Contents: Building on our Momentum, Member Appreciation Event, New Chamber Member Update, Member Spotlight & More
August 2019
Building on our Momentum
Have you ever felt like you're on a roll? It's a great feeling. Like a sports team on a winning streak, sometimes you are "in the zone" and things just seem to be going your way. That's positive momentum. For a local economy, momentum is a huge factor. To read more CLICK HERE
August 22nd Member Appreciation Event

Don't miss our annual Chamber Member Appreciation Party on Thursday, August 22nd at 5:00pm in Mechanics Park . This is our way of thanking you for being a member. Your support helps us promote your business and everything happening in our area. The event will include:

* Gourmet wood-fired pizza and drinks from Rustic Tap's Food Truck
* A live jazz band
* Networking opportunities
* Fun games and surprises

PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE to attend - you don't want to miss this one!
New Member Update

* Spurwink Construction - Looking to build or renovate? Spurwink Construction is a great local contractor that can help you with any building project.

* The Ecology School - This leadership environmental education organization has recently moved to River Bend Farm in Saco where they will continue to focus on inspiring stewardship and connection to the natural world through experiential learning.

* Kiwanis Club of Saco River Valley - This is an all-volunteer non-profit organization established in 2010 with a mission to help our community, one child at a time. Always open to new members so reach out if you are interested to learn more.

* Elements: Books Coffee Beer - Elements is the community-building hub of Main Street in Biddeford for books, beverages, music and conversation. Now offering gourmet roasted coffee beans with retail and wholesale services.

* Camp Ellis General Store - The store has everything you need to enjoy your time on or near the beach in Saco. Conveniently located in Camp Ellis, a minute from the beach. Bike rentals are also available, and the adjacent Bistro is opening soon as well for all day dining options.

Monthly Member Spotlight: Jim Albert
We recently had the opportunity to sit down with Jim Albert, local entrepreneur / restaurateur known for Jimmy the Greek's, Cowbell , and more, to learn more about his background and businesses ...

PLEASE CLICK HERE to read this month's Member Spotlight
SMHC Benefit Golf Tournament
Southern Maine Health Care is hosting their 25th annual golf tournament to benefit their Center for Developmental Medicine. The event will take place on September 12th at chamber member Dunegrass Golf Club. For more information, PLEASE CLICK HERE
River Jam 5K Walk/Run on September 21st

As part of the fun-filled River Jam weekend in Biddeford, there is the annual 5K run/walk from Rotary Park to Mechanics Park that Saturday morning September 21st. The Chamber will be fielding a team, please join us!

CLICK HERE for more information
Sweetser's Cycle or Stroll for Suicide Awareness

The Sweetser/Harvard Pilgrim Cycle or Stroll for Suicide Prevention is on September 8, 2019, the start of National Suicide Prevention Week. The walk/ride takes place on the Eastern Trail in Saco, which runs alongside Sweetser’s campus. The goal is to raise awareness for Suicide Prevention. Proceeds from the event directly benefit Sweetser’s Crisis Services that provide mental health support at crucial moments.

For more information CLICK HERE
Biddeford Airport Open House on August 17th

The Biddeford Municipal Airport will be hosting an open house to let the community see the airport, promote local businesses and help raise money for Angel Flight Northeast. The Chamber will be there, hope to see you there as well.

Give Kris Reynolds at the airport a call to learn more at (207) 282-1893
Create a Social Media Video for your Business
Chamber member Your Real Estate Team @ Keller-Williams is continuing to produce free videos promoting your business to post on social media. The videos are easy to do and are a few minutes long. We've been getting great feedback. If you're interested, please contact them at:
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