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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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January 2020

Part Three, Dementia Learning Series at The Village at Kensington Place

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
At The Village at Kensington Place

Description: This third part in the series is titled: How to "Live Well with Dementia"

Due to the high demand, we are bringing back our three-part dementia series presented by Encompass Health.

Join us during our series to learn more about Dementia while enjoying dinner. With such a strong impact Dementia has on people's lives, there is still so much we can learn about caring for those in need. Helpful tips on recognizing signs and behaviors for your loved one will be shared.

Location Info: 511 Kensington Drive, Meriden, CT 06450

Contact Info: Please RSVP to Keith Fenton at 203-235-0181

City of Meriden Public Hearing on the POCD (Plan of Conservation & Dev.) Final Draft

RSVP Now Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 6:30 PM
At Board of Education Building - 3rd Floor

Description: As Meriden moves into 2020, the City is looking forward to making a difference for our community in the new year while looking ahead to 2030. The City of Meriden will be holding a Public Hearing on the POCD Final Draft on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, at 6:30 PM.

Please review the POCD Final Draft and come with your comments to the public hearing: https://meridenpocd.weebly.com/ .

If you can not attend the public hearing, please submit your comments to Renata Bertotti rbertotti@meridenct.gov . We look forward to hearing your comments

Location Info: 22 Liberty St, Meriden, CT 06450

 Save the Date

Regional Legislative Roundtable Breakfast sponsored by AT&T

RSVP Now Friday, January 24, 2020 at 8:00 AM–9:30 AM
At Four Points by Sheraton

Description: The Midstate Chamber of Commerce, the Cheshire Chamber of Commerce and HUBCAP Wallingford would like to invite you to participate in our Annual Regional Legislative Breakfast event to be held on Friday, January 24, 2020.

Our Annual Legislative Breakfast has become a popular event for our members and Legislators. This event will be in a roundtable format where each legislator will have their own table with constituents to discuss topics of choice from the attendees.

The event begins at 8:00 a.m. with a continentalt breakfast followed by the roundtable discussions beginning at 8:15 a.m. The One-On-One Roundtable discussions will continue until 9:30 a.m. at which time the program will conclude. This event is sponsored by AT&T.

We are inviting legislators who represent the towns of Cheshire, Meriden, and Wallingford to attend. In our area, this means the 82nd, 84th, 83rd, 85th, 86th, 87th, 89th, 90th and 103rd Assembly Districts as well as the 13th, 16th, 34th Senatorial Districts.

Advance Tickets are $20 for members, $30 at the door for members and $40 for non-chamber members.

Location Info: 275 Research Parkway, Meriden

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

Midstate Chamber HOLA Committee's 2020 New Year Fundraiser

RSVP Now Friday, January 24, 2020 at 5:30 PM–7:30 PM
At Mojito's Sports Bar

Description: WELCOME TO THE NEW YEAR 2020. Come Join Us for some fun, networking, dancing and More. There will be complimentary appetizers, cash bar, and raffles. No Admission FEE. Donations ans sponsorships are gladly accepted. Cash, Credit, and Check Donations Accepted. All donations are to made payable to Midstate Chamber, Please write HOLA 2020 in memo section 100% of all proceeds benefit the 2020 HOLA Education Fund HELP SUPPORT THE HOLA COMMITTEE AND OUR STUDENTS-FUTURE LEADERS- IN OUR COMMUNITIES RSVP in advance is appreciated:

Location Info: 190 Camp Street, Meriden, CT 06450

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

SPECIAL EVENTS *2020* Committee Meeting

RSVP Now Monday, January 27, 2020 at 8:30 AM–9:30 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce Office

Description: All members are welcome to help plan for the 33rd Annual Ray Permentier Memorial Classic. Proceeds from the tourney fund chamber programs, including the Sanford Shorr Education Awards for area students - our future leaders!

Location Info: 546 So. Broad Street, Suite 2C, Meriden, CT 06451

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

Chamber Education/Technology Committee Meeting

RSVP Now Tuesday, January 28, 2020 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.

Ribbon Cutting & Open House: Easterseals Children's Academy

RSVP Now Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
At Easterseals Children's Academy -Meriden Campus

Description: Easterseals Children's Academy in Meriden has just completed interior construction! Join us for a ribbon cutting on January 28th, and a tour of the campus while enjoying light fare and beverages. Tours from 5PM to 7PM

In the event of snow, the alternative date is 2/4/2020

Location Info: 125 Broad Street Meriden, CT

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

Scholarship Fair Hosted by Maloney & Platt High School Counseling Deparment

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 6:00 PM–7:00 PM
At F.T. Maloney Highschool

Description: Meet with local scholarship committee members and explore the many local scholarships. Each year there are a variety of scholarships offered meeting the needs of ALL seniors looking further their education. Take advantage of this opportunity, come learn how to make college affordable! For more information please contact your School Counseling Office, no RSVP needed to attend.

Location Info: 121 Gravel Street, Meriden

Meriden's 5th Annual District Scholarship Fair

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 6:00 PM–7:30 PM
At Francis T. Maloney High School Cafeteria

Description: Parents and Students from both Maloney and Platt High Schools are invited to learn more about the local scholarships available to them.

