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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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April 2014

 Southington Arts & Crafts Annual Member's Show

Saturday, April 12, 2014 through Friday, April 25, 2014

Description: Gallery 53 will host the Soutington Arts & Crafts Annual Member's Show. A variety of Arts and Crafts will be on display and for sale. The public is invited to attend the opening reception on Saturday, April 12th from 1-3 pm. The Artisan gift shop is open during all events and dureing business hours.

Location Info: 53 Colony St., Meriden, CT.

Contact Info: For more information call 203-235-5347

 Chamber Business Workshop: Referral Strategies

Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 7:45 AM–9:15 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: Bruce Anesi, CFP, Canoga Wealth Management, will present this workshop on Referral Strageties. Every business owner wants a steady, reliable source of new and repeat customers and clients. In this companion program to our Networking Strategies Program, we will discuss how to convert your business networking contacts into referral partners. We will also discuss when, how and what to say when asking for referrals so that the referral source will not feel pressured or uncomfortable about being asked for referrals. We will also present a method to gracefully exit a referral request with someone who is unwilling to make referrals, without damaging the existing relationship.

Program Schedule: 7:45 to 8:00 am - Arrival, Networking, Light Refreshments 8:00 to 8:45 am - Program 8:45 to 9:15 am - Q&A, Networking

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

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

 Ribbon Cutting at Assisted Living Technologies Showroom

Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 10:00 AM–12:00 PM
At Assisted Living Technologies

Description: ALL are invited to check out the latest in SAVVY tech tools to help those that are eldery, disabled, home bound, or those who just want an extra level of comfort and security at home. COME OUT TO the Ribbon Cutting Celebration for the NEW Assisted Living Technologies Showroom - meet the owners, staff and mingle with members and special guests!

Location Info: 74 South Broad Street, Meriden

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

 Meriden Public Library Closed for Good Friday

Friday, April 18, 2014

Description: The Meriden Public Library will be closed to observe Good Friday. The library will be open on Saturday,April 19th from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm. Library hours are Monday through Wednesday from 9:30 am to 8:30 pm and Thursday through Saturday from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm and closed on Sunday.

Location Info: 105 Miller St., Meriden

Contact Info: Please contact the library at 203-630-6349 if you have any questions about the library.

 NESIT's 4th Anniversary Open House

Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 2:00 PM
At New England Society of Information Technology

Description: The public is invited to the New England Society of Information Technology - Meriden's makerspace and hackerspace, to celebrate on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 2PM.

We will be celebrating with an open house and party at our location on the second floor of 290 Pratt Street in Meriden, CT.

There will be demonstrations of 3D printing and other projects, tours of our facilities - including computer, metal, and wood shop areas, free drinks and snacks, videos, and raffles. This will be followed by a LAN gaming party.

Admission is free. The general public as well as all NESIT members are invited.

Location Info: 290 Pratt Street, Meriden, CT.

Contact Info: For more information about NESIT, please visit our web site www.nesit.org. FOR MORE DETALS CONACT: Will Genovese, will@nesit.org or call 203-51-HACKS (203-514-5722).

 Meriden Public Library Scrabble Session

Monday, April 21, 2014 at 2:00 PM
At Meriden Public Library

Description: The Meriden Public Library hosts sessions for people who enjoy playing Scrabble. Come to learn to play Scrabble or just to practice or maybe just to meet new people. All skill levels are welcome. Scrabble boards will be provided.

Location Info: 105 Miller St., Cook Rm., Meriden

Contact Info: All are invited. Contact the Community Services Department at (203) 630-6349 for more information.

 Chamber Golf Committee Meeting

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 8:30 AM
At Chamber Office

Description: The Golf Committee will be planning for the 27th Annual Tournament to be held June 4th, 2014! This is a FUN, "short-term" committee to assist in coordinating this SIGNATURE event to raise funds for the Chamber's Annual Education Awards.

Location Info: 3 Colony Street, Suite 301 Meriden, CT 06451

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

 Mortgage Crisis Job Training Program: Preventing Foreclosure Forum

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 6:00 PM
At Meriden Public Library

Description: Are you struggling financially and at risk of losing your home? Are you behind on your mortgage payments? Come to the Meriden Public Library and get information about the Mortgage Crisis Job Training Program.

This Connecticut program might be what you need to increase your earnings. The Mortgage Job Training Program helps borrowers increase their job skills and become more financially stable. This program is for Connecticut residents who meet the following requirements: 60 days or more past due on your mortgage; mortgage is for primary residence in Connecticut; household income is less than $120,000; and referred by the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA), or can demonstrate an imminent need for services.

Location Info: 105 Miller St., Meriden

Contact Info: All are welcome to this free program. Please contact Alisha at (203) 610-8570 to register to attend.

 Principles of Leadership Series I Offered by EANE

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Description: Designed to give managers and supervisors a thorough knowledge of integrated skills and behaviors crucial to leadership success. Participants learn to use these skills to effectively manage relationships with their direct reports, peers and managers.

Click here to find more info and details, including pricing and registration!

Location Info: 250 Pomeroy Ave., Meriden

Contact Info: Cost for a single session is $245.00 per person or $1,350.00 for the series. For more information call 877-662-6444.

 Save the Date CT Conference on Tourism

Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 8:30 AM–5:00 PM
At CT Convention Center

Description: Come to the 5th Annual State-Wide Convention.

Location Info: Hartford

Contact Info: Visit their website for details.

 Teen Animee Club at the Library

Friday, April 25, 2014 at 2:30 PM
At Meriden Public Library

Description: Are you a fan of anime, manga, or just like Japanese culture? Then come and join the Teen Anime Club. At every meeting we learn about a different aspect of Japanes culture and then watch an anime of the members choosing.

Location Info: 105 Miller St., Griffin Rm., Meriden

Contact Info: All are welcome whether you're an otaku or just discovering it. This program is geared for teenagers 13-18. Registration is not required. Food and drink will be provided. If you have any questions contact Melissa via e-mail or call (203) 238-2347.

 2014 Chamber Business Expo Business After Hours

Friday, April 25, 2014 at 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
At Hubbard Park

Description: Chamber members and their staff are invited to preview the vendors at the 2014 Business Expo. "Taste of Meriden" contest for food and beverages also provided. Come and network with over 200 of your fellow business members.

Location Info: Hubbard Park, Meriden

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

 Spring Back the Music for the Kids

Friday, April 25, 2014 at 8:00 PM–2:00 AM
At Reserve Public House

Description: Concerts with Causes presents Spring Back the Music for the Kids featuring Chaser 8, Far From Here, 6 Train Soldier, the Royal Din, Grey Negative, Logue and more.

Location Info: 16 Colony St., Meriden

Contact Info: Tickets are $15 per person in advance or $20 at the door. For more information contact Lisa Catherine at 203-213-8355 or e-mail.

 Disney Junior Live On Tour!

