October 24, 2017
Chamber Chatter
In This Issue

After Hours at Rufus Porter Museum
Chamber Annual Awards Dinner at Bear Mountain Inn
Membership Renewal
2018 Area Guide

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!
Attention employers....Would you like your employees to understand the impact good service (or bad!) has on your business and the economy? Then this is for you! Pre-Registration is required so call 207-627-4291 .
Tickets are $10
Fundraiser for Bridgton Fuel Assistance Program
Appetizer Buffet
DJ Dan
Campfire Coach available
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
Oxford Hills SCORE and the Small Business Association announces a business workshop   “Meet Your Oxford Hills Lenders and Service Providers.” – November 7th. For more information click on following link:    http://conta.cc/2ixFABC
Cash Flow Flood
Called the Wizard of Cash Flow by her clients, Caroline Grimm teaches small business owners, accountants, and bookkeepers how to solve cash flow problems that keep businesses from thriving. She is a nearly lifelong business owner, and supported herself through college operating a business she called Almost Anything for a Fee. She has taught accounting and entrepreneurship at various colleges, and conducts training for business owners, accountants, and bookkeepers. She is the author of: Stop the Cash Flow Roller Coaster, Strength in Numbers: An Entrepreneur's Field Guide to Small Business Finances, and seven other books.

7 Cash Boosting Secrets Every Business Owner Should Know
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    
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
Upcoming classes @ Lake Region and Fryeburg Area Adult Ed
·          Zumba starts 11/1 @ Sebago Elementary School-
only $48 for 6 weeks of booty shaking dance fun!
·          Cooking w/Essential Oils - one night class 11/2
Join us @ Crooked River School, Casco to learn how to cook with essential oils for only $14 (+ $15 lab fee paid to instructor)
·          Retirement by Design -one night class 11/2
@ Crooked River School, Casco-FREE
·          Spanish Cooking Night -one night class 11/7
@ Lake Region Vocational Center, Naples
Transport yourself to another land-no passport needed!
$ 24 (+$20 lab fee paid to instructor)
·          Understanding Medicare -one night class 11/8
@ Crooked River School, Casco-FREE
·          Basic Beaded Earrings -one night class 11/9
Make a gift for a loved one or yourself!
@ Crooked River School, Casco- $39
Call our office 627-4291 or go to our website lakeregion-fryeburg.maineadulted.org to register and for more information on these fun classes!
Your Passion is Calling!
Call our Casco office 627-4291
Or go to our website
To enroll

Open House and Community Conversation
Hosted by Maine Alliance for Arts Education
at Gallery 302, 112 Main St.
Tuesday, October 24th from 6-7:30pm
Craft Vendor Fair
November 11, 2017
Stevens Brook School in Bridgton

We have a fall calendar for the month of December that we're selling now to help with the advancement of the Ham complex. They cost $10 and have 40+ gift certificates and items to be drawn on November 11 at the craft and vendor fair at Steven Brook elementary school at 2pm. We hope to go live on Facebook for the drawing and calendars can be purchased that day or from board members. Don't miss out!
Now Hiring
Hiring: Dishwasher
Flex schedule (nights/weekends).
Apply in person.
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
Shawnee Peak Ski Area
Chamber Members are elidgible for a $379 Mid-Week Season Pass
Chandel Associates
Free set up for new payroll clients. No service charge for first payroll. One hour free consult for new business. 10% off for new tax clients.
Noble House Inn
10% off standard room rates
Bridgton Books
 50% discount on a canoe or kayak rental    50% off any ski or snowboard rental (non-holiday weekends only)
Stone Wall Clean-up at Narramissic
November 4, 2017
Stone walls are an integral part of the New England landscape, and the fields at Narramissic, the historic Peabody-Fitch Farmstead in South Bridgton, are bounded by particularly impressive examples of the art. However, if they aren’t kept clear, they can rapidly become overgrown and fall into disrepair, and the Bridgton Historical Society, which owns Narramissic, wants to make sure that doesn’t happen.
The society has some tools available but volunteers should also free to bring their own. The organizers of the event point out that only experienced people should handle chain saws, and they should wear chaps and use appropriate safety equipment when doing so. The society will also provide light refreshments. Narramissic is located near the end of Ingalls Road, off route 107 in South Bridgton. For answers to questions go to or call the historical society at 647-3699 (or email info@bridgtonhistory.org ), or call Mike Larrabee at 207-583-5033.
Bridgton Community Center
Click HERE to view programs and events at the Bridgton Community Center

Veterans Day Dinner

The volunteers of the Bridgton Community Center will be hosting a complimentary (Free) Veterans Day Dinner to be held at the dining hall of Oriental Masonic Lodge, Route 117, Harrison Road, Bridgton on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 12:00 PM.

All veterans and their families are cordially invited to join in a time of feasting (Ham Dinner with all the fixings) and fellowship as we honor all who have served in our country’s Armed Forces. Please plan to come and connect with old friends and create new ones. FMI call 647-3116.

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/