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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 2017

 ESL for the Workplace

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 through Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 9:00 AM–2:00 PM
At Women and Families Center

Description: The Open D.O.H.R. Program at Women and Families Center is offering English as a Second Language entry level classes. Students must be at least 17 years old. The Program includes: ESL, Basic Computers, & Job Readiness classes. Students will receive a Certificate & Employment Portfolio upon completion of the program. Job placement assistance is also provided.

Location Info: 169 Colony St., Meriden

Contact Info: Please contact Regina Cardona at 203.235.9297 ext 128. Registration deadline is January 10, 2017. Pre-qualification language assessment is required.

 Human Services Assistant Training

Thursday, January 19, 2017 through Monday, May 8, 2017 at 6:35 PM–9:05 PM
At Middlesex Community College

Description: The Open D.O.H.R. Program of Women and Families Center presents a Free Employment Training Program for Human Service Assistant. The Human Service Assistant career track will prepare you for entry level positions to determine, coordinate and provide support services to people in need. Students will develop the skills, values, and knowledge necessary to effectively assist those who utilize social services.

Students must be 18-24 years old. Program includes: job fairs, monthly events, and college tours. Come dressed for success!!

Location Info: Middletown Campus, 100 Training Hill Rd., Middletown

Contact Info: For more information call 203.235.9297 ext 128 or apply in person at 169 Colony St., Meriden. Spots are limited, first come first serve.

 Human Services Assistant Training

Friday, January 20, 2017 through Friday, May 5, 2017 at 9:00 AM–11:45 AM
At Middlesex Community College

Description: The Open D.O.H.R. Program of Women and Families Center presents a Free Employment Training Program for Human Service Assistant. The Human Service Assistant career track will prepare you for entry level positions to determine, coordinate and provide support services to people in need. Students will develop the skills, values, and knowledge necessary to effectively assist those who utilize social services.

Students must be 18-24 years old. Program includes: job fairs, monthly events, and college tours. Come dressed for success!!

Location Info: Meriden Campus, 55 W. Main St., Meriden

Contact Info: For more information call 203.235.9297 ext 128 or apply in person at 169 Colony St., Meriden. Spots are limited, first come first serve.

February 2017

 Silent Auction Item: 2 Tix to NBA: Brooklyn Nets vs Chicago Bulls on 4/8: Bid Online

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 through Monday, April 3, 2017

Description: 2 Tickets to NBA: Brooklyn Nets vs Chicago Bulls on Sat., April 8, 2017 at Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY. Lower Level seats: $500 Value. Opening bid is $200.

Online bids accepted until 11:59 pm EST on 4/3/17. Then, the highest bid at that time will be the starting bid at the Midstate Chamber Silent Auction at the 121st Annual Meeting & Dinner at the Aqua Turf! Many other cool silent auction items will be on display at the event - something for everyone.

Bidders must enter name and email in designated fields on the RSVP contact form. Your bid amount is entered into the box at the right on the contact form. Bid updates will be announced daily on this event page.

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

March 2017

 Meriden St. Patrick's Day Parade

Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 2:00 PM
At Start: Parker Ave. and Ends Bradley Ave.

Description: EVERYONE is IRISH on St. Patrick's Day! This is a fine parade with lots of excitement. Parade kicks off on Parker Ave and proceeds west on East Main Street, through downtown, continues on West Main Street and ends at Bradley Ave.

Location Info: Meriden CT

 Stroll Down Memory Lane

Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 2:30 PM
At Meriden Public Library

Description: Take a Stroll Down Memory Lane with Linda Ipanema and the Dixie Cats. You will hear music from the 20ís to the 80ís from artists such as Sophie Tucker, Helen OíConner, Theresa Brewer, Harry Belafonti, 3 Dog Night, and Mamas and the Papas. It will be a fun filled hour!

Linda Ipanema, also known as the "Queen of Dixieland" is considered one of the foremost singers of Dixieland Jazz. She has been in show business most of her life, appearing in stage Broadway musicals as well as leading films and television shows. Linda is a longtime member of the prestigious Actor Studio and has entertained her peers with her music and comedy skills. Her experience includes cabaret performances and opening for Ray Romano and other comedians at the legendary comedy club The Improv in the early 1990ís. Linda formed her own band, Linda Ipanema and the Dixie Cats, in 1994. The band members come from the best Dixieland players in the Metropolitan area.

