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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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June 2016

 Summer Day Camp: Christian Academy

Monday, June 06, 2016 through Friday, August 19, 2016 at 8:00 AM–5:00 PM

Description: K5 - 6th Grade. $25 Per Day ($10 extra for Friday)

EVERY MONDAY: Bike Day EVERY TUESDAY: Craft Day EVERY WEDNESDAY: Science Day EVERY THURSDAY: Nerf Day EVERY FRIDAY: Special Activity/Trip

Summer Calendar June 6 - 10: Basketball Camp (Friday Field Trip: Basketball Hall of Fame) June 13 - 17: Art Camp (Friday Filed Trip: Beardsley Zoo) June 20 - 25: Hockey Camp (Friday Field Trip: Hubbard Park) June 27 - July 1: Drama Camp (Friday Field Trip: Movie Theater July 4 - 8: Flag Football Camp (Friday Activity: Water Day & Cookout) July 11 - 15: Music Camp (Friday Field Trip: Kid City) July 18 - 22: Soccer Camp (Friday Field Trip: Hubbard Park) July 25 - 29: Kickball Camp (Friday Activity: Bounce U) August 1 - 5: Ultimate Frisbee Camp (Friday Activity: Hiking Trip) August 8 - 12: Science Camp (Friday Activity: Mystic Aquarium) August 15 - 19: Baseball Camp (Friday Activity: Water day & Cookout)

Location Info: 139 Charles Street, Meriden

Contact Info: Contact the office at 203.237.0302 for more information. Or go to for more information.

 Franciscan Youth Leadership

Monday, June 27, 2016 through Friday, July 01, 2016

Description: Are you looking for summer experiences for your children? Well, the staff of the Franciscan Life Center is offering Franciscan Youth Leadership for children ages 13 and 14. Enrich the life of your child by providing him/her with educational, environmental and "fun" experiences fostering personal growth and development.

Location Info: 271 Finch Ave., Meriden

Contact Info: For more information, call 203.237.8084 or click here to visit their website.

 Chamber Education/Technology Committee Meeting

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 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.

 Young Business Leaders and Boys & Girls Club 8th Annual Miniature Golf Tournament

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 5:30 PM
At Putter's Paradise

Description: The Young Business Leader of CT and the Boys & Girls Club of Meriden present the 8th Annual Minature Golf Tournament. Proceeds benefit the Dan M. Hunter Community Service Education Awards and Boys & Girls Club of Meriden.

Location Info: 1801 Berlin Turnpike, Berlin

Contact Info: Light fare and beverages served during the program after golf. Cost is $30 per player or $100 per foursome. Sponsorship opportunities are available. RSVP to the Midstate Chamber of Commerce at 203-235-7901 or info@midstatechamber.com.

 Pasta Dinner Fundraiser to Benefit the Pettit Drive Fire Victim

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 6:00 PM–8:00 PM
At Hunter's Ambulance Training Facility

Description: The Meriden Council of Neighborhoods, Hunter's Spirit of Giving and the Meriden Police Neighborhood Initiative Unit invite you to a Pasta Dinner Fundraiser to benefit the Pettit Drive Fire Victim.

Contact Info: Ticket will be sold at the door or can be purchased at Café Dolce, 33 W. Main St., Meriden or Casa Di Roma Restaurant, 103 Main St., S. Meriden. Tickets are $10 for Adults, $5 for children under 12 (Children 3 and under are free). Take out is also available.

to donate a raffle item or for more I nformation , please call Cathy at 203.213.0312 or Holly at 203.681.7072 or 203.634.1248. Make checks payable to Council of Neighborhoods. Donation may be mailed to: CONA, 142 Somer Dr., So. Meriden, CT 06451

 CEDF Loan Presentation

Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 5:30 PM–6:30 PM
At CEDF

Description: Are you in need of a Loan? Our Lenders will speak on the services and benefits of working with CEDF. In particular, the criteria requirements needed to meet the eligibility to apply, the loan application and supported documents needed and the whole process from start to close.

So if you are in the market for a loan for your business or are just starting a business, you should attend this presentation.

Location Info: 965 E. Main ST., Meriden

Contact Info: Please call toll tree at 888-835-2333 ext. 2040 to register.

July 2016

 Chamber Health and Wellness Council Meeting

Wednesday, July 06, 2016 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 Marketing & Publicity Committee Meeting

Wednesday, July 06, 2016 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.

 Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting of the McDonald's of Wallingford

Thursday, July 07, 2016 at 11:00 AM–1:00 PM
At McDonald's of Wallingford

Description: The McDonald's of Wallingford cordially invite you to their Grand Opening with Flag Raising and Ribbong Cutting Ceremony at 11:30 am with the Lyman hall High School Band. Speakers include Senator Len Fasano, Mayor William W. Dickinson, and Séan W. Moore, President of the Midstate Chamber of Commerce. Ronald McDonald will make an appearance and fun activities.

Location Info: 608 N. Colony Rd., Wallingford

Contact Info: Raysa and Ted Zafiris, Owner/Operator, look forward to seeing you at their n ew restaurant!

 Wallingford Garden Club Interpretation of Paintings

Saturday, July 09, 2016 through Friday, July 29, 2016

Description: More information to come. The reception will be on July 9th from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm.

Location Info: 53 Colony St., Meriden

Contact Info: For more information, call 203.235.5347 or click here to visit their website.

 Chamber Government and Business Development Committee

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 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 first Monday 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.

 Constant Contact Workshop - HANDS-ON How to Use CC Effectively

Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 8:00 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: April Woodcock, Authorized Local Expert by Constant Contact, will facilitate this workshop and hands on training on how to use this platform effectively in your organization or business! Please bring your laptops.

Location Info: 3 Colony St., Suite 301, Meriden

Contact Info: Cost will be $7.00. Please RSVP by calling the Midstate Chamber of Commerce at 203.235.7901 or info@midstatechamber.com.

 Chamber Ambassadors - Membership Committee Meeting

Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 8:30 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: The Ambassadors have traditionally had the role of retaining and increasing membership of the Chamber, and in recent years have been developing a network for welcoming new businesses to the area and thanking businesses that continue their membership on an annual basis.

The Ambassadors Membership Committee meets at 8:30 a.m. on the first Tuesday of each month.

Location Info: 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, July 14, 2016 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.

 USA Elite Training Presents Northern Exposure July Showcase 2016

Thursday, July 14, 2016 through Sunday, July 17, 2016

Description: Northern Exposure Summer Showcase Tournament Dates : Thursday July 14, 2016 to Sunday July 17, 2016 with Tournament Dates: July 15- 17, 2016. Tournament Divisions - 18 Gold, 18U, 16U & 14U - in North Haven, Meriden, Southington, Wallingford, Durham, CT. Team Packet - coming soon College coaches who have RSVP'ed for 2016 - Hofstra, Eastern CT State, Johnson & Wales, Molloy College, Georgian Court, Stevens, Bridgeport, Clarkson U, Merrimack, Daniel Webster, Fisher, US Coast Guard Academy, Monroe College, Eastern Nazarene, Anna Maria, Trinity, RCBC, Sacred Heart U, Quinnipiac, Lasell, Bay Path U, The College of New Rochele, Florida Southern, Southwest Florida State, U of Maine, Iona College, Ithaca College, Fairleigh Dickinson-Florham, Nichols College, St John Fisher and more will add! Over 80 College Coaches in July 2015!

Location Info: Durham, Meriden, North Haven, Southington, Wallingford CT

Contact Info: Call 203-439-0565 or visit http://www.usaeliteshowcases.com/

 Chamber Hispanic Outreach Leaders in Action Meeting

Friday, July 15, 2016 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: 3 Colony St., Suite 301, Meriden, CT

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

 Tee Off With Women To End Domestic Violence: Seventh Annual CRT Women Golf's Classic

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 9:30 AM
At Glastonbury Hills Counrty Club

Description: the Community Renewal Team is pleased to present Tee Off With Women To End Domestic Violence. Your participation supports advocacy and services provided by CRT and Interval House to end violence against women. Each contribution hel;ps create a safe haven and supportive environment for women and their children in the Greater Hartford region who are escaping violence.

Come and Enjoy the fun. Players Fee Cost includes: Golf cart, player gift, Raffle Prizes, Lunch on course, and sit-down dinner, Boutiques, and Free massages.

-Registration Time: 9:30 am - 11:00 am. -Shotgun Start 11:00 am ( Scramble) -Lunch will be provided. Dinner and program immediately following play.

Honorary Chair and Keynote Speaker is Connecticut State Representative Robyn Porter, a survivor of domestic abuse, who successfully co-sponsored 2016 legislatin that increases safety by removing guns from those under temporary restraining order.

