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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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May 2018

 Chamber Education/Technology Committee Meeting

Tuesday, May 29, 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.

 Chamber Golf Committee

Thursday, May 31, 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.

June 2018

 Young Business Leaders of CT Meeting

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 8:30 AM–9:45 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: The Young Business Leaders of Connecticut invites all young professionals between 21 and 39 years old to come and be INvolved in this group affiliated with the Midstate Chamber of Commerce that offers personal and professional growth opportunities to all. TELL US what you want / need to achieve your goals for 2018 and beyond.

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

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

 33rd Annual Franciscan Sports Banquet and Silent Auction

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 5:30 PM–9:30 PM
At Aqua Turf Club

Description: ALL are WELCOME and INVITED to the 33rd Annual Franciscan Sports Banquet and Silent Auction.

- St. Francis Award Recipient- Rece Davis, Sports Commentator, ESPN, Dean of Sports Award Recipient: Joe D'Ambrosio, "Voice of the Huskies"-26 Years - St. Clare Award Recipient - Claire Smith, Coordinating Editor, ESPN? - Jim Calhoun Community Service Award Recipient - Bernie Schilberg, CEO, Prime Materials Recovery - Mother Shaun Appreciation Award Recipients - John Salerno and Betsy Tooker, Owner & Partner, Tops Marketplace - Honored Guests - Jim Calhoun, Former Men's Head Basketball Coach, University of Connecticut; Athletes; Special Olympics, Connecticut; Emcees: Al Terzi, "The Real Story" Fox 61 Host and Tony Terzi, Fox 61News Reporter - Honorary Chairmen - Robert Fiondella, Raymond Peach.

Proceeds to benefit the programs and services of the Franciscan Life Center and Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care.

Location Info: 556 Mulberry St., Plantsville, CT 06479

Contact Info: Tickets are $65 Per Adult - and - $30 Per Child (12 and under). For more information call (203) 237-8084 or click here for Sponsorship Information or click here to register.

 31st Annual Chamber Golf Tournament - The Ray Parmentier Classic

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 10:00 AM–8:00 PM
At Hunter's Golf Course

Description: Join members of the Midstate Chamber for their 31st Annual Golf Tournament, The Ray Parmentier Classic. Registration starts at 10am, Shotgun Start at 12pm, followed by Dinner, Awards, and Raffle. All proceeds to benefit the Sanford S. Shorr Education Awards.

This tournament is one of the best run in the area and fills up FAST. Registrations are now open. Click here to see our special Midstate Chamber Golf Tournament web page! You will not want to miss out!

Location Info: Westfield Rd., Meriden

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

 2017 Economic Census Deadline

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Description: The U.S. Census Bureau measures the nations population once very 10 years and U.s. businesses every 5 years with the Economic Census. There are 3 important dates to remember: April 9th-Records Preparation; May 8th - Webinar Invitation; June 7th - Due Date Reminder. The final deadline is June 12th.

Contact Info: Click here for more information and updates.

 Chamber Government and Business Development Committee

Tuesday, June 12, 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.

 Respect in the Workplace - Diversity, Inclusion & Other Relevant Issues

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 8:00 AM–10:30 AM
At HUBCAP Wallingford

Description: The Midstate Chamber Health & Wellness Council and Human Resources Roundtable Group present "Respect in the Workplace." Fellow Midstate Chamber member and experts in their field, EANE - Employers Association of New England, will discuss such relevant issues in today's workplace including diversity and inclusion.

$20pp in advance; $30pp at the door.

Great sponsorships with advertising and promotion start at just $100!

Location Info: 128 Center St., Wallingford

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

 Chamber Board of Directors Meeting

Wednesday, June 13, 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.

 Volunteer Meeting: Travelers Championship Hole 12 with Midstate Chamber

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 5:30 PM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: This is a special meeting for volunteers who have registered to be hole monitors at #12 at Travelers Championship.

Volunteer at Hole #12 with Midstate Chamber of Commerce at Travelers Championship! You can't get much closer to the action and to the players than this!

TO REGISTER: VISIT www.travelerschampionship.com - click on Volunteers - Register - Create Your Account - follow instructions and use code midstate2017 to volunteer with the Midstate Chamber of Commerce!

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.

 SCORE - Counseling Sessions for Businesses

Thursday, June 14, 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, June 14, 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.

 Ribbon Cutting: Harte Volkswagon

Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 5:00 PM–6:00 PM
At Harte Volkswagon

Description: All are invited to come out to celebrate this new entity for the Harte Auto Group!

Location Info: 375 South Broad Street, Meriden

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

 Chamber Hispanic Outreach Leaders in Action Meeting

Friday, June 15, 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 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!

