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Business Calendar for Tuesday through May 18


Business Group

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

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

BUDC Downtown Committee Meeting: Noon. BUDC Downtown Committee Meeting Sponsored by BUDC. Buffalo City Hall, 65 Niagara Square. 851-4200.


Business Group

AM Business Exchange: 8 a.m. Informal networking with guest speaker. Forestview Restaurant, 4781 Transit Road, Depew.

ISM-Buffalo (Institute for Supply Management) Educational Dinner Meeting: 5 p.m. Monthly Meeting featuring after-dinner presentation “3 Steps to Revitalize an Organization” by Michael Diati, VP, Speed Global Services and leadership training business consultant. The Protocol Restaurant, 6766 Transit Road, Cheektowaga. Information at Call 648-0972 for reservations. Guests invited. $15-$35.

Professional Group

Amherst Chamber “ProNet” Professional Networking Group Meeting: 8:30 a.m. Amherst Chamber of Commerce, 400 Essjay Road, Amherst.

Financial Planning Association of Western New York: Noon. Educational Luncheon: Canadian Tax Concerns, presented by Richard Halinda Esq. The Protocol Restaurant , 6766 Transit Road, Cheektowaga.$25. Free for first time potential members.


Business Group

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

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

BNI Signature Networking Meeting: 7 a.m. Grow your business today. BNI Signature Meeting, 950 Union Road., West Seneca.

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

Orchard Park Chamber’s Business Connections Networking Group Meeting: 8 a.m. Meet in the basement of the Municipal Center, 4295 S. Buffalo St., Orchard Park. For further information, please contact the Chamber office at 662-3366.

Buffalo Niagara Business Ethics Awards (BNBEA): Noon. Salvatore’s Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road, Depew.

Professional Group

Amherst Chamber “ProNet” Professional Networking Group Meeting: 8:30 a.m. Amherst Chamber of Commerce, 400 Essjay Road, Amherst.


Business Group

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

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

Professional Group

BNI Meeting – Enterprise Chapter: 7 a.m. One person per specialty allowed in each chapter. Aloft Hotel, 4291 Genesee St., Cheektowaga.

Amherst Chamber of Commerce Business Toastmasters: 7:45 a.m. Strengthen your public speaking and leadership skills. Amherst Chamber of Commerce, 400 Essjay Road, Amherst. Contact office for price information at 632-6905.

May 16

Seminars and Classes

Improving Decision-Making and Problem-Solving: 8 a.m. Learn a six-step process for better outcomes and greater success in problem-solving. Medaille College, 18 Agassiz Circle. Free.

May 17

Business Group

PMI Buffalo Presentations and Dinner: 3:30 p.m. Session 1: “Program and Portfolio Management,” until 5 p.m. Session 2: “Managing Organizational Change,” 6:45 to 8:15 p.m. Pan American Grill & Brewery, 391 Washington St. 856-0062. $25-$65.

Amherst Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours: 5 p.m. Night of informal, open networking. Free to members and potential members. Sweet Jenny’s, 5732 Main St., Amherst. 681-2424. Call to RSVP or register online.

Cornell Cooperative Extension Board of Directors Meeting: 7 p.m. Cornell Cooperative Extension Building, 21 S. Grove St, East Aurora.

May 18

Business Group

Orchard Park Chamber Business Breakfast Mixer: 8 a.m. Pediatric & Adolescent Urgent Care of WNY, 3055 Southwestern Blvd., Orchard Park. Members and their guests may call the Chamber office at 662-3366 for reservations.

Professional Group

Business Continuity Management Seminar by Association of Contingency Planners ACP - Eastern Great Lakes Chapter EGLACP: 1 p.m. Speakers include: Robert Vail and Bill Redman. M&T Bank, 80 Holtz Drive, Cheektowaga. Registration required by contacting: Graham Manfreda. Free.

Financial Service Professionals Buffalo Chapter: 1 p.m. VTC Educational Lunch and Learn. Giancarlo’s Sicilian Steak House and Pizzeria, 5110 Main St., Amherst. . $20-$35. Free for first time potential members.

Seminars and Classes

WBC Presents WIN Niagara: 11:45 a.m. Educational networking series for women in business and women business owners in Niagara County (5 sessions). Women’s Business Center at Canisius College, 2365 Main St. $150.