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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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November 2017

 Holiday Fair at Gallery 53

Friday, November 24, 2017 through Sunday, December 24, 2017

Description: Gallery 53 would like you to come in for some unique holiday gifts such as jewelry, pottery, scarves, ornaments, quilts, paintings, pet gifts and items from their Meriden Corner.

Location Info: 53 Colony St., Meriden

Contact Info: Free gift wrapping. Free 2 hour parking in the new garage. Gallery hours are Tuesday thru Friday 12 noon to 4 pm, Saturdays from 10 am to 3 pm, Sundays from 12 noon to 3 pm and Thursday, December 14th until 7 pm. For more information, call 203.235.5347, e-mail, or click here to visit their website.

December 2017

 Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Transportation Forum

Friday, December 15, 2017 at 8:00 AM–10:30 AM
At Aqua Turf Club

Description: Please consider attending the Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Transportation Forum on 12/15/2017 at the Aqua Turf Club. This promises to be a great opportunity to get to know the candidates early in the election cycle and to express our own transportation agenda and expectations for the next potential Governor.

The FREE breakfast buffet starts at 8:00 a.m. and the program will start at 9:00.a.m.

Invited Guests are:
- Michael Handler
- Timothy Herbst
- Mark Lauretti
- Eric Mastroianni
- Scott Merrell
- Steve Obsitnik
- Prasad Srinivasan
- Robert Stefanowski
- David Stemerman
- Peter Thalheim•
- Joseph Visconti
- David Walke

Location Info: 556 Mulberry St., Plantscille, CT.

Contact Info: Please RSVP to the Midstate Chamber via email or call 203.235.7901.

 Chamber Hispanic Outreach Leaders in Action Meeting

Friday, December 15, 2017 at 12:00 PM–1:00 PM
At Call for Location for December 2018

Description: The Chamber's Hispanic Outreach Leaders in Action Committee invite all members regardless of nationality to attend their monthly meetings. HOLA's Objectives are: Encourage participation in the Chamber; Encourage participation in the Community; Grow leadership from the Hispanic Community; Improve business connections; Participate in promoting Hispanic Heritage including in Meriden’s Bicentennial and in October which is Hispanic Heritage Month; Share success stories of the group; Encourage and mentor the youth by providing excellent Hispanic role models; Have some fun!

Open to ALL!

Location Info: 546 So. Broad St., Suite 2C, Meriden, CT 06450

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

 Bobblehead Series: Bridgeport Sound Tigers

Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 7:00 PM
At Webster Bank Arena

Description: For the first time in team history, the Sound Tigers will offer a four part bobblehead giveaway series, which begins on Saturday, December 16th, with the Christmas "Santa" version of the team's mascot, "Storm," courtesy of Newtown Savings Bank. Other bobblehead giveaways during the 2017-18 season will include Devon Toews (Jan 20th) and players to be named on Feburary 25th and April 8th. The first 2,500 fans in attendance each day will receive the limited edition bobbleheads.

Location Info: 600 Main St, Bridgeport, CT

Contact Info: for more information or to purchase tickets, contact Alan Feuhring (203) 345-4824 or e-mail.

 Holiday Edition Ballroom Brunch

Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 10:00 AM–2:00 PM
At Silver City Ballroom

Description: The Silver City Ballroom will be hosting a Holiday Edition Brunch. Listen to Holiday Music as you enjoy food, drinks, and dancing. Food will include Egg, Waffle, Pasta and Carving Stations along with 1 complimentary Mimosa or Bloody Mary.

Location Info: 16 Colony St., Meriden

Contact Info: Cost is $25 per person. Please reserve your table by calling 203.514.0345. Free Parking at 24 Colony St. Garage.

 Anime Club at the Library

Monday, December 18, 2017 at 2:30 PM
At Meriden Public Library

Description: Are you a fan of anime, manga or just like Japanese culture? All are welcome whether you’re 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.

 Chamber Education/Technology Committee Meeting

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 8:30 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: This Committee provides school-to-career opportunities for students of all ages, educators and businesses. It promotes business education and training partnerships in the greater Meriden area. The committee meets at 8:30 a.m. on the last Tuesday of the month. Open to ALL!

Location Info: 546 So. Broad St., Suite 2C, Meriden, CT 06450

Contact Info: RSVP to the Midstate Chamber of Commerce at 203-235-7901 or info@midstatechamber.com.

 Chamber Ambassadors - Membership Committee Meeting

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 4:00 PM
At Bongiovanni Insurance & Financial

Description: 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.

Location Info: 107 East Main St., Meriden

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

 AAC Introduces New Recovery Allies Group!

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 6:30 PM–8:30 PM
At Middlesex Community College, ROOM 808A

Description: Be a part of our first Recovery Allies Group, beginning this month! Recovery Allies is a welcoming, honest support group created just for the families and friends of people struggling with addiction.

Recovery Allies is a free community service offered by American Addiction Centers. With coast-to-coast treatment options and a “whole person” approach to long-term recovery, American Addiction Centers has spent decades helping people recover from drug and alcohol addiction in specialized healing environments across the country. Learn More.

Doors open at 6:30
Group meeting 7:00 - 8:30*
*Group begins promptly at 7:00

Location Info: 100 Training Hill Rd, Middletown, CT.

Contact Info: Questions? Email us at recoveryallies@contactaac.com

If you or a loved one is struggling with substance abuse, please call 860-573-4408.

