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September – October 2014

Sep 3 Wed
Multi-Chamber Women in Business Luncheon @ Woodwinds
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Please join us for this important multi-chamber Women in Business Luncheon.

Special guest author and lecturer, Donna Palomba will speak on Violence Against Women.

After a brutal home invasion and sexual assault in 1993, Donna transformed her life, moving from victim to warrior to survivor, changing police policy and Connecticut state law along the way.

Please join us to hear how in 2007 Donna founded Jane Doe No More, Inc., a national non-profit dedicated to improving the way society responds to victims of sexual assault through education, awareness, advocacy, and support. Her story is one of “hope and perseverance, and bears
witness to the fact that good will ultimately triumph over evil”. Donna believes that we learn most from our greatest challenges, and will share the lessons she learned. Click here to register.

Sep 6 Sat
First Saturday Walk with En Plein Air Art @ Hammonasset Beach State Park
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Shoreline Greenway Trail’s ‘First Saturday’ Walk in September will offer walkers the chance to watch and meet members of the Madison Art Society. Artists will set up their easels along the trail en plein air and hikers may stop and watch and talk with the artists. Later in the day, there will be a reception and exhibition of the completed, framed trail scenes at Friends & Co. Restaurant, 11 Boston Post Road, Madison.

Sep 9 Tue
Retailers Meeting @ RJ Julia Booksellers
8:30 am – 10:00 am
Sep 10 Wed
Board of Directors Meeting @ Madison Chamber of Commerce
8:00 am – 9:00 am
Sep 11 Thu
September 11 Tribute @ Madison Town Green
5:30 pm – 6:15 pm

Annual memorial service for 9-11 attacks.

Sep 13 Sat
Outdoor Antiques Show @ Madison Town Green
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sep 17 Wed
Image Meeting @ Essex Savings Bank
8:00 am – 9:00 am
Image Meeting @ Essex Savings Bank | Penndel | Pennsylvania | United States

Madison Chamber of Commerce, Image Meetings held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month.

Oct 16, 2013 Meeting: Essex Savings Bank – 99 Durham Road, Madison, CT

Business With a Twist @ Essex Savings Bank
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Networking event. Food by Donahue’s Clam Castle. Live Music. Wine, beer, snacks.

Sep 28 Sun
Denali Run the Gauntlet @ Hammonasset Beach State Park
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Denali Run the Gauntlet

Trailblazer Branford

Announcing the Third Annual Run the Gauntlet 5K Obstacle Course Race!

Over 600 participants are expected at Denali’s Third Annual 5K Run the Gauntlet race Sunday, September 28, 2014 at Hammonasset Beach State Beach Park in Madison, CT. Participants will attempt to conquer 14 obstacles, including cargo net crawls, high walls, tire crossings, planks and a water run, all while running 3.1 miles along the Hammonasset Beach shore.

Due to the event’s popularity we will be having three heats of runners going off at 9AM, 10AM, and 11AM. After the race participants and spectators can enjoy a post-race beach party with food from Old World Pizza Truck, an awards ceremony, and live music. All finishers over 21 receive two free beers from Thimble Island Brewing Company. The first 600 registered runners receive a technical running shirt.

Get your friends and form a team for our Team Challenge. Team categories include Family, Corporate, CrossFit, and Open divisions. Teams must have a minimum of 3 runners who all run in the same heat. For more information about Denali Run the Gauntlet, please visit

The Denali Run the Gauntlet race benefits the Shoreline Greenway Trail, an all volunteer, 501c(3) nonprofit organization focused on creating a non-motorized continuous trail on the Connecticut shoreline from Lighthouse Point on New Haven Harbor to Hammonasset Beach in Madison for people of all ages to enjoy. To learn more about the Shoreline Greenway Trail visit

Sponsors of Denali Run the Gauntlet race include: Trailblazer, The North Face, New Balance, Smartwool, Shore Publishing, Thimble Island Brewing Company, Town Fair Tire, Chabaso Bakery, and Shoreline Greenway Trail.

Together Denali and Trailblazer have formed a family of independent outdoor stores located in New Haven, Branford, Cheshire CT, at Mohegan Sun and in Wakefield, RI. Our stores feature clothing, gear, and footwear from The North Face, Merrell, New Balance, Patagonia, Marmot, UGG, Horney Toad and more. We strive to fulfill all the outdoor needs of our customers with premier product selection as well as offering a vast knowledge of the industry. Visit Denali or Trailblazer today and find everything you need for your adventures.

Oct 1 Wed
Business With a Twist at Strong House @ Strong House Adult Day Care
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Madison Chamber of Commerce invites you to attend
Business With a Twist
VNA’s Strong House
Adult Day Care
546 Durham Road, Madison
Wednesday, October 1 from 5:30 to 7:30pm.

Please join us at “out in back, under the tents” while enjoying networking, tasty food, liquid refreshments & door prizes.
co-sponsored by
Madison Wine Shop
The Hearth at Tuxis Pond
VNA Community Healthcare

The cost to attend is $10 for Chamber members; $20 for non-members and an additional $5 if not prepaid.
Please click here to register & pay with PayPal or a credit card, or mail in your payment to:
MCC, PO Box 706, Madison CT 06443 to hold your admission price to $10.
We hope to see you on 8/13 & please let us know if you’re bringing a door prize.