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119th Annual Meeting, Dinner, Awards Spectacular and Silent Auction on April 7, 2015
Chamber EXPO at the 37th Annual Daffodil Festival: April 24-26, 2015
2015 Golf Tournament of the Midstate Chamber of Commerce on June 3, 2015
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THANK YOU: Chamber Expo at the 36th Annual Daffodil Festival - April 25-27, 2014
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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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March 2015

 Meriden Lions Club Present Community Palm Sunday Brunch

Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 8:00 AM–12:00 PM
At Platt High School Cafeteria

Description: The Meriden Lions Club presents their Annual Palm Sunday Brunch. The community is invited to this terrific event that supports the community service efforts of the Meriden Lions Club. The extensive brunch includes much more than eggs and toast! You will not leave hungry. Fresh flowers are also available for sale.

There are 2 parking areas available for use during the construction - the side parking by the main entrance through Oregon Rd & the other is the front door on Coe Ave. with plenty of parking in front.

Location Info: Coe Ave., Meriden

Contact Info: Tickets available at the Door. Adults & Children ages 12 & up are $10.00; Children ages 5 to 11 are $4.00; & Children ages 4 & under are FREE. For more information, contact Vin Mule at 203.237-6856.

 Riverboat Ramblers Spring Dixie Land Jazz Fest

Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 3:30 PM
At First Congregational Church

Description: John Banker and The Riverboat Ramblers will presents their annual Mardi Gras Jazz Fest. The Riverboat Ramblers perform an engaging mix of New Orleans jazz, Cajun, calypso, ragtime, swing and Mardi Gras party music. The versatile group performs with an infectious rhythmic style, with audience participation and great humor.

The Ramblers present more than 500 programs annually and their music is appropriate for all ages. The First Church Music Outreach Series is open to all who enjoy a rousing, foot stomping good time. It is cabaret seating with light refreshments provided. Bring your party hats and check your cares at the door.

Location Info: 62 Colony St., Meriden

Contact Info: ‘Free’ parking for this event will be the upper deck of the Church St. parking garage. There will be a ‘Free’ continuous shuttle bus directly to the church starting at 3:00pm. For ticket and additional information, call Bruce Burchsted at (203) 631-8423.

 Financial Reality Fair

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 7:30 AM–1:00 PM
At Central CT State University

Description: The Financial Reality Fair is a hands-on experience in which students, after identifying their career choice and starting salaries, are provided a budget sheet requiring htem to live within their mntly salary while paying for basics such as housing, utilities, transportation, clothing, and food. And some not-so-basics like entertainment and travel. Over 700 hundred students from 23 different high schools are scheduled to attend.

Location Info: 1615 Stanley St., New Britain

Contact Info: Volunteers are needed for this year's event. Volunteers will help station a booth to "sell" goods and services to the students and/or help out with the fair's logistics. If you would to volunteer contact Dillon Tardiff of Seasons FCU via e-mail. Click here for additional information at the Credit Unioni League of CT's website.

 Meriden Children's Librarian Kathie Matsil Retirement Reception

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 4:30 PM–6:30 PM
At Meriden Public Library

Description: Meriden Public Library invites the public to a reception being held in honor of retiring Children’s Librarian Kathie Matsil. Kathie will be retiring after 33 years at the Library. She guided the Children’s Library through significant growth and touched the lives of many children in the community. All are welcome to share memories and well wishes as Kathie celebrates her retirement and looks ahead to the future.

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

Contact Info: Refreshments will be served. Please contact the Community Services Department at (203) 630-6349 if you have questions.

April 2015

 Chamber Health and Wellness Council Meeting

Wednesday, April 01, 2015 at 8:30 AM
At Gaylord Specialty Healthcare

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: Gaylord Farm Rd., Wallingford

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, April 01, 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.

 Chamber Business Workshop: Referral Strategies

Thursday, April 02, 2015 at 7:45 AM–9:15 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

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

Program Schedule: 7:45 to 8:00 am - Arrival, Snacks, Minglings 8:00 to 8:45 am - Program 8:45 to 9:15 am - Q&A, More Networking

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

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

 Ribbon Cutting - Grand Opening Celebration at Dot's Thrift Shop

Thursday, April 02, 2015 at 4:30 PM–5:30 PM
At Dot's Thrift Shop

Description: ALL are WELCOME to celebrate the new location of Dot's Thrift Shop. The ribbon cutting with Wallingford Mayor William Dickinson will be at 5:00 p.m.

Location Info: 60 Church Street, Wallingford

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

 Martini Madness Tasting

Thursday, April 02, 2015 at 6:30 PM–9:00 PM
At Ryder’s on Main

Description: Martini Madness Tasting - YOU will get to sample a number of different martinis AND vote on ones to be offered at the June Martini & Massage Charity Benefit for the Meriden YMCA on June 4th. . Tickets are $25 and numbers are limited.

