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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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March 2020

Healthy Legs for a Healthy Life

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
At The Village At Kensington Place

Description: Join us in conjunction with our expert partners to discuss how to improve lower-body health. We will be covering topics including Lymphedema (leg swelling), fall prevention and balance issues all related to the lower body. A complimentary dinner will be served. Adam Ferguson, DO Adam works for Comprehensive Orthopaedics as an Orthopedic Surgeon, specializing in lower extremities Evan Harris, MD, RPVI Evan is a Lead Medical Doctor (MD), registered physician in vascular interpretation (RPB) and won the "Castle Connolly Top Doctor" award in 2019 Julianne Munda Julianne graduated from Misericordia University with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She is a physical therapist at Ivyrehab Wallingford and is LSVT BIG certified and trained in OTAGO for fall prevention Please RSVP to Keith Fenton at 203.235.0181 or email kfenton@benchmarkquality.com

Location Info: 511 Kensington Avenue, Meriden CT

Connecticut Business Day 2020

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 7:30 AM–12:00 PM
At Legislative Office Building

Description: Make your voice heard! Sponsored by CBIA and the Connecticut Association of Chambers of Commerce Register Now Support this annual event by making sure your members join hundreds of business leaders from across the state at the Capitol March 4. Your participation is critical to the success of Business Day. The morning begins with a welcome session, followed by breakouts that give you an opportunity to meet with your legislators, share success stories, and discuss solutions to some of the state's biggest challenges. As a sponsoring organization, you'll be asked to: Spread the word and invite your members Promote Business Day in your communications Pledge to attend with as many members as possible For your members' convenience, they can register here.

Location Info: | 300 Capitol Ave | Hartford

Contact Info: To be listed as a supporting organization of Connecticut Business Day 2020, contact Adam Ney (860.244.1933).

Chamber Health and Wellness Council Meeting

RSVP Now Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 8:30 AM
At Meriden Center Genesis Health Care

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: 845 Paddock Ave, Meriden, CT 06450

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

Ribbon Cutting - Castle Craig Players Theater

RSVP Now Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 5:00 PM–6:00 PM
At Castle Craig Players Theater

Description: A Meriden GEM:Castle Craig Players Playhouse in downtown Meriden has just undergone renovations and invites everyone to come out and celebrate with them. Mayor Kevin Scarpati will cut the ribbon around 5:30 pm.

Location Info: 59 West Main Street Meriden, CT

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

Olde Church Concert Series

Friday, March 6, 2020 at 6:00 PM
At First Church

Description: An Acoustic Experience featuring the music of Brooke Dougan, Bandshes, and The Bargain. Music begins at 7:00pm. Affordable dinner options are available in Fellowship Hall beginning at 6:00pm. Free-will offering at the door.

Location Info: 62 Colony Street, Meriden

"PNA Friday Night Feast"

Friday, March 6, 2020 at 6:45 PM
At Polish National Alliance (upstairs ballroom)

Description: Join us for our St. Patrick's Irish dinner and gathering of 2020 . Special Musical Performance by the " New Haven County" Firefighters Emerald Society Pipes & Drums. ( Note: time of Performance is 6:45pm and doors open at 6:30 pm) Our "Corned Beef & Cabbage " dinner * will be prepared by Special Guest Chef--Michael's Deli of Cheshire- with Mike Gould & the gang. The Bar will be Open and our bartenders are ready to serve your favorite beverage(s)!! * Food will be sold separately for this event and is $10.00 PER PLATE Members and their guests are welcome! >> Please NOTE: Because it is lent, Macaroni & Cheese Will also be served for those eating meatless

Location Info: 15 Prince Street, Wallingford

SCORE Connecticut Small Business Week Lucheon

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Description: SCORE Connecticut invites you to celebrate Small Business Week and SBA's Small Business Award Winners Every year since 1963, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week, which recognizes the critical contributions of America's small business owners. As part of National Small Business Week being celebrated May 3rd-9th, Connecticut SCORE has invited the U.S. Small Business Administration to highlight the impact of outstanding small business owners and small business champions throughout the state. Connecticut's winners will be celebrated at the annual award luncheon on May 7th, 2020 at Anthony's Ocean View in New Haven. For more info and to register please click here: https://conta.cc/2T90BAW

Location Info: 450 Lighthouse Rd, New Haven, CT 06512

Goat Yoga

Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 10:30 AM
At Dunkin Donuts Park

Description: Goat Yoga at Dunkin' Donuts Park. Limited Room Available. 10:30am & 12pm. BYOM - Bring Your Own Mat. Goats will be provided!

Location Info: 1214 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103

Government and Business Development Committee

RSVP Now Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 3:30 PM–4:30 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.

