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>Monday

Professional groups

Niagara Frontier Section ISA lunch and tour of Certo Brothers Distributing, noon-1:30 p.m., 2500 North America Drive, West Seneca. Safety glasses required; no high heeled footwear. Limited to the first 20 reservations. Cost: $20, ISA member, student and veteran; $30, nonmember. Reservations, joe.cipriani@appliedmc.com or 512-2982.

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Business groups

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce, open enrollment information seminar, 8-10 a.m., Amherst Chamber of Commerce offices, 350 Essjay Road, Suite 200, Amherst. Open to anyone who currently subscribes to a health insurance plan through the Chamber or any businesses that are interested in learning more about subscribing through the Chamber. Registration, 632-6905 or www.amherst.org. Information, 250-4206 or csolecki@amherst.org.

The Erie County Industrial Development Agency Meeting of the Members, 9 a.m., ECIDA Offices, 143 Genesee St. followed by the Buffalo and Erie County Regional Development Corp. Board of Directors meeting, followed by the Buffalo and Erie County Industrial Land Development Corp. meeting of the directors. Call 856-6525, Ext. 136.

Northtowns Chapter 439 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees, 1:30 p.m., Harlem Road Community Center, 4255 Harlem Road, Amherst. Representatives from the various health care organizations that provide service to federal employees will speak on services, changes and costs. Information, Tom Keating, 694-3073.

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership, 2013 Regional Agenda Rollout Public Officials Reception, 4:15 p.m. Pettibones Grille at Coca Cola Field, 275 Washington St., Buffalo. Tickets: $50, members; $100, nonmembers. Registration, www.thepartnership.org/events or 541-1770.

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>Tuesday

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.

Buffalo Urban Development Corp., Real Estate Committee Meeting, noon, BUDC/ECIDA, 143 Genesee St., Buffalo, followed by the Buffalo Brownfield Restoration Corp. meeting. Call 362-8367 or chocieni@ecidany.com.

The Clarence Chamber of Commerce, After Hours Blender, 5:30-7 p.m., Staybridge Suites, 8005 Transit Road, Clarence. Refreshments served. Cash bar. Reservations, 631-3888.

The Buffalo Investors & Exchangors Group, 7 p.m., Millennium Hotel and Resort, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Program: How to Avoid Probate and Estate Taxes, presented by Robert Friedman, Esq. and How to Double Your Real Estate Portfolio With Your Current Equity, presented by Russell J. Gullo. Reservations, 675-1500.

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.

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>Wednesday

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, morning business exchange networking group meeting, 8 a.m., Mimi's Central Perk Cafe, 24 Central Ave., Lancaster. Call 681-9755.

Pro-Net Professional Networking Group meeting, 8:30 a.m., Amherst Chamber of Commerce, 350 Essjay Road, Suite 200, Amherst. Free to 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.

Women's Business Center at Canisius, Women In Networking, Amherst meeting, 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m., Canisius Amherst Conference Center, 300 Corporate Pkwy. Amherst. Topic: "Emotions, Expectations and Economics: Are Emotions Affecting Your Investment Decisions?" Reservations, wbcinfo@canisius.edu.

The Rotary Club of Buffalo and Kiwanis Club of Buffalo, joint meeting, noon, Holiday Inn, 620 Delaware Ave., Buffalo. Speaker: Andrew J. Rudnick, president and CEO, Buffalo Niagara Partnership. Information, 854-3397 or 854-4034.

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Seminars and classes

VIVE La Casa and Upstate New York Chapter American Immigration Lawyers Association, Thanksgiving dinner and panel discussion and tour, noon-2 p.m., VIVE la Casa, 50 Wyoming St., Buffalo. Cost, $20. Reservations, wruehle@lasroc.org. Lunch, catered by Fat Bob's Smokehouse, for refugees in residence at VIVE and those working in the refugee services industry, including lawyers, paralegals, administrators and volunteers.

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>Nov. 26

Seminars and classes

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce, open enrollment information seminar, 4-6 p.m., Amherst Chamber of Commerce offices, 350 Essjay Road, Suite 200, Amherst. Registration, 632-6905 or www.amherst.org. Information, 250-4206 or csolecki@amherst.org

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>Nov. 27

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.

Pro-Net Professional Networking Group meeting, 8 a.m., today; 8:30 a.m., Wednesday, Amherst Chamber of Commerce, 350 Essjay Road, Suite 200, Amherst. Free to 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.

Buffalo Urban Development Corp., annual meeting, noon, BUDC/ECIDA, 143 Genesee St., Buffalo. Call 856-6525, Ext. 136 or chocieni@ecidany.com.

The Grand Island Professional Women's Chapter, New York State Women, meeting and tour, 6 p.m., U.S. Border Patrol and Homeland Security, 201 Lang Blvd., Grand Island, Information, 773-9184, 308-6230 or dinsdggr@aol.com.

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.

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Seminars and classes

SCORE, the SBA and Buffalo 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, 505 Meadow Drive, North Tonawanda. Cost, $30; veterans, free with proper ID. Workbook, $15. Required reservations, visit www.BuffaloNiagara.Score.Org.

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Wyoming County, Backyard Poultry Discussion, 7 p.m., 401 North Main St., Warsaw. Topic: "Pests and Parasites: Whats Bugging Your Flock." Presentation, handouts, samples of conventional treatments and organic treatments available. Cost, $5 per family. Registration, Debra Welch, 585-786-2251 or djw275@cornell.edu.
Nov. 28

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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, morning business exchange networking group meeting, 8 a.m., Mimi's Central Perk Cafe, 24 Central Ave., Lancaster. Call 681-9755.

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Nov. 29

Professional groups

The Buffalo Niagara Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America, Annual Meeting, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Templeton Landing, 2 Templeton Terrace, Buffalo. Program: "How to Develop the Mindset of a Strategist: Getting to the Table Earlier and With More Personal Power." Registration, www.prsabuffaloniagara.org or 508-0277. Cost: $45, PRSA members; $60, nonmembers; and $35, PRSSA student members.

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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, 998-6021.

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

The Emerging Business Leaders young professionals group, Food For Thought breakfast program, 8-9:30 a.m., Amherst Chamber of Commerce, 350 Essjay Road, Suite 200, Amherst. Reservation, Allison Whalen, 632-6905.