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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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May 2016

 Gallery 53 Gifts for All Occasions Arts & Craft Fair

Tuesday, May 03, 2016 through Friday, May 27, 2016

Description: Gallery 53 will host the Gifts For All Occasions Arts & Crafts Fair. The fair will include unique and one-of-a-kind gifts for showers, graduations, weddings, birthdays, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Confirmations, Holy Communions, garden decorations and more. Shopping hours are Tuesday through Friday from 12 noon to 4:00 pm and on Saturdays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Location Info: 53 Colony St., Meriden

Contact Info: Admission is free and the public is welcome. For more information call 203.235.5347.

 Mental Health First Aid Training

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 8:30 AM–5:00 PM
At Rushford Cafeteria

Description: Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognized 8-hour certification course that educates the public about mental health issues. Like CPR training for a non-medical professional, MHFA training helps an individual without clinical training assist someone experiencing a mental health crisis.

Who should take Mental Health First Aid training? ~ Parents, employers, human resources professionals and business leaders; school personnel, nurses and educators; front end staff; - First-responders, fire, police; - Non profit employees; - Mental health authorities; case managers; primary care professionals - State policymakers; public officials - Anyone interested ; general public.

Mental Health First Aiders learn the following: -The prevalence of mental health conditions in the U.S. -The potential warning signs of the most common mental health disorders -A 5 step action plan to assist an individual in crisis -Resources available to help someone with a mental health problem.

Training is provided by: Krystle Blake and Sheryl Sprague from Rushford.

Location Info: 883 Paddock Ave, Meriden

Contact Info: Course Registration is $20 per person. Open to Meriden and Wallingford residents and employees. Includes a pizza lunch provided to participants, a 3-year certification, manual, and handouts. To register, please call Christine Culver at 203-630-5261 or email

 Chamber Golf Committee

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 4:30 PM–5:30 PM
At Violi's Restaurant

Description: ALL are welcome to join this committee that helps coordinate the annual Midstate Chamber golf tourney - the Ray Parmentier Classic - in its 29th year in 2016: SAVE THE DATE: Wed., June 8th!

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

Location Info: Westfield Road, Meriden

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

 Building a World Class Sales Organization - Hire Winners Only

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 7:30 AM–9:15 AM
At Midstate Chamber

Description: Sandler Training presents 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 opportunity 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

 Tag Sale/ Flea Market

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 9:00 AM–3:00 PM
At Vasa Park

Description: Rent a space at the Tag Sale/ Flea Market for $10.00.

Contact Info: To rent a space Conatct Linda Steinmiller

 Meriden Coming Together: Addressing Bullying and Youth Suicide

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 6:00 PM–8:00 PM
At Washington Middle School

Description: This is a Free Community Event For Parents and Youth where local teens will perform in the stage play " A Stand Against Bullying and Suicide" by Valerie Brown. Real life stories and situations that challenge our young adults daily. Open discussion - speak up!, What is going on in Meriden?, What do we have and what do we need?, Resources for local services for youth and families.

A play plus resources and discussion on how to find help for bullying and teen depression. Complimentary copies of the book "Heroes of Tomorrow" by local author Eddie Seibert to the first 50 attendees.

Sponsored by Meriden Healthy Youth Coalition, Meriden Department of Health and Human Services, South Central Substance Abuse Council, CHRYSALIS Domestic Violence Services, Real Strength, and Beat the Street Community Center.

Location Info: 1225 North Broad St., Meriden

 USDOL Webinar on Final Ruling for Overtime Changes

Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 1:00 PM–2:30 PM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: While you can watch this webinar in your own office, Chamber Members are welcomed to join us in the Chamber Boardroom so we may all learn together about these changes which are scheduled to go into effect on December 1, 2016.

Please RSVP.

Location Info: 3 Colony St., Meriden, CT 06450

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

 Memorial Day One Mile Walk/Run

Monday, May 30, 2016 at 9:00 AM
At Israel Putnam Elementary School

Description: The one mile walk/run event will be starting at Israel Putnam Elementary School with a finish along the Veteran monuments on Broad Street. Proceeds from the race registration fees. This event will benefit Meriden Veterans who want to attend Middlesex Community College for a Certified course.

-1/4 fun run for kids 10 & under (free!) -T- shirts to first 100 pre-registered

Sponsorships available from $25 - $500+ Early registration by Friday, May 20 Parking available at the school, on some side streets and at nearby Stop & Shop *National Anthem by Mayor Kevin Scarpati!

