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The Business Calendar runs each Sunday in the Business ?section. Notices of meetings, seminars and workshops of interest to the Buffalo-area business community should be sent to the Business News Desk of The News, Box 100, Buffalo, NY 14240; faxed to 849-4587; or emailed to fin@buffnews.com by the preceding Thursday.

>Tuesday

Professional groups

• The Western New York Paralegal Association, Annual Holiday Luncheon, noon, Pearl Street Grill & Brewery, 76 Pearl St., Buffalo. Members are asked to bring gift cards to retailers such as Home Depot, Tim Horton's, Dunkin' Donuts, Walmart, Tops, etc. for donation to Crossroads House. Reservations, sasarra@trialadvocates.com; information, www.wnyparalegals.org.

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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 and 8:30 a.m., Wednesday and Thursday, 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 downsized employees and career changers, 10 a.m., Lakewood Town Offices (upstairs), 20 W. Summit St., Lakewood. Call 276-1127.

• 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.

• Center for the Study of Art, Architecture, History and Nature and Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, lecture discussion series, "Imagine Buffalo Niagara as a Bi-National Cultural Center: Why The Arts Matter!" 12:10-1 p.m., Ring of Knowledge, main floor near Fables Cafe, Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square. Speaker: Mark Poloncarz, Erie County Executive. Information, www.buffaloah.com.

• The Canisius College Masters of Business Alumni Association, December Holiday event, 5:30 p.m., tour the Our Lady of Victory Basilica, 767 Ridge Road, Lackawanna, followed by a celebration, Curly's Bar & Grill, 647 Ridge Road, Lackawanna. Reservations, 998-2659.

• Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce, Holiday Business After Hours, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Eddie Ryans, 50 Central Ave., Lancaster. Cost, $5 or donate canned good or nonperishable food item, includes appetizers and Happy Hour drinks. Call 681-9755.

• Clarence Chamber of Commerce, Holiday Mixer, 6 p.m., Protocol Restaurant, 6766 Transit Road, Williamsville. Cost: $25, person. Cash Bar. Please bring a $5 gift for a gift exchange. Chamber will collect new unwrapped toys and canned items for donation to the Clarence Food Pantry. Reservations, 631-3888.

• 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

Professional groups

• The Western New York Chapter of the Financial Planning Association, monthly lunch meeting, 11:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m., Sonoma Grille, 5010 Main Street, Snyder. Program: "Income and Estate Planning with Focus on Charitable Giving." Cost: Free, chapter members; $25, nonmembers. Required reservations, 688-3096 or www.fpawny.org.

• The Buffalo Chapter of the National Association of Purchasing Management, holiday dinner meeting, 5-8 p.m., Adam's Mark Hotel, 120 Church St., Buffalo. Cost: $25, members and guests; $15, full-time students. Reservations, 648-0972.

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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., Dutch Mill Family Restaurant, 5259 Broadway, Lancaster. Call 681-9755.

• Buffalo Niagara Partnership Movers and Shakers, 8-10 a.m., 665 Main St., Suite. 200, Buffalo. Tickets: Free, Partnership members; $25, nonmembers. Topic: Update on the Buffalo Billion. Registration, 541-1770.

• 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.

• Kiwanis Club of Buffalo, noon, Holiday Inn Downtown, 620 Delaware Ave. Information, 854-4034.

• The American Business Women's Association of WNY Chapter (ABWA WNY) Holiday Mixer, 5:30 p.m., Windows on the Green at Westwood Country Club, 772 N. Forest, Williamsville. Dinner, 6 p.m. The chapter will collect cash donations or warm clothing, gloves and hats for the YWCA Domestic Violence Program. Cost: $30, member; $40, guest. Registration, www.nawbowny.org.

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>Thursday

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, 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, Holiday Party, 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. Visit www.workingfordowntown.org.

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Friday

Professional groups

•Labor and Employment Relations Association of WNY, LERA of WNY, Healthcare Reform Update, 8:30-11 a.m., Adam's Mark Hotel, 120 Church St., Buffalo. Registration, 8-8:30 a.m. Program: "Update: The Impact of Healthcare Reform on Employers, Employees and Labor and Employment Relations." Cost: $22. Advance; $25, at the door. Reservations, www.lerawny.org or Sandy Luedke, 849-5466.

• Niagara Frontier American Society for Training & Development (NFASTD), "LEGO Serious Play" noon-2 p.m., Templeton Landing, 2 Templeton Terrace, Buffalo. Cost: $25, members; $30, nonmembers; $175, table of 8. Registration, http://astdniagara.org.

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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.

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>Saturday

Grand openings and events

• Mia Dolcezza, Grand Opening from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at 2872 Delaware Ave. in Kenmore. The company, owned by North Buffalo native Jennifer Brien, was started as a gourmet cookie bakery out of her home.

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Dec. 17

Business groups

• 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.

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Dec. 18

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.

• 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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Dec. 19

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., Dutch Mill Family Restaurant, 5259 Broadway, Lancaster. Call 681-9755.

• 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.