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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 fin@buffnews.com by the preceding Thursday.

> Tuesday

Business groups

BNI Executive Marketing Team, breakfast meeting, 6:45-8:30 a.m., Millennium Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Program: "Online Ingenuity for Small Businesses,"presented by Chuck Barrett, Quad-B Systems. Information, Jeff Murbach, 504-1500 or www.bniemt.com.

The Buffalo Urban Development Corp., noon, BUDC/ECIDA, 143 Genesee St., Buffalo. Confirmations, call Carrie Hocieniec, 362-8367 or e-mail: chocieni@ecidany.com.

Ad Club Annual Meeting and AdLab, Research--Information is Power, 6 p.m., The Bijou Grille, 643 Main St., Buffalo. Hors d'oeuvres and cash bar, 5:15 p.m. Program: Announcement of the 2011-12 board of directors, followed by the August edition of AdLab, a panel discussion focused on market research. Lee Grunert and Steve Czajkowski, Focused Marketing Associates, and Bob Travers, Travers Collins & Co., will provide an in-depth look into how to use qualitative and quantitative research when launching and running a successful business, brand or advertising campaign. Cost: Free, student/regular members; $25, nonmembers. Information, visit www.advertisingclubofbuffalo.com.

> 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 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.

Seminars and classes

The Buffalo Niagara Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America, Sunrise Seminar series, 8-9:30 a.m., The Center for Hospice & Palliative Care, 225 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga. Registration, 7:45 a.m. Program: "Google This Seminar" presented by Mike Ginnitti, MG3 WebWorks. Cost: $15, members; $25, nonmembers and free, students. Register online at www.prsabuffaloniagara.org or call 879-0942. A light breakfast will be provided.

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 Dr., 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.

> Thursday

Business groups

BNI Platinum, weekly meeting, 6:30 a.m., Westwood Country Club, 772 North Forest Road, Williamsville. Speaker: John Latimore, Latimore-Schiavone Funeral Home. Information, contact Andrew D. 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: Waterfront Development, presented by Mark Goldman. Information, contact John McClive, 854-3397 or e-mail: jmcclive@buffalorotary.org.

Seminars and classes

Amherst Chamber of Commerce, Tools for Prosperity Fall Series, "Health Insurance Exchanges: A Marketplace for the Future" workshop, 8:30 a.m., Trocaire College's Russell Salvatore School of Hospitality & Management, 14 Freeman Road, Lancaster. Registration, 8:15 a.m. Speaker: John Cureo, Lawley Benefits Group. Cost: $5, members; $10, nonmembers. Registration, visit www.amherst.org or call 632-6905.

> Sept. 7

Professional groups

Western New York Retired Police Officers Association, dinner meeting, 6 p.m., Magruders Restaurant, 4995 Broadway, Depew. Program: "Causes, Cures and Treatment of Cancer Patients," presented by Linda Smith, Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Information, call Jerry Imiola, 683-0812.

Business groups

Working for Downtown, Brown Bag Lunch Series, noon-1 p.m., Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square (2nd floor meeting room), Buffalo. Speaker: Catherine F. Schweitzer, National Trust adviser NYS regarding the National Preservation Conference October 18-22, 2011. Reservations or to order a $10 box lunch, contact Lynn Waclawek, lwaclawek@mtb.com.

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce's Emerging Business Leaders, night of networking, 5:30-7:30 p.m. TGI Friday's Amherst restaurant, 6850 Main St., Williamsville. TGI Friday's will provide complimentary appetizers and Happy Hour-priced drinks throughout the event. Cost: Free, members; $5, nonmembers. Information or reservation, visit www.amherst.org or www.facebook.com/eblwny or call 632-6905.

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