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Professional groups

• The Buffalo/Niagara Sales & Marketing Executives, networking and dinner meeting, 5:15 p.m., dinner, 6:15 p.m., Smith Theatre, 660 Main St., Buffalo. Program: Buffalo Niagara Forward–Growing the Economy of the Region, presented by Dottie Gallagher-Cohen, president and CEO of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership. Cost: Free SME members; $40 nonmembers; $15 students. Registration 662-2279 or

Business groups

• Buffalo Executives Association, noon, Protocol Restaurant, 6766 Transit Road, Williamsville, Craft Talk: R.W. Miller & Associates. Guests welcome. Contact Cheryl Samilio Meyer 852-6916


Business groups

• BNI Executive Marketing Team, breakfast meeting, 6:45-8:30 a.m., Milos Restaurant, 5877 Main St., Williamsville. Information 818-2526 or

• Pro-Net Professional Networking Group meeting, 8 a.m. today; 8:30 a.m., Wednesday and Thursday, Amherst Chamber of Commerce, 400 Essjay Road, Suite 150, Williamsville. Reservations 632-6905.

• The Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee meeting, 4 p.m., Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, 726 Exchange St., Suite 525, Buffalo. Open to the public. Guidelines and instructions for projects seeking funding from the committee

Executive Taking Action Forum, Life Coach Roundtable, a leadership and personal development networking group, 7 p.m., Holiday Inn Buffalo Airport, 4600 Genesee St., Cheektowaga. Reservations 202-8423.

Seminars and classes

The Hamburg Chamber and Hilbert College, Better Your Business seminar, 5:30 p.m., Hilbert College, Swan Auditorium, 5200 South Park Ave., Hamburg. Topic: “Measuring Customer and Employee Satisfaction to Enhance Your Organization.” Cost: $15 chamber members; $18 prospective members. Information or required advance reservations, 649-7917 or

SBA and Buffalo Niagara SCORE, Straight Talk Series, business workshops, 5:45-8:30 p.m., Medaille College, Main Building Auditorium, 18 Agassiz Circle, Buffalo. Runs through April 1, 2014. Cost $5 per seminar, free for veterans (with ID) and free with Jan. 18, 2014 Straight Talk attendance. Information and required registration

Buffalo Business Challenge, a business charity event for the Belle Center of Western New York, 7 p.m., Pearl Street Grill & Brewery, 76 Pearl St., Program: How To Make 2014 Your Most Profitable Year Ever! Registration


Professional groups

• Niagara Frontier Subcontractors Association, Membership Meeting, 5:15 p.m., Tour of the One Canalside Building, former Donovan State Office Building, One Canalside, followed by cocktails and a light meal at Pearl Street Grill, 76 Pearl St. Cost $10. Reservations 875-4627 or

Business groups

• The Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce, morning business exchange networking group meeting, 8 a.m., Forestview Restaurant, 4781 Transit Road, Depew. No cost to members or member guests.

Amherst Chamber of Commerce, Food For Thought, a program of Emerging Business Leaders, 8-9:30 a.m., D!G Co-working space, BNMC Innovation Center, Speaker: Patrick Whalen, COO, Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. Reservations 632-6905

• The Parachute Group, a networking group for individuals in career/job transition, 10 a.m., Harlem Road Community Center, 4255 Harlem Road, Amherst. Call 276-1117.

• Women’s Business Center at Canisius, Women In Networking (WIN) City meeting, 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Canisius College, Demerly Hall, 2365 Main St. Buffalo. Reservations, email

Seminars and classes

Small Business Development Center at Buffalo State and the Veteran One-stop Center of Western New York Operation Entrepreneur, a veteran small business workshop, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., VOC–WNY, 1280 Main St.-2nd Floor, Buffalo. Lunch provided. Registration, email; information, 878-4030.


Business groups

• BNI Pinnacle, networking meeting, 6:30-8:30 a.m., Transit Valley Country Club, 8920 Transit Road, East Amherst. Reservations 585-704-4383.

• BNI Signature, networking meeting, 6:45-8:30 a.m., K of C Banquet Facility, 2735 Union Road, Cheektowaga. Information 886-1257, Ext. 201.

• Project Management Institute, Buffalo Chapter, Breakfast Roundtable, 7:15-8:45 a.m., Bob Evans Restaurant, 6635 Transit Road, Williamsville. Beverages and breads provided by PMI. Topic: Emerging Industries – where can our profession make the biggest bang for the buck? Information Melissa Wallace, 866-2842 or

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

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

• Rotary Club of Buffalo, 12:15 p.m., Templeton Landing, 2 Templeton Terrace, Buffalo. Program: City of Buffalo, presented by Darius Pridgen. 854-3397 or

• Global Spectrum, the management company operating Canalside, meeting to acquaint with certified minority corporations, organizations and vendors, 4:30 p.m., 5th Floor Conference Room, 95 Perry St., Buffalo. Various opportunities will be discussed on how Global Spectrum and these diverse entities may work together at Canalside. Free and open to representatives of certified minority and women-owned businesses, and micro-enterprises. Information, or email

Working For Downtown, Thursday in the City, 5-8 p.m., Papaya, 118 W. Chippewa, Buffalo. Information 854-2314.

Seminars and classes

• World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara Manufacturing and Exports the State of Manufacturing, International and the Region, noon-1:30 p.m., Salvatore’s Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road, Depew. Cost: $45 WTCBN members;$65 nonmembers, includes lunch. Information 852-7160

• Bryant & Stratton College, Career Fair, 3-6 p.m., Bryant & Stratton College Southtowns Campus, 200 Redtail Road, Orchard Park. Information 677-9500 or Anyone needing help with job search can book a free, one-hour appointment with a Career Services representative Monday, March 24 through Wednesday, March 26 at any of the three campuses in Amherst: 625-6300; Buffalo Campus: 884-9120; and Southtowns Campus in Orchard Park: 677-9500 Buffalo. Friday

Business groups

• BNI Enterprise, networking meeting, 6:45-8:30 a.m., Fairdale Banquet Center, 672 Wehrle Drive, Amherst. Information, 316-2302.

• BNI Circle of Excellence, networking meeting, 6:45-9 a.m., Milo’s Restaurant, 5877 Main St., Williamsville. Call 408-2525.


Seminars and classes

• The Niagara County Community College Small Business Development Center and Cornerstone Community Credit Union, free business workshops for local business owners, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Cornerstone Community Credit Union, 6485 South Transit Road, Lockport. Topic: Using Facebook to Promote Your Business. Registration 210-2515 or email

April 1

Business groups

• IIBA (International Institute of Business Analysis) Buffalo, Requirements Tools–Panel Discussion, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Independent Health, Multi media room, Second Floor, 375 Essjay Road, Williamsville. 1 CDUs/ PDUs. Registration

Seminars and classes

• The Western New York Chapter of the Global Entrepreneurs Organization, MEGA Event, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Hotel@Lafayette Hotel, 391 Washington St., Buffalo Registration

April 2

Business groups

• Buffalo Niagara Chapter NYS Women, monthly networking and dinner meeting, 5:30 p.m., Protocol Restaurant, 6766 Transit Road, Williamsville. Program: “Women In Politics Panel Discussion,” with Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon and Laure Monte, executive director of WomenElect. Cost $35 nonmembers. Registration

Seminars and classes

• Daemen College, Nancy Haberman Gacioch Entrepreneurship Lecture Series, 5-6 p.m., Wick Campus Center’s Alumni Lounge, 4380 Main St., Amherst. Speakers: Bernice Radle and Jason Wilson, co-owners, BuffaLove Development. Free and open to the public. Information, 566-7877 or