3 Ways to Register. (1) Click here to register on-line (2) Mail Sponsorship or registration form to 96 Curtis St, Meriden CT. (3) Register on site race day starting at 8 a.m.

Location Info: 133 Parker Avenue, Meriden

Contact Info: For more information, contact City Councilor Miguel Castro at 203-886-9183 or David Radcliffe at 203-514-8893

 Meriden Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 30, 2016 at 10:00 AM
At Meriden CT

Description: Since May 30, 1868, when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery, Americans have set aside a day in May to remember those who have died in service to our country.

On behalf of the City of Meriden and the United Veterans Council Memorial Day Committee, we would like to invite you to participate in the 2016 Memorial Day Parade. The parade will take place on the "traditional" Memorial Day.

The 2016 parade route will be from Markham Place on Curtis Street, NORTH onto Broad Street (VETERANS MEMORIAL BOULEVARD) and WEST onto East Main Street to the Meriden City Hall. A formal Memorial Day ceremony will take place at City Hall, at the parade conclusion, approximately 11:00 a.m.

The theme of this year’s parade is “Remembering our Veterans- All Wars”. While you're enjoying time with family and friends that weekend, take the time to honor the memory of those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in defense of the United States. Celebrate responsibly and keep safety a priority for you and those you love.

Contact Info: Contact: Bob Williams 203-641-4622 Ron Perry 203-235-5635 Rich Couture 203-237-7132

 Chamber Education/Technology Committee Meeting

Tuesday, May 31, 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.

June 2016

 Affordable Housing Financing Seminar

Wednesday, June 01, 2016 at 8:30 AM–11:30 AM
At Sheraton Hartford South Hotel

Description: You are invited to an Affordable Housing Financing Seminar on June 1, 2016 to learn Innovations, Trends, and Partnerships in Affordable Housing Financing

The Keynote Speaker will be Edward Hjerpe III, President and CEO of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston.

There will be two panel discussions focused on “Navigating the Financial Landscape” and “Opportunities and Challenges in Affordable Housing Development.”

This program is sponsored by: Liberty Bank, Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston, CT Housing Coalition, and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)

Location Info: 100 Capital Boulevard, Rocky Hill, CT.

Contact Info: Cal the chamber for details.

 Chamber Health and Wellness Council Meeting

Wednesday, June 01, 2016 at 8:30 AM
At Protein Sciences Corporation

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: 1000 Research Parkway, Meriden, CT

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

 Chamber Marketing & Publicity Committee Meeting

Wednesday, June 01, 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 Golf Committee

Wednesday, June 01, 2016 at 4:30 PM–5:30 PM
At Violi's Restaurant

Description: ALL are welcome to join this committee that helps coordinate the annual Midstate Chamber golf tourney - the Ray Parmentier Classic - in its 29th year in 2016: SAVE THE DATE: Wed., June 8th!

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

Location Info: Westfield Road, Meriden

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

 CT Junior Republic:15th Annual Scholarship Dinner

Thursday, June 02, 2016

Description: The CT Junior Republic will hos its 15th Annual Scholarship Dinner.

We are pleased to announce that we have received a challenge gift of $2,500, conditioned upon CJR'S ability to obtain twenty-five $100 Dean's List level sponsorships!

The intent of this challenge pledges to help raise the bar for the Scholarship Dinner so more support is raised to assist CJR students. Please note that those contributing towards this challenge must make a pledge commitment by Monday, May 16th, to be recognized in the event program. With your help, I know we can meet this wonderful challenge opportunity - and provide generous scholarship assistance for 19 worthy CJR students - more than ever before!

Location Info: 380 Farmwood Rd, Waterbury

Contact Info: Click here to visit our website for more information.

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

Thursday, June 02, 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.

 Kiwanis Club of Meriden's Strawberry Shortcake Sale

Thursday, June 02, 2016 at 10:00 AM–6:00 PM
At ll Monticello

Description: Kiwanis Club of meriden is celebrating spring with their Strawberry Shortcake Sale. Homemade Strawberry Shortcakes are just $5.00 Just drop by or order in advance.Special Presale tickets includes free coffee on site. If you would like 6 or more, we will deliver to your workplace for free.

Location Info: 577 South Broad St., Meriden

Contact Info: To order Presale Tickets please call 203-927-4537.

