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Important Dates & Updates


Proposed USDOL Overtime Rule Changes will Harm MANY Chamber Members

The clock is ticking and the Midstate Chamber has prepared a position paper for the US Department of Labor to slow down the proposed changes to overtime rules.  These changes will cause MANY of your supervisors and managers to no longer be exempt from overtime laws.  While this is sold as a way to help the middle class, it will in fact run businesses out of business and definitely harm our Chamber members. 
You can find the complete text of the Midstate Chamber letter by clicking here.  You are also welcome to read the proposed ruling and to comment as well by clicking here to help USDOL better understand how business is actually done!  The current comment period ends 09/04/2015.  (Which we think was way too short and would like extended to 11/04/2015.)
On behalf of the entire Board and Membership, I'd like to thank the ad hoc committee members Yvonne deAngeli-Fontanez of the Four Points by Sheraton, Rich Pendred of A & A Office Systems, Frank Ridley of F.W.R. Consulting, Linda Krampitz of Gaylord Specialty Healthcare and Ralph Mesite of the Villa Capri as well as Pam Fields of the ARC of Meriden & Wallingford (and Government and Business Development Committee chairperson) and Sloane Peterson-Vath of Hunter's Ambulance Service (and Chair of our H.R. Round Table) their contributions to help the Chamber work on this important issue.  
We promise to keep you posted as the process unfolds.

8-28-15: WOW - The Wallbangers are REALLY hitting them out of the park: They just signed up their FOURTH new member, J. C. Farm & Greenhouse, Durham!  Click HERE to view the official scoreboard.

There is certainly a LOT happening in downtown Meriden, Berlin and Wallingford...and we want to keep our members and our communities informed and involved!   


It's Really Happening!

July 2015 - It's up to all of us to spread the word when GREAT things are happening.  Feel free to download and pass along this  to learn a bit about what's happening in the City!  Great quotes from Economic Development Director Juliet Burdelski and Chamber President Moore.

Six-page Meriden Section from the BUSINESS IN FOCUS Magazine


Eversource to Work on Gas Project in Downtown Meriden:  Click  for 6-4-15 UPDATE:HEREdetails, schedule and contact information.


!View the Videos from the May Breakfast Club, featuring the HIGH ENERGY Rob Nevins:  of other Breakfast Club videos, including May.  These are aired on public access on Mondays at 9 pm.  Click Here for our Breakfast video archive

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