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Business calendar

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 by the preceding Thursday.

> Tuesday

Business groups

BNI Executive Marketing Team, breakfast meeting, 6:45-8:30 a.m., Millennium Hotel Buffalo, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Program: "Serving Electrical Needs of the Manufacturing Industry," presented by Sharon Brown, Brown Electric. Information, Jeff Murbach, 504-1500 or

Buffalo Niagara Chapter of the Real Estate Staging Association, 5 p.m., Millennium Hotel Buffalo, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Program: Learn How to Improve Your Real Estate Photography, presented by Drew Zinck, Drew Zinck Photography.

> 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.

The Erie County Industrial Development Agency meeting of the Compensation Committee, 8:30 a.m., ECIDA, 143 Genesee St., Buffalo. Confirmations, call Carrie A. Hocieniec, 856-6525, Ext. 136.

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.

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

Buffalo Kiwanis, noon, Holiday Inn, 620 Delaware Ave., Buffalo. The club has service projects that touch many in Western New York. Information, call, John Moffitt, 867-2236.

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. 31, the Center for Hospice & Palliative Care, 225 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga. Registration, 7:45 a.m. Program: "Leading Innovation and Growth: What Does it Take?" presented by Samantha J. Stead and K. Brian Dorval, Think First Serve. Cost: $15, members; $25, nonmembers and $free, students. Register online at or call 879-0942. A light breakfast will be provided.

> 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:

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

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.

Seminars and classes

The East Aurora and Wyoming Chambers of Commerce, free energy workshop, 8:30-10 a.m., Byrncliff Resort & Conference Center, 2357 Humphrey Road, Varysburg. Registration, 8 a.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: East Aurora, 652-8444; Wyoming, 237-0230; Buffalo State SBDC, Fred Bristol, 878-4032 or 480-6992 (cell). Refreshments will be served.

> Saturday

Seminars and classes

Women in the Spotlight Goinglobal, the Resilience Tour with Valorie Burton, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Acqua, formerly Harry's Harbour Place Grille, 2192 Niagara St., Buffalo. Key Presentation: Valorie Burton, author, the Coaching and Positive Psychology Institute. Workshops: Starting and Growing Your Small Business, presented by Sue McCartney, Buffalo State's Small Business Development Center; and Creating Your Personal Brand and Networking for Success, presented by Jennifer J. Parker, Jackson Parker Communications and Black Capital Network. Cost, $40, includes workshops, brunch, key presentation and networking with vendors and guests. Registration and tickets, visit or call 573-7328.

> Aug. 30

Business groups

The Buffalo Urban Development Corp., noon, BUDC/ECIDA, 143 Genesee St., Buffalo. Confirmations, call Carrie Hocieniec, 362-8367 or email:

> Aug. 31

Seminars and classes

SCORE, the SBA and Bryant and Stratton College, "Starting and Managing Your Business," a pre-business and startup planning workshop, designed for those in business or interested in learning how to start a business, 8:15 a.m.-4 p.m., North Tonawanda Library, 505 Meadow Drive, N. Tonawanda. Cost, $35. Veterans, free with proper ID. Required reservations, visit: www.BuffaloNiagara.Score.Org and include promo code TBN to receive any available discounts.

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