Kennebunk-Kennebunkport-Arundel
Chamber of Commerce Newsletter

Chamber News January 2014


THANK YOU TO OUR NEWSLETTER SPONSORS

 

PRESENTING SPONSOR

 

 

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SILVER

Biddeford Savings Bank

Gorham Savings Bank

Port Inn

Southern Maine Health

 

BRONZE

Norway Savings Bank

 

UPCOMING CHAMBER EVENTS

 

January 21
Business After Hours
5:30 - 7:30 PM
Sponsored by Huntington Common
 

 
MEMBER NEWS
 

Did you know that members can add press releases, accolades and other news to GoKennebunks.com? Sign in to your listing and share updates on your business!

 

 
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
                   
The Chamber welcomes our NEWEST members! Please visit our website to learn more about these businesses and their services!
  
A Plus Party Rental, Scarborough
Arundel Masonic Lodge #76 AF&AM, Kennebunkport
Consumer Title, Kennebunk
GCA Custom Apparel, Arundel
Pamelamas Alpaca Farm, Arundel
Rapid Assault Tools, Kennebunkport
Ward's Painting, Kennebunk
  
 
 
BUSINESS RESOURCES
 

The Chamber's website,

GoKennebunks.com,

has resources for businesses, including IRS tax information for small businesses and entrepreneurs.

Visit our website to learn more.

 

 

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2014-2015 Board of Directors
  

Chair 

 David "Duffy" Cluff

Duffy's Tavern & Grill


 Vice-Chair

 Laura Dolce

York County Coast Star 


 Secretary

  Damien Callahan

Port Inn Kennebunk


 Treasurer

Eileen Brogli

Kennebunk Investment Services


 


 Board Members

  

Michelle Moore Allen

Ambidextrous Landscaping, Inc.


 Mark Birmingham

Coldwell-Banker 


 Sandra Bisson

People's United Bank


Kim Chilton

Consumer Title

  

Beth Geary

Kennebunkport Resort Collection
 
 Kerrie Leclair

Animal Welfare Society 

 

Marybeth Munroe

Camden National Bank


 Leslie Roberts

Southern Maine Health Care

 

 Rick Wolf

The B&B Team


 Linda Zuke

Weirs Motors


Laurie Smith, Ex Officio

Town of Kennebunkport

 

Staff

 

 Denise M. Clavette

Executive Director

director@gokennebunks.com 
 
Dawn Brennan-Daly

Membership & Events Manager

info@gokennebunks.com 

 

Leanne Travers

Office & Membership Assistant

members@gokennebunks.com

 A MESSAGE FROM
THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

 

Greetings,

 

On behalf of the Chamber, we want to wish you a wonderful, joyous, prosperous and Happy New Year! What a wonderful time to reflect on the past year, changes and business initiatives ahead. The Chamber welcomed 36 new businesses in 2014, and we look forward to meeting with prospective member businesses in 2015. 

Looking ahead to 2015, we have most of our Business After Hours scheduled and several business seminars planned. Browse through the newsletter for more information and check out our website - www.gokennebunks.com. In February, the Chamber invites you to be part of a new initiative, "Paint the Town Red," helping to make our area "New England's Most Romantic Town." We hope to get many businesses involved. Decorate with white and red lights! Offer dining, lodging and retail deals! Let's get people to our area during the winter months. Call or email the Chamber to be involved. 

And to all member businesses, did you know:
* You can post your business event free on our calendar?
* That you can get a listing of all of our members free?
* That you can post jobs on our job listing for free?
* Post your "hot deals" and "specials" on the Chamber's website at no cost? 

Call the Chamber to get more information on how to use the Chamber's free marketing and advertising tools on our website! 

 

As always, with an open-door philosophy, the Chamber welcomes you to stop by, and we would love to hear from you. If you have ideas, concerns, or need help navigating through business resources and information, please contact The Chamber. We would be more than happy to help. 

 

Best regards,


Denise M. Clavette, Executive Director 

  

       BUSINESS AFTER HOURS IN 2015 

  
The 2015 Business After Hours calendar kicks off for the new year on Wednesday, Jan. 21, at Huntington Common in Kennebunk. Please join us between 5:30 and 7:30 PM for a social night of networking, raffles, door prizes and light fare. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for guests.
  
Other Business After Hours include:
  
February 18: Habitat for Humanity ReStore, Kennebunk
March 18: Weirs Buick GMC, Arundel
April 29: Atria Kennebunk, Kennebunk
May 20: 95 Ocean at The Nonantum, Kennebunkport
June 17: To Be Announced
July 15: To Be Announced 
August 19: Infinity Federal Credit Union, Arundel
September 16: Port Inn Kennebunk
October 21: To Be Announced
November 18: Camden National Bank, Kennebunk
December 9: Kennebunk Savings, Kennebunk

 

  
  
WINTERFEST IS COMING!

Mark your calendars for Winterfest 2015 on Friday, Feb. 6, and Saturday, Feb. 7. Festivities will include a skating party, skating demonstrations, a fire-juggler show, horse-drawn wagon rides, a best soup competition and variety show. Find out how can your business participate and add to the community festivities.

   

  
    
         HELP US PAINT THE TOWN RED

Together, we want to "Paint the Town Red" - a joint effort of the Kennebunkport Resort Collection and The Chamber to make our area "New England's Most Romantic Town" in February. We hope to get all local businesses involved.  Decorate with white and red lights! Offer dining, lodging and retail deals! Let's get people to our area during the winter months. Call or email the Chamber to be involved.

   

  
    

KEEP US IN THE LOOP 


Has your business phone changed? How about your web
address? PLEASE UPDATE US AT THE CHAMBER! Each month we field hundreds of phone calls from folks asking questions about our Chamber members, and we want to pass on the most accurate, up-to-date information. We only know about changes if you tell us. Let The Chamber help you by keeping us in the loop!

   

  
    

LIKE, COMMENT AND SHARE  


Communication is key in any business, and we at The Chamber are always looking for ways to spread the word about our members' products and services. If you haven't already, please check us out on Facebook and Twitter and see what your friends and neighbors are saying. Please feel free to share your pictures, news and business accolades. This is one more way to share your ideas and support local business!

   

  
    

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Kennebunk-Kennebunkport-Arundel Chamber of Commerce

 

 Administrative Offices &

Tourism Information  Center

16 Water Street

 Downtown Kennebunk

207-967-0857

 

Tourism Information Center

1 Chase Hill Road

Lower Village Kennebunk

  

Mailing Address

PO Box 740

Kennebunk, ME 04043

 

www.gokennebunks.com 

info@gokennebunks.com