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This is our combined event calendar for the Business and Community events so you can best plan your activities in the central Connecticut community.  We want you to know what a vibrant and active community looks like!

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March 2019

Chamber Ambassadors - Membership Committee Meeting

RSVP Now Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 8:30 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: 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: 546 So. Broad St., Suite 2C, Meriden, CT 06450

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

Vitas Healthcare: Reducing Re-Admissions & Length of Stay

RSVP Now Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 5:30 PM–6:30 PM
At Village of Kensington Place Showroom

Description: Vitas Healthcare Presents: Reducing Re-Admissions & Length of Stay.

Presented by: Marjorie Stoltenhoff, Vitas Representative

Please JOIN US for Dinner at 5:00PM

One complimentary CE credit will be awarded to nurses, social workers, and nursing home administrators depending on your State Regulations.

Please bring your professional license number.

Location Info: 511 Kensington Place, Meriden, CT 06451

Contact Info: RSVP by March 19 to Edesa Ciscar, Director of Community Relations 203.235.0181

 Save the Date 3/20/2019

Connecticut Business Day at the LOB

RSVP Now Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 8:00 AM–12:00 PM
At Legislative Office Building

Description: Join hundreds of business leaders at this annual event and share your business story with lawmakers. Legislators need to hear from the business community as they look to help employers grow the economy and create more jobs.

Check-in & networking: 7:30 am; followed by the program: 9-11 am; then time to visit your legislators: 11 am.

There is no fee to attend this program.

The morning begins with a welcome session, followed by breakouts that give you an opportunity to meet with your legislators and share your successes and challenges. Make your voice heard.

Sponsored by CBIA and the Connecticut Association of Chambers of Commerce (CACCE)

Location Info: 300 Capitol Ave., Hartford, CT.

Contact Info: Click here to register.

GOLF Committee Meeting

RSVP Now Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 8:30 AM–9:30 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce Office

Description: Golf Committee Meeting:

All members are welcome to help plan for the 32nd Annual Ray Permentier Classic.

Location Info: 546 So. Broad Street, Suite 2C, Meriden, CT 06451

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

Chamber Hispanic Outreach Leaders in Action Meeting

RSVP Now Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 9:00 AM–10:15 AM

Description: The Chamber's Hispanic Outreach Leaders in Action Committee invite all members regardless of nationality to attend their monthly meetings. HOLA's Objectives are: Encourage participation in the Chamber; Encourage participation in the Community; Grow leadership from the Hispanic Community; Improve business connections; Participate in promoting Hispanic Heritage including in Meriden's Bicentennial and in October which is Hispanic Heritage Month; Share success stories of the group; Encourage and mentor the youth by providing excellent Hispanic role models; Have some fun!

Open to ALL!

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

Business After Hours-4th Annual Multi-Chamber Networking Event

RSVP Now Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 5:30 PM
At Webster Bank Arena

Description: Come out for a fun night of Networking and Hockey.

Join members from the Chamber of Commerce's' across the state at 5:30 PM for an evening of networking and stay to watch the Sound Tigers take on Toronto Marlies at 7 PM at the Webster Bank Arena!

Entry Price is $30 per person Each entry includes networking, Sound Tigers game ticket, Appetizers, and ONE drink ticket.

Registration must be completed by Tuesday, March 19th, on any participating Chamber of Commerce website.


For any further questions, Please contact Séan Allison at the Sound Tigers home office; Phone number- 203-345-4829 or email me at: sean.allison@harboryardse.com

Location Info: 600 Main St. Bridgeport, CT 06604

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

Young Business Leaders of CT Meeting

RSVP Now Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 8:30 AM–9:30 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: The Young Business Leaders of Connecticut invites all young professionals between 21 and 39 years old to come and be Involved in this group affiliated with the Midstate Chamber of Commerce that offers personal and professional growth opportunities to all. TELL US what you want / need to achieve your goals for 2018, 2019 and beyond.

Location Info: 546 South Broad St., 2C, Meriden

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

Spiritual Lenten Reflections

RSVP Now Thursday, March 21, 2019 through Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 7:00 PM–8:30 PM
At The Chiara Center

Description: Join Us for our Spiritual Lenten Reflections lectures on March 21st and March 28th.