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.

Business After Hours-5th Annual Multi-Chamber Networking Event

RSVP Now Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 5:30 PM
At Webster Bank Arena

Description: Come out for a fun night of Networking and Hockey.

Join members from the Chamber of Commerce's' across the state at 5:30 PM for an evening of networking and stay to watch the Sound Tigers take on Toronto Marlies at 7 PM at the Webster Bank Arena!

Entry Price is $30 per person Each entry includes networking, Sound Tigers game ticket, Appetizers, and ONE drink ticket.

Registration must be completed by Tuesday, March 19th, on any participating Chamber of Commerce website.

NO DAY OF GAME ORDERS. TICKETS ARE SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY. RSVP TODAY TO GUARENTEE YOUR SEATS.

For any further questions, Please contact Séan Allison at the Sound Tigers home office; Phone number- 203-345-4829 or email me at: sean.allison@harboryardse.com

Location Info: 600 Main St. Bridgeport, CT 06604

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

SCORE: Free Confidential Coaching for Small Business Folk

RSVP Now Thursday, March 12, 2020 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.

Chamber Board of Directors Meeting

RSVP Now Thursday, March 12, 2020 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.

Dinner and a Show Comedy Night - Nutmeg State Chamber Alliance with Midstate & Hamden

RSVP Now Friday, March 13, 2020 at 6:00 PM
At The Farms Country Club

Description: Nutmeg Chamber Alliance, Hamden Regional & Midstate Chambers of Commerce present Dinner and a Show Comedy Night Hosted by Peter Vouras.

Dinner starts at 6pm and show at 7:30 Tickets $50pp

Comedians include: Bryan Flynn, Bob Luparello and Johnny Rizzo

Location Info: 180 Cheshire Rd, Wallingford Ct.

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

Our Lady Queen of Angels Parish Corned Beef Dinner

Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 4:00 PM–6:00 PM
At Holy Angels Center

Description: Menu: Corned Beef, Cabbage, Potatoes, Carrots, Bread and Dessert & Coffee. Tickets: $12 Adults, $15 at the door, $5 Children (5-12) Free Children Under 4 Music by: Connecticut's Bristol Old Tyme Fiddler's Club. Tickets will be available after Masses starting Feb 29th and at the Parish Office.

Certified Food Protection Manager Class

Monday, March 16, 2020 at 8:00 AM–1:00 PM
At Teen Conference Room 2nd floor

Description: The Environmental Health Office is offering a two day training on March 16 from 8:00 AM 1:00 PM and March 23 from 8:00 AM 11:00 AM to become a certified food protection manager. Attendance at both days is REQUIRED; the cost of the class is $100 per person and includes the training book, a thermometer, and the Prometric test. Classes will be held at 165 Miller Street on the 2nd Floor in the Teen Conference Room. Class size is limited, please call 203-630-4230 to register.

Location Info: 165 Miller Street

Business After Hours at Jonal Labs

RSVP Now Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
At Jonal Labs

Description: Come out for a good time of networking and getting to know the Jonal Labs Team! This longstanding Meriden company manuractures parts for the aerospace industry. This event will take you behind the scenes for a special look at their "BIG EQUIPMENT" See you there!

Location Info: 290 Pratt St. Meriden, CT (enter near loading dock - first floor)

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

Boscov's 30th Annual Berks Jazz Fest in Reading, PA

Friday, March 27, 2020 through Sunday, April 5, 2020

Description: 30th Annual Berks Jazz Fest in Reading, PA. Events will be happening at various venues through out the Reading, PA area. Please go to; berksjazzfest.com for a full list of dates, artists and venues and information on how to purchase tickets. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Weidenhammer Box Office at the Santander Arena, 7th and Penn Streets, Reading, PA or online through Ticketmaster, www.berkjazzfest.com/tickets

Contact Info: Berks Arlt Council www.berksarts.org or call 610-898-1930

EasterSeals 27th Chocolate & Food Festival

RSVP Now Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 12:00 PM–5:00 PM
At Naugatuck Event Center

Description: Come and sample an overflowing assortment of scrumptious chocolate, specialty and gourmet foods, samplings of beer and wine provided by well-respected local businesses. You can also expect: Vendors offering unique gifts, products and services. An assortment of food trucks. Music, silent auction, special drawings, door prizes, demonstrations,

Location Info: 6 Rubber Ave, Naugatuck, Ct

Contact Info: For more information email: events@eswct.com or Call: Carolee 203-754-5141, ext. 243

Chamber Education/Technology Committee Meeting

RSVP Now Tuesday, March 31, 2020 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.

Chamber Education/Technology Committee Meeting

RSVP Now Tuesday, March 31, 2020 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.