The Scholarship Fair provides an opportunity to become familiar with theindividual scholarship criteria and requirements. The event is intended to streamline the process, increase student pursuit of scholarships and produce quality applications.

Location Info: 121 Gravel St. Meriden, CT 06450

Contact Info: Sharon Clementel 203-238-2334 x8350

Nutmeg State Chamber Alliance Kick Off Networking Celebration

RSVP Now Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
At Il Monticello

Description: Join us as we celebrate the NEW Nutmeg State Chamber Alliance, the partnership between the Hamden Regional Chamber and the Midstate Chamber of Commerce. This the first of its kind in CT. Increase your network!

$35pp in advance by 1-20 and $45pp after includes heavy appetizers, pasta stations, house wine, dessert, coffee, tea *AND* TERRIFIC NETWORKING.

Event sponsorships are available for every budget starting at $195 providing great promotion and recognition as a founding partner of the Nutmeg State Chamber Alliance.

Current members in good standing are encouraged to take advantage of special rates for a membership with the Hamden Regional Chamber. Just $125 through 1-30-20 (for first year to your next Midstate Chamber renewal)!

Location Info: 577 South Broad Street, Meriden

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

GOLF Committee Meeting

RSVP Now Friday, January 31, 2020 at 8:30 AM–9:30 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce Office

Description: All members are welcome to help plan for the 33rd Annual Ray Permentier Memorial Classic. Proceeds from the tourney fund chamber programs, including the Sanford Shorr Education Awards for area students - our future leaders!

Location Info: 546 So. Broad Street, Suite 2C, Meriden, CT 06451

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

February 2020

Chamber Health and Wellness Council Meeting

RSVP Now Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 8:30 AM
At Village at Kensington Place

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: 511 Kensington Ave, Meriden, CT 06451

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

The " I Love My Library" Dinner

Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 12:30 PM–3:30 PM
At il Monticello's

Description: Come show your support for the Meriden Public Library, the Heartbeat of the City. Sponsored by The Friends of the Meriden Public Library. Buffet Dinner will be served that includes; Penne Marinara, Chicken Marsala, Meatballs, Oven roasted potatoes, Mixed Vegtables, Caesar salad, Bread and Butter. Soda/Water/coffee and Dessert Cost is $25.00 per person. Last Seating will be at 2:30pm

Tickets may be purchased at the Friends Bookstore, 105 Miller St, (East side of the Meriden Public Library,) Monday 10am-8pm, Tuesday-Friday 10am-4pm and Saturday 101m-1pm. Please Note Snowdate will be 2-16-20

Note on Taxes: $5 of your ticket is tax deductible as a charitable donation. If ticket is not used, you may deduct the full $25 as a charitable donation. Every ticket given as a business gift is tax deductible as a cost of doing business.

Location Info: 577 So Broad St, Meriden, Ct

Contact Info: Tickets available as listed above at The Friends Bookstore at the Meriden Public Library

Government and Business Development Committee

RSVP Now Tuesday, February 11, 2020 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.

Chamber Board of Directors Meeting

RSVP Now Wednesday, February 12, 2020 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.

SCORE: Free Confidential Coaching for Small Business Folk

RSVP Now Thursday, February 13, 2020 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.

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 Education/Technology Committee Meeting

RSVP Now Tuesday, February 25, 2020 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.

 Save the Date

SCRABBLE Challenge

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 5:30 PM–8:00 PM
At North Italian Home Club

Description: Literacy Volunteers of New Haven hosts: Scrabble Challenge

It STARTS with YOU!

Come play with us and register a team for the Annual 2020 Meriden/Wallingford Scrabble Challenge

Two ways to register your team of 4:

1. Visit www.lvagnh.org to register online 2. Complete the mail registration form found on our website and mail to:

Literacy Volunteers, c/o Scrabble Committee

5 Science Park, Rear Entrance, New Haven, CT 06511

Prizes will be awarded for the team with the best literacy themed costume, the winning Scrabble team. A light dinner will be served.

Help empower adults through literacy. YOU can make a difference!

For more information on how to register a team to participate in 2020 Meriden/Wallingford Scrabble Challenge or for sponsorship opportunities visit here.

Location Info: 43 Thorpe Ave.

Contact Info: 203-235-1714

Boscov's 30th Annual Berks Jazz Fest in Reading, PA

Thursday, February 27, 2020 through Sunday, April 5, 2020

Description: 30th Annual Berks Jazz Fest in Reading, PA. Events will be happening at various venues through out the Reading, PA area. Please go to; berksjazzfest.com for a full list of dates, artists and venues and information on how to purchase tickets. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Weidenhammer Box Office at the Santander Arena, 7th and Penn Streets, Reading, PA or online through Ticketmaster, www.berkjazzfest.com/tickets

Contact Info: Berks Arlt Council www.berksarts.org or call 610-898-1930

March 2020

Chamber Health and Wellness Council Meeting

RSVP Now Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 8:30 AM
At Meriden Center Genesis Health Care

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: 845 Paddock Ave, Meriden, CT 06450

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