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

Contact Info: This program is free and all are welcome. Funding is provided by the Friends of Meriden Public Library and the Meriden Foundation. If you would like to reserve a seat, contact the Community Services Department at (203) 630-6349, email or click here to visit their website and sign up through the adult calendar.

 Ribbon Cutting at Rose Flowers & Gifts - Celebrating New Ownership

Monday, March 27, 2017 at 5:00 PM–6:00 PM
At Rose Flowers & Gifts

Description: All are invited to the Ribbon Cutting - come out and meet the new owner, Nicole Anastasio, meet the staff and enjoy each other's company while browsing the newly updated flower and gift shop.

Location Info: 232 West Main St, Meriden

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

 Celebrating 300 Years fo Connecticut's Remarkable Women

Monday, March 27, 2017 at 7:00 PM
At Meriden Public Library

Description: Join us for an interactive multi-media program by the Connecticut Womenís Hall of Fame and learn about some of our stateís most remarkable women! Be inspired as you learn about well-known figures like Ella Grasso, Katharine Hepburn and Marian Anderson and lesser known heroines like Maria Sanchez, Barbara McClintock and Hannah Watson. This presentation will introduce you to the Hall, its mission and programs, and give you a panoramic view of some of its 109 Inductees from across all fields of endeavor, from politics and sports to the arts and sciences.

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

Contact Info: All are welcome to this free program. To reserve a seat, contact the Community Services Department at (203) 630-6349.

 Budget for a Better Life

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 8:00 AM–9:00 AM
At CEDF

Description: We're just like you. We are business owners, teachers, business executives, parents, retirees, students, . . you name it. But the one thing we all have in common is we want to live a happy and financially comfortable life. Everyone is welcome to join us as we discuss how to handle the money you have by using a budget and other strategies that will give you financial peace for a better life. When you manage your money it can make all the difference in the life you have. Presented by Dana Ulstad, Vice President Business Banking Officer at Citizens Bank.

Location Info: 965 E. Main St., Meriden

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

 Chamber Education/Technology Committee Meeting

Tuesday, March 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: 3 Colony Street Suite 301 Meriden, CT

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

 SecTech Summit Presented by A & A Office Systems

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 9:00 AM–4:00 PM
At Cloudsmart

Description: A & A Office Systems, Inc. presents SecTech Summit - discussions in office technology security. You are invited to visit their private Cloudsmart Data Center! You can stop by at your convenience and learn more about new innovation in office technology security at your leisure with their Experience Centers! You will also learn about network policy, rules-based printing, document scanning and more. There will be raffles for Amazon Dot, Apple TV and more!

Location Info: 4 Pin Oak Drive, Branford

Contact Info: Click here for more information or to register by March 24th. Enjoy gratis refreshments throughout the day with a continental breakfast from 9 am to 11 am and lunch from 12 pm to 4 pm.

 Benzodiazepine Forum - The Opium of the Masses

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 9:30 AM–12:30 PM
At Whitneyville Cultural Commons

Description: Are we ignoring an escalating benzodiazepine epidemic among adolescents and young adults? Deaths from benzodiazepine overdose have grown at a faster rate than deaths by opiate overdose for the past 13 years. Guest Speakers are J. Craig Allen, MD, Medical Director of Rushford, and John Hamilton, LMFT, LADC, CACE-E, CEO of Recovery Network of Programs. The workshop will focus on ways to reduce illegitimate access to prescription medications by adolescents and y oung adults, while maintaining appropriate use.

You will learn: the signs and symptoms of overdose; the potential adverse consequences of prescription drug use by persons for whom they are not prescribed; why bezodiazepines are so widely abused; how to safeguard medications and safely dispose of medications; ways to help ensure that excess medications are not prescribed; the difference between benzodiazepines and opioids; and treatment and recovery options for those with an opioid disorder.

Location Info: 1253 Whitney Ave., Hamden

Contact Info: Cost is free to healthcare professionals and other concerned community groups and $10 per person for CEU's. Make payment to CT Prevention Network, c/o HVCASA, 69 Stony Hill Rd., Bethel, CT 06801 Click here to register on-line or contact Christelle Aube at 475-222-6035 or by e-mail.

 Mountain Mist Day Camp Campership Scholarship Registration Night

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 5:30 PM–7:30 PM
At Meriden YMCA

Description: This night is for families to apply for camp scholarships to send your children to Mountain Mist Day Camp. Campership scholarships are awarded based on financial need. For qualification information please stop by at the Y or click here to visit their website. If you cannot make this night call the Y at 203.235.6386.