Location Info: 239 Country Club Road, South Glastonbury

Contact Info: For additional information contact: (860).560.5471 or e-mail

 Speed Networking & Business After Hours

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 5:00 PM–7:30 PM
At Best Western Plus

Description: The Midstate and Hamden Regional Chambers of Commerce invite you to this special event. Meet and learn more about new and fellow members during the Speed Networking portion of the evening by the poolside from 5:30 to 5:30 pm. After enjoy networking, refreshments, and more on the deck at the Business After Hours. Each attendee will enjoy a light fare and 1 complimentary drink ticket for beer or wine. More information to come.

Location Info: 201 Washington Ave., North Haven

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

 Chamber Education/Technology Committee Meeting

Monday, July 25, 2016 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.

 Franciscan Land-based Summer Experiences

Monday, July 25, 2016 through Friday, July 29, 2016

Description: Are you looking for summer experiences for your children? Well, the staff of the Franciscan Life Center is offering Franciscan Land-based Summer Experiences for children ages 8 - 12. Enrich the life of your child by providing him/her with educational, environmental and "fun" experiences fostering personal growth and development.

Location Info: 271 Finch Ave., Meriden

Contact Info: For more information, call 203.237.8084 or click here to visit their website.

 32nd Annual Cheshire Chamber Golf Classic in memory of Leo P. Lavallee, Jr.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Description: All are invited to the 32nd Annual Cheshire Chamber of Commerce Golf Classic in memory of Leo P. Lavallee, Jr.

SHAMBLE FORMAT...PLAY YOUR OWN BALL
18 Holes of Golf with Carts
BBQ Lunch with Soda & Beer
Buffet Dinner with Open Bar Cocktail Hour
Refreshments & Snacks on Course and Unlimited Range Balls

Playing slots are limited Early bird date is JUNE 15, 2016

Feel free to click here. to download the Cheshire Golf Flyer and feel free to click here. to download the Cheshire Chamber Golf Registration Brochure.

Location Info: 195 Long Hill Rd., Wallingford, CT

Contact Info: Call Joan or Jean at the Chamber office at (203) 272-2345 for additional details, or register online @ www.cheshirechamber.org

 Building a World Class Sales Organization - What Plan?

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 7:30 AM–9:15 AM
At Midstate Chamber

Description: Sandler Training presente this workshop series - Building a World Class Sales Organization. Attendees will learn to determine if your existing sales people have what it takes to sell in highly competitive markets and get you to your next goals; whether your sales people have the crucial elements necessary for sales success; how to determine the health and viability of your sales oppportunity pipeline, and more.

Sessions are as follows: May 25th - Hire Winners Only July 27th - What Plan? September 28th - Sales Road Blocks November 30th - On To Success

for more information on program content, please contact Ron Taylor at 203.549.1943 or e-mail ront@tem-sandler.com.

Location Info: 3 Colony St., Suite 301, Meriden

Contact Info: Cost is $7 per session or $20 for the series. To register call the Midstate Chamber at 203.235.7901 or info@midstatechamber.com

 Chamber Young Business Leaders Committee Meeting

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 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. We’ll 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.

 Financial Basics for College-Bound Students

Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 5:30 PM–6:30 PM
At Connex Credit Union

Description: Are you or someone you know going to college? Join a Connex Financial Advocate and learn more about: personal money management, credit cards, checking account management, and student discounts.

You can attend this workshop in person or via webinar. You'll make your selection when you register.

Location Info: 412 Washington Ave, North Haven

Contact Info: Registration is required! Click here to register online or call 1-800-CRUNION. Space is limited.

August 2016

 2016 Travelers Championship

Monday, August 01, 2016 through Sunday, August 07, 2016

Description: HARTFORD, Conn., July 23, 2015 -- The Travelers Championship today announced the 2016 event 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."

Next year's 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: For more information about the Travelers Championship, visit TravelersChampionship.com, Facebook.com/TravelersChampionship, or @TravelersChamp on Twitter.

 Golf Tournament: Wallingford Country Club

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Description: Surf and Turf Dinner: Meriden YMCA Mountain Mist Outdoor Center

Location Info: 195 Long Hill Rd

Contact Info: Click here To Register Online . Call the Meriden YMCA for more questions: 203.235.6386

 Chamber Health and Wellness Council Meeting

Wednesday, August 03, 2016 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 Marketing & Publicity Committee Meeting

Wednesday, August 03, 2016 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.

