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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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August 2015

 Chamber Young Business Leaders Committee Meeting

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 4:00 PM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: As one of the newest committees affiliated with the Chamber, members of the Young Business Leaders come together to engage in community life and expand professional and social opportunities. This group is geared toward professionals between the ages of 21 and 39 however the young at heart are always welcome. All committee chairs and officers must be between the ages of 21-39. We welcome new members to serve as ambassadors for the Central Connecticut area.

YBL meetings are held twice per month, including a morning business meeting held at the Midstate Chamber of Commerce and an evening social meeting held at various restaurants throughout the local area. Each meeting poses the opportunity to meet new people and develop projects that enrich our community.

For more information, contact the YBL chairman, Trey Bongiovanni, or any other member. Weíll be glad to answer any questions you have, and of course, tell you why you should become the newest member!

Location Info: 3 Colony Street Suite 301

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

 Meriden Public Library Chess Club

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 6:30 PM
At Meriden Public Library

Description: Is Chess your game? The Meriden Public Library Chess Club welcomes new players. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Bring your chess board and play against a new opponent.

Location Info: 105 Miller St., Seminar Rm., Meriden

Contact Info: Contact the Community Services Department at (203) 630-6349 if you have questions about the chess club.

 Meriden Public Library Presents Writers Network

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 7:00 PM
At Meriden Public Library

Description: Are you writing a book? Just getting started or need some encouragement to finish? Join the Writerís Network at Meriden Public Library. The Writerís Network invites anyone who is serious about writing fiction or nonfiction, wants to learn the process of getting published, or needs support for writing a book proposal or query letter is welcome to attend.

Location Info: 105 Miller St., Cook Rm., Meriden

Contact Info: Contact the Community Services Department at (203) 630-6349 if you have questions about any library program.

 Business After Hours - Colonial Flooring America

Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
At Colonial Flooring America

Description: Colonial Flooring America invites you to their special Business After Hours to view hear their fabulous news about their affiliation with Flooring America, one of the largest nationís flooring cooperatives and view their newly renovated showroom. Enjoy Networking, Refreshments, Door Prizes, and more.

Location Info: 1116 N. Colony Rd., Wallingford

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

 Food Truck Summer Farewell

Friday, August 28, 2015

Description: Come join us at the Westfield Meriden Mall for our Food Truck Summer Farewell! Hosted at the lot across from Savers. Free General Admission, Night time Movies, Food Trucks All Day, Childrens costumed characters, car shows, and much more! This event starts on August 28th, and ends August 30th

Location Info: 470 Lewis Ave, Meriden, CT 06451

Contact Info: Please email: usfoodfest@yahoo.com for more information!

 Meriden-Wallingford Community Day with the New Britain Rock Cats

Friday, August 28, 2015 at 5:35 PM
At Rock Cats Stadium

Description: The New Britain Rock Cats will be holding their Meriden-Wallingford Community Day as they play the Portland Sea Dogs (Boston Red Sox AA Affiliate). Enjoy an afternoon of fun, entertainment, and AA baseball.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Meriden-Wallingford Community Food Pantry.

Location Info: 230 John Karbonic Way, New Britain

Contact Info: Bring a food item to donate on Game Day. Reserved seats are $7.00. Children 4 and under are free. Group packages are available. For more information, call Zack Velcofsky at 860.224.8383 ext. 36 or e-mail.

 Music in Meriden - Marissa Cardona

Friday, August 28, 2015 at 7:00 PM–9:00 PM
At Downtown Meriden

Description: Bring your own or a blanket to sit and enjoy being outside on a summerís evening with friends and family as you listen to Latino music performed by Marissa Cardona.

Cafe Dolce, Nina's Cafe, and Eben-ezer Restaurants will be open to quench your thirst and satisfy your hunger on a night out.

Location Info: 43 W.Main St, Meriden

Contact Info: For questions call Steve Robichaud at 203.686.0000 or 203.213.3752

September 2015

 Gallery 53 Photography Show

Tuesday, September 01, 2015 through Thursday, September 24, 2015

Description: Gallery 53 will be holding a Photography Show. More information to come.

Location Info: 53 Colony St., Meriden

Contact Info: Click here to visit their website for more information or call 203.235.5347.

 Chamber Health and Wellness Council Meeting

Wednesday, September 02, 2015 at 8:30 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

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: 3 Colony St., Suite 301, Meriden

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

 Note New Time! Chamber Marketing & Publicity Committee Meeting

Wednesday, September 02, 2015 at 4:00 PM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: The Marketing & Publicity 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: 3 Colony St., Ste, 301, Meriden

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

 25th Annual Alumni Association Golf Tournament and Picnic

Thursday, September 03, 2015 at 9:00 AM
At Hunters Golf Course

Description: Boys and Girls Club Presents their 25th Annual Alumni Association Golf Tournament and Picnic!

