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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 Niagara region's 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 & Marketing Executives, annual golf outing for Junior Achievement of WNY, noon, Orchard Park Country Club, S-4777 South Buffalo Road, Orchard Park. Registration 10 a.m. Cost: $200, single golfer; $400, twosome and $750, foursome. Registration, call 662-2279.

The Northtowns Chapter 439 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, 1:30 p.m., Harlem Road Community Center, 4255 Harlem Road, Amherst. Members are from both Erie and Niagara counties. Program: President Philip Bousquet will report on NARFE's recent New York State Convention. Contact Philip Bousquet, 773-7548.

eNewsletters, Etc., an e-mail marketing service, free e-mail marketing seminar, 7 to 8 p.m., Clarence Public Library, 3 Town Place, Clarence. Topic: "How to Create a Permission-Based Email Marketing Campaign." Registration, visit: http://www.edpath.com/enewsletters.html.

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>Tuesday

Business groups

BNI Executive Marketing Team, breakfast meeting, 6:45 to 8:30 a.m., Millennium Hotel Buffalo, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Program: "We Keep it Local! Find out the benefits of banking with Evans Bank," presented by Jeff Murbach, Evans Bank. Information, visit www.bniemt.com or call Debra Chase, 662-6166.

BNI Business Networkers Chapter of Business Network International, 7-8:30 a.m., Lucarelli's Banquet Center, 1830 Abbott Road, Lackawanna. Speaker: Jerald W. Meissner, NL Financial Advisors. Visitors welcome. Information and registration, call Roger Carron, 866-9248.

WNY PRO 2 Business networker's weekly meeting, 7:30 a.m., Bob Evans restaurant, 1925 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. Visitors welcome. Information or reservations, call Joe Andrade, 417-0070.

Pro-Net Professional Networking Group, 8 a.m. today and 8:30 a.m., Thursday, Amherst Chamber of Commerce, 350 Essjay Road, Suite 200, Amherst. Free to Chamber members and prospective members. Call Shane D'Andrea, 632-6905.

Center for the Study of Art, Architecture, History and Nature and Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, "Imagining Buffalo Niagara in the 21st Century Lecture Series," 12:15 to 1 p.m., The Ring of Knowledge, main floor near Fables Cafe, Central Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, Lafayette Square. Speaker: Margaret M. Sullivan, editor and vice president, The Buffalo News. For information, visit www.buffaloah.com/h/center/lib/lib.htmllib.html.

Buffalo Niagara Partnership and the Buffalo Bills, The All Star Affair -- Buffalo Niagara's People @work, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Shea's Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St., Buffalo. Tickets: $100 Each; 12th Man Pack, 12 tickets, $1,000. Tickets online at www.thepartnership.org/events or call 541-1770.

The Advertising Club of Buffalo, annual meeting, 6 to 8 p.m., Encore Restaurant, 492 Pearl St., Buffalo. Free for members and nonmembers. Reservations, visit www.advertisingclubofbuffalo.com/calendar/list.

Seminars and classes

Westminster Economic Development Initiative, business mentoring program, 4 to 6 p.m., 271 Grant St. (former library). Free advice to entrepreneurs and small-business owners the West Side. Information, callBonnie Smith, 870-6843 or e-mail bsmith@wedibuffalo.org.

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>Wednesday

Business groups

The Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce, A.M. Attitude Adjustment, networking group meeting, 8 a.m., Dutch Mill Restaurant, 5259 Broadway, Lancaster. Information, call the Chamber, 681-9755.

The Parachute Group, a networking group for individuals who are in career/job transition, 10 a.m., Harlem Road Community Center, 4255 Harlem Road, Amherst. Information, call 276-1117 or e-mail parachutegroup@gmail.com

The Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce, Elected Officials Luncheon, 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Magruders Restaurant, 4995 Broadway Ave., Depew. Speakers: Robert Giza, supervisor, Town of Lancaster; Dino Fudoli, Erie County Legislator; William Cansdale, mayor, Village of Lancaster; Michael Nolan, supervisor, Town of Elma; and Jeffrey Stribing, president, village of Lancaster. Cost: $25, members; $35, nonmembers. Required reservations and advance payment, call 681-9755.

Seminars and classes

SCORE, and the the U.S. Small Business Administration "Starting and Managing Your Business" seminar, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Buffalo and Erie County Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square. Cost is $30. Information or required registration, 551-4301.

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., Buffalo. Information or registration, call 888-8280 or visit www.canisius.edu/wbc.

The Niagara County Industrial Development Agency in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade Association, World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara, National Grid, the Niagara County Center for Economic Development, District Export Council and the NYS Small Business Development Center, Export Now! To Canada Seminar, 1 to 4 p.m., NCIDA Vantage Centre, 6311 Inducon Corporate Drive, Sanborn. Lunch and registration, 12:30 p.m. Cost, $35. Registration, visit http://www.buyusa.gov/buffalo/exportnow.html.

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>Thursday

Business groups

WNYPRO, a Western New York networking group, 7 to 8:30 a.m., International House of Pancakes, 4003 Maple Road, Amherst. Speaker: Larry Van Deusen, Aspire Technology Solutions. Information, call Tom Dugan, 837-3335 or visit www.wnypro.com.