Friday, April 25, 2014

Description: Grab your tiaras and doubloons and join us for Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure. Mickey and Minnie are taking their seats too at this never-before-seen live show featuring your favorite characters from Disney Junior's hit series, Sofia the First and Jake and the Never Land Pirates. Get swept up in the excitement as Sofia and her family prepare for a royal celebration that helps us all learn the true meaning of being a princess with a special appearance from Cinderella. Then it's off to Never Land where Jake and his swashbuckling friends Izzy and Cubby, with a little help from Peter Pan, battle Captain Hook to unlock treasure hidden inside a mysterious volcano. It's danger and dueling on the high seas as Jake discovers what it takes to be a true hero. Filled with new music, amazing effects, thrilling action and endless surprises, your whole family will sing, shout, and soar into the action when Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure sails into your hometown.

Special bonus! Starting ten minutes before every performance join loveable Doc McStuffins for a special pre-show! You can help Doc take care of one of her beloved toys with her own special brand of love and magic. Free to all ticket holders.

Location Info: 600 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT 06604

Contact Info: For more information call 203-345-2400.

 CT Mission of Mercy - FREE Dental Clinic

Friday, April 25, 2014 through Saturday, April 26, 2014

Description: Many of you have heard to the CT Mission of Mercy, an annual two day free dental care event that has taken place in various parts of the state for the past 6 years. The dental care is provided on a first come first serve basis and is open to all ages.

Location Info: One Civic Center Plaza, Hartford

Contact Info: For more information or to donate or volunteer, contact Linda J. Ferraro, R.D.H., B.S., Director, Office of Oral Health, CT Department of Public Health at (860) 509-8203, fax (860) 509-7855 or e-mail.

 Castle Craig Players presents "Messiah on the Frigidaire"

Friday, April 25, 2014 through Sunday, April 27, 2014

Description: Messiah on the Frigidaire - The small town of Elroy, South Carolina is thrust into the evangelical spotlight, when what seems to be the image of Jesus appears on a refrigerator in a trailer park.The discovery by Lou Ann Hightower, her husband Dwayne, and her best friend Betsy, sets into motion a frenzy of conflict, communion and good old fashioned commerce. When the National Investigator turns the appearance into front page headlines, their trailer park becomes a mecca for miracle seekers, soul searchers and disciples with a decidedly political agenda. At the urging of the towns business leaders, Betsy pretends to get messages from the appliance-based apparition, and the crowds multiply like loaves and fishes. Through the ordeal, the three undergo an evolution in their relationships with each other, and they are forced to come to grips with their lowly status in the caste system of the rural south. In a region where religion is as much a part of life as grits and cotton fields, God surely moves in mysterious ways.

(Age appropriate for children over 13)

Directed by Donna L Wolther and featuring seasoned local community theater performers: Barbara Harvey, Jessica Bruenn, Pat Petipas, Marc Cerbie, Stu Wolther and Amy Cerbie. The cast is rounded out with newcomer Jeff Elmer!

When: April 25th, 26th 7:30pm (doors open at 7p), April 27th 1pm (doors open at 12:30)

Tickets are $15.00 at door, $13.00 on-line advance purchase.

Location Info: 59 West Main St., Meriden, CT.

Contact Info: Call 203-238-3912 or email dwolt61@gmail.com or visit: Http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/609720

 Movies at the Meriden Public Library

Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 2:30 PM
At Meriden Public Library

Description: The Meriden Public Library will be showing the movie "Gravity".

Location Info: 105 Miller St., Griffin Rm., Meriden

Contact Info: This program is free and all are welcome. Contact the Community Services Department at 203-630-6349 if you have questions about this program.

 36th Annual Daffodil Festival and 2014 Chamber Business Expo

Saturday, April 26, 2014 through Sunday, April 27, 2014

Description: Save the date for the 2014 Business Expo presented by the Midstate Chamber of Commerce and co-sponsored by: Liberty Bank, Marinello Schools of Beauty, and Season's Federal Credit Union. Held in conjunction with the 36th Annual Daffodil Festival, this event features up to 60 vendors under one tent. The Festival's activities include a 2 hour parade Saturday morning, a huge variety of food vendors, over 30 continuous musical performances at 3 separate stages, an Arts & Crafts Section, and Carnival Amusements.

Location Info: W. Main St., Meriden, CT.

 Yu-Gi-Oh! Meet Up

Monday, April 28, 2014 at 6:00 PM
At Meriden Public Library

Description: Come and duel with your friends at our monthly Yu-Gi-Oh! Meet Up.

Location Info: 105 Miller St., Seminar Rm., Meriden

Contact Info: Snacks and drinks will be provided. Bring your own deck or learn how to play from one of our members. If you have any questions, contact Melissa at 203-238-2347 or e-mail.

 Chamber Education/Technology Committee Meeting

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 8:30 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: The Education/Technology 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 St., Ste. 301, Meriden

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

 Former Senator Len Suzio speaks at MxCC's Meriden Center,

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 3:30 PM–4:30 PM
At Middlesex Community College -Meriden Center

Description: Former Senator Len Suzio will be speaking to Lisa Moody’s American Government class in the Community Room on the first floor of MxCC’s Meriden Center. All are welcome.

Part of his talk will be about what a State Senator actually does - in the district, at home and at the Capitol - giving students a real sense of the hours involved and breadth of responsibilities.

Senator Suzio represented the 13th district of Meriden, Middletown, Middlefield, and Cheshire before his defeat by Senator Dante Bartolomeo. Mr. Suzio is running for the Senate seat again, and is currently a member of the Office of Victim Advocate Advisory Committee.

Location Info: 55 West Main Street

 Rose Porto Goes on the Hunt for "Tormented Souls"

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 6:30 PM
At Meriden Public Library

Description: Paranormal investigator Rose Porto will be discussing her new book "Tormented Souls". There is something strange in the neighborhood, paranormal activities that can be seen firsthand, and when a person ends up in a ghost story, it might be time to start believing in them. In her new book, Ms. Porto presents a collection of alleged close encounters with "Tormented Souls."

According to Porto, the most frightening ghost stories are not fiction; they are the true experiences some families must endure. Continuing her quest, this paranormal investigator lives her life hunting down ghosts, spirits, and demons while helping many families on the way find solutions and peace to their haunting.

"Tormented Souls" contains cases of purported paranormal activity; it also educates on how and why some of these ghostly phenomena occur. The author takes a look at different paranormal theories, entities, and how to protect oneself from unwanted, invisible, and sometimes, evil intruders. The book also covers some basic information on how to properly ghost hunt.

Rose Porto is a paranormal investigator/researcher, small-business owner and founder of T Spirit Investigators and Researchers. She lectures on the paranormal and teaches classes about the extraordinary world of the supernatural. She is also the author of "Mingling with Spirits- a paranormal awakening."

Location Info: 105 Miller St., Griffin Rm., Meriden

Contact Info: All are welcome to this free program. If you would like to reserve a seat, contact the Community Services Department at (203) 630-6349, email, or visit our website and sign up through the adult calendar

 Chamber YBL Committee Meeting

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 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 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.

 Meriden Public Library Presents Writers Network

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 7:00 PM
At Meriden Public Library

Description: We invite anyone who is serious about writing fiction or nonfiction, wants to learn the process of getting published, or needs support for writing a book proposal or query letter to attend.