Location Info: 110 W. Main St., Meriden

Contact Info: Separate application are required for each child. Please bring a copy of your DSS budget sheet or completed 2016 income tax form and $60 fee per child. Please call the Meriden YMCA at 203.235.6386 with questions.

 Business After Hours Featuring the Transition Expo

Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
At Four Points by Sheraton

Description: Deb Kohan, Transition Coordinator for the Meriden Public Schools and member of the Midstate Chamber of Commerce Education Committee is inviting all Chamber Members and their staff to this special Business After Hours to provide businesses with firsthand information regarding experiences of youth and individuals with disabilities. Attendees will learn valuable information as they network with vendors, clients and fellow businesses. Everyone is encouraged to come and help support the Midstate Chamber support school to business partnerships. Approximately 40 to 45 exhibitor booths will be available for more information until 8:00pm . Enjoy Networking and Refreshments!

Sponsored by PLAN of Connecticut.

Location Info: 275 Research Parkway, Meriden

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

 Buying Your First Home Workshop

Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 5:30 PM–6:30 PM
At Connex Credit Union

Description: Led by Mark Frank, Connex Mortgage Loan Consultant, this workshop covers the basics of the home buying process from start to finish and what you can expect when buying your first home.

Location Info: 412 Washington Ave., North Haven

Contact Info: You can attend this workshop in person or via webinar. Registration in advance is required. Click here to register on-line or call 1-800-278-6466. Space is limited.

 Martini Madness Tasting

Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 6:00 PM–9:00 PM
At Double Play Cafť

Description: Double Play Cafť presents Martini Madness Tasting! The top four martinis will be showcased at the Meriden, New Britain, Berlin YMCA's Martini & Massage Charity Benefit on June 1st. Double Play will provide samples from their menu.

Location Info: 320 Main St., Wallingford

Contact Info: Cost is $25 per person and space is limited. Tickets can be purchased at the Meriden YMCA, 110 W. Main St., Meriden or at Double Play Cafť.

 Doctors Without Borders

Friday, March 31, 2017 at 1:00 PM
At Meriden Public Library

Description: Kelly Grimshaw, Service Line Educator for the Transplant Services at Yale New Haven Hospital, will describe her ten years living in the worldís most fabulous places with Doctors without Borders. This will be a brief overview of the Mťdecins Sans FrontiŤres (MSF) and its activities along with what it's like to live and work in very different and sometimes dangerous places.

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

Contact Info: This program is sponsored by the Castle Craig Adult Learning Center. All are welcome to this free program.

April 2017

 Sounds Tigers First Responders weekend

Saturday, April 1, 2017 through Thursday, April 20, 2017

 Sunday Dinner to Benefit Franciscan Life Center

Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 11:30 AM–3:30 PM
At Avanti Restaurant

Description: The Franciscan Life Cente & Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care invite you to join them for dinner. Take in or eat in, 20% of the proceeds benefit the Franciscan Life Center and Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care.

Location Info: 34 River Rd., Meriden

Contact Info: Reservations can be made by calling 203.440.9990. Click here to view their menu. Please specify that the order is to be attributed to the Franciscan Fundraiser. For more information or meal cards, please call 203.237.8084.

 Save the Date Midstate Chamber 121st Annual Meeting, Dinner, Awards & Silent Auction

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 4:30 PM–8:00 PM
At Aqua Turf Club

Description: Save the date for THE event of the year where you can mingle with THE Who's Who of the Business Community. This event is a great way to meet our Leaders in the Region. Come out and celebrate with Central CT's Chamber of Choice as we commemerate our 121st year in business and honor our Award Winners in the following categories (to be announced soon - nominations accepted until 2-10-17): - 16th Annual Small Business Award
- 21st Annual Large Business Award
- 4th Annual Innovation Award
- 25th Annual Community Partnership Award

Silent Auctions items will accepted until March 23rd. Please contact the office.

Sponsorship Opportunities are available for every budget, or you can place an ad in the full color event program booklet. - Title Sponsors: $1,500: Reserved Table of 10; Recognition in Press Releases; Sponsorship Plaque; Banner Displayed; Web/E-Minder Recognition; Premium Display Table; Representative presents 2 minute remarks; Full Page Ad in Program

Premier Sponsors: $1,000: Reserved Table of 10; Recognition in Press Releases; Recognition with a Plaque; Banner Displayed; Web/E-Minder Recognition; Premium Display Table; Ĺ Page Ad in Program.