 Country Duo Big & Rich Perform at the Travelers Championship

Thursday, August 04, 2016 at 7:00 PM
At TPC River Highlands

Description: The Travelers Championship announced that country duo Big & Rich will headline the Powerstation Events Concert Series at this year's tournament. The concert will begin at approximately 7 p.m. - after the last golfer finishes his round - in the MetroHartford Alliance Fan Zone located near the center of the course. Fans can attend the Powerstation Events Concert Series by purchasing an Any One Day Ticket, which provides fans access to the tournament and all of that day's festivities.

Composed of guitarists and songwriters John Rich and Big Kenny Alphi, Big & Rich established themselves as country music game changers in 2004 with their triple-platinum album, "Horse of a Different Color," which included the hit song "Save a Horse [Ride a Cowboy]." Their newest project, "Gravity," has propelled them to even greater heights, with "Look at You" and "Run Away With You" securing back-to-back top-10 hits for the first time in their career, while their current single, "Lovin' Lately" featuring Tim McGraw, continues to climb the charts.

The Travelers Championship will take place August 1-7 at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut. Tickets are on sale now by clicking here. This year's field includes Defending Champion Bubba Watson and 2007 Champion Hunter Mahan, as well as Paul Casey, Patrick Reed and Major Winners Zach Johnson, Louis Oosthuizen, Keegan Bradley and Webb Simpson.

Location Info: 1 Golf Club Rd., Cromwell

Contact Info: For more information, call Tara Gerber at 860-502-6815 or e-mail.

 Rock BankGin Blossoms Perform at the Travelers Championship

Saturday, August 06, 2016 at 7:00 PM
At TPC River Highlands

Description: The Travelers Championship announced that the rock band Gin Blossoms will headline the Powerstation Events Concert Series at this year's tournament. The concert will begin at approximately 7 p.m. - after the last golfer finishes his round - in the MetroHartford Alliance Fan Zone located near the center of the course. Fans can attend the Powerstation Events Concert Series by purchasing an Any One Day Ticket, which provides fans access to the tournament and all of that day's festivities.

The Gin Blossoms, an Arizona-native rock band formed in 1987, blends a variety of classic rock influences like The Beatles and The Byrds with their own high-energy pop style. Big hits such as "Hey Jealousy," "Found Out About You," "Til I Hear It From You" and others ascended the charts on the Billboard Hot 100. Their 1996 album, "Congratulations I'm Sorry," reached the top 10 on the Billboard 200 fueled by the top-five single, "Follow You Down." The album's next single, "As Long As It Matters," earned the Gin Blossoms a Grammy nomination for "Best Performance by a Duo or Group." The Gin Blossoms have sold over 10 million records and currently perform over 100 shows a year.

The Travelers Championship will take place August 1-7 at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut. Tickets are on sale now by clicking here. This year's field includes Defending Champion Bubba Watson and 2007 Champion Hunter Mahan, as well as Paul Casey, Patrick Reed and Major Winners Zach Johnson, Louis Oosthuizen, Keegan Bradley and Webb Simpson.

Location Info: 1 Golf Club Rd., Cromwell

Contact Info: For more information, call Tara Gerber at 860-502-6815 or e-mail.

 Chamber Government and Business Development Committee

Tuesday, August 09, 2016 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 first Monday 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 10, 2016 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: 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, August 11, 2016 at 8:30 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: The Ambassadors have traditionally had the role of retaining and increasing membership of the Chamber, and in recent years have been developing a network for welcoming new businesses to the area and thanking businesses that continue their membership on an annual basis.

The Ambassadors Membership Committee meets at 8:30 a.m. on the first Tuesday of each month.

Location Info: 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 11, 2016 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/Grand Re-Opening of the Fairfield Inn by Marriott

Thursday, August 11, 2016 at 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
At Fairfield Inn by Marriott

Description: The Midstate and Quinnipiac Chambers of Commerce invited all to attend the Grand Re-Opening of the Fairfield Inn by Marriott. Come and tour their newly renovated facility. Meet the staff and see how the Fairfield Inn can accommodate your next visitor. Enjoy tours, food provided by Spice Catering Group, beverages, networking, door prizes and more.