Martini & Massage Charity Benefit on Thursday June 4th 2015 – 6:00PM to 9:00 PM at Art Center Tickets are $50/Person $90/Couple $60 at Door

Location Info: 467 West Main Street, Meriden

Contact Info: Contact Carrie or Carmen or another Meriden YMCA representative: (P) 203 235 6386

 Easter Brunch Buffet at Villa Capri

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Description: The Villa Capri invites you to their Easter Sunday Brunch Buffet with seatings at 11:00 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, or 2:00 pm

Menu includes: - Scones, bagels, danish, muffins, breakfast breads accompanied with jams, cream cheese and butter. - Champagne, Mimosas, assorted juices and fresh brewed coffee - Salads - crisp garden salad, cucumber & apple salad, fresh fruit with raspberry yogurt dip, rigatoni roast chicken with tennel & candy walnuts, sweet potato salad arugula & feta, or carrot & raisin salad - Breakfast: pancakes & waffles with fresh fruit toppings, cheese blintzes topped with vanilla sauce, quiche, scrambled eggs, crisp bacon, maple breakfast sausage, red roasted potato home style or maple peach glazed ham steak - Dinner: baked salmon with citrus vinaigrette, chicken marsala, herb crusted pork loin topped with bing cherry glaze, tender orast leg of lamb with mint jelly demi,, penne ala vodka and fresh vegetable

Popovers will be served at your table.

Carving stations are herb crusted roast top sirloin of beef and glazed ham.

And of course a dessert station which includes assorted cakes, pies lemon bars, pastries, cream puffs, apple crisp, ricotta pie, carros cake, cookies, rice pudding, and much, much more.

Location Info: 906 North Colony Rd., Wallingford

Contact Info: Reservations are a must by calling 203-265-7174. Cost is $29.95 per person and $14.95 for children under 10 years old. Price does not include Gratuity or Sales Tax.

 Chamber Government and Business Development Committee

Monday, April 06, 2015 at 8:30 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

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.

 Save the Date 4/7/2015
Midstate Chamber 119th Annual Meeting, Dinner, Awards & Silent Auction

Tuesday, April 07, 2015 at 4:30 PM
At Four Points by Sheraton

Description: Save the date for THE event of the year where you can rub elbows with THE Who's Who of the Business Community. This event is a great way to meet our Leaders in the Region. Come and help us celebrate our Award Honorees. Sponsorships available or place an ad on our program booklet.

Join us in congratulating the 2015 AWARD WINNERS to be HONORED at Chamber's 119th Annual Meeting, Dinner & Silent Auction:

19th Annual Large Business Leadership Award: Batista Companies - Dunkin Donuts

14th Annual Business Leadership Award: PROSHRED Security and East SideVeterinary Clinic, LLC

2nd Annual Innovation Award: Hancock’s Pharmacy & Surgical, Inc.

23rd Annual Community Partnership Award: Lawrence Kendzior and Robert E. Kosienski, Sr.

2nd Annual Excellence in Education Award: St. Joseph’s School and Meriden Public Schools & Meriden Federation of Teachers - Expanded Learning Time Program

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES: There are a number of ways to promote your business OR shout out - recognize- honor the honorees at this regional celebration. Choose from the options below. Please note, that these are not "exclusive" - multiple sponsors are welcome at every level!

Title Sponsors: $1,500: Reserved 1 Table of 10; TOP Web Banner Ad for 6 months; Recognition in Press Releases; Sponsorship Plaque; Banner Displayed; Web/E-Minder Recognition; Premium Display Table; Representative presents 2 minute remarks; Full Page Ad in Program

Premier Sponsors: $1,000: Reserved Table of 10; Recognition in Press Releases; Recognition with a Plaque; Banner Displayed; Web/E-Minder Recognition; Premium Display Table; ½ Page Ad in Program.

Silver Sponsors: $450: Reserved Table of 5; Shared Display Table; Pre-Event Web Promotion; Logo on Screen at Event; ¼ Page Ad in Program.

FULL COLOR PROGRAM ADS: Full Page Ad: $200- (5"W x 8"H); ? Half Page Ad: $125 (5"W x 4"H); Quarter Page Ad: $65 - (5"W x 2"H)

Individual admissions are $65 per person or $600 for a table of 10.

Location Info: 275 Research Parkway, Meriden, CT.

Contact Info: Cost to attend is $65. For more information call the Midstate Chamber of Commerce at 203.235.7901 or info@midstatechamber.com.

 Anxiety Workshop Series

Tuesday, April 07, 2015 through Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 7:00 PM–8:30 PM
At Franciscan Life Center

Description: Franciscan Life Center is offering this Educational Opportunity presented by Thomas Finn, Ph.D. This workshop series will offer tools to help overcome fear and to relieve stress.

Location Info: 271 Finch Ave., Meriden

Contact Info: Cost is $40 per session. Other sessions of this workshop series will be held on April 14th, 21st, 28th, May 5th, and 19th, 2015. For more information of to register, please call 203-237-8084 or visit their website.

 SCORE - Counseling Sessions for Businesses

Thursday, April 09, 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, April 09, 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.

 Pause and Paint at the Augusta

Thursday, April 09, 2015 at 6:00 PM–9:00 PM
At Augusta Curtis Cultural Center

Description: Come and Celebrate your inner Artist! Get ready to Relax & Express your untapped artistic abilities. We make it simple - reserve your seat, bring our own wine and creative energy and we do the rest. We will guide you step by step in creating a one of a kind painting. Each week will feature a specific painting. This week's painting by Nathalie is "Lovely Rain". No art experience required.

Location Info: 175 E. Main St., Meriden

Contact Info: Cost to attend is $45 per person. For more information call 203.639.2856.

 Chamber Hispanic Outreach Leaders in Action Meeting

Friday, April 10, 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 Meriden’s Bicentennial and in October which is Hispanic Heritage Month
- Share success stories of the group
- Encourage and mentor the youth by providing excellent Hispanic role models
- Have some fun!

Open to ALL!

