Business groups

• Clarence Chamber of Commerce, Business Round Table, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Clarence Town Library, Three Town Place, Clarence. Reservations, 631-3888.

Seminars and classes

• The Amherst Chamber of Commerce, open enrollment information seminar, 4:30-6 p.m., today and Wednesday, Amherst Chamber of Commerce offices, 350 Essjay Road, Suite 200, Williamsville. Registration, 632-6905; information, 250-4206.

• The Amherst Chamber of Commerce, At-Home Business “U” program, “Customer Service and Client Relationship Management,” 6-7:30 p.m., Amherst Chamber of Commerce, 350 Essjay Road, Suite 200, Williamsville. Cost, $129, includes a ticket to the SBA Luncheon May 2013. Information or reservation, 632-6905.


Professional groups

• Upstate Venture Association of NY and Upstate NY Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association Holiday Networking Event, 5-8:30 p.m., Embassy Suites Buffalo, 200 Delaware Ave., Buffalo. Registration information, Margie Ticknor, 518-320-2746.

Business groups

• BNI Executive Marketing Team, breakfast meeting, 6:45-8:30 a.m., Holiday Inn Buffalo Airport, 4600 Genesee St., Cheektowaga. Information, 818-2526.

Rotary Club of Buffalo Sunrise, breakfast meeting, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Saturn Club, Founders Room, 977 Delaware Ave., Buffalo. Cost, $15. Information, 667-6613.

• 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 276-1127.

Center for the Study of Art, Architecture, History and Nature and Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, lecture discussion series, “Imagine The Arts as Our Universal Language: In Pursuit of Happiness & Why The Arts Matter” noon-1 p.m., Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square. Information,

Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce, open enrollment meeting, 2-4 p.m. or 6-8 p.m., Magruders Restaurant, 4995 Broadway, Depew. Univera representatives and chamber broker, Capital Management Group available. Reservations, 681-9755.

The Buffalo Niagara Travel Professionals, 2012 Holiday Affair, 5:15 p.m. Statler City, Georgian Room, 107 Delaware Ave., Buffalo. Cost: $35, members; $40, guests/late fee. Reservations, Make check payable to “BNTP” to Justin Zarnoch, Hampton Inn East Aurora, 49 Olean St., East Aurora, NY 14052. Late reservations,

• Working For Downtown Pre-Holiday Social, 5-7 p.m., Just Vino, 846 Main St., Buffalo. Registration,

• Orchard Park Chamber of Commerce, Business After Hours Mixer, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Savilles Country Florist, 4020 N. Buffalo Road. Required reservations, 662-3366.

The Hamburg Chamber of Commerce Annual Holiday Bash. 5:30-9:30 p.m., Event Center at the Fairgrounds, 5820 South Park Ave., Hamburg. Admission, $30 person. Reservations, 649-7917; information,

• Executive Taking Action Forum, Life Coach Roundtable, 7 p.m., Holiday Inn Buffalo Airport, 4600 Genesee St., Cheektowaga. Reservations, 202-8423.


Professional groups

• The Independent Association of Accountants of New York, technical dinner meeting, 6 p.m., Salvatore’s Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road, Depew. Reservations and information, 674-0636.

Business groups

BNI Advantage, networking meeting, 6:45-8:30 a.m., Sean Patrick’s Restaurant and Banquet Facility, 3480 Millersport Highway, Getzville. Call 433-2402.

• The Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce, 8 a.m., Dutch Mill Family Restaurant, 5259 Broadway, Lancaster. Call 681-9755.

Buffalo Niagara Partnership, Partnership 101, 8-10 a.m., Buffalo Niagara Partnership, 665 Main St., Suite 200, Buffalo. Registration, 541-1770.

• Pro-Net Professional Networking Group meeting, 8:30 a.m., Amherst Chamber of Commerce, 350 Essjay Road, Suite 200, Amherst. Free, Chamber members and prospective members. Reservations, 632-6905.

• 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.

Professional groups

The Buffalo Chapter of the American Society for Quality Spouse/Guest night, Buffalo Gardens-The Journey, 5:30 p.m., Salvatore’s Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road, Depew. Dinner, 6:15 p.m. Cost $25, members and guests; $30, nonmembers/guest/walk-ins; $15, students/unemployed member. Reservations,

• The Buffalo Chapter of the American Society of Women Accountants, Holiday meeting and Basket Raffle., 6 p.m., Millennium Hotel and Resort, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Reservations, 998-2659.

Business groups

• BNI Platinum, networking meeting, 6:45 a.m., Milos Restaurant, 5877 Main St., Williamsville. Information, 648-3230.

• BNI Pinnacle, networking meeting, 6:45-8:30 a.m., Westwood Country Club, 772 N. Forest Road, 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.

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

• Southtowns Business Network, 8 a.m., Alton’s Restaurant, 2221 Transit Road, Elma. Information, 681-5311.

• Rotary Club of Buffalo, 12:15 p.m., Templeton Landing, 2 Templeton Terrace, Buffalo. Call, 854-3397.

• Working for Downtown, Thursday in the City, 5-8 p.m., Papaya, 118 W. Chippewa St. Information,

Seminars and classes

Buffalo Chapter of Project Management Institute, 8 a.m.–noon and 12:30–4:30 p.m., Classics V Restaurant, 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. Morning Program-Basic Toolbelt Skills: “Building a Quality Schedule in MS Project.” Afternoon Program-Advanced Toolbelt Skills: “Conflict Management for Project Managers.” Earn 4 PDUs each class. Information,

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce, Tools for Prosperity workshop, 8:30-10 a.m., Roberts Wesleyan College Buffalo Extension Campus, 6500 Sheridan Drive, Williamsville. Registration, 8:15 a.m. Cost, $5, members; $25, nonmembers. Registration, 632-6905.

DIGITS LLC and EscapeWire Solutions, Lunch and Learn event, noon-2 p.m., DoubleTree Inn, 10 Flint Road, Amherst. Topic: “Data Security to Prevent Data Breach.” Information and registration,

Siemens and Applied Sciences Group’s Engineers, free, Challenges of Packaging Machinery event, noon-2:30 p.m., Applied Sciences Group Inc., (Calspan Building) Building 6 Auditorium, 4455 Genesee St., Buffalo. Required preregistration, 626-5100, Ext. 205.

• NYS Center of Excellence at the University at Buffalo Life Sciences Commercialization Lecture Series, 4-5 p.m., NYS Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences at UB, 701 Ellicott St., Buffalo. Topic: The Tapecon Story: How a 90+ Year Old Family-owned Manufacturer Evolved to Stay Relevant and Successful in Medical Markets.Registration,


Professional groups

Independent Insurance Agents Association of Western New York, Holiday Party, noon, The Mansion on Delaware, 414 Delaware Ave, Buffalo. Lunch, 1 p.m. Cost, $60 person. Reservations,

Buffalo Section Microwave Theory & Techniques and Antennas & Propagation Societies, joint dinner meeting with the Buffalo Section IEEE and the Computer, Control Systems, Communications, Engineering Management, Power Energy, Gold, Industrial Applications Societies, 6 p.m., Holiday Inn Amherst, 1881 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. Cost: $20, IEEE members; $10, life and student members; $24, nonmembers. Reservations, 689-6689.

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 Hamburg Chamber of Commerce and Hilbert College “Better Your Business” seminars 8 a.m., Swan Hall Auditorium, Hilbert College campus, 5200 South Park Avenue, Hamburg. Check-in, 7:30 a.m. Cost: $10, Chamber members; $15, nonmembers. Information or required registration, 649-7917.