Kennebunk-Kennebunkport-Arundel
Chamber of Commerce Newsletter

In This Issue
UPCOMING CHAMBER EVENTS
A MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
DISNEY INSTITUTE COMES TO MAINE
PARTICIPATE IN THE CHAMBER GOLF TOURNAMENT
PURCHASE YOUR MOTORCYCLE RAFFLE TICKETS
MEMBER NEWS
Chamber News March 2014

THANK YOU TO OUR NEWSLETTER SPONSORS

 

 

 

 

   

 

   

  

UPCOMING CHAMBER EVENTS

 

March 19
Business After Hours
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Weirs Buick GMC

March 25
Business Before Hours
7:30 am - 9:00 am
What Google Can Do For Your Business
Presented by Susan O'Neil,
Founder & CEO of @Website Publicity
Held at Chamber Office
 
March 31
Business Seminar
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cash Flow Workshop
Presented by Sarah Hutchins from Maine Center for Women, Work, and Community
Held at Chamber Office
Bring a brown bag lunch

April 3
Tri-Chamber Business After Hours
Kennebunk-Kennebunkport-Arundel, Wells and Ogunquit Chambers
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
York County Community College

 

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2013-2014 Board of Directors
  

Chair 

David "Duffy" Cluff

Duffy's Tavern & Grill

 

Vice-Chair

Laura Dolce

York County Coast Star 

 

Secretary

 Christopher Doiron

Biddeford Savings Bank

 

Treasurer

Eileen Brogli

Kennebunk Investment Services

 

Past Chair

Sarah Lindblom

Captain Jefferds Inn

 

Senior Trustees

 Vicki Lyons

Southern ME Medical Center

 

Todd Shea

Town of Arundel

 

Board Members

 

Michelle Moore Allen

Bath Fitter of Maine

 

Mark Birmingham

Coldwell-Banker 

 

Sandra Bisson

Peoples United Bank

 

Eric Brodar

Inn at English Meadows

 

 Damien Callahan

Port Inn Kennebunk

 

Kim Chilton

Bank of America

 

Hydi Dixon

HydiDrive

  

Beth Geary

Kennebunkport Resort Collection

 

Tina Hewett-Gordon

The Nonantum Resort

 

Kerrie Leclair

Animal Welfare Society

 

Bill Macdonald

Home Check in Maine

 

Ken Mason

Seaside Inn

 

Matthew Williams

Hodsdon & Ayer

 

Rick Wolf

The B&B Team

 

Linda Zuke

Weirs Motors

 

Staff

 

Denise Clavette

Executive Director

director@visitthekennebunks.com 

 

Traci Freed

Membership & Marketing Manager

members@visitthekennebunks.com 

 

Dawn Brennan-Daly

Operations Coordinator

info@visitthekennebunks.com 

 

Information Center Staff 
Rindy Cluff

Carol Copeland

Ken Meier

Debbie Nelson

 

 

  

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Kennebunk-Kennebunkport-Arundel Chamber of Commerce

 

  

Administrative Offices & Tourism Information  Center

16 Water Street

 Downtown Kennebunk

 

Tourism Information Center

1 Chase Hill Rd

Lower Village Kennebunk

  

Mailing Address

PO Box 740

Kennebunk, ME 04043

 

 

www.visitthekennebunks.com 

info@visitthekennebunks.com 

 

 

 A MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 

 

Our Chamber staff and Board members are pleased to announce many exciting opportunities and events in the next few months. We will be bringing you a customer service training institute, "Disney's Approach to Quality Service", business educational seminars, and holding a motorcycle raffle and golf tournament in the upcoming months. Highlights are in this newsletter:  

  • 2014 Harley-Davidson FLHX Street Glide motorcycle raffle: $20 per ticket, 6 for $100
  • Disney Approach to Quality Service, May 21st
  • Our newly re-designed, responsive and interactive website will be live in May
  • Our 2014-2015 Experience the Kennebunks visitors' guide will be hot off the press in April
  • 25th Annual Chamber Golf Tournament, June 16th at Dutch Elm Golf Course
  • Business Before Hours and Business After Hours programs

At this time, I want to take this opportunity to thank our sponsors, whose sponsorship helps support our Chamber programs and services:

 

PRESENTING SPONSOR

Kennebunk Savings

 

GOLD SPONSOR 

Weirs Buick GMC

 

SILVER SPONSOR

Biddeford Savings

Gorham Savings Bank

Southern Maine Health Care

 

BRONZE SPONSOR

Norway Savings Bank

Ocean Communities Federal Credit Union

                                           

With an open-door philosophy, the Chamber welcomes you to stop by. We would love to hear from you. If you have ideas, concerns, or need help navigating through business resources and information, feel free to call me or set up a time to meet. I would be more than happy to help.  

  

 

 

 

 Join us for a fun afternoon of golf on Monday, June 16 at the 25th Annual Chamber Golf Tournament at Dutch Elm Golf Course. 

 

Team registration and sponsorship opportunities are available.  Download the registration form or contact Traci Freed at

967-0857 or members@visitthekennebunks.com.

 

 

 

MOTORCYCLE RAFFLE

 

 The Chamber is sponsoring a Motorcycle Raffle for a 2014 Harley Davidson Street Glide/FLHX.  The kick-off is March 19 at the Business After Hours at Weirs Buick GMC where the motorcycle will be on display and tickets available for sale. The drawing of the winning ticket is July 9 at the Business After Hours at Bentley's Saloon & Campground. The winner does not need to be present to win and proceeds from the sale of tickets benefit Chamber services.

 

Raffle tickets are $20 each or 6 tickets for $100.  Please stop by or call the Chamber office at 967-0857 to purchase your tickets.  

  

 MEMBER NEWS

 

Kennebunk Savings Employees Celebrate

Volunteer Hours

 

 

Kennebunk Savings defines itself by the depth of its commitment to the community. With a company dedicated to helping out nonprofit organizations, it should be no surprise that its employees also revel in helping others. Recently Kennebunk Savings officials took some time to celebrate those employees who are dedicated volunteers; the 2013 tally found that over half of the company contributed 7,500 hours of service to nearly 200 different organizations. The press release is available here.

 

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AIM TO BE WELL OPEN HOUSE

 

Join Aim To Be Well for an open house and fundraiser on Thursday, March 6 at 6:30 pm at 57 Portland Road, Kennebunk.  Guests can learn about products and services, including weight loss plans, health coaching and massages, and meet their new therapist.  Profits from products and services sold during the open house will benefit a non-profit Haiti organization.  For more information, please contact Melissa at Aim To Be Well at 985-3955.

   

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Brick Store Museum Receives Grant to

Preserve Historical Collections

                                                                         

Maine State Archivist Daniel Cheever announced the Brick Store Museum will receive $368.50 to preserve and provide better access to its historical poster collections of World War I and World War II propaganda as part of the Historical Records Collections Grant Program. The program is administered by the Maine Historical Records Advisory Board, with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant program is coordinated in Maine by the State Archives.  The press release is available here.