We will be featuring subjects such as:

Human Suffering and Advance Directives

Presented by: Sister Suzanne Gross, FSE, Administrator Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care

As well as: Grief and Loss

Presented by: Sister Catherine Mary Clarke, FSE, LCSW Francis Barillaro, Hospice Volunteer

Sponsored by: Franciscan Life Center

RSVP by calling 203-237-8084 or email gretchenr@flcenter.org

This event is open to anyone who is suffering from grief, due to some kind of loss, and is looking for help. Please RSVP Today.

Location Info: 275 Finch Ave, Meriden, CT06450

Business After Hours- Girls Inc. 100th Year Kick Off Celebration!!

RSVP Now Friday, March 22, 2019 at 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
At Girls Inc.

Description: 2019 is the year Girls Inc. of Meriden turns 100 years old!! Do not miss out on our year long celebration of the Strong, Smart, and Bold! There will be Raffles and Prizes for all who wish to participate as well as Refreshments. Come on down and join us in our Kick off to a full year of celebrations!!!

Location Info: 130 Lincoln St, Meriden, CT 06451

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

Casino Bus Trip to Benefit Alzheimer's Association

RSVP Now Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 1:30 PM–9:30 PM
At Mohegan Sun Casino

Description: The Social Accountability Committee will be sponsoring a Mohegan Sun Casino Bus Trip on Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 for anyone who is interested in joining us.

All proceeds will be donated to the Alzheimer's Association.

The cost is $45 per person, this includes $30 back in vouchers ($15 for food AND $15 for betting wheel). It ends up only costing $15 for transportation and that includes the driver's tip!

There will games and prizes for entertainment during the bus ride.

B.Y.O.B. food and beverage on the Bus!!

The Bus will be leaving at 1:45PM from the commuter lot on route 5, right next to Zandri's Stillwood Inn in Wallingford. PLEASE BE PROMPT!!

The Bus will be leaving Mohegan Sun at 8:00 PM with an expected arrival time in Wallingford for 9:30PM.

For more information or to reserve your seat, Please email Jen Basley at JGracie@masonicare.org. Payment is due 02/15/19.

Please feel free to invite your friends and family, all are welcome!

A Fun night at the Casino that helps fund a good cause, who could ask anything better than that?!?!! We look forward to seeing you there = )

Location Info: 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd, Uncasville, CT 06382

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

Join the YBLCT group at the Meriden St. Patrick's Day Parade

Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 2:00 PM
At Parade steps off on Parker Ave. in Meriden…

Description: THREE Ways TO HELP: 1. Please bring non-perishable food or canned goods on the day of the parade. The YBL will be marching and collecting items from bystanders!

2. Canned goods can also be dropped off at the following locations: Midstate Chamber of Commerce, 546 South Broad Street, Ste. 2C in Meriden

3. TAKE UP A FOOD COLLECTION @ YOUR BUSINESS! (Call 203.235.7901 - YBL'ers will collect your donations on Friday before the parade)

Location Info: continues on East Main street to West Main to Bradley Ave.

Contact Info: Please Contact us if you have any other questions! (203)235-7901

Skill Up for Manufacturing

Monday, March 25, 2019 through Friday, April 26, 2019

Description: Manufacture Your Future


Connecticut resident Minimum HS Diploma/GED 18 years or older

Unemployed, Under-Employed or Dislocated Worker

Computer Experience or Mechanically Inclined Like "Hands-On" work

Good at Math

*FREE* to those who successfully complete an Assessment and Eligibility session REQUIRED after application. SUPPORT SERVICES include travel reimbursement, daycare assistance and required books, tools & clothing.

CASH STIPEND for successful completion of training benchmarks.

For FAQs, The Course Outline, and Resources Click Here.

APPLY TODAY @workforcealliance.biz/skillup

Put your strengths to work and gain the skills needed to move quickly into manufacturing jobs!

Complete the initial application form online to attend *FREE* 5-WEEK CLASS: MARCH 25 - APRIL 26, 2019 at Gateway Community College, New Haven


These employers and more will recruit from the class for open positions. Incentives offered for paid on-the-job training.

DID YOU KNOW? CT has 13,000+ manufacturing jobs to be filled..

