Sunday, February 28, 2016

EVENT REMINDER & NEW PROGRAM ADDITION: U.S. Senator Chris Murphy to Speak at Middlesex Chamber Breakfast on 2-29

A reminder that The Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce’s February Member Breakfast with guest speaker United States Senator Chris Murphy will occur this Monday, February 29th at 8:00 a.m. at the Radisson Hotel Cromwell, full event details are below. 

A new addition to our event program is recognizing Madiha Shafqat, a 21 year-old UConn student from Middletown whose January 10th Hartford Courant Op-ed: Beneath My Headscarf, I'm As American As You spoke up against discrimination against Muslim Americans by sharing her experience wearing a headscarf. She shared her pride both as an American and a student of the University of Connecticut. Shafqat is a junior at UConn who majors in Political Science and minors in English. The Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce is happy to recognize such an outstanding student as Madiha Shafqat.


UNITED STATES SENATOR CHRIS MURPHY TO SPEAK AT MIDDLESEX CHAMBER’S FEBRUARY BREAKFAST

Sen. Murphy shows off his new dental implants
Photo courtesy of twitchy.com
Middletown, CT.) Chairman Vincent Capece of the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce announced that United States Senator Chris Murphy will serve as guest speaker at the chamber’s February Member Breakfast Meeting on Monday, February 29, 2016.

The Member Breakfast Meeting, sponsored by The Mohegan Tribe, will be held at the Radisson Hotel Cromwell, 100 Berlin Road, Cromwell, with networking beginning at 7:00 A.M. followed by a breakfast buffet opening at 7:15 A.M. and the meeting program from 8:00 A.M. to 9:00 A.M. The cost is $22 for members of the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce and $32 for non-members. Advance registration required, please register online: www.middlesexchamber.com.

“We are excited about Senator Murphy’s visit our Member Breakfast, his third appearance in front of our chamber. We are expecting a large crowd for the breakfast,” said Middlesex County Chamber President Larry McHugh.

Senator Christopher S. Murphy is the junior United States Senator for Connecticut. Elected in 2012, Murphy serves on the Appropriations Committee, the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee, and the Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee.

Prior to his election to the U.S. Senate, Murphy served Connecticut’s Fifth Congressional District for three terms in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Fifth District includes the towns of Danbury, Meriden, New Britain, Torrington, and Waterbury. During his three terms, Murphy served on the Foreign Affairs Committee, the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, the Energy and Commerce Committee, and the Committee on Financial Services.

Before his service in the U.S. Congress, Murphy served for eight years in the Connecticut General Assembly. He spent four years representing Southington and the 81st district in the House, and then spent four years representing the 16th Senatorial District, which includes the towns of Waterbury, Wolcott, Cheshire and Southington. While in the Senate, he served as the Chairman of the Public Health Committee.

Senator Murphy grew up in Wethersfield, Connecticut, and attended Williams College in Massachusetts. In 2002, he graduated from UConn Law School in Hartford, Connecticut. He practiced real estate and banking law from 2002-2006 with the firm of Ruben, Johnson & Morgan in Hartford.

On August 18, 2007, Murphy married Cathy Holahan, an attorney. They have two sons named Owen and Rider.


The Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce is a dynamic business organization with over 2,175 members that employ over 50,000 people.  We strive to be the voice of business in Middlesex County and the surrounding area.
From our nine geographically based divisions which meet on a monthly basis throughout Middlesex County, to our industry based committees and councils, the Chamber works hard to provide a valuable service to our members.

Monthly Member Breakfast Meetings, held at the Radisson Hotel Cromwell, feature keynote speakers from a number of different professional fields including the business community, national politics, sports, and entertainment.  In addition to high-profile speakers, Chamber Member Breakfast Meetings provide outstanding networking opportunities and attract between 500 and 800 Chamber members each month.

Mike Fallon
Director of Marketing & Public Relations
Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce
393 Main Street
Middletown, CT 06457
860-347-6924 ext.228

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