9:00 AM - Registration and Breakfast provided by Dunkin'Donuts, Putting Contest 10:30 AM - Shotgun start with Hot dogs, Hamburgers, & Soda served on the course, Hole-In-One, Prizes - 4:00 PM - Big Green Pizza Truck Picnic & Silent Auction at CUNO Camp, 1 Beaver Lake Rd., Meriden

Sponsorship Opportunities available.

Location Info: 688 Westfield Rd, Meriden, CT 06450

Contact Info: Please contact Lou Corte: (203) 213-1549 or Larry McGoldrick at (203) 235-8185

 Principles of Leadership 1 Series - 7 Day Certificate Program

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Description: Designed to give managers and supervisors a thorough knowledge of integrated skills and behaviors crucial to leadership success. Participants learn to use these skills to effectively manage relationships with their direct reports, peers, and managers. Participants must complete Day 1 "Understanding Your Leadership Role" prior to any other programs in the series.

Series programs include: Day 1 - Understanding Your Leadership Role & Managing Diverse Work Styles Day 2 - Communication Skills and Conflict Management Day 3 - Situational Leadership, Delegation and Employee Engagement Day 4 - Legal Liabilities of the Supervisor Day 5 - Employee Training and Coaching Skills Day 6 - Managing Difficult Employees, Performance Issues and Reviews Day 7 - Time Management for Managers

Location Info: 173 Interstate Lane, Waterbury, CT

Contact Info: Cost is $1,630 for the full series. For more information or to register please call Sue Miller at (877) 662-6444 ext. 3013 or e-mail

 United Way Day of Caring

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Description: Please join us as we promote the spirit and value of volunteerism, increase the awareness of local agencies and demonstrate what people working together can accomplish.

Each year, hundreds of volunteers from companies, civic organizations, and schools complete more than 20 projects. Together, volunteers performed over 1,000 hours of community service, which had a value of approximately $45,000! Volunteers completed numerous projects such as building walls for an office, sprucing up a playground, painting, planting a garden, organizing a school media center, reading to elementary school kids and converting a classroom into a yoga studio!

Letís keep this amazing tradition and momentum going for 2015ís Day of Caring as we work together to advance the greater good in Meriden and Wallingford. Lend us your time, talents and hands to help improve our community!

If you are looking for a project that will get your employees, civic organization or team out into the community for an unforgettable, hands on experience, all you need to do is take a few moments to register.

Contact Info: For more information or to register to volunteer call (203) 235-4403 or email.

 New Date Chamber Board of Directors Meeting

Wednesday, September 09, 2015 at 3:30 PM–5:00 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: 3 Colony St., Ste 301, Meriden

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

 Chamber Ambassadors - Membership Committee Meeting

Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 8:30 AM–9:30 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: The Chamber Ambassadors are the Membership Committee. It is an organization of Chamber members who serve existing and new members of the Chamber.

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: 3 Colony St., Ste. 301, Meriden

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

 SCORE - Counseling Sessions for Businesses

Thursday, September 10, 2015 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: 3 Colony St., Ste 301, Meriden

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

 Business After Hours-2015-2016 United Way of Meriden & Wallingford Campaign Kick-Off

Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
At TBA

Description: Please join the United Way of Meriden and Wallingford for their 2015-2016 LIVE UNITED Community Campaign Kick-Off. Enjoy Networking, Door Prizes, Refreshments, and more. More information to come.

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

 United Way of Meriden & Wallingford 2015-2016 Campaign Kickoff BAH

Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
At TBA

Description: Come join us for this Annual Busines After Hours and United Way of Meriden and Wallingford Campaign Kickoff. This is one of those dynamic agencies and special events that really connect the great communities of Meriden and Wallingford.

 Chamber Hispanic Outreach Leaders in Action Meeting

Friday, September 11, 2015 at 12:00 PM–1:00 PM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: The expected Objectives of the Hispanic Outreach Leaders In Action 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: 3 Colony St., Suite 301, Meriden

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

 Meriden Historical Society Tag Sale

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Description: The Meriden Historical Society will hold a Tag Sale with a rain date of the Saturday following each originally scheduled date. The cost is a $15.00 ($10.00 for members) donation to the Society per set-up. Donations of items to the Society's Table, such as decorative items, collectibles, paintings, photos, jewelry or small household items in working condition, can be dropped off at the Societyís Research center on any Wednesday between 2:00 and 4:30 pm.

Location Info: 1090 Hanover Ave., South Meriden

Contact Info: For more information call 203-639-1913. Please leave a message. Weíll get back to you.

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