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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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July 2018

 Meriden Farmers Market

Saturday, July 7, 2018 through Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 8:30 AM–12:00 PM
At Downtown Meriden Green

Description: Visit http://www.meridenfarmersmarket.org for details

Location Info: Pratt St., Meriden, CT.

 Meriden Farmers' Market

Saturday, July 14, 2018 through Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 8:00 AM–12:00 PM
At Meriden Green

Description: This event only takes place on Saturdays. Rain or Shine. Fresh produce, specialty food booths, live music and a variety of guest vendors every week.

Visit http://www.meridenfarmersmarket.org for details

Location Info: Pratt Street at East Main St., Meriden, CT.

August 2018

 AAC Recovery Allies Group!

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 through Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 6:30 PM–8:30 PM
At Middlesex Community College, ROOM 808A

Description: Be a part of our Recovery Allies Group. Recovery Allies is a welcoming, honest support group created just for the families and friends of people struggling with addiction.

Recovery Allies is a free community service offered by American Addiction Centers. With coast-to-coast treatment options and a ďwhole personĒ approach to long-term recovery, American Addiction Centers has spent decades helping people recover from drug and alcohol addiction in specialized healing environments across the country. Learn More.

Doors open at 6:30
Group meeting 7:00 - 8:30*
*Group begins promptly at 7:00

Meets every other Tuesday: 7/17/2018, 7/312018, 08/14/2018, 08/28/2018

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

Contact Info: Questions? Email us at recoveryallies@contactaac.com

If you or a loved one is struggling with substance abuse, please call 860-573-4408

 Chamber Hispanic Outreach Leaders in Action Meeting

Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 12:00 PM–1:00 PM
At Flavor Point Restaurant

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: 587 Hanover St., Meriden

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

 Twilight Music Series - Whiskey, Wine & Coke

Friday, August 17, 2018 at 7:00 PM–9:00 PM
At The Amphitheater at the Meriden Green

Description: Subject to change: As a trio with lead singers Renee and Dave and guitarist Dean, they have preformed many venues such as the Tanger Outlets, The Tipping Chair, and Westbrook Elks, not to mention weddings, parties, and town greens.

Location Info: Between State and Pratt Streets in Downtown Meriden, CT.

Contact Info: For more information, contact Dave Grodzicki at 860.335.7356 or grodzd@aol.com

 Gospel Expo hosted by The Bibleway Meriden Church

Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 4:00 PM–9:00 PM
At Meriden Green Amphitheater

Description: The Bibleway Meriden Church, under the leadership of Bishop Larry Elliott, is hosting a Gospel Expo at the Meriden Green Amphitheater on Saturday, August 18th from 4-9pm. There will be singers, dancers, poets, musicians and other performers. Light refreshments will be provided and it is a free event for all who would like to attend. My phone number is (860)978-3737. God bless. Sis. Desiree Rilley

Location Info: 77 State St, Meriden, CT 06450

Contact Info: (860)978-3737

 23rd Annual Franciscan Golf Classic

Monday, August 20, 2018

Description: The 23rd Annual Franciscan Golf Classic will be held to benefit the programs and services of the Franciscan Lilfe Cente and Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care. The day includes 18 hols of golf, lunch on the course, an outdoor dinner, and four chances to win a Hole-In-One. Other prizes include $23,000 in cash, a trip for 2 to St. Andrews, and a trip for 2 to Augusta National.

More information to come.

Location Info: 87 Town Farm Rd., Farmington

Contact Info: Cost to play is $175 per person. Sponsorship Opportunities are available. Click here for more information or call 203.237.8084.