Location Info: 10 Miles Dr., Wallingford

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

 Casino Bus Trip to Benefit the 2017 HOLA Education Awards

Sunday, August 14, 2016 at 9:30 AM–6:00 PM
At Foxwoods Resort Casino

Description: It's Tax Free Week: Shop 'til you drop at Tanger Outlets! Come One, Come ALL But..Hurry Space is Limited Reserve your seat(s) Today! For ages 21+ please. Bus leaves at 9:30 am SHARP from the lewis Ave. Commutter Lot, Meriden.

All proceeds to benefit the Hispanic Outreach Leaders in Action Committee (HOLA) of the Midstate Chamber 2017 Education Awards.

Foxwoods is your Connecticut destination for casino excitement surrounded by top entertainment, gourmet dining, premier shopping including the New Tanger Outlets, luxury and more. There will be prize drawings on the bus!

Location Info: 350 Trolley Line Blvd, Mashantucket, CT

Contact Info: Cost: $30.00 per person ($20 back - $10 Food voucher & $10 bet). To reserve your seat contact an HOLA Committee member or contact the Midstate Chamber: Ph: 203.235.7901 or click here for more info.

 Business After Hours Showcasing Higher Movement LLC

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
At Higher Movement, LLC

Description: Higher Movement invites all Midstate Chamber members to their new location. Enjoy an evening of Networking, Refreshments by Fresh Basil, Door Prizes and More. More info to come..

Location Info: 164 Scott 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 19, 2016 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: 3 Colony St., Suite 301, Meriden, CT

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

 PLAV Post 189 10th Annual Golf Tournament

Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 7:30 AM
At Portland West Golf Course

Description: PLAV Post #189 will host their 10th Annual Golf Tournament in Scramble Format. All Skill levels are welcome.

Location Info: 105 Gospel Ln., Portland

Contact Info: Registration starts at 7:30 am with shotgun start at 9:00 am.

Cost is $110 per Player and includes breakfast on the course, 18 holes of golf with cart, goody bag, team prizes, putting contest, closest to the Pin on 4 Par3 holes, Longest Drive, door prizes, raffle prizes, drink tickets and steak dinner at PLAV 189, Meriden.

For details, sponsorship or to donate raffle items, contact Chip Geriak, Tournament Chairman at 203.213.7063. Mail registration form to 10th Annual Golf Tournament, C/O PLAV Post 189, 193 E. Main St., Meriden, CT 06450. Make checks payable to PLAV Post 189.

 Chamber Education/Technology Committee Meeting

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 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.

 Chamber Young Business Leaders Committee Meeting

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 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. We’ll 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.

September 2016

 Chamber Health and Wellness Council Meeting

Wednesday, September 07, 2016 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 Marketing & Publicity Committee Meeting

Wednesday, September 07, 2016 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 Ambassadors - Membership Committee Meeting

Thursday, September 08, 2016 at 8:30 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: The Ambassadors have traditionally had the role of retaining and increasing membership of the Chamber, and in recent years have been developing a network for welcoming new businesses to the area and thanking businesses that continue their membership on an annual basis.

The Ambassadors Membership Committee meets at 8:30 a.m. on the first Tuesday of each month.

Location Info: 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 08, 2016 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.

 Save the Date 9/8/2016
Meriden Green and Silver City Bridge OFFICIAL Grand Opening

Thursday, September 08, 2016 through Saturday, September 10, 2016

Description: Details to follow!

 Chamber Government and Business Development Committee

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 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 first Monday 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 Human Resources Roundtable

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 8:30 AM
At Record-Journal

Description: The HR Roundtable will be an interactive forum for anyone who has Human Resources/personnel responsibility, including small business owners, office manager, and front line supervisors.

Our objective is to: • Provide a forum to exchange ideas • Offer guidance regarding employee related concerns (Hiring, Firing, FMLA, Performance Reviews, etc…) • Discuss current HR trends • Stay informed regarding legislation • Provide chamber members with another avenue for professional development and networking

Join the conversation!

Location Info: 500 South Broad St., Meriden

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

 Chamber Board of Directors Meeting

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 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: 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-2016-2017 United Way of Meriden & Wallingford Campaign Kick-Off

Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
At TBA

Description: Please join the United Way of Meriden and Wallingford for their 2016-2017 LIVE UNITED Community Campaign Kick-Off. Enjoy Networking, Door Prizes, Refreshments, and more. More information to come.

