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119th Annual Meeting, Dinner, Awards Spectacular and Silent Auction on April 7, 2015
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2015 Golf Tournament of the Midstate Chamber of Commerce on June 3, 2015
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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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August 2015

 Midstate Chamber SUMMER Membership Drive Kickoff

Monday, August 03, 2015 through Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 5:00 PM
At Comfort Inn

Description: Help us hit a HOMERUN with our Summer Membership Drive! This is a special meeting for the team captains that will be leading their groups during the campain that will run from August 3 to September 30. The goal is 100 new members for the Midstate Chamber - with your help, we can add more champion businesses to our outstanding organization.

Location Info: 900 E. Main St., Meriden

 Express Employment Professionals Seeks Warehouse-Order Selectors

Monday, August 31, 2015

Description: We're hiring!!! We're looking for 20 Warehouse/Order Selectors that can work full-time earning between $12 and $14.50 hourly. Non-Temp, Non-Seasonal, Long Term Opportunities. Training is provided. Our next class starts on Monday August 31. We are interested in meeting candidates now.

Location Info: 1501 East Main St., Meriden

Contact Info: If you or someone you know is interested in this opportunity, call us at 203-235-5627 and someone will gladly help you.

September 2015

 New Date 9/1/2015
Chamber Government and Business Development Committee

Tuesday, September 01, 2015 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.

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

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

 Gallery 53 Photography Show

Tuesday, September 01, 2015 through Thursday, September 24, 2015

Description: Gallery 53 will be holding a Photography Show. Reception will be Saturday, September 12th from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.

Location Info: 53 Colony St., Meriden

Contact Info: Click here to visit their website for more information or call 203.235.5347.

 Chamber Health and Wellness Council Meeting

Wednesday, September 02, 2015 at 8:30 AM
At Coccomo

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: 33 Cone Ave., Meriden

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

 Note New Time! Chamber Marketing & Publicity Committee Meeting

Wednesday, September 02, 2015 at 4:00 PM
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.

 Movies at the Meriden Public Library

Thursday, September 03, 2015 at 6:00 PM
At Meriden Public Library

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

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.

 25th Annual Boys & Girls Club of Meriden Alumni Association Golf Tournament & Picnic

Thursday, September 03, 2015 at 9:00 AM
At Hunters Golf Course

Description: Boys and Girls Club Presents their 25th Annual Alumni Association Golf Tournament and Picnic!

9:00 AM - Registration and Breakfast provided by Dunkin'Donuts, Putting Contest 10:30 AM - Shotgun start with Hot dogs, Hamburgers, & Soda served on the course, Hole-In-One, Prizes - 4:00 PM - Big Green Pizza Truck Picnic & Silent Auction at CUNO Camp, 1 Beaver Lake Rd., Meriden

Sponsorship Opportunities available.

Location Info: 688 Westfield Rd, Meriden, CT 06450

Contact Info: Please contact Lou Corte: (203) 213-1549 or Larry McGoldrick at (203) 235-8185

 Family Movie Night

Sunday, September 06, 2015 at 5:00 PM
At El Condado Restaurant

Description: Come and enjoy the movies Despicable 1 & 2. There will be plenty of popcorn, candy, and chips for the kids.

Location Info: 105 Colony St., Meriden

Contact Info: Cost is $10 for Adults for all you can eat, kids under 12 eat for free. Drink specials all night long.

 United Way Day of Caring

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Description: Please join us as we promote the spirit and value of volunteerism, increase the awareness of local agencies and demonstrate what people working together can accomplish.

Each year, hundreds of volunteers from companies, civic organizations, and schools complete more than 20 projects. Together, volunteers performed over 1,000 hours of community service, which had a value of approximately $45,000! Volunteers completed numerous projects such as building walls for an office, sprucing up a playground, painting, planting a garden, organizing a school media center, reading to elementary school kids and converting a classroom into a yoga studio!

Letís keep this amazing tradition and momentum going for 2015ís Day of Caring as we work together to advance the greater good in Meriden and Wallingford. Lend us your time, talents and hands to help improve our community!

If you are looking for a project that will get your employees, civic organization or team out into the community for an unforgettable, hands on experience, all you need to do is take a few moments to register.

Contact Info: For more information or to register to volunteer call (203) 235-4403 or email.

 Principles of Leadership 1 Series - 7 Day Certificate Program

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

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. Participants must complete Day 1 "Understanding Your Leadership Role" prior to any other programs in the series.

Series programs include: Day 1 - Understanding Your Leadership Role & Managing Diverse Work Styles Day 2 - Communication Skills and Conflict Management Day 3 - Situational Leadership, Delegation and Employee Engagement Day 4 - Legal Liabilities of the Supervisor Day 5 - Employee Training and Coaching Skills Day 6 - Managing Difficult Employees, Performance Issues and Reviews Day 7 - Time Management for Managers

Location Info: 173 Interstate Lane, Waterbury, CT

Contact Info: Cost is $1,630 for the full series. For more information or to register please call Sue Miller at (877) 662-6444 ext. 3013 or e-mail

 New Date Chamber Board of Directors Meeting

Wednesday, September 09, 2015 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 Chamberís 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.

 Middletown Step Up Conference

Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 8:00 AM–10:30 AM
At Middlesex Community College

Description: This is an invitation to employers in the Middletown Area looking to grow their business. This is a free event which will provide valuable information on how your company can take part in the state's Subsidized Training and Employment (Step Up) programs, Small Business Express, tax incentives, tax credits and more!

In addition to scheduled presentations by state agencies and workforce partners, the conference includes booth exhibits and opportunities to network with other employers.

Learn about these opportunities to benefit your business. . . - Wage reimbursement & training incentives (Step Up) and Veterans Step Up that reimburse your company up to $12,500 for new hires - Low interest financing under the Small Business Express Program - How to find and recruit new and qualified employees - Tax incentives for equipment upgrades and job creation - Guidelines for becoming a State of Connecticut vendor - Free business plan, marketing analysis - Incumbent Worker Training programs to develop your workforce - How apprenticeship programs can assist the trades and manufacturing sectors

Conference Co-Hosts are Mayor Daniel T. Drew, Senators Dante Bartolomeo (13th District) and Paul Doyle (9th District), Representatives Christie Carpino (32 District), Matthew Lesser (100 District), Joseph Serra (33rd District), Melissa Ziobron (34th District) and other area legislators.

This event is sponsored by Governor Dannel P. mallow & Lt. Governor nancy Wyman, Secretary of the State Denise Merrill, the Connecticut Department of Labor, the Department of Economic & Community Development, Workforce Alliance, Middlesex Community College, and the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce.

Location Info: 100 Training Hill Rd., Chapman Hall Multipurpose Rooms, 2nd Fl., Middletown

Contact Info: There will be a continental breakfast at 7:00 am Any questions, contace Eleanor Lennon at 860.263.6731 or e-mail. Click here to register on-line by September 9, 2015.

 Chamber Ambassadors - Membership Committee Meeting

Thursday, September 10, 2015 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.

 SCORE - Counseling Sessions for Businesses

Thursday, September 10, 2015 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-2015-2016 United Way of Meriden & Wallingford Campaign Kick-Off

Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
At Spanish Community Of Wallingford

Description: Please join the United Way of Meriden and Wallingford for their 2015-2016 LIVE UNITED Community Campaign Kick-Off. Enjoy Networking, Door Prizes, Refreshments, and more.

Event Sponsors include: Flublok Influenza Vaccine by Protein Sciences Corp., Synergy Financial Planning, Hunter's Ambulance & Hunter Limousines, Tom Gutner, and Rosanne Ford.

Location Info: 284 Washington St., Wallingford

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

 Pause and Paint at the Augusta

Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 6:00 PM–9:00 PM
At Augusta Curtis Cultural Center

Description: Come and Celebrate your inner Artist! Please come join us to paint "Sun Dance". Youíll enjoy creating this elegant painting! Iíll take you through the simple few steps it takes to create this bold painting ballerina on the beach surrounded by the birds of freedom! I am sure you will have FUN and enjoy doing something totally uplifting and liberating! No artistic experience required. Bring your own wine. Light Snack served during our break time. Please arrive 15 minutes early to enjoy a glass of wine and to mingle with fun people.

Location Info: 175 E. Main St., Meriden

Contact Info: Cost to attend is $45 per person. For more information call 203.639.2856. Click here for more information or to register.

 Meriden Historical Society Tag Sale

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Description: The Meriden Historical Society will hold a Tag Sale with a rain date of the Saturday following each originally scheduled date. The cost is a $15.00 ($10.00 for members) donation to the Society per set-up. Donations of items to the Society's Table, such as decorative items, collectibles, paintings, photos, jewelry or small household items in working condition, can be dropped off at the Societyís Research center on any Wednesday between 2:00 and 4:30 pm.