 New Date 8/21/2018
Chamber Government and Business Development Committee

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 8:30 AM
At Making Meriden Business Center

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: 5 Colony St., Meriden, CT 06451

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

 Hispanic Outreach Leaders in Action Committee Meeting

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 8:30 AM–10:00 AM
At United Way of Meriden & Wallingford

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: 35 Pleasant St., Meriden, CT

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

 Chamber Ambassadors - Membership Committee Meeting

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 8:30 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

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

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

Location Info: 546 So. Broad St., Suite 2C, Meriden, CT 06450

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

 The 15th Annual Back to School Expo

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 10:00 AM–1:00 PM
At Meriden Green Amphitheather

Description: RAIN DATE AUGUST 22nd! The first thousand Meriden school children between Pre-K and 8th grade to register will receive a FREE book bag filled with school supplies! All children must be accompanied by an adult. This event is organized by local Meriden firefighters. Visit their facebook page (@meridenfirelocal1148) to register or to get more information.

Location Info: 77 State Street, Meriden, CT 06450

 Business After Hours featuring MxCC@Platt

Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
At Platt High School

Description: Middlesex Community College Meriden Campus has moved to Platt High School. They would like to introduce their programs to you. Enjoy Refreshments, Networking, Tours, Door Prizes, and more!

Location Info: 220 Coe Ave., Meriden

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

 8th Annual Winemakers Wine and Beer Tasting Event

Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 5:30 PM–8:00 PM
At Toyota Oakdale Theater

Description: Tickets are $40 dollars in advance, $50 at the door.

Location Info: 95 S Turnpike Rd, Wallingford, CT 06492

Contact Info: (203) 265-5866

 The Meriden Latino Expo

Sunday, August 26, 2018 at 12:00 PM–7:00 PM
At The Meriden Green

Description: This community event will feature food, entertainment, and music that represent latino culture. All are welcome to attend!

Location Info: State Street/Pratt Street Meriden, CT

Contact Info: (203) 886-6636 (860) 666-5646

 Chamber Education/Technology Committee Meeting

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 8:30 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: This Committee provides school-to-career opportunities for students of all ages, educators and businesses. It promotes business education and training partnerships in the greater Meriden area. The committee meets at 8:30 a.m. on the last Tuesday of the month. Open to ALL!

Location Info: 546 So. Broad St., Suite 2C, Meriden, CT 06450

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

September 2018

 Chamber Health and Wellness Council Meeting

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 8:30 AM
At TBD

Description: The Council is dedicated to identifying and promoting best practices in community and employee health and wellness through advocacy for health care access, literacy, policy and programs.

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

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

Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
At Connecticut Hospital Association

Description: Don't miss this powerful networking event, the United Way of Meriden and Wallingford's 2018-2019 LIVE UNITED Community Campaign Kick-Off. Enjoy Networking, Door Prizes, Refreshments, and more. RAIN or SHINE.

More information to come.

Location Info: 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford

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

 Twilight Music Series, with Pop Up Tent and Food Vendors

Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 4:00 PM–10:00 PM
At The Amphitheater at the Meriden Green

Description: Save the date as details are to be announced very soon.

Location Info: Between State and Pratt Streets in Downtown Meriden, CT.

Contact Info: For more information, contact Dave Grodzicki at 860.335.7356 or grodzd@aol.com

 Chamber Government and Business Development Committee

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 8:30 AM
At Chamber Board Room

Description: The Government & Business Development Committee monitors local, state (in coordination with CBIA) and federal (in coordination with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce) legislative issues impacting business and considers programs to add value for Chamber members dues investment.

This committee meets at 8:30 a.m. on the second Tuesday of each month. Open to ALL!

Location Info: 546 So. Broad St., Suite 2C, Meriden, CT 06450

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

 Hunter's Ambulance 29th Annual Golf Classic

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 10:00 AM–8:00 PM
At Farms Country Club

Description: Hunter's Ambulance presents their 29th Annual Golf Classic, in memory of William Lawton and Carol Gillooly. Registration begins at 10:00 am and Lunch at 11:00 am followed by a Shotgun Start at 12:00 noon. Awards Dinner follows play.

Location Info: 180 Cheshire Rd., Wallingford

Contact Info: Cost is $200 per golfer and includes greens fees, card, lunch and awards dinner, gift raffles and prizes, team awards, 50/50 poker run and more. Sponsorship opportunities are available.