 Connex Credit Union: Credit Score 101

Thursday, June 02, 2016 at 5:30 PM–6:30 PM
At Guilford Free Library

Description: Kerry Perrotta, Connex Gilford Branch Manager, hosts this workshop. Lean all about credit scores, including: - What is a credit score? - Why does it matter? - How do you establish credit? - What hurts your credit score

Location Info: 67 Park Street, Guilford

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

 1st Annual Crazy Beverage & Wine Bash to Benefit The Reach Foundation

Saturday, June 04, 2016 at 12:00 PM–4:00 PM
At Mount Southington Ski Area

Description: Mount Southington will host its 1st Annual Crazy Beverage & Wine Bash. Come out and get crazy with us to benefit The Reach Foundation. VIP tickets, general admission tickets, AND Designated Driver tickets are available.

This will not be like any other wine and beverage festival. Come down and participate in Cornhole Tournaments, Video Game Exhibits, Raffle and Prize Giveaways and so much more. Check out the latest Ski and Snowboard equipment and other interesting things at one of the onsite Vendors as well. Taste many of the food options supplied by food trucks from all over the state. Any food choice will be a good one!

Location Info: 396 Mount Vernon Rd., Southington

Contact Info: VIP tickets (from 11am to 4pm) are $35 in advance and $45 at the door (event gates open at 11:00 am). General Admission (12pm to 4pm) tickets are $25 in advance and $35 at the door (event gates open at 12:00pm). Designated Drivers (must be age 21+) tickets are $15 (no alcohol).

Click here for all of the most up to date information and to reserve tickets or call 860.628.0954.

 USDOL Webinar on Final Ruling for Overtime Changes for NOT-For-Profits

Tuesday, June 07, 2016 at 1:00 PM–2:30 PM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: While you can watch this webinar in your own office, Chamber Members are welcomed to join us in the Chamber Boardroom so we may all learn together about these changes which are scheduled to go into effect on December 1, 2016.

This webinar is specifically for the Not for Profit sector.

Please RSVP.

Location Info: 3 Colony St., Meriden, CT 06450

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

 Chamber Golf Committee

Tuesday, June 07, 2016 at 4:30 PM–5:30 PM
At Violi's Restaurant

Description: ALL are welcome to join this committee that helps coordinate the annual Midstate Chamber golf tourney - the Ray Parmentier Classic - in its 29th year in 2016: SAVE THE DATE: Wed., June 8th!

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

Location Info: Westfield Road, Meriden

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

 "What is Mindful Eating?" - A Free Educational Presentation

Tuesday, June 07, 2016 at 5:15 PM
At Wallingford Town Hall

Description: Masonicare is pleased to announce a FREE educational presentation. "What is Mindful Eating?" presented by Masonicare. Jenny Starr, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist for the Masonicare Health Center, will discuss how mindful eating aims to reconnect us more deeply with the experience of eating and enjoying our food. Often referred to as "the opposite of diets," Mindful Eating is based on the idea that there is no right or wrong way to eat, but rather varying degrees of consciousness about what we are eating and why. Attendees will learn basic nutrition guidelines, apply mindful eating tactics, and participate in a mindful eating exercise.

Location Info: 45 South Main Street, Rm. 315, Wallingford

Contact Info: RSVP to the Masonicare HelpLine at 888.679.9997 or the Wallingforf Health Dept. at 203.294.2065 or click here.

 Golf Tournament - RAFFLE PRIZE

Wednesday, June 08, 2016 at 10:00 AM–8:00 PM
At Hunter's Golf Course

 Save the Date The Chamber's 29th Annual Golf Tournament - The Ray Parmentier Classic

Wednesday, June 08, 2016 at 10:30 AM–8:00 PM
At Hunter Memorial Golf Course

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

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

Location Info: 688 Westfield Rd., Meriden, CT

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

 Chamber Ambassadors - Membership Committee Meeting

Thursday, June 09, 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, June 09, 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: Hispanic Health Council's Annual Gala 2016

Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 6:00 PM–12:00 AM
At Farmington Marriott

Description: We are pleased to invite you to attend the Hispanic Health Council's 3rd Annual Gala. We hope you will join us in celebration of our accomplishments ad hard work. You will enjoy an evening of great food and good atmosphere. HHC will be honoring the leadership and work of the Latino Leader, Honorable Eddie Rodriguez Jr. We encourage you to forward this email to your family, friends and other people in your network.

Location Info: 15 Farm Springs Rd

Contact Info: Tickets are on sale now. To purchase tickets visit the HHC website by clicking here.

 City of Meriden and MHA Public Meeting

Monday, June 13, 2016 at 5:30 PM
At City Council Chambers

Description: Details TBA.

Location Info: 143 East Main St., Meriden, CT.

 Chamber Government and Business Development Committee

Tuesday, June 14, 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.