Location Info: 105 Miller St., Cook Rm., Meriden

Contact Info: If you are interested in joining the Writers Network, contact the Community Services Department at (203) 630-6349 or email us.

 How To Setup Your Business Finances & Analyze the Financial Health of Your Business

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 through Thursday, May 01, 2014 at 6:30 PM–9:00 PM
At CEDF

Description: In this workshop you will learn the importance of good record keeping, what a balance sheet is, a profit and loss statement, plus how to read and analyze these reports and so much more. This basic workshop is designed for any business whether you are a start-up or have been in business awhile. We teach you the basic components needed for tracking and analyzing the financial needs of your business so you can be set up for success.

Location Info: 965 E. Main St., Meriden

Contact Info: Special Rate of $189 for this workshop PLUS Beginners QuickBooks Pro 2014 on May 7th, 8th, 14th, & 15th. Please make sure that you can attend ALL the dates. This workshop is a pre-requisite to Beginners Quickbooks Pro 2014 (purchased separately for $30). For more information or to register and pay online, click here.

May 2014

 National Day of Prayer

Thursday, May 01, 2014 at 8:00 AM
At New Life Church

Description: This marks the 63rd Annual National Day of Prayer. More information to come.

Location Info: TBA

Contact Info: For more information, contact Natalie Thomas at 203-630-3012 or e-mail.

 Child Guidance Tenth Annual Comedy Night and Auction

Friday, May 02, 2014 at 6:00 PM
At Fantasia Wedding & Banquet Facility

Description: Save the date for the 10th Annual Comedy Night and Auction presented by Child Guidance Clinic for Central Connecticut. Master of Ceremonies will be Al Terzi. Enjoy the comical show of Alexandra McHale and more along with a Silent and Live Auction and a 50/50 Raffle.

Location Info: 404 Washington Ave, North Haven

Contact Info: For more information call 203-235-2815 or visit their website.

 Save the Date 5/3/2014
2nd Annual CHC 5K AND 10K AND Kids Race for Mental Health AND Health Fair

Saturday, May 03, 2014 at 7:45 AM–12:00 PM
At Hubbard Park

Description: We are proud to announce that the 2nd Annual Community Health Center of Meriden 5k and 10k: Race for Mental Health will take place on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Hubbard Park in Meriden! The day will feature a 5k run (3.1 miles), a 10k run (6.2 miles) a Health Walk, and a Kid’s\Fun Run. All proceeds from the race will benefit United Way of Meriden & Wallingford, which will then provide the funds specifically to mental health services. Last year over 200 people attended this event, raising $5,500!

We are inviting your organization to participate in this year’s event. You can either: 1. Form a team to run/walk, or; 2. Set up an interactive display table during the health fair portion of the event, sharing information on your organization, offering product samples, and/or demonstrating services. This is an outdoor event that will be held rain or shine; please come prepared with tables and chairs (we will provide the tent), and other equipment you will need for the morning, or; 3. Do both! ,p> Registration for the races begins at 7:45am. The health fair will be from 8:00am-12 noon. Please feel free to set up any time before 8:00am.

If you are interested in setting up a table, please complete the form below and fax it to 203-639-0039, or you can directly contact me before April 25, 2014 If you are interested in running or walking the event registration information can be found at www.fasttrackcoaching.net. Thank you and we hope to see you on May 3! In good health,

Location Info: West Main Street, Meriden, CT.

Contact Info: For more information call: Lea Crown, MPH, CHES, Associate Director of Health and Human Services, Meriden Department of Health and Human Services, Phone: (203) 630-4238

 Anxiety Management Seminar-Overcoming Anxiety

Saturday, May 03, 2014 at 9:00 AM–4:00 PM
At Franciscan Life Center

Description: The Franciscan Life Center is offering two Anxiety Management Seminars presented by Thomas Finn, Ph.D. This is the first seminar entitled Overcominig Anxiety. The second seminar will be on May 31st entitled Helping Children Overcome Anxiety and is for adults over the age of 18.

Dr. Finn is a clinical psychologist on staff at the Franciscan Life Center. He has over 35 years of experience treating anxiety with Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. Interactive and innovative techniques/topics will include: - Biology of fear and anxiety - Controlled breathing and relaxation techniques - Thinking patterns that trigger anxiety and how to change them - Building self-esteem

Location Info: 271 Finch Ave., Meriden

Contact Info: Cost is $90.00. For more information call 203-237-8084 or visit our website.

 WINE & DINE - A Food & Wine Pairing Experience with Spice Catering Group

Saturday, May 03, 2014 at 6:00 PM
At The Crush Club,

Description: Chamber Member Spice Catering Group delivers a decadent night designed to pamper and entertain guests. Prepare to be greeted with trays of Prosecco and Sparkling water as you walk in the door, a Mediterranean Table filled with antipasto, artisan cheese's, and crusty breads to nosh on, and a lavish Four Course Dinner. Spice Catering assists you with your event from beginning to end. We’ll help with planning, food preparation, and custom table design for several types of events. When a wedding, private party, or social event comes up, contact Spice Catering. We’ll work with you every step of the way.

Menu includes: FIRST COURSE Orange, Roasted Golden and Red Beets, and Arugula Salad Herb Goat Cheese Crostini, Blood Orange Vinaigrette Sauvignon Blanc with Hints of Robust Citrus, Green Apple, Pear, Pineapple | Itata Valley Chile

SECOND COURSE Duck Breasts with Honey, Ginger and Lavender Flowers Creamy Polenta with Wild Mushroom Ragout Pinot Noir, a Mellow, Medium Body, Soft Tannis with Hints of Vanilla and Bing Cherry | Russian River

THIRD COURSE Free-Range Bison Short Ribs, Wild Berry Demi Glace, Fried Shallots Sweet Potato Rosti, Parmesan Crisp Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta Crush Club House Blend with Hints of Black Cherry, Blackberries, Anise, Black Pepper | CA

DESSERT Triple Chocolate Tiramisu Cabernet with Hints of Black Currant, Bell Pepper, and Smooth Smokey Vanilla Finish | North Coast CA

Fresh Brewed Espresso House Made Limoncello

Enjoy four exquisite wines handcrafted and bottled by The Crush Club to pair with the evening's epicurean delights - a Sauvignon Blanc from Itata Valley in Chile, a mellow Russian River Pinot Noir, The Crush Club House Blend, and a California Cabernet to enjoy with your triple chocolate tiramisu. The Crush Club uses state of the art equipment and sources fpr grapes from California, Washington and Italy from the fall and Chile in the spring, The Crush Club offers new and seasoned wine-makers the opportunity to hand craft their own special vintage.

Location Info: 65 South Colony Rd. Wallingford, CT

Contact Info: Free parking is available. Cost is $90.00 per person (plus tax & 10% gratuity). Reserve a table of 8 or more and receive a 10% discount. To RSVP call 860-316-2759 x 101 or e-mail.

 10th Annual Hope Night 2014 - the Art of Healing

Saturday, May 03, 2014 at 6:00 PM–11:00 PM
At Villa Bianca

Description: Save the Date for Hope Night 2014: The Art of Healing as the Cove presents a special evening to benefit grieving children and teens.

