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Business calendar for week of Feb. 22


Business Group

Amherst Chamber of Commerce: “Celebrating Business Excellence,” Business of the Year Awards. 5:30 p.m. Adams Mark Hotel, 120 Church St. $85 member; $99 non-member; $1,000, corporate table.

Professional Group

BNSME’s Executive of the Year Award Event: Frank Downing Jr., president of Towne Automotive Group. 5:15 p.m. Monday. Salvatore’s Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road, Depew. $70.

Seminars and Classes

Restaurant Symposium: 8:30 a.m. “Social Media Marketing and Costing Models for the New Minimum Wage,” co-sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Western New York Restaurant Association Chapter. Pettibones Grille, 275 Washington St. Free.


Business Group

BNI Professionals networking meeting: 6:30 a.m. Call 523-6429 for information. Ramada Hotel and Conference Center, 2402 North Forest Road, Amherst.

BNI Executive Marketing Team breakfast meeting: 6:45 a.m. For information: or 818-2526. Milos Restaurant, 5877 Main St., Amherst.

BUDC Board of Directors Meeting: Noon. Buffalo Urban Development Corp., 95 Perry St., Suite 404.


Business Group

ECIDA, RDC, ILDC Board Meeting: 10:45 a.m. Erie County Industrial Development Agency, 95 Perry St.

Women in Niagara Networking Series: Presented by Women’s Business Center at Canisius. Training from a business coach. 11:45 a.m. A Gust of Sun Winery, 4515 Baer Road, Ransomville. $150 includes five sessions.

Niagara Frontier Chapter - American Society of Safety Engineers Meeting: Noon. J.W. Danforth Training Room, 200 Colvin Woods Parkway, Tonawanda. $10.

Spring into the Spring Networking: 5:30 p.m. Network with over 200 business professionals from Western New York. ALOFT Hotel, 4219 Genesee St., Cheektowaga.

Seminars and Classes

Orchard Park Chamber’s Lunch and Learn: Noon. “Human Resources - Pitfalls and Precautions,” by Gail Orffeo, owner of Human Resources Simplified. To register, call 662-3366. Orchard Park Chamber of Commerce, 4211 N. Buffalo St., Suite 14, Orchard Park. Cost is $10, includes lunch.

Free Tax Preparation Services: 4 to 8 p.m. through April 13. Services by accounting students for residents with annual incomes under $54,000. Daemen College, 4380 Main St., Amherst.

Fourteen Ways To Preserve Your Assets with the Medicaid Laws: 6 p.m. Wednesday. Presented by Robert Friedman, Friedman and Ranzenhofer, and Jeff Vastola, M&T Securities. Akron-Newstead Senior Center, 5691 Cummings Road, Newstead. Call 542-5444 to register. Free.


Business Group

BNI Pinnacle networking meeting: 6:30 a.m. For reservations, call 677-9400. Milos Restaurant, 5877 Main St., Amherst.

BNI Signature networking meeting: 6:45 a.m. For information, call 886-1257, Ext. 201. Holiday Inn (Airport), 4600 Genesee St., Cheektowaga.

BNI Signature Networking Meeting: 7 a.m. “Grow Your Business Today,” signature meeting. West Seneca Chamber of Commerce, Southgate Plaza, 950 Union Road, West Seneca.

Business-to-Business Networking Meeting: 7:30 a.m. Hosted by the Western New York Business Alliance. Millennium Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga.

Orchard Park Chamber’s Business Connections: 8 a.m. Orchard Park Chamber of Commerce, 4295 S. Buffalo St., Orchard Park. For further information, contact the Chamber office at 662-3366.

Seminars and Classes

TMA Upstate New York Chapter Program and Networking: “Inside Job - How Government Insiders Subvert the Public Interest” presented by Mark Zupan. 5:30 p.m. Hotel @ The Lafayette, 391 Washington St. $25-$40.


Business Group

BNI Circle of Excellence networking meeting: 6:45 a.m. For information, call 408-2525. Milos Restaurant, 5877 Main St., Amherst.

BNI Enterprise networking meeting: 6:45 a.m. For information, call 465-7056. American Legion George F. Lamm Post, 962 Wehrle Drive, Amherst.


Seminars and Classes

Free Tax Preparation Services: 9:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. UB School of Management IRS-certified accounting students will provide free tax preparation. 110 Allen Hall, UB South Campus, 110 Allen Hall, University at Buffalo South Campus.

First Time Home Buyer Seminar: 11 a.m. Saturday. Free credit report for those attending. Banas Mortgage Company Limited (NMLS 46252), 27 North Long, Amherst. Free.

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