 Community Health Fair

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 11:00 AM–1:00 PM
At Wallingford Family YMCA, West Side Branch

Description: The Wallingford Family YMCA, Stop & Shop Pharmacy, and Masonicare are co-hosting a Community Health Fair Come out and receive free health & wellness screenings for blood pressure, glucose, memory, and audiology as well as education on diabetes prevention and treatments.

Location Info: 8 N. Turnpike Rd., Wallingford

 Chamber Board of Directors Meeting

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 3:30 PM
At Wells Fargo Bank

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: 43 E. Main St., Meriden

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

 Business After Hours Featuring Wells Fargo Bank

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
At Wells Fargo Bank

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: 43 E. Main St., Meriden

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

 "What is Mindful Eating?" - A Free Educational Presentation

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 6:00 PM
At Masonicare Medical Office Building

Description: Masonicare is pleased to announce a FREE educational presentation. "What is Mindful Eating?" presented by Masonicare. Jenny Starr, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist for the Masonicare Health Center, will discuss how mindful eating aims to reconnect us more deeply with the experience of eating and enjoying our food. Often referred to as "the opposite of diets," Mindful Eating is based on the idea that there is no right or wrong way to eat, but rather varying degrees of consciousness about what we are eating and why. Attendees will learn basic nutrition guidelines, apply mindful eating tactics, and participate in a mindful eating exercise..

Location Info: 67 Masonic Avenue, Wallingford

Contact Info: RSVP to the Masonicare HelpLine at 888.679.9997 or the Wallingford Health Dept. at 203.294.2065 or click here.

 Life Line Screenings

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Description: Life Line Screening will be performing preventive health Screenings. They will perform important health tests which will look for signs of disease that can lead to stroke, heart attack or bone fracture.

Life Line Screenign scans for potential health problems related to; blocked artries, which is a leading cause of stroke; abdominal aortic aneurysms, which can lead to a ruptured aorta, the 13th leading cause of death in America; hardening of the arteries in the legs, which is a strong predictor of heart disease; and bone density screening, for men and women, used to assess the risk of osteoporosis.

Location Info: 275 Research Parkway, Meriden

Contact Info: The cost for a Wellness Package is $149. You MUST pre-register. Appointments are limtied. Sign up by calling 1-800-690-0323 or e-mail. Click here to visit our website for more information or to receive a $10 discount off the package when you register on-line.

 Middlesex Community College: New Human Resource Courses For Small Businesses

Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 8:00 AM–10:00 AM
At Middlesex Community College

Description: MxCC's Continuing Education Division presents this new Human Resource Course for Small Businesses. - Conducting Workplace investigations

Course Information - Conducting effective investigations provides the organization with the ability to support the fair and consistent enforcement of workplace rules and to take immediate corrective action to prevent further inappropriate behavior. Investigations can help the company identify and resolve internal problems before they become widespread. This workshop we ill explore best practices for conducting internal investigations of alleged discrimination, harassment and other violations of company policies, rules and standards of conduct.

Instructor Judith Trzcinski M.Ed. M.S. is an experienced human resource leader with expert knowledge in providing mediation, facilitation, guidance and consultation to all shareholders, Her professional career spans more than 30 years in both for-profit and not-for-profit institutions where she was consistently viewed as a trusted advisor and approachable leader.

Course 2 will take place on June 23rd - Managing Employee Performance. Course 2 Information - Managing employee performance deals with an organization's strategy, policy and practices with respect to establishing performance expectations for it's employees, along with measuring and monitoring the results. An effective performance management system should be designed to include goal setting, performance review and a performance improvement process.

Location Info: 100 Training Hill Road, chapman Hall Rm #605, Middletown

Contact Info: Course 1 - #2153 is $49 per person. For questions about these courses, call Diane Bordonaro at 860.343.5716 or Patti Hard at 860.343.5865.

 Connex Credit Union: Homeowners Insurance 101

Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 5:30 PM–6:30 PM
At Connex Credit Union

Description: Danny Rocco, from CPM Insurance Services, LLC, presents this workshop on homeowners insurance, including an overview of homeowners insurance, coverage gaps, common coverage pitfalls, and the importance of conducting an annual review with the insurance agent. 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 her to register or call 1-800-CR-UNION. Space is limited.

 Chamber Human Resources Roundtable

Friday, June 17, 2016 at 8:30 AM
At Hunter's Ambulance Training Center

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: 450 West Main St., Meriden

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

 Chamber Hispanic Outreach Leaders in Action Meeting

Friday, June 17, 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

 Franciscan Land-based Summer Experiences

Monday, June 20, 2016 through Friday, June 24, 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.

