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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

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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>Tuesday

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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Business groups

BNI Executive Marketing Team, breakfast meeting, 6:45-8:30 a.m., Millennium Hotel and Resort, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Program: "Why Now?" presented by Christine Bailor, Body Essential. Information, call Jeff Murbach, 504-1500 or visit: www.BNIEMT.com.

BNI-Business Networkers Chapter of Business Network International, 7-8:30 a.m., Lucarelli's Banquet Center, 1830 Abbott Road, Lackawanna. Program: "Executive Shopping Service: Enjoy a Time-saving Gift Service that Includes Free Gift Wrapping and Delivery," Lori Manning, Mary Kay Cosmetics. 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.

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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 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 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 state Consumer Protection Board, 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 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 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 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 State Historic Preservation Office, Preservation Buffalo Niagara, the Preservation League of New York State and Assemblyman 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.

World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara, the U.S. Department of Commerce, Upstate New York District Export Council and University at Buffalo School of Management, Export Now! event, "Optimizing Your Supply Chain, 3-6:30 p.m., The Buffalo Club, 388 Delaware Ave. Panel:Dr. Nallan Suresh, UB Department of Operations & Strategy; Cynthia Marek, Rich Products;Pauline G. Kontos, HSBC Bank and William Brennan, Curbell Electronics. Registration, $35. Information and registration, call 852-7160.

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>Thursday

Business groups

Business Network International, 6:45 a.m., breakfast meeting, The Fairdale Inn and Banquet Center, 672 Wehrle Drive, Cheektowaga. Program: "Free Money and Where to Find it to Buy a Home," presented by Annabelle Aquilina, Hunt Real Estate. Cost, $10. Reservations, call Annabelle Aquilina, 432-0331.

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: Update on Rotary District 7090, presented by Pravin Suchak, district governor. 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

Genesee Community College, Nursing Job Fair, noon to 3 p.m., Forum, Batavia Campus. Attendees are encouraged to bring resumes and come prepared to interview. Information, call John McGowan, 585-343-0055, Ext. 6383 or visit: www.genesee.edu/ctc.

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>Saturday

Business groups

The Clarence Chamber of Commerce, Business Expo, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Eastern Hills Mall, 4545 Transit Road, Clarence. The Business Expo will consist of 50 businesses set up in booths throughout the mall that will promote and share information about their products and services. Entertainment is scheduled on the stage in center court and will include cooking and marshal arts demonstrations, Irish dancers, a fashion show by existing mall merchants. Information, visit: www.clarence.org or call the Chamber, 631-3888.

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>Oct. 5

Professional groups

Greater Buffalo Building Owners and Managers Association, "Prosperity Buffalo" Trade Show, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Adam's Mark Buffalo, 120 Church St. Beverages and hors d'oeuvres provided, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Free admission. Reservations, call Jennifer, 856-3801 or e-mail:info@bomabuffalo.com. Information, visit: www.bomabuffalo.com.

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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>Oct. 6

Business groups

The Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce, P.M. Attitude Adjustment, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Simme's, 99 Aurora St., Lancaster. Information, call the Commerce, 681-9755.

Buffalo Niagara Travel Professionals, networking and dinner meeting, 5:15 p.m., Kloc's Grove, 1245 Seneca Creek Road, West Seneca. Dinner, 6:30 p.m. Cost: $23, BNTP member; $28, guests. Speaker: Tim J. Salamone, Detective, Buffalo Police Department. Reservations, e-mail: del125@roadrunner.com.

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>Oct. 7

Professional groups

Construction Financial Management Association, CFMA, breakfast meeting, 7:30 to 9 a.m., Holiday Inn -- Amherst, 1881 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. Topic: "The State of the Economy in WNY and Beyond." Cost: $25, members; $32, nonmembers. Information, call Bernie Clark 854-3400.

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 Engineering Society of Buffalo and the Buffalo Section of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, dinner meeting and presentation, 6 to 8 p.m., Chef's Restaurant, 291 Seneca St. Program: "The Importance of Water in Paraguay and Argentina," presented by Angela Hintz, Malcolm Pirnie. Cost: $15, ESB and IEEE members; $20, nonmembers and guests. An optional 1.0 Professional Development Hour (PDH) credit available for an additional $5, payable at the door. Reservations: visit: www.tesb.org or call 873-4455.

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Business groups

National Grid's 2009 Energy Efficiency Expo, 8 a.m., Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, 153 Franklin St. Morning presentations: An overview of National Grid's energy efficiency programs and incentives, and a presentation on the future of energy regulation. Afternoon break-out sessions: Learn about energy saving commercial lighting systems, variable frequency drive technology for pump and fan applications, and cost saving opportunities through load monitoring and shifting. Information and registration, visit: http://www.evince.biz/conference/register_buff.asp.

The Greater Buffalo-Niagara Regional Transportation Council, 9:30 a.m., NYS Thruway Authority, 455 Cayuga Road, Suite 800, Cheektowaga. Information, call 856-2026.

Working for Downtown, Brown Bag Lunch Series, noon-1:30 p.m., Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, West Room, Lafayette Square. Speaker: Brian Reilly, Economic Development, Permits and Licenses, City of Buffalo. Cost: Free; $10 to order an optional box lunch. Reservations, call Lynn Waclawek, 842-5237.

The Buffalo Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals, dinner and networking meeting, 5:15 p.m., Salvatore's Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road, Depew. Dinner, 6 p.m. Program: "Preparing for Success -- Returning to College -- Are you Ready?" presented by Colleen Reedy, Empire State College. Information or reservations, call Denice T. Hughes, 821-0534 or e-mail: denikenny@roadrunner.com.

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