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>Tuesday

Business groups

WNY PRO 2 Business Networkers, weekly meeting, 7:30 a.m., Bob Evans restaurant, 1925 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. Information and reservations, call Joe Andrade, 417-0070.

Center for the Study of Art, Architecture, History and Nature and Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, "Why Are Buffalo Niagara's Art, Architecture, History and/or Nature Important?", 12:15-1 p.m., the Ring of Knowledge, Main floor near Fables Cafe, Central Library, Lafayette Square. Speaker: Rocco Termini, president of Signature Development Corp. Information, visit www.buffaloah.com/h/center/index.html.

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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 on Buffalo's West Side. Information, call Bonnie Smith, 870-6843 or e-mail:bsmith@wedibuffalo.org.

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>Wednesday

Business groups

The Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce, Morning Business Exchange, networking group meeting, 8 a.m., Lucky's Family Restaurant, 3400 Transit Road, Depew. 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.

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>Thursday

Business groups

AM Lockport Toastmasters International Club meeting, 7 a.m., Friendly's Restaurant, Main Street, Lockport. Information, call Les, 689-8139 or visit www.amlockporttm.org.

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 Parachute Group, a networking group for downsized employees and career changers, 10 a.m., Lakewood Town Offices (upstairs), 20 W. Summit St., Lakewood. Information, call Shawn Glogowski, 276-1127.

Working for Downtown, Thursday in the City, 5-8 p.m., Papaya, 118 W. Chippewa St., Buffalo. Information, visit workingfordowntown.org.

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>Jan. 3

Business groups

The Monday Quarterback Club, the business group that backs the Buffalo Bills, will host its annual player awards luncheon in Millennium Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Doors open at 11:15 a.m., program begins at 12:15 p.m. For information, call 693-3807 or visit www.mondayqbc.com.

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>Jan. 4

Business groups

Pro-Net Professional Networking Group Meeting, 8 a.m., today and 8:30 a.m., Wednesday, Amherst Chamber of Commerce, 350 Essjay Road, Suite 200, Williamsville. Free, Chamber members and prospective members. Reservations, call Kim Whelan, 632-6905.

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Seminars and classes

SCORE, the SBA and the North Tonawanda Public Library, "Marketing Your Company," a workshop designed for existing businesses or those in the process of starting a company, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., North Tonawanda Public Library, 505 Meadow Drive. Speakers are Charlie King, retired COO, Coca-Cola, Buffalo; William Danesi, former manager, General Electric Co., and retired engineering director, Scott Aviation; Robert Kieffer, chairman of International Source Index; and John Perry former marketing and strategic planning director, Westinghouse Corp. and a small-business owner. Cost, $35. Veterans, free with proper ID. Required reservations. Information, call 551-4301, Ext. 0.

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>Jan. 5

Business groups

Working for Downtown, Brown Bag Lunch Series, noon-1 p.m., Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square (2nd floor meeting room), Buffalo. Speaker: Patrick Whalen, COO, Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. Reservations, contact Lynn Waclawek, lwaclawek@mtb.com.

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