Location Info: 1090 Hanover Ave., South Meriden

Contact Info: For more information call 203-639-1913. Please leave a message. Weíll get back to you.

 Hubbard Park Charity Race Series: Region 9 Run/Walk for Knowledge

Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 9:30 AM
At Hubbard Park, Meriden CT

Description: Register (by April 1, 2015) to run in all six races to receive discount pricing. Incentives and prize drawings for registering for four or more of these races! All Races $25 Advance, $30 Same Day. Raising funds for World Tang Soo Do Foundation educational scholarships.

Contact Info: www.racehubbardpark.com

 Chamber Hispanic Outreach Leaders in Action Meeting

Monday, September 14, 2015 at 12:00 PM–1:00 PM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

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 Meridenís Bicentennial and in October which is Hispanic Heritage Month
- Share success stories of the group
- Encourage and mentor the youth by providing excellent Hispanic role models
- Have some fun!

Open to ALL!

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

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

 New Haven Step Up Conference

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 8:00 AM–10:30 AM
At Gateway Community College

Description: This is an invitation to employers in the New Haven Area looking to grow their business. This is a free event which will provide valuable information on how your company can take part in the state's Subsidized Training and Employment (Step Up) programs, Small Business Express, tax incentives, tax credits and more!

In addition to scheduled presentations by state agencies and workforce partners, the conference includes booth exhibits and opportunities to network with other employers.

Learn about these opportunities to benefit your business. . . - Wage reimbursement & training incentives (Step Up) and Veterans Step Up that reimburse your company up to $12,500 for new hires - Low interest financing under the Small Business Express Program - How to find and recruit new and qualified employees - Tax incentives for equipment upgrades and job creation - Guidelines for becoming a State of Connecticut vendor - Free business plan, marketing analysis - Incumbent Worker Training programs to develop your workforce - How apprenticeship programs can assist the trades and manufacturing sectors

Conference Co-Hosts are Mayor Toni Harp, Senators Martin Looney (11th District) and Gary Winfield (10th District), Representatives Juan Candelaria (95th District), Pat Dillon (92nd District), Roland Lemar (96th District), Robyn Porter (94th District), Toni Walker (93rd District) and other area legislators.

This event is sponsored by Governor Dannel P. mallow & Lt. Governor nancy Wyman, Secretary of the State Denise Merrill, the Connecticut Department of Labor, the Department of Economic & Community Development, Workforce Alliance, Middlesex Community College, and the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce.

Location Info: 20 Chirch St., Conference Rm. N100, New Haven, CT

Contact Info: There will be a continental breakfast at 7:00 am Any questions, contace Kevin Massicotte at 860.263.6739 or e-mail. Click here to register on-line by September 14, 2015.

 Hunter's Ambulance 26th Annual Golf Classic

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 10:00 AM–1:00 PM
At The Farms Country Club

Description: Come join us for Hunter's 26th Annual Golf Classic.

10:00 am - Registration 11:00 am - Lunch will be served 12:00 pm - Shotgun Start Awards dinner following play.

Golfers must pay a fee of $195 to partake in the event which includes: Scramble format, greens fees, carts, lunch & Awards dinner, recognition in program, gift, raffles and prizes, awards, team photos, and a 50/50 poker run. Win over $10,000 in raffle prizes!

100% of the proceeds benefit the Hunter's Scholarship Fund In Memory of William Lawton and Carol Gillooly.

Location Info: 180 Cheshire Road, Wallingford CT

Contact Info: Sponsorship opportunies are available. For more information call (203) 514-5180 or "a href="http://www.huntersamb.com" target=_blank>visit their website to register, or e-mail Barbara Raffile.

 EANE/MAC Golf Tournament

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 11:30 AM
At Country Club of Waterbury

Description: Employers Association of the NorthEast and Manufacturing Alliance of Connecticut invite you to their Golf Tournament with lunch at 11:30 am and a Shotgun start at 12:30 pm. Cocktails, Dinner and Awards immediately following a day of golf.

Location Info: 1 Oronoke Rd., Waterbury

Contact Info: Cost for Golf, Lunch, and Dinner is $195.00. Cost for Dinner only is $75.00. Deadline for reservations is September 9th. For more information contact Don Marold at MAC/EANE at 203.596.1900 or e-mail.

 Save the Date 9/16/2015
Business BEFORE HOURS at HUBCAP Wallingford - Morning Business Networking Event

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 7:00 AM–9:00 AM
At HUBCAP Wallingford

Description: Start your day off right by making grerat business connections at this special event held in conjunction with Cheshire, Hamden, Midstate, and Quinnipiac Chambers of Commerce. Explore Wallingford Hubcap and find out how your business can benefit from this community organization.

Location Info: 128 Center St., Wallingford, CT.

Contact Info: Sponsored by Hubcap Wallingford in conjunction with Cheshrie, Hamden, Midstate, and Quinnipiac Chambers of Commerce. Call the Midstate Chamber at 203.235.7901 or info@midstatechamber.com

 W.B. Mason Vendor Show and Blowout Sale

Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 8:30 AM–5:00 PM
At W.B. Mason

Description: Join us to receive the latest product information from our top vendors including Rubbermaid Commercial Products, Keurig and Green Mountain Coffee, Kind, Sharpie, and Humanscale. Receive discount pricing on new, used, & 2nd's furniture. Enjoy free samples, catered lunch, giveaways, raffles, and more.

Location Info: 194 Research Parkway, Meriden

Contact Info: RSVP to your sales representative or e-mail.

 Maximizing Social Security

Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 6:00 PM–7:30 PM
At New York Life Southern CT General Office

Description: Maximixing Social Security is a special retirement planning workshop with expert guest presenter, Mary Beth Franklin. During this workshop, Mary Beth will share proven Social Security strategies and insight to incorporate in your retirement planning. Attendees will receive a free Social Security eBook written by Mary Beth Franklin. This is a unique opportunity for you to learn strategies to leverage Social Security and make the most of your retirement year!

Mary Beth Franklin is a personal finance and health issues expert for seniors. With a background as a Capitol Hill reporter, she offers an insiderís view of Washington regarding the prospects for reform of government entitlement programs and tax policy. She is a contributing editor for Investment News and writes regularly on Social Security issues and considerations. She has appeared on NBC's Today Show and CNN to discuss a variety of issues affecting older Americans.

Neither New York Life Insurance Company nor its agents provide tax, legal or accounting advice. This seminar is for informational purposes only. The guest speaker appearing at this seminar is solely responsible for the content of her presentation which may not necessarily represent the opinions of New York Life Insurance Company or its subsidiaries.

Location Info: 99 Hawley Ln., 4th Fl., Stratford, CT 06614

Contact Info: Space is limited. To reserve a seat, call Rick Wright at 203.910.3132 or e-mail.

 Lead Worker Certificate 2-Day Certificate Program

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Description: This interactive two-day certification program will help ensure that your Team Leaders are well prepared to perform at a high level. Through group discussions, exercises, role-plays, and action planning, participants will develop the skills they need to succeed as a Team Leader, and better understand how to apply those skills to their specific workplace situations. The second day for this course is on October 8th, 2015

Location Info: Pittsfield, MA

Contact Info: the cost of the 2 day course is $475. For more information or to register please call (877) 662-6444 for more information

 Funny Business - A Midstate Chamber Comedy Night

Friday, September 18, 2015 at 7:00 PM–9:30 PM
At PNA Park - Polish National Alliance - #513

Description: The Midstate Chamber of Commerce presentes a special night of Funny Business with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the United Way of Meriden and Wallingford. Enjoy an evening of laughter and a cash bar of beer and wine only. Bring your own snacks. Must be over 21 years old to attend.

Talent includes Headliner Linda Belt, Feature Rick Carino and Host Kevin Fitzgerald.

Doors open at 6:00pm.

Sponsorship Opportunities for EVERY BUDGET provide exposure for your biz before, during and after the event!

Table of 8 Sponsorship: $240: Reserved seating in front for 8; Home Page Ad on the Chambers Website for 3 months (please provide); Banner displayed at the event.

Table of 5 Sponsorship: $150 : - Reserved seating in front for ; Top of the Page Banner Ad on the Chambers Website for 3 months (please provide); Banner displayed at the event.

Location Info: 17 N Plains Hwy, Wallingford, CT.

Contact Info: Tickets are $20 per person by Sept. 11th; $25 per person after Sept. 11th. Sponsorship Opportunities FOR EVERY BUDGET are available (see above) so you can invite your employees, sales team, clients, vendors - the more the merrier.

