December 9, 2021 | Issue 49
Please Welcome Our Newest Member, Visual Artisan Photography!

Searsport-based wedding and lifestyle professional photographer, throughout New England and beyond. Not the vintage Brownie camera anymore; primes and off camera lighting are used to control the light and create cinematically timeless images to tell your visual story. Wedding, engagement, family, dance, and lifestyle portraiture to preserve your life, loves, and passions. Get to know Catherine and create some fun! 
When booking any photography services during the Holiday Season until January 10, 2021, mention you saw this newsletter welcome and receive a complimentary 8 x 10 archival quality print of your favorite portrait. 

Recent New Members:

Advertisements and advertorials are due for our 2022 Chamber guide,
"Belfast and The Wonders of Waldo County!"

Ad confirmation and payment due by DECEMBER 17th and final .pdf ads by the 31st.

Be part of the region’s essential cultural and economic guide*! This annual publication will have a print run of 20,000+ copies and will be seen by tens of thousands more. It is distributed all across the state, New England, and ordered by vacation planners across the country. Its quality and popularity make it a “must have” for businesses, households and visitors alike!

* Being included in the magazine is an exclusive member benefit! Interested in becoming a member? We’d be delighted to speak with you about the benefits!
Brighten Your Home, Brighten Your Holiday

Who doesn't love driving around town during the holidays and seeing all the houses and beautiful lights making us feel more merry and bright?

Perry's Home Furnishings & Design is encouraging everyone to create something beautiful and decorate their homes this season for a good cause!

Submit a photo of your holiday home or business to and for every entry, Perry's will donate $10* to the Belfast Soup Kitchen! Entries will be posted online by the Chamber through December 22nd.

*Minimum donation of $250

To what do our wandering eyes appear? Is it once again that wonderful time of year??

Yes! Santa will be returning to Steamboat Landing Park on the waterfront in Belfast on Saturday, December 11th from 11am - 12pm and 12:30pm - 1:30pm!

The event will take place in the Boathouse or along the Harborwalk, depending on weather. Children will be able to collect a take home cookie kit from Delvino's and ornament kit from Cornerspring Montesorri School, while reading along a StoryWalk provided by Belfast Free Library. Enjoy horse drawn family wagon rides, and don't forget the hot chocolate provided by Waldo Community Action Partners!
December Business After Hours Cancelled

After some thoughtful discussion with our Board, we have decided to not have the Business After Hours in December. Many thanks to Norm Poirier from Belfast Parks & Recreation Dept. for working to have the boathouse available.

While disappointing to not continue in person events at this moment, we were very excited to see many of you at the Shrine Club in November! We are looking ahead at our 2022 BAH schedule and hope to see you all again soon!
Chamber Job Search (HOT ITEM)

Still looking for that new job? Need to know what's available in the greater Belfast area?
We have a great page full of job opportunities large and small!

Chamber Members - you can submit your job postings by logging into your
Chamber Master account or email them to Scott at
December 2nd Newsletter

1) Chamber Job Search (38th week)
2) Belfast Fiberarts
3) 2022 Chamber Magazine Ad Kit,
Belfast Lions Club Breakfast with Santa

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Your Chamber Working For You!
Dorothy Havey, Executive Director

Scott Smith, Operations Manager

Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce is a partnership of business owners and professionals working together to build a better community through affiliation, collaboration, networking and long-lasting relationships.

Follow the link above to find information about Membership benefits and learn how we can promote you and help you achieve your goals.

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