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Monday

Business groups

Daemen College’s Global & Local Sustainability Program Lecture Series, 7-8 p.m., Daemen College, Schenck Hall, Room 202, 43 Main St., Amherst. Program: “History of the Industrial city: Buffalo, Past, Present and Future," presented by Clinton E. Brown, founder of Clinton Brown Company Architecture. Free and open to the public.

Tuesday

Professional groups

The Buffalo Niagara Travel Professionals, networking and dinner meeting, 5:15 p.m. Hard Rock Café Niagara Falls, 333 Prospect St., Niagara Falls. Cost: $25, member; $30, guest and late fee.

Business groups

• BNI Executive Marketing Team, breakfast meeting, 6:45-8:30 a.m., Holiday Inn Buffalo Airport, 4600 Genesee St., Cheektowaga. 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: Why The Arts Matter,” noon-1 p.m., Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square. Speaker: Robert M. Bennett, Chancellor Emeritus, NYSED Board of Regents. Information, www.buffaloah.com.

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce Emerging Business Leaders young professionals group, ProMix, professional mixer, 5:30-7:30 p.m., New Era Cap Co. café, 160 Delaware Ave. Program: Patrick Finan will lead a workshop on visioning during the event. Cost: $5, members; $15, nonmembers. Registration, visit www.amherst.org or 632-6905.

• 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.

Wednesday

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, 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. 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 276-1777.

Working for Downtown, Brown Bag Lunch Series, noon-1 p.m., Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square (second-floor meeting room). Program: The Graycliff Estate: Wright on the Lake, presented by June Crawford, co-chair, Wright on the Road Program. Required reservations or to order a $10 box lunch, contact Lynn Waclawek, lwaclawek@mtb.com.

Business Helping Business, (BHB), networking meeting, 4:30 p.m., Pearl Street Grill, 76 Pearl St., Buffalo. Information, www.bhbwny.com or 926-8341.

The Canisius College Women’s Business Center, “Sister Mixer,”winter networking event, 5-7 p.m., Larkin Center of Commerce, 701 Seneca St., Buffalo. Fee, $30, person; free, WBC clients. Hors d’oeuvres, desserts and beverages served by Everyday Gourmet. Registration, 888-8280 or canisius.edu/wbc. Information, e-mail wbcinfo@canisius.edu.

• Buffalo Niagara PDMA Winter Meeting and intellectual property expert panel discussion, 5-8 p.m., Hodgson Russ, 140 Pearl St., Suite 100, Buffalo. Information, www.pdma.org/p/cm/ld/fid=55.

The Buffalo Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals, dinner and networking meeting, 5:15 p.m., Millennium Hotel and Resort, 2040 Walden Ave., Buffalo. Program: “Meetings, Virtual Teams: How the Move to Virtual is Affecting Admins.” Information and reservations, 874-1006 or 923-4811 or debbie prautzch@yahoo.com.

The Buffalo Niagara Chapter of New York State Women, networking dinner meeting, 5:30 p.m. Protocol Restaurant, 6766 Transit Road, Williamsville. Cost: $30, member; $35, guest. Registration, www.bncwomeninc.org.

Seminars and classes

“How to Avoid Probate & Estate Taxes,” presented by Robert Friedman, 6 p.m., Montgomery Park, 6363 Transit Road, E. Amherst. Registration, 631-9999.

Peregrine’s Landing Senior Community, Medicare Made Easy, 6-7 p.m., 575 Cayuga Creek Road, Cheektowaga. Reservations, 893-3000, Ext. 102.

Thursday

Professional groups

The Western New York Chapter of the New York State Commercial Association of REALTORS, (NYSCAR) Annual Awards Dinner and installation of officers’ ceremony, 5:30 p.m., Acqua Restaurant, 2192 Niagara St., Buffalo. Information and reservations, Nick Malagisi, 633-9601; Alan Hastings, 886-3325 Ext. 13 or nick.malagisi@svn.com.

