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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 2019

It's love - but not quite - in "Almost, Maine"

Friday, November 8, 2019 through Sunday, November 17, 2019

Description: Welcome to Almost, Maine, a place that's so far north, it's almost not in the United States. It's almost in Canada. And it's not quite a town, because its residents never got around to getting organized. So it almost doesn't exist. One cold, clear, winter night, as the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, the residents of Almost, Maine, find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend—almost—in this delightful midwinter night's dream.

Featuring Emily Gerrish, Jim Kane, Katie Kirtland, Jamie Reopell, Kathy Wade & Corey Weldon

Directed by Oliver Kochol

Presented Cabaret Style with Table Seating!

Bring your own dinner, drinks and snacks to enjoy!

Fridays & Saturdays 7:30pm, Sundays 2pm

Location Info: 59 W Main St, Meriden, CT 06451

Contact Info: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4216837

Government and Business Development Committee

RSVP Now Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 3:30 PM–4:30 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.

This committee generally meets at 8:30 am 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.

Route 5 Corridor Study: Public Informational Meeting

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 6:00 PM
At Francis T. Maloney High School (Cafeteria)

Description: Public Informational Meeting South Central Regional Council Of Governments

Meriden/Wallingford Route 5 Corridor Study

1. Public viewing/open house of study graphics and materials

2. Introductions -Stephen Dudley, SCRCOG -Howard Weissberg, City of Meriden -Robert Baltramaitis, Town of Wallingford

3. General Project Information and Design Presentation -Charles Baker, VHB -Bridget Boucaud, VN

4. Public Participation -Comments

SCRCOG, Meriden and Wallingford officials and VHB representatives will be available after the presentation for an informal question and answer session.

Location Info: 121 Gravel Street, Meriden, CT

Gaylord Physical Therapy & Comprehensive Orthopaedics Carpal Tunnel Treatment Options

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 6:30 PM
At Gaylord Physical Therapy

Description: Gaylord Physical Therapy and Comprehensive Orthopaedics invite you to join our experts for a lecture about Carpal Tunnel Treatment Options

Dr. Aldrich walks the group through: - Reasons carpal tunnel develops - Prevalence in our digital age - How to approach surgery to minimize down time and maximize recovery

Eric Sokolowski will address: - Non-surgical treatment options - Post operative managment - Rehabiltation tips and techniques

Keith Aldrich, MD, is a Harvard graduate who completed a fellowship in plastic hand surgery and is certified in microsurgery, specializing in upper extremity injuries.

Eric Sokolowski, PT, DPT, CMPT, CSCS is a University of Hartford graduate who uses his certifications in manual PT and strength and conditioning to keep active teens and adults in top form.

Enjoy light refreshments and Q&A following the program.

Call to sign up for this FREE program (203) 679 - 3533

Location Info: 1154 Highland Ave, Cheshire

Digital Essentials Workshop

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 12:00 PM
At Homebase Digital

Description: Your local chamber and your hometown digital marketing agency invites you to attend a series of FREE workshops designed to help local businesses better understand and utilize digital marketing services. In this workshop the main focus will be "Customers and Lead List. How to grow it and what to do with it once you have them " Limited to 15 participates and lunch provided by Homebase Digital.

Location Info: 500 South Broad Street, 2nd Floor, Meriden

Contact Info: http://myrecordjournal.secondstreetapp.com/Digital-Marketing-Essentials-Course-Midstate-2019/

Chamber Board of Directors Meeting

RSVP Now Wednesday, November 13, 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.

Current Drug Trends Among our Youth

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 5:30 PM–7:00 PM
At Child Guidance Clinic

Description: Information every parent should know! Learn about the current drug trends among our youth. Understand the signs of potential problems and what to do for prevention. View display of potential paraphernalia. Program for adults only, targeting parents/guardians, community leaders,educators and couselors. Dinner served at 5:30pm with presentation beginning at 6pm. Registration is required. Sponsored by the Child Guidance Clinic, Rushford, Meriden Department of Health and Human Services and the Meriden Healthy Youth Coalition.

Location Info: 384 Pratt St, Meriden, CT 06540

Contact Info: To register please contact Jazmynn Jakubczyk at 203-630-4239 or email below.

Imagine This! Meriden Downtown Preservation & Development Conference

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 8:00 AM–1:30 PM
At The Silver City Ballroom

Description: You are invited to explore the "NEW" Downtown Meriden with us!

Please register for our next Legacy City series event to be held in downtown Meriden CT, a burgeoning transit and arts-oriented district located smack in the middle of Connecticut!

Together with the City of Meriden and the Making Meriden Business Center we will feature the city's revitalized downtown and blank city canvas that is the "new" Meriden, which is now ripe for business possibilities and investment returns. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Topics will include CT's Opportunity Zones, Historic Tax Credits, Transit Oriented Development, a vibrant group of panelists and an experiential walking tour of available storefront spaces that will be activated with fun thought-starters for your imagination

Location Info: 16 Colony Street Meriden, CT 06451

Contact Info: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ego34blg0cdc6319&llr=yk5qklbab

SCORE: Free Confidential Coaching for Small Business Folk

RSVP Now Thursday, November 14, 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.

Appointments are required and are generally available at 9, 10 or 11am. If timing does not fit your schedule please call for other options.

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.

Record-Journal 3rd Annual 4 Chamber Social, Business After Hours: "Around the World"

RSVP Now Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
At Record Journal - RJ Media Group

Description: The Record-Journal celebrates its 3rd Annual 4 Chamber Social, themed "Around the World".

Thank you to the Midstate Chamber of Commerce, the Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce, the Southington Chamber and the Cheshire Chamber of Commerce for their participation..