 Business After Hours Featuring Connex Credit Union

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
At Connex Credit Union

Description: Connex Credit Union invites all Midstate Chamber members to their first Business After Hours featuring Networking, Refreshments by Jersey Mike's, Door Prizes and More. More info to come..

Location Info: 533 So. Broad St., Meriden

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

 Chamber Breakfast Club Features Workplace Wellness & Mental Health

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 7:30 AM–9:00 AM
At TBD

Description: The Health & Wellness Council of the Midstate Chamber invites ALL members to this key program.

We are delighted to welcome DMHAS (Dept. of Mental Health & Addiction Services) Commissioner Rittman as our special guest speaker for this event.

Program is as follows: 8:00 - 8:30 Arrival, Full Buffet Breakfast, Networking; 8:30 to 8:45 - Chamber Announcements, Recognition; 8:45 to 9:30 - Presentations with Q & A

More program details to follow.

Contact Info: Cost is $20 in advance, $25 at the door, $30 for non-members. Call the Midstate Chamber of Commerce at 203.235.7901 or info@midstatechamber.com.

 Middlesex Community College: New Human Resource Courses For Small Businesses

Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 8:00 AM–10:00 AM
At Middlesex Community College

Description: MxCC's Continuing Education Division presents this new Human Resource Course for Small Businesses. - Managing Employee Performance.

Course Information - Managing employee performance deals with an organization's strategy, policy and practices with respect to establishing performance expectations for it's employees, along with measuring and monitoring the results. An effective performance management system should be designed to include goal setting, performance review and a performance improvement process.

Instructor Judith Trzcinski M.Ed. M.S. is an experienced human resource leader with expert knowledge in providing mediation, facilitation, guidance and consultation to all shareholders, Her professional career spans more than 30 years in both for-profit and not-for-profit institutions where she was consistently viewed as a trusted advisor and approachable leader.

Location Info: 100 Training Hill Road, chapman Hall Rm #605, Middletown

Contact Info: Course 1 - #2154 is $49 per person. For questions about these courses, call Diane Bordonaro at 860.343.5716 or Patti Hard at 860.343.5865.

 "What is Mindful Eating?" - a Free Educational Presentation

Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 3:30 PM
At Wallingford Library

Description: Masonicare is pleased to announce a FREE educational presentation. "What is Mindful Eating?" persentted by Masonicare. Jenny Starr, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist for the Masonicare Health Center, will discuss how mindful eating aims to reconnect us more deeply with the experience of eating and enjoying our food. Often referred to as "the opposite of diets," Mindful Eating is based on the idea that there is no right or wrong way to eat, but rather varying degrees of consciousness about what we are eating and why. Attendees will learn basic nutrition guidelines, apply mindful eating tactics, and participate in a mindful eating exercise.

Location Info: 200 North Main Street, Wallingford

Contact Info: RSVP to the Masonicare HelpLine at 888.679.9997 or the Wallingford Health Dept. at 203.294.2065 or click here.

 Postponed WEPA Paint Night FUNdraiser for HOLA - Paint a Beach!

Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 6:00 PM–9:00 PM
At WEPA Art Studio

Description: The Hispanic Outreach Leaders in Action Committee of the Midstate Chamber will be holding a WEPA Paint Night FUNdraiser. Enjoy a night of painting, music, food & fun!

A portion of the proceeds will benefit HOLA's 2016 Education Awards - the award fund helps area hispanic students further their education!

Location Info: 35 W. Main St., Meriden

Contact Info: Space is limited. Cost is $40 per person and includes art supplies. You may BYOB - wine and beer available for purchase. Registration is required by March 25th by calling 203.235.7901. For more information call the Chamber at 203-235-7901 or to register go to info@midstatechamber.com.

 CT Baptist Homes Annual Car Wash

Friday, June 24, 2016 at 8:00 AM–3:00 PM
At CT Baptist Homes

Description: Connecticut Baptist Homes presents their Annual Car Wash. All proceeds to benefit local summer camperships! It is our goal to ensure that all children have the opportunity to attend summer camp!

Location Info: 292 Thorpe Ave., Meriden

Contact Info: Tickets available at the Reception Desk. Donation of $10 includes a care wash, food & beverage!

 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.

 Chamber Young Business Leaders Committee Meeting

Wednesday, June 29, 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.

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.

 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.

 Chamber Board of Directors Meeting

Wednesday, July 13, 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, 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.

 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

 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.

 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.

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.

 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.

 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.

 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

 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.

 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 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

 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.

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.

 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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