Location Info: TBA

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

 Chamber Hispanic Outreach Leaders in Action Meeting

Friday, September 16, 2016 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: 3 Colony St., Suite 301, Meriden, CT

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

 Meriden Historical Society Tag Sale Fund Raising Event

Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 9:00 AM–1:00 PM
At Society's Bernice Morehouse Research Center's parking lot

Description: The Meriden Historical Society will be holding a tag sale fund raising event.

Rain date will be September 24th.

Location Info: 1090 Hanover St., So. Meriden

 Business After Hours Showcasing Edward Zavaski Agency

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
At PNA Park

Description: The Midstate Chamber of Commerce invite all to attend an evening of Networking, Refreshments, Door Prizes and More. More info to come..

Location Info: 17 North Plains Industrial Rd., Wallingford

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

 Walk To Fight Suicide

Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 11:00 AM–3:00 PM
At Hamden Town Center Park

Description: Hamden Out of the Darkness Community Walk. Presented by Southern Connecticut Chapter of AFSP. Suicide prevention starts with everyday heroes like you. The Out of the Darkness Community Walks bring people together to make big changes in the world. These community events fund millions for suicide prevention research and programs, give hope to those who have been affected by suicide, and create a culture that's smart about mental health.

Registration/Check-In: 11:00a.m. - 12:30p.m. Walk: 12:30p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Location Info: Hamden, CT

Contact Info: Click here for more information or to register or contact Lori at 203.530.8484 or 203.272.4999 or e-mail.

 Regional Candidate Debate

Monday, September 26, 2016 at 6:00 PM
At TBA

Description: Save the date!

 Chamber Education/Technology Committee Meeting

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 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.

 Building a World Class Sales Organization - Sales Road Blocks

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 7:30 AM–9:15 AM
At Midstate Chamber

Description: Sandler Training presente this workshop series - Building a World Class Sales Organization. Attendees will learn to determine if your existing sales people have what it takes to sell in highly competitive markets and get you to your next goals; whether your sales people have the crucial elements necessary for sales success; how to determine the health and viability of your sales oppportunity pipeline, and more.

Sessions are as follows: May 25th - Hire Winners Only July 27th - What Plan? September 28th - Sales Road Blocks November 30th - On To Success

for more information on program content, please contact Ron Taylor at 203.549.1943 or e-mail ront@tem-sandler.com.

Location Info: 3 Colony St., Suite 301, Meriden

Contact Info: Cost is $7 per session or $20 for the series. To register call the Midstate Chamber at 203.235.7901 or info@midstatechamber.com

 Chamber Young Business Leaders Committee Meeting

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 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. We’ll 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.

 4th Annual NSCT Charity Golf Tournament

Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 9:00 AM
At Lyman Orchards Golf Club, Middlefield CT

Description: This 4th Annual Charity Golf Tournament is to benefit the Wallingford Police Department & the Spanish Community of Wallingford. The Shot Gun Start Time will be at 9:00 AM. $575 a foursome or $150 a golfer. Cost includes: Green fee, cart, range balls, breakfast, banquet following tournament, prizes and Lyman Orchard Apple Pie.

*Sponsor opportunities available*

Contact Info: For more information or questions contact Tracy Guyette at (203) 949-6818 or e-mail.

 Nites in the City

Friday, September 30, 2016 at 5:00 PM–9:00 PM
At Meriden Police Courtyard

Description: Meriden's Annual Nites in the City will benefit Literacy Volunteers this year. They are looking for Sponsors at this time. More information to come.

Location Info: W. Main St., Meriden

Contact Info: For more information contact Literacy Volunteers at 203.235.1714.

October 2016

 Chamber Health and Wellness Council Meeting

Wednesday, October 05, 2016 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 Marketing & Publicity Committee Meeting

Wednesday, October 05, 2016 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, October 11, 2016 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 first Monday 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 12, 2016 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: 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 Star Auto

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
At Star Auto

Description: The Midstate Chamber of Commerce invite all to attend an evening of Networking, Refreshments, Door Prizes and More. More info to come..

Location Info: 333 S. Broad St., Meriden

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

 Chamber Ambassadors - Membership Committee Meeting

Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 8:30 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: The Ambassadors have traditionally had the role of retaining and increasing membership of the Chamber, and in recent years have been developing a network for welcoming new businesses to the area and thanking businesses that continue their membership on an annual basis.

