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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

* Buffalo Cosmetology Association 11, workshop, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Days Inn Hotel, 4345 Genesee St., Cheektowaga. Program: "OSHA--Hazard Communication Update" and "Blood Borne Pathogens" Training Program. Cost: $15, members; $25, nonmembers, advance; $20, members; $30, nonmembers, at door. Call for advance seating, 863-4281.

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>Tuesday

Professional groups

* The Western New York Paralegal Association, general membership meeting, noon, Phillips Lytle, 3400 HSBC Center, Buffalo. Program: Dr. Michael Meyer, a neurologist who specializes in nuclear medicine and nuclear cardiology will give a presentation on Nuclear Medicine. Lunch will be provided by LegalMed. Information or reservations, contact Gail Galfo, ggalfo@shawlawpc.com.

Business groups

* BNI Executive Marketing Team, breakfast meeting, 6:45-8:30 a.m., Millennium Hotel Buffalo, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Program: "What Every Business Owner Needs to Know About Human Resources," presented by Rachael Brown, ESC Services. Information, contact Jeff Murbach, 504-1500 or www.bniemt.com.

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

* Buffalo Urban Development Corporation meeting, noon, BUDC/ECIDA Offices, 143 Genesee St., Buffalo. Confirmations, call Carrie Hocieniec, 856-6525, Ext. 136, or e-mail:chocieni@ecidany.com.

Seminars and classes

* The University at Buffalo's Organic Chemistry & Chemical Biology 2011 Seminar Series, 2 p.m., UB North Campus, Room 684, Natural Sciences Complex, Amherst. Program: "Structural Insights into Histone Pre-mRNA Processing and Its Regulation by Phosphorylation," presented by Roopa Thapar, research scientist, Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute.

* 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.

* Hauptman-Woodward Institute, Structural Biology Series seminar, 4 p.m., HWI, 700 Ellicott St., Buffalo, reception follows. Program: "Gaining Insights on Ligand Binding and Specificity by Screening Binding Sites for Similarity," presented by Leslie A. Kuhn, professor Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Computer Science and Engineering, Michigan State University and adjunct professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, MSU. Information, visit: www.hwi.buffalo.edu or call 898-8600.

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>Wednesday

Professional groups

* The Buffalo Niagara Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America, Accreditation in Public Relations orientation session, 5:30 p.m., Center for Tomorrow, University at Buffalo's North Campus, Amherst. Free informational session; open to any communications practitioner interested in universal accreditation. Registration, visit www.prsabuffaloniagara.com or call 879-0942. Information, contact Barb Byers, 645-3315 orbabyers@buffalo.edu.

Business groups

* The Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce, Morning Business Exchange, networking group meeting, 8 a.m., Forestview Restaurant, 4781 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.

* Niagara County Community College, Spring 2011 Job Fair, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Main Cafeteria, G Building, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn. Free and open to the public. More than 50 local employers will be present. Information, contact the NCCC Student Development Office, 614-6290 or visit: http://www.niagaracc.suny.edu/studentlife/development/index.php.

Seminars and classes

* BlueCross BlueShield, informative seminar, "Building a Collaborative Health Management Strategy," 5-6 p.m., Amherst Chamber of Commerce, 350 Essjay Road, Suite 200, Williamsville. Program: Karl Siebert, supervisor, Health Promotion, BlueCross BlueShield, will discuss creating a culture of wellness within the workplace and how employers and employee human resources leaders can build a customized worksite wellness program and implement comprehensive care management through a multidimensional wellness program. Information or registration, call 632-6905 or visit www.amherst.org.

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>Thursday

Business groups

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

* Clarence Toastmasters, 8-9 a.m., Clarence Library, 3 Town Place, Clarence.

* The Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce and Jamestown Community College, Business Over Bagels, 8:30-10:30 a.m., JCC North County Training Center, 10807 Bennett Road, Dunkirk. Topic: How to Engage and Motivate Employees in Uncertain Times. Cost: $20, Chamber members; $30, nonmembers, includes a continental breakfast. Registration, call 363-6500.

* 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.

* Rotary Club of Buffalo, 12:15 p.m., Templeton Landing, 2 Templeton Terrace. Program: Vocational Service Committee Trade Show. Information, contact John McClive, 854-3397.

