Boothbay Harbor Region  Weekly Chamber Connections
"The Boating Capital Of New England"

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CALL THE CHAMBER AT          207-633-2353



The Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber of Commerce is committed to promoting its members first whether it's a local looking for services, or a visitor searching for places to go and things to do.

Two-thirds of consumers believe Chamber members use good business practices, are reputable, care about their 
customers and are involved in the community. 


2019 Members enjoy:

o  80% increase in the likelihood that consumers will patronize the business

o  73% increase in consumer awareness

o  68% increase in its local reputation

The Many Benefits Of Joining The Chamber

* New and Improved Website

* Website Advertising 

* Business After Hours 

* Brochure Display & Referral Services 

* Mailing Lists and Labels 

* Weekly "Chamber Connections"

* Workshops

* Sponsorships

* Monthly Chamber Newsletter 

* Customized Individual Email E-Blasts 

* Social Media 

* Region Guide and Region Map 

* Free Listing! 

* Design Services 

* Chamber Chats

* Welcome Boater Bags 

Contact to renew your membership for 2019!

It's Time to Think Ahead to 2019!

Members only can advertise in this widely distributed (100,000 circulation) guide book. The Region Guide is on display at our office, state and visitor centers; other chamber offices and information centers in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. We mail them in bulk to tour companies; auto clubs; cruise lines, and consumer travel shows and wedding venues. We also mail the guide to thousands of visitors who request them via our website.

Our Region Guide is the second most widely distributed guide in the state!

The Chamber prints and distributes 45,000 Region Maps every year. Members can have their businesses featured on the regional map, which lists your business via ad placement and graphically shows your business's location on the map. It is a great tool to show our visitors exactly where your business is located.

Buy two months, get one free!


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Join the Chamber's Co-Op 2019 Advertising Campaign for the Boothbay Harbor Region
 in Maine's Official Travel Guide

As an added value to the print media, a digital format of "Maine Invites You" is available on both
the & websites for additional exposure. Each ad is hyperlinked
to the businesses website. The e-guide is additionally promoted through various social media
channels, and visitor e-newsletter with 80K+ opt-in recipients.

As the value of print continues to stand the test of time, consumers still rely on  print magazines - in particular travel guides like "Maine Invites You" as a reliable resource and  trip planning tool.

207-633-2353 or 

The Chamber's Business After Hours program is a great way to promote your business, meet other business people and get to know your neighbors!

Our Next Business After Hours is WEDNESDAY September 26th at the 
Tugboat Inn & Restaurant

Our Final Business After Hours is THURSDAY October 4th at  the Boothbay Harbor Rotary Club

Contact the Chamber to schedule your  Business After Hours
at 207-633-2353
or email

September 26th from 5 PM - 7 PM

80 Commercial St
Boothbay Harbor, Me. 04538


Sept 20th - 22nd!

The Boothbay Food & Music Festival is a 3-day event celebrating the very best of Maine's food, drink and entertainment. The Festival is organized by local business owners with the generous support of our valued sponsors. 

Proceeds will benefit Boothbay Region Community Resource Council, Boothbay Region YMCA, Boothbay Region Student Aid Fund and Boothbay Railway Village.

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Boothbay Food and Music Festival


Claw Down 2017 - Boothbay Harbor Chamber Of Commerce

Rotary Club Bike Returns
For those seasonal workers who have obtained a bike from the Boothbay Harbor Rotary Club for use this season, they can return their bikes to Rotary Club facilities which are located at 

66 Montgomery Rd, Boothbay Harbor 
on the following dates and times:
Saturday Morning from 9:00 - 11:30 AM 
commencing September 1st until October 6th

Thursday Evenings from 5:00 - 6:00 PM commencing September 6th until October 4th
If you have any questions 
or problems you can 
call 860-670-6471 or  304-561-4930.

Do you have gently used medical mobility equipment you would like to donate?  The Community Center is developing a rental program for folks in need of temporary mobility products!
Contact Shawn Lewin at 207-478-5874 for more information


I'm a pint-sized bundle of joy! Hi, I'm Maggie - I'm a 2 year old Terrier mix. I came to Coastal Humane Society on a transport from Mississippi so not much is known about my past. I'm naturally playful, curious and trusting. Give me a job to do and take me on a big walk every day and after my job's done, I'll curl up in front of the fire with you! I enjoy other dogs though I'd like to meet any future roommates before coming home with you. If you're reading this and I sound like the happy-go-lucky girl for you, come in and meet me! [Photos courtesy of Jill Piper of Furry Kids Pet Photography - Maine]

This tour introduces a mix of some of the areas oldest and newest food establishments while showcasing the culinary creativity that is alive and well in Boothbay Harbor!

