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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

Chamber Government and Business Development Committee

RSVP Now Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 8:30 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 second Tuesday of each month. Open to ALL!

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.

Coping with Loss During the Holidays

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 5:30 PM–6:30 PM
At The Village at Kensington Place Showroom

Description: Coping with Loss During the Holidays Presented by: Marjorie Stoltenhoff, Vitas Representative RSVP BY DECEMBER 5TH 2018 to Edesa Ciscar, Director of Community Relations @203-235-0181 Event Date and Time: Tuesday, December 11th 2018 @5:30 PM to 6:30 PM Please Join Us for refreshments at 5:00 PM Event Location: The Village at Kensington Place Showroom 511 Kensington Ave Meriden, CT 06451 *One complimentary CE credit will be awarded to nurses, social workers, and nursing home administrators depending on your State Regulations. *Please Bring your Professional License Number

Location Info: 511 Kensington Ave Meriden, CT 06451

2018 Annual Craft and Holiday Fair

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 10:00 AM–12:30 PM
At 22 W Main Street, Meriden CT 06451

Description: We are excited to display the talents of our very own seniors! Our sewing, knitting, ceramics, art classes, and clubs will be selling their homemade items. We will also have a cookie walk and raffles. This fair is open to the public for a $10 table charge. Anyone interested in having a table, please contact April Pinto

All profits raised will benefit our 4th annual "Tis the Season for a Senior" gift event.

Location Info: 22 W Main Street, Meriden CT 06451 , 44 Hanover St, Meriden CT 06451 (Parking Address)

Contact Info: April Pinto at apinto@meridenct.gov or 203-237-0066.

 Save the Date 12/12/2018

Midstate Chamber Holiday Celebration

RSVP Now Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 5:30 PM–7:30 PM
At Four Points by Sheraton

Description: The Midstate Chamber Board of Directors and Staff extend a warm invitation to you and your team to join us at this classic event. Celebrate successes of the year, bid farewell to 2018 and enjoy a festive evening with fellow members! A BIG THANKS to our sponsors: American Addiction Centers, A&A Office Systems, Inc.; Liberty Bank, Salon Nathaniel, Ion Bank, Middlesex Community College.

We've created cool sponsor packages starting at just $195. Call us: 203.235.7901 or click here for more details.

Enjoy stations with tasty pasta specialities, carving station with pork tenderloin & chicken marsala, mashed potato station (back by popular demand) sweet treats with hot cocoa station & more! Complimentary house beer, house wine & soft drinks. Cash bar for other libations.

$39 pp if registered & paid by 11.30.18; $45 after 11.30

Candy Cane Networking is Back! Grateful & Giving Back...Fill Santa's Bag with non-perishables or grocery store gift cards to be donated to local food pantries.

Location Info: 275 Research Parkway, Meriden, CT.

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

SCORE - Counseling Sessions for Businesses

RSVP Now Thursday, December 13, 2018 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.

Chamber Marketing & Publicity Committee Meeting

RSVP Now Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 4:00 PM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: This Committee develops, directs & promotes the marketing efforts of the Chamber and Community. Among its tasks are brochures, ads, web site and the annual membership directory. It coordinates with other local, regional and statewide marketing efforts. Open to ALL!

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.

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 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.

Chamber Hispanic Outreach Leaders in Action Meeting

RSVP Now Friday, December 21, 2018 at 12:00 PM–1:00 PM
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

January 2019

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.

 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 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!

February 2019

Business After Hours & Ribbon Cutting Showcasing Employers Assoc. of the NorthEast

RSVP Now Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
At EANE: Employers Assoc. of the NorthEast

Description: EANE: Employers Association of the NorthEast and the Midstate Chamber of Commerce invite you to check out the new location for this organization that provides Human Resources training, support and more for businesses. This is a special "combo" Business After Hours and Ribbon Cutting Celebration and we look forward to a great evening of mingling with you!

Location Info: 300 Church St., Yalesville, CT

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

March 2019

Gallery 53 ANNUAL FUNDRAISING PARTY 2019

Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 7:00 PM–9:00 PM
At Gallery 53

Description: Join Gallery 53 as we celebrate our 111th year with a rollickin', rockin' good time!

This year, we are delighted to have COCONUTSperforming! (www.facebook.com/coconutsfans/) COCONUTS offers their own unique brand of "laughter therapy" based on baby-boomer music and non-stop fun! Our big bash will feature hot and cold appetizers, desserts, wine and G53's signature martini, the "Art-ini"! Plus, our first-ever exhibit of miniature paintings!

Ticket information will be updated on our website and facebook page as it becomes available.So please... Stay tuned!. To Visit our website CLICK HERE. or go to http://www.facebook.com/Gallery53

Tickets for this event are $30.

Location Info: 53 Colony Street, Meriden, CT 06451