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Events

These are the upcoming events that are important to the Business community. The list includes events sponsored by the Chamber as well as other business seminars, workshops and networking opportunities.

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October 2019

Breakfast Club Celebrates Hispanic Heritage

RSVP Now Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 8:00 AM–9:15 AM
At Il Monticello

Description: ALL members and key staff are invited to this special event coordinated by our HOLA - Hispanic Outreach Leaders in Action Committee.

We are delighted to welcome our keynote speaker, CT Commissioner of the Department of Housing, Seila Mosquera-Bruno.

Shining Star Awards will be given to area Hispanic business & community leaders: 2019 HOLA (Hispanic Outreach Leaders in Action) Shining Star Honorees: Lydia Heredia for her dedication as Chairwoman of HOLA for many years, and for her commitment to our community in her many volunteer roles including but not limited to her service with American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Democratic Town Committee, and helping young families for many years with her work at Community Health Center. Oscar Rosado for his long and distinguished career and service with the CT Army National Guard retiring with a rank of Sargent Major - and his commitment to the youth in our community through his coaching volleyball at Maloney High School Apollo Maldonado for sharing his passion for the arts and especially for recent downtown Meriden beautification efforts through his art. Eddie Rivera - for sharing his passion for the arts and especially for recent downtown Meriden beautification efforts through his art.

$20pp in advance; $25 at door and $30 for non-chamber members. Event sponsors include Liberty Bank and MidState Medical Center.

8:-8:30 AM Arrival, Networking, Breakfast 8:30-8:45 AM Chamber Awards 8:45-9:15AM Presentation including Q&A

Location Info: 577 South Broad St., Meriden

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

Digital Essentials Workshop

RSVP Now Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 12:00 PM
At The Farms Country Club

Description: Your local chamber and your hometown digital marketing agency invites you to attend a series of FREE workshops designed to help local businesses better understand and utilize digital marketing services. The first session begins on Wednesday, October 16 at 12pm followed by subsequent sessions on October 30, November 6 and the final session is on November 13th.

Location Info: Wallingford, CT

Contact Info: http://myrecordjournal.secondstreetapp.com/Digital-Marketing-Essentials-Course-Midstate-2019/

Young Business Leaders of CT Meeting

RSVP Now Thursday, October 17, 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.

Business After Hours: Meriden & Wallingford Chrysalis

RSVP Now Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
At Augusta Curtis Cultural Center

Description: All members are invited to attend this special event to learn more about the services provided by Meriden & Wallingford Chrysalis. Mingle with members of the Midstate Chamber and business and community leaders. Also, help fill a van for the Chrysalis Domestic Violence Shelter with paper products, non-perishable foods, personal hygiene items, cleaning supplies, twin sheets, pillows, and towels.

Location Info: 175 E Main St, Meriden

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

Chamber Education/Technology Committee Meeting

RSVP Now Tuesday, October 22, 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.

Chamber Hispanic Outreach Leaders in Action Meeting

RSVP Now Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 12:00 PM–1:30 PM
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

Meriden Candidate Forum presented by RJ Media Group

Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 6:00 PM–8:30 PM
At Washington Middle School

Description: Come out to hear from the candidates running for City Council and Mayor. . Record-Journal Editor & Senior Vice President Ralph Tomaselli will moderate.

The moderator and panel will ask a broad range of questions provided by the Record-Journal and Midstate Chamber. The moderator will ask select questions from the public.

Video of the forum will be broadcast on the Record-Journal website and social media.

Location Info: 1225 N Broad St, Meriden

Digital Essentials Workshops

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 12:00 PM
At Homebase Digital

Description: Your local chamber and your hometown digital marketing agency invites you to attend a series of FREE workshops designed to help local businesses better understand and utilize digital marketing services. In this workshop the main focus will be "Social Media and is it that important?" Limited to 15 participates and lunch provided by Homebase Digital.

Location Info: 500 South Broad Street, 2nd Floor

Business After Hours:Midstate & Q Chambers w/ United Way-Find Your Non Profit Match

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
At Club Lucent

Description: Find Your Perfect Nonprofit Match Nonprofits: Looking for board members?

Volunteers: Seeking a way to get involved?

Come to our Business After Hours and Nonprofit Speed Dating Event. Nonprofit Speed Dating is a way to connect community members who are interested in serving on nonprofit boards with qualified board candidates. Nonprofit representatives will have a few minutes to get acquainted one on one with each candidate and then move on to the next. There will be Beer, Wine and Food. Come Join Us!!!

Location Info: 25 N. Plains Hwy Wallingford

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

November 2019

Chamber Health and Wellness Council Meeting

RSVP Now Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 8:30 AM
At Chamber Office~ Place TBD

Description: The Council is dedicated to identifying and promoting best practices in community and employee health and wellness through advocacy for health care access, literacy, policy and programs.

