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These are the upcoming events that are important to the Business community. The list includes events sponsored by the Chamber as well as other business seminars, workshops and networking opportunities.

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July 2018

 Chamber Ambassadors - Membership Committee Meeting

Tuesday, July 17, 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.

 AAC Recovery Allies Group!

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 through Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 6:30 PM–8:30 PM
At Middlesex Community College, ROOM 808A

Description: Be a part of our Recovery Allies Group. 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 ďwhole personĒ 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

Meets every other Tuesday: 7/17/2018, 7/312018, 08/14/2018, 08/28/2018

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

 Midstate, Hamden and Cheshire Chambers present a Speed Networking Morning

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 7:45 AM
At Elim Park Health Care Center

Description: Join members of the Midstate, Hamden and Cheshire Chambers of Commerce

8 am arrival, mingling, refreshments;
8:30 program start - 1 hour of speed networking.

Only $15 per person.

Location Info: 140 Cook Hill Rd., Cheshire, CT.

Contact Info: Cost is $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Call the Midstate Chamber of Commerce at 203.235.7901 or info@midstatechamber.com.

 Ribbon Cutting: Flavorite

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 5:00 PM–6:00 PM
At Flavorite

Description: All are invited to come out to celebrate the grand opening of this new downtown business that offers smoothies, boosted teas and salads. Ribbon Cutting will take place at 5:15pm. with chamber members, friends and dignitaries.

Location Info: 39 West Main Street, Meriden

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

 Open House at MxCC - Middlesex Community College

Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 12:00 PM–7:30 PM
At MxCC - Middlesex Community College, Middletown Campus

Description: We would like to invite our business partners to come to the Open House. Our business partners will have the opportunity to meet with our current/prospective students and provide information about their businesses. Business partners will also be able to learn how an MxCC education enables our students to obtain jobs in their industries.

Location Info: 100 Training Hill Road, Middletown, CT

Contact Info: http://mxcc.edu/event/open-house-2018/

 Chamber Hispanic Outreach Leaders in Action Meeting

Friday, July 20, 2018 at 12:00 PM–1:00 PM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

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 Meridenís 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

 Grand Opening of Meriden Commons I & Groundbreaking for Meriden Commons II

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 1:00 PM
At Meriden Green Ampitheater

Description: Pennrose, LLC, The Cloud Company, Meriden Housing Authority & Maynard Rose Corporation invite you to the Grand Opening of Meriden Commons I & Groundbreaking for Meriden Commons II. The ceremony will begin at 1 pm. Light refreshments will follow in the Meriden Commons Community Room

Location Info: State Street, Meriden

 Special Presentation by Rob Nevins: America's Dr. Recommended Fat Loss GURU

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 6:00 PM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: Rob is known as "The Fat Loss Guru" and his methodology for weight loss success is delivered through a "LIVE IT, NOT DIET" approach.

Rob's innovative approach does not leave you hungry, there are no special pills or meals and you can simply eat the foods you love with his guidance and structured plan.

Check out Rob's website here.

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

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

 Postponed 7/26/2018
POSTPONED - Wayne D'Amico Memorial Golf Outing

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Description: PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT IS BEING POSTPONED UNTIL SOME TIME IN SEPTEMBER. MORE DETAILS WILL BE ANNOUNCED VERY SOON.

Cost per person:

$150 Includes golf, BBQ lunch and buffet dinner
$550 Foursome - includes the above
$50 Dinner only
Raffles, silent auction, tournament prizes (closest to the pin, longest drive) and more!

EVENT and HOLE Sponsorships are available. For more information please contact David Rothberg at drothberg26@gmail.com

About the Wayne D'Amico Scholarship Fund
All proceeds from the tournament will go to the Wayne D'Amico Memorial Fund. The CCIM Foundation, the charitable arm of the CCIM Institute, has created the Wayne D'Amico Memorial Fund. The CCIM Institute and Foundation have contributed the initial $10,000 to start the fund which will be used to provide financial assistance to sons James and Max for their college education. Donations made to this fund are tax deductible.

Professionally, Wayne was a commercial real estate broker for over 25 years at Wayne D'Amico & Co., Inc. Wayne was deeply committed to all his endeavors and the CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) Institute was one of his passions. Over his 15 years of service he was elected to the Board of Directors, served on committees and elected President of the Institute for 2013. He created lifelong professional and personal friendships that his family will cherish forever. CCIM members have been Wayne's extended family and continue to offer their support. Wayne recently fulfilled a personal dream to work in New York City. As EVP Corporate Development and Strategic Relations with Xceligent he was based in the New York City office on Madison Avenue. They too became like family to him.