Click here to visit their website for more information or to register or call 203.514.5180. Make checks payable to Hunter's Memorial Scholarship Fund.

 Chamber Hispanic Outreach Leaders in Action Meeting

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 8:30 AM–10:00 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: The Chamber's Hispanic Outreach Leaders in Action Committee invite all members regardless of nationality to attend their monthly meetings. HOLA's Objectives are: Encourage participation in the Chamber; Encourage participation in the Community; Grow leadership from the Hispanic Community; Improve business connections; Participate in promoting Hispanic Heritage including in Meridenís Bicentennial and in October which is Hispanic Heritage Month; Share success stories of the group; Encourage and mentor the youth by providing excellent Hispanic role models; Have some fun!

Open to ALL!

Location Info: 546 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 12, 2018 at 3:30 PM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: The Chamber Board of Directors is made up of business leaders from different sectors who meet monthly to provide oversight to the Chamberís program of work and set policy for the organization. The Board meets on the second Wednesday of each month.

Location Info: 546 So. Broad St., Suite 2C, Meriden, CT 06450

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

 SCORE - Counseling Sessions for Businesses

Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 9:00 AM–12:00 PM
At Chamber of Commerce

Description: Looking for FREE business advice? Perhaps you are looking to expand your services or are considering a new product - or something else! Call or email to make an appointment for this free and confidential 1 hour Business Counseling session. Chamber members get first preference for appointments. SCORE is a group of volunteer business people - more info on them may be found here at their website.

Location Info: 546 So. Broad St., Suite 2C, Meriden, CT 06450

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

 Chamber Marketing & Publicity Committee Meeting

Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 4:00 PM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: This Committee develops, directs & promotes the marketing efforts of the Chamber and Community. Among its tasks are brochures, ads, web site and the annual membership directory. It coordinates with other local, regional and statewide marketing efforts. Open to ALL!

Location Info: 546 So. Broad St., Suite 2C, Meriden, CT 06450

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

 New Date 9/14/2018
Wayne D'Amico Memorial Golf Outing

Friday, September 14, 2018

Description: All are welcomed to participate in the Wayne D'Amico Memorial Golf Outing on September 14th, 2018 and consider this as your personal invitation.

Cost per person:

$150 Includes golf, BBQ lunch and buffet dinner
$550 Foursome - includes the above
$50 Dinner only
Raffles, silent auction, tournament prizes (closest to the pin, longest drive) and more!

EVENT and HOLE Sponsorships are available. For more information please contact David Rothberg at drothberg26@gmail.com

About the Wayne D'Amico Scholarship Fund
All proceeds from the tournament will go to the Wayne D'Amico Memorial Fund. The CCIM Foundation, the charitable arm of the CCIM Institute, has created the Wayne D'Amico Memorial Fund. The CCIM Institute and Foundation have contributed the initial $10,000 to start the fund which will be used to provide financial assistance to sons James and Max for their college education. Donations made to this fund are tax deductible.

Professionally, Wayne was a commercial real estate broker for over 25 years at Wayne D'Amico & Co., Inc. Wayne was deeply committed to all his endeavors and the CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) Institute was one of his passions. Over his 15 years of service he was elected to the Board of Directors, served on committees and elected President of the Institute for 2013. He created lifelong professional and personal friendships that his family will cherish forever. CCIM members have been Wayne's extended family and continue to offer their support. Wayne recently fulfilled a personal dream to work in New York City. As EVP Corporate Development and Strategic Relations with Xceligent he was based in the New York City office on Madison Avenue. They too became like family to him.

Wayne graduated NYU with a B.A. in Real Estate and Finance and was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity. He was a Member of two different Rotary Clubs for over 25 years, where he served on multiple committees helping to raise thousands of dollars for those in need. He also served as a Trustee of Essex Savings Bank.

Location Info: 330 Southington Road, Berlin, CT.

