March 30, 2023 | Issue 13

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Please Welcome Our Newest Member, Ironwood Maine!

Ironwood Maine is a licensed residential mental health treatment center and fully licensed and accredited school designed specifically for adolescents, ages 13-17. Their residential treatment facility offers intensive individual therapy along with customized and accredited academics via two interconnected programs. Ironwood Maine is a specialized therapeutic program that offers a broad structure and individualized treatment modalities, which include equine therapy, outdoor experiential learning, family therapy, group therapy, and more. They pride themselves in meeting the needs of troubled teens that require treatment for emotional, behavioral, and mental health challenges.

Their 400-acre campus provides the ideal setting for their residential treatment program featuring 9 beautiful horses with daily student participation. Ironwood is now able to work with most commercial insurance plans, giving families increased access to the right treatment program.

67 Captain Cushman Rd. Morrill, ME 04952 | 207-342-3655 |

Please Welcome Our Newest Member, Craig Olson Books!

Craig Olson Books is a general used and rare bookstore in downtown Belfast (in the former Old Professor's Bookshop) with specialties in Architecture, Design, Photography, and National Parks.

If traveling from a distance, please call in advance to verify the shop is open. The occasional house visit or book fair can shift their schedule.

You can also visit the website to sign up for the Book Notes weekly newsletter and search and shop online inventory.

99 Main St. Belfast, ME 04915 | 207-338-2006 |

Recent New Members:

Belfast Coworking | Theatre Nouveau | R H Lambeth Builders

WERU Community Radio | New Hope Midcoast | Joe Wardwell, The Christopher Group

March 23rd Newsletter

1) 3 Newish Restaurants to Try on the Maine Coast Soon (BDN)

2) Chamber Job Search (106th consecutive week)

3) Front Street Shipyard - March Updates

4) Maine Maple Weekend

5) Rio's in Downeast Magazine

April 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!

Belfast Soup Kitchen

April 19, 5:30pm - 7:00pm

31 Belmont Ave. Belfast

Click Here for a printable 2023 schedule

Arts in the Park 'Artist of the Year' