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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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January 2022

CHC of Meriden Vaccination Clinic

Saturday, January 22, 2022 at 10:00 AM–4:00 PM
At Community Health Center of Meriden

Description: The Community Health Center of Meriden will be holding vaccination clinics every Saturday and Sunday from 10am-4pm at their location on 134 State Street in Meriden. They will be offering Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson vaccines and boosters.

Location Info: 134 State Street, Meriden, 06450

CBN-Alliance Networking Group

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at 8:00 AM–9:00 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 Education/Technology Committee Meeting

RSVP Now Tuesday, January 25, 2022 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.

Tech. Tuesday with Nwaj Tech - CT Incentivizes Adopting a Cybersecurity Framework

RSVP Now Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at 12:00 PM
At Virtual

Description: Topic: CT Incentivizes Adopting a Cybersecurity Framework

How can you protect your CT business from cyber threats and show the state that you are following the best practices?

Plus: What qualifies as a PPI (Personally Identifiable Information) has changed. Attend this session to find out what you need to know!

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

Annual District Scholarship Fair

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at 6:00 PM–7:30 PM
At O.H. Platt High School- Cafeteria.

Description: The students and parents from both Platt and Maloney High Schools are invited to attend and learn more about the local scholarships available to them.

This Scholarship Fair provides an opportunity for students and parents to become familiar with each scholarship committee's criteria and requirements.

In the event of inclement weather, this event's snow date will be on Wednesday, January 26th.

Location Info: 220 Coe Avenue, Meriden, CT

Human Resources Roundtable

RSVP Now Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at 11:00 AM
At Record Journal

Description: This Chamber Committee has focused discussions in relation to various HR issues/topics. Chamber members are invited to attend for discussion, networking, best practices, etc.

Location Info: 500 South Broad Street, Floor 2, Meriden, CT 06450

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

Coffee & Connections - a Virtual Networking Program for Members

RSVP Now Friday, January 28, 2022 at 8:30 AM
At Via Zoom

Description: Be ready to start your day by meeting some great people, you included! You'll have the chance to introduce yourself and your business and then share information of the types of contacts you'd like to make - at this event and in 2022. Enjoy a morning of networking with some new or familiar faces while waking up with your favorite coffee! Join the Midstate Chamber, Hamden Chamber and our members over a cup of coffee to start your day!

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

February 2022

Chamber Health and Wellness Council Meeting

RSVP Now Wednesday, February 2, 2022 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.

Presentation on the Legalization of Marijuana and how it may affect your business

RSVP Now Thursday, February 3, 2022 at 8:30 AM
At via Zoom

Description: Join the Cheshire Chamber of Commerce, Hamden Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Midstate Chamber of Commerce for an informational presentation on the legalization of marijuana and how this may affect your businesses.

Attorney Michael J. Laden and Pam Thornton of Employment Associates of the Northeast (E.A.N.E) will be our presenters.

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

Gallery 53: Ebony & Ivory Exhibit

Friday, February 4, 2022 through Thursday, February 24, 2022

Description: Receiving: Friday, January 28 / 12 - 3 PM & Saturday, January 29 / 10 - 1 PM

Opening Reception: Saturday, February 5 / 12:00 Noon - 1:30 PM

On Exhibit: February 4 - February 24, 2021

Judge: Christine Ivers, PSA-MP, IAPS/MC, PSWC, CPS

"Color is descriptive. Black and white is interpretive."-Eliott Erwitt

Working in black and white forces the artist to focus on the essentials - composition, contrast, negative and positive space. Time and time again, we've seen this singular focus lead to exceptional works of art. That's why we're showcasing black and white work in our February art exhibit.

Ebony & Ivory Art Show is a themed show highlighting black and white works. Pieces may also incorporate a splash of color but should be predominantly black and white. Paintings, drawings, photographs, and digital compositions will be accepted. Four prizes will be awarded.

The Ebony & Ivory Art Show will be on exhibit in the gallery through the month of February. Artists can also submit their work digitally to be featured in the virtual exhibit, online store and social media.

