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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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April 2024

Meriden Food Truck Festival

Sunday, April 21, 2024 at 10:00 AM–6:00 PM
At Meriden Mall Upper Parking Lot

Description: 2024 Food Truck Festival

Free Admissions

Food & Crafters

Location Info: 455 Lewis Avenue, Meriden, CT

Contact Info: 860-573-6780

CBN-Alliance Networking Group

RSVP Now Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at 8:30 AM–9:30 AM
At Hamden Regional Chamber

Description: CBNAlliance OPEN Networking Group Meeting: Join Chamber Business Network Alliance which is an OPEN LEADS Group comprised of members from the Midstate Chamber and the Hamden Chamber. All industries welcome (and multiple individuals from the same industry are welcome). Network and make new connections!

Location Info: 2969 Whitney Ave., Hamden

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

Student Career & Industry Exploration Fair at Meriden Public Library

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 at 9:00 AM–2:00 PM
At Meriden Public Library

Description: Come out and join us for a career & industry exploration fair - targeted to high school students! This event is brought to you by The Midstate Chamber of Commerce Education & Technology Committee and sponsored by Workforce Alliance.

There will be interactive demos along with workshops to provide tips on resume building / resume writing, interview skills, and more.

Location Info: 470 Lewis Avenue, Meriden

Contact Info: For more information contact the Chamber at 203-235-7901 or email info@midstatechamber.com. Registration link coming soon!

Visioning Series Strategic Track 1: The Economic Development Market Place

RSVP Now Thursday, April 25, 2024 at 4:00 PM–6:30 PM
At Meriden Public Library

Description: The Meriden Economic Development Corporation (MEDCO), the Meriden Office of Economic and Community Development and the Midstate Chamber of Commerce will hold a (joint) series of strategic planning events during the spring of 2024. The purpose of the event is to begin the development an economic development strategy for the City and MEDCO for the next 3-5 years.

Presentation and conversation about current real estate and business sector conditions in Meriden and in the region.

Topics will include but not be limited to:

  • Market conditions and trends,
  • Current real estate challenges (i.e. vacant commercial space, via COVID and the Amazon effect)
  • Business Sector conditions and challenges (health care, insurance etc)
  • Market Effects: i.e. Housing and Transportation, Climate Change

Refreshments will be served, so registration is required for this free event.

Location Info: 105 Miller Street, Meriden

Walk for Hope

Sunday, April 28, 2024 at 9:00 AM
At Choate Rosemary Hall

Description: WFC Walk to End HomelessnessThe 2023 event was a great success with nearly 200 walkers raising over $20,000 for WFC!The 2024 event benefits the WYSH House program that offers transitional housing for homeless youth from Meriden, Wallingford, Middletown and across the state.

Location Info: 333 Christian Street, Wallingford, CT 06492

Contact Info: Wayne Valaitis 475-775-4890wvalaits@womenfamilies.org

Chamber Education/Technology Committee Meeting

RSVP Now Tuesday, April 30, 2024 at 8:30 AM–9:30 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.

HOLA Committee Meeting

RSVP Now Tuesday, April 30, 2024 at 3:30 PM–4:30 PM
At CEDF

Description: The Chamber's Hispanic Outreach Leaders in Action (HOLA) Committee will be meeting.

Location Info: 965 East Main St, Meriden, CT

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

May 2024

Health and Wellness Council Meeting

RSVP Now Wednesday, May 1, 2024 at 8:30 AM–9:30 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

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: 546 South Broad St, Suite 2 C, Meriden CT 06450

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

2024 Business & Community Expo at the Meriden Daffodil Festival

Saturday, May 4, 2024 through Sunday, May 5, 2024 at 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
At Hubbard Park

Description: The Midstate Chamber of Commerce presents our 2024 Business & community Expo held inconjunction with the Meriden Daffodil Festival.

Location Info: W. Main St., Meriden

Ribbon Cutting - GoHealth Urgent Care - Hartford Healthcare

RSVP Now Tuesday, May 7, 2024 at 10:00 AM–11:00 AM
At GoHealth Urgent Care - Hartford Healthcare

Description: All are invited to join us to welcome this new business and new chamber member!