Silver Sponsors: $450: Reserved Table of 5; Shared Display Table; Pre-Event Web Promotion; Logo on Screen at Event; ľ Page Ad in Program.

FULL COLOR PROGRAM ADS: Full Page Ad: $200- (5"W x 8"H); Half Page Ad: $125 (5"W x 4"H); Quarter Page Ad: $65 - (5"W x 2"H)

Individual admissions are $65 per person or $600 for a table of 10.

Location Info: 556 Mulberry St., Plantsville, CT.

Contact Info: Cost to attend is $65. For more information call the Midstate Chamber of Commerce at 203.235.7901 or info@midstatechamber.com.

 Chamber Health and Wellness Council Meeting

Wednesday, April 5, 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.

 Pre-Small Business Bootcamp Networking Event

Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
At Nina's Restaruant

Description: We welcome all people wanting to start up a business or already have a small business to join us at this valuable pre-small business bootcamp networking event. You will make connections with other members of the business community as well as connecting with representatives from different resource partners that will be available to assisst you with their services. Representatives from the Midstate Chamber, Meriden Economic Development Department, SCORE, SBA, SBDC, and CEDF will be available. We also are looking for input from you as to what you are looking to achieve from a small business workshop.

Location Info: 39 W. Main St., Meriden

Contact Info: This event is free to attend. Please RSVP by calling 203.235.7901 or e-mail.

 Chamber Government and Business Development Committee

Tuesday, April 11, 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: 3 Colony St., Meriden, CT 06450

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

 Chamber Golf Committee

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 4:30 PM–5:30 PM
At TBD

Description: ALL are welcome to join this committee that helps coordinate the annual Midstate Chamber golf tourney - the Ray Parmentier Classic - in its 30th year in 2017: SAVE THE DATE: Wed., June 7th!

The event is the main fundraiser for the Sanford S. Shorr Education Awards that are given annually to area students. To date, over $100,000 has been awarded to help our future leaders further their education.

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

 SCORE - Counseling Sessions for Businesses

Thursday, April 13, 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: 3 Colony St., Ste 301, Meriden

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

 Chamber Marketing & Publicity Committee Meeting

Thursday, April 13, 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: 3 Colony St., Ste, 301, Meriden

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

 OPEN HOUSE at WFC - Women & Families Center SACS

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 12:00 PM–2:00 PM
At Women & Families Center

Description: April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month - please join us for snacks and learn about our program offerings! Together, we can use our voices to change the culture. Be informed - network with area leaders and receive info on services so that you can cross-promote this important program.

Location Info: 169 Colony St., Meriden

Contact Info: Questions? Call Marcia at 203-235-9297 ext. 114

 Business After Hours Featuring MidState Medical Center FAST TRACK Emergency Departmen

Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 5:30 PM–7:00 PM
At MidState Medical Center

Description: ALL members are invited to this special event to introduce the NEW FAST TRACK Emergency Department at MidState Medical Center. Don't miss this opportunity to tour the space and mingle with fellow members and hospital staff and leadership.

Location Info: 435 Lewis Ave., Meriden

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

 12th Annual Woment in Business Summit - Unstoppable

Friday, April 21, 2017 at 8:30 AM–4:30 PM
At Travelers Claim University

Description: Women in Business present their 12th Annual Summit entitled Unstoppable.

Presented by Events of Joy. WIB is a proud sponsor of Junior Achievement. Presenting Sponsor of this event is Travelers.

Location Info: 99 Lamberton Rd., Windsor

Contact Info: Click here for more information or to register. You can reserve a Girlfriends Table which includes a reserved table of 8 and a Company name on the table.

 Chamber Hispanic Outreach Leaders in Action Meeting

Friday, April 21, 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: 3 Colony St., Suite 301, Meriden, CT

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

 Chamber Education/Technology Committee Meeting

Tuesday, April 25, 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: 3 Colony Street Suite 301 Meriden, CT

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

 Reserve the Date 4/29/2017
39th Annual Meriden Daffodil Festival

Saturday, April 29, 2017 through Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
At Hubbard Park

Description: SAVE THE DATEÖdetails about Midstate Chamber Business Expo and other info to follow!

If you are interested in Exhibiting, look for Early Bird rates in November & December 2016.

Location Info: West Main Street, Meriden, CT

Contact Info: Call the Chamber at 203.235.7901 for details.

