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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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June 2021

Celebrate the Summer Solstice with Cessa and The Zach!

Sunday, June 20, 2021 at 6:30 PM–8:00 PM
At Hubbard Park Gazebo (Behind the Bandshell)

Description: Join us for a FREE concert where you will have the opportunity to make a donation towards our THREE favorite Do Good organizations.

Pack a picnic, bring chairs, and celebrate Dad!

CBN-Alliance Networking Group

Tuesday, June 22, 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!

Location Info: Meeting ID 858 1823 6122Passcode 1103

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

REALTOR BREAKFAST: OPIOIDS 101

Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 8:15 PM–9:15 PM
At Meriden Department of Health and Human Services

Description: Theft of prescription drugs during open houses is on the rise. Make sure your clients are armed with the information they need to protect themselves.

Come learn how you can be a partner with local public health, prevention groups, First Responders and others to address the opioid epidemic. We will give you an overview of the current opioid crisis, give tips on what you can do as a Realtor, and provide you with resources to give to your clients.

This meeting is presented by the Meriden Department of Health and Human Services, Meriden Healthy Youth Coalition, and Rushford.

Parking available across the street or in lot next to Clinic entrance.

RSVP to Elizabeth at edemerchant@meridenct.gov or call 203-630-4288 by Friday, June 18, 2021.

An agenda will be sent out prior to the meeting.

Location Info: 165 Miller Street, 2nd Floor Teen Room, Meriden, CT 06450

How to Negotiate with Your Suppliers

Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 1:00 PM–2:00 PM
At Virtual

Description: LIVE WEBINARHow to Negotiate with Your Suppliers with Tom Maier, Principal, ActionCOACH. Free but registration required

Successful negotiation with your suppliers requires a combination of emotional intelligence, business intelligence and financial fundamentals. Making a vendor a true business partner takes more than exhaustive haggling or power play pressure. Learn how mastering these business basics can lead to improved margins, lower expenses and competitive advantages. You'll be shocked to learn what you may have been leaving on the table for years.

Contact Info: Click here for more info and to register!

Chamber Education/Technology Committee Meeting

RSVP Now Tuesday, June 29, 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.

How to Validate Your Business Idea (Before You Jump Off into Thin Air)

Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 3:00 PM–4:00 PM
At Virtual

Description: LIVE WEBINARHow to Validate Your Business Idea (Before You Jump Off into Thin Air) with Rich Portelance, Founder / CEO of CareerPath. Free but registration required

Many business startup and product introduction disasters are preventable. But unfortunately, the entrepreneur fails to ask the right questions of the right people, in the right numbers, in the right way. Find out why enthusiasm and love of "the idea" so often overwhelms basic market research and how you can avoid wasting time and money, only to throw your efforts on the scrap heap. Learn the amazingly easy steps that make up the craft of idea validation and the tricks to keep from telling yourself what you want to hear. .

Contact Info: Click here for more information and to register!

July 2021

HUBCAP's Small Business Launch Shortcourse

Thursday, July 1, 2021 at 5:30 PM–7:00 PM

Description: Join HUBCAP'S Small Business Launch Shortcourse to learn how to start and grow your small business right in Wallingford. Gain knowledge and network with peers and service providers across three Thursdays, 5:30-7 in July. This course is designed for new and recently launched small businesses. $35 HUBCAP Small Business Launch Shortcourse fee due at first session.

For inquiries and to register, please send your name, email, and cell number to info@hubcapwallingford.org.

Wood Signs Workshop with Ariana D'Avanzo

Thursday, July 1, 2021 at 6:30 PM–8:15 PM
At Gallery 53

Description: Thursdays, 7/1, 7/8, 7/15 / 6:30 PM - 8:15 PM$60 - members / $65 - non-members+$20 materials

Gallery 53 is hosting an all-new class! In this class you will be a carpenter, a painter, and a designer! We will be making wood entry signs with interchangeable seasonal emblems. Students will have the option to do Welcome, Home, or their last name. We will be painting, we will be sanding, we will be staining, and of course we will be laughing! This class will be for 3 weeks on Thursday evenings.

Location Info: 53 Colony Street, Meriden, CT

Contact Info: Click here to register.