We hope that you can participate and join us for dinner, dancing, live and silent auctions. Featured Guest Hosts are FOX CT/CBS Radio Weathercaster Joe Furey and FOX CT News Anchor Audrey Kuchen.

Help us raise $100,000 this year to benefit The Cove's seven Family Cove sites in West Hartford, New Haven, Meriden, Gulford, Stonington, and our new sites serving Newtown/Fairfield County and East Hartford, CT.

Location Info: Seymour, CT

Contact Info: Sponsorships available. To reserve a table or to sponsor, contact Kinga Evans at 860-357-5704 or via e-mail or you may call The Cove Coordinating Office at 203-634-0500.

 Honoring the Memories of Our Mothers

Sunday, May 04, 2014 at 2:00 PM–3:30 PM
At Masonicare at Ashlar Village

Description: Mother's Day is soon approaching. For women who have experienced the loss of their mother this time of year may be challenging. Masonicare Home Health and Hospice invites daughers of all ages to find new ways of remembering your mother this Mother's Day. Please join us for an afternon gathering to honor her and celebrate her legacy. All attenees are asked to bring a photo of their mother to share.

Location Info: Cheshire Rd., Wallingford

Contact Info: There is no charge for this program. Registration is required by Friday, April 25th. To learn more about the program or to register, please call Lisa Stanley at 203-679-5327.

 Chamber Government and Business Development Committee

Monday, May 05, 2014 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 at 203.235.7901 or info@midstatechamber.com.

 Chamber Ambassadors - Membership Committee Meeting

Tuesday, May 06, 2014 at 8:30 AM–9:30 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: The Chamber Ambassadors are the Membership Committee. It is an organization of Chamber members who serve existing and new members of the Chamber.

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 at 203.235.7901 or info@midstatechamber.com.

 Chamber Golf Committee Meeting

Tuesday, May 06, 2014 at 8:30 AM
At Chamber Office

Description: The Golf Committee will be planning for the 27th Annual Tournament to be held June 4th, 2014! This is a FUN, "short-term" committee to assist in coordinating this SIGNATURE event to raise funds for the Chamber's Annual Education Awards.

Location Info: 3 Colony Street, Suite 301 Meriden, CT 06451

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

 Foster Care & Adoption Open House

Tuesday, May 06, 2014 at 5:30 PM–7:30 PM
At Meriden DCF Office

Description: The Foster Care Unit of the Department of Children & Families would like you to join them for an informational session to learn more about how you can make a difference in the life of a child. Sponsored by the Department of Children and Families in Meriden.

Location Info: 1 W. Main St., Meriden

Contact Info: For more information, call 203-238-8458.

 Chamber Health and Wellness Council Meeting

Wednesday, May 07, 2014 at 8:30 AM
At Midstate Chamber

Description: The Health and Wellness Council of the 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: 3 Colony St., Suite 3, Meriden

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

 QuickBooks Pro 2014 for the Beginner

Wednesday, May 07, 2014 through Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 6:30 PM–9:00 PM
At CEDF

Description: IEnroll in the QuickBooks Pro 2014 and receive the software and hands-on instruction on how to use it. You will learn how to set up your company, pay bills, write checks, receive payments, make deposits, reconcile statements, run reports and much more. This workshop will put you on the right road to great record keeping for your business. With just a click of a button, you can know where your business stands financially anytime.

Windows and Mac software available.

Location Info: 965 E. Main St., Meriden

Contact Info: Special Rate of $189 for this workshop PLUS How to Set-up your Business Finances & Analyze the Financial Health of Your Business on April 30th & May 1st. Please make sure that you can attend ALL the dates. (Purchased separately, this workshop will cost $210.). For more information or to register and pay online, click here.

 SCORE - Counseling Sessions for Businesses

Thursday, May 08, 2014 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 Showcasing Foster Care Adoptive Services

Thursday, May 08, 2014 at 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
At Department of Children & Families - Foster Adoptive Care Unit

Description: May is Foster Care Month. Join us as we learn about Foster Care and Adoptive Care services. Enjoy refreshments, networking, door prizes, and more.

Location Info: 1 W. Main St., 1st Fl., Meriden

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

 Connecticut 2014 Economic Update

Friday, May 09, 2014 at 7:30 AM–12:00 PM
At Crowne Plaza

Description: CBIA presents Connecticut 2014 Economic Update. Get fresh insights into Connecticut's economic picture from leading experts and analysts which include: Ryan Sweet, Director & Sr. Economist at Moody's Analytics; Daniel Friedenzohn, Assistant Professor, Aeronautical Science Dept. at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; Jim Glassman, Managing Director & Head Economist for the Commercial Bank, JPMorgan Chase & Co.; Camille Murphy, President of The Connecticut Society of CPAs; Bonnie Stewart, Vice President of Government Affairs at CBIA; and Joseph Kelley President of Stop & Shop New England.

Location Info: 100 Berlin Rd., Cromwell

Contact Info: Registration, Networking and Breakfast Buffet begin at 7:30 am with the Program beginning at 8:30 am. Cost for CBIA Members is $50, Nono-Members is $65, tables of 10 are $450. For more information or to register, call 860-244-1977, e-mail, or visit their website.

 2014 Spring Open House at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School

Friday, May 09, 2014 at 1:00 PM–5:00 PM
At Mount Carmel School

Description: Our Lady of Mount Carmel School would like you to attend their open house. They offer Pre-K(3) through grade 8 teaching in a safe, Christian environment with state of the art technology, hot lunch program, extra-curricular programs, before and after school care, vacation day programs, summer programs, tuition assistance and busing for Meriden residents. The offer spacious Early Childhood Center with separate PreK3, PreK4, and Kindergarten classrooms.

Fully sccredited by the New England Associations of Schools and Colleges.

Location Info: 115 Lewis Ave., Meriden

Contact Info: Call for a tour at 203-235-2959 ext. 123 or visit their website for more information.

 Semi-Annual Career Fair

Friday, May 09, 2014 at 1:00 PM–3:00 PM
At WFC

Description: The Open D.O.H.R. Employment & Training program cordially Invites You to our Semi-Annual Career Fair to meet with employers, schools, programs, and resources!

Location Info: 169 Colony Street Meriden, CT 06451

Contact Info: To RSVP by May 2, 2014 or for additional information, Contact Crystal Fernandez Phone: 203-235-9297 ext. 127 E-mail: cfernandez@womenfamilies.org

 Mother/Daughter Art Show

Friday, May 09, 2014 through Friday, May 16, 2014

Description: Gallery 53, a part of the Arts and Crafts Association of Meriden, will host a Mother/Daughter Art Show. Art work from Ellie Bender and Chris Bender Webster will be on display. Ellie Bender is a nationally known pastel artist who specializes in portraits. Chris Bender Webster is a former Meriden art teacher, art instructor at Gallery 53 and current President of Gallery 53. Chris will exhibit art works in various media. The public is invited to attend the opening reception on May 9th from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Location Info: 53 Colony St., Meriden

Contact Info: Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm and on Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. For class, exhibit and rental space information, call 203-235-5347 or visit their website.

