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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 2023

WBDC: Unleashing the Power of Your Financial Statements (3 part series)

Wednesday, November 29, 2023 through Wednesday, December 13, 2023 at 12:00 PM–1:30 PM
At Your Computer

Description: Financial statements are a collection of reports about your business financial results, financial position, and cash flow. They include the income statement, balance sheet, and cash flow statement. Join WBDC Business Advisor Patricia Klapper as she explains each financial statement and describes how you can use them to gain a better understanding of your business financials.

this is a 3 part series with sessions on November 29th, December 6th, and December 13th, 2023,

Contact Info: Registration is required. Cost is $30per person. Click here for more information or to register.

December 2023

How You Can Communicate With Loved Ones in Spirit

Sunday, December 3, 2023 at 12:00 PM–3:00 PM
At Gallery 53

Description: Medium Beth will teach you about the many ways you can communicate with your loved ones who have passed into the spirit world. There will be a talk, followed by Q&A, exercises, and a meditative journey to reconnect.

Location Info: 53 colony St., Indianna Rm., Meriden, CT

Contact Info: This is a free class. Donations to Gallery 53 would be appreciated. Attendance is limited, register to reserve your seat by clicking here.

Fork+Band Slingshot Ribbon Cutting

RSVP Now Tuesday, December 5, 2023 at 5:00 PM
At Fork+Band Slingshot Gallery

Description: We welcome Andy, Naomi, and their team to the Chamber and central CT business community at a ribbon cutting celebration, starting at 5 pm in the Meriden Mall.

Location Info: Meriden Mall

Health and Wellness Council Meeting

RSVP Now Wednesday, December 6, 2023 at 8:30 AM
At Chamber Office

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: 546 S Main Street, Suite 2C, Meriden

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

Annual Holiday Business After Hours with the Nutmeg State Chamber Alliance

Wednesday, December 6, 2023 at 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
At Violi's II at the Wallingford Country Club

Description: The Midstate and Hamden Regional Chambers along with the Nutmeg State Chamber Alliance invite you to join us at our Annual Holiday Business After Hours.

Join us for candy cane networking, a visit from Santa, and a celebration of 2023.

Location Info: 195 Long Hill Rd., Wallingford

Contact Info: Cost is $40 per person. Register and pay online or contact the Midstate Chamber at 203.235.7901 or email info@midstatechamber.com to be billed.

Boys & Girls Club of Meriden Toy Drive and Ribbon Cutting for New Van Service

RSVP Now Thursday, December 7, 2023 at 1:00 PM
At Boys & Girls Club of Meriden

Description: Join us at the Boys & Girls Club of Meriden for their Ribbon Cutting to celebrate the unveiling of their newest van. Brief ceremony followed by an open house- tours of the clubhouse to be provided. Help them FILL THE VAN by donating a holiday gift to local families iin need this holiday season!

***This van, made possible by the 2023 Bridgestone Driving Great Futures Van Grant, will enable us to provide additional afterschool transportation and arrange additional enrichment opportunities to our youth!**

Location Info: 15 Lincoln Street, Meriden

YBL Meeting

RSVP Now Thursday, December 7, 2023 at 4:00 PM–5:00 PM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: Join the Midstate Chamber in welcoming back the Young Business Leaders group! This event is for networking, connecting and learning more about YBL! Must RSVP.

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

Contact Info: RSVP to the Midstate Chamber of Commerce at 203-235-7901 or info@midstatechamber.com.

The Village at Kensington Place's 2nd Annual Holiday Wreath Stroll

Thursday, December 7, 2023 at 4:00 PM–6:00 PM
At The Village at Kensington Place

Description: We will be hosting our Annual Holiday Wreath Stroll to benefit our One Company Fund! All of the beautifully decorated wreaths will be donated by our generous community partners & associates, and will be silently auctioned throughout the night. Enjoy piano music courtesy of Charlize Pelletier, a student from Maloney High School who performs throughout Connecticut.

Come take a look, place some bids, and enjoy some delicious Chef prepared beverages, desserts & snacks.

All proceeds will benefit Benchmark's One Company Fund, which gives emergency financial assistance to Benchmark associates during times of need.

Location Info: 511 Kensington Avenue, Meriden

Contact Info: RSVP by December 4 to Linda Prinzhorn at 203-235-0181.

Turnkey's First Thursday Business Mixer

Thursday, December 7, 2023 at 5:30 PM
At Turnkey Processing

Description: You're invited to join Turnkey on Thursday at 5:30 PM for their free, Connecticut business mixer. Enjoy free drinks and great food as you form connections with other business owners in the area. We aim to create a fun and friendly social environment where you can get to know professionals in the region.

Location Info: 546 S Broad St., STE 3E Meriden

Contact Info: Register online to attend.

WBDC: Credit Score 101

Thursday, December 7, 2023 at 12:00 PM–1:00 PM
At Your Computer

Description: Whether you're starting a business or already operating one, this session will help you understand the effects of personal finances on business finances, and give you practical tips for improving your credit score. Join WBDC Business Advisor Samantha Cross as she explains personal credit scores and the steps you can take to get your financial house in order.

