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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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August 2021

Gateway Community College Summer Baking Classes: Pizza Class

Wednesday, August 11, 2021 through Friday, August 13, 2021 at 5:00 PM–9:00 PM
At Gateway Community College

Description: Wednesday & Friday, August 11 & 13

5:00 PM - 9:00 PM | TRAD

CRN 2236 | Cost: $215.00

Instructor: Chris Gentile

Do you love to eat pizza? New Haven, CT is known for having some of the best pizza in the world and many claim that pizza itself originated in New Haven. Learn how to make true New Haven style thin-crust pizza in the commercial bakery at Gateway Community College. Chef Andrew Randi has been perfecting his pizza dough and other various breads throughout his career. You may have sampled his recipes at the Gateway Community College restaurant Café Vincenzo. Students in this class will get hands on experience in the bakery, learning how to make pizza dough from scratch, shaping the dough, and work with a variety of classic and modern toppings.

Contact Info: Click here to register.

Planning to Submit and Understanding Reviews

Thursday, August 12, 2021 at 2:00 PM–3:00 PM
At Via Zoom

Description: Writing a compelling SBIR/STTR proposal can take six weeks or longer, so step one is to prepare a realistic proposal writing schedule and sticking to it. This webinar will begin with guidance on the key milestones to set up as you progress from getting registered to when you submit the proposal PRIOR to the deadline. The webinar will also go over the differences between how agencies handle the review process.

Contact Info: Click here to register.

Business After Hours at Meriden Eye Care!

RSVP Now Thursday, August 12, 2021 at 5:00 PM–7:00 PM

Description: Join the Midstate Chamber of Commerce for our FIRST Business After Hours back! We will be welcoming Meriden Eye Care to their new location as well as

Old Fashioned "Polish Picnic" sponsored by PNA Lodge

Saturday, August 14, 2021 at 12:00 PM–7:00 PM
At Fabulous PNA Park

Description: Join us in celebrating the 120Th Anniversary of our Polish National Alliance, Lodge #513

Featuring from Brulington Ontario, Canada Grammy Nominated John Gora & Gorale--Playing Polka, Rock, Disco Polo and more from 1pm to 6pm.

Food by Czapiga's Polish Market and can be purchased separately from Admission fee of $5.00 PP--Children under 16 free

Everyone Is Welcome!

Location Info: 171 North Plains Industrial Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Contact Info: www.pnapark.com

Cardinal Scarf Workshop with Pat Cavanaugh

Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at 9:00 AM–3:00 PM
At Gallery 53

Description: $55 for members/$65 for non-members (materials included)

Whether you believe Cardinals symbolize love, loyalty, or good luck, or you just think they're beautiful, you will love this delightful hands-on session! Instructor Pat Cavanaugh will show you how easy it can be to create a stunning, hand painted scarf featuring eye-catching Cardinals. It makes a perfect gift . . . or you may want to keep it for yourself! Bring your lunch or snacks to this fun, informal workshop. Fee includes materials.

Location Info: 53 Colony Street, Meriden, CT 06450

Contact Info: Click here to register.

Twilight Concert Series at Meriden Green: #9 (Beatles Tribute)

Friday, August 20, 2021

Description: Twilight Concert Series at Meriden Green. These dates and times are subject to change based on prevailing health directives.

Location Info: State Street, Downtown Meriden

MxCC Enroll in a Day

Saturday, August 21, 2021 at 9:00 AM–1:00 PM
At Middlesex Community College

Description: Enroll in a Day- one-stop, in-person fall semester registration events on July 10, August 7, and August 21. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Meet with an advisor, finalize class schedule, and register for the fall semester. Classes begin August 26. Student services, financial aid, and business offices representatives are available and the MxCC Bookstore will be open. Beginning in the fall, all students who participate in on-campus activities are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Contact Info: Click here to register.

CBN-Alliance Networking Group

Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at 8:00 AM–9:00 AM
At Via Zoom

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 in this NEW YEAR!Join Zoom Meeting:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85818236122?pwd=L1E2ZXQ0akhMWDB0MjZmOWJnVUVkUT09Meeting ID: 858 1823 6122 | Passcode: 1103 | One tap mobile:+16465588656,,85818236122#,,,,*1103# US (New York)

Location Info: Meeting ID 858 1823 6122Passcode 1103

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

Chamber Business Showcase @ The Meriden Farmers Market!