 Chamber Hispanic Outreach Leaders in Action Meeting

Monday, May 12, 2014 at 3:00 PM–4:00 PM
At TBA

Description: The expected Objectives of the Hispanic Outreach Leaders In Action 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!

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

 Chamber Golf Committee Meeting

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 8:30 AM
At Chamber Office

Description: The Golf Committee will be planning for the 27th Annual Tournament to be held June 4th, 2014! This is a FUN, "short-term" committee to assist in coordinating this SIGNATURE event to raise funds for the Chamber's Annual Education Awards.

Location Info: 3 Colony Street, Suite 301 Meriden, CT 06451

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

 MEDCO ANNUAL Meeting of the Board

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 8:00 AM
At The Midstate Chamber of Commerce

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

Contact Info: Please RSVP below.

 Chamber Marketing & Publicity Committee Meeting

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 8:00 AM–9:00 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: The Marketing & Publicity 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 at 203.235.7901 or info@midstatechamber.com.

 2014 Annual Senior Health Fair

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 10:00 AM–1:00 PM
At Max E. Muravnick Senior Center

Description: Come out to the Annual Senior Health Fair which will include over 30 vendor with products and services, free giveaways, drawings, health screens, educational presentations and more.

Location Info: 22-26 W. Main St., Meriden

Contact Info: Open to the Public. Free lunch to the first 30 attendees. Sponsored by Meriden Center - Genesis HealthCare. For more information, please call 203-237-0066.

 Chamber Board of Directors Meeting

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 3:30 PM–5:00 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 Midstte Chamber at 203.235.7901 or info@midstatechamber.com.

 15th Annual Girls Inc. Strong, Smart & Bold Dinner

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 5:00 PM
At Zandri's Stillwood Inn

Description: Girls Incorporated of Meriden would like you to come to their 15th Annual Strong, Smart, and Bold Benefit Event. This year they are pleased to announce their 2014 recipients of this prestigious award will be awarded to Donna Hunter, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hunter's Ambulance Service and President of Hunter Limousines & Dana Hunter Moyer, Vice President of Business Operations for Hunter's Amublance Service and Vice President of Hunter Limousines.

This fundraising event benefits the vital programs offered at Girls Incorporated.

Location Info: 1074 So. Colony Rd., Wallingford

Contact Info: Sponsorship Opportunities are available. For more information call 203.235.7146 or e-mail.

 Join the Arc of Meriden-Wallingford, Inc. for First Annual High Tea Event

Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 2:00 PM
At Augusta Curtis Cultural Center

Description: The tea will begin at promptly at 2 pm. This is a formal event, Ladies- Dress to the nines, don’t forget your hat! We will supply the white gloves and fan. Guest Speaker Kandie Carle.

"The Edwardian Age" Great event to share with your mother, daughter or best friend.

Location Info: 175 East Main Street Meriden, CT

Contact Info: $20.00 per person Call 203- 238-8360 to reserve your ticket before they sell out!

 Chamber Golf Committee Meeting

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 8:30 AM
At Chamber Office

Description: The Golf Committee will be planning for the 27th Annual Tournament to be held June 4th, 2014! This is a FUN, "short-term" committee to assist in coordinating this SIGNATURE event to raise funds for the Chamber's Annual Education Awards.

Location Info: 3 Colony Street, Suite 301 Meriden, CT 06451

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

 Art Display at Gallery 53

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 through Friday, May 30, 2014

Description: Gallery 53 will host an art exhibit with works from local artists Bonnie Potter, John Deden and Neil Scollan.

Location Info: 53 Colony St., Meriden

Contact Info: For opening reception information, contact the Gallery at 203-235-5347. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm and on Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. For class, exhibit and rental space information, call 203-235-5347 or visit their website.

 Business After Hours Showcasing Barberino Real Estate

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
At Barberino Real Estate

Description: Alan Barberino invites all Chamber Members, their staff, colleagues, and clients to come and enjoy his Annual Barbeque. Enjoy refreshments, networking, door prizes, and more.

Location Info: 194 North Plains Industrial Rd., Wallingford

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

 Chamber Golf Committee Meeting

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 8:30 AM
At Chamber Office

Description: The Golf Committee will be planning for the 27th Annual Tournament to be held June 4th, 2014! This is a FUN, "short-term" committee to assist in coordinating this SIGNATURE event to raise funds for the Chamber's Annual Education Awards.

Location Info: 3 Colony Street, Suite 301 Meriden, CT 06451

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

 Chamber Education/Technology Committee Meeting

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 8:30 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

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

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

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

 Chamber YBL Committee Meeting

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 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 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.

 Canine Couture: A Dog Fashion Show to Support Animal Shelter Adoption

Friday, May 30, 2014 at 1:00 PM–4:00 PM
At John Barry Elementary School

Description: Canine Couture: A Dog Fashion Show Fundraising Event to Support Animal Shelter Adoption! (Rain date: Saturday, May 10)

Enter Your Dog To Win a Trophy for: Best Bling, , Best of Show, Best Matching People and Pet, Most Original Outfit.

Enter your dog or just come see the show! To see the show and enjoy the event: $2.00/per person. Children 5 and under free.

To enter the show, $10/contestant (limited to first 15!): Each will receive free T-Shirt, Swag Bag, and Framed Photo. for more info. Food! Music! Pet Door Prizes! T-Shirts! Swag Bags! Framed Photos! Bounce House! Pet Vendors!

Location Info: 124 Columbia St. Meriden

Contact Info: For more information, call 203-237-4743

 Wallingford Emergency Shelter Fundraiser Shred Event

Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 9:00 AM–12:00 PM
At Ulbrich Steel Office Lot

Description: PROSHRED Security and the Midstate Chamber of Commerce are sponsoring this fundraiser to benefit the Wallingford Emergency Shelter.

Location Info: 153 Washington Ave., North Haven

Contact Info: Donation is $10 per small box and $15 for large boxes or bags. For more information contact Margie Lechowicz at the Emergency Center at 203-294-0102.

 Anxiety Management Seminar-Helping Children Overcome Anxiety

Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 9:00 AM–4:00 PM
At Franciscan Life Center

Description: This seminar is the second in this series that the Franciscan Life Center is offering which are presented by Thomas Finn, Ph.D. This seminar is entitled Helping Children Overcome Anxiety is geared for children eight years old or older who experience anxiety and their parent(s).

Dr. Finn is a clinical psychologist on staff at the Franciscan Life Center. He has over 35 years of experience treating anxiety with Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. Interactive and innovative techniques/topics will include: - Biology of fear and anxiety - Controlled breathing and relaxation techniques - Thinking patterns that trigger anxiety and how to change them - Building self-esteem

Location Info: 271 Finch Ave., Meriden

Contact Info: Cost is $120.00. For more information call 203-237-8084 or visit our website.

June 2014

 American Institute for Cancer Research Shred Event

Sunday, June 01, 2014 at 11:00 AM–2:00 PM
At Westfield Meriden Mall

Description: PROSHRED Security, Midstate Chamber of Commerce, and Westfield Property Group are sponsoring this shredding event to benefit the American Institute for Cancer Research.

