August 29, 2017
Chamber Chatter
In This Issue

Love Always, Bridgton
August After Hours at Gary's Olde Towne Tavern
2017 Maine Lakes Brewfest
2018 Area Guide
3rd Annual Naples 5K
Member Highlights

Small Town. Big Love.
That's Bridgton!
In the mid-1930s, a group of Bridgton residents got together and cleared six ski trails on the North side of Pleasant Mountain. The trails spelled the word LOVE, in a stunning display that can still be seen today. Since then, our friendly town has never stopped pouring its heart into businesses, arts, and community projects. It’s been our constant fuel for growth, it’s in our DNA. And after spending time here, we hope it’s part of yours too.
August After Hours

The Chamber would like to thank Gary Skellett and Gary’s Olde Towne Tavern for hosting this month’s After Hours event.

The atmosphere was great and the attendees loved the food spread and multitude of door prizes. Make sure to stop in and check them out.

Pictured from left: Gary Skellett, Owner & Sue Mercer, Chamber ED

Brewfest Ticket Prices Go Up Friday, September 1st!
Buy Now and Save!
Sign Up Now To Reserve Your Space in the Chamber's #1 Marketing Piece ~ the 2018 Area Guide!
Great fun was had by all at the 3rd Annual Naples Causeway 5K!
Member Spotlight
Gateway Marina

15 Main Street, Harrison

Planning your much needed Lakeside summer vacation? Give us a call to reserve a Pontoon or Ski Boat w/ all the accessories to ensure fun and relaxation on the water… Gateway Marina is your one-stop shop for Clean & Dependable Daily, Weekly, or Monthly Late Model Boat Rentals and Accessories…Excellent references from hundreds of repeat customers! All of our power/speed boats are bowriders equipped with 4.3 V6 or 5.0 V8 Mercruiser I/O drivetrains for optimal skiing, wakeboarding, and tube towing capabilities.  The majority of our late model pontoon boats have factory installed tow-bars for pulling younger children on tubes if so preferred.
Searching for a Pre-Owned Boat? Contact us with your desire…it is likely we have clean/low-hour Pontoon and Power boat trade-ins that have yet to be posted to our website!
Huntress & Associates, P.A.
185 Portland Road, Unit 2, Bridgton

Huntress & Associates, P.A. is a financial firm specializing in tax preparation, book keeping, payroll, and financial planning. The business is located at 185 Portland Road in the small town of Bridgton, Maine and is run by Norman Huntress Jr., E.A. Associates include Jacob Huntress and Phil Harmon.

6 Dearborn Drive, Fryeburg

Hunting provides products and services to the upstream oil and gas industry. Sales and service operations are located in the major oil centres of the world, comprising over eighty company owned facilities and a network of more than sixty licensed partners.
From this global footprint, the company’s sales, service, manufacturing and threading locations can meet virtually any customer requirement with a full range of applications above and below the wellhead.
Hancock Lumber

116 Portland Road, Bridgton

Hancock Lumber is a sixth-generation, family-owned business in Maine with a timberland operation, a sawmill division, and a network of lumberyards and building supply stores. Ours is one of America? oldest family-owned lumber companies. Every day, we work directly with builders, developers, project managers, architects, remodelers, and homeowners to plan, design, and build residential homes and commercial buildings, providing the products and expert support they need.
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
Gary's Olde Towne Tavern
September Entertainment
To see a list of entertainment for September
Click HERE

Monday Nights - Buy One Cheese Pizza, Get One Cheese Pizza FREE!
Fred Demers Associates, Inc. 
10% Off Career Coaching Service
Turner Publishing
45% Off Open Rate w/any ROP 12 month agreement
Harvest Hills Animal Shelter
Free Pet Tag with adoption of a Cat or Dog
Bridgton Books
 A 15% discount on all purchases on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
(Purchases are not applied to the book club)
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
Bridgton Community Center
Click HERE to view programs and events at the Bridgton Community Center

Hunter Safety 
It’s not too early to plan for Hunting Season! Join us on September 2 for our Hunter Safety Course Skills and Exam Day! Be prepared for hunting season early this year! This one day skills and exam course is the next step after doing the online portion of Hunter Safety in Maine.

Please visit to complete the online portion of the course. 

Your Passion is Calling! Contact our Casco office 627-4291 for more information Or go to our website to register Lake Region Adult Education &
Fryeburg Area Adult Education 1
437 Poland Spring Rd. Casco, ME 04015 207-627-4291 FAX: 207-627-3113 Like us on Facebook for updated classes and program information!

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

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 HERE
Upcoming Events
August 31, 2017 - National Overdose Awareness Day -

September 15, 2017 - LRSAC presents “How the Opioid Epidemic is Affecting Your Community and What You Can Do About It” find event posted on our Facebook Page

*Reminder - due to September 15 event, the regularly scheduled monthly LRSAC meeting (9/14/17) will be cancelled, in hopes that everyone attends community event sponsored by Knights of Columbus on the 15th. The next general coalition meeting will be October 12, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. at Bridgton Municipal Complex downstairs.