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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.

>Monday

Business groups

The Erie County Industrial Development Agency, meeting of the members, 9 a.m., Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, 1 Lafayette Square, followed by the Buffalo and Erie County Regional Development Corp. board of directors; followed by the Buffalo and Erie County Industrial Land Development Corp. meeting of directors. Confirmations, call Carrie A. Hocieniec, 856-6525, Ext. 136.

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

Northtowns Chapter 439 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees, 1:30 p.m., Harlem Road Community Center, 4255 Harlem Road, Amherst. Program: Gardening for Seniors, presented by Cathy Hetzler. Information, contact Ann Converso, 337-3570 and 867-9552 or Tom Keating, 694-3073.

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>Tuesday

Professional groups

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME, professional development and dinner meeting, 5:30 p.m., The Roycroft Inn, 40 S. Grove St., East Aurora. Topic: "The Evolution of Centrifugal Compressor Design." Eligible for 1 PDH credit. Cost: $20, students; $25, ASME members; and $30, nonmembers and guests. Reservations: visit sections.asme.org/buffalo/.

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Business groups

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

Pro-Net Professional Networking Group meeting, 8 a.m. today and 8:30 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Amherst Chamber of Commerce, Suite 200, 350 Essjay Road. Free to Chamber members and prospective members. Reservations, contact Kim Whelan at 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 as a Bi-National 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: James Sandoro, Buffalo Transportation Pierce Arrow Museum. Information, visit www.buffaloah.com.

World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara, panel discussion 3:30-5 p.m., The Larkin at Exchange, 726 Exchange St. Followed by networking reception. Topic: Engaging Dynamic Emerging Economies -- Expanding into New Markets Abroad. Panelists: John Thomas, School of Management, University at Buffalo; Juan Lahens, RBS Citizens Bank; Chris Johnston, World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara; and Patrick Scanlon, Buflovak. Information and reservations, call 852-7160.

American Business Women's Association of Western New York, "Spring into Success" business women's networking event 6-8:30 p.m., Frog Hair Grille, 7800 Transit Road, Williamsville. Cost, $10 includes appetizers and a cash bar.

Clarence Chamber of Commerce, Business Roundtable meeting, 7 p.m., Clarence Public Library, 3 Town Place, Clarence. Program: Social Media "Get Diagnosed," presented by Sean Macaluso of The Mac Groups. Open to the public. Reservations, contact the Chamber office, 631-3888 or email: info@clarence.org.

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Seminars and classes

BuffaloJobFinder.com in partnership with Monster, Western New York's professional Career Fest, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Millennium Airport Hotel and Resort, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Free admission. Bring copies of resume. Information, call 849-4498, or visit www.BuffaloJobFinder.com/CareerFest.

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>Wednesday

Professional groups

APICS-Buffalo, the Association for Operations Management, professional development meeting, 5:30 p.m., Salvatore's Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road, Depew. Dinner, 6 p.m. Program: Ice Cream Sundae Production: From Job Shop to Lean Flow, presented by Michael D. Ford, TQM Works. Cost: $25, members and guests; $15, full-time students. Information and registration, visit www.apics-buffalo.com or call Nancy Boyd Haley, 648-0972.

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Business groups

The Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce, morning business exchange, networking group meeting, 8 a.m., KeyBank, 5207 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. Call 276-1117.

Home Improvement Council of WNY, dinner and networking meeting, 6 p.m., Milos Banquet Facility, 5877 Main St., Williamsville. Topic: NYS Sales Tax. For information, contact donna@hicwny.com.

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Seminars and classes

The Buffalo State College Small Business Development Center, third edition Survive and Thrive: Essentials for Starting Your Own Small Business workshop, 8:30 a.m.-noon, Burchfield Penney Art Museum, 1300 Elmwood Ave. Registration 8-8:30 a.m. Cost: $20, individuals; fee is waived for Buffalo State faculty, staff, students, alumni and U.S. military veterans. Information, call 878-4030.

SCORE, the SBA and the North Tonawanda Public 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, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., North Tonawanda Public Library, 504 Meadow Drive, North Tonawanda. Cost, $30; veterans, free with proper ID. Workbook, $15. Required reservations, visit www.BuffaloNiagara.Score.Org.

The Canisius College Women's Business Center, social media learning labs, 9 a.m.-noon, Canisius College campus, Regis Room South, 2001 Main St., Buffalo. Topic: Twitter from Soup to Nuts. Cost, $50 per session or $325, for seven sessions. Information, call 888-8280 or visit socialmediabizsummit.com.

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>Thursday

Business groups

BNI Signature, Visitors Day, 6:45-9 a.m., K of C Banquet Facility, 2735 Union Road, Cheektowaga. Information and required reservations, contact Cher Kempf, 868-6018.

The Lancaster/Depew Rotary Club, breakfast meeting, 7 a.m., Russell's Steaks Chops and More, 6675 Transit Road, Williamsville. Prospective business professionals welcome. Information contact Arthur Rago, 684-2099.

The WNY Business Alliance, business-to-business networking meeting, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Millennium Hotel and Resort, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Call David Nestico, 310-3235.

The Western New York Business Network Group for business professionals, 7:45 a.m., Comfort Inn, 1 Flint Road, Amherst. Call 553-8883.

The Parachute Group, a networking group for downsized employees and career changers, 10 a.m., Lakewood Town Offices (upstairs), 20 W. Summit St., Lakewood. Call Shawn Glogowski, 276-1127.

Rotary Club of Buffalo, Enchanted Evening, 5 p.m., Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park, Buffalo. Information, call 854-3397.

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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>Friday

Business groups

BNI Circle of Excellence, networking meeting, 6:45-9 a.m., Milo's Restaurant, 5877 Main St., Williamsville. Information, contact Daniel Young at 408-2525.

Biz LINKT, networking meeting, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Ken-Ton Chamber Conference Room, 3411 Delaware Ave., Kenmore. Information, contact Len Tobin, 838-6141.

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>May 29

Business groups

The Buffalo Urban Development Corp. noon, BUDC/ECIDA, 143 Genesee St. Confirmations, call Carrie Hocieniec, 856-6525, Ext. 135 or email chocieni@ecidany.com.

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>May 30

Professional groups

Niagara Frontier Subcontractors Association, Ask the Attorney Night, with Eric Bloom, chapter attorney and dinner meeting, 5:30 p.m., Lafayette Hotel, 391 Washington St., Buffalo. Dinner, 6 p.m. Contact Eric, 858-3719 or ebloom@damonmorey.com with questions or issues to be answered at the meeting. Cost, $39 person. Reservations, contact Cheryl, 875-4627 or clogan@conexbuff.com.

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Business groups

Business Helping Business, a group of multidisciplinary business professionals, 4:30 p.m., Pearl Street Grill and Brewery, 76 Pearl St. Information, visit www.bhbwny.com or contact Gord Manary, 796-7248, or email gordon.manary@gmail.com.