Location Info: 875 East Main Street, Meriden

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

Ribbon Cutting - Zaida's Hair Braiding

RSVP Now Tuesday, May 7, 2024 at 5:00 PM–6:00 PM
At Zaida's Hair Braiding

Description: All are invited to join us to welcome this new business and new chamber member!

Location Info: Meriden Mall Lewis Ave., Meriden

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

Midstate Chamber Board of Directors Meeting

RSVP Now Wednesday, May 8, 2024 at 3:30 PM–5:00 PM
At SCOW - Spanish Community of Wallingford

Location Info: 284 Washington St., Walllingford

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

EmpowHER - Chamber Women in Business Group

RSVP Now Friday, May 10, 2024 at 10:00 AM
At Meriden Historical Society

Location Info: 41 West Main St., Meriden, CT 06450

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

Government and Business Development Committee

RSVP Now Friday, May 10, 2024 at 2:00 PM–3:00 PM
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. The committee is working on the 2024 Legislative Action Agenda- please submit information on issues that may impact your business / organization in this legislative session.Open to ALL!

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

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

Government and Business Development Committee

RSVP Now Friday, May 10, 2024 at 2:00 PM–3:00 PM
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. The committee is working on the 2024 Legislative Action Agenda- please submit information on issues that may impact your business / organization in this legislative session.Open to ALL!

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

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

Hamden Regional Chamber of Commerce -The Madras Open

Monday, May 13, 2024 at 8:30 AM
At The Farms Country Club

Description: Join us for Hamden Chamber's THE MADRAS OPEN Charity Golf Tournment presented by: Toyota of Wallingford

Click link to Register.

Golf Tournment - This 18 hole player package includes the following per player: 4 person scramble at CTs premier private country club; Mimosa and Bloody Marys at registration; Exciting Contest holes for men and women golfers; Brunch, Hot Dogs on the Turn, Cocktail Hour (1 hour open bar), Dinner; Silent auction, raffle and awards reception. Player thank you gift and so much more!

Registration & Fees: New Early Bird rates expire on 2/29

Location Info: 180 Cheshire Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Contact Info: Meegia Wojcik, 203.288.6431

CBN-Alliance Networking Group

RSVP Now Tuesday, May 14, 2024 at 8:30 AM–9:30 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: CBNAlliance OPEN Networking Group Meeting: Join Chamber Business Network Alliance which is an OPEN LEADS Group comprised of members from the Midstate Chamber and the Hamden Chamber. All industries welcome (and multiple individuals from the same industry are welcome). Network and make new connections!

Location Info: 546 South Broad Street, Meriden, CT 06450

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

Chamber Membership & Ambassador Committee

RSVP Now Thursday, May 16, 2024 at 9:00 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: The purpose of the Membership Committee is to develop, support and enhance the Membership Efforts of the Greater Meriden Chamber of Commerce. The Membership Committee has established four written goals:

- To Support the Efforts of the Chamber Ambassadors

- To Review and Recommend Membership Benefits

- To Conduct and Evaluate Membership Surveys and

- To Review and Recommend Changes in Dues Structure.

The Membership Committee meets at 9:00 a.m. on the third Thursday of each month.

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

Contact Info: RSVP to the Greater Meriden Chamber at 203-235-7901 or info@meridenchamber.com.

Young Business Leaders Meeting & Networking

RSVP Now Thursday, May 16, 2024 at 4:30 PM
At MidState ARC

Description: Are you 21-35 and looking for an OPPORTUNITY to meet fellow young folks interested in business and community while enjoying professional development segments AND giving back? Join us for this meeting!

Weigh in on branding of this group and how to reach more members and increase membership.

Location Info: 200 Research Parkway, Meriden

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

Chamber Meet & Greet

RSVP Now Tuesday, May 21, 2024 at 4:00 PM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: Join us to chat and gather information on how the Midstate Chamber can help YOUR BUSINESS GROW! Learn about our variety of programs as well as our phenomenal Committees. This event is FREE and we encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity!

This program is designed for "not-yet members" - feel free to invite other friends in business.

Location Info: 546 South Broad Street, Suite 2C, Meriden, 06450

Contact Info: Call the Meriden Chamber at 203.235.7901 or email us, or register online.