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

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

 So. Meriden Lion's Club's 7th Annual Wine Tasting & 2nd Annual Fundraiser-Garden Art

Friday, April 10, 2015 at 6:00 PM–9:00 PM
At Gallery 53

Description: Gallery 53 presents South Meriden Lion's Club's 7th Annual Wine Tasting & 2nd Annual Fundraiser entitled "Garden Art".

Location Info: 53 Colony St., Meriden

Contact Info: Tickets are available from any club member or at Gallery 53. Tickets are $15 per person. For more information call 203-235-5347 or e-mail.

 Open House at Lincoln College of New England

Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 10:00 AM
At Lincoln College of New England

Description: Lincoln College of New England invites you to their Open House. Come and learn more about the wide range of degrees they have available for you to continue your education.

Location Info: 2279 Mount Vernon Rd., Southington

Contact Info: For more information call Jennifer at 860-628-4751.

 Comedy Night

Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 6:30 PM–9:30 PM
At Lane Construction

Description: Bring your own food and drink and enjoy this evening of comedy. Show starts at 8:00 pm. Headliner is Tommy Koenig and featuring Howie Mason. Hosted by Cheshire's Rick Roberts.

Location Info: 90 fieldstone Ct., Cheshire

Contact Info: Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. For tickets, call the Cheshire Chamber at 203-272-2345 or click here to purchase tickets on-line.

 Saint Joseph School 25th Annual Bid and Buy Auction: "Celebrating a Century"

Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 7:00 PM
At Saint Joseph's Rosary Hall

Description: Saint Joseph School will host its 25th Annual Bid and Buy Auction, "Celebrating a Century" on Saturday, April 11 at 7pm in Rosary Hall. Tickets are available for $25 individual, $40 couple and $150 for a table of 8. The ticket price includes a catered dinner and beer and wine. This event sells out, so get your tickets early! There will be a silent and live auction with some great items to bid on.

Location Info: Goodwill Ave., Meriden

Contact Info: For more information, please call Tara Frommelt @ 203.676.3736.

 Franciscan Life Center & Franciscan Home Care & Hospice Care Fundraiser at Avanti's

Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 11:30 AM–3:30 PM
At Avanti Restaurant

Description: The Franciscan Life Center and the Franciscan Home Care & Hospice Care is holding this fundraiser where a percentage of the proceeds will benefit the Franciscan Life Center, outpatient mental health, and Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care, home health care and hospice care services. Take-out orders available. Tickets are needed

Location Info: 34 River Rd., Meriden

Contact Info: For more information call Gretchen at 203-237-8084, e-mail, or visit their website by clicking here. Reservations are required by calling Avanti Restaurant at 203-440-9990.

 Rescue of the Bounty: Diaster and Survival in Superstorm Sandy

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 6:30 PM
At Meriden Public Library

Description: Why would a seasoned skipper sail an aging ship near the path of an approaching monster hurricane? Co-Author Michael Tougias will explore the harrowing story of the sinking and rescue of Bounty, the tall ship used in the classic 1962 movie "Mutiny on the Bounty", which was caught in the path of Hurricane Sandy with sixteen aboard.

Location Info: 105 Miller St., Meriden

Contact Info: This program is co-sponsored by the Meriden Historical Society and the Meriden Public Library. It is free to the public. For more information, contact Alexis Burgess at 203.238.2346.

 Soup, Soap & Hope Fundraiser for Salvation Army

Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 5:00 PM
At Four Points by Sheraton

Description: Save the Date for the Salvation Army's annual Soup, Soap & Hope event. This special evening will help raise funds and awareness to support the Army's many programs in the Greater Meriden area. Several of the area's best restaurants and their chefs will be providing their special reciepes for distinctive soups and garnishes. Sponsorships are also available.

Location Info: 275 Research Parkway, Meriden

Contact Info: Cost is $250 for a table of 10 or $25 per person. For more information please contact Wilma Ramos at 203-213-5430 or e-mail.

 April Chamber Breakfast Club Celebrates featuring CT Governor Dannel Malloy

Friday, April 17, 2015 at 7:30 AM–10:00 AM
At Four Points by Sheraton

Description: The Midstate Chamber invites all members and staff as we welcome CT Governor Dannel Malloy.

Program is as follows: 7:30 to 8:10 - Arrival, Full Buffet Breakfast, Networking 8:10 to 8:30 - Chamber Announcements, Recognition 8:30 to 9:00 - Presentation by Governor Malloy including Q & A 9:15 to 10:00 - Ready To Work Grant Presentation by Workforce Alliance

Sponsored by TD Bank and Silver City Sports Bar & Grill. Sponsorship Opportunities available.

Location Info: 275 Research Parkway, Meriden

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.

 Helping Children Overcome Anxiety

Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 9:00 AM–4:00 PM
At Franciscan Life Center

Description: Franciscan Life Center is hosting this day-long program offering children and parents the tools for managing anxiety effectively. Presented by Dr. Thomas Finn, Ph.D. who will incorporate problem-solving techniques including high and low ropes coures elements.

Location Info: 271 Finch Ave., Meriden

Contact Info: Cost is $120 per family. For more information or to register call 203-237-8084 or click here to visit their website for more information.

 Hubbard Park Charity Race Series: Meriden Rotary Daffodil 5K Road Race/Walk & Fun Run

Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 10:00 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. Raising funds for the charitable programs of the Meriden Rotary Foundation.

