October 10, 2017
Chamber Chatter
In This Issue

Ribbon Cutting - Annette's Country Skillet Diner
Chamber Breakfast w/Gov. LePage
After Hours
2018 Area Guide

Ribbon Cutting at
Annette's Country Skillet Diner
Annette's Diner is a new member and new business in Naples. They are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and plan on staying open through the winter.

Back row:
Mandi Hemmings, Holly Dvorak, TD Bank, Peggy Bennett, Madelyn Litz, MSAD Adult Ed, Judy, Charlotte Kelly, Key Bank, Chuck Wilcoxen, Team Long Run, Gary Skellett, Gary’s Olde Towne Tavern
Front row:
Heather Ward , Sierra Grover, Eric Metcalf (Annette’s son), Annette Bennett Metcalf, Owner, Jayson Bennett (Annette’s brother) Sue Mercer, Chamber Executive Director

October After Hours
Rufus Porter Museum
121 Main Street, Bridgton

Thursday, October 26, 2017
Sign Up Now To Reserve Your Space in the Chamber's #1 Marketing Piece ~ the 2018 Area Guide!
Dear Festival Friends
The 45 th season is complete. As we move forward, planning for the 46 th and beyond, we’d love to hear from you. We’ve assembled a brief questionnaire that we hope you will take five minutes to complete. Just click on the link below. Once you’ve completed the survey, ask other(s) who are kept informed about the Festival via your email address to share their opinions by completing the survey as well. We value everyone’s unique thoughts, opinions and suggestions.
Thank you so much for all the ways you support the Festival.
Warmest regards,

Carol J. Madsen
President, Board of Trustees
207 583 4172    
We are excited and grateful that we were chosen for the Hannaford Cause Bag Program for the month of October! All this month we will receive $1 from each Hannaford Helps bag purchased at the Bridgton Hannaford located at 109 Portland Rd. This is an amazing opportunity for the Bridgton Historical Society not only to raise funds, but to also spread awareness about our cause within the community.

Please show your support by purchasing these beautifully designed reusable bags. They can be found on the reusable bag rack and at various registers. As a reminder, the Hannaford Helps bag features the good karma message. Please share this news with family and friends as well. This will get our fiscal year, which starts in October, off to a flying start!
For more information about the program, please visit www.hannaford.bags4mycause.com .
Thank you for your continued support,
Ned Allen
Executive Director
The Chamber would like to thank our
Premiere Members for their
continued support!

Central Maine Power



Norway Savings Bank

Oxford Casino


Point Sebago Resort

Shawnee Peak

The Umbrella Factory
Bridgton Recreation's
Halloween Party
Bridgton Recreation is looking for any groups/organizations that would like to run a table at the Halloween party they provide in Bridgton. The party goes from 5:30-8. This is a great opportunity to connect with up to 400 people. Three years ago we had close to 600 people come in and out of the Town Hall. All you would need to do is contact Gary Colello - 207-647-8786 or rec@bridgtonmaine.org and let him know you want to volunteer, you would then be set up with a table. You can have your organizations information available for people to take. When the party is over all you need to do is clean up your table and that’s it!!! I can provide the candy and games if needed!
A flyer will go home with kids in school. Please let Gary know if you can help me so I can help you get your info out to the community
Great Photos Help Get Buyers to Your Door!
First 5 Photo Shoot Reservations Save $50!

*Basic includes 30 miles round trip
Now Offering Drone Coverage!
FAA Approved
Do you have something going on in your neck of the woods? Let us know !
  • We will put your event in our weekly Chamber Chatter
  • Deadline for the chatter is Friday!
  • Your event will post the upcoming Tuesday
Call the Chamber at 207-647-3472 or email to officemanager@mainelakeschamber.com
Jones & Matthews, P.A.
Free 30 Minute Consultation
Michael Friedman, Esq., P.A.
A 50% discount on the preparation of a simple will or a general durable power of attorney.
Bridgton Eye Care
A 10% discount off frames and lenses
 50% discount on a canoe or kayak rental    50% off any ski or snowboard rental (non-holiday weekends only)
QuickBooks Basics
Oxford Hills SCORE
announces a business workshop
“QuickBooks Basics”– October 16 th .
For more information click on following link :  
Sponsored by: 
Bridgton Community Center
Click HERE to view programs and events at the Bridgton Community Center

Public Breakfast
2nd & 4th Sunday of the month starting in May
8:00am - 10:00am
American Legion Post #155
Route 11 Naples

Adult - $8  Children under 10- $4

To see a calendar of events, click
Explorer Bus Schedule
The Lakes Region Bus is now the Lakes Region Explorer and has an expanded route that includes Bridgton!  Click here to download and print the schedule. Click here to view the quick reference card. Click here to view the advertisement.
RTP has been working closely with the Greater Portland Council of Governments (GPCOG), Maine Department of Transportation and the Public Health Program at the Opportunity Alliance (TOA) to increase the convenience and sustainability of this valuable service for the Lakes Region community.
A survey of over 400 Lakes Region residents, conducted by GPCOG and TOA this spring, indicated strong support for the service. One in six respondents noted that the lack of a vehicle, or reliable access to transportation, can be a barrier to employment for them. To read the full report on the survey, visit http://www.gpcog.org/transportation-land-use/transit/lakesregionbus/