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Social Media Summit set Wednesday at UB

A forum on how businesses can use Twitter, Facebook and other social-media tools in their marketing and advertising efforts will be held Wednesday on the University at Buffalo North Campus.

The 2011 Social Media Summit, which is aimed at the owners of small and medium-sized businesses, will run from 6 to 8 p.m. in the UB Center for the Arts drama theater.

The guest speakers are Chris Treadaway, co-author of "Facebook Marketing: An Hour a Day," and Colin Pape, founder of

They and other speakers will discuss e-commerce, reputation management and related topics.

The summit is sponsored by TBN Interactive, the digital division of The Buffalo News.

Tickets are $50 at the Center for the Arts box office or by phone at (800) 745-3000. Visit for more information.


Sullivan will present final budget as mayor

FREDONIA -- Mayor Michael Sullivan will present his formal 2011-2012 proposed village budget at the Village Board meeting next Monday.

Sullivan, who will relinquish his office to Mayor-elect Stephen Keefe on April 1, said his budget will propose a $29.40 per $1,000 assessed valuation tax rate, which is the same tax rate he proposed in 2007 when he first took office.

His proposal is a $1.43 per $1,000 decrease from this year's tax rate. "There will be belt-tightening in every department," under the proposal, Sullivan said.

The board has until May 1 to make changes to and adopt the budget for 2011-2012.


Grand opening April 15 set at GCC Art Gallery

BATAVIA -- Genesee Community College's Art Gallery will have its grand opening April 15, and a member of the college's Dansville Campus will serve as manager.

The gallery, with 1,700 square feet of exhibit space, was built at a cost of nearly $900,000 and is adjacent to the lobby of the college's Center for the Arts and its theater.

The gallery is named for the late Rosalie "Roz" Steiner, wife of GCC's longtime president, Stuart Steiner, who is retiring this summer.

The college also announced that Emily Pfeiffer, of Geneseo, will serve as part-time manager for the gallery.

The opening will include works by regional artists Eric Sarratella and Carol Acquitano Pfeiffer.


Rural Living Expo to offer wide array of topics

BELMONT -- Cornell University Cooperative Extension will offer tips on home improvement, health and wellness at its eighth annual Rural Living Expo from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 2 in Cuba-Rushford High School, Route 305, Cuba.

Topics include beekeeping for beginners, garden art, backyard livestock and poultry, food preparation and making your own convenience foods. Preregistration is required. Deadline to sign up is Friday. For info and to register, call (585) 268-7644, Ext. 10.

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