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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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January 2019

Chamber New Years AM Networking

RSVP Now Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 8:00 AM–9:00 AM
At Downtown Coffee Shop

Description: Stop in on your way into the office and join us for some Morning networking! Meet Tina -The owner- coffee is on her! You can purchase some of her great breakfast items… or maybe grab a little lunch for later. Bring your smile and business cards & RSVP in advance so we can save you a fresh cup of our finest coffee! We hope to see everyone there!!!

Location Info: 33 West Main Street Meriden, CT 06450

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

 Save the Date 1/25/2019

Regional Legislative Breakfast sponsored by AT&T and Updike, Kelly and Spellacy

RSVP Now Friday, January 25, 2019 at 7:30 AM–9:00 AM
At Il Monticello

Description: The Midstate Chamber of Commerce, the Cheshire Chamber of Commerce and HUBCAP Wallingford would like to invite you to participate in our Annual Regional Legislative Breakfast event to be held on Friday, January 19, 2018 at Il Monticello, 577 South Broad St., Meriden.

Our Annual Legislative Breakfast has become a popular event for our members and Legislators. This event will be in a roundtable format where each legislator will have their own table with constituents to discuss topics of choice from the attendees.

The event begins at 7:30 a.m. with a full buffet breakfast followed by the roundtable discussions beginning at 8:00 a.m. The One-On-One Roundtable discussions will continue until 9:00 a.m. at which time the program will conclude. This event is sponsored by AT&T and Updike, Kelly and Spellacy.

We are inviting legislators who represent the towns of Cheshire, Meriden, and Wallingford to attend. In our area, this means the 82nd, 84th, 83rd, 85th, 86th, 87th, 89th, 90th and 103rd Assembly Districts as well as the 13th, 16th, 34th Senatorial Districts.

Advance Tickets are $15 for members, $25 at the door for members and $35 for non-chamber members.

Location Info: 577 South Broad Street on the Meriden & Wallingford town line.

Contact Info: Please RSVP via e-mail to info@midstatechamber.com so that we can create a name badge for you

Spanish Classes Offered at SCOW

Monday, January 28, 2019 through Monday, March 4, 2019 at 5:30 PM–7:30 PM
At Spanish Community of Wallingford - SCOW

Description: How many times have you wanted to learn or improve your Spanish? Well, here is your chance to start! We will be holding our first 5-week session, beginning January 28th, 2019. Come in to register at SCOW as soon as possible, because space is limited.

Instructor is Diana Grippen. $30 pp for 5 sessions. First Come, First Served as space is limited to 12 people.

Location Info: 284 Washington St., Wallingford

Contact Info: Call (203)265-5866, for more information.

Chamber Education/Technology Committee Meeting

RSVP Now Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 8:30 AM
At Middlesex Community College

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: Training Hill Rd., Middletown, CT

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

February 2019

Leadership Academy of Meriden and Wallingford

Friday, February 1, 2019

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

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

Ribbon Cutting Celebration: Show Love Sports Bar

RSVP Now Friday, February 1, 2019 at 5:00 PM–6:00 PM
At Show Love Sports Bar

Description: Join us in welcoming new business and new member of the Midstate Chamber of Commerce, Show Love Sports Bar. The Ribbon Cutting with Mayor Scarpati will take place at approximately 5:30 p.m.

Location Info: 575 North Colony St., Meriden

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

AAC Recovery Allies Group!

RSVP Now Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 6:30 PM–8:30 PM
At Middlesex Community College, ROOM 808A

Description: Be a part of our Recovery Allies Group. Recovery Allies is a welcoming, honest support group created just for the families and friends of people struggling with addiction.

Recovery Allies 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

The " I Love My Library' Dinner" at Violi's

Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 12:00 PM–4:30 PM
At Violi's Restaurant

Description: Sunday Afternoon, Feb. 10, 2019 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm. (LAST SEATING 3:00 PM) $25.00 per person Buffet. Soda. Dessert. Cash Bar TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE FRIENDS BOOKSTORE

Location Info: 688 Westfield Rd. , Meriden CT

Contact Info: 203-639-1505

Government and Business Development Committee

RSVP Now Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 8:30 AM–9:30 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 generally meets at 8:30 a.m on the second Tuesday of each month. Open to ALL!

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

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

 New Location 2/13/2019

Chamber Board of Directors Meeting

RSVP Now Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 3:30 PM
At EANE - Empolyers Association of the NorthEast

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: 300 Church St., Yalesville, CT 06492

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

Business After Hours & Ribbon Cutting Showcasing Employers Assoc. of the NorthEast

RSVP Now Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
At EANE: Employers Assoc. of the NorthEast

Description: EANE: Employers Association of the NorthEast and the Midstate Chamber of Commerce invite you to check out the new location for this organization that provides Human Resources training, support and more for businesses. This is a special "combo" Business After Hours and Ribbon Cutting Celebration and we look forward to a great evening of mingling with you!

Location Info: 300 Church St., Yalesville, CT

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

Leadership Academy of Meriden and Wallingford

Friday, February 15, 2019

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

Chamber Ambassadors - Membership Committee Meeting

RSVP Now Tuesday, February 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.

AAC Recovery Allies Group!

RSVP Now Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 6:30 PM–8:30 PM
At Middlesex Community College, ROOM 808A

Description: Be a part of our Recovery Allies Group. Recovery Allies is a welcoming, honest support group created just for the families and friends of people struggling with addiction.

Recovery Allies 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

Chamber Hispanic Outreach Leaders in Action Meeting

RSVP Now Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 9:00 AM–10:15 AM
At TBD

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

Young Business Leaders of CT Meeting

RSVP Now Thursday, February 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.

Arts Industry Program

RSVP Now Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 6:00 PM
At Silver City Ballroom

Description: details to follow…l

Location Info: 16 Colony St., Meriden, CT.

Chamber Education/Technology Committee Meeting

RSVP Now Tuesday, February 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.

2019 Scrabble Challenge with Literacy Volunteers

RSVP Now Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 5:30 PM–8:00 PM
At Four Points by Sheraton

Description: Register your team of four (4) online at www.lvagnh.org.

Proceeds benefit the good work of Literacy Volunteers. $35 per player/$140 per table. Prizes for Highest Team Score and Best Literacy-themed Team Costumes!

Location Info: 275 Research Parkway, Meriden, CT

Contact Info: For more information call (203) 235-1714 or e-mail scrabble@lvagnh.org

March 2019

Leadership Academy of Meriden and Wallingford

Friday, March 1, 2019

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