The Ambassadors Membership Committee meets at 8:30 a.m. on the first Tuesday of each month.

Location Info: 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 13, 2016 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.

 34th Annual Business Women's Forum - Strategies for Success

Friday, October 21, 2016 at 8:00 AM–4:00 PM
At Aqua Turf Club, Plantsville, CT

Description: come to the 34th Annual Business Women's Fourm featuring Judy Smith, Founder and President of Smith & Company, Crisis Management Expert, Author & Inspiration for Hit TV Show Scandal. AND Christine Casher, Expert on fun, Creativity & Innovative Ideas: Certified Speaking Professional and Author of THE GOOD STUFF: Quips & Tips on Life, Love, Work and Happiness.

Workshop Speakers are: Kelley Biskupiak, Barbara Wold, Kate Hanley, Sandra Long, Kim Kasparian, Tracy Knofla, and Giovanna Tiberii Weller.

Sponsorship Opportunities are available. Sponsors to date: MacDermaid Performance Solutions, Republican American, Powerstation Events, Liberty Bank, O&G Industries, Outfront Media, Waterbury Hospital, Carmody, and HealthyCT

Location Info: 556 Mulberry St,

Contact Info: Early Bird Registration Closing Soon! Tickets are ONLY $175 through June 30th! Click here to register

 Chamber Hispanic Outreach Leaders in Action Meeting

Friday, October 21, 2016 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: 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 25, 2016 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.

 Chamber Young Business Leaders Committee Meeting

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 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. We’ll 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.

November 2016

 Chamber Health and Wellness Council Meeting

Wednesday, November 02, 2016 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 Marketing & Publicity Committee Meeting

Wednesday, November 02, 2016 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 08, 2016 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 first Monday 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, November 09, 2016 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: 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, November 10, 2016 at 8:30 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: The Ambassadors have traditionally had the role of retaining and increasing membership of the Chamber, and in recent years have been developing a network for welcoming new businesses to the area and thanking businesses that continue their membership on an annual basis.

The Ambassadors Membership Committee meets at 8:30 a.m. on the first Tuesday of each month.

Location Info: 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 10, 2016 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 Hispanic Outreach Leaders in Action Meeting

Friday, November 18, 2016 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: 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 29, 2016 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.

 Building a World Class Sales Organization - On to Success!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 7:30 AM–9:15 AM
At Midstate Chamber

Description: Sandler Training presente this workshop series - Building a World Class Sales Organization. Attendees will learn to determine if your existing sales people have what it takes to sell in highly competitive markets and get you to your next goals; whether your sales people have the crucial elements necessary for sales success; how to determine the health and viability of your sales oppportunity pipeline, and more.

Sessions are as follows: May 25th - Hire Winners Only July 27th - What Plan? September 28th - Sales Road Blocks November 30th - On To Success

for more information on program content, please contact Ron Taylor at 203.549.1943 or e-mail ront@tem-sandler.com.

Location Info: 3 Colony St., Suite 301, Meriden

Contact Info: Cost is $7 per session or $20 for the series. To register call the Midstate Chamber at 203.235.7901 or info@midstatechamber.com

 Chamber Young Business Leaders Committee Meeting

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 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. We’ll 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.

December 2016

 Chamber Health and Wellness Council Meeting

Wednesday, December 07, 2016 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 Marketing & Publicity Committee Meeting

Wednesday, December 07, 2016 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 Ambassadors - Membership Committee Meeting

Thursday, December 08, 2016 at 8:30 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: The Ambassadors have traditionally had the role of retaining and increasing membership of the Chamber, and in recent years have been developing a network for welcoming new businesses to the area and thanking businesses that continue their membership on an annual basis.

The Ambassadors Membership Committee meets at 8:30 a.m. on the first Tuesday of each month.

Location Info: 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 08, 2016 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 Government and Business Development Committee

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 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 first Monday 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 14, 2016 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: 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 16, 2016 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: 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, December 27, 2016 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.

 Chamber Young Business Leaders Committee Meeting

Wednesday, December 28, 2016 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. We’ll 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.

January 2017

 Meriden Pizza, Pasta and Politics with Meriden City Council

Monday, January 23, 2017 at 6:00 PM
At TBA

Description: Save the date!

December 2017

 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 you’re 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.

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Mental Health & Workplace Wellness: Helping Employees Find BALANCE - a Breakfast Event on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at Il Monticello. Click here for details!