 Congresswoman Esty Visits Meriden

Monday, September 21, 2015 at 2:00 PM–4:00 PM
At Augusta Curtis Cultural Center

Description: Congresswoman Esty will be visiting Meriden. Stop by the Augusta to meet Congresswoman Esty.

Location Info: 175 E. Main St., Meriden

Contact Info: For more information call 203.639.2856 or e-mail.

 Cyber Crime Seminar

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 7:30 AM–9:00 AM
At Central CT State University, Insitutue of Technology & business Development

Description: ASG Information Technologies would like to invite you to a very important Breakfast Seminar titled: "What Every Business Owner Must Know About Cyber-Criminals and How They Target You to Steal your Business Data, Your Cash, and Your Clients' Personal Information. At this FREE Cyber Crime Seminar, we are going to share with you some shocking information about cyber criminals that are targeting small and medium-sized businesses and what you NEED TO KNOW to protect your company and your employees.

Location Info: 185 Main St., Whitney Rm #305, New Britain

Contact Info: For more information or to register, click here or call 203.440.4413.

 Pause and Paint at the Augusta

Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 6:00 PM–9:00 PM
At Augusta Curtis Cultural Center

Description: Come and Celebrate your inner Artist! Please come join us to paint "Moon River". This is a fun and bold painting! I created it with the new painters in mind. Iíll take you through the simple few steps it takes to create this bold painting of a couple's silhouette in the moonlight! I am sure you will have FUN and enjoy bringing home your masterpiece! No artistic experience required. Bring your own Wine. Light Snack served during our break time. Please arrive 15 minutes early to enjoy a glass of wine and to mingle with fun people.

Location Info: 175 E. Main St., Meriden

Contact Info: Cost to attend is $45 per person. For more information call 203.639.2856. Click here for more information or to register.

 Chamber Breakfast Club Celebrates with CT DECD Commissioner Catherine Smith

Friday, September 25, 2015 at 7:30 AM–9:00 AM
At Villa Capri

Description: This is THE BEST WAY TO START YOUR DAY - you will make amazing connections at this event. The Midstate Chamber of Commerce of Commerce invites you to this breakfast as we welcome CT Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Catherine Smith.

In April 2011, Governor Dannel Malloy appointed Catherine to lead this state agency that is responsible for attracting and retaining businesses and jobs, revitalizing neighborhoods and communities, and fostering appropriate development in Connecticutís towns and cities .

Program is as follows: 7:30 to 8:00 - Arrival, Full Buffet Breakfast, Networking; 8:00 to 8:15 - Chamber Announcements, Recognition; 8:15 to 9:00 - Presentation with Q & A

Sponsored by Protein Sciences (Exclusive Platinum Sponsor), TD Bank (GOLD Sponsor) and Silver City Sports Bar & Grill (Bronze Sponsor). Sponsorship opportunities are available.

Location Info: 906 North Colony Road

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

 2015 Meriden City Council & Mayoral Candidate Forum

Monday, September 28, 2015 at 6:00 PM–8:30 PM
At Washington Middle School

Description: Save the dateÖdetails to follow.

Location Info: 1225 N. Broad St., Meriden

 Chamber Education/Technology Committee Meeting

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 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.

 Valentin Karate Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 5:00 PM–6:00 PM
At Valentin Karate

Description: The Midstate Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Valentin Karate will celebrate their Grand Opening of their new home on South Colony Street, Meriden with a Ribbon Cutting Gathering.

ALL are WELCOME and invited to the celebration to connect with the attendees and community leaders in attendance and meet the staff and contractors that worked on the new location!

Valentin Karate provides Martial Arts Instruction for over 22 years and offer programs in Karate, Capoeria, BJJ, and they do Birthday Parties.

Location Info: 75 South Colony Street, Meriden, CT 06450

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

 Chamber Young Business Leaders Committee Meeting

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 12:00 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. Weíll 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.

October 2015

 Main and Vine

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Description: Save the date for the annual Main and Vine. More info to come.

Location Info: 50 W. Main St., Meriden

Contact Info: Tickets are available at the Augusta Curtis Cultural Center at 203.639.2856 or e-mail. All tickets purchased from the Augusta will benefit programs at the Center.

 Safety Professionals Roundtable by Employers Association of the NorthEast

Friday, October 02, 2015 at 8:00 AM–10:00 AM
At Employers Association of the NorthEast

Description: Employers Association of the NorthEast invites you to participate in their 2015-2016 Safety Professionals Roundtable meetings on the first Friday of each month. Instructor will be Peter Brunault, Esq. Join other organizations' safety professionals for open discussions, presentations and question-and-answer periods. Hear from area consultants about the latest safety issues, trends and solutions.

Location Info: Agawam, MA

Contact Info: The cost for the season (October through May) is $200.00. For more information or to register on-line, click here or call Michelle Gneda at 877-662-6444 or e-mail.

 2015 Fly-In Festival

Saturday, October 03, 2015 at 9:00 AM–3:00 PM
At Meriden-Markham Airport

Description: The 2015 Fly-In Festival will have Aircraft Judging, Display of Aircraft, Aviation Seminars, Yankee Clippers Flight Demonstration, Life Star Air medical Transport, Eagle One Search & Rescue Helicopter, Food, Music, Entertainment, Vendors, Bounce House, Face Painting, Meriden Police Department Vehicles, Meriden Fire Department Vehicles, Amber Alert Child Identification Registration, Antique Police and Fire Vehicles, Hunter's Ambulance, Meriden Fire Department, So. Meriden Volunteer Fire Department, and more.

Sponsored by: Meriden Fly In Committee in collaboration with the Civil Air Patrol, E.A.A., Chapter 27, Silver City Flying Club, and the Meriden Aviation Commission.

Location Info: 213 Evansville Ave., So. Meriden

Contact Info: Free admission. Rain date will be October 10, 2015. Sponsorship opportunities are available. All proceeds will help maintain our airport. Donations happily accepted. To register y our plane for judging or for more information, click here to visit their website.

 91st Open Member Show at Gallery 53

Saturday, October 03, 2015 through Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Description: Gallery 53 will be hosting their 91st Open Member Show. Reception will be Saturday, October 3rd from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.

Location Info: 53 Colony St., Meriden

Contact Info: Click here to visit their website for more information or call 203.235.5347.

 Chamber Government and Business Development Committee

Monday, October 05, 2015 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.

 Business After Hours Hosted by Masonicare

Tuesday, October 06, 2015 at 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
At Masonicare

Description: Masonicare would like to invite all Chamber members and their staff to their Business After Hours. Enjoy Tour, Door Prizes, Networking and Refreshments!

Location Info: 22 Masonic Way, Wallingford

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

 Chamber Health and Wellness Council Meeting

Wednesday, October 07, 2015 at 8:30 AM
At DCF

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: One West Main St, Meriden

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

 Note New Time! Chamber Marketing & Publicity Committee Meeting

Wednesday, October 07, 2015 at 4:00 PM
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, October 08, 2015 at 9:00 AM–12:00 PM
At Chamber of Commerce

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

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

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

 Chamber Ambassadors - Membership Committee Meeting

Thursday, October 08, 2015 at 4:00 PM–5:00 PM
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.

 Finance Roundtable by Employers Association of the NorthEast

Friday, October 09, 2015 at 8:00 AM–10:00 AM
At Employers Association of the NorthEast

Description: Employers Association of the NorthEast invites you to participate in their 2015-2016 Finance Roundtable meetings on the second Friday of each month. Instructor will be Meredith Wise, SPHR .

This Roundtable is held in conjuction with the Institute of Management Accountants, Springfield Chapter. CEU's are awarded to participants!

Past Topics have included: - Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance - New Tax Laws and Regulations - Document Retention & Destruction - Balanced Scorecard - Fiduciary Responsibility & Liability - Banking Relationships

Location Info: Holyoke, MA

Contact Info: The cost for the season (October through May) is $200.00. For more information or to register on-line, click here or call Michelle Gneda at 877-662-6444 or e-mail.

 IT Networking Roundtable by Employers Association of the NorthEast

Friday, October 09, 2015 at 8:00 AM–10:00 AM
At Employers Association of the NorthEast

Description: Employers Association of the NorthEast invites you to participate in their 2015-2016 IT Networking Roundtable meetings on the second Friday every other month. Instructors will be Pam Thornton and Allison Edner .

We have partnered with FIT Staffing to offer this roundtable for IT professionals to help foster communication and information sharing among participants. The monthly sessions are designed to provide opportunities to stay abreast of the latest technology issues with presentations and discussions which draw on the resources and knowledge of the group.

Topics on tap include: emerging technologies, social engineering and data security. And, as always, it's a great chance to network with colleagues.

Location Info: Agawam, MA

Contact Info: The cost for the season (September through May) is $200.00. For more information or to register on-line, click here or call Michelle Gneda at 877-662-6444 or e-mail.

