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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.

>Monday

Professional groups

The Niagara Frontier Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers, monthly dinner meeting, 5:30 p.m., Protocol Restaurant, 6766 Transit Road, Williamsville. Cost, $20. Program: OSHA Update, presented by Arthur Dube, Buffalo Area director, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Also, Chapter officer installation. Required reservations, call John Monson, LP Ciminelli, 855-1200 Ext. 293 or e-mail: jmonson@lpciminelli.

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Business groups

Chapter 439 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees, 1:30 p.m., Harlem Road Community Center, 4255 Harlem Road., Amherst. Program: "Addressing Climate Change in the Great Lakes," presented by Terry L. Yonker, Marine Services Diversified. Information call, 773-7548.

The Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce, Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University weekly workshop series, 7 p.m., continues for 13 sessions, Garden Place Hotel, 6615 Transit Road, Williamsville. Cost: $125/family. Required reservations and prepayment, call 681-9755.

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Seminars and classes

University at Buffalo's Center for Industrial Effectiveness, Certified Lean Professional training, 6-9 p.m., Mondays through Dec. 7, UB Technology Incubator, 1576 Sweet Home Road, Amherst. 30 hours. Cost, $1,095. Information and registration, visit:http://www.tcie.buffalo.edu/services; call 636-2568 or e-mail: klynch4@buffalo.edu.

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>Tuesday

Professional groups

APICS-Buffalo, the Association for Operations Management, professional development meeting, 5:15 p.m., Salvatore's Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road, Depew. Dinner, 6 p.m. Program: "Virtual Pull Systems," presented by Don Guild, Synchronous Management. Cost: $25/members and guests, with advance registration; $30, walk-in; $15, full-time students. Information and registration, visit: www.apics-buffalo.com or call Nancy Boyd Haley, 648-0972.

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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. Speaker: Emily McArdle, Tiede-Zoeller Tile Corp. Information, call Nancy Kenlon, 652-0232.

Pro-Net Professional Networking Group, 8:30 a.m., today and Thursday, Amherst Chamber of Commerce, 350 Essjay Road, Suite 200, Williamsville. Free to chamber members and prospective members. Contact, Loretta Kaminsky, 632-6905.

The Buffalo Chapter of the Upstate Tooling and Manufacturing Association, tour and dinner meeting, 5:30 p.m., tour of Greatbatch Medical, 11900 Walden Ave., Alden, followed by cocktails and dinner, 6:45 p.m., Ripa's Restaurant, 4218 Walden Ave., Lancaster. Cost, $30/person. Reservations, (585) 937-6313 or e-mail: llseipel@wycol.com.

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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

The Buffalo Chapter of the American Society of Women Accountants, dinner and wine tasting meeting, 6 p.m., Schulze Vineyard and Winery, 2090 Coomer Road, Burt. Information and reservations, call Lisa Faturos, 539-7303.

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Business groups

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 the 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.

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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.

The Hamburg Chamber of Commerce, Business After Hours Event, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Southwestern Office Park/North Forest Office Providers, 4535 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg. Cost: Free, Chamber members and future Chamber members. Required reservations, call 649-7917.

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>Thursday

Professional groups

The Buffalo Niagara Chapter of Women in Insurance and Financial Services, third quarter program, 8 a.m., Buffalo Club, 388 Delaware Ave. Speaker: Kathy Hochul, Erie County Clerk. Cost: Free, members; $25, nonmembers. Information, visit: www.w-wifs.org.

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Business groups

Business Network International-Platinum, 6:45 a.m., breakfast meeting, The Fairdale Inn and Banquet Center, 672 Wehrle Drive, Cheektowaga. Program: "Maximizing Social Security and Retirement," presented by Bryan Castro, Clearplan Financial. Cost, $10. Reservations, call Elizabeth Ingold, 548-0809.

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: Buffalo and Erie County Library, presented by Bridget Quinn-Carey, director. Information, call 854-3397.

Working for Downtown, Thursday in the City, 5:30-8 p.m., Stillwater, 483 Delaware Ave. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres. Information, visit: workingfordowntown.org.

