Chamber Connections - Dec 31st
Best Wishes for a Happy New Year!
As we close the door to another year, we look forward to the possibilities a new one can offer. It is a privilege to live and work in such a beautiful part of the world and to be part of this wonderful and vibrant community. There is so much we can accomplish by working together and I look forward to the opportunities that allow that to happen. I am particularly excited to welcome the new energy and diversity to our Chamber Board of Directors and Board of Advisors. This Chamber belongs to you. It is only as strong as its membership. As we welcome in the New Year, we also welcome your ideas and suggestions. Your voice matters.

With Maine's Bicentennial Celebration just ahead, we are excited to be an integral part of promoting all special events and activities that have been scheduled to celebrate 200 years of Maine Statehood! Last year the our Visitor's Center welcomed over 14,000 visitors, this year we anticipate that number to grow significantly. If you, your business or organization have something special going on this year, please let the Chamber know so we can help you spread the word.

On behalf of everyone at the Chamber, we wish you and yours a truly happy and prosperous New Year!

The Chamber offices will be closing early on New Years Eve . We will re-open again on Thursday 2nd Jan. We look forward to seeing you then!

Patricia Royall
Executive Director
EVENTS
New Years Eve at The Thistle Inn
Ports of Italy - New Years Eve Event
Jan 1st - Annual Penguin Plunge
YMCA's 18th Annual Penguin Plunge in recognition of David and Mary Patch will take place at Murray Hill Road Boat Landing, East Boothbay, at 11am. This event is a fund raiser to provide free swim lessons for all second graders.

Date: January 1, 2020
Time: 11:00am
Location: Murray Hill Road Boat Landing, East Boothbay, ME
Crow Point Yoga - New Years Day Class
Jan 1st - New Year’s Day brunch at Legion hall
American Legion Auxiliary and Sons of the Legion are hosting their second annual New Year’s Day brunch from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Charles E. Sherman Jr. Post hall, Industrial Park Road, Boothbay.

This is a fundraiser so there will be a charge of $10 for adults and $5 for kids under age 12.
Harbor Theatre - Now Playing
LITTLE WOMEN, from the classic novel written by Louisa May Alcott, unfolds as the author's alter ego, Jo March, reflects back and forth on her fictional life. In Director Greta Gerwig's film, the beloved story of the March sisters -- four young women each determined to live life on her own terms -- is both timeless and timely. Starring Emma Watson, Saoirse Ronan, Florench Pugh, Laura Dern, Meryl Streep and Timothée Chalamet.

  • January 1, 2020 7:00PM
  • January 2, 2020 7:00PM
Jan 4th - Les Misérables Concert at Lincoln Theatre
Seen by over 120 million people worldwide, LES MISÉRABLES is undisputedly one of the world’s most popular musicals. Now cinema audiences can experience a live broadcast of the musical phenomenon which broke box office records and sold out its entire 16 week season. Featuring a cast and orchestra of over 65 and including the songs I Dreamed A Dream, Bring Him Home, One Day More and On My Own this sensational staged concert is not to be missed - an absolute must-see for any fans of musical theatre or live event cinema. Show Dates + Times - Sat, Jan 4 @ 1 pm. For more information visit us online .
What's Nude - Call to Artists!
Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber of Commerce and the Boothbay Region Art Foundation are pleased to announce the Annual “What’s Nude in Boothbay Harbor?” show featuring nude paintings, paper work, fiber, sculpture and photography. The show opens Valentine’s Day, Friday, Feb. 14. at the Boothbay Region Art Foundation, 1 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor.

Art in all mediums that celebrate the human form will be accepted. The committee reserves the right to select pieces that will be displayed. You do not have to be a resident of Boothbay Harbor to enter.

"What's Nude in Boothbay Harbor?" offers something unique and fun to break up the long winter months and help celebrate Valentine's Day! Plan to stay in Boothbay for the weekend at one of the local B&B's, dine in one of the region's new "foodie" restaurants, shop, or simply take in all the magic and beauty the Boothbay Harbor Region has to offer.

Entry forms will be available online at www.boothbayartists.org after Jan 9th 2020. For additional information, call the gallery at 207.633.2703.
Jan 8th - Babes in the Woods: Nature Discovery for Toddlers
from 10-11 AM at Oak Point Farm
Babes in the Woods is a nature discovery program geared to children ages 2-5 with their families or caregivers. Participate in age-appropriate games, crafts, stories and other activities to connect to the natural world. Special emphasis is made on sensory exploration of ecological themes and usually includes a short and easy walk. Group meets inside the white farmhouse at Oak Point Farm. This event is free and registration is not required. Please wear sturdy shoes and clothing that can get muddy.

For more information contact Environmental Educator Tracey Hall at thall@bbrlt.org or 633-4818.
Chamber Blue Options

If you are a small business who is also a Chamber member looking for affordable healthcare for your employees, Chamber Blue may be right for you.

These unique plans are packaged for local, regional and state chamber of commerce members with 2–50 employees. And new this year are the Anthem PPO Gold plan and Anthem Gold Maine HMO Tiered Chamber Options, making that eight health plans to choose from for your employees. Contact Thomas Porter to learn more.
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