 Business Executive Roundtable by Employers Association of the NorthEast

Friday, October 09, 2015 at 8:30 AM–10:30 AM
At ADNET Technologies

Description: Employers Association of the NorthEast invites you to participate in their 2015-2016 Business Executive Roundtable meetings on the second Friday of each month. Instructors are Clear Vision Alliance - Ravi Kulkami and Lynn Turner / Mark Adams, Esq., SPHR. The Business Executives Roundtable creates an atmosphere where business owners, executives, or senior managers can brainstorm, explore and discuss challenges they face in running and growing the business.

Location Info: Farmington

Contact Info: The cost for the season (September through May) is $600.00 for members and $800 for non-members. For more information or to register on-line, click here or call Michelle Gneda at 877-662-6444 or e-mail.

 3rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament by Nucor Steel Connecticut

Friday, October 09, 2015 at 8:30 AM–5:00 PM
At Lyman Orchards Golf Club

Description: Nucor Steel Connecticut presents the 3rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament with this year's proceeds to benefit the Wallingford Fire Department and the Spanish Community Center of Wallingford.

8:30 am - Registration, breakfast 9:30 am - Scramble Start 2:20 pm - Banquet, Awards, Raffles

Each player will receive a 6" Lyman Orchards "Best in CT" Apple Pie.

Location Info: Middlefield, CT

Contact Info: Sponsorship opportunities available. Cost is $575 for a foursome or $150 per golfer. Cost includes green fee, cart, range balls, breakfast & banquet following the tournament. For more information contact Tracy Guyette at 203.265.0615 or e-maiol.

 Chamber Hispanic Outreach Leaders in Action Meeting

Friday, October 09, 2015 at 12:00 PM–1:00 PM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

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 Meridenís Bicentennial and in October which is Hispanic Heritage Month
- Share success stories of the group
- Encourage and mentor the youth by providing excellent Hispanic role models
- Have some fun!

Open to ALL!

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

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

 Meriden Historical Society Tag Sale

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Description: The Meriden Historical Society will hold a Tag Sale with a rain date of the Saturday following each originally scheduled date. The cost is a $15.00 ($10.00 for members) donation to the Society per set-up. Donations of items to the Society's Table, such as decorative items, collectibles, paintings, photos, jewelry or small household items in working condition, can be dropped off at the Societyís Research center on any Wednesday between 2:00 and 4:30 pm.

Location Info: 1090 Hanover Ave., South Meriden

Contact Info: For more information call 203-639-1913. Please leave a message. Weíll get back to you.

 New Date Chamber Board of Directors Meeting

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 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 Chamberís 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.

 Quinnipiac University's 32nd Annual Career Fair

Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 1:30 PM–4:30 PM
At Quinnipiac University

Description: Quinnipiac University is pleased to invite you to participate in its premier networking event of the year - the 32nd Annual Career Fair. There is no fee to attend. Participating is a time and cost efficient opportunity to promote your organization to over 8,000 students. Your registration will include: the opportunity to connect with students from Business, Communications, Health Sciences, and Arts & Sciences, and Arts & Sciences; an exhibit area consisting of 1 8' table and 2 chairs, electricity may be requested but not guaranteed (please bring your own table cloth); a lising in the Career Fair Company Contacts which will include the name and address of your organization, the name, title, and telephone number of your representative, and your organization's website address. In addition, the program will include a listing of the disciples from which your organization selects candidates, and thepotential availability of internships as well as full-time, part-time or summer employment opportunities.

Location Info: 275 Mount Carmel Ave., Hamden

Contact Info: 12:30 to 1:30 pm - Booth/Table set up 1:30 to 4:30 pm - Career Fair 4:30 to 5:00 pm - booth/Table Breakdown & Departure Click here to register or call Jill Ferrall, Associate Dean, School of Business Career Development at 203.582.3655 or Lindsay Falcone at 203.582.3645 or e-mail.

 Business After Hours - John L. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home

Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
At Violi's Restaurant

Description: The Ferry Family would like to invite you to this special Business After Hours. More information to come. Enjoy Networking, Refreshments, Door Prizes, and more.

Location Info: 688 Westfield Rd., Meriden

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

 Educational Empowerment Forum-A Candid Conversation on Youth Substance in Meriden

Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 6:30 PM–8:00 PM
At Lincoln Middle School

Description: Meriden Healthy Youth Coaliltion, Meriden Public Schools, and Rushford present this free community event - Educational Empowerment Forum - A candid conversation on youth substance use in Meriden. This forum will feature nationally recognized experts on substance use - Judge Jodi Debbrect and former DEA Agent Robert Stutman.

Location Info: 164 Centennial Ave., Meriden

Contact Info: This event is opent to all members of the public over the age of 18 including parents, teachers, coaches, and anyone who looks out for our children! For more information, contact Krystle Blake at 203.238.6800 or e-mail.

 Human Resources Roundtable by Employers Association of the NorthEast

Friday, October 16, 2015 at 8:00 AM–10:00 AM
At Yarde Metals

Description: Employers Association of the NorthEast invites you to participate in their 2015-2016 Human Resources Roundtable meetings on the third Friday of each month. Instructor will be Mark Adams, Esq., SPHR. Roundtables create an interactive environment for participants to exchange current practices in a confidential setting. Your willingness to share your insights in a peer-to-peer format will enhance the success of the roundtable.

Location Info: Southington

Contact Info: The cost for the season (October through May) is $200.00. For more information or to register on-line, click here or call Michelle Gneda at 877-662-6444 or e-mail.

 Labor Roundtable by Employers Association of the NorthEast

Friday, October 16, 2015 at 8:30 AM–10:30 AM
At Employers Association of the NorthEast

Description: Employers Association of the NorthEast invites you to participate in their 2015-2016 Labor Roundtable meetings. Instructors are Mark Adams, Esq., SPHR / Peter Brunault, Esq., SPHR.

EANE has partnered with the law firm of Skoler, Abbott & Presser P.C. to facilitate the labor roundtables for 2015 at our Agawam training facility. The series will be dedicated exclusively to labor relations issues that impact employers in both union and non-union environments. The Labor Roundtables will provide a unique opportunity for HR and labor relations professionals to engage in an interchange with colleagues and labor experts regarding: - significant labor relations developments, - current and future trends, - responsive implementation strategies, - practical insights regarding critical labor issues that ultimately affect the success of their organization.

Location Info: Agawam, MA

Contact Info: The cost for the season (October through May/June) is $100.00. For more information or to register on-line, click here or call Michelle Gneda at 877-662-6444 or e-mail.

 Family Health, Wellness, and Safety Expo

Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 10:00 AM–3:00 PM
At Westfield Meriden Mall

Description: The Health & Wellness Council of the Midstate Chamber of Commerce invite you to attend and/or exhibit at our Annual Family Health, Wellness, & Safety Expo. Free admission to attend with oddles of fun, information & give-aways for all ages while learning about your physical health, home health, financial health, and more. Enjoy over 30 exhibitors. Flublok will be available (insurance accepted). Noon Public Safety Award Ceremony at Center Court to honor Public Service Workers includin Police & Fire and Hunter's EMS with appearances by Area Leaders and Elected Officials. Live demos in center court.

Location Info: 470 Lewis Ave., Meriden

Contact Info: Exhibitor commitment due by Sept. 15th to guarantee placement on banner and promotion for this event. Exhibitor space is $200 for members and Westfield Mall retailers, $500 for non-members. Sponsorship opportunities are available.

 Lunch & Learn: Slips, Trips and Falls

Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 11:30 AM
At Meriden Senior Citizen Center

Description: Are you concerned about your risk of falling? Cheryl Olson, Masonicare at Home's program manager of mobile health technolgies, will present "Slips, Trips, and Falls" - a discussion about what you can do to prevent falls in the home.

Location Info: 22 W. Main St., Meriden

Contact Info: Please RSVP to the Meriden Senior Center at 203.237.0066 by October 17th. This free program will follow a complimentary lunch at 11:30 am.

 5th Annual Evening of Wonder Gala

Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 6:00 PM
At Hartford Marriott Downtown

Description: Wheeler Clinic presents their 5th Annual Evening of Wonder Gala celebrates recovery, health and growth at all stages of life and honors leaders who are committed to delivering integrated are and building health equity in underserved communities.

The honorees include Sharon D. Langer, M.Ed., J.D., Advocacy Director, Connecticut Voices for Children; Jose Ortiz, MBA, MS, LADC, President and Chief Executive Officer, Hispanic Health Council; Gregory Scott, Vice Chairman and National Sector Leader, Health Plans, Deloitte LLP; Adam R. Silverman, MD, FACP, Vice President for Ambulatory Strategy and Development, Saint Francis Care; and Brad Witte, Ph.D., Care Management Director, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield.