Contact Info: Click here to register and pay or email David Rothberg at drothberg26@gmail.com for more event or hole sponsorship opportunities.

 5th Annual Poker Fest and 1st Annual Music Fest by Tamarack

Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 11:00 AM
At Tamarack Lodge

Description: The Poker Run is a benefit for TriCircle, Inc. The company offers real solutions for individuals and families struggling with disease of addiction. Substance-free options available all day. The Tamarack Music Fest begins after the Run at 1 PM, and will have food, friends, and prizes. There will be all day music, and the evening will end with acoustic fireside fun. To attend the music fest, it is $20 for adults and $5 for kids. To attend both the Poker Run and the music fest, it is $30 for a rider and $15 for a passenger.

Location Info: 21 Ten Rod Road, Voluntown, CT

Contact Info: Ceci Iliff: (860) 303-3387 Pat Frankopoulos: (860) 608-1548

 Chamber Ambassadors - Membership Committee Meeting

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 8:30 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

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

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

Location Info: 546 So. Broad St., Suite 2C, Meriden, CT 06450

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

 Silver City Wine and Brewfest

Friday, September 21, 2018 at 5:30 PM–8:00 PM
At Mountain Mist Ė YMCA Outdoor Center

Description: ALL are invited to the Silver City Wine and Brewfest!

Tickets are $30 in advance/$35 at the door and include a variety of tasty food samples and items from area eateries, and beer and wine tastings all evening.

Sponsored by the Meriden Rotary Club in support of United Way and other non-profit organizations.

Location Info: High Hill Road, Meriden

Contact Info: Get your tickets at the United Way of Meriden & Wallingford, Midstate Chamber of Commerce or from any Meriden Rotarian - additional ticket outlets will be announced soon.

 Chamber Education/Technology Committee Meeting

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 8:30 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: This Committee provides school-to-career opportunities for students of all ages, educators and businesses. It promotes business education and training partnerships in the greater Meriden area. The committee meets at 8:30 a.m. on the last Tuesday of the month. Open to ALL!

Location Info: 546 So. Broad St., Suite 2C, Meriden, CT 06450

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

 Special Business After Hours & Fundraiser: Bongiovanni Ins. & Fin., BSP Insurance

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
At Bongiovanni Insurance & Financial

Description: Join Bongiovanni Insurance and Financial and BSP Insurance in choosing love and creating a better tomorrow. Proceeds from this special event will benefit Meriden Public Schools and the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Foundation. Donation: $20 includes full dinner, beer, wine, tremendous raffle, door prizes and special guest speaker, Scarlett Lewis. This is a special event that you will not want to miss.

Call 203.237.7900 for Sponsorship details ranging from $100-$500.

Location Info: 107 E. Main St., Meriden

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

 Ribbon Cutting: The Dapper Gentleman & Elegant Lady/Brows by Design

Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 5:00 PM–6:00 PM
At The Dapper Gentleman & Elegant Lady/Brows by Design

Description: All are invited to come out to celebrate the grand opening of this new business that offers special spa services for both men and women including facials, shaves, microblading, spray tanning and more. Once you step inside the salon, you are immediately showered with relaxation! Ribbon Cutting will take place at 5:15pm. Come out and network with chamber members, friends and dignitaries.

Location Info: 425 South Broad Street, Meriden

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

 Save the Date 9/28/2018
Parade for Meriden Police Department 150th Anniversary Celebration

Friday, September 28, 2018

Description: The Meriden Police Department was founded in 1868! Save the Dates!

Join us as we celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Meriden Police Department. The festivities begin with a community event Friday, September 28th on the Green, a parade on Saturday, September 29th going from Ceppa Field to the Green with a ceremony following and culminating with a Policeman's Ball at the Aqua Turf from 6 pm to 11 pm. Ticket prices and other details for these events to follow. The public are welcome at all events!

Parade runs from Ceppa Field to the Meriden Green.

Details to follow!

