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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

Business groups

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.

> Tuesday

Business groups

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 megan@ppgbuffalo.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.

> Wednesday

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.

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, manarys@roadrunner.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 registration@knoergroup.com. Required registration if seeking education credits, visit registration@knoergroup.com and specify credits: 2.5 AIA CEU's and 1 hour CLE, approval pending.

> Thursday

Business groups

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.

> July 6

Business groups

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 sbdc@niagaracc.suny.edu. Information, visit www.niagarasbdc.org.