"Our honorees this year include an array of professionals and organizations who share a strong commitment to reducing health disparities and ensuring that health care is accessible to everyone, particularly our most vulnerable populations," said Susan Walkama, LCSW, President and Chief Executive Officer, Wheeler Clinic.

Proceeds from Evening of Wonder support Wheelerís continuum of coordinated, integrated primary and behavioral health care services. Connecticut Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman serves as the eventís Honorary Chair, and WFSB - Channel 3 Eyewitness News Anchors Dennis House and Kara Sundlun will serve as the event masters of ceremonies. Aetna returns as the Presenting Sponsor and has provided leadership support for this event since 2011. This year, additional top supporters include Broadcast Sponsor WFSB - Channel 3 Eyewitness News, Platinum Sponsors Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna and Northwestern Mutual, and Print Sponsor C&R Marketing Services of Bristol. Jake Biscoglio and William D. Gombatz, Wheeler trustees, serve as event co-chairs.

Location Info: Hartford, CT

Contact Info: Reception and Silent Auction begins at 6:00 pm followed by dinner and a dynamic live auction at 7:00 pm along with dancing and live entertainment. Click here for details about sponsorship, donating an auction item and registration. For more information, call Jennifer McHale at 860-793-4214 or e-mail.

 Business After Hours Featuring the Bradley Home

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
At Bradley Home

Description: The Bradley Home would like to invite all Chamber members and their staff to tour their newly renovated facility. Enjoy Tour, Door Prizes, Networking and Refreshments!

Location Info: 320 Colony St., Meriden

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

 Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus

Thursday, October 22, 2015 through Sunday, October 25, 2015

Description: The Webster Bank Arena is pleased to announce that Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus will be performing at the arena.

Location Info: 600 Main St., Bridgeport

Contact Info: Group pricing starts at $14.50 prior to September 1st. Please call Evan Paradis directly at 203.345.4828 for tickets.

 Saint Joseph School 100th Anniversary Gala at Aqua Turf

Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 6:30 PM–11:30 PM
At Aqua Turf

Description: 2015 marks Saint Joseph School's 100 year anniversary. We are hosting a gala in October to celebrate. ALL are invited to attend this very special milestone affair.

$85 per person, $160 per couple, $650 table of 8 Open bar, dinner and live music Black tie optional.

Location Info: 556 Mulberry St., Plantsville

Contact Info: To purchase tickets, please contact Lisa Suzio, Director of Development at 203.440.1899 or at development@sjs-meriden.org

 Chamber Education/Technology Committee Meeting

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 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 Young Business Leaders Committee Meeting

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 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. Weíll 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.

 Hubbard Park Charity Race Series: Storm the Castle 10K & 5K

Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 9:00 AM
At Hubbard Park, Meriden CT

Description: Register (by April 1, 2015) to run in all six races to receive discount pricing. Incentives and prize drawings for registering for four or more of these races! All Races $25 Advance, $30 Same Day. (10K at 9:00AM, 5K at 9:30 AM) Raising funds for the charitable projects of the Dan M. Hunter Memorial Fund.

Contact Info: www.racehubbardpark.com

November 2015

 Chamber Government and Business Development Committee

Monday, November 02, 2015 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 Health and Wellness Council Meeting

Wednesday, November 04, 2015 at 8:30 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

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 301, Meriden

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

 Note New Time! Chamber Marketing & Publicity Committee Meeting

Wednesday, November 04, 2015 at 4:00 PM
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.

 Save the Date Business After Hours at Child Guidance

Thursday, November 05, 2015 at 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
At Child Guidance

Description: Save the date for this special Business After Hours showcasing Child Guidance Clinic for Central CT, Inc. More information to come.

Location Info: 384 Pratt St., Meriden

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

 Chamber Ambassadors - Membership Committee Meeting

Thursday, November 12, 2015 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.

 SCORE - Counseling Sessions for Businesses

Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 9:00 AM–12:00 PM
At Chamber of Commerce

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

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

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

 Chamber Hispanic Outreach Leaders in Action Meeting

Friday, November 13, 2015 at 12:00 PM–1:00 PM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

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 Meridenís Bicentennial and in October which is Hispanic Heritage Month
- Share success stories of the group
- Encourage and mentor the youth by providing excellent Hispanic role models
- Have some fun!

Open to ALL!

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

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

 Chamber Young Business Leaders Committee Meeting

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 12:00 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. Weíll 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.

 Business After Hours - Farms Country Club

Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
At Farms Country Club

Description: The Midstate, Cheshire, 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 members 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 Education/Technology Committee Meeting

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 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.

 Gallery 53 Holiday Fair

Friday, November 27, 2015 through Thursday, December 24, 2015

Description: Mark your calendar for Gallery 53's Holiday Fair. More information to come.

Location Info: 53 Colony St., Meriden

December 2015

 Chamber Health and Wellness Council Meeting

Wednesday, December 02, 2015 at 8:30 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

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 301, Meriden

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

 Note New Time! Chamber Marketing & Publicity Committee Meeting

Wednesday, December 02, 2015 at 4:00 PM
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.

 CTPTAP Presentation and ION Bank Business After Hours

Wednesday, December 02, 2015 at 4:15 PM–7:00 PM
At ION Bank East Side Branch

Description: ION Bank is pleased to sponsor the Connecticut Procurement Technical Assistance Program information sessionÖwhich will be immediately followed by a Business After Hours. This is a great opportunity to find out how to do MORE business with the State of CT in 2016 by "Solving the puzzle of government contracting!" You wonít want to miss this one!

The CTPTAP Presentation will run from 4:15 until 5:00 p.m. and the Business After Hours is from 5:00 through 7:00 p.m.

When you RSVP, please indicate each (hopefully BOTH) of the program that you are RSVPing for!

In the meanwhile, you can visit http://www.ctptap.org/ for more details.

Location Info: 1231 E. Main St., Meriden, CT

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

 Save the Date 12/3/2015
Wiine tasting the for the benefits of Spanish Community of Wallingford

Thursday, December 03, 2015

Description: Latino Winemakers

Location Info: Wallingfrod

 Chamber Government and Business Development Committee

Monday, December 07, 2015 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.

 New Date Chamber Board of Directors Meeting

Wednesday, December 09, 2015 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 Chamberís 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 10, 2015 at 9:00 AM–12:00 PM
At Chamber of Commerce

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

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

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

 Chamber Ambassadors - Membership Committee Meeting

Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 4:00 PM–5:00 PM
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 Hispanic Outreach Leaders in Action Meeting

Friday, December 11, 2015 at 12:00 PM–1:00 PM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

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 Meridenís Bicentennial and in October which is Hispanic Heritage Month
- Share success stories of the group
- Encourage and mentor the youth by providing excellent Hispanic role models
- Have some fun!

Open to ALL!

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

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

 Chamber Education/Technology Committee Meeting

Tuesday, December 29, 2015 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.

January 2016

 Chamber Government and Business Development Committee

Monday, January 04, 2016 at 8:30 AM
At Chamber Board Room

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

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

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

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

 Chamber Health and Wellness Council Meeting

Wednesday, January 06, 2016 at 8:30 AM
At Midstate Medical Center

Description: The Health and Wellness Council of Midstate Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to identifying and promoting best practices in community and employee health and wellness through advocacy for healthcare access, literacy, policy and programs, building healthier communities in the workplace and beyond.

Location Info: 435 Lewis Ave, Meriden CT

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

 Chamber Marketing & Publicity Committee Meeting

Wednesday, January 06, 2016 at 4:00 PM
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, January 13, 2016 at 3:30 PM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

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

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

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

 Chamber Ambassadors - Membership Committee Meeting

Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 8:30 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 second Thursday 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, January 14, 2016 at 9:00 AM–12:00 PM
At Chamber of Commerce

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

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

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

 Chamber Hispanic Outreach Leaders in Action Meeting

Friday, January 15, 2016 at 12:00 PM–1:00 PM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: Chamber Hispanic Outreach Leaders in Action Meeting 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 Meridenís Bicentennial and in October which is Hispanic Heritage Month
- Share success stories of the group
- Encourage and mentor the youth by providing excellent Hispanic role models
- Have some fun!

Open to ALL!

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

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

 Chamber Education/Technology Committee Meeting

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 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. Suite 301 Meriden,CT

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

 Chamber Young Business Leaders Committee Meeting

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 4:00 PM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: As one of the newest committees affiliated with the Chamber, members of the Young Business Leaders come together to engage in community life and expand professional and social opportunities. This group is geared toward professionals between the ages of 21 and 39 however the young at heart are always welcome. All committee chairs and officers must be between the ages of 21-39. We welcome new members to serve as ambassadors for the Central Connecticut area.