Location Info: 470 Lewis Ave., JC Penney Upper Parking Lot, Meriden

Contact Info: Cash donation for cancer research will be accepted. For more information, contact Dave Symonds of PROSHRED Security at 203-303-8500.

 Chamber Government and Business Development Committee

Monday, June 02, 2014 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 at 203.235.7901 or info@midstatechamber.com.

 25th Annual Gaylord Golf Classic

Monday, June 02, 2014 at 11:30 AM
At The Farms Country Club

Description: Registration/ Lunch 11:30 a.m. Shotgun Statrt 12:30 p.m. Buffet/ Awards 6:00 p.m. This tournament provides the operating income for Gaylord's Adaptive sports program for people with physical disabilities. $250 per Individual or $1,000 for a foursome

Location Info: Wallingford CT

Contact Info: Sponsorship opportunities availiable please contact Lori Evon at 203-741-3454 or via email at Levon@gaylord.org for a sponsorship opportunity.

 Chamber Golf Committee Meeting

Tuesday, June 03, 2014 at 8:30 AM
At Chamber Office

Description: The Golf Committee will be planning for the 27th Annual Tournament to be held June 4th, 2014! This is a FUN, "short-term" committee to assist in coordinating this SIGNATURE event to raise funds for the Chamber's Annual Education Awards.

Location Info: 3 Colony Street, Suite 301 Meriden, CT 06451

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

 Chamber Ambassadors - Membership Committee Meeting

Tuesday, June 03, 2014 at 8:30 AM–9:30 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: The Chamber Ambassadors are the Membership Committee. It is an organization of Chamber members who serve existing and new members of the Chamber.

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 at 203.235.7901 or info@midstatechamber.com.

 Chamber Health and Wellness Council Meeting

Wednesday, June 04, 2014 at 8:30 AM
At Midstate Chamber

Description: The Health and Wellness Council of the 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: 3 Colony St., Suite 3, Meriden

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

 27th Annual Chamber Golf Tournament - The Ray Parmentier Classic

Wednesday, June 04, 2014 at 10:00 AM–8:00 PM
At Hunter Memorial Golf Course

Description: Enjoy a great day at the 27th Annual The Ray Parmentier Classic Golf Tournament. Proceeds benefit the Education Awards of the Midstate Chamber of Commerce. What makes this tourney AWESOME??? Thousands of dollars in raffle prizes AND your team may get a chance to win a part of the tourney because we have TWO FLIGHTS (one for the great golfer and one for the well, average golfer!) In addition to the raffles and other contest holes, we give out LOTS of tourney prizes awarding lowest gross and net in TWO different flights! Come out for a great day of golf - for a great cause - the education of our future leaders!

Location Info: Westfield Rd., Meriden

Contact Info: Sponsorship Opportunities available. For more information contact the Chamber at 203-235-7901 or info@midstatechamber.com.

 Summer CAP Conference

Saturday, June 07, 2014 at 8:00 AM
At The Four Points Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center

Description: Register now for the Summer CAP Conference -8:00 am: Registration & Continental breakfast -9:00 am - 3:00 pm: Speaker topics include the epidemic of prescription drug abuse, problem gambling and addiction in the workplace, suicide prevention as well as workshops, testimonials and expert panels.
-There is no charge to attend the conference. -Lunch is included. -Tables & Booths in and around the conference area will provide you a host of useful information to collect and bring back to your congregation or organization.
CAP (Congregation Assistance Program and Community Awareness Program) provides free addiction training for people in faith-based and community organizations. Our curriculum covers prevention, intervention, available treatment options, community resources, referrals and support services.

Location Info: 275 Research Parkway Meriden, CT

Contact Info: Contact us for more information or to register call 203-303-3391 or Email: Capconference@aol.com
Sponsored by The Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services - Problem Gambling Services

 Chamber Hispanic Outreach Leaders in Action Meeting

Monday, June 09, 2014 at 3:00 PM–4:00 PM
At TBA

Description: The expected Objectives of the Hispanic Outreach Leaders In Action 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!

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

 29th Annual Franciscan Sports Banquet & Silent Auction

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 5:30 PM–9:30 PM
At Aqua Turf Club

Description: The 29th Annual Franciscan Sports Banquet and Silent Auction will benefit the Franciscan Life Center and Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care. Honored guests are:

Saint Francis Award - Kevin Ollie, head men's Basketball Coach, UCONN Huskies NCAA Champions;
Saint Clare Award: Jackie MacMullan, award-winning columnist, author and sports writer, ESPN
Jim Calhoun Community Service Award - Guy DeFrances, Sr., Esquire;
The Dean of Sport Award - David Bike, Retired Men's Backetball Coach, Sacred Heart University;
Special recognition to Jon Proto, Defensive Tackle, Mount Ida College;
North haven and Southington Football Teams; Connecticut Special Olympics.

Location Info: 556 Mulberry St., Plantsville

Contact Info: For reservations or more information call 203-237-8084 or visit their website.

 Chamber Marketing & Publicity Committee Meeting

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 8:00 AM–9:00 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: The Marketing & Publicity 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 at 203.235.7901 or info@midstatechamber.com.

 Chamber Board of Directors Meeting

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 3:30 PM–5:00 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 at 203.235.7901 or info@midstatechamber.com.

 Business After Hours Showcasing The Cuno Camp of the Boys and Girls Club

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
At Cuno Camp

Description: The Boys and Girls Club of Meriden would like Chamber members and their staff to explore their Cuno Camp. The Cuno Camp is a summer camp for boys and girls of Meriden. Enjoy refreshments, networking, door prizes, and more.

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

 SCORE - Counseling Sessions for Businesses

Thursday, June 12, 2014 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.

 Meriden Italian Festival!

Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 12:00 PM–8:00 PM
At Hubbard Park

Description: Save the date - details to follow!

Contact Info: Kevin Scarpati and Steve Iovanna are the contacts.

 Hewitt Run for a Cause

Sunday, June 15, 2014

 30th Annual MidState Medical Center Auxiliary Golf Tournament

Monday, June 16, 2014

Description: Join us for the 30th Annual MidState Medical Center Auxiliary Golf Tournament. Now in its thirtieth year, MidState's Auxiliary golf tournament has become one of the largest sources of fundraising for our hospital. We are pleased to celebrate this milestone event, and with the help of our sponsors, we look forward to another successful tournament.

All proceeds from this tournament support vital programs and services provided at MidState Medical Center.


Registration: 10:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Shotgun Start: 12 noon ( scramble format)
Tournament features: -skills contest, -cocktails following play -buffet lunch

Location Info: 180 Cheshire Road, Wallingford, CT

Contact Info:

sponsorship opportunities are avaliable for more information please call Tina Fabiani at 203-694-8108 or email at tina.fabiani@hhchealth.org

 Chamber Education/Technology Committee Meeting

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 8:30 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

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

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

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

 Business After Hours Showcasing Bourassa Catering & Events

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
At Bourassa Catering & Events

Description: Bourassa Catering & Events invites you to this special Business After Hours. You will sample some their cuisine. Enjoy refreshments, networking, door prizes, and more.