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

Seminars and classes

* The Bonadio Group, Construction Summit, 8:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Salvatore's Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road, Depew. The event is for contractors and construction firm owners, senior management and other key staff. Program: Charles Vander Kooi, principle of the Vander Kooi and Associates, a construction industry consulting firm, will speak on how to tighten up operations, focus on areas that make a difference, and make a profit. Cost, $50 per person, with all registration fees donated to Habitat for Humanity Buffalo. Information, contact Kelly Catanzaro, 580-1602 or kcatanzaro@bonadio.com or visit www.bonadio.com/construction.

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>Friday

Business groups

* The Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce, "An Evening of Hilarious Comedy," with Rob Lederman, 8:30-10 p.m., VFW Post 7275, Walden Ave., Lancaster. Doors open, 7 p.m. Includes beer, soda and pizza. Tickets: $25, members; $30, nonmembers, prepaid/$35, at the door. For tickets, call the Chamber at 681-9755.

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>Saturday

Business groups

* Evans Bank, recycling event, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Corporate Office, One Grimsby Drive,Hamburg. The public is invited to bring old electronics and metal items for recycling during the scheduled time. Evans Bank is partnering with Sunnking, an electronics recycler with locations in Lancaster and Brockport, to make this event possible. Sunnking will donate a percentage of profits to Camp Good Days on behalf of Evans.

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>April 4

Professional groups

* 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 email: esboffice@verizon.net.

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>April 5

Professional groups

* International Society of Automation Trade Show and Exhibit of Automation and Control Instrumentation, 8 a.m., Buffalo Marriott, 1340 Millersport Highway, Amherst. Attendance is free. 3 PDF's. Registration, e-mail Dan Gunderud, Daniel.Gunderud@imalife.com.

* The Buffalo Niagara Travel Professionals, monthly networking and dinner meeting, 5:15 p.m., Amici Restaurant, 2516 Elmwood Avenue, Kenmore. Dinner, 6:15 p.m. Program: Howard Gartenberg, senior organizational consultant, Moog Inc. will present on the world's cultures and customs. Cost: $23, BNTP member discount; $28, travel industry guests of members and late fee. Reservations, e-mail Marydel Gaiser, del125@roadrunner.com.

Business groups

* The Monday Quarterback Club, the business group that backs theBuffalo Bills, luncheon meeting, 11:15 a.m., Adam's Mark Hotel, 120 Church Street, Buffalo. Program: Chan Gailey, head coach, will provide an update on the status of the Team's activities as they prepare for the NFL Draft next month. Open to Monday Quarterback Club members and guests. Information and required reservations, call 693-3807.

Seminars and classes

* Villa Maria College, "Bullying in the Workplace," lecture, 11:30 a.m., Recital Hall, 240 Pine Ridge Road, Buffalo. Speaker: Lisa Barrown, author. Free to the public. Free campus parking. Information, call 896-0700 or visit: www.villa.edu.

* Center for the Study of Art, Architecture, History and Nature and Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, "Imagine Buffalo Niagara in the 21st Century," 12:15-1 p.m., The Ring of Knowledge, main floor near Fables Cafe, Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square. Speaker: Aaron M. Podolefsky, president, Buffalo State College. Information, visit www.buffaloah.com/h/center/index.html.

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>April 6

Professional groups

* Engineering Society of Buffalo, retirees luncheon meeting, noon, Alice's Kitchen, 3122 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Information, call John Bieshline, 694-5154 or email:esboffice@verizon.net.

Business groups

* Working for Downtown, Brown Bag Lunch Series, noon-1 p.m., Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square (2nd floor meeting room), Buffalo. Program: Howard Zemsky, developer, Larkin District, how he is rebuilding a neighborhood. Reservations, contact Lynn Waclawek, lwaclawek@mtb.com.

* The Buffalo Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals, networking and dinner meeting, 5:15 p.m., Ilio diPaolo's, 3785 South park Ave., Blasdell. Program: "Emergency Preparedness," presented by Bill Correa, State Office of Emergency Management. Information and reservations, call Denice T. Hughes, 821-0534 or e-mail: denikenny@roadrunner.com.

Seminars and classes

* BWI National Health Promotion Training Institute, Health Promotion Coordinator Certification, noon-5 p.m., Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Vera-View Conference Room, 4th Floor, 640 Ellicott St., Buffalo. Cost: $399. Registration, contact 992-2732 or bwihealth@verizon.net.

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