YBL meetings are held twice per month, including a morning business meeting held at the Midstate Chamber of Commerce and an evening social meeting held at various restaurants throughout the local area. Each meeting poses the opportunity to meet new people and develop projects that enrich our community.

For more information, contact the YBL chairman, Trey Bongiovanni, or any other member. Weíll 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.

 Regional Legislative Breakfast with members of our State delegation

Friday, January 29, 2016 at 7:30 AM–9:30 AM
At TBA

Description: Save the Date!

This event is generously sponsored by AT&T!

February 2016

 Chamber Government and Business Development Committee

Monday, February 01, 2016 at 8:30 AM
At Chamber Board Room

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

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

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

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

 Chamber Health and Wellness Council Meeting

Wednesday, February 03, 2016 at 8:30 AM
At Midstate Medical Center

Description: The Health and Wellness Council of Midstate Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to identifying and promoting best practices in community and employee health and wellness through advocacy for healthcare access, literacy, policy and programs, building healthier communities in the workplace and beyond.

Location Info: 435 Lewis Ave, Meriden CT

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

 Chamber Marketing & Publicity Committee Meeting

Wednesday, February 03, 2016 at 4:00 PM
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, February 10, 2016 at 3:30 PM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

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

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

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

 Chamber Ambassadors - Membership Committee Meeting

Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 8:30 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 second Thursday 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, February 11, 2016 at 9:00 AM–12:00 PM
At Chamber of Commerce

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

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

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

 Chamber Hispanic Outreach Leaders in Action Meeting

Friday, February 19, 2016 at 12:00 PM–1:00 PM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

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 Meridenís Bicentennial and in October which is Hispanic Heritage Month
- Share success stories of the group
- Encourage and mentor the youth by providing excellent Hispanic role models
- Have some fun!

Open to ALL!

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

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

 Chamber Education/Technology Committee Meeting

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 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 Street Suite 301 Meriden,CT

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

 Chamber Young Business Leaders Committee Meeting

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 4:00 PM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: As one of the newest committees affiliated with the Chamber, members of the Young Business Leaders come together to engage in community life and expand professional and social opportunities. This group is geared toward professionals between the ages of 21 and 39 however the young at heart are always welcome. All committee chairs and officers must be between the ages of 21-39. We welcome new members to serve as ambassadors for the Central Connecticut area.

YBL meetings are held twice per month, including a morning business meeting held at the Midstate Chamber of Commerce and an evening social meeting held at various restaurants throughout the local area. Each meeting poses the opportunity to meet new people and develop projects that enrich our community.

For more information, contact the YBL chairman, Trey Bongiovanni, or any other member. Weíll 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.

March 2016

 Chamber Health and Wellness Council Meeting

Wednesday, March 02, 2016 at 8:30 AM
At Midstate Medical Center

Description: The Health and Wellness Council of Midstate Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to identifying and promoting best practices in community and employee health and wellness through advocacy for healthcare access, literacy, policy and programs, building healthier communities in the workplace and beyond.

Location Info: 435 Lewis Ave, Meriden CT

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

 Chamber Marketing & Publicity Committee Meeting

Wednesday, March 02, 2016 at 4:00 PM
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, March 09, 2016 at 3:30 PM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

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

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

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

 Chamber Ambassadors - Membership Committee Meeting

Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 8:30 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 second Thursday 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, March 10, 2016 at 9:00 AM–12:00 PM
At Chamber of Commerce

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

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

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

 Chamber Hispanic Outreach Leaders in Action Meeting

Friday, March 18, 2016 at 12:00 PM–1:00 PM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

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 Meridenís Bicentennial and in October which is Hispanic Heritage Month
- Share success stories of the group
- Encourage and mentor the youth by providing excellent Hispanic role models
- Have some fun!

Open to ALL!

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

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

 Chamber Education/Technology Committee Meeting

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 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 Street Suite 301 Meriden,CT

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

 Chamber Young Business Leaders Committee Meeting

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 4:00 PM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: As one of the newest committees affiliated with the Chamber, members of the Young Business Leaders come together to engage in community life and expand professional and social opportunities. This group is geared toward professionals between the ages of 21 and 39 however the young at heart are always welcome. All committee chairs and officers must be between the ages of 21-39. We welcome new members to serve as ambassadors for the Central Connecticut area.

YBL meetings are held twice per month, including a morning business meeting held at the Midstate Chamber of Commerce and an evening social meeting held at various restaurants throughout the local area. Each meeting poses the opportunity to meet new people and develop projects that enrich our community.

For more information, contact the YBL chairman, Trey Bongiovanni, or any other member. Weíll 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.

April 2016

 Chamber Government and Business Development Committee

Monday, April 04, 2016 at 8:30 AM
At Chamber Board Room

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

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

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

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

 Chamber Health and Wellness Council Meeting

Wednesday, April 06, 2016 at 8:30 AM
At Midstate Medical Center

Description: The Health and Wellness Council of Midstate Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to identifying and promoting best practices in community and employee health and wellness through advocacy for healthcare access, literacy, policy and programs, building healthier communities in the workplace and beyond.

Location Info: 435 Lewis Ave, Meriden CT

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

 Chamber Marketing & Publicity Committee Meeting

Wednesday, April 06, 2016 at 4:00 PM
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, April 13, 2016 at 3:30 PM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

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

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

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

 Chamber Ambassadors - Membership Committee Meeting

Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 8:30 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 second Thursday 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, April 14, 2016 at 9:00 AM–12:00 PM
At Chamber of Commerce

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

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

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

 Chamber Education/Technology Committee Meeting

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 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 Street Suite 301 Meriden,CT

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

 Chamber Young Business Leaders Committee Meeting

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 4:00 PM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: As one of the newest committees affiliated with the Chamber, members of the Young Business Leaders come together to engage in community life and expand professional and social opportunities. This group is geared toward professionals between the ages of 21 and 39 however the young at heart are always welcome. All committee chairs and officers must be between the ages of 21-39. We welcome new members to serve as ambassadors for the Central Connecticut area.

YBL meetings are held twice per month, including a morning business meeting held at the Midstate Chamber of Commerce and an evening social meeting held at various restaurants throughout the local area. Each meeting poses the opportunity to meet new people and develop projects that enrich our community.

For more information, contact the YBL chairman, Trey Bongiovanni, or any other member. Weíll 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.

May 2016

 Chamber Government and Business Development Committee

Monday, May 02, 2016 at 8:30 AM
At Chamber Board Room

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

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

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

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

 Chamber Health and Wellness Council Meeting

Wednesday, May 04, 2016 at 8:30 AM
At Midstate Medical Center

Description: The Health and Wellness Council of Midstate Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to identifying and promoting best practices in community and employee health and wellness through advocacy for healthcare access, literacy, policy and programs, building healthier communities in the workplace and beyond.

Location Info: 435 Lewis Ave, Meriden CT

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

 Chamber Marketing & Publicity Committee Meeting

Wednesday, May 04, 2016 at 4:00 PM
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, May 11, 2016 at 3:30 PM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

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

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

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

 Chamber Ambassadors - Membership Committee Meeting

Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 8:30 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 second Thursday 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, May 12, 2016 at 9:00 AM–12:00 PM
At Chamber of Commerce

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

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

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

 Chamber Hispanic Outreach Leaders in Action Meeting

Friday, May 20, 2016 at 12:00 PM–1:00 PM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

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 Meridenís Bicentennial and in October which is Hispanic Heritage Month
- Share success stories of the group
- Encourage and mentor the youth by providing excellent Hispanic role models
- Have some fun!

Open to ALL!

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

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

 Chamber Young Business Leaders Committee Meeting

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 4:00 PM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: As one of the newest committees affiliated with the Chamber, members of the Young Business Leaders come together to engage in community life and expand professional and social opportunities. This group is geared toward professionals between the ages of 21 and 39 however the young at heart are always welcome. All committee chairs and officers must be between the ages of 21-39. We welcome new members to serve as ambassadors for the Central Connecticut area.

YBL meetings are held twice per month, including a morning business meeting held at the Midstate Chamber of Commerce and an evening social meeting held at various restaurants throughout the local area. Each meeting poses the opportunity to meet new people and develop projects that enrich our community.

For more information, contact the YBL chairman, Trey Bongiovanni, or any other member. Weíll 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.

 Chamber Education/Technology Committee Meeting

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 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 Street Suite 301 Meriden, CT

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

June 2016

 Chamber Health and Wellness Council Meeting

Wednesday, June 01, 2016 at 8:30 AM
At Midstate Medical Center

Description: The Health and Wellness Council of Midstate Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to identifying and promoting best practices in community and employee health and wellness through advocacy for healthcare access, literacy, policy and programs, building healthier communities in the workplace and beyond.

