It is with deep sadness that the Midstate Chamber of Commerce mourns the passing of Sanford S. Shorr on February 1, 2016. Born on April 8, 1919, Sandy had been the Executive Director of the Greater Meriden Chamber of Commerce for more than 29 years, starting at the Meriden Chamber in 1956. Among his many accomplishments, Sandy recognized the truly regional feel of central Connecticut and added the word "Greater" in 1957.
Friends and relatives may call upon the family at the Village at Kensington Place home of Flora Shorr, 511 Kensington Ave., Meriden on the following dates and times: Thursday, Feb. 4, from 7 to 9 p.m.; Friday, Feb. 5, from 12 to 3 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 6, from 7 to 9 p.m.; and Sunday, Feb. 7, from 12 to 3 p.m. Donations in memory of Sanford S. Shorr may be made to Temple B’nai Abraham, Inc. or to the charity of your choice. View Obituary
We are PROUD to CELEBRATE 120 Years in Business in 2016! We, at the Midstate Chamber, EXIST to SERVE our MEMBERS and this is a true honor for them as well, as OUR MEMBERS are our FOUNDATION. Not a member? Please JOIN US in this milestone year so that we may celebrate YOUR SUCCESSES too. Click Here to JOIN NOW - enter Campaign650 in the area "How Did You Learn About Us" and receive a $25 credit off of your membership OR for a future program or event! You are always welcome to call our friendly, attentive staff - we are here to assist you!
Proposed USDOL Overtime Rule Changes will Harm MANY Chamber Members
The clock is ticking and the Midstate Chamber has prepared a position paper for the US Department of Labor to slow down the proposed changes to overtime rules. These changes will cause MANY of your supervisors and managers to no longer be exempt from overtime laws. While this is sold as a way to help the middle class, it will in fact run businesses out of business and definitely harm our Chamber members.
On behalf of the entire Board and Membership, I'd like to thank the ad hoc committee members Yvonne deAngeli-Fontanez of the Four Points by Sheraton, Rich Pendred of A & A Office Systems, Frank Ridley of F.W.R. Consulting, Linda Krampitz of Gaylord Specialty Healthcare and Ralph Mesite of the Villa Capri as well as Pam Fields of the ARC of Meriden & Wallingford (and Government and Business Development Committee chairperson) and Sloane Peterson-Vath of Hunter's Ambulance Service (and Chair of our H.R. Round Table) their contributions to help the Chamber work on this important issue.
We promise to keep you posted as the process unfolds.
It's up to all of us to spread the word when GREAT things are happening. Feel free to download and pass along this to learn a bit about what's happening in the City! Great quotes from Economic Development Director Juliet Burdelski and Chamber President Moore.