May 2017

 Chamber Health and Wellness Council Meeting

Wednesday, May 3, 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 Polish Day at the Capitol

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 11:00 AM
At State Capitol

Description: In keeping with a long Connecticut tradition, you are cordially invited to attend the "Polish Day at the Capitol" Celebration. This year we observe the 226th Anniversary of the Polish Constitution. We will honor Polish and Polish-Americans for all they have done for our Polish community in Connecticut.

Location Info: North Lobby, LOB, Hartford

Contact Info: Following this celebration, there will be traditional Polish food for a nimimal expense at the Polish National Home, 60 Charter Oak Ave., Hartford and at the Legislative Office Building cafeteria.

 Literacy Volunteers' Annual Meriden Scrabble Challenge

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 5:30 PM–8:00 PM
At Four Points by Sheraton

Description: Save the date for Literacy Volunteers' Annual Meriden Scrabble Challenge. Mark your calendars and form your teams for a great night of fun and competition!! More information to come. Proceeds to support the work of Literacy Volunteers Tutors in Meriden and Wallingford.

Location Info: 275 Research Parkway, Meriden

Contact Info: For more information call 203.235.1714, e-mail, or visit their website to register a team by clicking here.

 Save the Date 2017 CT Governor's Conference on Tourism

Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 8:00 AM–5:00 PM
At CT Convention Center

Description: Save the date for the 2017 Connecticut Governor's Conference on Tourism. This is a must-attend event for anyone in the tourism/hotel/restaurant/travel industry! The conference will feature: top speakers covering the latest research and best practices; inspiring sessions for professionals of all levels from industry newbies to veterans; Governor's Tourism Awards for outstanding industry leaders; and great networking opportunities with associates from across the state.

Location Info: 100 Columbus Blve., Hartford

Contact Info: And all this for an affordable $99 conference registration. Contact us today about sponsorship opportunities for the largest statewide gathering of tourism industry professionals. Click here for more information.

 Business After Hours Introducing the Meriden YMCA's Exploration Station

Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
At Exploration Station

Description: The Meriden YMCA would like to introduce their new Exploration Station to Chamber members and their staff. This is a great venue for your child's next birthday party or special event. Come out to learn more. Enjoy Networking, Refreshments, Door Prizes and more.

Location Info: 6 S. Grove St., Meriden

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

 Wine, Beer & Cordial Tasting Event

Friday, May 5, 2017 at 5:30 PM
At Gaylord Specialty Healthcare

Description: Gaylord Specialty Healthcare will be hosting a Wine,Beer & Cordial Tasting Event.

This event will benefit the Elizabeth Birney Gagliardi Fund for MS & TBI at Gaylord.

Location Info: 50 Gaylord Farm Rd., Wallingford

Contact Info: Tickets are $50 each. Click here to purchase tickets.

 The Marvelous Wonderettes

Friday, May 5, 2017 through Sunday, May 14, 2017

Description: This smash off-Broadway hit takes you to the 1958 Springfield High School prom where we meet Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy, and Suzy, four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts! As we learn about their lives and loves, the girls serenade us with classic Ď50s hits including "Lollipop," "Dream Lover," "Stupid Cupid," and "Lipstick on Your Collar" and over 30 more classic hits from '50's and '60's. THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES will keep you smiling in this must-take musical trip down memory lane!

Location Info: 59 W Main St, Meriden

Contact Info: Tictets are $25each ($26.87 with service fees). Click here to purchase tickets.

 Chamber Government and Business Development Committee

Tuesday, May 9, 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: 3 Colony St., Meriden, CT 06450

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

 Chamber Golf Committee

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 4:30 PM–5:30 PM
At TBD

Description: ALL are welcome to join this committee that helps coordinate the annual Midstate Chamber golf tourney - the Ray Parmentier Classic - in its 30th year in 2017: SAVE THE DATE: Wed., June 7th!

The event is the main fundraiser for the Sanford S. Shorr Education Awards that are given annually to area students. To date, over $100,000 has been awarded to help our future leaders further their education.

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

 Chamber Board of Directors Meeting

Wednesday, May 10, 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: 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, May 11, 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: 3 Colony St., Ste 301, Meriden

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

 Chamber Marketing & Publicity Committee Meeting

Thursday, May 11, 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: 3 Colony St., Ste, 301, Meriden

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

 Save the Date 60th Diamond Jubilee Dinner Dance

Friday, May 12, 2017 at 6:00 PM–11:00 PM
At Zandri's Stillwood Inn

Description: Save the Date for the 60th Diamond Jubilee Dinner Dance presented by Child Guidance Clinic for Central CT, Inc.