Location Info: 435 Lewis Ave, Meriden CT

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

 Chamber Marketing & Publicity Committee Meeting

Wednesday, June 01, 2016 at 4:00 PM
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 Government and Business Development Committee

Monday, June 06, 2016 at 8:30 AM
At Chamber Board Room

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

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

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

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

 Chamber Board of Directors Meeting

Wednesday, June 08, 2016 at 3:30 PM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

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

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

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

 Chamber Ambassadors - Membership Committee Meeting

Thursday, June 09, 2016 at 8:30 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 second Thursday of each month.

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

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

 SCORE - Counseling Sessions for Businesses

Thursday, June 09, 2016 at 9:00 AM–12:00 PM
At Chamber of Commerce

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

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

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

 Chamber Hispanic Outreach Leaders in Action Meeting

Friday, June 17, 2016 at 12:00 PM–1:00 PM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: The 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 Meridenís Bicentennial and in October which is Hispanic Heritage Month
- Share success stories of the group
- Encourage and mentor the youth by providing excellent Hispanic role models
- Have some fun!

Open to ALL!

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

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

 Chamber Education/Technology Committee Meeting

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 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 Street Suite 301 Meriden, CT

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

 Chamber Young Business Leaders Committee Meeting

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 4:00 PM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: As one of the newest committees affiliated with the Chamber, members of the Young Business Leaders come together to engage in community life and expand professional and social opportunities. This group is geared toward professionals between the ages of 21 and 39 however the young at heart are always welcome. All committee chairs and officers must be between the ages of 21-39. We welcome new members to serve as ambassadors for the Central Connecticut area.

YBL meetings are held twice per month, including a morning business meeting held at the Midstate Chamber of Commerce and an evening social meeting held at various restaurants throughout the local area. Each meeting poses the opportunity to meet new people and develop projects that enrich our community.

For more information, contact the YBL chairman, Trey Bongiovanni, or any other member. Weíll be glad to answer any questions you have, and of course, tell you why you should become the newest member!

Location Info: 3 Colony Street Suite 301

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

July 2016

 Chamber Government and Business Development Committee

Monday, July 04, 2016 at 8:30 AM
At Chamber Board Room

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

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

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

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

 Chamber Health and Wellness Council Meeting

Wednesday, July 06, 2016 at 8:30 AM
At Midstate Medical Center

Description: The Health and Wellness Council of Midstate Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to identifying and promoting best practices in community and employee health and wellness through advocacy for healthcare access, literacy, policy and programs, building healthier communities in the workplace and beyond.

Location Info: 435 Lewis Ave, Meriden CT

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

 Chamber Marketing & Publicity Committee Meeting

Wednesday, July 06, 2016 at 4:00 PM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: 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, July 13, 2016 at 3:30 PM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

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

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

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

 Chamber Ambassadors - Membership Committee Meeting

Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 8:30 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: The 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 second Thursday of each month.

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

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

 SCORE - Counseling Sessions for Businesses

Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 9:00 AM–12:00 PM
At Chamber of Commerce

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

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

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

 Chamber Hispanic Outreach Leaders in Action Meeting

Friday, July 15, 2016 at 12:00 PM–1:00 PM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: The 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 Meridenís Bicentennial and in October which is Hispanic Heritage Month
- Share success stories of the group
- Encourage and mentor the youth by providing excellent Hispanic role models
- Have some fun!

Open to ALL!

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

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

 Chamber Education/Technology Committee Meeting

Monday, July 25, 2016 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 Street Suite 301 Meriden, CT

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

 Chamber Young Business Leaders Committee Meeting

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 4:00 PM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: As one of the newest committees affiliated with the Chamber, members of the Young Business Leaders come together to engage in community life and expand professional and social opportunities. This group is geared toward professionals between the ages of 21 and 39 however the young at heart are always welcome. All committee chairs and officers must be between the ages of 21-39. We welcome new members to serve as ambassadors for the Central Connecticut area.

YBL meetings are held twice per month, including a morning business meeting held at the Midstate Chamber of Commerce and an evening social meeting held at various restaurants throughout the local area. Each meeting poses the opportunity to meet new people and develop projects that enrich our community.

For more information, contact the YBL chairman, Trey Bongiovanni, or any other member. Weíll be glad to answer any questions you have, and of course, tell you why you should become the newest member!

Location Info: 3 Colony Street Suite 301

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

August 2016

 Chamber Government and Business Development Committee

Monday, August 01, 2016 at 8:30 AM
At Chamber Board Room

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

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

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

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

 2016 Travelers Championship

Monday, August 01, 2016 through Sunday, August 07, 2016

Description: HARTFORD, Conn., July 23, 2015 -- The Travelers Championship today announced the 2016 event will be held August 1 - 7. The tournament, typically played in June, will be moved to August for one year to accommodate the Olympic year PGA TOUR schedule and updates to TPC River Highlands that will enhance the fan and player experiences. The 2017 Travelers Championship will return to its customary third week in June.

"Golf's return to the Olympics for the first time since 1904 will affect the majority of PGA TOUR events taking place from June through August," said Travelers Championship Tournament Director, Nathan Grube. "By working closely with the PGA TOUR, we identified the best timing for recruiting a strong player field and finishing the planned modifications to TPC River Highlands."

Next year's August date allows for the completion of a multi-million dollar course project at TPC River Highlands. Fan and competitive enhancements to the course will begin in the fall and are slated to be completed in 2016. Some of these updates include new areas for grandstands and fan viewing around the signature four finishing holes, modifications to greens, and renovations to bunkers throughout the course. Holding the tournament in August for one year will allow additional time to ensure the course will be ready to host world-class PGA TOUR competition.

"We're already looking forward to another great tournament that will generate significant funds for charity in 2016," added Andy Bessette, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer for Travelers. "With the 2016 PGA Championship in New Jersey the week before our event, we're expecting the 2016 Travelers Championship field to be as strong as ever."

Location Info: Cromwell, CT.

Contact Info: For more information about the Travelers Championship, visit TravelersChampionship.com, Facebook.com/TravelersChampionship, or @TravelersChamp on Twitter.

 Chamber Health and Wellness Council Meeting

Wednesday, August 03, 2016 at 8:30 AM
At Midstate Medical Center

Description: The Health and Wellness Council of Midstate Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to identifying and promoting best practices in community and employee health and wellness through advocacy for healthcare access, literacy, policy and programs, building healthier communities in the workplace and beyond.

Location Info: 435 Lewis Ave, Meriden CT

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

 Chamber Marketing & Publicity Committee Meeting

Wednesday, August 03, 2016 at 4:00 PM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: 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 10, 2016 at 3:30 PM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

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

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

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

 Chamber Ambassadors - Membership Committee Meeting

Thursday, August 11, 2016 at 8:30 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: The 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 second Thursday of each month.

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

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

 SCORE - Counseling Sessions for Businesses

Thursday, August 11, 2016 at 9:00 AM–12:00 PM
At Chamber of Commerce

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

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

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

 Chamber Hispanic Outreach Leaders in Action Meeting

Friday, August 19, 2016 at 12:00 PM–1:00 PM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: The 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 Meridenís Bicentennial and in October which is Hispanic Heritage Month
- Share success stories of the group
- Encourage and mentor the youth by providing excellent Hispanic role models
- Have some fun!

Open to ALL!

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

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

 Chamber Education/Technology Committee Meeting

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 8:30 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: 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 Street Suite 301 Meriden, CT

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

 Chamber Young Business Leaders Committee Meeting

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 4:00 PM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: As one of the newest committees affiliated with the Chamber, members of the Young Business Leaders come together to engage in community life and expand professional and social opportunities. This group is geared toward professionals between the ages of 21 and 39 however the young at heart are always welcome. All committee chairs and officers must be between the ages of 21-39. We welcome new members to serve as ambassadors for the Central Connecticut area.

YBL meetings are held twice per month, including a morning business meeting held at the Midstate Chamber of Commerce and an evening social meeting held at various restaurants throughout the local area. Each meeting poses the opportunity to meet new people and develop projects that enrich our community.

For more information, contact the YBL chairman, Trey Bongiovanni, or any other member. Weíll be glad to answer any questions you have, and of course, tell you why you should become the newest member!

Location Info: 3 Colony Street Suite 301

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

September 2016

 Chamber Government and Business Development Committee

Monday, September 05, 2016 at 8:30 AM
At Chamber Board Room

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

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

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

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

 Chamber Health and Wellness Council Meeting

Wednesday, September 07, 2016 at 8:30 AM
At Midstate Medical Center

Description: The Health and Wellness Council of Midstate Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to identifying and promoting best practices in community and employee health and wellness through advocacy for healthcare access, literacy, policy and programs, building healthier communities in the workplace and beyond.