Twilight Haunted Walking Tours
and Maritime History Tours!

Residents and visitors in Maine are invited to explore the little known history & mysteries of Camden, Damariscotta, Wiscasset, Boothbay Harbor, Bath, Hallowell, Bar Harbor and Rockland during lantern lit walking tours of maritime historic sites and ghostly haunts.


Eighth Grade (R)

Fri, Sep 14 @ 7 pm
Sat, Sep 15 @ 2 pm
Sat, Sep 15 @ 7 pm
Sun, Sep 16 @ 2 pm
Sun, Sep 16 @ 7 pm
Wed, Sep 19 @ 2 pm
Wed, Sep 19 @ 7 pm
Thu, Sep 20 @ 2 pm

Eighth Grade takes a look at its titular time period that offers a rare and resounding ring of truth while heralding breakthroughs for writer-director Bo Burnham and captivating star Elsie Fisher.

Thirteen-year-old Kayla endures the tidal wave of contemporary suburban adolescence as she makes her way through the last week of middle school--the end of her thus far disastrous eighth grade year before she begins high school.

EIGHTH GRADE Official Trailer (2018) Elsie Fisher Comedy Movie HD

The Bookshop

September 14, 2018 - 7:00PM
September 15, 2018 - 7:00PM
September 16, 2018 - 2:00PM & 7:00PM
September 17, 2018 - 7:00PM
September 18, 2018 - 7:00PM
September 19, 2018 - 7:00PM
September 20, 2018 - 7:00PM

England, 1959. Florence Green (Emily
 Mortimer), a free-spirited widow, puts grief behind her and risks everything to open a bookshop in an historic house -- the first such shop in the sleepy seaside town of Hardborough, England. While bringing about a surprising cultural awakening through works like Nabokov's Lolita, she earns the polite but ruthless opposition of a local imperious aristocrat (Patricia Clarkson) and the support and affection of a reclusive book loving widower (Bill Nighy,The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel). 



September 1 -  October 31

Boothbay Food + Music Festival
September 20 -  September 22

Family Harvest Days
September 29 @ 10:00 am - 
September 30 @ 4:00 pm

September 22 @ 7:30 pm

One of Atlantic Canada's premiere traditional groups, with the fiery Celtic style as its musical core, Còig easily shifts between century old tunes of past generations to original and contemporary compositions, featuring the band's range of over a dozen instruments (vocals, fiddles, piano, guitar, banjo, mandolin, viola, bouzouki, whistles, and more). 

With driving tunes, haunting songs, and infectious energy, Còig is an unparalleled musical force. With a combined total of over 30 nominations and awards, each of Còig's talented musicians have released their own successful solo albums, and have toured both at home and abroad before coming together as this exciting super group. 

Advance discounted tickets available from the box office at 207-633-5159 at $25. Regularly priced tickets available online and at the door are $30.

Live Music 

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

9/16  Steve Jones Band
9/23  Sharon Hood Buck & Dixon Road
9/30  School Street Band

Restaurant:  Open everyday 
11:30am to 8:30pm
Gift Shop: Open daily 
Father's Day Weekend through Columbus Day, 1:00pm to 8:00pm 
Seafood Market: Open daily 
8:00am to 7:00pm

Playing for the week of September 4 -Se ptember 22, 

Lights, Camera, Action
Let's Go to the Movies!


We will be offering shows on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday and evenings this week. 

The doors will open at 5:30pm for cocktails and table selection for the 6pm meal prior to our 7pm show.

Maine Maritime Museum

 Boothbay Harbor 
Memorial Library


Join Maine Intercultural Communication Consultants Liz Greason and Deb Breiting in this four-part series.
CCS 632-21 Workplace Diversity: Strategies
Dates: Fridays, 9/28, 10/12, 11/2 and 11/30
Time: 9:00 AM-11:55 AM
Cost: $539.00
A leader's ability to bridge effectively across cultural differences - whether age, class, gender, race or national origin - is becoming increasingly important in today's workforce. Developing their skill set around cultural competency will enable leaders to attract, support, and retain talent of diverse backgrounds. Join facilitators from Maine Intercultural Communication Consultants as they guide you through a series of practical frameworks and rools to help you create a workplace where people - regardless of their cultures - thrive.