Contact Info: www.racehubbardpark.org

 IT Security Seminar

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 4:00 PM–5:30 PM
At ASG Information Technoligies

Description: ASG invites all local CT busineses to their free IT Security Seminar for business owners, C-level executives and those who want ot ensure they are making the best decisions regarding their IT security. This seminar will present what every business owner must know about cyber-criminals & how they target your business to steal your data, cash & clients' personal information. You will also learn why internal security is just as important as external security and the differences and also the top 5 things you can do to protect your business. Presenter is David Dempster, Senior Engineer & Security Specialist at ASG Information Technologies.

Location Info: 477 S. Broad St., Meriden

Contact Info: Appetizers, wine and beer will be served. Attendees can register to win a Network Vulnerability Test valued at $700. Door prizes also. Seats are limited. To register call 203.440.4413 or e-mail or click here to register through ASG's website.

 Business Expo Business After Hours at the 37th Annual Daffodil Festival

Friday, April 24, 2015 at 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
At Hubbard Park

Description: This is a special event for our members to kickoff the Daffodil Fest EXPO Showcase before the crowds of the weekend! No fee, but some vendors do sell items - You’ll enjoy beer, wine, soft drinks, this year’s mini Taste of Midstate Chamber where YOU vote for People’s Choice, Most Unique, Most Creative and Best Presentation! DJ entertainment will pump us up and much more is in store including a commemorative glass! Sponsored by: Liberty Bank, Season’s Federal Credit Union, Four Points by Sheraton Meriden-Wallingford, TD Bank, Tomassetti Vending, Valencia Discount Liquor & Wine Shop!

Of course - we also hope to see you over the weekend in the EXPO Showcase tent! Free admission, give-aways, balloons, & more on Saturday (10a-6p) and Sunday (10a-5p).

Location Info: W. Main St., Meriden

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

 4th Annual Culinary Extravaganza by My City Kitchen

Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 6:00 PM–10:00 PM
At Villa Capri

Description: My City Kitchen presents the 2015 Culinary Extravaganza - Cooking with Passion!. This year's event will feature students who have a story of passion.Jocelyn Maminta, Medical/Health Reporter for WTNH News 8, will serve as the event's MC. We will also hear some words from parents. A raffle wil close out the festivities.

Location Info: 906 North Colony Rd., Wallingford

Contact Info: Tickets are $55 per person and includes open bar, social hour, sit down dinner and dessert by MCK. For more information call 203-630-2870 or e-mail or click here to register on-line.

 37th Annual Daffodil Festival and 2015 Chamber Business Expo

Saturday, April 25, 2015 through Sunday, April 26, 2015

Description: Save the date for the 2015 Business Expo presented by the Midstate Chamber of Commerce and co-sponsored by: Liberty Bank and Season's Federal Credit Union. Held in conjunction with the 37th Annual Daffodil Festival, this event features up to 60 vendors under one tent. The Festival's activities include a 2 hour parade Saturday morning, a huge variety of food vendors, over 30 continuous musical performances at 3 separate stages, an Arts & Crafts Section, and Carnival Amusements. FREE ADMISSION.

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

Contact Info: Call the Midstate Chamber of Commerce at 203.235.7901 or click here for Business Expo info or for info on the Daffodil Festival schedule, activities, etc. click here!

 4th Annual Ion Bank Cheshire Half Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K & Ion Ins. Kids Fun Run

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Description: Save the date for the 4th Annual Ion Bank Cheshire Half Marathon, Half Marathon Relay, 5K, & Ion Insurance Kids Fun Run. Also there will approximate 80 vendors partaking in the UnitedHealthcare Healthy & Active Living Festival.

The event produces a 60 page magazine for the benefit of supporters that is mailed to every home in Cheshire and surround Cheshire in mid-April. Ad deadline is March 15, 2015.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Volunteers are needed for race day.

Contact Info: For more information, contact Bill Costello at 203-565-2814 or e-mail.

 Chamber Education/Technology Committee Meeting

Tuesday, April 28, 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, April 29, 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. We’ll be glad to answer any questions you have, and of course, tell you why you should become the newest member!

Location Info: 3 Colony Street Suite 301

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

 Pause and Paint at the Augusta

Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 6:00 PM–9:00 PM
At Augusta Curtis Cultural Center

Description: Come and Celebrate your inner Artist! Get ready to Relax & Express your untapped artistic abilities. We make it simple - reserve your seat, bring our own wine and creative energy and we do the rest. We will guide you step by step in creating a one of a kind painting. Each week will feature a specific painting. This week's painting by Nathalie is "Eleanor". No art experience required.

Location Info: 175 E. Main St., Meriden

Contact Info: Cost to attend is $45 per person. For more information call 203.639.2856.

May 2015

 Save the Date 5/1/2015
Women and Families " Night to Remember" Annual Fundraiser

Friday, May 01, 2015 at 5:30 PM
At The Cascade

Description: A Night to Remember. We hope you join us this year when we recognize the Honorable Mayor Toni Harp as the 2015 Connecticut Woman in Leadership.

And there is even more to be excited about--Inspiring women, a beautiful new location, fabulous silent and live auction items, and a sumptuous three course meal with complimentary champagne. New in 2015: Top Shelf Open Bar!

On behalf of the WFC Board of Directors, I invite you to Save the Date: May 1, 2015.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Best Regards, Robyn-Jay Bage, M.P.A., Chief Executive Officer

Save the date and details will follow!