Location Info: 665 N. Colony Rd., Unit B, Wallingford

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

 Chamber YBL Committee Meeting

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 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 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.

 Central CT Pet Fair 5K

Saturday, June 28, 2014

July 2014

 Chamber Ambassadors - Membership Committee Meeting

Tuesday, July 01, 2014 at 8:30 AM–9:30 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: The Chamber Ambassadors are the Membership Committee. It is an organization of Chamber members who serve existing and new members of the Chamber.

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.

 Chamber Health and Wellness Council Meeting

Wednesday, July 02, 2014 at 8:30 AM
At Midstate Chamber

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: 3 Colony St., Suite 3, Meriden

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

 Chamber Government and Business Development Committee

Monday, July 07, 2014 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 Marketing & Publicity Committee Meeting

Wednesday, July 09, 2014 at 8:00 AM–9:00 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: The Marketing & Publicity 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.

 SCORE - Counseling Sessions for Businesses

Thursday, July 10, 2014 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.

 Breakfast Club Celebrates Successes in Education

Friday, July 11, 2014 at 7:30 AM–9:00 AM
At Four Points by Sheraton

Description: The Midstate Chamber of Commerce and other civic organizations would like you to attend this special breakfast to honor the Education Award and Scholarship Award Winners awarded to deserving students in our area.

Location Info: 275 Research Parkway, Meriden

Contact Info: Cost is $20 in advance for members and $25 at the door or $30 for non-members. RSVP to the Midstate Chamber at 203-235-7901 or info@midstatechamber.com.

 Chamber Hispanic Outreach Leaders in Action Meeting

Monday, July 14, 2014 at 3:00 PM–4:00 PM
At TBA

Description: The expected Objectives of the Hispanic Outreach Leaders In Action 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!

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

 Business After Hours Showcasing Meriden Senior Citizen Center

Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
At Max E. Muravnick Senior Citizen Center

Description: Richard Liegl, Director of Senior Affairs at the Meriden Senior Citizen Center, would like to invite all Chamber Members and their Staff to their first Business After Hours. Come and tour the facillity and learn about all the programs they offer for Meriden's Seniors. Enjoy Refreshments, Networking, and Door Prizes.

Location Info: 26 W. Main St., Meriden

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

 Camp Shakespeare

Monday, July 21, 2014 through Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
At St. Joseph School

Description: During a week-long workshop, Young Actors (9-18 years old) will be introduced to the basics of theatre: Voice and Speech, Movement, Dance, Stage Combat and more. NYC Theatre Artists, and the Founders of Barefoot Shakespeare Company, will work with students to develop their talent and craft, confidence, and team work and critical-thinking skills in a fun, active environment. will culminate in a Saturday morning presention of Much Ado About Nothing performed entirely by the Young Actors ensemble. Pricing for this exciting course is $325/student. A $50 refundable deposit is due May 15; balance due by July 1. Please make checks payable to Barefoot Shakespeare Company; please include participant’s name in Memo.

Location Info: 159 West Main Street, Meriden

Contact Info: For inquiries and registration, please contact via e-mail or visit their website.

 Chamber Education/Technology Committee Meeting

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 8:30 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: The Education/Technology 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 St., Ste. 301, Meriden

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

 Chamber YBL Committee Meeting

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 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 of Commerce at 203.235.7901 or info@midstatechamber.com.

 Business After Hours Showcasing Brothers Pool

Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
At Brothers Pool

Description: Brothers Pool invites all Chamber members and their staff to come and see the latest and greatest in pool accessories. Also tour their facility after recent renovations. Enjoy refreshments, networking, door prizes, and more.

Location Info: 250 Main St., Yalesville

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

August 2014

 Chamber Government and Business Development Committee

Monday, August 04, 2014 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 Ambassadors - Membership Committee Meeting

Tuesday, August 05, 2014 at 8:30 AM–9:30 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: The Chamber Ambassadors are the Membership Committee. It is an organization of Chamber members who serve existing and new members of the Chamber.

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.

 Chamber Health and Wellness Council Meeting

Wednesday, August 06, 2014 at 8:30 AM
At Greater Meriden Chamber

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: 3 Colony St., Suite 3, Meriden

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

 Chamber Hispanic Outreach Leaders in Action Meeting

Monday, August 11, 2014 at 3:00 PM–4:00 PM
At TBA

Description: The expected Objectives of the Hispanic Outreach Leaders In Action 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!

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

 Business After Hours Showcasing Lincoln College of New England

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
At Lincoln College of New England

Description: Lincoln College of New England invites all Chamber members and their staff to this informative event. Come and learn about the programs that Lincoln College offers. Learn about their partnership and much more. Enjoy refreshments, networking, door prizes, and more.

Location Info: 2279 Mount Vernon Rd., Southington

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

 Chamber Marketing & Publicity Committee Meeting

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 8:00 AM–9:00 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: The Marketing & Publicity 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 Board of Directors Meeting

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 3:30 PM–5:00 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 Commerceat 203.235.7901 or info@midstatechamber.com.

 SCORE - Counseling Sessions for Businesses

Thursday, August 14, 2014 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 Meriden Chamber at 203.235.7901 or info@midstatechamber.com.

 Chamber Education/Technology Committee Meeting

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 8:30 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: The Education/Technology 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 St., Ste. 301, Meriden

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

 Chamber YBL Committee Meeting

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 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 greater Meriden 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 of Commerce at 203.235.7901 or info@midstatechamber.com.

September 2014

 Chamber Ambassadors - Membership Committee Meeting

Tuesday, September 02, 2014 at 8:30 AM–9:30 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: The Chamber Ambassadors are the Membership Committee. It is an organization of Chamber members who serve existing and new members of the Chamber.

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.

 Chamber Health and Wellness Council Meeting

Wednesday, September 03, 2014 at 8:30 AM
At Greater Meriden Chamber

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: 3 Colony St., Suite 3, Meriden

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

 Chamber Government and Business Development Committee

Monday, September 08, 2014 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 Hispanic Outreach Leaders in Action Meeting

Monday, September 08, 2014 at 3:00 PM–4:00 PM
At TBA

Description: The expected Objectives of the Hispanic Outreach Leaders In Action 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!

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

 Chamber Marketing & Publicity Committee Meeting

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 8:00 AM–9:00 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: The Marketing & Publicity 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 Board of Directors Meeting

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 3:30 PM–5:00 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.

 SCORE - Counseling Sessions for Businesses

Thursday, September 11, 2014 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 Meriden Chamber at 203.235.7901 or info@midstatechamber.com.

 Chamber YBL Committee Meeting

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 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 greater Meriden 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 of Commerce at 203.235.7901 or info@midstatechamber.com.

 Business After Hours Featuring ASG Information Technologies

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
At ASG Information Technologies

Description: ASG Information Technologies would like to invite all Chamber Members and their staff to attend this informative Business After Hours. Enjoy Refreshments, Networking, and Door Prizes.