Millions of taxpayers could wind up owing for 2018

The tax law passed late last year included slews of changes that will have wide impacts across the U.S. Among them is a likely jump in the numbers of Americans who'll owe taxes when they file 2018 returns. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently issued a report warning that more than 4.5 million taxpayers will come up short next April, unless they act now to adjust their withholding amounts.

This is because the tax law limited or even eliminated many itemized deductions claimed by millions of taxpayers -- nearly 28 million of them for 2017. The biggest contributors to this are the new limits on state and local tax deductions (the SALT deductions), a restriction on the amount you can deduct for home mortgage interest and the elimination o  f the deduction for job-related expenses. 

The rise of smartphones and social media has heightened the urgency small business have sought to create in their customers with advertising. Because Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat offer access to posts about exciting events, trips, and products, we're constantly exposed to experiences many of us wish we were enjoying, and worry we might miss out on.

That anxiety has become known as the fear of missing out, or FOMO, a term for the paranoia some feel about being left out of an experience - whether it's an exclusive party, the chance to be the first to own a new smartphone, or a once-in-a-lifetime deal. Millennials are especially susceptible to FOMO:  68% of them admit that they've made purchases to avoid missing out.

With  Millennials now being the largest generation and with their purchasing power ever increasing, channeling FOMO has become an important tool for small businesses. It happens also to be one they're well positioned to use - notably in social media.
Why? Because FOMO is most effective when companies know their customers and have relationships with them. With their more manageable customer bases, small businesses have better means to know (and target) their customers with great FOMO. Here are a few ways you can use this fear to your business's advantage.

Use Your Customers' Curiosity

Curiosity inspires anticipation, which inspires a fear of missing out, that will help ensure customers will follow any updates (and spend their money) to avoid being left out of the loop.

We hear a lot about all the technologies that will one day change our lives like drones, driverless cars and 3D printed body parts. That stuff is for real and, yes, it will have a huge impact on the world within the next decade.

But what about the short term? 
What about the next 2-5 years?

There are many technologies that you are using in your business which will become obsolete in that time frame. And the last thing you want to be doing is investing your money in the wrong place. Here are just three business techs that will be disappearing from earth sooner than you think. Not entirely...but they'll be pretty much dead.

On-Premise Accounting Systems
Remember the good old days when you could purchase your QuickBooks, Peachtree or One-Write (what's that?) accounting software, install it on your computer and be good to go?

Get ready to say goodbye.

You have expectations of your employees, but have you considered that it's a two-way street? Your employees have expectations of you, too. Understanding and being mindful of those expectations can go a long way toward earning your employees' respect and trust. They're also many of the same essential skills and practices that will help your business succeed.

Here are the top 10 things your employees expect you to know how to do to run a successful business:

1. Hire People
Every business is built on people. Optimally, you have a skilled team of good people who deliver their best, are a good fit in your company and further your business cause in a meaningful way. A team like this, whether of 2 or 200, begins with your  hiring decisions.

"When looking for people, the most popular place to find candidates is referrals from your own people," says Gene Marks, a small business expert, columnist and author. Friends, colleagues, competitors and industry conferences can also provide leads.


As smartphones, laptops, and tablets become more engrained in our society their impact on small businesses has increased. In fact, most of your employees probably own a smartphone and prefer to use it over a company phone.

In response to this growing trend, a  recent survey found that 59% of organizations have Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies in place with another 13% planning to implement a policy in the future. This means, that as an IT consultant or advisor you may want to advise small business owners on instituting a secure (BYOD) policy,  to help protect their business. To get started, you can consider these four tips.

1. Encourage business owners to embrace BYOD for its benefits rather than trying to prohibit it.

6 percent of employees check e-mail using mobile devices, according to the study by Sage, an Irvine, California-based business management software firm. 

And there is no practical way for employers to stop workers from using personal devices to email through web-based services such as Gmail.

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Kathrine Norcott
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