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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

Pro-Net Professional Networking Group meeting, 8 a.m., Amherst Chamber of Commerce, 350 Essjay Road, Suite 200, Williamsville. Free to chamber members and prospective members. Reservations, contact Kim Whelan, 632-6905.

Center for the Study of Art, Architecture, History and Nature and Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, Lecture Discussion Series, "Imagine Buffalo Niagara in the 21st Century: Why Does Preservation Matter?" 12:10-1 p.m., Ring of Knowledge, main floor near Fables Cafe, Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square. Speaker: Dennis Galucki, founder, C-SAAHN. Information, visit www.buffaloah.com/h/center/index.html.

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>Wednesday

Business groups

The Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce, morning business exchange, networking group meeting, 8 a.m., Good to Go Dine In/Cater Out, 5813 Broadway, Lancaster. 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.

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>Thursday

Business groups

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.

Working for Downtown, Thursday in the City, 5-8 p.m., Papaya, 118 W. Chippewa St. Information, visit www.workingfordowntown.org.

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>Jan. 3

Business groups

BNI Executive Marketing Team, breakfast meeting, 6:45-8:30 a.m., Holiday Inn Buffalo Airport, 4600 Genesee St., Cheektowaga. Information, contact Mia Banaszak, 238-4041 or visit www.bniemt.com.

Pro-Net Professional Networking Group meeting, 8 a.m., today; 8:30 a.m. Wednesday Amherst Chamber of Commerce, 350 Essjay Road, Suite 200, Williamsville. Free to chamber members and prospective members. Reservations, contact Kim Whelan, 632-6905.

Center for the Study of Art, Architecture, History and Nature and Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, Lecture Discussion Series, "Imagine The Arts as a Second Language: Why Do The Arts Matter?" 12:10-1 p.m., Ring of Knowledge, main floor near Fables Cafe, Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square. Speakers: Sharon Latchaw Hirsh, professor, Rosemont College --The Great Courses, and Chuck LaChiusa, webmaster, Buffalo architecture and History and C-SAAHN. Information, visit www.buffaloah.com/h/center/index.html.

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>Jan. 4

Business groups

The Canisius College Women's Business Center, Open Networking, 8:3010 a.m., WBC,Demerly Hall, 2365 Main St., Buffalo. The event is free and open to thepublic.

Working for Downtown, Brown Bag Lunch Series, noon-1 p.m., Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square (2nd floor meeting room), Buffalo. Speakers: Rep. Brian Higgins, legislative Update. Reservations or to order a $10 box lunch, contact Lynn Waclawek, lwaclawek@mtb.com.

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>Jan. 5

Business groups

BNI Signature, weekly meeting, 6:45-8:30 a.m., Realty USA Office, 6000 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Information, contact Jarrett Pace, 361-6869, or visit www.facebook.com/BNI.Signature.

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Seminars and classes

Amherst Chamber of Commerce, Proper Business Networking Etiquette workshop, 8:30-10 a.m., Buffalo Extension Center of Roberts Wesleyan College, 6500 Sheridan Drive, Suite 106, Williamsville. Registration, 8:15 a.m. Speaker: John Bourdage, founder, Bourdage Consulting.Tickets: $5, Amherst Chamber members; $25, nonmembers. Information or registration, visit www.amherst.org or call 632-6905.

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>Jan. 6

Business groups

Erie County Industrial Development Agency and Buffalo and Erie County Regional Development Corp. Loan Write-off Committee Meeting, 8:30 a.m., ECIDA, 143 Genesee St., Buffalo. Confirmations, call Carrie A. Hocieniec, 856-6525, Ext. 136.

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>Jan. 9

Business groups

Clarence Chamber of Commerce, Business Round Table Meeting, 7 p.m., Clarence Public Library, 3 Town Place, Clarence. Program: New York Wage Theft Prevention Act, presented by Jean Fasanello. Information and reservations, call 631-3888 or e-mail info@clarence.org.

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>Jan. 10

Professional groups

Buffalo Chapter of Project Management Institute, monthly dinner meeting, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Classics V Restaurant, 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. Program: "Skills for the 21st Century: A Call for Creativity and Creative Leadership," presented by Gerard J. Puccio. Information, visit www.pmibuffalo.org.

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Business groups

Niagara Business Network, 8-9:15 a.m., Dick & Jenny's, 1270 Baseline Road, Grand Island. New members welcome. Information, visit: www.niagara-business-network.com or call Jim Sokolski 863-0260.

Pro-Net Professional Networking Group meeting, 8 a.m. today; 8:30 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Amherst Chamber of Commerce, 350 Essjay Road, Suite 200, Williamsville. Free to chamber members and prospective members. Reservations, contact Kim Whelan, 632-6905.

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Seminars and classes

Canisius College, Connecting the Dots: Financial Wellness and Physical Wellness workshop, 6:30-8 p.m., 2nd Floor of Student Center, Regis Room, 80 Hughes Ave., Buffalo. Understanding the relationship between personal health and personal wealth. Cost, $20. Information or reservations, call Dr. Jen, 908-2693 or Adrian, 510-3849.

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>Jan. 11

Professional groups

Buffalo Chapter of the Project Management Institute, workshop, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Classics V Restaurant, 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. Program: "Developing Creative-Leadership Skills: A Focus on Creative Approaches to Project Management," presented by Gerard J. Puccio. Information, visit www.pmibuffalo.org.

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Business groups

Clarence Chamber of Commerce, networking meeting, 8-9 a.m., Gianni Mazia's, 10325 Main St., Clarence. Speaker: Mark Winkle, PAETEC Energy. Information, call 631-3888 or visit www.clarence.org.

Buffalo Kiwanis, noon, Holiday Inn, 620 Delaware Ave. Information, call John Moffitt, 867-2236.

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce's Emerging Business Leaders, networking event, 5:30-7:30 p.m., with a tour and tasting of Flying Bison Brewery, 491 Ontario St., Buffalo.

Cost: $5, members; $25, nonmembers. Information or reservations, visit www.amherst.org or www.facebook.com/eblwny or call 632-6905.

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Seminars and classes

Allaire Financial Stretegies president and CEO Patrick Allaire and associate Keith Schottman will lead a series of six free financial planning workshops, 3 and 7 p.m., Christ United Methodist Church, 350 Saratoga Road, Snyder. Topic: What is Financial Planning? Reservations, call 839-2460.