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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

Erie County Industrial Development Agency, Executive Committee meeting, 8:30 a.m., ECIDA Offices, 143 Genesee St., Buffalo, followed by the Erie County Industrial Development Agency, meeting of the members, 9:15 a.m.; Buffalo and Erie County Regional Development Corp. board of directors meeting, 9:45 a.m.; Buffalo and Erie County Industrial Land Development Corp. board of directors meeting, 10:15 a.m. Confirmations, call Carrie Hocieniec, 856-6525, Ext. 136.

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Seminars and classes

Small Business Administration Buffalo, America East Conference for SBA Lenders, 8 a.m. today; 7:30 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Hyatt Regency Buffalo, Two Fountain Plaza; Goat Island, Niagara Falls; and Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, 153 Franklin St. Speakers: U.S. Small Business Administration officials, Bob Wilmers, M&T Bank and Federal Reserve Bank economist, will deliver remarks. Information or reservations, contact Kelly LoTempio 551-4301 or email: kelly.lotempio@sba.gov.

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>Tuesday

Business groups

BNI Executive Marketing Team, breakfast meeting, 6:45-8:30 a.m., Millennium Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Speaker: Harry King, director of BNI Western New York. Information, Jeff Murbach, 504-1500 or www.bniemt.com.

WNY PRO 2, business networking weekly meeting, 7:30 a.m., Bob Evans restaurant, 1925 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. Speaker: Gary Krull, CPA. Reservations, call Joe Andrade, 417-0070.

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.

Working for Downtown, Buffalo Walks Tours, noon, Innovation Center Lobby, 640 Ellicott St. Park in lot directly across the street; bring ticket for validation. Topic: Buffalo Medical Campus. Patrick Whalen, CEO of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, will conduct a tour of new buildings, as well as those currently under construction or on the drawing board. Information call, 854-2314; registration, visit www.workingfordowntown.org.

Westwinds Toastmasters, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Harlem Community Center, 4255 Harlem Road, Amherst. Information, contact Dick Czarnecki, 731-1707 or sanbornjoker@aol.com.

9/1 2 Project Buffalo/EMPact America, 7 p.m., Gateway Building, 3556 Lakeshore Road, Buffalo. Learn what an EMP is and how to protect yourself and your community. Open to the public.

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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, West Seneca. Information, call the Chamber, 681-9755.

Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Technology Transfer Meeting, 8:30-10 a.m., RPCI Patrick Lee Conference Room, 8th Floor, Main Hospital, Buffalo.

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.

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Seminars and classes

The Buffalo Niagara Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America, Sunrise Seminar series, 8-9:30 a.m., today, and Aug. 24, and 31, The Center for Hospice & Palliative Care, 225 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga. Registration, 7:45 a.m. Program: "Communications Gumbo and Media Relations/Crisis Communication Train the Trainer" presented by Joseph V. Trahan III, fellow, PRSA. Cost: $20, members; $30, nonmembers; and $15, students. Register online at www.prsabuffaloniagara.org or call 879-0942. A light breakfast will be provided.

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>Thursday

Business groups

BNI Platinum, weekly meeting, 6:30 a.m., Westwood Country Club, 772 North Forest Road, Amherst. Program: "9 Building Blocks to Double Your Sales," presented by Seth Greene, CEO, Online Marketing Buffalo. Information, call Andrew D. Blinkoff, Blinkoff & Blinkoff, 332-6104 or visit www.bni.com.

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.

Southtowns Business Network, breakfast networking meeting, 8 a.m., Alton's restaurant, 2221 Transit Road, Elma. Information, call Bob Fuller, 681-5311 or www.southtownsbiznet.org.

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, regular meeting, 12:15 p.m., Templeton Landing, 2 Templeton Terrace, Buffalo. Program: Smart Development, presented by George Grasser. Information, contact John McClive, 854-3397 or email: jmcclive@buffalorotary.org.

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Seminars and classes

The Eden, Evan-Brant and Gowanda Chambers of Commerce, free energy workshop, 5:30-7 p.m., New Angola Theater, 72 North Main St., Angola. Registration, 5 p.m. The workshop will help small businesses learn about the energy efficiency funding that is available to help them identify and install energy efficiency measures and to save money by reducing energy costs. Speakers include energy experts from the Small Business Development Center, NYSERDA, National Grid and Lime Energy. Registration, call local Chamber or the Small Business Development Center: Eden, 992-4799; Evans-Brant, 549-3221; Gowanda Area, 532-2834; Buffalo State SBDC, Fred Bristol, 878-4032 or 480-6992 (cell). Refreshments will be served.

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>Saturday

Business groups

Batavia Business Improvement District Summer in the City Festival, noon-10 p.m., Main Street in front of County Building, downtown Batavia. More than 30 food and craft vendors, entertainment by Ghost Riders, Terry Buchwald "Elvis," Shama Lama (Nik Entertainment), a KidsZone, and a Super Car Cruise & Motorcycle Alley with more than 350 cars and motorcycles. Plus, Donny Carroll's 5K Race & Walk, 5 p.m., Jefferson Avenue. For race details, visit: DonCarrollRace.Com. For information and applications, call 585-344-0900; visit the B.I.D. website at www.downtownbataviany.com or Facebook: Downtown Batavia Business Improvement District.

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>Aug. 24

Business groups

The Lake Erie Regional Grape Program, LERGP, ann Summer Grape Growers Conference, noon, Lake Erie Research and Extension Laboratory, 6592 West Main Road, Portland. Required preregistration, call 792-2800.

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