 Save the Date 9/28/2018
Meriden Police Department 150th Anniversary Celebration Event

Friday, September 28, 2018 at 5:00 PM–8:00 PM
At Meriden Green

Description: The Meriden Police Department was founded in 1868! Save the Dates!

Join us as we celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Meriden Police Department. The festivities begin with a community event Friday, September 28th on the Green, a parade on Saturday, September 29th going from Ceppa Field to the Green with a ceremony following and culminating with a Policeman's Ball at the Aqua Turf from 6 pm to 11 pm. Ticket prices and other details for these events to follow. The public are welcome at all events!

Location Info: Between Pratt and State Streets in downtown Meriden, CT.

Contact Info: DETAILS TO FOLLOW.

 Policeman's Ball - Meriden Police Department 150th Anniversary Celebration

Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 6:00 PM–11:00 PM
At Aqua Turf Club

Description: The Meriden Police Department was founded in 1868. Save the Dates!

Join us as we celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Meriden Police Department. The festivities begin with a community event Friday, September 28th on the Green, a parade on Saturday, September 29th going from Ceppa Field to the Green with a ceremony following and culminating with a Policeman's Ball at the Aqua Turf from 6 pm to 11 pm. Ticket prices and other details for these events to follow. The public are welcome at all events!

October 2018

 Chamber Health and Wellness Council Meeting

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 8:30 AM
At TBD

Description: The Council is dedicated to identifying and promoting best practices in community and employee health and wellness through advocacy for health care access, literacy, policy and programs.

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

 Chamber Government and Business Development Committee

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 8:30 AM
At Chamber Board Room

Description: The Government & Business Development Committee monitors local, state (in coordination with CBIA) and federal (in coordination with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce) legislative issues impacting business and considers programs to add value for Chamber members dues investment.

This committee meets at 8:30 a.m. on the second Tuesday of each month. Open to ALL!

Location Info: 546 So. Broad St., Suite 2C, Meriden, CT 06450

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

 Chamber Board of Directors Meeting

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 3:30 PM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: The Chamber Board of Directors is made up of business leaders from different sectors who meet monthly to provide oversight to the Chamberís program of work and set policy for the organization. The Board meets on the second Wednesday of each month.

Location Info: 546 So. Broad St., Suite 2C, Meriden, CT 06450

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

 SCORE - Counseling Sessions for Businesses

Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 9:00 AM–12:00 PM
At Chamber of Commerce

Description: Looking for FREE business advice? Perhaps you are looking to expand your services or are considering a new product - or something else! Call or email to make an appointment for this free and confidential 1 hour Business Counseling session. Chamber members get first preference for appointments. SCORE is a group of volunteer business people - more info on them may be found here at their website.

Location Info: 546 So. Broad St., Suite 2C, Meriden, CT 06450

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

 Chamber Marketing & Publicity Committee Meeting

Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 4:00 PM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: This Committee develops, directs & promotes the marketing efforts of the Chamber and Community. Among its tasks are brochures, ads, web site and the annual membership directory. It coordinates with other local, regional and statewide marketing efforts. Open to ALL!

Location Info: 546 So. Broad St., Suite 2C, Meriden, CT 06450

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

 Join Team Red Cross at the 2018 Eversource Hartford Marathon!

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Description: Enjoy a top-notch marathon experience, from expo to post-race party: a plethora of resources and expertise; high-energy crowds; and pomp and circumstance filling the streets. Thorough marathon and half marathon course amenities, including fuel, pacers, security and medical services. A festive celebration in Bushnell Park with beer, a menu of food choices and live music in held after the race. Special swag to support big-time bragging rights in also included.

Team Red Cross welcomes runners and walkers at any level, from the recreational runner to the experienced marathoner. Marathon events include the marathon, half marathon, 5k, relay and HMF Fit Kids.

How to register: Step 1 - Register to run at:by clicking here.and use "CHARITY18AREDCROSS" to save $5 on your adult registration fee Step 2 - Register to raise funds for the American Red Cross After registration, a team member will contact you about race day and send you your marathon toolkit.