Wayne graduated NYU with a B.A. in Real Estate and Finance and was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity. He was a Member of two different Rotary Clubs for over 25 years, where he served on multiple committees helping to raise thousands of dollars for those in need. He also served as a Trustee of Essex Savings Bank.

Location Info: 330 Southington Road, Berlin, CT.

Contact Info: Click here to register and pay or email David Rothberg at drothberg26@gmail.com for more event or hole sponsorship opportunities.

 Red, White & Blue Car Wash Fundraiser at CT Baptist Homes

Friday, July 27, 2018 at 8:00 AM–3:00 PM
At CT Baptist Homes

Description: The Social Accountability Committee at Connecticut Baptist Homes, Inc. is planning a Red, White & Blue Car Wash Friday, July 27th, 2018, from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. in our front parking lot at 292 Thorpe Avenue, Meriden, CT 06450.

The Social Accountability committee is comprised of staff members that are committed to perform outreach services that demonstrate our charitable mission. The Car Wash proceeds will help send children to camp this summer, that otherwise could not afford to go. Your $10.00 donation will purchase one car wash, a coffee and doughnut in the morning or a hotdog and soda at lunch. We encourage you to bring your personal or company vehicles and pass this onto your employees, friends, families, etc. and help us send local children to camp this summer.

Donít miss out, stop in and hello!

Location Info: 292 Thorpe Avenue, Meriden, CT 06450

Contact Info: Tickets can be reserved by calling CT Baptist Homes at 203.237.1206 or purchased on the day of the event.

 Save the Date Lunch with a Leader featuring Senator Richard Blumenthal

Friday, July 27, 2018 at 11:30 AM–1:00 PM
At Four Points by Sheraton

Description: More details to follow - come out and enjoy Lunch with a Leader! Sponsorships are available and provide great exposure for any business / organization. And, they start at just $150!

Event timing is as follows:

11:30 am - 12:15 pm: Registration, Networking, Lunch

12:15 pm - 12:30 pm: Chamber Announcements, Recognition / Awards

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm: Presentation by Sen. Blumenthal and Q&A

The "per person" admission fee will be $25 in advance, $35 at the door and $40 for non-members.

Location Info: 275 Research Parkway, Meriden

Contact Info: Cost is $25 in advance, $35 at the door, $40 for non-members. Call the Midstate Chamber of Commerce at 203.235.7901 or info@midstatechamber.com.

 Chamber Education/Technology Committee Meeting

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 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.

August 2018

 Chamber Health and Wellness Council Meeting

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 8:30 AM
At TBD

Description: 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.

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

 SCORE - Counseling Sessions for Businesses

Thursday, August 9, 2018 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: 546 So. Broad St., Suite 2C, Meriden, CT 06450

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

 Chamber Marketing & Publicity Committee Meeting

Thursday, August 9, 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.

 Bongiovanni Insurance presents Captive Medical Insurance Programs

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 7:45 AM–9:30 AM
At Four Points by Sheraton

Description: If you are a larger business (20 or more employees) then you likely have a large medical insurance bill. Hear how to mitigate costs and exposure while saving money with the new Captive Insurance programs offered exclusively through CT Chambers of Commerce to Chamber members.

Agenda is:

7:45 - 8:00 Arrival
8:00 - 8:45 Program w/ Q & A
8:45 beyond - one on one Q & A

Location Info: 275 Research Parkway, Meriden, CT 06450

Contact Info: Call the Chamber at 203.235.7901 or email us at info@midstatechamber.com to RSVP!

 New Date 8/15/2018
Chamber Board of Directors Meeting

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 3:30 PM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS THE THIRD WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH FOR AUGUST 2018. WE'LL SEE YOU ON 08/15/2018 AT THE CHAMBER OFFICE.

The Chamber Board of Directors is made up of business leaders from different sectors who meet monthly to provide oversight to the Chamberís 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.

 YBLCT Miniature Golf Tournament

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 5:30 PM
At Putters Paradise

Description: Wed, Aug 15, 2018, 5:30PM - 7:00PM YBL Mini Golf Tournament 5:30 - 6 :00 reg Start @ 6:00 START for about an hour!

Location Info: 1823 Berlin Turnpike, Berlin, CT.

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

 Chamber Hispanic Outreach Leaders in Action Meeting

Friday, August 17, 2018 at 12:00 PM–1:00 PM
At TBD

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 Meridenís 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!

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

 New Date 8/21/2018
Chamber Government and Business Development Committee

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 8:30 AM
At Making Meriden Business Center

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: 5 Colony St., Meriden, CT 06451

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

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