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119th Annual Meeting, Dinner, Awards Spectacular and Silent Auction on April 7, 2015
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This is the combined event calendar for the Business and Community events so you can best plan your activities in the Greater Meriden area. In addition, Business and Community Events which have been sanctioned by the Bicentennial Steering Committee appear on the Official Bicentennial Calendar for the City of Meriden.

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August 2015

 Midstate Chamber SUMMER Membership Drive Kickoff

Monday, August 03, 2015 through Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 5:00 PM
At Comfort Inn

Description: Help us hit a HOMERUN with our Summer Membership Drive! This is a special meeting for the team captains that will be leading their groups during the campain that will run from August 3 to September 30. The goal is 100 new members for the Midstate Chamber - with your help, we can add more champion businesses to our outstanding organization.

Location Info: 900 E. Main St., Meriden

September 2015

 Gallery 53 Photography Show

Tuesday, September 01, 2015 through Thursday, September 24, 2015

Description: Gallery 53 will be holding a Photography Show. Reception will be Saturday, September 12th from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.

Location Info: 53 Colony St., Meriden

Contact Info: Click here to visit their website for more information or call 203.235.5347.

 Chamber Health and Wellness Council Meeting

Wednesday, September 02, 2015 at 8:30 AM
At Coccomo

Description: The Health and Wellness Council of Midstate Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to identifying and promoting best practices in community and employee health and wellness through advocacy for healthcare access, literacy, policy and programs, building healthier communities in the workplace and beyond.

Location Info: 33 Cone Ave., Meriden

Contact Info: Call the Midstate Chamber of Commerce at 203.235.7901 or info@midstatechamber.com.

 Note New Time! Chamber Marketing & Publicity Committee Meeting

Wednesday, September 02, 2015 at 4:00 PM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: The Marketing & Publicity Committee develops, directs & promotes the marketing efforts of the Chamber and Community. Among its tasks are brochures, ads, web site and the annual membership directory. It coordinates with other local, regional and statewide marketing efforts. Open to ALL!

Location Info: 3 Colony St., Ste, 301, Meriden

Contact Info: Call the Midstate Chamber of Commerce at 203.235.7901 or info@midstatechamber.com.

 Movies at the Meriden Public Library

Thursday, September 03, 2015 at 6:00 PM
At Meriden Public Library

Description: The Meriden Public Library will be showing the movie "Insurgent."

Location Info: 105 Miller St., Griffin Rm., Meriden

Contact Info: This program is free and all are welcome. Contact the Community Services Department at 203-630-6349 if you have questions about this program.

 25th Annual Boys & Girls Club of Meriden Alumni Association Golf Tournament & Picnic

Thursday, September 03, 2015 at 9:00 AM
At Hunters Golf Course

Description: Boys and Girls Club Presents their 25th Annual Alumni Association Golf Tournament and Picnic!

9:00 AM - Registration and Breakfast provided by Dunkin'Donuts, Putting Contest 10:30 AM - Shotgun start with Hot dogs, Hamburgers, & Soda served on the course, Hole-In-One, Prizes - 4:00 PM - Big Green Pizza Truck Picnic & Silent Auction at CUNO Camp, 1 Beaver Lake Rd., Meriden

Sponsorship Opportunities available.

Location Info: 688 Westfield Rd, Meriden, CT 06450

Contact Info: Please contact Lou Corte: (203) 213-1549 or Larry McGoldrick at (203) 235-8185

 Meriden Public Library - Closed

Saturday, September 05, 2015 through Monday, September 07, 2015

Description: The Meriden Public Library will be closed in observance of Labor Day. The library will o pen on Tuesday, September 8th with regular fall hours which are Monday through Wednesday, 9:00 am to 8:30 pm; Thursday through Saturday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and closed on Sunday.

Location Info: 105 Miller St., Meriden

 Family Movie Night

Sunday, September 06, 2015 at 5:00 PM
At El Condado Restaurant

Description: Come and enjoy the movies Despicable 1 & 2. There will be plenty of popcorn, candy, and chips for the kids.

Location Info: 105 Colony St., Meriden

Contact Info: Cost is $10 for Adults for all you can eat, kids under 12 eat for free. Drink specials all night long.

 "Twisted Sisters: How 4 Superstorms Forever Changed the Northeast in 1954 & 1955"

Tuesday, September 08, 2015 at 6:30 PM
At Meriden Public Library

Description: Author Eamon McCarthy Earls will be discussing his book "Twisted Sisters: How 4 Superstorms Forever Changed the Northeast in 1954 & 1955".

Sixty years ago this year, two hurricanes slammed New England in close sequence-delivering a one-two punch that nearly wiped some Connecticut towns off the map. Connie arrived first, delivering large quantities of precipitation. This turned out to be an unpleasant prelude for Diane, which arrived a few days later, on Aug. 18-19, dumping between 13 and 20 inches of rain and causing massive flooding. Even more flooding followed. Itís a series of event that remaining survivors will never forget.