Location Info: Hamden, CT

 Hubbard Park Charity Race Series: CHC Race for Mental Health

Saturday, May 02, 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 starting at 9 AM, 5K starting at 9:30 AM. Raising funds for the programs of the Community Health Center.

Contact Info: www.racehubbardpark.com

 Chamber Government and Business Development Committee

Monday, May 04, 2015 at 8:30 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

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., Suite 301, Meriden

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

 Cinco de Mayo Fundraiser Celebration Benefits Chamber's HOLA Education Award Fund

Tuesday, May 05, 2015 at 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
At El Condado Grill Restaurant

Description: You will not want to miss this AWESOME Cinco de Mayo event, sponsored by El Condado Grill. All proceeds will benefit the HOLA 2016 Education Awards Fund. Enjoy an evening with appetizers, entertainment, drink specials, prize drawings, great company and more. Sponsorship opportunities are available.

Location Info: 105 Colony Street, Meriden

Contact Info: Entrance fee is $15 per person. Call the Midstate Chamber of Commerce at 203.235.7901 or info@midstatechamber.com.

 Chamber Health and Wellness Council Meeting

Wednesday, May 06, 2015 at 8:30 AM
At Masonicare

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: 22 Masonic Way, Wallingford

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, May 06, 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.

 Pause and Paint at the Augusta

Thursday, May 07, 2015 at 6:00 PM–9:00 PM
At Augusta Curtis Cultural Center

Description: Come and Celebrate your inner Artist! Get ready to Relax & Express your untapped artistic abilities. We make it simple - reserve your seat, bring our own wine and creative energy and we do the rest. We will guide you step by step in creating a one of a kind painting. Each week will feature a specific painting. This week's painting by Nathalie is "Audrey". No art experience required.

Location Info: 175 E. Main St., Meriden

Contact Info: Cost to attend is $45 per person. For more information call 203.639.2856.

 New Location 5/8/2015
Workforce Wellness Breakfast - Preventive Care for Your Employees with Rob Nevins

Friday, May 08, 2015 at 7:30 AM–9:30 AM
At Villa Capri

Description: The Midstate Chamber's Health & Wellness Committee invites you to this Preventive Care for Workforce Wellness breakfast featuring Keynote Speaker, Rob Nevins, Living Lean. This program is for all businesses who want to help keep their employees healthy and promote workplace wellness, inprove the bottom line and maybe the waist line, form partnerships to start or continue a healthy workplace culture, gain access to local experts in the wellness field, and more.

Program is as follows: 7:30 to 8:00 - Breakfast, Networking, Displays & Resource Tables 8:00 to 8:15 - Chamber Announcements, Workplace Wellness Awards 8:15 to 8:35 - Keynote Presentation including Q & A - Rob Nevins will Energize and Motivate attendees with a chat about how to feel your best inside and out and the science behind losing unwanted fat the healthy way 8:35 to 8:50 - Express Care vs. Emergency Care Presentation by Dr. Turpin, ProHealth 8:50 to 9:05 - Sleep is Important for All of Us: Home Sleep Testing Presentation by Dr. O'Brien, ProHealth 9:05 to 9:20 - Workplace Ergonomics & Physical Therapy - Does your Set up Pass the Test?

Sponsored by ProHealth Express Care and the Meriden Department of Health & Human Services.

Sponsorship opportunities are available.

Location Info: 906 N. Colony Rd., Wallingford

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.

 In The Company of Leaders - Honoring Women Who Lead the Way

Friday, May 08, 2015 at 11:30 AM
At The Cascade

Description: Save the date for In The Company of Leaders presented by Women and Famililes Center. Keynote speaker, the CT Woman in Leadership Honoree, is the Honorable Mayor Toni Harp of New Haven. They will also honor women who, through their leadership, have had an impact in their communities. More information will follow.

There will also be a Womend and Families Center benefit Auction.

Location Info: Hamden

Contact Info: For more information, call 2036.235.9297.

 Chamber Hispanic Outreach Leaders in Action Meeting

Friday, May 08, 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 Meriden’s Bicentennial and in October which is Hispanic Heritage Month
- Share success stories of the group
- Encourage and mentor the youth by providing excellent Hispanic role models
- Have some fun!

Open to ALL!

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

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

 Connecticut Governor's Conference on Tourism

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 8:00 AM–4:00 PM
At Connecticut Convention Center

Description: Save the Date for the CT Governor's Conference on Tourism which will be bigger and better than ever and once again managed by the DECD CT Office of Tourism (in partnership with the Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau), this event will feature more top speakers to cover the latest research and best practices, inspiring sessions from industry newbies to veteran professionals, NEW Governor's Tourism Awards for outstanding industry leaders, all with great networking opportunities with associates from across the state.

Location Info: Hartford

Contact Info: Cost will be $99 per person for a conference pass. For more information, contact Randy Fiveash, Director of CT Office of Tourism, at 860-256-2769 or via e-mail.

 New Date Chamber Board of Directors Meeting

Wednesday, May 13, 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 Chamber’s program of work and set policy for the organization. The Board meets on the second Wednesday of each month.

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

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

 ALL American BBQ - Business After Hours with Barberino Real Estate Benefit

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
At Barberino Real Estate

Description: Alan Barberino invites all members of the Midstate Chamber of Commerce to his Annual All American BBQ. There is a $20 donation request with net proceeds to benefit the Holiday for Giving (Wallingford) and the Spirit of Giving (Meriden). Enjoy prizes, networking, and more!

