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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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January 2018

 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 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

 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 donít 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.

 Marvel Night and Boy Scout Sleepover: Bridgeport Sound Tigers

Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 7:00 PM
At Webster Bank Arena

Description: Meet Spiderman, Hulk, Iron Man, and Captain America during the Sound Tiger's matchup against the Hershey Bears. Your favorite characters will be available for pictures and autographs on the concourse with special ticket packages that are available featuring access to the game, a t-shirt, food, and ice beverage concession specials starting at $25. All Boy Scout troops are also invited to skate on the Webster Bank Arena ice before the game and sleep over afterwards. Discount tickets to all boy scout troops.

Location Info: 600 Main St, Bridgeport, CT

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

 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.

 AAC Introduces New Recovery Allies Group!

Tuesday, January 30, 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

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.

February 2018

 Chamber Government and Business Development Committee

Tuesday, February 6, 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 Health and Wellness Council Meeting

Wednesday, February 7, 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.

 Chamber Marketing & Publicity Committee Meeting

Thursday, February 8, 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.

 Pink in the Rink: Bridgeport Sound Tigers

Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 7:00 PM
At Webster Bank Arena

Description: The overall theme is bigger than the game itself. The Sound Tigers will celebrate Pink in the Rink, benefitting breast cancer research, with a pre-game wine-tasting party at Webster Bank Arena. A special ticket package is available that includes access to the game, access to the tasting party and a souvenir wine glass for $30.

Location Info: 600 Main St, Bridgeport, CT

Contact Info: Contact Alan Feuhring (203) 345-4824

 The "I Love My Library" Dinner

Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 12:00 PM–4:30 PM
At Violi's

Description: The Friends of the Meriden Public Library will sponsor a "I Love My Library" Dinner. Proceeds will benefit the Library Building and Renovation Fund.

Location Info: 688 Westfield Ave., Meriden

Contact Info: Cost is $25 per person and includes Buffet, Soda, Dessert, and Coffee. A cash bar is available. Tickets are available at the Friends of the Library Bookstore, 105 Miller St., east side of the Library, Meriden. Hours are: Mon., Tues., Wed., & Fri.'s from 10 am to 4 pm, Thurs.'s from 10 am to 8 pm and on Sat.'s from 10 am to 1 pm.

NOTE: $7 of your ticket is tax deductible as a charitable donation. If a ticket is not used, you may deduct the full $25 as a charitable donation. Every ticket given as a business gift is tax deductible as a cost of doing business.

 Chamber Board of Directors Meeting

Wednesday, February 14, 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 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.

 Chamber Ambassadors - Membership Committee Meeting

Thursday, February 15, 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.

 Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting Business After Hours of the Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: The Midstate Chamber of Commerce would like to invite all members to the Open House/Business After Hours of our new Office. Tour our new home and network with fellow members. Refreshments provided by several Chamber Members.

More info to come.

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.

 Chamber Hispanic Outreach Leaders in Action Meeting

Friday, February 16, 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

 Princess Night: Bridgeport Sound Tigers

Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 3:00 PM

Description: Meet popular fairy-tale princesses during the Sound Tigers' matchup against the Hartford Wolf Pack. Each princess will be available for pictures and autographs on the concourse and all fans can take advantage of special ticket packages that include access to the game, food vouchers, and a light up magic wand starting at $25.

 Chamber Golf Committee

Tuesday, February 20, 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.

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