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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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November 2017

 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 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.

 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.

 DC Comics Presents Justice League Night: Bridgeport Sound Tigers

Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 7:00 PM
At Webster Arena

Description: Meet Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and the Joker during the Sound Tigers' matchup against the Hartford Wolf Pack. Your favorite characters will be available for pictures and autographs, and the first 2,500 fans in attendance will receive a light-up trident. In addition, take advantages of limited ticket packages that include game access, food and beverage concession specials, a Justice League souvenir figurine, and early entry opportunities for character meet and greets starting at $25.

Location Info: 600 Main St, Bridgeport, CT

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

 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 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

 Franciscan Christmas Fair

Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 9:30 AM–2:30 PM
At Franciscan Life Center

Description: The Franciscan Life Center will be hosting its annual Franciscan Christmas Fair to benefit the Franciscan Life Center and Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care. Enjoy a Living Creche, Santa Claus, Franciscan Pottery, Homemade Jams, Jellies, Pickles, Breads, Rolls, Cookies, Crafts, "Almost New" items, Children's Activities, Fresh Cut Christmas Trees, Wreaths, Raffles, and Refreshments.

Location Info: 271 Finch Ave., Meriden

Contact Info: This event is Free and Open to the Public. Click here for more information on their website.

 Hockey and Hops: Bridgeport Sound Tigers

Friday, November 24, 2017 at 5:00 PM–6:30 PM
At Webster Bank Arena

Description: Enjoy a pre-game craft beer tasting party presented by Two Roads Brewing Company, Dichello Distributors, Stony Creek Brewery, Black Hog Brewing Co. and Brewport. A special $30 ticket package will include game entry, access to the beer tasting event and a souvenir Sound Tigers tasting glass.

Location Info: 600 Main St, Bridgeport, CT

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

 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

 Star Wars Night: Bridgeport Sound Tigers

Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 7:00 PM
At Webster Bank Arena

Description: If you're a Star Wars fanatic, then this event is for you! The first 3,000 fans will take home a limited-edition Sound Tigers light saber, and the team will wear special Star Wars jerseys during the game, which will be up for bid at a silent auction benefitting the Bridgeport Hospital Foundation. Plus, bump into popular members of the Star Wars trilogy on the concourse. Limited ticket packages are available that feature access to the game, a character bobblehead, and more starting at $25. The package also includes a pass to see "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" in theatres, courtesy of Bow Tie Cinemas.

Location Info: 600 Main St, Bridgeport, CT

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

 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.

 Financial Workshop: Preparing Your Estate Plan

Saturday, December 9, 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, you’ll 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

 Imagine It: An Evening of Family Music

Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 6:00 PM–7:00 PM
At Augusta Curtis Cultural Center

Description: This event benefits the "Imagine It" Music Education Fund & the ACCC Summer Music Program. Light fingerfoods, a raffle table, wine tasting, and soda tasting will be available.

Location Info: 175 East Main Street, Meriden, CT

Contact Info: Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door; tickets for children 13 and under are $12, children under 5 are free. Advance tickets available at by clicking here. Call 203-213-8355 or email lisa@concertswithcauses.org

 Chamber Government and Business Development Committee

Tuesday, December 12, 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.

 Chamber Board of Directors Meeting

Wednesday, December 13, 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 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.

 SCORE - Counseling Sessions for Businesses

Thursday, December 14, 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.

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