckabee and Newt Gingrich. Cost: $25. Information, call 805-3366 or visit: empactamerica.org.

The Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce, A.M. Attitude Adjustment, networking group meeting, 8-9 a.m., Lucky's Family Restaurant, 3400 Transit Road, West Seneca. Information, call Chamber, 681-9755.

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.

Toastmasters International meeting, "Speak for Success Club," 11:55 a.m.-1 p.m., Auditorium of Calspan Corp., 4455 Genesee St. Information, call Kevin Leous, 204-5137.

WNY Linux User Group Meeting, 6:30-9 p.m., The PCA Group, 455 Cayuga Road, Suite 200.Information and registration, visit: www.wnylug.org.

Independent Association of Accountants of New York, technical dinner meeting, 6 p.m., Salvatore's Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road, Depew. "Divorce/Legal Proceedings and Tax Implications." Presented by Kristen Arcuri, attorney. Reservations or information, 674-0636.

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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-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

Business groups

The Western New York Business Networking Group for Sales Professionals, 7:45 a.m., Comfort Inn, 1 Flint Road, Amherst. Call 553-8883 or visit: www.wnybiznet.com.

Rotary Club of Buffalo, 12:15 p.m., Harbour Club, HSBC Arena. Program: Divorce, About Resolving Conflict in a Law-abiding Society, presented by Peter Fiorella, lawyer and author of "The Divorce Handbook." Information, call 854-3397.

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>Friday

Business groups

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

Buffalo/Niagara ExecuNet, networking and breakfast meeting, 8:30-11 a.m., Curly's Grill & Banquet Center, 647 Ridge Road, Lackawanna. Program: "Using LinkedIn to Accelerate your Search," presented by Greg Taylor, Excelsior Search Partners. Cost: $15, advance; $20, door. Registration, call Beth Stefani, 649-0094; e-mail: Info@InspireCareers.com, or visit: www.ExecuNet.com.

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>Saturday

Business groups

The Clarence Chamber of Commerce, Legislative Breakfast, "Building Today for a Successful Tomorrow," 8:30 to 10 a.m., Staybridge Suites, 8005 Sheridan Drive at Transit, Clarence.Local, county and state elected representatives will speak and address questions and concerns.Cost: $5 event and continental breakfast. Reservations, call 631-3888.

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Grand openings and events

Snyder Holistic Health Center, 4511 Main Street, Snyder, grand opening event, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Practitioners will be on hand to explain their specialties, and offer free healthy chocolate, smoothies and snacks as well as live seminars. Services range from massage to chiropractic to acupuncture and specializing in back pain, infertility, weight loss and much more. Information, call 839-6585 or visit: www.SnyderHolisticHealth.com.

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>Sept. 14

Professional groups

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

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Seminars and classes

"Seven Ways to Save Your Home With the Medicaid Laws," 6:30-8 p.m., Hospice Buffalo Education Center, 225 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga. Program: Robert Friedman, Friedman & Ranzenhofer, and Colleen Fitzhenry, New England Financial, will discuss Medicaid eligibility requirements, the new power of attorney law, reverse mortgages, long term care insurance, life estate deeds, transfers to relatives and living trusts. Free. Registration, call 542-5444.

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Grand openings and events

Accurate Alignment & Brake Center, 20th Anniversary Customer Appreciation Day event, noon-4 p.m., 297 Hyde Park Blvd., Niagara Falls. Festivities include: a cookout, a number of prize raffles and giveaways and certified repair technicians will be on hand to offer complimentary fluid level and tire checks on the vehicles of all who attend. Information, call 285-0524.

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>Sept. 16

Professional groups

Engineering Society of Buffalo, retirees luncheon meeting, noonAlice's Kitchen restaurant, 3122 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Information, call JohnBeishline, 694-5154 or e-mail: office@tesb.org.

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Seminars and classes

SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business, "Starting and managing your business" workshop, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Lackawanna Public Library, 560 Ridge Road, Lackawanna. Designed for those interested in how to start a business. Registration required, call 551-4301 ext. 0 or visit www.scorebuffalo.org.