Ebony & Ivory will be juried by Meriden-based artist Christine Ivers. Chris attained a BFA in painting and two dimensional design from Hartford Art School in 1973 and found work in the advertising field for the last 40 years. She has been Creative Director at numerous ad agencies and in 1986 broke off on her own to start her own company. She works with artists in that cross-over world of fine art and digital photography to teach them how to better promote themselves. After raising four daughters, Chris returned to her passion and works in pastels and oils. As a fine artist, Chris has won numerous awards, holds membership in multiple prestigious art societies, and has taught classes across the country.

Click here for the information and entry form: Ebony and Ivory Exhibit.

CBN-Alliance Networking Group

Tuesday, February 8, 2022 at 8:00 AM–9:00 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.

 Save the Date

Regional Legislative Roundtable Breakfast sponsored by AT&T

RSVP Now Tuesday, February 8, 2022 at 8:00 AM–9:30 AM
At Il Monticello

Description: The Midstate Chamber of Commerce, the Cheshire Chamber of Commerce and HUBCAP Wallingford would like to invite you to participate in our Annual Regional Legislative Breakfast event to be held on Tuesday, February 8, 2022.

Our Annual Legislative Breakfast has become a popular event for our members and Legislators. This event will be in a roundtable format where each legislator will have their own table with constituents to discuss topics of choice from the attendees.

The event begins at 8:00 a.m. with a continentalt breakfast followed by the roundtable discussions beginning at 8:15 a.m. The One-On-One Roundtable discussions will continue until 9:30 a.m. at which time the program will conclude. This event is sponsored by AT&T.

We are inviting legislators who represent the towns of Cheshire, Meriden, and Wallingford to attend. In our area, this means the 82nd, 84th, 83rd, 85th, 86th, 87th, 89th, 90th and 103rd Assembly Districts as well as the 13th, 16th, 34th Senatorial Districts.

Advance Tickets are $25 for members, $35 at the door for members and $40 for non-chamber members.

Location Info: 275 Research Parkway, Meriden

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

Midstate Chamber Board of Directors Meeting

RSVP Now Wednesday, February 9, 2022 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 Friday, February 11, 2022 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.

"I Love My Library" Dinner

Sunday, February 13, 2022 at 12:00 PM–3:30 PM
At il Monticello

Description: Join the Friends of the Meriden Public Library and guests for the annual "I Love My Library" Dinner! COVID RULES APPLY! The dinner will include soda/water/coffee, a buffet and dessert.

Buffet includes: penne marinara, chicken marsala, meatballs, oven roasted potatoes, mixed vegetables, house salad, bread & butter.

There will be a basket raffle and art sale! Tickets are available at the Friends Bookstore at 105 Miller Street (East side of the Meriden Public Library).

A NOTE ON TAXES: $3 of your ticket is tax deductible as a charity donation. If a ticket is not used, you may deduct the full $30 as a charity donation. Every ticket given as a business gift is tax deductible as a cost of doing business.

Location Info: 577 South Broad Street, Meriden, 06450

Get to know the Midstate Chamber of Commerce!

RSVP Now Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at 8:30 AM
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

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

CBN-Alliance Networking Group

Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at 8:00 AM–9:00 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 Education/Technology Committee Meeting

RSVP Now Tuesday, February 22, 2022 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.

Platt/Maloney Career Exploration Fair

Thursday, February 24, 2022 at 6:00 PM–7:00 PM
At Maloney High School

Description: Join us for a night of career exploration for both Platt and Maloney students! This event is FREE!!!!

Explore careers in the following areas: Plumbing, Electrician, Barbering, Cosmetology, Law Enforcement, Web Design, Nursing, HVAC, Computer/Technology, Automotive, Nursing, and more!

Thurs., February 24, 2022: 6 PM - 7 PM (English)

7 PM - 8 PM (Spanish)

Please RSVP at Maloney - 203-238-2334

Location Info: 121 Gravel Street, Meriden

March 2022

Chamber Health and Wellness Council Meeting

RSVP Now Wednesday, March 2, 2022 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.