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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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June 2024

Health and Wellness Council Meeting

RSVP Now Wednesday, June 5, 2024 at 8:30 AM–8:30 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

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: Always Best Care, 20 Ives Rd. #202B, Wallingford, CT

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

Visioning Series Strategic Track 3: Funding Opportunity and Strategies

RSVP Now Wednesday, June 5, 2024 at 4:00 PM–6:30 PM
At Meriden Public Library

Description: The Meriden Economic Development Corporation (MEDCO), the Meriden Office of Economic and Community Development and the Midstate Chamber of Commerce will hold a (joint) series of strategic planning events during the spring of 2024. The purpose of the event is to begin the development an economic development strategy for the City and MEDCO for the next 3-5 years.

Funding Opportunity and Strategies:

  • Current overview of the Cities grant making process and success,
  • State and Federal programs available for redevelopment, transportation and other infrastructure needs
  • Preparing the City to maximize the opportunities in the funding marketplace

Refreshments will be served, so registration is required for this free event.

Location Info: 105 Miller Street, Meriden

Welcome to Hamden Fest 2024

Saturday, June 8, 2024 at 11:00 AM–4:00 PM
At Hamden Town Center Park

Description: Welcome to Hamden Fest 2024Hamden Regional Chamber of CommerceYour Community Connected!

The Hamden Fest will kick off wutg ab extravagaza of events and activities in Town Center Park. The Hamden Regional Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Town of Hamden, presents this exciting event which will include: 19th Annual Business & Community Expo; Hamden Half Marathon & 5K Road Race; Hamden Library Book Sale; Food Trucks and food vendors; Arts, crafts & Civic Fair; Kid's Zone by Hamden Youth Service Bureau, Concerts and Entertainment. Come enjoy this lively festival that wil bring together businesses, arts, culture and community.

Register at link belowhamdenregionalchamber.com

Location Info: 2761 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden, CT

Contact Info: Questions call 203.288.6431

CBN-Alliance Networking Group

RSVP Now Tuesday, June 11, 2024 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.

The Annual Ray Parmentier Classic Golf Tournament

Wednesday, June 12, 2024 at 10:00 AM

Description: Save the Date!

EmpowHER - Chamber Women in Business Group

RSVP Now Friday, June 14, 2024 at 10:00 AM
At Meriden Historical Society

Location Info: 41 West Main St., Meriden, CT 06450

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

Government and Business Development Committee

RSVP Now Friday, June 14, 2024 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. The committee is working on the 2024 Legislative Action Agenda- please submit information on issues that may impact your business / organization in this legislative session.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.

Meriden-New Britain-Berlin YMCA 4th Annual Night of Stars Fundraising Event

Friday, June 14, 2024 at 7:00 PM–10:00 PM
At Mountain Mist Outdoor Center

Description: The Meriden-New Britain-Berlin YMCA is proud to announce the fourth annual Night of Stars fundraising event to support the community mission of the Y. This year we are pleased to honor our stars of the night, Eliot White and Liz White Notarangelo. All proceeds benefit the Meriden-New Britain-Berlin YMCA's Annual Campaign.

Together, we can provide safe fun summer camp, high quality nurturing childcare, STEM and arts programs to nurture creative minds and spirits, opportunities for kids and adults to stay active, housing for those who are homeless, and holiday meals for our neighbors in need.

Location Info: High Hill Rd., Meriden, CT

Contact Info: For more information visit their website or call 203-235-6386. Tickets are advance purchase only.

Gaylord Gauntlet 5K Trail and Obstacle Run

Saturday, June 15, 2024 at 7:00 AM–4:00 PM
At Gaylord Specialty Healthcare

Description: Gaylord Gauntlet 5K Trail and Obstacle Run Set for June 15, 2024Registration Now Open for 10th Annual Fundraiser for Adaptive Sports Programming

Have you always wanted to run a 5K? Registration is now open for the annual Gaylord Gauntlet 5k Trail and Obstacle Run. More than 1,000 adaptive and able-bodied runners will participate in the Saturday, June 15, 2024 race.

Online registration for racers of all abilities aged 12 and over is open and can be completed at www.gaylordgauntlet.org. Proceeds from the tenth annual event will support the Gaylord Sports Association, Connecticut's largest adaptive sports program, which offers 16 adaptive sports and recreation programs at little or no charge to individuals with physical and visual impairments, including wounded veterans.

