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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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November 2018

Gallery 53 Holiday Artisan Fair

Friday, November 23, 2018 through Sunday, December 23, 2018

Description: Holiday Hours Tues- Fri 12-4 Saturdays 10-3 Sundays 12-3 Thurs. Dec. 6th till 7 Free 2 hour parking in garage - Free gift wrapping

Location Info: 53 Colony Street, Meriden, CT

Contact Info: 203-235-5347

December 2018

Breakfast with Santa!!

Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 8:30 AM–11:00 AM
At Polish National Alliance Park

Description: Looking to build some new holiday traditions and memories with your family? Then come on down to the PNA Park on December 15th 2018 at 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM and enjoy some BREAKFAST WITH SANTA. Breakfast will include a buffet of pancakes, eggs, sausage, bacon, coffee, tea and juice etc. Santa will have a special prize for all good boys and girls. Children can also make a Christmas craft and have their picture take with the Jolly Head Elf. The cost is $5 per person or $20 per family *ALL PROCEEDS WILL BENEFIT PROGRAMS AT THE ULBRICH BOYS & GIRLS CLUB* Santa's Sleigh will be landing at the: Polish National Alliance Park 171 N Plains Road Wallingford, CT 06492 on December 15th 2018 @8:30 AM to 11:00 AM *JOIN US and Enjoy a little holiday fun with Family and Friends*

Location Info: 171 N Plains Road Wallingford, CT 06492

Chamber Education/Technology Committee Meeting

RSVP Now Tuesday, December 18, 2018 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.

AAC Recovery Allies Group!

RSVP Now Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 6:30 PM–8:30 PM
At Middlesex Community College, ROOM 808A

Description: Be a part of our Recovery Allies Group. Recovery Allies is a welcoming, honest support group created just for the families and friends of people struggling with addiction.

Recovery Allies 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

Chamber Hispanic Outreach Leaders in Action Meeting

RSVP Now Wednesday, December 19, 2018 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

Chamber Ambassadors - Membership Committee Meeting

RSVP Now Thursday, December 20, 2018 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.

January 2019

Government and Business Development Committee

RSVP Now Tuesday, January 8, 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 meets at 8:30 a.m on the first Wednesday of each month. Open to ALL!

Location Info: 3 Colony St., Meriden, CT 06450

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

HOLA 2019 New Year Fundraiser

RSVP Now Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 5:30 PM–7:30 PM
At Silver City Sports Bar & Grill/Four Points By Sheraton

Description: WELCOME TO THE NEW YEAR 2019 Come Join Us for some fun, networking, dancing and More. There will be complimentary appetizers, cash bar, and raffles. No Admission FEE Donations are gladly accepted Cash, Credit, and Check Donations Accepted. All donations are to made payable to Midstate Chamber, Please write HOLA 2019 in memo section 100% of all proceeds benefit the 2019 HOLA Education Fund HELP SUPPORT THE HOLA COMMITTEE AND OUR STUDENTS-FUTURE LEADERS- IN OUR COMMUNITIES RSVP in advance is appreciated: Midstate Chamber of Commerce 203-235-7901 info@midstatechamber.com www.midstatechamber.com Or simply click the link below

Location Info: 275 Research Parkway Meriden, CT 06450

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

Chamber Board of Directors Meeting

RSVP Now Wednesday, January 9, 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.

 New Date 1/9/2019

HOLA Holiday FriendRaiser and FundRaiser

RSVP Now Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
At Four Points by Sheraton

Description: Join us for the Annual HOLA (Hispanic Outreach Leaders in Action) Friend raiser at the Four Points by Sheraton.

This event is following Three Kings Day!

Location Info: 275 Research Parkway, Meriden, CT 06450

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

SCORE - Counseling Sessions for Businesses

RSVP Now Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 9:00 AM–12:00 PM
At Chamber of Commerce

Description: Looking for FREE business advice? Perhaps you are looking to expand your services or are considering a new product - or something else! Call or email to make an appointment for this free and confidential 1 hour Business Counseling session. Chamber members get first preference for appointments. SCORE is a group of volunteer business people - more info on them may be found here at their website.

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.

Business After Hours-An Evening with the New Britian Bees

Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 5:30 PM–7:30 PM
At New Britian Stadium

Description: Please Join Us On January 10th 2019 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm @ New Britian Stadium for an evening filled with beer, wine, soft drinks, hors d'oeuvres and (of course) Bees! We are working diligently to bring some buzz back to New Britian Stadium and need your help. Please RSVP by Jan.4th 2019 Contact Mr. Sal Scarpati @ 860-826-2337 ext. 106 or email sscarpati@nbbees.com We look forward to having everyone there!!

Location Info: 230 John Karbonic Way New Britiain,CT 06051

Contact Info: Please RSVP by Jan.4th 2019 Contact Mr. Sal Scarpati @ 860-826-2337 ext. 106 or email sscarpati@nbbees.com

Chamber Ambassadors - Membership Committee Meeting

RSVP Now Tuesday, January 15, 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.

Chamber Hispanic Outreach Leaders in Action Meeting

RSVP Now Wednesday, January 16, 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, January 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.

Chamber New Years AM Networking

RSVP Now Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 8:00 AM–9:00 AM
At Downtown Coffee Shop

Description: Stop in on your way into the office and join us for some Morning networking! Meet Tina -The owner- coffee is on her! You can purchase some of her great breakfast items… or maybe grab a little lunch for later. Bring your smile and business cards & RSVP in advance so we can save you a fresh cup of our finest coffee! We hope to see everyone there!!!

Location Info: 33 West Main Street Meriden, CT 06450

Contact Info: RSVP to the Midstate Chamber of Commerce at 203-235-7901 or See more

 Save the Date 1/25/2019

Regional Legislative Breakfast sponsored by AT&T

RSVP Now Friday, January 25, 2019 at 7:30 AM–9:00 AM
At TBA

Description: Details to follow!

Chamber Education/Technology Committee Meeting

RSVP Now Tuesday, January 29, 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.

February 2019

Government and Business Development Committee

RSVP Now Tuesday, February 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 meets at 8:30 a.m on the first Wednesday of each month. Open to ALL!

Location Info: 3 Colony St., Meriden, CT 06450

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

Chamber Board of Directors Meeting

RSVP Now Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 3:30 PM
At EANE - Empolyers Association of the NorthEast

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: 300 Church St., Yalesville, CT 06492

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