This new book chronicles the impact of these two storms as well as a similar pair of equally destructive storms, Carol and Edna, that ravaged the region just 12 months earlier. Twisted Sisters: How Four Superstorms Forever Changed the Northeast in 1954 & 1955 (Via Appia Press, ISBN 978-0-9825485-7-8), available for $19.99 through retailers and through Amazon, tells the story of these storms from the perspective of victims, rescuers, officials, and scientists. McCarthy Earls will focus in particular on Diane, and its aftermath and welcomes "stories" from the audience.

"The scale of devastation in 1955 was stunning and even greater than the impact from the 1954 storms," says McCarthy Earls. For residents of the region today ever more concerned about climate threats, the question is, could it happen again, and are we prepared? "The four Ďsistersí prompted many improvements in flood control and emergency response but few New Englanders today can imagine the fury of these storms," notes McCarthy Earls.

McCarthy Earls, an experienced presenter and historical author who has worked on hurricane research with the Coastal Systems Research Group at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, plans to take the story of the "sisters" to libraries, historical societies, and community groups across the region. He holds a dual-major bachelorís degree (history and geology) from University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Location Info: 105 Miller St., Griffin Rm., Meriden

Contact Info: All are welcome to this free program. This program is cosponsored by the Meriden Historical Society.

To reserve a seat, contact the Community Services Department at (203) 630-6349, email or and sign up through the adult calendar.

 United Way Day of Caring

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Description: Please join us as we promote the spirit and value of volunteerism, increase the awareness of local agencies and demonstrate what people working together can accomplish.

Each year, hundreds of volunteers from companies, civic organizations, and schools complete more than 20 projects. Together, volunteers performed over 1,000 hours of community service, which had a value of approximately $45,000! Volunteers completed numerous projects such as building walls for an office, sprucing up a playground, painting, planting a garden, organizing a school media center, reading to elementary school kids and converting a classroom into a yoga studio!

Letís keep this amazing tradition and momentum going for 2015ís Day of Caring as we work together to advance the greater good in Meriden and Wallingford. Lend us your time, talents and hands to help improve our community!

If you are looking for a project that will get your employees, civic organization or team out into the community for an unforgettable, hands on experience, all you need to do is take a few moments to register.

Contact Info: For more information or to register to volunteer call (203) 235-4403 or email.

 Principles of Leadership 1 Series - 7 Day Certificate Program

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Description: Designed to give managers and supervisors a thorough knowledge of integrated skills and behaviors crucial to leadership success. Participants learn to use these skills to effectively manage relationships with their direct reports, peers, and managers. Participants must complete Day 1 "Understanding Your Leadership Role" prior to any other programs in the series.

Series programs include: Day 1 - Understanding Your Leadership Role & Managing Diverse Work Styles Day 2 - Communication Skills and Conflict Management Day 3 - Situational Leadership, Delegation and Employee Engagement Day 4 - Legal Liabilities of the Supervisor Day 5 - Employee Training and Coaching Skills Day 6 - Managing Difficult Employees, Performance Issues and Reviews Day 7 - Time Management for Managers

Location Info: 173 Interstate Lane, Waterbury, CT

Contact Info: Cost is $1,630 for the full series. For more information or to register please call Sue Miller at (877) 662-6444 ext. 3013 or e-mail

 New Date Chamber Board of Directors Meeting

Wednesday, September 09, 2015 at 3:30 PM–5:00 PM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

 Middletown Step Up Conference

Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 8:00 AM–10:30 AM
At Middlesex Community College

Description: This is an invitation to employers in the Middletown Area looking to grow their business. This is a free event which will provide valuable information on how your company can take part in the state's Subsidized Training and Employment (Step Up) programs, Small Business Express, tax incentives, tax credits and more!

In addition to scheduled presentations by state agencies and workforce partners, the conference includes booth exhibits and opportunities to network with other employers.

Learn about these opportunities to benefit your business. . . - Wage reimbursement & training incentives (Step Up) and Veterans Step Up that reimburse your company up to $12,500 for new hires - Low interest financing under the Small Business Express Program - How to find and recruit new and qualified employees - Tax incentives for equipment upgrades and job creation - Guidelines for becoming a State of Connecticut vendor - Free business plan, marketing analysis - Incumbent Worker Training programs to develop your workforce - How apprenticeship programs can assist the trades and manufacturing sectors

Conference Co-Hosts are Mayor Daniel T. Drew, Senators Dante Bartolomeo (13th District) and Paul Doyle (9th District), Representatives Christie Carpino (32 District), Matthew Lesser (100 District), Joseph Serra (33rd District), Melissa Ziobron (34th District) and other area legislators.