All will enjoy beverages, heavy appetizers, gift bags, exciting prizes and more!

This event is open to all businesspeople in the local area. Please use this special link to register!

The event also features (3) $3,000 Marketing Makeover prizes, given away by RJ Media Group - Learn more and enter now at: www.myrecordjournal.com/makeover

This event is proudly sponsored by Bongiovanni Insurance & Financial, LLC and Central CT Transportation.

Location Info: 500 South Broad St., Meriden, CT.

Contact Info: www.myrecordjournal.com/4chamber

Young Business Leaders of CT Meeting

RSVP Now Friday, November 15, 2019 at 12:00 PM–1:15 PM
At AmericanSoul Kitchen Bar

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: 154 Scott Street, Meriden

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

Chamber Ambassadors - Membership Committee Meeting

RSVP Now Tuesday, November 19, 2019 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 Orientation:Get to Know Your Chamber: for New, Existing, Prospective Members!

RSVP Now Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 7:45 AM–9:00 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: Target audience includes new members, existing members who want to be engaged / existing members with newer employees that need chamber info and also businesses who are considering joining the Midstate Chamber.

This program will take you through the various aspects of your Chamber membership, from the most basic savings and marketing benefits, to evolving your business through meaningful networking, to the impact the Chamber has through advocacy and support. Chamber Board Members, Ambassadors, and Staff will all be present to help ensure all of your questions are answered and that you have the chamber toolbox at your fingertips for your continued business success!

Time for mingling is built into the program, so arrive a bit early or stay for a bit after - the "bones" of the program will be from 8-9 am!

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

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

QPR Institute..free suicide prevention training.

Friday, November 22, 2019 at 8:30 AM–10:00 AM
At Meriden Department of Health and Human Services, Teen Conference Room, 2nd floor

Description: Free suicide prevention training presented by the Meriden Dept of Health and Human Services. People trainied in QPR (question, persuade, refer), learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade and refer someone to help. Participants will receive ceritification as a QPR Gatekeeper A light breakfast will be served 8 to 8:30am

Location Info: 165 Miller St, Meriden, Ct 06450

Contact Info: Seating is limited, please RSVP by Friday Nov 15 to Elizabeth Raber, Public Health Educator at 203-630-4288 or email below

28th Annual Franciscan Christmas Fair

Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 9:30 AM–2:30 PM
At Franciscan Life Center

Description: Benefitting the Franciscan Life Center and Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care.

Living Crèche, Santa Clause, Franciscan Pottery, Homemade Jams, Jellies, Pickles, Breads, Rolls, Cookies, Crafts, "Almost New" Items, Candles, Children's Activities, Fresh Cut Christmas Trees, Wreaths, Raffles and Refreshments.

Open to the Public - No Entrance Fee

Visit flcenter.org for more information

Location Info: 271 Finch Ave, Meriden

Chamber Education/Technology Committee Meeting

RSVP Now Tuesday, November 26, 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.

Chamber Hispanic Outreach Leaders in Action Meeting

RSVP Now Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 12:00 PM–1:30 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

Our Lady Queen of Angels Parish Annual Christmas Bazaar

Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 9:00 AM–3:00 PM
At Holy Angels Center,

Description: Our Lady Queen of Angels Parish will hold Christmas on the Hill a Holiday Bazaar. The day will feature crafters and vendors, a Candy Cane Café, baked goods, gift baskets, Tag Sale, cemetery logs, festive decorations, and crafts and games for the children with a special visit from Santa! The building is handicapped accessible and there is ample parking. Free admission!

Location Info: 585 Main Street in South Meriden

December 2019

 Save the Date 12/3/2019

Midstate Chamber Holiday Celebration & Merry Mingle!

RSVP Now Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
At Il Monticello

Description: Don't miss THE HOLIDAY NETWORKING AFFAIR of the YEAR!

THANKS to sponsors to date: Liberty Bank; Workforce Alliance; TD Bank; Salon Nathaniel; Middlesex Community College MxCC

Admission is $33 pp before 11/22 and $45 pp after 11/22 OR take a look at these amazing sponsorship packages for our holiday celebration - designed for every budget.

Contact us as soon as possible so we can add your logo to the flyer! *NEW* E-news ads have been added to all sponsorship levels = (your logo with link) to email distribution: 1,700

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

Silver Sponsor—$395: 4 Event Tickets | Shared Display Table | Company Name on Table Signs | 2 E-news Ads

Gold Sponsor— $575 - Great for Small Businesses!
6 Event Tickets | Web Ad for 1 Month - prime placement | Full Display Table | LOGO on Table Signs | 3 E-minder *OR* E-newsletter Ad (your logo with link) email distribution: 1,700

Premier Sponsor—$995 - Entertain Clients & Staff
10 Event Tickets | 1 Minute "Commercial" or Holiday Wish | Web Ad for 3 Months - prime placement | 1 E-minder Message (distribution: 1,700) | Full Display Table | Banner Displayed | LOGO on Table Signs 6 E-minder or E-newsletter Ads (your logo with link) email distribution: 1,700

Title Sponsor—$1295 - Tremendous Package Includes:
15 Event Tickets | 2 Minute "Commercial" or Holiday Wish | Web Ad for 6 Months - prime placement | You are Featured Business of the Month on our Facebook Page (you pick the month!) Full Page Feature / Ad in Newsletter | 1 E-minder Message (distribution: 1,700) | Full Display Table | Banner Displayed | LOGO on Table Signs | 12 E-minder or E-newsletter Ads (your logo with link) email distribution: 1,700

Location Info: 577 South Broad St., Meriden

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

Chamber Health and Wellness Council Meeting

RSVP Now Wednesday, December 4, 2019 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.