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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 2019

Skill Up for Manufacturing

Monday, March 25, 2019 through Friday, April 26, 2019

Description: Manufacture Your Future

IS THIS YOU?

Connecticut resident Minimum HS Diploma/GED 18 years or older

Unemployed, Under-Employed or Dislocated Worker

Computer Experience or Mechanically Inclined Like "Hands-On" work

Good at Math

*FREE* to those who successfully complete an Assessment and Eligibility session REQUIRED after application. SUPPORT SERVICES include travel reimbursement, daycare assistance and required books, tools & clothing.

CASH STIPEND for successful completion of training benchmarks.

For FAQs, The Course Outline, and Resources Click Here.

APPLY TODAY @workforcealliance.biz/skillup

Put your strengths to work and gain the skills needed to move quickly into manufacturing jobs!

Complete the initial application form online to attend *FREE* 5-WEEK CLASS: MARCH 25 - APRIL 26, 2019 at Gateway Community College, New Haven

MANUFACTURING EMPLOYER PARTNERS

These employers and more will recruit from the class for open positions. Incentives offered for paid on-the-job training.

DID YOU KNOW? CT has 13,000+ manufacturing jobs to be filled..

Contact Info: Questions? Call coordinator: Steve Johnson 203-867-4030- ext. 233

April 2019

GOLF Committee Meeting

RSVP Now Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 8:30 AM–9:30 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce Office

Description: Golf Committee Meeting:

All members are welcome to help plan for the 32nd Annual Ray Permentier Classic.

Location Info: 546 So. Broad Street, Suite 2C, Meriden, CT 06451

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

The Bradley Home and Pavillion presents: A Spring Cards and Board Game Party

RSVP Now Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 2:00 PM–4:00 PM
At The Bradley Home

Description: The Bradley Home and Pavilion are delighted to invite you to our spring cards and board game party!!

Join us for an afternoon of cards and other various board games.

Refreshments will be provided.

Please feel free to invite a friend or two as well to join in on the fun!!

Location Info: 320 Colony Street, Meriden, CT 06450

Contact Info: Please RSVP by April 23rd 2019, to Ms. Anne Dembski @ 203-235-5716.

Anxiety Workshop

Thursday, April 25, 2019 through Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 7:00 PM–8:30 PM
At Franciscan Life Center Campus ( Chiara Center Seminar Room)

Description: Do you, or someone you love, suffer with anxiety? Would you like to learn more about how to handle it? We can help!

The Franciscan Life Center is offering a six-week educational program under the direction of Dr. Thomas Finn, a clinical psychologist on staff. Dr. Finn will present:

* the biology of fear and anxiety

* the psychological roots of anxiety reactions

* controlled breathing and relaxation techniques

* thinking patterns that trigger anxiety and how to change those patterns

* building self-esteem

* assertive communication

Dates: Wednesday, April 25, 2019 Wednesday, May 30, 2019

Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Location: Franciscan Life Center Campus

Chiara Center Seminar Room

275 Finch Avenue

Meriden, CT 06451

Cost: $40.00 per session

Telephone: 203-237-8084

Fax: 203-639-1333

For more information or to register call 203-237-8084 or visit www.flcenter.org

Location Info: 275 Finch Ave, Meriden, CT 06451

Contact Info: For more information or to register call 203-237-8084

The 41st Annual Meriden Daffodil Festival and Business and Community Showcase

RSVP Now Saturday, April 27, 2019 through Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
At Hubbard Park

Description: Contact the Midstate Chamber today if you are interested in showcasing your business to over 50,000 people on Daffodil Festival weekend.

We will have up to 65 vendors under the huge heated and security controlled tent. This year is a "Beach Theme" in the Expo tent and we are encouraging our exhibitors to be creative and embrace the theme!

Also, Sunday at the Festival will have additional participation from our Health and Wellness council member businesses to draw but another type of audience.

You can always visit www.daffodilfest.com for specific details about the 41st Annual event! With food, crafts, music, fireworks, amusements and a parade that has to be seen to be believed, the Meriden Daffodil Festival is a springtime funfest for old and young, couples and singles, families and friends.

Location Info: West Main street, Meriden, CT.

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

Fundamentals of Economic Development presented by CERC

RSVP Now Monday, April 29, 2019 at 4:00 PM–6:00 PM
At Luchs Consulting Engineers

Description: Fundamentals of Economic Development

Working together to improve the economic vitality of our state, cities and towns is so important. During this workshop we will learn about the strategies we can use to create a thriving, pro-business environment in our own downtown, so please join the conversation!