Location Info: 194 North Plains Industrial Rd., Wallingford

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

 Chamber Ambassadors - Membership Committee Meeting

Thursday, May 14, 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.

 Free Social Media Workshop

Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 9:00 AM–11:00 AM
At CEDF

Description: Community Economic Development Fund presents this workshop on Social Media Marketing for Small Business Success. Take your business to the next level as presenter April Woodcock, owner of Touching clients presents this guide for small business or non-profits who have been using social media marketing but need some tips to take them to an intermediate level and/or add new channels to their marketing efforts.

Location Info: 965 E. Main St., Meriden

Contact Info: Click here for more information or to register.

 SCORE - Counseling Sessions for Businesses

Thursday, May 14, 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.

 DATA-LINK CORP and the NEW BRITAIN ROCKCATS TECH SUMMIT and GAME

Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 3:30 PM
At New Britain Rock Cats

Description: SAVE THE DATE: THURSDAY MAY 14th 2015 - RSVP your PRE-REGISTRATION by February 28, 2015 for DATA-LINK CORP and the NEW BRITAIN ROCKCATS TECHNOLOGY SUMMIT and BALL GAME to FOLLOW.

3:30 PM to 5:30 PM: Hear from marketing and technology leaders. (VoIP, Security, Google, and other leading Manufacturers)

5:30 to 6:30 Social Hour

6:30 to 9:30 Sky Box seating for Ball game vs. the Portland Seadog (BOS)

Location Info: 230 John Karbonic Way, New Britain

Contact Info: For more information call Steve at 203-379-2833 or e-mail.

 St. Joseph School Golf Classic

Friday, May 15, 2015

Description: Save the Date for the St. Joseph School Golf Classic. Enjoy 18 holes of golf, lunch, buffet dinner, goodie bags, raffles and prizes. A fantastic day to benefit St. Joseph School and programs.

Location Info: Westfield Rd., Meriden

 Chamber Human Resources Roundtable

Friday, May 15, 2015 at 8:30 AM
At Hunter's Ambulance

Description: The HR Roundtable will be an interactive forum for anyone who has Human Resources/personnel responsibility, including small business owners, office manager, and front line supervisors.

Our objective is to: • Provide a forum to exchange ideas • Offer guidance regarding employee related concerns (Hiring, Firing, FMLA, Performance Reviews, etc…) • Discuss current HR trends • Stay informed regarding legislation • Provide chamber members with another avenue for professional development and networking

Join the conversation!

Location Info: 450 W. Main St., Training Rm., Meriden

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

 LSVT LOUD Training and Certification Workshop

Friday, May 15, 2015 through Saturday, May 16, 2015

Description: The LSVT LOUD Training and Certification Workshop is a two-day program designed to train speech-language pathologists in a voice/speech treatment technique for adults and children with motor speech disorders, with a specialty in Parkinson disease. The LSVT BIG Training and Certification Workshop is a two-day program designed to train physical and occupational therapy professionals and students in an intensive whole body amplitude-based training protocol for individuals with Parkinson disease.

Location Info: 22 Masonic Ave., Wallingford

Contact Info: Click here for more information or to register.

 YBL Miniature Golf Tournament - A Young Business Leaders of CT Event - OPEN to All

Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 5:30 PM
At Putter's Paradise

Description: SAVE THE DATE for the 7th Annual YBL Miniature Golf Tournament. Get an office team together, submit a sponsorship, bring the family! Proceeds to benefit the Dan M. Hunter Community Service Education Awards. Light fare and beverages served during the program after golf. $30 per player, $100 per Foursome.

Gold Sponsor - just $300 includes 4 golfers, your banner displayed, logo on chamber website -- signage on course and at registration - logo on flyer in Chamber newsletter; Silver - $200: 2 golfers, logo on chamber website and signage; Bronze - $50: name listed on website, signage on course.

Registration begins at 5:30 Shotgun Start at 6:00

Please support the Young Business Leaders in providing Education Awards to area students by signing up to play or sponsoring this great event.

Location Info: 1801 Berlin Turnpike, Berlin

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

 Chamber Education/Technology Committee Meeting

Tuesday, May 26, 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, May 27, 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. We’ll be glad to answer any questions you have, and of course, tell you why you should become the newest member!

Location Info: 3 Colony Street Suite 301

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

 Free Marketing Toolkit Workshop

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 9:00 AM–11:00 AM
At CEDF

Description: Community Economic Development Fund presents this Marketing Toolkit Workshop. April Woodcock, owner of Touching Clients, will present this workshop to build your own marketing toolkit.

Location Info: 965 E. Main St., Meriden

Contact Info: Click here for more information or to register.

 Pause and Paint at the Augusta

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 6:00 PM–9:00 PM
At Augusta Curtis Cultural Center

Description: Come and Celebrate your inner Artist! Get ready to Relax & Express your untapped artistic abilities. We make it simple - reserve your seat, bring our own wine and creative energy and we do the rest. We will guide you step by step in creating a one of a kind painting. Each week will feature a specific painting. This week's painting by Nathalie is "Daffodils". No art experience required.

Location Info: 175 E. Main St., Meriden

Contact Info: Cost to attend is $45 per person. For more information call 203.639.2856.

June 2015

 Chamber Government and Business Development Committee

Monday, June 01, 2015 at 8:30 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

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., Suite 301, Meriden

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

 Chamber Health and Wellness Council Meeting

Wednesday, June 03, 2015 at 8:30 AM
At Meriden Senior 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: 22-26 W. Main St., Meriden

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

 The Chamber's 28th Annual Golf Tournament - The Ray Parmentier Classic

Wednesday, June 03, 2015 at 10:30 AM–8:00 PM
At Hunter Memorial Golf Course

Description: SAVE THE DATE AND call the Chamber today for details.

