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Tuesday

Professional groups

• The Buffalo Niagara Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America, Sunrise Seminar series 8-9 a.m., Hospice Buffalo Education Center, 225 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga. Topic: AP Style Refresher Course. Registration, 7:45 a.m. or www.prsabuffaloniagara.org or 879-0942.

Business groups

• BNI Executive Marketing Team, breakfast meeting, 6:45-8:30 a.m., Milos Restaurant, 5877 Main St., Williamsville. Information 818-2526 or www.bniemt.com.

• Pro-Net Professional Networking Group meeting, 8 a.m. today; 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Amherst Chamber of Commerce, 350 Essjay Road, Suite 200, Williamsville. Reservations 632-6905.

Erie County Industrial Development Agency, Branding and Marketing Committee meeting, 1 p.m., ECIDA, 143 Genesee St. Confirmations 856-6525, Ext. 136.

• Buffalo Urban Development Corp. board of directors meeting, noon, ECIDA/BUDC Offices, 143 Genesee St. Reservations, contact Carrie Hocieniec, 856-6525, Ext. 136.

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

• The Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce, morning business exchange networking group meeting, 8 a.m., Olive Tree Restaurant, 5240 Broadway, Lancaster. Call 681-9755.

• The Parachute Group, a networking group for individuals in career/job transition, 10 a.m., Harlem Road Community Center, 4255 Harlem Road, Amherst. Call 276-1777.

Events and open houses

Edward Jones, open house, 4-7 p.m., 172 Main St., East Aurora. Refreshments will be served. Edward Jones provides financial services for individual investors in the United States and throughout its affiliate in Canada. Thursday

Professional groups

The Advertising Club of Buffalo, The Big Tip Off, celebrity bartending event, 6-9 p.m., Soho Burger Bar, 64 W. Chippewa St.. Guest bartenders from Western New York’s advertising/communications firms will compete for the most tips for a good cause, the Ad Club’s Scholarship Fund, which awards nearly $3,000 to area students annually. Admission is $20 for Ad Club members and nonmembers, and includes appetizers plus open bar. This is a cash-only event.

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.

Friday

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.

Sept. 3

Business groups

Erie County Industrial Development Agency, Branding and Marketing Committee meeting, 1 p.m., ECIDA, 143 Genesee St. Confirmations, 856-6525, Ext. 136.

Sept. 4.

Business groups

• The Buffalo Niagara Chapter of NYS Women, dinner and program meeting, 5 p.m., Protocol Restaurant, 6766 Transit Road, Depew. Dinner, 6 p.m. Program: “Buffalo’s Vibrant Neighborhoods: Our African American Community,” presented by Karen Stanley Fleming, chair of the Michigan Street African American Heritage Commission. Registration, www.bncwomeninc.org.