Contact Info: More information to come.

 Business After Hours Showcasing TD Bank

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
At TD Bank

Description: TD Bank invites all Midstate Chamber members and their staff to come out and learn about the many services that they have to offer. Enjoy Networking, Refreshments, Door Prizes and more.

Location Info: 733 E. Main St., Meriden

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

 Chamber Breakfast Club with George Jepson, State of CT Attorney General

Friday, May 19, 2017 at 7:30 AM–9:00 AM
At Four Points by Sheraton

Description: ALL members, key staff and guests are invited to meet State of CT Attorney General, George Jepson

Program is as follows: 7:30 to 8:15 Arrival, Full Buffet Breakfast, Networking; 8:15 to 8:30 Chamber Announcements, Recognition; 8:30 to 9:00 Presentations with Q & A

Location Info: 275 Research Parkway, 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, May 19, 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: 3 Colony St., Suite 301, Meriden, CT

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

 Chamber Golf Committee

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 4:30 PM–5:30 PM
At TBD

Description: ALL are welcome to join this committee that helps coordinate the annual Midstate Chamber golf tourney - the Ray Parmentier Classic - in its 30th year in 2017: SAVE THE DATE: Wed., June 7th!

The event is the main fundraiser for the Sanford S. Shorr Education Awards that are given annually to area students. To date, over $100,000 has been awarded to help our future leaders further their education.

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

 Chamber Education/Technology Committee Meeting

Tuesday, May 30, 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: 3 Colony Street Suite 301 Meriden, CT

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

June 2017

 Gaylord Golf Classic

Monday, June 5, 2017 at 11:30 AM
At Farms Country Club

Description: Gaylord Specialty Healthcare presents their 2017 Gaylord Golf Classic to benefit Sports Association Gaylord Hospital.

Location Info: 180 Cheshire Rd., Wallingford

Contact Info: click here for more information, to register, or for sponsorship information.

 32nd Annual Franciscan Sports Banquet and Silent Auction

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Description: SAVE THE DATE and check back for more details on the 32nd Annual Franciscan Sports Banquet and Silent Auction!

Location Info: Mulberry St., Plantsville

 Chamber Golf Committee

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 4:30 PM–5:30 PM
At TBD

Description: ALL are welcome to join this committee that helps coordinate the annual Midstate Chamber golf tourney - the Ray Parmentier Classic - in its 30th year in 2017: SAVE THE DATE: Wed., June 7th!

The event is the main fundraiser for the Sanford S. Shorr Education Awards that are given annually to area students. To date, over $100,000 has been awarded to help our future leaders further their education.

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

 Chamber Health and Wellness Council Meeting

Wednesday, June 7, 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 The Chamber's 30th Annual Golf Tournament - The Ray Parmentier Classic

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 10:00 AM–8:00 PM
At Hunter Memorial Golf Course

Description: Register your team for this signature chamber event with proceeds to benefit the Midstate Chamber of Commerce Education Awards. To date, over $100,000 has been awarded to area students to help them reach their education goals.

This is a UNIQUE tournament: there are TWO FLIGHTS, so you have more chances to WIN. Eight teams are awarded based on team scores. And, the prize drawings are tremendous. SPECIAL feature: Sponsor a Veteran. If you are a company that wants to support the education awards, but are unable to golf, sign up as a Silver, Gold or Diamond Sponsor. YOUR COMPANY receives the PROMOTION and you can donate your player spots to veterans! This has been a popular option in recent years.

Location Info: 688 Westfield Rd., Meriden, CT

Contact Info: Call 203-235-7901 or e-mail for details and pricing.

 SCORE - Counseling Sessions for Businesses

Thursday, June 8, 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: 3 Colony St., Ste 301, Meriden

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

 Chamber Marketing & Publicity Committee Meeting

Thursday, June 8, 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: 3 Colony St., Ste, 301, Meriden

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

 Chamber Government and Business Development Committee

Tuesday, June 13, 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: 3 Colony St., 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, June 14, 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: 3 Colony St., Ste 301, Meriden

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

 Chamber Hispanic Outreach Leaders in Action Meeting

Friday, June 16, 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: 3 Colony St., Suite 301, Meriden, CT

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

 2017 Travelers Championship

Monday, June 19, 2017 through Monday, June 26, 2017

Description: The Travelers Championship will be held August 1 - 7. The tournament, typically played in June, will be moved to August for one year to accommodate the Olympic year PGA TOUR schedule and updates to TPC River Highlands that will enhance the fan and player experiences. The 2017 Travelers Championship will return to its customary third week in June.

