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Events

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 2021

AT&T's Small Business Saturdays

Saturday, November 6, 2021 through Saturday, December 18, 2021 at 10:00 AM–8:00 PM
At AT&T Silver Commons Plaza

Description: AT&T is hosting Small Business Saturdays EVERY Saturday! Visit one of the Small Business Saturdays to learn more about:

-Free phone check-ups

-Business and Employee Plan Reviews

-Networking with local businesses

Location Info: 496 South Broad Street, Meriden, CT 06450

Gallery53 Holiday Artisan Fair

Tuesday, November 23, 2021 through Thursday, December 23, 2021

Description: Visit Gallery 53 from November 23rd through December 23rd to see their Holiday Artisan Fair!

Location Info: 53 Colony Street, Meriden, CT 06450

Contact Info: Click here for more information!

December 2021

NCCJ Community Perspectives: Sizeism & The Holiday Season

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at 12:00 PM–1:00 PM
At Virtual- Via Zoom

Description: The holiday season is already upon us, and with that comes a lot of conversations about food consumption that can often feel not so festive. Join NCCJ, as we dip into a discussion on food, feelings, and the judgments we hold about them.

Contact Info: Click here to register.

2021 Communities Talk Series

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at 6:30 PM–7:30 PM
At Virtual

Description: Join this seminar to learn more about: underage drinking, driving under the influence, the effects of alcohol on the developing adolescent brain, and traumatic brain injuries.Listen to a survivor's 1st hand experience.

There will be 2 other sessions held on December 16th and December 21st. All sessions will be held via Zoom.

For more information and to register, please contact erica.skoutas@hhchealth.org .

Midstate Chamber Board of Directors Meeting

RSVP Now Wednesday, December 8, 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.

Holiday Business After Hours at The Farms Country Club

RSVP Now Thursday, December 9, 2021

Description: The Midstate Chamber of Commerce and the Hamden Regional Chamber of Commerce are ringing in the holidays together for a Business After Hours at the Farms Country Club. Join us for a night of networking, fun and holiday cheer!

Must RSVP for this event, $40 per person.

Sponsorship Options:

-Tabletop Sponsor- $195: 2 Event Tickets | Shared Display Table | Company Name on Table Signs

-Silver Sponsor- $395: 4 Event Tickets | Shared Display Table | Company Name on Table Signs

-Gold Sponsor- $575: Great for Small Businesses 6 Event Tickets | Web Ad for 1 month- prime placement | Full Display Table | LOGO on Table Signs | 1 Mailing Insert

-Premier Sponsor- $995: Entertain Clients and Staff 10 Event Tickets | 1 Minute "Commercial or Holiday Wish | Web Ad for 3 months- prime placement | 1 E-Minder Ad | Full Display Table | Banner Displayed | LOGO on Table Signs | 1 Mailing Insert

-Title Sponsor- $1,295: Tremendous Package Includes 15 Event Tickets | 2 Minute "Commercial or Holiday Wish | Web Ad for 6 months- prime placement | You are a featured Business of the Month on our Facebook Page (you pick the month!) | Full Page Feature/Ad in Newsletter | 2 E-Minder Messages | Full Display Table | Banner Displayed | LOGO on Table Signs

Location Info: 180 Cheshire Rd, Wallingford, CT 06492

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

CEDF: Employment Law Changes Impacting Your Business

Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 1:00 PM–2:00 PM
At Virtual

Description: New Connecticut legislation changes the way small businesses can hire, discipline and legally discharge workers. Learn the implications for your operation, how to stay in compliance with the law, and what you need to do to avoid penalties or costly, contentious litigation.Find out what's changed regarding:

-CT Paid Family & Medical Leave.

-CT's new wage range disclosure law.

-CT's new prohibitions on age-related application questions.

-Vaccine mandates, remote work challenges and other COVID-related back to work issues.

- Workplace implications of legalized pot

Free but registration is required!

Contact Info: CLick here to register!

A Historical Christmas

Saturday, December 11, 2021 through Sunday, December 12, 2021 at 4:00 PM–8:00 PM
At The Andrews Homestead

Description: Visit the Andrews Homestead for a tour of the 1760 period house that is decorated for the Holidays!

Santa will be there to greet visitors!

Beverages will be served. Free admissions-donations appreciated!

Location Info: 424 West Main Street, Meriden, CT 06451

CBN-Alliance Networking Group

Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at 8:30 AM–9:30 AM
At Hamden Regional 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: 3074 Whitney Ave Building 1, Hamden, CT 06518

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

Author Visit: Meg Waite Clayton

Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at 7:00 PM
At Virtual

Description: Join the Meriden Public Library for a virtual discussion with New York Times best selling author, Meg Waite Clayton. Don't miss out on this opportunity to dive deeper into her novels The Last Train to London and The Postmistress of Paris.

This will be presented via Zoom and registration is required.

This presentation is made posssible by the generous donations made to the Friends of the Meriden Public Library Association, Inc. to support the Library's: Temple B'Nai Abraham World War II Holocaust and Genocide Collection.

This event is co-sponsored by Adath Israel, Voices of Hope and Bloomfield Public Library.

Contact Info: Click here to register!

Get to know the Midstate Chamber of Commerce!

RSVP Now Wednesday, December 15, 2021 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, Meriden, CT 06450

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

Small Business Workshop: Running a Profitable Company

RSVP Now Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at 5:00 PM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: Are you ready to LAUNCH your business to the next level? Join Midstate Chamber and TD Bank to learn more on how to take your business to the top! This session will cover topics of running a profitable company. Please RSVP.

Location Info: 546 South Broad Street, Suite 2C, Meriden, CT 06450

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

CBN-Alliance Networking Group

Tuesday, December 28, 2021 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, December 28, 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.

Small Business Workshops: Assessing your Companies Financial Needs

RSVP Now Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at 5:00 PM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: Are you ready to LAUNCH your business to the next level? Join Midstate Chamber and TD Bank to learn more on how to take your business to the top! This sessing will cover assessing your companies financial needs! Please RSVP.

Location Info: 546 South Broad Street, Suite 2C, Meriden, CT 06450

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

January 2022

Chamber Health and Wellness Council Meeting

RSVP Now Wednesday, January 5, 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.

CBN-Alliance Networking Group

Tuesday, January 11, 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.

Midstate Chamber Board of Directors Meeting

RSVP Now Wednesday, January 12, 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, January 14, 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.

Human Resources Roundtable

RSVP Now Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 9:00 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. The group meets every other month at 9:00am.

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.