?The Making Meriden Business Center team invites you to join them for a free 2 hour workshop on The Fundamentals of Economic Development.

Location Info: 89 Colony Street, Meriden CT

Contact Info: Click here to register.

Chamber Education/Technology Committee Meeting

RSVP Now Tuesday, April 30, 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.

May 2019

Chamber Health and Wellness Council Meeting

RSVP Now Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 8:30 AM
At TriCircle

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: 6 Way Rd. Middlefield, CT 06455

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

GOLF Committee Meeting

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 4:00 PM–5:00 PM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce Office

Description: Golf Committee Meeting:

All members are welcome to help plan for the 32nd Annual Ray Permentier Classic.

Location Info: 546 So. Broad Street, Suite 2C, Meriden, CT 06451

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

Leadership Academy of Meriden and Wallingford

Friday, May 3, 2019

Description: This program was made possible with grants from the James H. Napier Foundation and the CUNO Foundation.

Chamber Hispanic Outreach Leaders in Action Meeting

RSVP Now Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 9:00 AM–10:15 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

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!

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

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

GOLF Committee Meeting

RSVP Now Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 4:00 PM–5:00 PM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce Office

Description: Golf Committee Meeting:

All members are welcome to help plan for the 32nd Annual Ray Permentier Classic.

Location Info: 546 So. Broad Street, Suite 2C, Meriden, CT 06451

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

Chamber Board of Directors Meeting

RSVP Now Wednesday, May 8, 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.

Girls Inc: Strong, Smart, and Bold Benefit Celebration for Lilliana Nigro-McAuliffe

RSVP Now Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 5:00 PM–8:00 PM
At Zandri's Stillwood Inn

Description: Join Us for Girl's Incorporated of Meriden's Strong, Smart, and Bold Benefit Celebration!!

On Wednesday, May 8th; we will be honoring this year's 2019 recipient:

Lilliana Nigro- McAuliffe

There will be a 5:00pm Cocktail Hour/ Cash Bar

Dinner and presentation will begin promptly at 6:00pm. Meal Choices are: Prime Rib, Chicken Francais, or Vegetarian. Cost is $60 Per Person

Come on down for cocktails and stay for a delicious dinner and an even better presentation honoring this amazing female! Join Us in celebrating 100 years of Strong, Smart, and Bold... Girls Inc.

We hope to see everyone there!!

Location Info: 1074 S. Colony Rd., Rt. 5, Wallingford, CT 06492

Contact Info: Please Contact Girls Inc. of Meriden at 203.235.7146 or email your RSVP to Michelle at michelle@girlsincmeriden.com or for more information and/or sponsorship opportunities.

SCORE: Free Confidential Coaching for Small Business Folk

RSVP Now Thursday, May 9, 2019 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.

Gaylord Specialty Healthcare: Wine, Beer, & Cordial Tasting Event

RSVP Now Friday, May 10, 2019 at 5:30 PM–8:30 PM
At Brooker Building on the Grounds of Gaylord Specialty Healthcare

Description: Gaylord Specialty Healthcare would like to have everyone join us for our Wine, Beer & Cordial Tasting Event!

This event is to benefit renovations to The Brain Injury Unit.

There will be Hearty Appetizers, a Raw Bar, Raffles, Over 20 different Wines to Sample, Craft Beers, and the Billy CoFrances Jazz Quartet will be providing sound entertainment for the evening.

Tickets are available ONLINE ONLY and are priced at $50 per ticket. All benefits go toward a great cause, so please feel free to invite a guest or two!!

Our Sponsors include:

Ives Road Wine & Spirits, Drink Caffeine, TAG, Bohan & Bradstreet (Talent Aquistion Partners) and The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven. THANK YOU!!

Location Info: 50 Gaylord Farm Rd, Wallingford, CT 06492

Contact Info: Go To www.gaylord.org/wine to purchase your ticket today.

Government and Business Development Committee

RSVP Now Tuesday, May 14, 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 generally meets at 8:30 a.m 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.

GOLF Committee Meeting

RSVP Now Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 8:30 AM–9:30 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce Office

Description: Golf Committee Meeting:

All members are welcome to help plan for the 32nd Annual Ray Permentier Classic.

Location Info: 546 So. Broad Street, Suite 2C, Meriden, CT 06451

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

Chamber Hispanic Outreach Leaders in Action Meeting

RSVP Now Wednesday, May 15, 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, May 16, 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.