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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 emailed to fin@buffnews.com by the preceding Thursday.

>Tuesday

Professional groups

The Niagara Frontier Chapter of the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) breakfast meeting, 2012, 7:30-9 a.m., Holiday Inn, 1881 Niagara Falls Blvd.,Amherst. Program: "Labor Law 240 Reform," presented by Sen. Patrick Gallivan. Cost: $25, members; $32, nonmembers. Reservations, contact Erin Harvey, 854-3400, or harvey@ruppbaase.com.

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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., Amherst Chamber of Commerce, 350 Essjay Road, Suite 200, Williamsville. Free to chamber members and prospective members. Reservations, contact Kim Whelan, 632-6905.

The Buffalo Urban Development Corp. membership meeting, noon, BUDC/ECIDA, 143 Genesee St., followed by BUDC board of directors meeting. Confirmations, call Carrie Hocieniec, 856-6525, Ext. 136, or email chocieni@ecidany.com.

Center for the Study of Art, Architecture, History and Nature and Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, Lecture Discussion Series, "Imagine Buffalo Niagara as a Binational Cultural Center: Why Does History and/or Nature Matter?" 12:10-1 p.m., Ring of Knowledge, main floor near Fables Cafe, Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square. Speaker: Thomas Yots, historian, Preservation Studio. Information, visit: www.buffaloah.com/h/center/index.html.

The Advertising Club of Buffalo's February AdLab -- Big Advice from Small Business Owners, 5:15 p.m., Templeton Landing, Two Templeton Terrace, Buffalo. Area small business owners will conduct a panel discussion and provide insightful advice. Cost: $5, student members; $10, Advertising Club of Buffalo members and $25, nonmembers (RSVP online; add $5, pay at door). Reservations or information, visit: advertisingclubofbuffalo.com.

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership, Hobnob & CEO Silent Auction, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Larkin Center of Commerce -- Eighth Floor, 701 Seneca St. Cost: $30, partnership members; $60, nonmembers/door price. Information or reservations, www.thepartnership.org/events or 541-1770.

The Buffalo Chapter of the National Association of Professional Women, monthly networking meeting, 6 p.m., Wellness Connection, Snyder Square, Suite 208 (second floor), Main Street and Harlem Road, Snyder. Free admission. Reservations, Maria Tarnev-Wydro, maria@essona.com.

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Seminars and classes

Travers Collins, You 2.0: Embracing Digital Media breakfast seminar, 7:45 a.m.-noon, the Barton Room, Larkin at Exchange, sixth floor, 726 Exchange St. Presentation, 8:30 a.m. Free. Reservations, email Katie Corbut: kcorbut@traverscollins.com.

The Canisius College Center for Professional Development, Executive Leadership Series, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Center for Professional Development, 300 Corporate Parkway, Amherst. Registration information or for a complete description of each course, contact the Center for Professional Development, 888-8490, or visit canisius.edu/cpd.

Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Skills seminar, noon, GOACC office, 120 N. Union St., Olean. Free for members. Presenters: Dan Antonioli, Cutco Corp., and John Stevens, JB Stevens Organizational Solutions. Information or reservations, call 372-4433 or email nancy@oleanny.com.

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>Wednesday

Business groups

BNI Prestige, breakfast meeting, 6:45-8 a.m., Avezzano's Restaurant, 204 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga. Information, contact Lou Taravella at 867-0138.

The Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce, morning business exchange, networking group meeting, 8 a.m., Olive Tree, 5240 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.

West Seneca Annual Community Awards Dinner, 5:30 p.m., Kloc's Grove, 1245 Seneca Creek Road, West Seneca. Information, call 674-4900.

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Seminars and classes

SCORE, the SBA and the North Tonawanda Library, "Starting and Managing Your Business," a prebusiness 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, North Tonawanda. Cost, $30. Veterans, free with proper ID. Workbook, $15. Required reservations, visit www.BuffaloNiagara.Score.Org.