"Golf's return to the Olympics for the first time since 1904 will affect the majority of PGA TOUR events taking place from June through August," said Travelers Championship Tournament Director, Nathan Grube. "By working closely with the PGA TOUR, we identified the best timing for recruiting a strong player field and finishing the planned modifications to TPC River Highlands."

The August date allows for the completion of a multi-million dollar course project at TPC River Highlands. Fan and competitive enhancements to the course will begin in the fall and are slated to be completed in 2016. Some of these updates include new areas for grandstands and fan viewing around the signature four finishing holes, modifications to greens, and renovations to bunkers throughout the course. Holding the tournament in August for one year will allow additional time to ensure the course will be ready to host world-class PGA TOUR competition.

"We're already looking forward to another great tournament that will generate significant funds for charity in 2016," added Andy Bessette, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer for Travelers. "With the 2016 PGA Championship in New Jersey the week before our event, we're expecting the 2016 Travelers Championship field to be as strong as ever."

Location Info: Cromwell, CT.

Contact Info: Click here for more information or visit them on Facebook.com/TravelersChampionship, or @TravelersChamp on Twitter.

 Gaylord Gauntlet 5K Trail Run

Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 8:00 AM
At Gaylord Specialty Healthcare

Description: Gaylord Specialty Healthcare will host their 4th Annual Gaylord Gauntlet 5K Trail Run. Held on Gaylord grounds, there will be 22 obstacles, a festival area, food trucks,and beer vendors. Waves begin between 8:00 am and 2:00 pm.

Proceeds from this event benefit Sports Association Gaylord Hospital.

Location Info: 50 Gaylord Farm Rd., Wallingford

Contact Info: Click here for more information.

 2nd Annual Record-Journal Best of the Bunch Brunch

Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 10:30 AM–1:00 PM
At Aqua Turf Club

Description: Come out and celebrate your local athletes at the 2nd Annual Record-Journal Best of the Bunch Brunch. This Ref Carpet High School Athletes Awards Event will feature Keynote Speaker Rebecca Loco, Uconn NCAA National Champion & WNBA All-Star. Master of Ceremonies is Joe Zone, WFSB Channel 3 Eyewitness New Sports Director. More than 275 local high school athletes from seven high schools in Meriden, Wallingford, Southington and Cheshire for their athletic achievements throughout the school year.

Sponsored by Wallingford Buick, Gaylord Specialty Healthcare, Middlesex Community College, and Aunt Chilada's

Location Info: 556 Mulberry St., Southington

Contact Info: Click here for more information or to purchase tickets.

 Chamber Education/Technology Committee Meeting

Tuesday, June 27, 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: 3 Colony Street Suite 301 Meriden, CT

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

July 2017

 Chamber Health and Wellness Council Meeting

Wednesday, July 5, 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.

 Chamber Government and Business Development Committee

Tuesday, July 11, 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: 3 Colony St., 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, July 13, 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: 3 Colony St., Ste 301, Meriden

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

 Chamber Marketing & Publicity Committee Meeting

Thursday, July 13, 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: 3 Colony St., Ste, 301, Meriden

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

 Chamber Hispanic Outreach Leaders in Action Meeting

Friday, July 21, 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: 3 Colony St., Suite 301, Meriden, CT

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

 Chamber Education/Technology Committee Meeting

Tuesday, July 25, 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: 3 Colony Street Suite 301 Meriden, CT

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

 Business After Hours Hosted by BL Companies

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
At BL Companies

Description: Save the date for a Business After Hours hosted by BL Companies in Meriden. BL Companies is an employee-owned company delivering Integrated Services, Architects, Engineers. Planners. Environmental Scientists. and Land Surveyors.

Location Info: 355 Research Parkway

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

 Monty Python's Spamalot

Friday, July 28, 2017 through Sunday, August 6, 2017

Description: Winner of the 2005 Tony Award for Best Musical, MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT is the outrageous musical comedy lovingly ripped off from the film classic "Monty Python and The Holy Grail." Join King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they embark on their quest for the Holy Grail! Flying cows, killer rabbits, taunting Frenchmen and show-stopping musical numbers are just a few of the reasons audiences everywhere are eating up SPAMALOT.

Location Info: 59 W.Main St.Meriden

Contact Info: Tickets are $26.87

August 2017

 Chamber Health and Wellness Council Meeting

Wednesday, August 2, 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.

