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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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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

 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

 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.

 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.

 Save the Date 2018 Legislative Roundtable Breakfast

Friday, January 19, 2018 at 7:30 AM–9:00 AM
At Il Monticello

Description: Sponsored by AT&T, this event (prior to the start of the Legislative Session on 2/7/18), brings members of the business community together with our elected officials in our state delegation.

The Midstate and Cheshire Chambers and HUBCAP Wallingford invite you our our Annual Legislative Roundtable to bring you closer to your CT Legislators. All of the CT Legislators from the Meriden, Cheshire, and Wallingford areas have been invited. The below Legislators will be attending to give you a chance for you to sit with them in a small group setting and benefit from this remarkable networking opportunity. Our CT Legislators serve on virtually every legislative committee in Hartford so bring your questions and concerns to their attention.

Attending CT Legislators to date: Rep. Cathy Abercrombie, Rep. Buddy Altobello, Rep. Vncent Cadelora, Sen. Len Fasano, Sen. Joe Markley, Rep. Hilda Santiago, and Sen. Len Suzio.

Location Info: 577 So. Broad St., Meriden

Contact Info: Cost is $20 in advance, $25 at the door, $30 for non-members. Call the Midstate Chamber of Commerce at 203.235.7901 or info@midstatechamber.com.

 Chamber Hispanic Outreach Leaders in Action Meeting

Friday, January 19, 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 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

 HUBCAP Wallingford Presents a Bridal Expo

Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 11:00 AM–4:00 PM
At HUBCAP Wallingford / Wallingford Center Inc.

Description: Bridal Expo! Now you don’t a have to travel to attend an elegant 2018 Bridal Extravaganza! HUBCAP Wallingford is hosting an afternoon for brides and bridal parties at 128 Center St., Wallingford on January 20th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission is Free for attendees.

Location Info: 128 Center St., Wallingford, CT.

Contact Info: To receive additional information or make reservations, please contact Chris Wallace at: (203) 626-9351 or Cwallace@hubcapwallingford.org .

 Pizza, Pasta and Politics with Meriden City Council & Mayor

Monday, January 22, 2018 at 5:00 PM–8:00 PM
At Hunter's Ambulance Education Center

Description: The City of Meriden Mayor and Councilors have been invited to attend. Bring your questions to ask our city leaders or feel free to submit questions in advance.

The Midstate Chamber of Commerce provides access and forums to meet one-on-one and in groups with our elected officials. This event brings our diverse membership base and politicians together to discuss issues that are important to the business community.

Location Info: 450 W. Main St., Meriden

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

 Business After Hours Featuring Best Western Plus New England Inn & Suites

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
At Best Western Plus New England Inn & Suites

Description: All are invited to attend a special business after hours. Come out and tour the newly renovated rooms and meet the new managing staff. Enjoy Tours, Refreshments, Networking, Door Prizes, and more!

More information to come.

Location Info: 2253 Berlin Turnpike, Berlin

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

 Chamber Education/Technology Committee Meeting

Tuesday, January 30, 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.

 Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting of Dawg House Bar & Grill

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: Join us in WELCOMING the Dawg House Bar & Grill to MERIDEN and to the Midstate Chamber of Commerce! ALL are invited to this special event to enjoy food samples, drink specials and a Ribbon Cutting with Mayor Kevin Scarpati.

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

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

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