Contact Info: Registration is required. There is no fee to participate in this webinar. Chick here to register.

WBDC - Digital Marketing Strategies that will Launch Your Brand

Thursday, December 7, 2023 at 2:00 PM–3:00 PM
At Your Computer

Description: Join Ramon Peralta to learn about branding, digital marketing and social media, how and when to adopt such media and particularly what is the right mix for different type of businesses.

Contact Info: Registration is required. There is no fee to participate in this webinar. Click here for more information or to register.

Government and Business Development Committee

RSVP Now Friday, December 8, 2023 at 2:00 PM–3:00 PM
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.Open to ALL!

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

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

Gnome Ornament Workshop

Friday, December 8, 2023 at 6:00 PM–8:00 PM
At Gallery 53

Description: Gnome more regrets! Stop saying "not this time" and come sign up for some fun 'me time'. Come out for a night out with friends, for good laughs and crafts! We will be making 3 Gnome ornaments just in time for the holidays! Add these to your trees, hang them on your banister, or gift them! Suitable for all skill levels. Class facilitator is Ariana D'Avanzo

Location Info: 53 Colony St., Meriden, CT 06451

Contact Info: The cost is $35 for members or $40 for non-members. Materials are included. BYOB event. Click here for more information or to register.

Gilded Age Holiday Tea

Saturday, December 9, 2023 at 12:00 PM–2:00 PM
At Gallery 53

Description: This event is co-sponsored by The Barnes Museum & Gallery 53. There's a chill in the air, and the holiday season will be here before you know it! Celebrate with us at "A Gilded Age Holiday Tea," our signature holiday event! Be transported back to a slower, gentler time in Gallery 53's Indianna Room, located in our historic 1894 Romanesque and Renaissance Revival Style Building! Presenter is Christina Volpe, MA, Curator of The Barnes Museum.

Sit and sip tea around beautifully decorated tables as you sample a selection of savory treats. As you enjoy the refreshments, Christina Volpe, Curator of The Barnes Museum will enlighten us on Victorian Era Holiday Tea customs and etiquette.

Our Gilded Age Holiday Tea promises to be a fun, relaxing, AND interesting event. Don't miss this respite from the hustle and bustle of the holidays

Location Info: 53 Colony St., Indianna Room, Meriden, CT

Contact Info: Cost is $30 per person ages 14+. Reserve your space now by clicking here.

Gingerbread House Workshop

Saturday, December 9, 2023 at 1:00 PM
At Andrews Homestead

Description: Join Carol Murdock, award winning baker as seen on the Food Channel, to create your very own gingerbread house. Chef Murdock studied in Germany and her gingerbread houses have included those at the Wadsworth Atheneum and the State House.

Location Info: 424 W. Main St., Meriden, CT

Contact Info: All materials to create your gingerbread house will be provided. The cost is $30.00. Please register and pay by November 25th by clicking here.

PNA Friday Night Feast

Sunday, December 10, 2023 at 6:30 PM
At Polish National Alliance Park (PNA Park)

Description: Join us and celebrate National Polish Heritage Month! Featuring Czapiga's Polish Market of Meriden. Menu includes: Kielbasa, Pierogi, Kapusta, Golabki, salad & more.. Our Annual Awards will be presented for PNA Service & Community Friend of the PNA. We will be presenting our Annual PNA Service Award to Mr. John Zielinski and Mayor Bill Dickinson will be receiving the 2023 PNA Community Award. Food will be sold separately for this event and is $18 per plate. Please stop down the Bar/Clubroom to purchase your meal ticket in advance of the event by November 7th. Our bartenders will be ready to serve up your favorite beverage(s). For your listening & dancing pleasure, we will feature DJ John Gladysz playing your favorite polkas, moderns, Rock & roll, plus disco polo music. Remember to log onto www.pnapark.com for everything PNA in Wallingford.

Location Info: 171 N Plains Industrial Road, Wallingford

TD Bank Presents: Access to Capital Presentation

RSVP Now Monday, December 11, 2023 at 4:00 PM–6:00 PM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: 4-6pm Access to Capital Presented by TDBank

4-5 pm: English Presentation followed by5-6 pm: Spanish Presentation

Hybrid sessions available- sessions will be recorded. We will send the link out once you RSVP.

Location Info: 546 S Broad St, Suite 2C, Meriden, CT 06450

CBN-Alliance Networking Group

RSVP Now Tuesday, December 12, 2023 at 8:30 AM–9:30 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.

WBDC: Bilingual Financial Tune-Up

Tuesday, December 12, 2023 at 1:00 PM–2:00 PM
At Your Computer

Description: Do you know how well your business has been performing this year? Peek under the hood of your business with WBDC Business Advisor Tanya Kelley as she reviews strategies to help gauge the health of your business and focus on reaching your financial business goals for the new year.

Contact Info: Registration is required. There is no fee to participate in this webinar. Click here to register.

Midstate Chamber Board of Directors Meeting

RSVP Now Wednesday, December 13, 2023 at 3:30 PM–5:00 PM
At Chamber Board Room

Location Info: 546 So. Broad St., Meriden, CT

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