Location Info: Address TBD

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

Digital Essentials Workshop

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 12:00 PM
At Homebase Digital

Description: Your local chamber and your hometown digital marketing agency invites you to attend a series of FREE workshops designed to help local businesses better understand and utilize digital marketing services. In this workshop the main focus will be "SEO,SEM,GMB. What are these and why are they important for your business?" Limited to 15 participates and lunch provided by Homebase Digital.

Location Info: 500 South Broad Street, 2nd floor, Meriden

Business After Hours: Salon Nathaniel Signature Grand Opening | Wallingford

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
At Salon Nathaniel Signature

Description: All members are invited to attend this special event to celebrate Salon Nathaniel's expansion and Grand Opening of their new Wallingford location. Come join us in celebrating this incredible achievement!

Location Info: 33 North Main Street, Wallingford

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

Better Business Summit

Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 8:00 AM–4:00 PM
At Red Lion in Cromwell

Description: We're partnering with Better Business Bureau Serving Connecticut to kick off the second annual Better BUSINESS Summit just 25 minutes south of Hartford, and we hope to see you there!

#BBS19 is designed to support Connecticut businesses and professionals, giving them an opportunity to learn, grow and connect with thought leaders and industry experts.

It's a day for you to spend working ON your business instead of IN it. It's a chance for you to sharpen the tools you need to thrive in Connecticut's tough economy. With keynote speakers like Karen Hinds, Author; Founder and CEO of Workplace Success Group and Tom Rusin, CEO of Global Membership for HomeServe PLC, along with many others

REGISTER NOW! 1.) Go to BetterBusinessSummit.com 2.)Click "Register Now" 3.)Purchase your tickets!* *Select the "EarlyBird" option at checkout to attend the Summit for only $99. That's over $200 in savings. But the offer only lasts while tickets last-so make sure you don't miss your chance! Grab your staff members, colleagues and peers-we'll see you on Nov 7!

Location Info: 100 Berlin Rd, Cromwell, CT 06416

Contact Info: Jackie MacKnight jmacknight@ct.bbb.org (860)740-4500 ext.123

Government and Business Development Committee

RSVP Now Tuesday, November 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 am 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.

Public Informational Meeting

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 6:00 PM
At Francis T. Maloney High School (Cafeteria)

Description: Public Informational Meeting South Central Regional Council Of Governments

Route 5 Corridor Study Meriden/Wallingford Meeting Location - Meriden Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. Francis T. Maloney High School - Cafeteria 121 Gravel Street Meriden, CT

1. Public viewing/open house of study graphics and materials

2. Introductions -Stephen Dudley, SCRCOG -Howard Weissberg, City of Meriden -Robert Baltramaitis, Town of Wallingford

3. General Project Information and Design Presentation -Charles Baker, VHB -Bridget Boucaud, VN

4. Public Participation -Comments

SCRCOG, Meriden and Wallingford officials and VHB representatives will be available after the presentation for an informal question and answer session.

Location Info: 121 Gravel Street, Meriden, CT

Digital Essentials Workshop

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 12:00 PM
At Homebase Digital

Description: Your local chamber and your hometown digital marketing agency invites you to attend a series of FREE workshops designed to help local businesses better understand and utilize digital marketing services. In this workshop the main focus will be "Customers and Lead List. How to grow it and what to do with it once you have them " Limited to 15 participates and lunch provided by Homebase Digital.

Location Info: 500 South Broad Street, 2nd Floor, Meriden

Chamber Board of Directors Meeting

RSVP Now Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 3:30 PM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

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

SCORE: Free Confidential Coaching for Small Business Folk

RSVP Now Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 9:00 AM–12:00 PM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: Please call the chamber at 203.235.7901 to make your confidential appointment with a SCORE councilor.

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

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

Record-Journal 3rd Annual 4 Chamber Social, Business After Hours: "Around the World"

RSVP Now Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
At Record Journal - RJ Media Group

Description: The Record-Journal celebrates its 3rd Annual 4 Chamber Social, themed "Around the World".

Thank you to the Midstate Chamber of Commerce, the Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce, the Southington Chamber and the Cheshire Chamber of Commerce for their participation..

All will enjoy beverages, heavy appetizers, gift bags, exciting prizes and more!

This event is open to all businesspeople in the local area. Please use this special link to register!

The event also features (3) $3,000 Marketing Makeover prizes, given away by RJ Media Group - Learn more and enter now at: www.myrecordjournal.com/makeover

This event is proudly sponsored by Bongiovanni Insurance & Financial, LLC and Central CT Transportation.

Location Info: 500 South Broad St., Meriden, CT.

Contact Info: www.myrecordjournal.com/4chamber

Chamber Ambassadors - Membership Committee Meeting

RSVP Now Tuesday, November 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.