This event is sponsored by Governor Dannel P. mallow & Lt. Governor nancy Wyman, Secretary of the State Denise Merrill, the Connecticut Department of Labor, the Department of Economic & Community Development, Workforce Alliance, Middlesex Community College, and the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce.

Location Info: 100 Training Hill Rd., Chapman Hall Multipurpose Rooms, 2nd Fl., Middletown

Contact Info: There will be a continental breakfast at 7:00 am Any questions, contace Eleanor Lennon at 860.263.6731 or e-mail. Click here to register on-line by September 9, 2015.

 Chamber Ambassadors - Membership Committee Meeting

Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 8:30 AM–9:30 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: The Chamber Ambassadors are the Membership Committee. It is an organization of Chamber members who serve existing and new members of the Chamber.

The Ambassadors have traditionally had the role of retaining and increasing membership of the Chamber, and in recent years have been developing a network for welcoming new businesses to the area and thanking businesses that continue their membership on an annual basis.

The Ambassadors Membership Committee meets at 8:30 a.m. on the first Tuesday of each month.

Location Info: 3 Colony St., Ste. 301, Meriden

Contact Info: Call the Midstate Chamber of Commerce at 203.235.7901 or info@midstatechamber.com.

 SCORE - Counseling Sessions for Businesses

Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 9:00 AM–12:00 PM
At Chamber of Commerce

Description: Looking for FREE business advice? Perhaps you are looking to expand your services or are considering a new product - or something else! Call or email to make an appointment for this free and confidential 1 hour Business Counseling session. Chamber members get first preference for appointments. SCORE is a group of volunteer business people - more info on them may be found here at their website.

Location Info: 3 Colony St., Ste 301, Meriden

Contact Info: Call the Midstate Chamber at 203.235.7901 or info@midstatechamber.com.

 Classics Book Group at the Meriden Library

Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 1:30 PM
At Meriden Public Library

Description: Do you enjoy classic novels and authors? Join the Meriden Library Classics Group. This month's selection is "Women in Love" by D.H. Lawrence.

Location Info: 105 Miller St., Griffin Rm., Meriden

Contact Info: Contact the Community Services Department at (203) 630-6349 if you have questions about any library program.

 Business After Hours-2015-2016 United Way of Meriden & Wallingford Campaign Kick-Off

Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
At Spanish Community Of Wallingford

Description: Please join the United Way of Meriden and Wallingford for their 2015-2016 LIVE UNITED Community Campaign Kick-Off. Enjoy Networking, Door Prizes, Refreshments, and more.

Event Sponsors include: Flublok Influenza Vaccine by Protein Sciences Corp., Synergy Financial Planning, Hunter's Ambulance & Hunter Limousines, Tom Gutner, and Rosanne Ford.

Location Info: 284 Washington St., Wallingford

Contact Info: Call the Midstate Chamber at 203.235.7901 or info@midstatechamber.com.

 Pause and Paint at the Augusta

Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 6:00 PM–9:00 PM
At Augusta Curtis Cultural Center

Description: Come and Celebrate your inner Artist! Please come join us to paint "Sun Dance". Youíll enjoy creating this elegant painting! Iíll take you through the simple few steps it takes to create this bold painting ballerina on the beach surrounded by the birds of freedom! I am sure you will have FUN and enjoy doing something totally uplifting and liberating! No artistic experience required. Bring your own wine. Light Snack served during our break time. Please arrive 15 minutes early to enjoy a glass of wine and to mingle with fun people.

Location Info: 175 E. Main St., Meriden

Contact Info: Cost to attend is $45 per person. For more information call 203.639.2856. Click here for more information or to register.

 Animee Club at the Library

Friday, September 11, 2015 at 2:30 PM
At Meriden Public Library

Description: Are you a fan of anime, manga or just like Japanese culture? This month we will be watching Trigun and making led origami. All are welcome whether youíre an otaku or just discovering anime and manga.

Location Info: 105 Miller St., Griffin Rm., Meriden

Contact Info: This program is geared for teenagers 13-18. Registration is not required. Food and drink are provided. If you have any questions contact Melissa via e-mail or call (203) 238-2347.

 Meriden Historical Society Tag Sale

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Description: The Meriden Historical Society will hold a Tag Sale with a rain date of the Saturday following each originally scheduled date. The cost is a $15.00 ($10.00 for members) donation to the Society per set-up. Donations of items to the Society's Table, such as decorative items, collectibles, paintings, photos, jewelry or small household items in working condition, can be dropped off at the Societyís Research center on any Wednesday between 2:00 and 4:30 pm.

Location Info: 1090 Hanover Ave., South Meriden

Contact Info: For more information call 203-639-1913. Please leave a message. Weíll get back to you.

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