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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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September 2019

Breakfast Club: The Business of Medical Marijuana

RSVP Now Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 8:00 AM–10:00 AM
At Hunter's Ambulance Training & Education Facility

Description: ALL members and guests of the Midstate Chamber of Commerce are invited to join us for this program, which is timely and will be chock full of information on the topic of Medical Marijuana. The balanced panel will represent the business side, the legal side and the legislative side.

Program Timing: 8:00-8:30: Arrival, Networking, Breakfast 8:30-8:45: Chamber Announcements 8:45-10:00: Presentation including Q&A

$20 pp for MEMBERS in advance; $25 at the door; $30 for not-yet-members. To sponsor call the friendly chamber staff: 203.235.7901.

Location Info: 450 West Main St., Meriden

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

Young Business Leaders of CT Meeting

RSVP Now Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 8:30 AM–9:30 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

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: 546 South Broad St., 2C, Meriden

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

Ribbon Cutting at Bliss Nutrition

RSVP Now Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 4:30 PM–5:30 PM
At Bliss Nutrition

Description: All members are invited to join us in WELCOMING new chamber member and new business, Bliss Nutrition. Meet the owner and staff and mingle! Mayor Scarpati will cut the ribbon at approximately 5:00pm.

Location Info: 425 South Broad St., Meriden, CT

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

Express Employment Professional Job Fair Cook Out

Monday, September 23, 2019 at 11:00 AM–2:00 PM
At Express Employment Professionals

Description: Express Employment Professional Job Fair Cook Out Bring your resume, networking opportunity! All positions available. Free hot dogs and hamburgers when you bring your resume!

Location Info: 1501 East Main St. Meriden Ct 06450

Chamber Education/Technology Committee Meeting

RSVP Now Tuesday, September 24, 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.

Speed Networking with Midstate, Hamden Chambers

RSVP Now Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 8:00 AM–10:00 AM
At Brooker Building at Gaylord Specialty Healthcare

Description: Join members of the Midstate and Hamden Chambers of Commerce

8 am arrival, mingling, refreshments;
8:30 program start - 1 hour of speed networking.

Only $15 per person.

Location Info: 50 Gaylord Farm Rd., Wallingford, CT

Contact Info: Cost is $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Call the Midstate Chamber of Commerce at 203.235.7901 or info@midstatechamber.com.

Chamber Hispanic Outreach Leaders in Action Meeting

RSVP Now Wednesday, September 25, 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

YBLCT Miniature Golf Tournament

RSVP Now Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 5:30 PM
At Putters Paradise

Description: ALL are invited - chamber members, general public, friends, families. This is a perfect family outing or team building event and supports two great causes.

5:30 - 6 :00 reg with 6:00 START. This program is presented by the Young Business Leaders of CT, a committee of the Midstate Chamber of Commerce. Proceeds benefit the YBLCT Dan M. Hunter Education Award and the Meriden Boys & Girls Club.

$30 per player, or sponsorships range from $100 - $500.

Location Info: 1823 Berlin Turnpike, Berlin, CT.

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

October 2019

Chamber Health and Wellness Council Meeting

RSVP Now Wednesday, October 2, 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.

The 5th Annual XP Light of Hope Fundraising Celebration

Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 6:00 PM–10:00 PM
At WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY- BECKHAM HALL

Description: The 5th Annual XP Light of Hope Fundraising Celebration "Enlighten the World with Hope"

US FOR OUR ANNUAL EVENT, FOUR HOURS OF REFRESHMENTS, BUFFET, RAFFLES AND A LOT OF FUN. PERFORMANCE BY CARLOS JAVIER.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Dr. Clark Lambert, MD, PhD., Deborah Tamura, M.S., RN, Research Nurse at the National Institute of Health (NIH) & Dr. Laryssa Huryn, Ophthalmologist Our experts will be giving presentations on the Xeroderma Pigmentosum disease and a brief explanation of how UV light affects the eyes of persons with Xeroderma Pigmentosum.