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

The Buffalo Chapter of Society of Financial Service Professionals, annual membership meeting, 11:45 a.m., The Buffalo Club, 388 Delaware Ave., Buffalo. Speaker: Chris Collins, Erie County Executive. Cost, $25. Required reservations, visit www.buffaochaptersfsp.org.

Business Builders of Western New York, luncheon meeting, 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., Flappy's Restaurant, 5700 Seneca St. West Seneca. Speaker: Joe Kuhn, Mercury Productions. Visitors welcome. Information, call Dan Floyd, 650-5655.

Niagara Rises, Awards Luncheon, noon to 1:30 p.m., Career Fair, Resource Expo, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., associated with Niagara Homecoming, Conference Center--Niagara Falls, 101 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls. Cost for awards luncheon, $20. Social Hour, 4:30 to 6 p.m. Information, to make luncheon reservations or to reserve a vendor table at the Career Fair, contact Andrea Todaro, 883-1793 or e-mail niagaracareerfair@yahoo.com.

Seminars and classes

Explore Buffalo Niagara Investor & Entrepreneur High Tech Forum, 9:30 a.m. Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 1285 Elmwood Ave. Keynote Speaker: Catherine Mott, US Angel Capital Education Foundation and BlueTree Allied Angels. Angel Investor Breakfast, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., Albright-Knox Art Gallery for qualified or aspiring investors focused on angel co-investing.Information, e-mail Renata Bator, rmbator@buffalo.edu or call 881-7588. Event details, visit LinkedIn event page, http://events.linkedin.com/Explore-Buffalo-Niagara-Investor/pub/345 99 or register, http://www.buffaloniagara.org/Home/Events/HighTechForum.

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>Friday

Business groups

The Ken-Ton Chamber of Commerce, luncheon meeting, welcomes guest speaker Carl Paladino at public luncheon, noon to 2 p.m., Classics V Restaurant, 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. Speaker: Carl Paladino. Cost: $15 members; $20 nonmembers, includes lunch and dessert. Reservations, call 874-1202.

The Engineering Society of Buffalo, The Erie County Environmental Education Institute, the Knoer Group, the Buffalo Section of the IEEE Advancing Technology for Humanity, NYS Society of Professional Engineers and AWS Truepower, "NYPA In The Wind, Generating Wind Power and Markets" a New York Power Authority OffShore Wind Proposal, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Woodlawn Beach State Park Conference Center, Route 5 near the Ford Plant. Speaker: Bruce H. Bailey, President/CEO, AWS Truepower. Cost, $15. Information, call Deanne Stachowski, 332-0032 or e-mail dstachowski@knoergroup.com. E-mail registration@knoergroup.com.

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>Saturdaye

Business groups

The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce, Annual Island Happenings, Business Expo, KidBiz and Taste of Grand Island, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Town Commons, Whitehaven Road between Baseline and Grand Island Blvd. Information, call the Chamber, 773-3651.

Child and Family Services Ways to Work and Wheels for Work Loan Programs, Home Buyer workshop, 1 to 3 p.m., American Red Cross/Blood Donation Building, 786 Delaware Ave. Speaker: First Niagara Bank mortgage representative. Call 335-7400.

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>June 28

Seminars and classes

Everywoman Opportunity Center, free keyboarding skills workshop, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., through Wednesday, EOC, 1905 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls. Participants will be given a pretest and a post test. The workshop is designed to assist individuals who desire to enter, re-enter, or upgrade in the workforce, and need to update their skills before moving ahead. Registration, call 282-8472.

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>June 29

Business groups

Silver Spoon Personal Financial Officers, Make-A-Wish Foundation of Western New York celebrity charity art auction, 6 p.m., Westwood Country Club, 772 N. Forest Road, Williamsville. Wine and cheese served. Cost: $10 and $15. Information and reservations, call Seth Greene, 565-0137.

Seminars and classes

Buffalo Niagara Partnership and the Upstate Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association, Business Restructuring Symposium, 8 a.m. to noon, Buffalo Niagara Partnership, 665 Main Street, Knox Room. Discussion of corporate renewal and turnaround management. Cost: $25, Buffalo Niagara Partnership & TMA members; $50, nonmembers. Tickets, visit www.thepartnership.org/events or call 541-1770.

Dopkins & Company, free seminar on health care reform and what it means for area business owners, including the impact on costs and tax implications, 8:30 to 10 a.m., Millennium Hotel and Resorts, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Registration, call 651-4213.

Buffalo Metropolitan Federal Credit Union, Money and Me seminar, money management skills for teens, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., June 30, July 1, July 8, and July 9. St. Anthony's Church, Court St. and S. Elmwood Ave. Participants will receive a $10 iTunes gift card and a letter of reference teens can use for college and job applications. An opening deposit to the Credit Union's teen account program will also be rewarded to any participants wishing to open a savings account. Reservations, visit bflometrocu.org or call the credit union, 847-6960.

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>June 30

Seminars and classes

Leadership Niagara, Board Leadership Training seminar, 8 to 10 a.m., Vantage Center Training Room, 6311 Inducon Corporate Drive, Sanborn. A leadership seminar for board members, volunteers, and staff who would like to lead their organizations through effective board governance. A certificate from LN will be provided to all participants. Facilitator, Skip Helfrich, Human Energies. Free to Leadership Niagara charter members and alumni, $25, guests. Contact Tracy Fletcher, 998-0351 or tfletcher@leadershipniagara.org.

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