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>Thursday

Business groups

BNI Platinum, weekly meeting, 6:45 a.m., Milos Restaurant, 5877 Main St., Williamsville. Information, contact Karen Benz Coen, Benz Associates, 648-3230.

BNI Signature, weekly meeting, 6:45-8:30 a.m., K of C Banquet Facility, 2735 Union Road, Cheektowaga. Information, contact Jarrett Pace, 361-6869, or visit www.facebook.com/BNI.Signature.

BNI Pinnacle, 6:45-8:30 a.m., Westwood Country Club, 772 N. Forest Road, Amherst. Information, contact Joe Zgoda, 254-4444.

The WNY Business Alliance, business-to-business networking meeting, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Millennium Hotel and Resort, 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.

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.

Rotary Club of Buffalo, 12:15 p.m., Templeton Landing, 2 Templeton Terrace. Program: Town of Amherst Addiction Court, presented by Judge Mark Farrell. Information, call 854-3397.

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Seminars and classes

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce, Tools for Prosperity workshop, 8:30-10 a.m., Buffalo Extension Center of Roberts Wesleyan College, 6500 Sheridan Drive, Suite 106, Amherst. Registration, 8:15 a.m. Program: Tips and Tricks for Writing a Press Release. Tickets: $5, members; $25, nonmembers. Registration, visit www.amherst.org or call 632-6905.

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>Friday

Business groups

BNI Enterprise, networking meeting, 6:45-8:30 a.m., Fairdale Banquet Center, 672 Wehrle Drive, Amherst. Information, contact Beth Weber, 819-5912, or visit www.bninewyork.com.

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>Saturday

Business groups

The second annual Teachers and Technology Think Tank (t4) 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.,Elmwood Franklin School, 104 New Amsterdam Ave. Teachers are encouraged to share projects, websites and ideas with other teachers and will have access to wireless Internet, interactive whiteboards, computer labs and iPads for demonstration purposes. Free. Required reservations, email Cheryl Colpoys at ccolpoys@elmwoodfranklin.org: name, school district, grade level taught, topic requests and requests for use of equipment during the event, if applicable. Information, visit http://efst4.wikispaces.com.

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>March 5

Seminars and classes

Clarence Chamber of Commerce's Business Roundtable workshop, 7 p.m., Clarence Public Library, 3 Town Place, Clarence. Topic: "Legal and Financial Planning for Your Estate." Reservations, call 631-3888 or email info@clarence.org.

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>March 6

Business groups

IABC, International Association of Business Communicators, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Buffalo Niagara Enterprise, 665 Main St. Communication, marketing, human resources, education, public relations and business professionals are invited to an informational/exploratory meeting to gauge interest in organizing a local chapter for IABC, the International Association of Business Communicators. Free. Register online: iabcbuff2012.eventbrite.com.

Buffalo Chapter of International Institute of Business Analysis, monthly dinner meeting, 5:30-7:30 p.m., 375 Essjay Road, Williamsville. Presentation: Requirements System Implementation at Independent Health using Blueprint. Cost, $10, IIBA/PMI Buffalo members.Required registration, visit http://iibabuffalo.onefireplace.com/.

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Seminars and classes

The Canisius College Center for Professional Development, Executive Leadership Series (Intermediate), 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesdays, through March 27, Center for Professional Development, 300 Corporate Parkway, Amherst. Registration information or for a complete description of each course, contact Center for Professional Development, 888-8490, or visit Canisius.edu/cpd.

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>March 7

Professional groups

The Independent Association of Accountants, tax season round table dinner meeting, 6 p.m., Salvatore's Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road, Depew. Discussion follows. Reservations and information, call 674-0636.

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Business groups

Working for Downtown, Brown Bag Lunch Series, noon-1 p.m., Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square (second-floor meeting room). Speaker: Chris Jacobs, Erie County clerk.Reservations or to order a $10 box lunch, contact Lynn Waclawek, lwaclawek@mtb.com.