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

 ATTENTION JOB SEEKERS - Come to the Downtown Meriden Job Fair

Friday, June 15, 2018 at 12:00 PM–5:00 PM
At 24 Colony Street

Description: Employers looking to hire can find the talent on Friday, June 15, 2018 at the 2018 Job, Employment and Career Fair at 24 Colony Street, Meriden, CT 06451

The lower level of #24 Colony Street, Meriden will be transformed into a networking space from 12:00 Noon through 5:00 PM and feature 25 employers or more.

The job fair is co-hosted by Workforce Alliance, the American Jobs Center, the Midstate Chamber of Commerce and the Making Meriden Business Center.

This is one of a series of job fairs held this spring/summer in South Central Connecticut to bring together jobseekers and employers in the region. Workforce Alliance runs four American Job Centers in New Haven and Middlesex Counties…including the one right at 85 West Main St., Meriden CT.

Jobseekers can get more information at the American Job Centers in Meriden, New Haven, Middletown or Hamden, or visit www.workforcealliance.biz/business-services/recruiting-hiring.

Additional Employer and Job Seeker resources will be onsite during the Job Fair including the Business Services Unit of the Workforce Alliance and a photographer to take LinkedIn profile photos.

All are encouraged to come for the jobs and stay for the music. After the Job Fair, head over to the first concert in the Summer Music Series at the new amphitheater at the Meriden Green from 7-9 PM. The 14-acre Meriden Green is on State and Mill Streets and along Pratt Street.

Both the job fair and the park are easily accessible from the new Meriden train station, which features a pedestrian bridge that connects the downtown area and the Meriden Green.

Employer registration is $300 and includes a box lunch and a reception following the job fair. Free event parking for employers and jobseekers will be provided at the public parking garage directly behind 24 Colony Street and at various sites in downtown Meriden. Food trucks are expected to be in the area for a portion of the day.

Location Info: 24 Colony St., Meriden, CT 06450

Contact Info: Employers can register through the Midstate Chamber of Commerce at (203) 235-7901, email d.belanger@midstatechamber.com or contact the Workforce Alliance at (203) 867-4030 x 254.

Employers can also visit www.midstatechamber.com/Content/JobFair2018.asp for more details and to see which other businesses are participating!

 WEEK of ACTION - United Way of Meriden & Wallingford

Monday, June 18, 2018 through Friday, June 22, 2018

Description: Our annual Week of Action will be from June 18-22, 2018 and this year’s request will be for much-needed personal care items (shampoo, conditioner, body soap, toothpaste and toothbrushes, feminine products, shaving products, razors, deodorant, etc.) and baby diapers in assorted sizes.

Our United Way is working in partnership with the Rotary Club of Meriden to collect as many of these items as possible for New Opportunities our local Community Action Network.

You can begin your collection now or wait until June 18-22, in either case, if you are interested in participating, please let us know as soon as possible.

We are grateful for your generosity and support of this event. Thank you

Location Info: at YOUR Business

Contact Info: Lizandra Mejías-Salinas, Volunteer Coordinator, The Volunteer Center: United Way of Meriden and Wallingford, 35 Pleasant Street, Suite 1E, Meriden, CT 06450 (203) 235-4403, ext. 12. www.unitedwaymw.org

 2018 Travelers Championship

Monday, June 18, 2018 through Sunday, June 24, 2018

Description: The Travelers Championship will be held June 18 -24. This year's field includes Rory McIlroy to date.

More information to come.

Location Info: Cromwell, CT.

Contact Info: Click here for more information or to purchase tickets./a> or visit them on Facebook.com/TravelersChampionship, or @TravelersChamp on Twitter.

 Chamber Ambassadors - Membership Committee Meeting

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 8:30 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

 Young Business Leaders of CT *SOCIAL*

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 5:30 PM–7:15 PM
At Gouveia Vineyard

Description: The Young Business Leaders of Connecticut invites all young professionals between 21 and 39 years old to come and be INvolved in this group affiliated with the Midstate Chamber of Commerce that offers personal and professional growth opportunities to all.

Location Info: 1339 Whirlwind Hill Road, Wallingford

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

 Designer Handbag BINGO Benefits easterseals

Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 5:00 PM
At Polish National Alliance Club

Description: Enjoy a night out with friends and help raise money for a good cause! Doors open at 5 pm and BINGO starts at 6:30 pm. BYOB and Food.

$40 per person includes $15 games of BINGO, 3 boards per game. Each game will have a different designer bag as the prize - for a chance to win brands like: Coach, Michael Kors, Kate Spade, Vera Bradley & more!

Only 200 tickets will be sold so register ASAP!

Location Info: 117 North Plains Industrial Rd., Wallingford

Contact Info: events@eswct.com; Gege Pelletier: 203.754.5141 - ext. 251 or https://pocketbookbingo.eventbrite.com/

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