Business groups

• BNI Platinum, networking meeting, 6:45 a.m., Milos Restaurant, 5877 Main St., Williamsville. Information, 864-0478.

• BNI Pinnacle, networking meeting, 6:45-8:30 a.m., Transit Valley Country Club, 8920 Transit Road, East 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.

Western New York Farm Show, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., today and Friday; 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday. Showplex On The Fairgrounds, 5600 McKinley Parkway, Hamburg. Free admission and parking. Information, www.wnyfarmshow.com.

Rupp, Baase, Pfalzgraf, Cunningham & Coppola, presentation, 4-5;30 p.m., Sonoma Grille, 5010 Main St., Amherst. Program; “The 2013 Challenge: Simple Strategies to Protect Your Business.” Networking cocktail reception to follow. Cost, $15 donation to Girls on the Run. Reservations, legalweapons@ruppbaase.com or 854-3400 Ext. 230.

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

• Rotary Club of Buffalo, Enchanged Evening, 5:30 p.m., Hotel@Lafayette, 391 Washington St., Buffalo. 854-3397.

The Hamburg Chamber of Commerce, Student Star Awards Banquet, 6:30 p.m., Romanello’s South Restaurant, 5793 South Park Avenue. Information, 649-7917.

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. A.M. Program: Project Management Basic Toolbelt Skills: “Project Roles and Responsibilities.” P.M. Program: PM Advanced Toolbelt Skills: “Procurement Principles.” Earn 4 PDUs each class. Information, visit www.pmibuffalo.org.

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce’s February Tools for Prosperity workshop, 8:30-10 a.m., Roberts Wesleyan College Buffalo Extension Campus, 6500 Sheridan Dr., Williamsville. Program: Leadership Effective Assimilation Process (L.E.A.P). Cost: $5, members; $25, nonmembers. Registration, 632-6905 or www.amherst.org.

Friday

Professional groups

• Niagara Frontier American Society for Training & Development (NFASTD), 7:30-9:30 a.m., Millennium Hotel and Resort, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Topic: “Motivating Audiences: Ten-Minute (or less) Energizers, Icebreakers, and Activities for Promoting Teamwork, Engagement, Creative Problem Solving and Laughter.” Cost; $20, members; $30, nonmembers. Registration, http://astdniagara.org.

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.

United Way Leadership Society Speaker Series, noon-1 p.m., United Way of Buffalo & Erie County Board Room, 742 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, Program: Result Driven Coaching and Development, presented by the Medaille College Leadership–Management Council. Reservations, 887-2746; information, www.uwbec.org/leadership.

Erie County Industrial Development Agency Governance Committee meeting, 2:30 a.m., ECIDA, 143 Genesee St. Confirmations, 856-6525, Ext. 136.

Feb. 11

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.

Swiftwater Sail and Power Squadron, board and membership development program, 8 p.m., VFW Frontiersman Post 7545, 110 Elgin St, Tonawanda. Information, 688-5439.

Feb. 12

Professional groups

• Buffalo Chapter of Project Management Institute, monthly dinner meeting, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Classics V Restaurant, 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. Program: “Taking it to the Next Level– a Project Review.” Earn 1.5 PDUs. Information, visit www.pmibuffalo.org.

Business groups

Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce, NetWorks!, 5-7 p.m., Stuffed Chocolate, Ltd, 136 Walton, Amherst. Cost, $5. Reservations, 684-5838.

The American Business Women’s Association of Western New York (ABWA), professional networking event, 5:30 p.m., Parings Wine Bar, 5893 Main St., Williamsville. Cost, $15, includes appetizers and cash bar. Advance registration, www.abwawny.com/events; click on the February 12 event link. Information, events@abwawny.com.

The Canisius College Center for Professional Development, “30-Under-30” young professionals networking event, 6-8 p.m., Milos Restaurant, 5877 Main St., Williamsville. Open to the public.