Location Info: 477 So. Broad St., Unit 13, Meriden

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

 Chamber Education/Technology Committee Meeting

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 8:30 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: The Education/Technology 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 St., Ste. 301, Meriden

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

October 2014

 Chamber Health and Wellness Council Meeting

Wednesday, October 01, 2014 at 8:30 AM
At Greater Meriden Chamber

Description: The Health and Wellness Council of the 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: 3 Colony St., Suite 3, Meriden

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

 Chamber Government and Business Development Committee

Monday, October 06, 2014 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 Ambassadors - Membership Committee Meeting

Tuesday, October 07, 2014 at 8:30 AM–9:30 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: The Chamber Ambassadors are the Membership Committee. It is an organization of Chamber members who serve existing and new members of the Chamber.

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 Midstate Chamber of Commerce at 203.235.7901 or info@midstatechamber.com.

 Chamber Marketing & Publicity Committee Meeting

Wednesday, October 08, 2014 at 8:00 AM–9:00 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: The Marketing & Publicity 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 Board of Directors Meeting

Wednesday, October 08, 2014 at 3:30 PM–5:00 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 Carabetta Companies

Wednesday, October 08, 2014 at 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
At Four Points by Sheraton

Description: Carabetta Companies would like to invite Chamber members and their staff to come and learn about the many properties they currently have available to your employees. Enjoy Refreshments, Networking, and Door Prizes.

Location Info: 275 Research Parkway, Meriden

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

 SCORE - Counseling Sessions for Businesses

Thursday, October 09, 2014 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 Meriden Chamber at 203.235.7901 or info@midstatechamber.com.

 Nucor Steel CT 2nd Golf Tournament

Friday, October 10, 2014 at 8:30 AM–9:30 AM

Description: CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT Proceeds to benefit Spanish Community of Wallingford (SCOW) -8:30 AM – 9:30 AM –Registration, Breakfast: Breakfast sandwiches, Pastries, Coffee, Hot Chocolate and Juices -9:30 AM- Scramble Start Time -2:30 PM-Banquet/Awards/Raffle: Salad, Pasta, Chicken, Beef Sirloin, Potato, Vegetable, Biscuit and Dessert Beer, wine, soft drinks and juices. Each player will receive a 6 inch Lyman Orchards “Best in CT” apple pie
Includes green fee, cart, range balls, breakfast and banquet following tournament Prizes will be awarded
Cost: $550 a foursome $150 a golfer

Location Info: Lyman Orchards Golf Club, Middlefield CT

 Chamber Hispanic Outreach Leaders in Action Meeting

Monday, October 13, 2014 at 3:00 PM–4:00 PM
At TBA

Description: The expected Objectives of the Hispanic Outreach Leaders In Action 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!

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

 Business After Hours Showcasing House of Hair

Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
At House of Hair

Description: The House of Hair would like to invite all Chamber Members and their staff to come see their facility, what services that they offer, and hear about their contributions to the community. Enjoy Refreshments, Networking, and Door Prizes.

Location Info: 437 Broad St., Meriden

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

 Chamber Education/Technology Committee Meeting

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 8:30 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: The Education/Technology 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 St., Ste. 301, Meriden

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

 Chamber YBL Committee Meeting

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 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 greater Meriden 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 of Commerce at 203.235.7901 or info@midstatechamber.com.

November 2014

 Chamber Government and Business Development Committee

Monday, November 03, 2014 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 Ambassadors - Membership Committee Meeting

Tuesday, November 04, 2014 at 8:30 AM–9:30 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: The Chamber Ambassadors are the Membership Committee. It is an organization of Chamber members who serve existing and new members of the Chamber.

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 Commerc at 203.235.7901 or info@midstatechamber.com.

 Chamber Health and Wellness Council Meeting

Wednesday, November 05, 2014 at 8:30 AM
At Greater Meriden Chamber

Description: The Health and Wellness Council of the 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: 3 Colony St., Suite 3, Meriden

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

 Business After Hours - Farms Country Club

Thursday, November 06, 2014 at 5:30 PM–7:30 PM
At Farms Country Club

Description: The Midstate and Hamden Chambers of Commerce invite you to a Special Business After Hours and Table Top Demo.

Chamber Members can display their Company Information or your Products to Sell. Cost for Display Tables and Attendees includes 2 drink tickets per person (house beer or wine and soda) and food. Cash Bar is also available.

Location Info: 180 Cheshire Rd., Wallingford

Contact Info: Cost to attend will be $10 for membes and $20 for non-members. Display tables are $60 and will include a draped 8' table for 2 people to attend. Space is limited. Call the Midstate Chamber at 203.235.7901 or info@midstatechamber.com.

 Chamber Hispanic Outreach Leaders in Action Meeting

Monday, November 10, 2014 at 3:00 PM–4:00 PM
At TBA

Description: The expected Objectives of the Hispanic Outreach Leaders In Action 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!

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

 Chamber Marketing & Publicity Committee Meeting

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 8:00 AM–9:00 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: The Marketing & Publicity 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 Board of Directors Meeting

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 3:30 PM–5:00 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.

 SCORE - Counseling Sessions for Businesses

Thursday, November 13, 2014 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 Meriden Chamber at 203.235.7901 or info@midstatechamber.com.

 Business After Hours Showcasing St. Joseph School

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
At St. Joseph School

Description: Saint Joseph School would like to invite all Chamber Members and their Staff to their first Business After Hours showcasing their school and programs. Enjoy Refreshments, Networking, and Door Prizes.

Location Info: 159 W. Main St., Meriden

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

 Chamber Education/Technology Committee Meeting

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 8:30 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: The Education/Technology 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 St., Ste. 301, Meriden

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

 Chamber YBL Committee Meeting

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 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 greater Meriden 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 of Commerce at 203.235.7901 or info@midstatechamber.com.

December 2014

 Chamber Government and Business Development Committee

Monday, December 01, 2014 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 Ambassadors - Membership Committee Meeting

Tuesday, December 02, 2014 at 8:30 AM–9:30 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: The Chamber Ambassadors are the Membership Committee. It is an organization of Chamber members who serve existing and new members of the Chamber.

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.

 Chamber Health and Wellness Council Meeting

Wednesday, December 03, 2014 at 8:30 AM
At Greater Meriden Chamber

Description: The Health and Wellness Council of the 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: 3 Colony St., Suite 3, Meriden

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

 Chamber Hispanic Outreach Leaders in Action Meeting

Monday, December 08, 2014 at 3:00 PM–4:00 PM
At TBA

Description: The expected Objectives of the Hispanic Outreach Leaders In Action 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!

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

 Chamber Marketing & Publicity Committee Meeting

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 8:00 AM–9:00 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: The Marketing & Publicity 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 Board of Directors Meeting

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 3:30 PM–5:00 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.

 SCORE - Counseling Sessions for Businesses

Thursday, December 11, 2014 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 Meriden Chamber at 203.235.7901 or info@midstatechamber.com.

 Chamber Education/Technology Committee Meeting

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 8:30 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: The Education/Technology 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 St., Ste. 301, Meriden

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

 Chamber YBL Committee Meeting

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 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 greater Meriden 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.

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