Location Info: 45 Wyllys Ave. Middletown, CT 06459

Contact Info: $25 / MINIMUM DONATION RSVP BY SEPTEMBER 22, 2019 RSVP: (860) 333-8715 / info@xpgrupoluzdeesperanza.org

Red Moon Gala

Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 7:00 PM
At Chapman Hall

Description: Join us for the Annual Red Moon Gala featuring the New York Dueling Pianos!

Celebrate and Support the students of Middlesex Community College. Wine Tasting | Craft Beer | Little Bites | Raffles | Auctions

Tickets $50

Location Info: 100 Training Hill Rd. Middletown, CT

Contact Info: Stay tuned for more event information at mcxx.edu/redmoon

Operation Christmas Child

Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
At Cheshire Bible Chapel

Description: YVES DUSHIME was born to a family of eight in a refugee camp in Congo. His family fled from the ripple effects of the Rwandan genocide and moved from Rwanda to Congo, Kenya and Togo.

Yves was 11 years old and living in Togo when he received an Operation Christmas Child shoebox gift. He saw his favorite item, a scarf, as a promise from God that He would deliver his family from their life as refugees. Yves now lives in upstate New York and uses his scarf often. Through Operation Christmas Child, he realized God is able to use simple gifts to plant seeds of hope. To hear about God's faithfulness in his life, and to hear how Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes transformed his entire community, please join us for a special time of Yves sharing his testimony.

Location Info: 1103 Waterbury Rd, Cheshire

Contact Info: Please Join us for sandwiches and fellowship at 5pm - program and testimony to follow. To RSVP call 860-558-7617 pendred@wwdb.org

Government and Business Development Committee

RSVP Now Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 8:30 AM–9:30 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 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, October 9, 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.

SCORE: Free Confidential Coaching for Small Business Folk

RSVP Now Thursday, October 10, 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.

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.

TriCircle, Inc presents 2nd Annual Gala Brunch, Silent Art Action & Raft

Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 10:00 AM–1:00 PM
At Masonicare Ashlar Village Banquet Room

Description: All medium of art are welcome. To donate an auction item, please visit our site to complete our submission form. Auction and raffle items can be dropped off or pickup arrangements may be made. Additional info will be posted on our website www.tricircleinc.com or on our Facebook page. Tickets are $25.00 - contact Ana Gopoian 860-349-7074 ext.1089 or ana@tricircleinc.com

Location Info: 74 Cheshire Road Wallingford, CT 06492

Chamber Ambassadors - Membership Committee Meeting

RSVP Now Tuesday, October 15, 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.

Breakfast Club Celebrates Hispanic Heritage

RSVP Now Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 8:00 AM–9:15 AM
At Il Monticello

Description: ALL members and key staff are invited to this special event coordinated by our HOLA - Hispanic Outreach Leaders in Action Committee.

We are delighted to welcome our keynote speaker, CT Commissioner of the Department of Housing, Seila Mosquera-Bruno. Shining Star Awards will be given to area Hispanic business & community leaders.

8:-8:30 AM Arrival, Networking, Breakfast 8:30-8:45 AM Chamber Awards 8:45-9:15AM Presentation including Q&A

Location Info: 577 South Broad St., Meriden

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

Young Business Leaders of CT Meeting

RSVP Now Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 8:30 AM–9:30 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

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: 546 South Broad St., 2C, Meriden

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

Business After Hours: Meriden & Wallingford Chrysalis @ The Library Wine Bar & Bistro

RSVP Now Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
At The Library Wine Bar & Bistro

Description: All members are invited to attend this special event to learn more about the services provided by Meriden & Wallingford Chrysalis. The organization is partnering with The Library Wine Bar and Bistro and the event will be held in the "Reading Room".

Mingle with members of the Midstate Chamber and business and community leaders while enjoying lite bites. All attendees will receive one drink ticket for a sangria or mulled cider. Cash bar will also be available.

Also, help fill a van for the Chrysalis Domestic Violence Shelter with paper products, non-perishable foods, personal hygiene items, cleaning supplies, twin sheets, pillows, and towels.

Location Info: 60 North Main St., Wallingford

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