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Jan. 2

Business groups

• 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.

• 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 Canisius College Women’s Business Center, open networking event, 8:30-10 a.m., Canisius College Women’s Business Center, 2365 Main St., Buffalo. The event is free and open to the public. Information, canisius.edu/wbc or 888-8280.

Jan. 3

Business groups

• Rotary Club of Buffalo, 12:15 p.m., Templeton Landing, 2 Templeton Terrace, Buffalo. Program: City of Buffalo Schools, presented by Dr. Pamela Brown, superintendent. Call, 854-3397.

Jan. 7

Business groups

• The Erie County Industrial Development Agency, Policy Committee Meeting, 8:30 a.m., ECIDA, 143 Genesee St., Buffalo. Confirmations, 856-6525, Ext. 136.

Seminars and classes

• The Amherst Chamber of Commerce, At-Home Business “U” program, 6-7:30 p.m., Amherst Chamber of Commerce, 350 Essjay Road, Suite 200, Williamsville. Topic: Public Speaking. The event is open to all business professionals who would like to attend. Information or reservation, 632-6905 or www.amherst.org.

Jan. 8

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., 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.

• Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce, Job Fair 2013, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Walden Galleria, Walden Ave., Cheektowaga.

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,” noon-1 p.m., Ring of Knowledge, main floor near Fables Cafe, Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square. Info, www.buffaloah.com.

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership Buy Local Series, Sell Local by Utilizing Technology, 5:45-7 p.m., KeyBank–Stuyvesent Plaza Branch, 274 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo. Tickets, Free, Partnership members; $25, nonmembers. Registration, www.thepartnership.org/events or 541-1770.

•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.

Jan. 9

Business groups

• BNI Advantage, networking meeting, 6:45-8:30 a.m., Wheatfield Recreation Center, Church Road, North Tonawanda. Call 433-2402.

• The Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce, 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 276-1777.

• Working for Downtown, Brown Bag Lunch Series, noon-1 p.m., Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square. Speaker: Jack Quinn, president, Erie Community College. Required reservations, lwaclawek@mtb.com.

• Buffalo Niagara Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners, networking, and dinner meeting, 5:30 p.m., Windows on the Green, Westwood Country Club, 772 N. Forest, Williamsville. Registration, www.nawbowny.org.