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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 2023

YBL Meeting

RSVP Now Thursday, June 1, 2023 at 3:30 PM
At TBD

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.

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

Golf Committee Meeting

Friday, June 2, 2023 at 8:30 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: the golf Committee will be planning the Chamber's 36th Annual Ray Parmentier Classic Golf Tournament which will be held on Wednesday, June 14th, 2023 at Hunter's Golf Course

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

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

Hamden Fest 2023 - 18th Annual Business & Community Expo

RSVP Now Saturday, June 3, 2023 at 11:00 AM–4:00 PM
At Hamden Town Center Park

Description: Local business is built on establishing long term relationships. It's important to continue to get your products and services in front of the community and new customers. The Hamden Regional Chamber of Commerce can help with that by giving you a bigger audience and increase your business visibility by thousands. That's why they created Hamden Fest . . . An event where the whole community and beyond comes together!

Why Exhibit: - for Value: your most cost-effective way to connect; Reach: Network & reach new customers at one of the biggest community events - Town; Proven: 100+ exhibitirs; Visibility: Meet community, professionals, and exhibitors

Location Info: 2761 Dixwell Ave., Hamden, CT

Contact Info: Contact the Hamden Regional Chamber at 203-288-6431 for more information or to register to exhibit

Meriden Lions Club Annual Duck Race & Car Show

Sunday, June 4, 2023 at 11:00 AM
At Meriden Town Green

Description: It's that time of year again! The Meriden Lion's Club will be hosting their annual Duck Race and Car Show! Come on out to the Meriden Green for a day filled with fun and entertainment.

Ducks are $5 each

Contact Info: For More Info, visit their website.

Health and Wellness Council Meeting

Wednesday, June 7, 2023 at 8:30 AM
At Location 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.

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

Marketing Committee Meeting

Wednesday, June 7, 2023 at 10:00 AM–11:00 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: Marketing Committee Meeting.

Contact Info: Please RSVP to the Chamber Office at (203) 235-7901 or by email, membership@midstatechamber.com.

Golf Committee Meeting

Friday, June 9, 2023 at 8:30 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: the golf Committee will be planning the Chamber's 36th Annual Ray Parmentier Classic Golf Tournament which will be held on Wednesday, June 14th, 2023 at Hunter's Golf Course

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

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

Government and Business Development Committee

RSVP Now Friday, June 9, 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.

This committee generally meets at 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.

CBN-Alliance Networking Group

RSVP Now Tuesday, June 13, 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.

35th Annual Rushford Gold Classic

RSVP Now Wednesday, June 14, 2023 at 9:00 AM
At Portland Golf Course

Description: Rushford will hold their 35th Rushford Golf Classic. Registration starts at 9:00 am and Shotgun Start at 10:00 am.

More information to come.

Location Info: 169 Bartlet St., Portland

Contact Info: Cost is $175 per player or $700 for a foursome.

For more information about how to register or for sponsorship opportunities, contact Katherine McNulty via e-mail or call her at 203-752-6937

36th Annual Ray Parmentier Golf Classic Golf Tournament

RSVP Now Wednesday, June 14, 2023 at 10:00 AM–7:00 PM
At Hunter's Golf Course

Description: Join us for our 36th Ray Parmentier Classic Golf Tournament. More information to come.

Location Info: Westfield Rd., Meriden, CT 06450

Chamber Meet & Greet

Tuesday, June 20, 2023 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 info@meridenchamber.com.

Midstate Chamber Board of Directors Meeting

RSVP Now Wednesday, June 21, 2023 at 3:30 PM–5:00 PM
At Chamber Board Room

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

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

Gaylord Gauntlet 5K Trail & Obstacle Run

Saturday, June 24, 2023

Description: The Gaylord Gauntlet 5k is an obstacle race with approximately 23 obstacles, 1,200 attendees that brings adaptive athletes and able-bodied individuals of all fitness levels to Gaylord from across the region. Hosted entirely on Gaylord's Wallingford campus, the race is a blend of wooded trail and open field running with natural and man-made obstacles. This event includes a festival area, food, vendor booths, and more. All proceeds will benefit the Gaylord Sports Association.

Click here for a glimpse of the Gauntlet 5K.

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

Contact Info: Prices to participate increase monthly so make sure to sign up early. Use the code "Midstate10" for $10 off registration. Click here to register! click here for more information.

Education/Technology Committee Meeting

Tuesday, June 27, 2023 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.

CBN-Alliance Networking Group

RSVP Now Tuesday, June 27, 2023 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: 546 South Broad Street, Meriden, CT 06450

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

"Casework On Your Corner," Services Provided by Congresswoman Hayes Office

Tuesday, June 27, 2023 at 11:00 AM–4:00 PM
At Meriden City Hall, Mayor's Conference Room

Description: Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (CT-05) announced her signature "Casework on Your Corner" program will be available once a month in Meriden and Danbury. Since taking office in 2019, Congresswoman Hayes has hosted over 70 "Casework on Your Corner" events throughout the Fifth District to provide constituent services that meets people where they are to assist with issues involving federal agencies. Last year, the office successfully closed more than 750 cases and returned $9.9 million to constituents through casework.

Many residents are often unaware of the services a congressional office can provide. "Casework on Your Corner" was established to bring caseworkers directly to constituents at public libraries, farmers markets, small businesses, and community events. Starting Tuesday, January 17, 2023, caseworkers will be available one Tuesday a month.

Congresswoman Hayes and her dedicated casework staff stand ready to help constituents navigate problems with a federal agency including the:

Social Security Administration (SSA)

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

U.S. Postal Service (USPS) and other federal programs and agencies.

Location Info: 142 East Main St., Mariden

Contact Info: Residents or Business Owners with questions or issues with a federal agency can call 860-223-8412 or click here

Click here for more information on how to obtain assistance can be found.

July 2023

City of Meriden's Independence Day Fireworks and Live Music @ Hubbard Park

Monday, July 3, 2023 at 7:00 PM
At Hubbard Park

Description: Come out and join your friends, family and neighbors as Meriden's Parks and Recreation Department hosts an evening of live music starting at 7pm followed by fireworks at 9pm in the Meriden's Hubbard Park.

Music Hosted by Frank Critelli & The Olde Church Summer Spin-Off Series. Featured performers include Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez!

Location Info: 999 West Main St., Meriden

Contact Info: Be sure to bring your chair or blanket! Raindate: July 7th

Health and Wellness Council Meeting

Wednesday, July 5, 2023 at 8:30 AM
At Location 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.

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

Marketing Committee Meeting

Wednesday, July 5, 2023 at 10:00 AM–11:00 AM
At Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Description: Marketing Committee Meeting.

Contact Info: Please RSVP to the Chamber Office at (203) 235-7901 or by email, membership@midstatechamber.com.