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Hello KV Chamber Members,

The Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce would like to officially announce April is Membership Appreciation Month. This entire month is devoted to celebrating and highlighting the success of our members. Being a KV Chamber member means that you understand the importance of supporting local community enrichment, and what better way to celebrate enriching the community than by raffling off fantastic locally donated prizes.

We're celebrating our community and members by raffling off donated prizes throughout the month of April. We will be highlighting the diversity of our members on our Facebook page throughout the entire month! Each prize corresponds with one of our membership categories, and all the prizes are donated by members. We will post the weekly winners every Friday in April. If you want a chance to win some awesome giveaways, please like and follow our Facebook page to get updates on the daily raffles.

The month of April is the perfect time to begin attending our KV Chamber events if you're not already. With the world coming back together, there is no better time to meet your new fellow members and reconnect with the old at a Business After Hours or a Women's Network Luncheon!

Finally, we would like to share our heartfelt thanks for being a Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce member. Our entire four-women show and our dedicated board of directors are grateful for your continued support of our mission of fostering economic development, providing social networking opportunities, championing community outreach, and providing educational seminars. The success and achievement of the Chamber is tied to our members, and we are happy to support your prosperity for many years to come.

Thanks for your continued support,

Katie, Lindsay, Melissa & Iris
April 13th, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Augusta Civic Center
$20 for Members & $30 for Non-Members
Lunch Provided

Join The Chamber and Rachel Zaccaria for a presentation on
Women's Health-Take Time For Your Health

You make most of your family's health care decisions, but do you take time for your health? The first step towards feeling better and younger is knowing your health. Join Rachel Zaccaria, certified nurse-midwife, who will discuss a wide array of health topics over a woman's life span. When should you get a mammogram? What do you need to know about bone density? These are real and important questions to answer. Rachel will provide a high-level overview and will take questions from the audience.
Thank you to our Women's Network Sponsors!
Thank you to our Women's Network Room Sponsor!
Spectrum Generations
April 27th, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Spectrum Generations is excited to host this month's Business After Hours on Wednesday, April 27th from 5:00-7:00 pm. Spectrum Generations is located at 22 Town Farm Road in Hallowell. Remember that every Business After Hours is an incredible opportunity to network with the business community. You also have a chance to win door prizes and participate in the 50/50 raffle.

We can't wait to see you there!

Thank you to our Business After Hours Sponsors!
April 20th, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
The United Way's Emerging Leaders Society is partnering with the KV Chamber's Cynergy young professional group to host a panel on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. This panel of individuals represents a variety of diverse populations. They will discuss day-to-day barriers and challenges they face that others may not realize. Additionally, they will cover ways individuals, businesses, or the community as a whole can make accommodations to these challenges.
Thank you to our Cynergy Sponsors!
Guidebook Requests



´╗┐The KV Chamber is pleased to announce its 2022 Kennebec Valley Greater Augusta Region Guide is here!

If you would like to make a request for copies to display in your business or for your own personal adventuring, please email info@kennebecvalleychamber.com!
Welcome Our New Members!
Augusta Little League
Darek Grant, (207) 592-3124
Augusta

Kennebec Historical Society
Scott Wood, (207)-622-7718
Augusta

Maine Department of Economic and Community Development
Shae Horrigan, 1-800-872-3838
Augusta

Planet Fitness
Bridget Finnegan, (207) 623-0023
Augusta

Pliable
Greg Glynn, (707)-PLIABLE
Augusta

Skin By Cara Medical Aesthetics & Cosmetic Dermatology
Cara Rogers, (207) 751-3527
Augusta & Topsham
 
Ted's Trackside Grill
Melissa & Gabe Caron, (207) 395-5018
Winthrop

Member Anniversaries
40+ Years
KeyBank

30+ Years
Kennebec Valley Y.M.C.A., Maine Department of Labor - Augusta CareerCenter,
Maine State Museum, Smart Eye Care

20+ Years
Hershey's Ice Cream, O'Connor Volkswagen

10+ Years
Capital Area Staffing Solutions, Inc., Friends of Kennebec River Rail Trail,
Hampton Inn, Kozak & Gayer, P.A.

´╗┐5+ Years
Blane Casey Building Contractor, Inc., Serra Public Affairs, Sherwin-Williams, Stevens & Day, LLP

Renewing
Augusta Family Dentistry, Goodwill Northern New England, Higgins & Bolduc Agency, IncNew York Life, Pro Body Works, Radiant Image, Sea Breeze Home and Commercial Services, US Army Augusta Recruiting Station, van der Brew, Wilkinson Law, PLLC

