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Monday

Business groups

• Buffalo Niagara Sales and Marketing Executives, networking dinner meeting, 5:30 p.m., Seneca Niagara Casino and Hotel, 310 Fourth St, Niagara Falls. Cost: Free, SME members; $40, nonmembers. Registration 662-2279 or www.bnsme.org.

Tuesday

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.

• Clarence Chamber of Commerce After Hours Business Blender, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Dash’s Market, 8845 Main St., Clarence. Speaker: Erie County Legislator Edward Rath III. 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.

Wednesday

Business groups

• The Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce, morning business exchange networking group meeting, 8 a.m., Fresh Healthy Cafe, 1402 French Road, Depew. No cost to members or member guests.

• Amherst Chamber of Commerce, Emerging Business Leaders, Food For Thought, 8-9 a.m., 400 Essjay Road, Suite 150, Williamsville. Speaker: David Colligan of Colligan Law. Reservations 632-6905.

• The Parachute Group, a networking group for individuals in career/job transition, 10 a.m., Harlem Road Community Center, 4255 Harlem Road, Amherst. Call 276-1117.

• Women’s Business Center at Canisius, Women In Networking (WIN) City meeting, 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m., Canisius College, Demerly Hall, 2365 Main St., Buffalo. Topic: “Software Solutions For A Better Life.” Reservations wbcwny.org.

• Cross-Border Business Experts. Business Launch and Meet and Greet, 5:30-8 p.m., Pearl Room, Street Level- Lofts on Pearl, 92 Pearl St., Buffalo. Registration 256-1837 or mstein@crossborderbizpros.com.

Seminars and classes

• “Fourteen Ways to Preserve Your Assets with the Medicaid Laws,” free seminar, 5:30 p.m., Noco Pavilion, 450 Ensminger Road, Tonawanda. Speakers: Robert Friedman, Friedman & Ranzenhofer, and Robert Wilson, M&T Reverse Mortgages. Registration 631-9999.

Thursday

Business groups

• BNI Pinnacle, networking meeting, 6:30-8:30 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.

• Amherst Chamber of Commerce, Tools for Prosperity, 8:30 a.m., Roberts-Wesleyan Buffalo Campus, 6500 Sheridan Drive, Williamsville. Program “What do your financial statements actually mean?” and “What entity is right for you?” Reservations 632-6905.

• Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Open House, 4-7 p.m., Thomas R. Beecher Jr. Innovation Center, 640 Ellicott St., Buffalo. Reservations 854-BNMC.

• The American Business Women’s Association Western New York Charter Chapter Spring networking and professional development event, Shine: Empower, Connect, Achieve, 4:30 p.m., Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, 101 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls. Speaker: Donna Fernandes, president & CEO, Buffalo Zoo. Ticket Cost: $25 through April 30; $30 at door. Registration www.abwawny.com/events/

Working For Downtown, Thursday in the City, 5-8 p.m., Papaya, 118 W. Chippewa, Buffalo. Information 854-2314.

• Rotary Club of Buffalo, 6 p.m., Phillips Lytle, One Canalside, 125 Main St. 854-3397 or heather@buffalorotary.org.

Seminars and classes

Small Business Development Center at Buffalo State and the Veteran One-stop Center of Western New York Operation Entrepreneur, entrepreneurship training for women veterans, 5:30-7:30 p.m., VOC–WNY, 1280 Main St.-2nd Floor, Buffalo. Topic: Risk Management from the Insurance Perspective. Registration events.sba.gov.

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.

• Amherst Chamber of Commerce, New Member Orientation, 8-9:15 a.m., 400 Essjay Road, Suite 150 Williamsville. Program: Meet the Chamber staff; sign up for councils, workshops and events; learn about programs, benefits and services of your membership. Free to new members. Information 632-6905.

• The Springville Area Chamber of Commerce and Sen. Patrick M. Gallivan, small business summit, 8-9:30 a.m., Springville Country Club, Cascade Drive, Springville. Free and open to the public. Call 656-8544 or visit gallivan.nysenate.gov.

Seminars and classes

• Buffalo Niagara Partnership, Transportation Summit, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Jacobs Institute at Gates Vascular Institute, 875 Ellicott St., Buffalo. Speaker: Greg Nadeau, acting administrator, Federal Highway Administration. Cost: $75, BNP and BN360 members; $150, nonmembers. Registration: www.thepartnership.org/eventscalendar or 541-1770.

May 6

Business groups

• The Buffalo Niagara Travel Professionals, monthly meeting, 5:15 p.m., The Columns Banquet Hall, 2221 Transit Road, Elma. Cost: $30, member; $40, guest and late fee. Reservations www.bntp.wildapricot.org/events.

Seminars and classes

• World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara, 2014 Traders Series: Navigating Trade Regulations Program III - Maintaining Compliance in the Global Market, 9-10 a.m., The Buffalo Club, 388 Delaware Ave., Buffalo. Registration information www.wtcbn.com.

May 7

Business groups

• Working for Downtown, Brown Bag Lunch Series, noon-1 p.m., Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square (second-floor meeting room). Program: Larkinville Summer 2014 Events, presented by Leslie Zemsky, director of fun, Larkin Square. Required reservations or to order a $10 box lunch, myoung@lumsdencpa.com.

• Buffalo Niagara Chapter of NYS Women, monthly dinner meeting, 5:30 p.m., The Protocol Restaurant, 6766 Transit Road, Williamsville. Program: “Powerful Women Consumers: Rise of the Sheconomy,” presented by Kimberly DeSimone, professor, St. Bonaventure University, Cost $35, nonmembers. Registration www.bncwomeninc.org.

Seminars and classes

• SBA Business Matchmaker Awards Luncheon & Expo, 7 a.m.-2 p.m., Buffalo Convention Center, 153 Franklin St. Buffalo., SCORE Buffalo Niagara, “Selling to the Government” workshop, 9-10 a.m. and 10:15-11:15 a.m. Registration Kelly LoTempio, 551-4301.

• New York State Surety Bond Assistance Program, 2014 MWBE and Small Business Contractor Bond Readiness Training Program, 4-8 p.m., Wednesdays, through June 11, Buffalo State College, Cleveland Hall 418, 1300 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo. No cost to participate. Registration and information, jonesdd@buffalostate.edu or 878-4030.

• FranNet of Western/Central NY, “Meet the Franchisors,” an interactive forum focusing on expanding NY franchises and business start-up resources, 5-6 p.m., Holiday Inn Buffalo–Airport, 4600 Genesee St., Cheektowaga. Business development resources, funding specialists, SCORE representatives, and franchise consultants will participate. Registration: mtzbuffalo2014.eventbrite.com or 771-0389; information rlivecchi@frannet.com.