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Seminars and classes

Insyte Consulting, "Ideas for Profitable Growth" workshop, 8 a.m. to noon, LCO Building, 726 Exchagne St., 6th Floor. Cost, $35. Information or registration, call 636-3626 or visit: www.insyte-consulting.com.

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>Friday

Business groups

The Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce, "Work Week Wind Down" golf outing, 12:30 p.m., Chestnut Hill Country Club, 1330 Broadway, Darien. Cost, $45. Information, call the Chamber, 684-5838.

The Western New York Coalition for Regional Economic Revitalization, Public forum on a proposed bi-county regional economic development commission, 3 p.m., Wheatfield Community Center, Church and Maple, Wheatfield. Information, call 285-3590 or visit: www.wnysummitconference.com.

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>Saturday

Seminars and classes

The National Kidney Foundation Serving Western New York, Chronic Kidney Disease Symposium, 7:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., The Conference Center Niagara Falls, 101 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls. Topic: "The Primary Care Physician's Role in the Management of CKD." Physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and nurses eligible for 4 CMEs. Cost, $35, physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants; $20, nurses; and free, residents and medical students. Information and registration, call 835-1323.

The PCA Group, Western New York Linux User Group workshop, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., The PCA Group, 455 Cayuga Road, Suite 200. Free lunch. Information and registration, visit:www.wnylug.org.

Southtowns Energy Fair, "Going Green -- Saving Green," 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Gilbert Lay Arena (next to the Seneca Gaming and Entertainment), 11099 Route. 5, Irving. Free. Information visit: www.SouthtownsEnergyFair.org.

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>Sept. 28

Business groups

Buffalo Niagara Sales and Marketing Executives, CEO Roundtable, 5:15 p.m., Embassy Suites, 200 Delaware Ave., Cheektowaga. Program: "Fast Growth in Slow Times," George Chamoun, Synacor;John Hawkins, Employer Services Corp. and Adam Rizzo, Solar Liberty. Moderator: Maryalice Demler, WGRZ-TV. Cost: $15, students; $35, nonmembers; free, members. Registration, call 662-2279.

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>Sept. 29

Professional groups

The Professional Nurses Association of Western New York, dinner meeting and continuing education program for professional nurses, nursing students and nursing faculty, 5:30 p.m., Buffalo Yacht Club, foot of Porter Avenue. Program: "That Old Gut Causes Issues: Colon Cancer, Irritable Bowel Syndrome and lots in between -- Traditional and not so traditional approaches," presented by Merrily A. Kuhn. Cost: $35, members; $40, nonmembers. Registration, call District 1 office, 839-4075.

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>Sept. 30

Professional groups

The Buffalo Section of American Society of Mechanical Engineers, (ASME), Tour of Luvata (formerly Outokumpu American Brass), 5:30 p.m., 70 Sayre St. Dinner following, Harry's Harbour Place, 2192 Niagara St. Cost: $25, nonmembers; $20, ASME members.Reservations, call Joe Crimi, 286-6942.

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Business groups

The state Consumer Protection Board (CPB), the New York State Builders Association, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority the Division of Housing and Community Renewal, and the Preservation League of New York State all hosted by WMHT, the Capital Region's public broadcasting station, Ask The Expert Call-in Day, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Home improvement professionals will be available to answer questions and assist New Yorkers regarding home improvement and weatherization projects or issues during this call-in program, which is provided as a free public service. Call 1-888-351-4648.

The Grand Island Chapter of New York State Women, formerly Grand Island Business and Professional Women, 2009 Wine and Dine and Silent Auction, 6 p.m., 106 Park Place, Grand Island. Open to the public and free to nonmembers. Program: "Balancing Career and Family: Advice from the Trenches," presented by Mary Q. Wydysh, Goldberg Segalla. Information and reservations, contact Tricia Vacanti-Belter, 773-3073 or tbelter@roadrunner.com.

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Seminars and classes

The State Historic Preservation Office, Preservation Buffalo Niagara, the Preservation League of New York State and Assemblymember Sam Hoyt, Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit workshop, 1 to 3 p.m., for Commercial Historic Preservation Tax Credit and 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., for the Residential Historic Preservation Tax Credit, Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society, 25 Nottingham Terrace. Call Preservation Buffalo Niagara, 852-3300.

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