 ARC Run 2018

Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 9:00 AM
At The ARC

Description: We cordially invite you to participate as a sponsor for the ARC of 2018! There will be a 5k/10k Walk or Run. Awards will be given to the top qualifiers. This event will raise money for MidState Arc's Community Based Services to benefit people with developmental disabilities and their families. Please consider sponsoring the ARC Run of 2018 with a generous donation! By sponsoring this event, you will encourage people to get out in the community and be active, promote your company or brand, or give to the great cause of a non-profit agency. For more information, please call the ARC or visit their website.

Location Info: 200 Research Parkway

Contact Info: 203.237.9975

 Chamber Ambassadors - Membership Committee Meeting

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 8:30 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

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

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

Location Info: 546 So. Broad St., Suite 2C, Meriden, CT 06450

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

 Chamber Hispanic Outreach Leaders in Action Meeting

Friday, October 19, 2018 at 12:00 PM–1:00 PM
At TBD

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!

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

 Boy Scout Troop 43 50th Anniversary Gala Sponsorship Form

Friday, October 26, 2018 at 6:30 PM–10:30 PM
At Il Monticello Banquet Facility

Description: You may purchase a gala ticket or sponsor a Scout's attendance, advertise in ther program booklet, or donate an item to the Silent Auction.

Location Info: 577 S Broad St, Meriden, CT 06450

Contact Info: (203) 235-5542

 Chamber Education/Technology Committee Meeting

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 8:30 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: This Committee provides school-to-career opportunities for students of all ages, educators and businesses. It promotes business education and training partnerships in the greater Meriden area. The committee meets at 8:30 a.m. on the last Tuesday of the month. Open to ALL!

Location Info: 546 So. Broad St., Suite 2C, Meriden, CT 06450

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

November 2018

 Chamber Health and Wellness Council Meeting

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 8:30 AM
At TBD

Description: The Council is dedicated to identifying and promoting best practices in community and employee health and wellness through advocacy for health care access, literacy, policy and programs.

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

 SCORE - Counseling Sessions for Businesses

Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 9:00 AM–12:00 PM
At Chamber of Commerce

Description: Looking for FREE business advice? Perhaps you are looking to expand your services or are considering a new product - or something else! Call or email to make an appointment for this free and confidential 1 hour Business Counseling session. Chamber members get first preference for appointments. SCORE is a group of volunteer business people - more info on them may be found here at their website.

Location Info: 546 So. Broad St., Suite 2C, Meriden, CT 06450

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

 Chamber Marketing & Publicity Committee Meeting

Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 4:00 PM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: This Committee develops, directs & promotes the marketing efforts of the Chamber and Community. Among its tasks are brochures, ads, web site and the annual membership directory. It coordinates with other local, regional and statewide marketing efforts. Open to ALL!

Location Info: 546 So. Broad St., Suite 2C, Meriden, CT 06450

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

 Chamber Government and Business Development Committee

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 8:30 AM
At Chamber Board Room

Description: The Government & Business Development Committee monitors local, state (in coordination with CBIA) and federal (in coordination with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce) legislative issues impacting business and considers programs to add value for Chamber members dues investment.

This committee meets at 8:30 a.m. on the second Tuesday of each month. Open to ALL!

Location Info: 546 So. Broad St., Suite 2C, Meriden, CT 06450

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

 Chamber Board of Directors Meeting

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 3:30 PM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: The Chamber Board of Directors is made up of business leaders from different sectors who meet monthly to provide oversight to the Chamberís program of work and set policy for the organization. The Board meets on the second Wednesday of each month.

Location Info: 546 So. Broad St., Suite 2C, Meriden, CT 06450

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

 Chamber Hispanic Outreach Leaders in Action Meeting

Friday, November 16, 2018 at 12:00 PM–1:00 PM
At TBD

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!

