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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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April 2019

Midstate Chamber AM Workshop: Professional Speaking Signals - the WOW Factor

RSVP Now Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 7:45 AM–9:15 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: This is part of the Midstate Chamber AM Workshop Series!

Attendees will learn more at this session on the following: Improve Your Speaking Skills, SHINE in front of your audience, Tailor your Approach to Anyone, Transform Your Presentation that will Get You That WOW Factor - and more!

Presented by Midstate Chamber member Thom Knowlton, Knowlton Communications

Chamber Members:$10 in advance; Members to be $20. Fee includes refreshments and presentation *Registration changes must be made 2 days prior to event to avoid charge*

7:45 a.m.-8:15 a.m. Arrival, Networking, & Morning Snacks
8:1-9:15 a.m. Presentation including Q&A

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

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

AAC Complimentary Believable Hope Support for Families

RSVP Now Tuesday, April 23, 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

GOLF Committee Meeting

RSVP Now Wednesday, April 24, 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.

The 41st Annual Meriden Daffodil Festival and Business and Community Showcase

RSVP Now Saturday, April 27, 2019 through Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
At Hubbard Park

Description: Contact the Midstate Chamber today if you are interested in showcasing your business to over 50,000 people on Daffodil Festival weekend.

We will have up to 65 vendors under the huge heated and security controlled tent. This year is a "Beach Theme" in the Expo tent and we are encouraging our exhibitors to be creative and embrace the theme!

Also, Sunday at the Festival will have additional participation from our Health and Wellness council member businesses to draw but another type of audience.

You can always visit www.daffodilfest.com for specific details about the 41st Annual event! With food, crafts, music, fireworks, amusements and a parade that has to be seen to be believed, the Meriden Daffodil Festival is a springtime funfest for old and young, couples and singles, families and friends.

Location Info: West Main street, Meriden, CT.

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

Fundamentals of Economic Development presented by CERC

RSVP Now Monday, April 29, 2019 at 4:00 PM–6:00 PM
At Luchs Consulting Engineers

Description: Fundamentals of Economic Development

Working together to improve the economic vitality of our state, cities and towns is so important. During this workshop we will learn about the strategies we can use to create a thriving, pro-business environment in our own downtown, so please join the conversation!

?The Making Meriden Business Center team invites you to join them for a free 2 hour workshop on The Fundamentals of Economic Development.

Location Info: 89 Colony Street, Meriden CT

Contact Info: Click here to register.

Chamber Education/Technology Committee Meeting

RSVP Now Tuesday, April 30, 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.

May 2019

Chamber Health and Wellness Council Meeting

RSVP Now Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 8:30 AM
At TriCircle

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: 6 Way Rd. Middlefield, CT 06455

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

GOLF Committee Meeting

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 4:00 PM–5:00 PM
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.

GOLF Committee Meeting

RSVP Now Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 4:00 PM–5:00 PM
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 Board of Directors Meeting

RSVP Now Wednesday, May 8, 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, May 9, 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.

Government and Business Development Committee

RSVP Now Tuesday, May 14, 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.

GOLF Committee Meeting

RSVP Now Wednesday, May 15, 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, May 15, 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, May 16, 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.

2019 Job, Employment and Career Fair at Westfierld Meriden Mall!

RSVP Now Friday, May 17, 2019 at 12:00 PM–3:00 PM
At Westfield Meriden Mall

Description: Employers looking to hire can find the talent on Friday, May 17, 2019 at the 2019 Job, Employment and Career Fair at Westfield Meriden Mall, 470 Lewis Ave., Meriden, CT.

Our previous Job Fairs in 2018 were amazingly SUCCESSFUL and attracted over 500 registered job seekers with a variety of talents. All exhibiting employers were very pleased and now we're hosting a pre-summer job fair at Westfield Meriden Mall.

Start the summer of 2019 off right with the talent that your company requires.

Westfield Meriden Mall will be transformed into an employment networking space from 12:00 p.m. through 3:00 p.m. and feature 25 employers or more.

The job fair is co-hosted by Workforce Alliance, the American Job Center, the Midstate Chamber of Commerce, Westfield Property Group Meriden and the Record-Journal Media Group.

Location Info: 470 Lewis Ave., Meriden, CT

Contact Info: Employers can register through the Midstate Chamber of Commerce at (203) 235-7901, email info@midstatechamber.com or contact the Workforce Alliance at (203) 867-4030 x 254.

Employers can also visit www.midstatechamber.com/calendar/2019jobfair/ for more details and to see which other businesses are participating!

Chamber Ambassadors - Membership Committee Meeting

RSVP Now Tuesday, May 21, 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.

GOLF Committee Meeting

RSVP Now Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 4:00 PM–5:00 PM
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 Education/Technology Committee Meeting

RSVP Now Tuesday, May 28, 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.

GOLF Committee Meeting

RSVP Now Wednesday, May 29, 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.