On March 26, the Manufacturers Association of New York (MACNY) will host a program on grant programs for manufacturers.

On March 28, John Seman, CEO of Launch NY, will discuss the future of innovation in Upstate New York from 4 to 5 p.m. at UB’S New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences at 701 Ellicott St., Buffalo. It is part of the monthly Life Sciences Commercialization Lecture Series hosted by the University at Buffalo’s New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences.

The state’s 2013-14 fiscal year begins on April 1.

Once the budget is enacted, the Legislature is not scheduled to return to Albany until April 15.

April 17 is Small Business Day in Albany, led by NFIB NY.