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

 Chamber Ambassadors - Membership Committee Meeting

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 8:30 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

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

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

Location Info: 546 So. Broad St., Suite 2C, Meriden, CT 06450

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

 Chamber Education/Technology Committee Meeting

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 8:30 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: This Committee provides school-to-career opportunities for students of all ages, educators and businesses. It promotes business education and training partnerships in the greater Meriden area. The committee meets at 8:30 a.m. on the last Tuesday of the month. Open to ALL!

Location Info: 546 So. Broad St., Suite 2C, Meriden, CT 06450

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

 Business After Hours Showcasing Gallery 53

Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
At Gallery 53

Description: Gallery 53 is all decked out for the Holiday Season. You are invited to come and peruse their showroom for the perfect holiday gifts on your giving list. Enjoy Refreshments, Networking, Door Prizes, and more!

More information to come.

Location Info: 53 Colony St., Meriden

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

December 2018

 Chamber Health and Wellness Council Meeting

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 8:30 AM
At TBD

Description: The Council is dedicated to identifying and promoting best practices in community and employee health and wellness through advocacy for health care access, literacy, policy and programs.

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

 Chamber Government and Business Development Committee

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 8:30 AM
At Chamber Board Room

Description: The Government & Business Development Committee monitors local, state (in coordination with CBIA) and federal (in coordination with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce) legislative issues impacting business and considers programs to add value for Chamber members dues investment.

This committee meets at 8:30 a.m. on the second Tuesday of each month. Open to ALL!

Location Info: 546 So. Broad St., Suite 2C, Meriden, CT 06450

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

 Chamber Board of Directors Meeting

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 3:30 PM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: The Chamber Board of Directors is made up of business leaders from different sectors who meet monthly to provide oversight to the Chamberís program of work and set policy for the organization. The Board meets on the second Wednesday of each month.

Location Info: 546 So. Broad St., Suite 2C, Meriden, CT 06450

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

 SCORE - Counseling Sessions for Businesses

Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 9:00 AM–12:00 PM
At Chamber of Commerce

Description: Looking for FREE business advice? Perhaps you are looking to expand your services or are considering a new product - or something else! Call or email to make an appointment for this free and confidential 1 hour Business Counseling session. Chamber members get first preference for appointments. SCORE is a group of volunteer business people - more info on them may be found here at their website.

Location Info: 546 So. Broad St., Suite 2C, Meriden, CT 06450

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

 Chamber Marketing & Publicity Committee Meeting

Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 4:00 PM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: This Committee develops, directs & promotes the marketing efforts of the Chamber and Community. Among its tasks are brochures, ads, web site and the annual membership directory. It coordinates with other local, regional and statewide marketing efforts. Open to ALL!

Location Info: 546 So. Broad St., Suite 2C, Meriden, CT 06450

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

 Chamber Education/Technology Committee Meeting

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 8:30 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: This Committee provides school-to-career opportunities for students of all ages, educators and businesses. It promotes business education and training partnerships in the greater Meriden area. The committee meets at 8:30 a.m. on the last Tuesday of the month. Open to ALL!

Location Info: 546 So. Broad St., Suite 2C, Meriden, CT 06450

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

 Chamber Ambassadors - Membership Committee Meeting

Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 8:30 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

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

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

Location Info: 546 So. Broad St., Suite 2C, Meriden, CT 06450

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

 Chamber Hispanic Outreach Leaders in Action Meeting

Friday, December 21, 2018 at 12:00 PM–1:00 PM
At TBD

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!

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

January 2019

 SCORE - Counseling Sessions for Businesses

Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 9:00 AM–12:00 PM
At Chamber of Commerce

Description: Looking for FREE business advice? Perhaps you are looking to expand your services or are considering a new product - or something else! Call or email to make an appointment for this free and confidential 1 hour Business Counseling session. Chamber members get first preference for appointments. SCORE is a group of volunteer business people - more info on them may be found here at their website.

Location Info: 546 So. Broad St., Suite 2C, Meriden, CT 06450

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

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