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On a storm related note, if you see an Eversource or other utility truck out on the road over the next few, please understand that they are doing difficult work under terrible conditions and this is their 3rd storm in a row!  Please be kind to them all and thank them for their efforts in restoring your services.


Winter does NOT know when to quit so we are POSTPONING the Thompson Chocolate Business After Hours which was scheduled for Tuesday, 03/13.  The NEW DATE will be on May 3, 2018.  
In the meantime, you should know that the Thompson Factory Store, located at 80 So. Vine St. in Meriden, will be open for business daily from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays (and a little bit later on Thursdays) so you can find the quality chocolate you seek.  Call 800-648-4058 for details!

Every single day we get asked the question "Why should I join a local Chamber of Commerce?"  And you would think that after being in business for 122 years that everybody would get it and be lined up to participate.  

Chamber membership increases your visibility, your credibility and quite simply, you get found faster by prospective customers and future employees.  We facilitate great business connections.  Collectively, we are the voice of business and together we work hard to improve our businesses and our communities.

You can Click Here for short report to get a better understanding of the true VALUE of being a member of the Midstate Chamber of Commerce.  Chamber members participate in something much greater than what they could ever dream of doing alone.

We want you to know that we appreciate the opportunity to promote and support businesses in central Connecticut.  And we hope that all businesses will join with us and our members in this great work...while we enjoy a bit of fun and camaraderie at the same time.  We are a very social organization and believe in the value of regular face-to-face social and business interaction.

If you are not yet a Midstate Chamber member, we welcome you to click this Membership / Join Today tab for more information.

And if you are a Midstate Chamber member, THANK YOU for doing your part in improving the business climate in Central Connecticut.


You can EXHIBIT under the EXPO Tent with Midstate Chamber at the 40th Annual Daffodil Festival: April 28-29, 2018 = TREMENDOUS EXPOSURE for your business!  Options for every budget - Click Here.  Thanks to Title Sponsor: MedExpress Urgent Care


We have moved our offices to 546 South Broad Street, Suite 2C, Meriden, CT  06450 (see below!) You may contact us via phone (203.235.7901)  or email.


Yes, there is some Exciting News to Share...

After a thorough search, I am pleased to report that the Chamber has moved our offices to 546 So. Broad St., Suite 203, in Meriden…on the Meriden and Wallingford line.  The official Press Release is attached.  This move will improve the Chamber’s access to the entire range of members (whether in Wallingford, Meriden, Cheshire and beyond) while maintaining and enhancing our presence in downtown.

This upcoming move was made possible by the generosity of an anonymous individual who has offered to donate an office condominium to the Meriden Economic Development Corporation (MEDCO).  This transaction highlights the solid working relationship between MEDCO, the City and the Chamber.  This will allow both MEDCO and the Chamber to increase regional economic development activities in central Connecticut. 

I am pleased to further report that the Lease Committee, Executive Committee and the Board have reaffirmed the Chamber’s commitment to downtown Meriden via a resolution passed at yesterday’s Board meeting.  We have already been exploring our options to maintain a physical presence and to increase the programming in - and dedicated to - Meriden’s central business district.  Specific details will be coming in the next few months.

The Chamber staff and Board of Directors are excited about the new location and feel we will be well positioned for the future. We look forward to a ribbon cutting and an open house in the fall!


Does your Business need Workforce Business Services?

The Workforce Alliance, our regional workforce development board, is taking a pro-active sector-based approach to Business Services.

When you need talent, this is the place to call first.  For details, specific to your business mocdel, click the Business Services tab here for specialists in your fields.


Get IN!  INformed - INvolved - INvested in the Midstate Chamber of Commerce.  NOW is the TIME to Join Us - not a member yet? Click Here to SEE and HEAR why it is a GREAT plan for your business.  

Each new member gets  us closer to our goal of 650 members!   

InSight Magazine: Midstate Chamber's Annual Membership Directory, Communities Guide & Wellness Resource.

 for the E-version which is clickable - for easy access to members' websites and other great resources and information!Click Here for 2016-17 InSight Magazine

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