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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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October 2017

 Ribbon Cutting: O.H. Platt High School Grand Opening Community Celebration

Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 5:30 PM
At O.H. Platt High School

Description: ALL are invited to this special event that will include a ribbon cutting and tours of the new school!

Location Info: 220 Coe Ave., Meriden

 Chamber Hispanic Outreach Leaders in Action Meeting

Friday, October 20, 2017 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

 Save the Date 10/23/2017
Meriden City Council / Mayoral Candidate Debate / Forum

Monday, October 23, 2017 at 6:30 PM–8:30 PM
At Washington Middle School

Description: This event is sponsored by the Midstate Chamber of Commerce, Meriden Children First Initiative and the Record Journal Publishing Company. The sponsors will have a series of pre-prepared questions for the candidates.

Meriden Mayoral and City Council Candidates have been invited to participate in the program.

Candidates running for Meriden Mayor will be participating from 6:35 to 7:05 pm.

The Meriden City Council program will be from approximately 7:10 to 8:30 p.m.

Richard Hanley, Associate Professor of Journalism and Director of the Graduate Program in Journalism at Quinnipiac University, will be returning as moderator.

This event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. ALL are welcomed to attend.

Location Info: 1225 North Broad St., Meriden, CT.

Contact Info: Only candidates need to RSVP.

 9th Annual Miniature Golf Tournament Benefits YBL & Meriden Boys & Girls Club

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 5:30 PM
At Putter's Paradise

Description: Bring the family out for a fun night at the 9th Annual Young Business Leaders Miniature Golf Tournament. Proceeds to benefit the YBL Dan M. Hunter Community Service Education Award and the Boys & Girls Club of Meriden. Enjoy a light fare and beverages served during the program after golf. Shotgun start at 6:00 pm.

Location Info: 1801 Berlin Turnpike, Berlin

Contact Info: Cost is $30 per player or $100 for a foursome. Sponsorship opportunities available. Call the Midstate Chamber of Commerce at 203.235.7901 or info@midstatechamber.com.

 You Have the Power to Outsmart the Scammers

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 7:00 PM–8:00 PM
At Meriden Public Library

Description: Incidents of fraud are on the rise and scammersí tactics are becoming more complex.Thatís why itís important to educate yourself about fraud. And while no one is immune, there are steps you can take to Outsmart the Scammers.

Join us for this presentation and learn important strategies to help protect you and the ones you love. Weíll share: how to spot certain red ?ags that may indicate a fraudulent encounter, resources you can turn to in the event you or a loved one are targeted, steps you can take now to help protect yourself and your loved ones

Location Info: 105 Miller Street, Cook R., Meriden

Contact Info: All are welcome to this free program. To reserve a seat, contact Bill Passarelli at (203) 294-1305, the Community Services Department at (203) 630-6349, or click here to visit their website and click on Events tab.

 Super-Charged Networking Success: It's More Than Just a Meeting

Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 8:00 AM–9:30 AM
At CEDF

Description: Networking is an ongoing process of developing trusting relationships. Chip Janiszewski is an accomplished speaker who has taught thousands how to "Live with Purpose, Passion, Positivity and a Plan." He is a master at networking who can help you learn how to turn what many small business owners fear and shrink from into one of the most important tools for the success of your enterprise. Let Chip super-charge your approach to networking in this interactive seminar.

You will learn 9 valuable lessions by attending this seminar: - Why you may have totally misunderstood what networking is all about; - Why you are missing the boat if you just think of business development; - Why you have to get your mind right to be a successful networker; - Why you will fail if you havenít done this before the networking event; - Why you may be missing out by failing to utilize these opportunities; - Why you must be able to deliver your "commercial" in under 30 seconds; - How to do it using the information-packed handout you will receive; - The essential list of what you must always to and what you must never do; and - How you will blow your opportunity if you fail to do this afterward.

Location Info: 965 E. Main St., Meriden

Contact Info: This event is free to attend but registration is required. Click here to register.

 Chamber Education/Technology Committee Meeting

Tuesday, October 31, 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.

November 2017

 Chamber Health and Wellness Council Meeting

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 8:30 AM
At Midstate Medical Center

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: 435 Lewis Ave, Meriden CT

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

 Financial Workshop: Ready or Not? Preparing for the Unexpected

Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 3:00 PM–4:00 PM
At Meriden Public Library: Cook Room

Description: Do you have the information you need to make decisions about your financial goals? At Edward Jones, we believe financial education is an important step in helping you achieve a better future. At our Financial Workshop, youíll learn: key features of bonds, stocks and mutual funds, steps you can take to prepare for retirement, how insurance can help protect against unexpected life events, and basics of estate planning

Location Info: 105 Miller Street

 Chamber Board of Directors Meeting

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 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 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.

 SCORE - Counseling Sessions for Businesses

Thursday, November 9, 2017 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, November 9, 2017 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.

 Business After Hours Featuring Rose Flowers & Gifts

Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
At Rose lowers & Gifts

Description: All are invited to attend a special business after hours. Come out and meet the new owner, Nicole, peruse the many gifts, get some great ideas for Holiday gifts, and more. Enjoy Refreshments, Networking, Door Prizes, and more!

More information to come.

Location Info: 232 W. Main St., Meriden

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

 "Funny Business" Midstate Chamber's Comedy Night

Friday, November 10, 2017 at 6:00 PM–9:00 PM
At St. Joseph Church Rosary Hall (basement)

Description: The Midstate Chamber presents an evening of "Funny Business" a Comedy Night full of laughs and a good time. Host Rick Carino will present Feature Comedian Howie Mason and Headliner Comedian Darren Rivera. BYOB an snacks. Must be over age 21 to attend.

Location Info: 159 W. Main St., Rosary Hall, Meriden

Contact Info: Cost is $25 per person in advance and $30 at the door.

Sponsorship Opportunities are available.

 Chamber Government and Business Development Committee

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 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.

 Business After Hours: Record Journal 150 Year Celebration with Multiple Chambers

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
At Record Journal - RJ Media Group

Description: Record Journal invites all members to a special 150 Year Celebration - this event is sure to be epic and includes the following chambers of commerce, making it one of the biggest networking celebrations of the year: Midstate, Quinnipiac, Cheshire, and Greater Southington. Win a $15,000 marketing makeover from RJ Media Group. Enjoy cocktails & heavy appetizers, gift bags, exciting prizes & more. Each guest is asked to please bring a non-perishable food item which will be donated to New Opportunities of Greater Meriden. This event is proudly sponsored by Bongiovanni Insurance & Financail, LLC and is OPEN to all business people in the area.

Location Info: 500 South Broad St., Meriden

Contact Info: Please click here to RSVP directly to the Record-Journal site and be sure to check "Midstate Chamber" as your chamber of choice!

 Chamber Hispanic Outreach Leaders in Action Meeting

Friday, November 17, 2017 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

 Chamber Education/Technology Committee Meeting

Tuesday, November 28, 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.

December 2017

 Chamber Health and Wellness Council Meeting

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 8:30 AM
At Midstate Medical Center

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: 435 Lewis Ave, Meriden CT

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

 Save the Date 12/1/2017
Midstate Chamber Holiday Celebration

Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 5:30 PM–7:30 PM
At Four Points by Sheraton

Description: Details to be announced soon!

Sponsored by: Premier Sponsor-Liberty Bank; Sponsors-TD Bank and A & A Office Systems, Inc.

Location Info: 275 Research Parkway, Meriden, CT.

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

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