Location Info: 688 Westfield Rd., Meriden, CT

 Note New Time! Chamber Marketing & Publicity Committee Meeting

Wednesday, June 03, 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.

 Meriden YMCA Martini & Massage Charity Benefit

Thursday, June 04, 2015 at 6:00 PM–9:00 PM
At YMCA Arts Center

Description: Martini & Massage Charity Benefit will be held on Thursday June 4th 2015 from 6:00PM to 9:00 PM at Art Center. Tickets are $50/Person $90/Couple $60 at Door.

Location Info: West Main Street, Meriden

Contact Info: Call Carmen or Carrie at 203 235 6386 for more information or to reserve your tickets!

 Kiwanis Club Anniversary Gala Celebration

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Description: SAVE THE DATE for this wonderful milestone celebration: The Kiwanis Club "Anniversary Gala" on June 6, 2015. The public is encouraged to attend to join in the celebration and work that this service club has provided to our community - and nation over the years!

Location Info: Route 5, Wallingford, CT

 Duck Race on the Quinnipiac River

Sunday, June 07, 2015

Description: Save the date for the Meriden Lions Club's Annual Duck Race. More details to come.

 New Date Chamber Board of Directors Meeting

Wednesday, June 10, 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 Chamber’s program of work and set policy for the organization. The Board meets on the second Wednesday of each month.

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

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

 SCORE - Counseling Sessions for Businesses

Thursday, June 11, 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, June 11, 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.

 June Chamber Breakfast Club with College Presidents

Friday, June 12, 2015 at 7:30 AM–9:00 AM
At Four Points by Sheraton

Description: Join us for a discussion with some CT College Presidents. More information to come.

Location Info: 275 Research Parkway, Meriden, CT.

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

 Chamber Hispanic Outreach Leaders in Action Meeting

Friday, June 12, 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 Meriden’s Bicentennial and in October which is Hispanic Heritage Month
- Share success stories of the group
- Encourage and mentor the youth by providing excellent Hispanic role models
- Have some fun!

Open to ALL!

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

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

 Spring CAP Conference

Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 8:15 AM
At Four Points by Sheraton

Description: Register now for the Spring CAP Conference (Congregation Assistance Program / Community Awareness Program).

8:15 am - Registration & Continental Breakfast 9:30 am to 3:00 pm - Speaker Topics include: Tom Broffman, PhD. - It's All About the Brain; Harm Reduction Panel - When Just Say NO Doesn’t Work; rev. Dorian Gray Parker - Spiritualilty

There will also be sessions on: Emerging Drug Trends - What We All Need to Know; What's The Buzz - Marijuana in CT; What's Happening in the Real World - Local Success Stories

CAP provides addiction training for people in faith-based and community organizations. Our curriculum covers prevention, intervention, community resources, and support services.

Sponsored by the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Problem Gambling Services and the South Central CT Substance Abuse Council in Wallingford.

Location Info: Research Parkway, Meriden

Contact Info: There is no charge to attend the conference. For more information or to register, call 203.303.3391 or e-mail.

 Spring Mixer Wine & Vodka Tasting

Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 7:00 PM–11:00 PM
At YMCA Mountain Mist Facility

Description: Platt High School Panther Football Booster Club presents this Spring Mixer Wine & Vodka Tasting. All proceeds will benefit the PHS Football Booster Club. Food will be donated by Stew Leonard's. Enjoy food, raffle, cash bar, and music.

The Booster Club isaccepting all forms of donations for our raffle table, gift cards, raffle items or baskets, monetary donations, & sponsorships are available..

Location Info: 576 High Hill Rd., Meriden

Contact Info: Tickets are $25 or $40 per couple and may be purchased at the door. Must be 21 years old to attend. For tickets call Brian Frederick at 203.631.8113, Lori D'Avanzo at 860.919.5384, Jason Birdie Nelson at 203.927.2571, Nelson Rocky Winston at 860.712.6585 or e-mail.

 Hubbard Park Charity Race Series: Hewitt Run for a Cause

Sunday, June 21, 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! (5K and 1K) Raising funds for charities serving the Meriden Community.

Contact Info: www.racehubbardpark.com

 Chamber Young Business Leaders Committee Meeting

Wednesday, June 24, 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. We’ll be glad to answer any questions you have, and of course, tell you why you should become the newest member!

Location Info: 3 Colony Street Suite 301

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

 2nd Annual Gaylord Gauntlet 5K

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Description: Get ready for a day of fun and challenge as you navigate through manmade and natural obstacles through woods and field. Teams are encouraged and prizes will be awarded. Proceeds benefit the Gaylord Sports Association which provides adaptive sports to people with physical disabilities.

Location Info: Gaylord Farms Road, Wallingford CT

Contact Info: Registration is $45 in advance and $50 after April 1st! Click here for more information or to register.

 Hubbard Park Charity Race Series: Central CT Pet Fair Dog Walk & 5K

Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 8:30 AM
At Hubbard Park, Meriden CT

Description: Register (by April 1, 2015) to run 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. (5K at 8:30 AM, Dog Walk at 9:30 AM) Raising funds for CT Humane Society shelter pets & programs of the Meriden Rotary Foundation.