Tech Tuesday: Supply Chain Attack Mitigation

Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at 12:00 PM–1:00 PM
At Hybrid

Description: Join us every first Tuesday of the month at 12pm for Tech Tuesdays with Scott Gombar of Nwaj Tech! This month's topic will be Supply Chain Attack Mitigation!

Email Membership@midstatechamber.com or call 203-235-7901 to attend!

Chamber Health and Wellness Council Meeting

RSVP Now Wednesday, July 7, 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.

Create Your 90-Day Action Plan with Tom Maier, Principal, ActionCoach

Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at 11:00 AM–1:00 PM
At Virtual

Description: ONLINE WORKSHOPCreate Your 90-Day Action Plan with Tom Maier, Principal, ActionCoach

Free but registration required

Are you prepared to grow your business under the "new normal?"Invest four hours over two days in this nationally-conducted workshop and feel more confident and ready to meet the uncertain but inevitable challenges of the year ahead. (Plus a little pre-session homework on your business.)

What you will learn:- How to identify the areas of focus for the next 90 days in your business .-How to access proven smart strategies and ‘how to' tools to build your revenue and profits quickly .-How to create a ready-to-implement plan - your personal workbook mapping out precise activities in key areas of your business.-How to implement new ideas for improving your marketing, sales, service, time and team issues - so you put more dollars on the bottom line.

You'll walk away with:-Energy, vision and focus for the next 90 days in your business. -Take home strategies to build your profits right away. -A personal workbook mapping out precise goals and activity for the next 90 days in all key areas of your business. - A network of business contacts to work with. - The skills and the tools to get more done in less time. -A clear understanding of what has worked in your business and what hasn't and why. -New ways to get your team to take responsibility and ownership of their roles in the business leaving you with more free time to work on the business.

Contact Info: Click here to register for the two-day workshop!

CBN-Alliance Networking Group

Tuesday, July 13, 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.

Government and Business Development Committee

RSVP Now Tuesday, July 13, 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.

Speaking from Your Sweet Spot: Communicating Your Value to Clients & Customers

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at 1:00 PM–2:00 PM
At Virtual

Description: LIVE WEBINARSpeaking from Your Sweet Spot: Communicating Your Value to Clients & Customers with Justin Ickes, Founder, Justine Ickes Coaching & Consulting

Free but registration required

Are you ready to up-level your communication so you can land that new business account? What if you knew exactly what to say when approaching potential new clients? How great would it be to speak with confidence about your business and services?

In this interactive webinar, you will:-Learn a visual thinking tool that can help you become a better communicator, manager and leader- Identify your unique mix of professional knowledge, skills and experience-Build a mental model that will help you succinctly communicate your value-add to potential customers and clients

Contact Info: Click here to register.

Midstate Chamber Board of Directors Meeting

RSVP Now Wednesday, July 14, 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.

Chamber Hispanic Outreach Leaders in Action Meeting

RSVP Now Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at 3:00 PM–4:00 PM
At Via Zoom--see above for Meeting ID and Passcode

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!

Reserve this date on your calendar
Zoom Meeting ID: 939 1628 0846
Passcode: 109245
One tap mobile
+19292056099,,93916280846#,,,,*109245# US (New York)

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

You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown!

Friday, July 23, 2021 through Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 7:30 PM
At Hubbard Park Bandshell

Description: Join us this summer for family-friendly, live theatre under the stars!

Good grief! It's our first live, in-person show in over a year! The Tony Award-winning musical "You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown" - presented under the stars for two performances only!

Don't miss the show that USA Today calls "great for kids - and even better for grown-ups!".

See the classic Peanuts characters you love come to life on stage in this heartwarming and hilarious musical for the whole family!

Twilight Concert Series at Meriden Green: Inner Groove

Saturday, July 24, 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

Hei-Hei it's the CYT Summer Program

Monday, July 26, 2021 through Saturday, August 7, 2021 at 9:00 AM–4:00 PM

Description: -Youth Theatre summer program dates: July 26 - August 7 (we are hoping 9am - 4pm, but times TBD.)

- Performances: August 6 & 7

-Open to students entering grades 4-10 in fall of 2021

- Production: Disney's Moana, Jr.

- Pre-register your child(ren) to reserve a spot

For more information, stay connected on Instagram @nelsonhalljr

Contact Info: Click here to register.

CBN-Alliance Networking Group

Tuesday, July 27, 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.