Location Info: 435 Lewis Ave, Meriden CT

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

 Chamber Marketing & Publicity Committee Meeting

Wednesday, September 07, 2016 at 4:00 PM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: 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 Ambassadors - Membership Committee Meeting

Thursday, September 08, 2016 at 8:30 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 second Thursday of each month.

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

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

 SCORE - Counseling Sessions for Businesses

Thursday, September 08, 2016 at 9:00 AM–12:00 PM
At Chamber of Commerce

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

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

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

 Chamber Board of Directors Meeting

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 3:30 PM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

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

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

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

 Chamber Hispanic Outreach Leaders in Action Meeting

Friday, September 16, 2016 at 12:00 PM–1:00 PM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

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 Meridenís Bicentennial and in October which is Hispanic Heritage Month
- Share success stories of the group
- Encourage and mentor the youth by providing excellent Hispanic role models
- Have some fun!

Open to ALL!

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

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

 Chamber Education/Technology Committee Meeting

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 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 Street Suite 301 Meriden, CT

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

 Chamber Young Business Leaders Committee Meeting

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 4:00 PM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: As one of the newest committees affiliated with the Chamber, members of the Young Business Leaders come together to engage in community life and expand professional and social opportunities. This group is geared toward professionals between the ages of 21 and 39 however the young at heart are always welcome. All committee chairs and officers must be between the ages of 21-39. We welcome new members to serve as ambassadors for the Central Connecticut area.

YBL meetings are held twice per month, including a morning business meeting held at the Midstate Chamber of Commerce and an evening social meeting held at various restaurants throughout the local area. Each meeting poses the opportunity to meet new people and develop projects that enrich our community.

For more information, contact the YBL chairman, Trey Bongiovanni, or any other member. Weíll 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.

October 2016

 Chamber Government and Business Development Committee

Monday, October 03, 2016 at 8:30 AM
At Chamber Board Room

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

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

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

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

 Chamber Health and Wellness Council Meeting

Wednesday, October 05, 2016 at 8:30 AM
At Midstate Medical Center

Description: The Health and Wellness Council of Midstate Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to identifying and promoting best practices in community and employee health and wellness through advocacy for healthcare access, literacy, policy and programs, building healthier communities in the workplace and beyond.

Location Info: 435 Lewis Ave, Meriden CT

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

 Chamber Marketing & Publicity Committee Meeting

Wednesday, October 05, 2016 at 4:00 PM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: 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 12, 2016 at 3:30 PM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

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

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

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

 Chamber Ambassadors - Membership Committee Meeting

Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 8:30 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 second Thursday of each month.

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

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

 SCORE - Counseling Sessions for Businesses

Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 9:00 AM–12:00 PM
At Chamber of Commerce

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

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

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

 Chamber Hispanic Outreach Leaders in Action Meeting

Friday, October 21, 2016 at 12:00 PM–1:00 PM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: The 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 Meridenís Bicentennial and in October which is Hispanic Heritage Month
- Share success stories of the group
- Encourage and mentor the youth by providing excellent Hispanic role models
- Have some fun!

Open to ALL!

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

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

 Chamber Education/Technology Committee Meeting

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 8:30 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: 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 Street Suite 301 Meriden, CT

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

 Chamber Young Business Leaders Committee Meeting

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 4:00 PM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: As one of the newest committees affiliated with the Chamber, members of the Young Business Leaders come together to engage in community life and expand professional and social opportunities. This group is geared toward professionals between the ages of 21 and 39 however the young at heart are always welcome. All committee chairs and officers must be between the ages of 21-39. We welcome new members to serve as ambassadors for the Central Connecticut area.

YBL meetings are held twice per month, including a morning business meeting held at the Midstate Chamber of Commerce and an evening social meeting held at various restaurants throughout the local area. Each meeting poses the opportunity to meet new people and develop projects that enrich our community.

For more information, contact the YBL chairman, Trey Bongiovanni, or any other member. Weíll be glad to answer any questions you have, and of course, tell you why you should become the newest member!

Location Info: 3 Colony Street Suite 301

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

November 2016

 Chamber Health and Wellness Council Meeting

Wednesday, November 02, 2016 at 8:30 AM
At Midstate Medical Center

Description: The Health and Wellness Council of Midstate Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to identifying and promoting best practices in community and employee health and wellness through advocacy for healthcare access, literacy, policy and programs, building healthier communities in the workplace and beyond.

Location Info: 435 Lewis Ave, Meriden CT

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

 Chamber Marketing & Publicity Committee Meeting

Wednesday, November 02, 2016 at 4:00 PM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: 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 Government and Business Development Committee

Monday, November 07, 2016 at 8:30 AM
At Chamber Board Room

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

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

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

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

 Chamber Board of Directors Meeting

Wednesday, November 09, 2016 at 3:30 PM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

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

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

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

 Chamber Ambassadors - Membership Committee Meeting

Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 8:30 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: The 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 second Thursday of each month.

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

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

 SCORE - Counseling Sessions for Businesses

Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 9:00 AM–12:00 PM
At Chamber of Commerce

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

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

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

 Chamber Hispanic Outreach Leaders in Action Meeting

Friday, November 18, 2016 at 12:00 PM–1:00 PM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: The 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 Meridenís Bicentennial and in October which is Hispanic Heritage Month
- Share success stories of the group
- Encourage and mentor the youth by providing excellent Hispanic role models
- Have some fun!

Open to ALL!

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

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

 Chamber Education/Technology Committee Meeting

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 8:30 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: 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 Street Suite 301 Meriden, CT

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

 Chamber Young Business Leaders Committee Meeting

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 4:00 PM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: As one of the newest committees affiliated with the Chamber, members of the Young Business Leaders come together to engage in community life and expand professional and social opportunities. This group is geared toward professionals between the ages of 21 and 39 however the young at heart are always welcome. All committee chairs and officers must be between the ages of 21-39. We welcome new members to serve as ambassadors for the Central Connecticut area.

YBL meetings are held twice per month, including a morning business meeting held at the Midstate Chamber of Commerce and an evening social meeting held at various restaurants throughout the local area. Each meeting poses the opportunity to meet new people and develop projects that enrich our community.

For more information, contact the YBL chairman, Trey Bongiovanni, or any other member. Weíll be glad to answer any questions you have, and of course, tell you why you should become the newest member!

Location Info: 3 Colony Street Suite 301

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

December 2016

 Chamber Government and Business Development Committee

Monday, December 05, 2016 at 8:30 AM
At Chamber Board Room

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

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

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

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

 Chamber Health and Wellness Council Meeting

Wednesday, December 07, 2016 at 8:30 AM
At Midstate Medical Center

Description: The Health and Wellness Council of Midstate Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to identifying and promoting best practices in community and employee health and wellness through advocacy for healthcare access, literacy, policy and programs, building healthier communities in the workplace and beyond.

Location Info: 435 Lewis Ave, Meriden CT

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

 Chamber Marketing & Publicity Committee Meeting

Wednesday, December 07, 2016 at 4:00 PM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: 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 Ambassadors - Membership Committee Meeting

Thursday, December 08, 2016 at 8:30 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 second Thursday of each month.

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

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

 SCORE - Counseling Sessions for Businesses

Thursday, December 08, 2016 at 9:00 AM–12:00 PM
At Chamber of Commerce

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

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

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

 Chamber Board of Directors Meeting

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 3:30 PM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

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

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

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

 Chamber Hispanic Outreach Leaders in Action Meeting

Friday, December 16, 2016 at 12:00 PM–1:00 PM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: The 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 Meridenís Bicentennial and in October which is Hispanic Heritage Month
- Share success stories of the group
- Encourage and mentor the youth by providing excellent Hispanic role models
- Have some fun!

Open to ALL!

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

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

 Chamber Education/Technology Committee Meeting

Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at 8:30 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: 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 Street Suite 301 Meriden, CT

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

 Chamber Young Business Leaders Committee Meeting

Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 4:00 PM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: As one of the newest committees affiliated with the Chamber, members of the Young Business Leaders come together to engage in community life and expand professional and social opportunities. This group is geared toward professionals between the ages of 21 and 39 however the young at heart are always welcome. All committee chairs and officers must be between the ages of 21-39. We welcome new members to serve as ambassadors for the Central Connecticut area.

YBL meetings are held twice per month, including a morning business meeting held at the Midstate Chamber of Commerce and an evening social meeting held at various restaurants throughout the local area. Each meeting poses the opportunity to meet new people and develop projects that enrich our community.

For more information, contact the YBL chairman, Trey Bongiovanni, or any other member. Weíll 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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