Chamber Member News
MOGFA Business Program
Bumper Crop is a Maine employer-funded program administered by MOFGA in partnership with the Maine Federation of Farmers Markets. Employers provide vouchers to employees to spend at their local farmer's markets through the program. In 2021, over 700 Mainers utilized Bumper Crop vouchers at thirty-six markets, with a voucher spending total of over $30,000. Plus 92% of the employees spent their cash along with their vouchers, which resulted in a total spending impact at farmer's markets due to Bumper Crop being upwards of $80,000!
 Would you like to get on board? MOFGA and MFFM encourage any employees working in Maine to ask their Human Resources or employee benefits officer to contact us to look into this wellness program. With more Maine people purchasing and eating more Maine food at their local farmer's markets thanks to their employer's support, it's a win-win-win for Maine!
To learn more about Bumper Crop, visit mainefarmersmarkets.org/bumpercrop/.
In-person Family Story Time is Back!
Join Lithgow Public Library Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for Family Story Time. A program that readies your child for kindergarten by sharing stories, educational activities, and art projects.
MaineGeneral Health Scholarships Available
MaineGeneral Health is now accepting applications for its 2022 Health Scholarship Program.
Scholarships support the education of health care professionals in the Kennebec Valley and are available to individuals pursuing degrees in a variety of health-related disciplines.

In 2021, MaineGeneral Health and individual sponsors awarded more than $37,000 in scholarships to 59 students in the Kennebec Valley. Scholarship recipients are pursuing degrees in nursing, radiology, pharmacy, sports medicine, social work, and other health care careers. Scholarships generally range from $500 to $2,500.

To learn more about MaineGeneralÔÇÖs Scholarship Program and how to apply, visit give.mainegeneral.org/scholarships. The application deadline is Wednesday, April 6, 2022
MMSA's Co-working Space

  • Monthly membership fee of $120 per month or $1200 per year
  • One person using any co-working desk available in the main office
  • Fiber optic internet
  • Use of the large conference room for yearly subscribers, one day per year
  • Use of small conference room, one day per year
Bruno's Wood-Fired Pizzeria is Changing Its Name to Burano's Wood-Fired Pizzeria. Burano's is a colorful island town off Venice, Italy, and is a fitting name for their colorful restaurants!

Not only that, they are opening their 3rd location in Scarborough at 246 US Route 1!
Trek Across MaineÔÇô Call for Volunteers

The American Lung Association saves lives by fighting for healthy lungs and healthy air. Today, our fight is more important than ever, and 90 cents of every dollar raised by our organization goes directly to education, research, and advocacy.

Join the American Lung Association and support the 38th annual Trek Across Maine, a multi-day cycling event with as many as 1,500 cyclists and over 600 volunteers each year. Our volunteers provide support both along the route and at each finish line that makes our cyclists' experience second to none! We have fun, make friends, and help others while holding one of the largest fundraisers in Maine.
Volunteer positions are available for the entire weekend or just a few hours. We need your helping hands...will you join us?

We have a new route this year starting at Thomas Point Beach & Campground (Brunswick), moving on to Bates College (Lewiston), then St. Joseph's College (Standish), returning to Brunswick. We have a variety of scheduling options. REGISTER NOW!

All volunteers under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult guardian at all times. All volunteers must be fully vaccinated.
New Planet Fitness
The Augusta Planet Fitness has moved to 152 Western Avenue in Augusta and is now open! They have all new cardio and strength equipment, Black Card Spa with new tanning, massage chairs, and hydro massage loungers! Visit them today and join the Judgement Free Zone!

To submit Member News, send your press releases to: info@kennebecvalleychamber.com
KVCC Board of Directors
Earl Kingsbury, Chair*
Augusta Civic Center
Tim Walton, Chair-Elect*
Walton External Affairs
Michele Pelletier, Vice Chair*
PERFORMANCE Foodservice - NorthCenter
Matthew Tardiff, Treasurer*
J.S. McCarthy Printers
Alec Rogers, Past Chair*
Quality Inn & Suites Maine Evergreen Hotel
Cathy DeMerchant, Human Resources*
Capital Area Staffing Solutions, Inc.
Katie Doherty, President & CEO*^
Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce
* Executive Committee  ^ Full-Time Executive

´╗┐Randall Anderson
The Meadows Golf Club
Joyce Blanchard
The University of Maine at Augusta
Karen Boston
Lipman Katz & Boston, P.A
Nathan Cotnoir
Camden National Bank
Lori Dube
Sprague & Curtis Real Estate
Sue Grenier
G&E Roofing Co., Inc.
Robbi Lockhart
Team EJP
Amy Marston
Central Maine Power Company
Nicole McSweeney
MaineGeneral Health
Stacey Morrison
Ganneston Construction Corp.
Rebecca Pushard
MIKA
Lynn Quirion
Macomber, Farr & Whitten
Andrew Silsby
Kennebec Savings Bank


Special Counsel
Dennis Carrillo
Cloutier Carrillo, Capitol Law, PLLC

´╗┐Emeritus Member
Eric Jermyn
Cross Employee Benefits
Steven Marson
Central Maine Pyrotechnics
KVCC Staff
´╗┐
Katie L. Doherty, President & CEO
Lindsay L. Corbett, Chief Operating Officer
Melissa L. Walden, Membership & Development Manager
Iris R. Alexander, Marketing & Events Manager