Contact Info: www.racehubbardpark.com

 Chamber Education/Technology Committee Meeting

Tuesday, June 30, 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.

July 2015

 Chamber Health and Wellness Council Meeting

Wednesday, July 01, 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, July 01, 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.

 Chamber Government and Business Development Committee

Monday, July 06, 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 Ambassadors - Membership Committee Meeting

Thursday, July 09, 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, July 09, 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, July 10, 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 Meriden’s Bicentennial and in October which is Hispanic Heritage Month
- Share success stories of the group
- Encourage and mentor the youth by providing excellent Hispanic role models
- Have some fun!

Open to ALL!

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

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

 Chamber Human Resources Roundtable

Friday, July 17, 2015 at 8:30 AM
At Hunter's Ambulance

Description: The HR Roundtable will be an interactive forum for anyone who has Human Resources/personnel responsibility, including small business owners, office manager, and front line supervisors.

Our objective is to: • Provide a forum to exchange ideas • Offer guidance regarding employee related concerns (Hiring, Firing, FMLA, Performance Reviews, etc…) • Discuss current HR trends • Stay informed regarding legislation • Provide chamber members with another avenue for professional development and networking

Join the conversation!

Location Info: 450 W. Main St., Training Rm., Meriden

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

 Chamber Education/Technology Committee Meeting

Tuesday, July 28, 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, July 29, 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. We’ll be glad to answer any questions you have, and of course, tell you why you should become the newest member!

Location Info: 3 Colony Street Suite 301

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

 July Chamber Breakfast Club Celebrates Education

Friday, July 31, 2015 at 7:30 AM–9:00 AM
At Four Points by Sheraton

Description: The Midstate Chamber, Workforce Alliance, and the Meriden Health & Human Services Summer Youth Employment Program invite all members and their staff to attend this special breakfast to honor the Chamber's Sanford S. Shorr Education Award Winners.

Program is as follows: 7:30 to 8:00 - Arrival, Full Buffet Breakfast, Networking 8:00 to 8:30 - Chamber Announcements, Recognition 8:30 to 9:00 - Education Award Presentation.

Sponsored by Workforce Alliance, TD Bank and Silver City Sports Bar & Grill. Sponsorship opportunities are available.

Location Info: 275 Research Parkway, Meriden

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.

August 2015

 Chamber Government and Business Development Committee

Monday, August 03, 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, August 05, 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, August 05, 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.

 New Date Chamber Board of Directors Meeting

Wednesday, August 12, 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 Chamber’s program of work and set policy for the organization. The Board meets on the second Wednesday of each month.

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

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

 SCORE - Counseling Sessions for Businesses

Thursday, August 13, 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, August 13, 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, August 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 Meriden’s Bicentennial and in October which is Hispanic Heritage Month
- Share success stories of the group
- Encourage and mentor the youth by providing excellent Hispanic role models
- Have some fun!

Open to ALL!

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

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

 Chamber Education/Technology Committee Meeting

Tuesday, August 25, 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, August 26, 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. We’ll be glad to answer any questions you have, and of course, tell you why you should become the newest member!

Location Info: 3 Colony Street Suite 301

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

September 2015

 Chamber Health and Wellness Council Meeting

Wednesday, September 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, 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.

 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 Chamber’s program of work and set policy for the organization. The Board meets on the second Wednesday of each month.

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

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

 Chamber Ambassadors - Membership Committee Meeting

Thursday, 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.

 United Way of Meriden & Wallingford 2015-2016 Campaign Kickoff BAH

Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
At TBA

Description: Come join us for this Annual Busines After Hours and United Way of Meriden and Wallingford Campaign Kickoff. This is one of those dynamic agencies and special events that really connect the great communities of Meriden and Wallingford.

 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 TBA

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. More information to come.

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

 Chamber Hispanic Outreach Leaders in Action Meeting

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

Open to ALL!

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

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

 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 Government and Business Development Committee

Monday, September 14, 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 Human Resources Roundtable

Friday, September 18, 2015 at 8:30 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: The HR Roundtable will be an interactive forum for anyone who has Human Resources/personnel responsibility, including small business owners, office manager, and front line supervisors.

Our objective is to: • Provide a forum to exchange ideas • Offer guidance regarding employee related concerns (Hiring, Firing, FMLA, Performance Reviews, etc…) • Discuss current HR trends • Stay informed regarding legislation • Provide chamber members with another avenue for professional development and networking

Join the conversation!

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

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

 Business After Hours Hosted by Masonicare

Wednesday, September 23, 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 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.

 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. We’ll be glad to answer any questions you have, and of course, tell you why you should become the newest member!

Location Info: 3 Colony Street Suite 301

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

October 2015

 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.

 Chamber Health and Wellness Council Meeting

Wednesday, October 07, 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, 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.

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

Open to ALL!

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

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

 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 Chamber’s program of work and set policy for the organization. The Board meets on the second Wednesday of each month.

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

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

 Business After Hours 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.

 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. We’ll be glad to answer any questions you have, and of course, tell you why you should become the newest member!

Location Info: 3 Colony Street Suite 301

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

 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.

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

Open to ALL!

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

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. We’ll be glad to answer any questions you have, and of course, tell you why you should become the newest member!

Location Info: 3 Colony Street Suite 301

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

 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.

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.

 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 Chamber’s program of work and set policy for the organization. The Board meets on the second Wednesday of each month.

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

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

 SCORE - Counseling Sessions for Businesses

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

Open to ALL!

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

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.

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