The Gauntlet will be held entirely on the 400-acre Wallingford campus of Gaylord Specialty Healthcare. The course offers a blend of wooded trail and open field running with 24 natural and man-made obstacles � including a mud pit, fire pit, a rock wall climb, vine swings, and a larger-than-life waterslide � to test an athlete's strength and endurance.

Check-in begins at 7:00 a.m. with the initial wave launching at 8:00 a.m. and the final wave launching at 2:00 p.m. The Gauntlet is a rain-or-shine event. All runners will receive a Gaylord Gauntlet t-shirt and a ticket for a free beer or other beverage. Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase food from various food trucks in the Gauntlet festival area.

Contact Info: Click here for more details or to register.

Chamber Meet & Greet

RSVP Now Tuesday, June 18, 2024 at 8:30 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: Join us to chat and gather information on how the Midstate Chamber can help YOUR BUSINESS GROW! Learn about our variety of programs as well as our phenomenal Committees. This event is FREE and we encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity!

This program is designed for "not-yet members" - feel free to invite other friends in business.

Location Info: 546 South Broad Street, Suite 2C, Meriden, 06450

Contact Info: Call the Meriden Chamber at 203.235.7901 or email us, or register online.

Chamber Membership & Ambassador Committee

RSVP Now Thursday, June 20, 2024 at 9:00 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: The purpose of the Membership Committee is to develop, support and enhance the Membership Efforts of the Greater Meriden Chamber of Commerce. The Membership Committee has established four written goals:

- To Support the Efforts of the Chamber Ambassadors

- To Review and Recommend Membership Benefits

- To Conduct and Evaluate Membership Surveys and

- To Review and Recommend Changes in Dues Structure.

The Membership Committee meets at 9:00 a.m. on the third Thursday of each month.

Location Info: 3 Colony St., Ste. 301, Meriden

Contact Info: RSVP to the Greater Meriden Chamber at 203-235-7901 or info@meridenchamber.com.

Young Business Leaders Meeting & Networking

RSVP Now Thursday, June 20, 2024 at 4:30 PM
At MidState ARC

Description: Are you 21-35 and looking for an OPPORTUNITY to meet fellow young folks interested in business and community while enjoying professional development segments AND giving back? Join us for this meeting!

Weigh in on branding of this group and how to reach more members and increase membership.

Location Info: 200 Research Parkway, Meriden

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

CBN-Alliance Networking Group

RSVP Now Tuesday, June 25, 2024 at 8:30 AM–9:30 AM
At Hamden Regional Chamber

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: 2969 Whitney Ave., Hamden

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

HOLA Committee Meeting

RSVP Now Tuesday, June 25, 2024 at 3:30 PM–4:30 PM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: The Chamber's Hispanic Outreach Leaders in Action (HOLA) Committee will be meeting.

Location Info: 546 S. Broad St., Ste. 2C, Meriden

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

Midstate Chamber Board of Directors Meeting

RSVP Now Wednesday, June 26, 2024 at 3:30 PM–5:00 PM
At Hilton Garden Inn

Location Info: Barnes Rd., Wallingford

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

Visioning Series Track 4: Business Attraction, Retention, Expansion & Creation

RSVP Now Thursday, June 27, 2024 at 4:00 PM–6:30 PM
At Meriden Public Library

Description: The Meriden Economic Development Corporation (MEDCO), the Meriden Office of Economic and Community Development and the Midstate Chamber of Commerce will hold a (joint) series of strategic planning events during the spring of 2024. The purpose of the event is to begin the development an economic development strategy for the City and MEDCO for the next 3-5 years.

Business Attraction, Retention, Expansion (BRE) and Business Creation: The MEDCO and City will explore it's current approach to BRE and Business Creation (Business Incubation and Technical Assistance)

Refreshments will be served, so registration is required for this free event.

Location Info: 105 Miller Street, Meriden

July 2024

Health and Wellness Council Meeting

RSVP Now Wednesday, July 3, 2024 at 8:30 AM–8:30 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

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: Always Best Care, 20 Ives Rd. #202B, Wallingford, CT

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

CBN-Alliance Networking Group

RSVP Now Tuesday, July 9, 2024 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.

Midstate Chamber Board of Directors Meeting

RSVP Now Wednesday, July 10, 2024 at 3:30 PM–5:00 PM
At TBA

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

EmpowHER - Chamber Women in Business Group

RSVP Now Friday, July 12, 2024 at 10:00 AM
At Meriden Historical Society

Location Info: 41 West Main St., Meriden, CT 06450

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