Contact Info: Questions? Call coordinator: Steve Johnson 203-867-4030- ext. 233

Speed Networking at Durant's Party Rentals with the Midstate and Waterbury Chamber

RSVP Now Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 8:00 AM–9:30 AM
At Durant's Party Rentals

Description: Durant's Party Rentals is our host for this incredible event to be held in their exclusive party tent. Add Speed Networking with Midstate Chamber and Greater Waterbury Chamber and you've got an incredible program! $15 pp includes refreshments and the opportunity to meet lots of new contacts for your business. Seize this opportunity and attend this valuable program.

Location Info: 20 Putnam Place, Cheshire, CT 06410

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

Chamber Education/Technology Committee Meeting

RSVP Now Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 8:30 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: This 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: 546 So. Broad St., Suite 2C, Meriden, CT 06450

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

AAC Complimenarty Believable Hope Support for Families

RSVP Now Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 6:30 PM–8:30 PM
At Middlesex Community College, ROOM 808A

Description: Be a part of our recovery group. We are a welcoming, honest support group created just for the families and friends of people struggling with addiction.

This is a free community service offered by American Addiction Centers. With coast-to-coast treatment options and a "whole person" approach to long-term recovery, American Addiction Centers has spent decades helping people recover from drug and alcohol addiction in specialized healing environments across the country. Learn More.

Doors open at 6:30
Group meeting 7:00 - 8:30*
*Group begins promptly at 7:00

Meets every other Tuesday.

Location Info: 100 Training Hill Rd, Middletown, CT.

Contact Info: Questions? Email us at recoveryallies@contactaac.com

If you or a loved one is struggling with substance abuse, please call 860-573-4408

Business After Hours- Women & Families Center: Meet the New CEO

RSVP Now Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
At Women & Families Center

Description: Come out to this event where you'll have the chance to meet WFC's new CEO, Wayne Valaitis and also learn about Robyn's House, WFC's newest addition!

Location Info: 169 Colony St, Meriden, CT 06451

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

Coalition on Housing & Homelessness: Nonprofit Legislative Breakfast

RSVP Now Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 8:00 AM–9:30 AM
At St. Francis of Assisi Fox Parish Hall

Description: Please Join Us Middlesex, New Haven, and Hartford Counties for our NONPROFIT LEGISLATIVE BREAKFAST.

Connect and Network, Learn More about your local Representatives, Let your voice be heard, and be an advocate for nonprofit services.

Please RSVP by 3/21/2019.

Location Info: 10 Elm Street, Middletown, CT 06457

Contact Info: To RSVP Click Here. or visit our website at https://LegislativeBreakfast2019.EventBrite.com

Leadership Academy of Meriden and Wallingford

Friday, March 29, 2019

Description: This program was made possible with grants from the James H. Napier Foundation and the CUNO Foundation.

Kiwanis Club of Meriden: Kiwanis Komedy Night

RSVP Now Friday, March 29, 2019 at 6:00 PM
At North Italian Club

Description: Kiwanis Club of Meriden Presents:


Doors will be opening at 6:00pm. Show starts at 7:30pm

Featured Comedians are: * Mark Brennan * Krystal Dyer *Howie Mason

The cost is $40 per person 21+ (Identification Checked at Door)

Your ticket will include beer, wine, and water. There will also be a Silent Auction and a 50/50 Drawing.


If your looking to have a night with great comedy and community, definitely RSVP. We look forward to having everyone there laughing and snacking with us!!!

Location Info: 43 Thorpe Ave. Meriden, CT 06450

Contact Info: for Tickets and more information please call 203-530-2095, or you can email us by clicking on the RSVP Now button. (meridenkiwanis@gmail.com)

Bridal Show-Save the Date

Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 12:00 PM–3:00 PM
At Durant's Party Rentals

Description: Save the Date-Bridal Show - Durants Party Rentals is hosting its first ever CT Bridal Show at its Cheshire location. Free Admission & Refreshments. Door Prizes & Raffles will also be featured for this event. We will also be raffling off a $1500 rental gift certificate to all brides and attendees. This is a great opportunity for any local CT brides to come on down and check out all the wonderful goods and services your local community has to offer, to help make your special day all that much more memorable. Hope to see you all there!!

Location Info: 20 Putnam Place, Cheshire, CT 06410

Contact Info: Phone Number 203-250-6600