RSVP Now Saturday, August 28, 2021 at 8:30 AM–2:00 PM
At Meriden Green

Description: Join us on Saturday, August 28th for our first Business Showcase in conjunction with the Meriden Farmers Market in honor of the Midstate Chamber of Commerce's 125th Anniversary! Members are encouraged to reserve a space at this showcase to build their customer base and meet the community in which they serve!

Location Info: 77 State Street, Meriden, CT 06450

Contact Info: Click here for to reserve your spot!Call the Midstate Chamber of Commerce at 203.235.7901 or info@midstatechamber.com.

Chamber Education/Technology Committee Meeting

RSVP Now Tuesday, August 31, 2021 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.

September 2021

Chamber Health and Wellness Council Meeting

RSVP Now Wednesday, September 1, 2021 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.

Boys & Girl's Club of Meriden Golf Tournament

Thursday, September 2, 2021 at 10:00 AM
At Hunter Golf Club

Description: Join the Boys & Girls Club of Meriden for their 31st annual Alumni Association Golf Tournament! You will find sponsorship and tournament details in the brochure link below.

Location Info: 688 Westfield Road, Meriden, 06450

Contact Info: Click here for the full brochure!

Twilight Concert Series at Meriden Green: Bad Dog

Friday, September 3, 2021

Description: Twilight Concert Series at Meriden Green. These dates and times are subject to change based on prevailing health directives.

Location Info: State Street, Downtown Meriden

CBN-Alliance Networking Group

Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at 8:00 AM–9:00 AM
At Via Zoom

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 in this NEW YEAR!Join Zoom Meeting:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85818236122?pwd=L1E2ZXQ0akhMWDB0MjZmOWJnVUVkUT09Meeting ID: 858 1823 6122 | Passcode: 1103 | One tap mobile:+16465588656,,85818236122#,,,,*1103# US (New York)

Location Info: Meeting ID 858 1823 6122Passcode 1103

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, September 8, 2021 at 3:30 PM–5:00 PM
At Chamber Board Room

Location Info: 546 So. Broad St., Meriden, CT

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

Government and Business Development Committee

RSVP Now Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 9:00 AM–10:00 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 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.

Wheeler Clinic 36th Annual Golf Classic

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Description: Register today for Wheeler Health's 36th Annual Golf Classic, Presented by Mutual of America.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Join us at the Country Club of Farmington for another year of great golf, food, and an opportunity to help raise money for an amazing cause. Register to golf or sponsor the tournament today; this event will sell out! ,P.See how your support makes an impact.,BR.This year's tournament supports our Basic Needs Fund, which addresses a range of environmental and social factors that interfere with a patient's health and well-being, but which are not addressed by other means of funding. This fund allows our community health workers to address environmental conditions in the homes, neighborhoods, and communities of patients at our Family Health & Wellness Centers that might lead to poor health outcomes and cannot be accessed through a patient's own resources and/or community-based programs.

Contact Info: register or sponsor here.

MidState Chamber's 125th Anniversary Celebration & Awards Dinner

RSVP Now Saturday, September 18, 2021

Description: Save the Date. More information to come.

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

CBN-Alliance Networking Group

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 8:00 AM–9:00 AM
At Via Zoom

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 in this NEW YEAR!Join Zoom Meeting:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85818236122?pwd=L1E2ZXQ0akhMWDB0MjZmOWJnVUVkUT09Meeting ID: 858 1823 6122 | Passcode: 1103 | One tap mobile:+16465588656,,85818236122#,,,,*1103# US (New York)

Location Info: Meeting ID 858 1823 6122Passcode 1103

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

Gallery 53: Kusama Bus Trip

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Description: The bus trip sponsored by Meriden Parks & Recreation (link: https://www.meridenct.gov/city-services/parks-and-recreation/) to see Kusama: Cosmic Nature at the New York Botanical Garden has been re-scheduled for Wednesday, September 22nd! Cost is $102 per person, based on 30 - 35 people attending.

Contact Info: Click here for more information and reservations.