 Chamber Government and Business Development Committee

Tuesday, August 8, 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: 3 Colony St., 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, August 9, 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: 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, August 10, 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: 3 Colony St., Ste 301, Meriden

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

 Chamber Marketing & Publicity Committee Meeting

Thursday, August 10, 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: 3 Colony St., Ste, 301, Meriden

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

 Business After Hours Showcasing WEPA Art Studio

Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
At WEPA Art Studio

Description: ALL members are invited to attend as we celebrate the 2nd Anniversary of WEPA Art Studio. Owner Karen Jaime will introduce to art and al that she offers in her studio. . Enjoy Networking, Refreshments, Door Prizes and more.

Location Info: 35 W. Main St., Meriden

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

 Chamber Hispanic Outreach Leaders in Action Meeting

Friday, August 18, 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: 3 Colony St., Suite 301, Meriden, CT

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

 Chamber Education/Technology Committee Meeting

Tuesday, August 29, 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: 3 Colony Street Suite 301 Meriden, CT

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

September 2017

 Chamber Health and Wellness Council Meeting

Wednesday, September 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.

 Chamber Government and Business Development Committee

Tuesday, September 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: 3 Colony St., 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, September 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 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.

 SCORE - Counseling Sessions for Businesses

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

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

 Chamber Marketing & Publicity Committee Meeting

Thursday, September 14, 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: 3 Colony St., Ste, 301, Meriden

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

 Business After Hours-2017-2018 United Way of Meriden & Wallingford Campaign Kick-Off

Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
At TBD

Description: Save the date for the United Way of Meriden and Wallingford's 2017-2018 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.

 Chamber Hispanic Outreach Leaders in Action Meeting

Friday, September 15, 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: 3 Colony St., Suite 301, Meriden, CT

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

 Chamber Education/Technology Committee Meeting

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 8:30 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

 Business After Hours Showcasing Bongiovanni Insurance & Financial

Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
At Bongiovanni Insurance & Financial

Description: All Chamber members and their staff are invited to this 30th Anniversary Celebration at Bongiovanni Insurance & Financial. More info to come. Enjoy Networking, Refreshments, Door Prizes and more.

Location Info: 107 E. Main St., Meriden

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

October 2017

 Chamber Health and Wellness Council Meeting

Wednesday, October 4, 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.

 Chamber Government and Business Development Committee

Tuesday, October 10, 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: 3 Colony St., 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, October 11, 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: 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, October 12, 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: 3 Colony St., Ste 301, Meriden

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

 Chamber Marketing & Publicity Committee Meeting

Thursday, October 12, 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: 3 Colony St., Ste, 301, Meriden

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

 Business After Hours Featuring Image 360

Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
At Image 360

Description: Image 360, formerly Signs by Tomorrow, invite all Midstate Chamber members and their staff to their new name and new location. Come out and learn what Image 360 can do for you and your next event. Enjoy Networking, Refreshments, Door Prizes and more.

Location Info: 163 N. Plains Industrial Rd., Wallingford

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

 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: 3 Colony St., Suite 301, Meriden, CT

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

 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: 3 Colony Street Suite 301 Meriden, CT

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.

 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: 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, 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: 3 Colony St., Ste 301, Meriden

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: 3 Colony St., Ste, 301, Meriden

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

 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: 3 Colony St., Meriden, CT 06450

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

 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: 3 Colony St., Suite 301, Meriden, CT

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: 3 Colony Street Suite 301 Meriden, CT

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.

 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: 3 Colony St., 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 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.

 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: 3 Colony St., Ste 301, Meriden

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

 Chamber Marketing & Publicity Committee Meeting

Thursday, December 14, 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: 3 Colony St., Ste, 301, Meriden

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

 Chamber Hispanic Outreach Leaders in Action Meeting

Friday, December 15, 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: 3 Colony St., Suite 301, Meriden, CT

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

 Animee Club at the Library

Monday, December 18, 2017 at 2:30 PM
At Meriden Public Library

Description: Are you a fan of anime, manga or just like Japanese culture? All are welcome whether youíre an otaku or just discovering anime and manga.

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

Contact Info: This program is geared for teenagers 13-18. Registration is not required. Food and drink are provided. If you have any questions contact Melissa via e-mail or call (203) 238-2347.

 Chamber Education/Technology Committee Meeting

Tuesday, December 26, 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: 3 Colony Street Suite 301 Meriden, CT

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

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