June 8, 2023 | Issue 23

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Please Welcome Our Newest Member, The Carroll's Collaborative!

Jeff Carroll and The Carroll's Collaborative is a handyman and caretaking service based in Searsport. Responsive to your call within 24 hours. You will ALWAYS receive a call back! Interior projects? Outdoor projects? Still waiting for a call back from the other guys? Give Jeff a call today and see what he can do for you.


Call or email: 330-903-3730 | [email protected]

Please Welcome Our Newest Member, Maine Coast Roofing!


Maine Coast Roofing is a family-owned and operated company, serving residential and commercial properties in Midcoast Maine. Are you looking across the market for a company that can do new builds, replacements, inspections, asphalt, metal, shake roofing?

From the same ownership of The Larkin Group, find out how they can help you with your roofing projects and needs.


Based in Belfast | 207-200-1053 | facebook.com/mainecoastroofing

Recent New Members:

Chickadee Cottage | Marsh River Outfitters | Hutchins & Son Masonry & Roofing

Penobscot Bay Outfitters | Grump & Sunshine Bookshop | Spectrum Generations

June Business After Hours

Every month our Chamber hosts an after hours event designed for members to meet and build relationships with business people from companies and organizations representing a variety of industries in our region. Join us every third Wednesday!

OakNut Property Management @ Wentworth Event Center

Wednesday, June 21, 5:30pm - 7:00pm

139 Searsport Ave. Belfast

Click Here for a printable 2023 BAH schedule

Downeast Magazine's Best of Maine Finalists Announced

Congratulations to our Chamber member finalists in the Downeast Best of Maine 2023! Make sure to vote for your favorites during the month of June at vote.downeast.com!


DONUT / The Only Doughnut

FOOD CO-OP / Belfast Community Co-op

LOBSTER SHACK / Young's Lobster Pound


FESTIVAL / North Atlantic Blues Festival

MUSEUM / Maine Maritime Museum

PRIVATE SCHOOL, ELEMENTARY / Cornerspring Montessori School


BOOKSTORE / Left Bank Books

GIFT SHOP / The Grasshopper Shop

PET SUPPLY STORE / Loyal Biscuit Co.

SHOE STORE / Colburn Shoe Store

TOY STORE / Out on a Whimsey Toys

WOMEN’S BOUTIQUE / The Grasshopper Shop



BUILDER / Phi Builders Architects

HOME IMPROVEMENT STORE / Hammond Lumber Company


BOAT CRUISE/EXCURSION / DoryWoman Rowing, Monhegan Boat Line

St. Margaret's Water Stations Campaign Goal in Sight

As of this week, the campaign has raised $19K of its $20K goal to have three refillable water stations located in the downtown area. This is very exciting and a welcome addition to our wonderful downtown and waterfront.

Please consider a last minute donation to help the committee reach their goal.

Click Here for more

Belfast Rotary Club Selects David Estey Art for Harborfest

“Belfast Dock,” an image by Belfast artist David Estey from his original oil painting now in the collection of the University of Maine at the Hutchinson Center, has been selected to be the event graphic of Belfast Rotary Club’s 2023 Belfast Harbor Fest. The image will appear on Harbor Fest souvenir items, posters and fliers. It will also be featured in a live auction during “Evening by the Bay,” the Friday, Aug. 18 event that kicks off this year’s three-day Harbor Fest.

Click Here for the full press release

June 1st Newsletter

1) Chickadee Cottage

2) Welcome Home Belfast Event @ Wentworth Event Center

3) Chamber Job Search (116th consecutive week)

4) The Healing Power of Laughter / Senior College

5) CMLT Arts on the Hill / The Gawler Family

Upcoming Member Events

Announcements & News

Belfast Fiberarts - Belfast Style Sustainable Fashion Show Coming June 24

BlueJacket Shipcrafters - June ShipShape Newsletter

DASH Bus Schedule from WCAP

Front Street Shipyard - Spring 2023 Update

The Homeport Inn & Tavern Lands in Top 25 Places to Stay Nationwide from Yelp Reviews (Boston.com)

New Owners Take Over Tall Pines Long-Term Care Complex in Belfast (BDN)

Senator Chip Curry - Addressing the Urgent Need For Improved Child Care in Maine (TRJ)

Susan Tobey White - Lobstering Women of Maine Book Event at LBB June 15, 7pm

Waterfall Arts - Upcoming Classes & Workshops & Sign Up for Climate Poetry Workshop Event

WCGH Adjusting Walk-In Care Hours

Member Promotions
Click on ad for more information (where available)

Your Chamber Working For You!

Dorothy Havey, Executive Director

[email protected]

Scott Smith, Operations Manager

[email protected]

Board of Directors

Sue Beemer



Montessori School

Erin Merrifield

Vice President

RE/MAX Jaret & Cohn

Michelle Curtis
First National Bank

Christy Lewis


Fellows, Kee,

Tymoczko & Lewis

Megan Day

Waldo County

General Hospital

Paul Dean


City of Belfast

Dawn Gintz

Captain Nickels Inn

John McKeith

The Belfast Center

Chris Nickerson

Whale's Tooth Pub & Northport Inn & Lodge

Elaine Potoker


Terri Tower

Camden National Bank

Mary Tripp

Bank of America

Staff Photography by Dave Waddell, Down East Magazine

Consider Becoming a Member!

The Mission of the Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce

is to champion a thriving business environment for its members through promotion, networking, advocacy, community partnerships and access to relevant information.

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

Community Links:

Belfast Free Library | City of Belfast | Harbormaster

Waldo County General Hospital | YMCA

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