January 2018

 Disco Edition Ballroom Brunch

Monday, January 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM–2:00 PM
At Silver City Ballroom

Description: The Silver City Ballroom will be hosting a New Year's Day Disco Edition Brunch. Listen to Disco Music as you enjoy food, drinks, and dancing. Food will include Egg, Waffle, Pasta and Carving Stations along with 1 complimentary Mimosa or Bloody Mary. Come out to Eat, Drink and Dance.

Location Info: 16 Colony St., Meriden

Contact Info: Cost is $25 per person. Please reserve your table by calling 203.514.0345. Free Parking at 24 Colony St. Garage.

 Chamber Health and Wellness Council Meeting

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 8:30 AM
At United Way of Meriden & Wallingford

Description: ALL members are invited to attend this meeting, which will include a special briefing / presentation on ERGONOMICS with Deborah Faulkner Crowell PT | Director, Faulkner Physical Therapy Group - - A member of the IVYREHAB Network. She'll discuss body mechanics for lifting; proper positioning at the desk; and avoiding repetitive stress injury as well as provide tips and stretches for the workplace.

The Council is dedicated to identifying and promoting best practices in community and employee health and wellness through advocacy for health care access, literacy, policy and programs.

Location Info: 35 Pleasant St, Meriden CT

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

 Midstate Chamber Ambassador Orientation & Reception

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 4:00 PM–6:00 PM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: This event is for Chamber Ambassadors and for those chamber members who want to get more involved by helping the Midstate Chamber GROW the membership base. Orientation (4-5p) will include review of points system, expectations, new member campaign info and Q&A. Refreshments and networking will follow.

Location Info: 546 South Broad St., Meriden

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

 Chamber Government and Business Development Committee

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 8:30 AM
At Chamber Board Room

Description: The Government & Business Development Committee monitors local, state (in coordination with CBIA) and federal (in coordination with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce) legislative issues impacting business and considers programs to add value for Chamber members dues investment.

This committee meets at 8:30 a.m. on the second Tuesday of each month. Open to ALL!

Location Info: 546 So. Broad St., Suite 2C, Meriden, CT 06450

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

 Chamber Board of Directors Meeting

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 3:30 PM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: The Chamber Board of Directors is made up of business leaders from different sectors who meet monthly to provide oversight to the Chamber’s program of work and set policy for the organization. The Board meets on the second Wednesday of each month.

Location Info: 546 So. Broad St., Suite 2C, Meriden, CT 06450

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

 Business After Hours - 3rd Annual Multi-Chamber Networking Event

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 5:30 PM
At Webster Bank Arena

Description: The Bridgeport Sound Tigers invites you to their 3rd Annual Multi-Chamber Networking Event. There will be networking with members from several CT Chambers of Commerce at 5:30pm followed by the Bridgeport Sound Tigers vs. the Hartford Wold Pack Hockey game beginning at 7:00pm.

Location Info: 600 Main St., Stags Club, Bridgeport

Contact Info: Cost is $35 per person and includes one drink ticket, appetizers and a hockey ticket. Please register by January 9th by calling the Midstate Chamber at 203.235.7901 or info@midstatechamber.com or for more information, contact Jim Bataille at 203.345.4812.

 Chamber Marketing & Publicity Committee Meeting

Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 4:00 PM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: This 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: 546 So. Broad St., Suite 2C, Meriden, CT 06450

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

 Military Appreciation Night: Bridgeport Sound Tigers

Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 7:00 PM
At Webster Bank Arena

Description: The Sound Tigers will honor the heroes of the United States military, both past and present, with Military Appreciation Night, presented by Better Business Bureau Serving Connecticut. The first 2,000 fans will receive a camouflage baseball cap and the Sound Tigers will sport special military-style jerseys that will be available at a silent auction on the concourse. All veterans and active duty personnel will receive a free ticket at the Webster Bank Click It or Ticket Box Office and military families can also receive discounted tickets. In addition, the Service Leaders of Tomorrow tournament will take place all weekend long.

Location Info: 600 Main St, Bridgeport, CT

Contact Info: For more information or ot purchase tickets contact Alan Feuhring (203) 345-4824 or e-mail.

 33rd Annual Rev. Dr. King, Jr./Albert Owens Scholarship Breakfast

Monday, January 15, 2018 at 8:00 AM–10:00 AM
At Maloney High School

Description: All are invited to attend the 33rd Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr./Albert Owens Scholarship Breakfast with proceeds to assist exemplary young people achieve their educational goals. Keynote Speaker will be Rev. Derrill Antonio Blue, Pastor of Mt. Olive A.M.E. Zion Church in Waterbury. Also enjoy a variety of outstanding musical presentations, student essay winners and a countrified breakfast.

Location Info: 121 Gravel St., Meriden

Contact Info: Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for students either at the door at from Rhudean Raye. For more information, call Rhudean at 203.235.5571. Sponsorship opportunities available.

 Chamber Golf Committee

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 4:00 PM–5:00 PM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: ALL are welcome to join this committee that helps coordinate the annual Midstate Chamber golf tourney - the Ray Parmentier Classic - in its 31st year in 2018: SAVE THE DATE: Wed., June 6th!

The event is the main fundraiser for the Sanford S. Shorr Education Awards that are given annually to area students. To date, over $117,000 has been awarded to help our future leaders further their education.

Location Info: 546 South Broad St., 2C, Meriden

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

 Chamber Ambassadors - Membership Committee Meeting

Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 8:30 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: 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: 546 So. Broad St., Suite 2C, Meriden, CT 06450

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

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