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 email@example.com by the preceding Thursday.
The New York Power Authority Economic Development Power Allocation Board meeting, 10 a.m. Empire State Development, 95 Perry St., Suite 500, Buffalo. Information, Karen Mahony 846-8250.
Seminars and classes
HomeFront, home buyer orientation seminar, 5:30-7 p.m., HomeFront Inc., 780 Fillmore Ave., Buffalo. Topic: $8,000 Closing Cost Grant and $5,000 Closing Cost Grant. Speakers: Citizens Bank and Christopher Brice, Realty USA. Information or registration call 856-2952 or visit www.homefrontbflo.org.
BNI Executive Marketing Team, breakfast meeting, 6:45-8:30 am., Millennium Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Program: "Natural Hormones," presented by Linda Ann Taylor, Holistic Medical Practice. Information, Jeff Murbach, 504-1500 or www.bniemt.com.
Niagara Business Network, biweekly meeting, 8-9:15 a.m., Dick & Jenny's, 1270 Baseline Road, Grand Island. Information, visit www.niagara-business-network.com or call Jim Sokolski,868-3260.
The New York Power Authority board of trustees meeting, 11 a.m., Niagara Power Project Power Vista, Visitors Center, 5777 Lewiston Road, Lewiston. Information, call Karen Delince (914) 390-8085.
Seminars and classes
Partnership for the Public Good, The Triple Bottom Line: Benefit Corporations, Non-Profits, For-Profits and Co-Ops forum, 4-5:30 p.m., 237 Main St., Suite 1200, Buffalo. Speakers: Heather Van Dusen, B Lab; Tim Bartlett, Lexington Coop; Sarah Bishop, Buffalo First; Bishop Perry Davis, Buckeye's Chicken; Warren Emblidge Jr., S.J. McCullagh; and Kelly Maurer, Buffalo Federal Credit Union. Reservations, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Advertising Club of Buffalo, fourth AdLab of 2011, to teach local communications pros about the tangible benefits of using social media in marketing efforts, 6 p.m., The Bijou Grille, Top Floor, 643 Main St., Buffalo. Speakers: Matt Hames, social media strategist; Kelly Papke, senior copywriter, Gelia; Charlie Riley, interactive services director, SKM Group.Cost: $5, student members; $10, regular members; $25, nonmembers. Information, visit: www.advertisingclubofbuffalo.com.
Child and Family Services Haven House, Economic Empowerment Workshops for Women, 6-8 p.m., Tri-Main Center, 2495 Main St., Buffalo. Designed to help women of all ages develop financial management skills and provide information on financial resources. Free. All attendees will be entered into a raffle for a gift. Information and required preregistration, call Melissa, 884-6002.
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.
BHB--Business Helping Business Meeting, 4:30 p.m., Pearl Street Grill, 76 Pearl St., Buffalo. Information and locations for this and recurring meetings contact: Gord Manary, email@example.com or visit http://bhbwny.com/events.html.
Seminars and classes
The Canisius College Women's Business Center and the U.S. Small Business Administration, Women-Owned Small Business Contracting Rollout Seminar for women business owners who are interested in doing business with the federal government, 9-11:30 a.m., SBA's Buffalo District Office, 130 S. Elmwood Ave., Suite 423. Free and open to the public. Information or registration, contact the Canisius College Women's Business Center, 888-8280 or visit www.canisius.edu/wbc.
The Cost of Power, learning how to reduce the use of electricity and how to save your business money, 4:30-7:30 p.m., The Franklin Room, 282 Franklin St., Buffalo. Speaker: Robert E. Knoer, The Knoer Group; Dennis W. Elsenbeck, National Grid; Gary Carrel, Western New York Energy $mart Communities Coordinator. Information, contact Deanne Stachowski, 332-0032 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Required registration if seeking education credits, visit email@example.com and specify credits: 2.5 AIA CEU's and 1 hour CLE, approval pending.
The WNY Business Alliance, business to business networking meeting, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Millennium Hotel Buffalo, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Information, call David Nestico, 310-3235 or visit: www.wnyba.com.
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 a.m., Trocaire College, 6681 Transit Road, Williamsville. Learn how to become a better speaker, building confidence in front of an audience. Information, call Noel Dill, 864-6325; Mark Richheimer, 998-5748 or Clarence Chamber of Commerce, 631-3888. Visit www.clarencetoastmasters.com for the Toastmasters Touring Schedule.
Downtown Batavia Public Market, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., every Thursday through September 22, corner of Ellicott (Route 63) and Center streets, Batavia. Information contact the B.I.D. Office at 585-344-0900 or visit: www.downtownbataviany.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.
Rotary Club of Buffalo, weekly meeting, 12:15 p.m., Templeton Landing, 2 Templeton Terrace, Buffalo. Program: Summary of Our Centennial Year, presented by Charles C. Martorana, president, Buffalo Rotary Club. Information, contact John McClive, 854-3397.
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Pro-Net Professional Networking Group meeting, 8:30 a.m., Amherst Chamber of Commerce, 350 Essjay Road, Suite 200, Williamsville. Free, Chamber members and prospective members. Reservations, call Kim Whelan, 632-6905.
The Amherst Chamber of Commerce's Emerging Business Leaders, a group for young professionals across Western New York, night of networking, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Uniland's Avant building, 200 Delaware Ave., Buffalo. Free, members; $5, nonmembers. Information or reservations, visit www.amherst.org or www.facebook.com/eblwny or call632-6905.
Seminars and classes
The Niagara County Community College Small Business Development Center, the Lockport Library and Lockport Main Street, free business workshops, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Lockport Public Library, Community Meeting Room, 23 East Ave., Lockport. Registration, call NCCC SBDC, 434-3815 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Information, visit www.niagarasbdc.org.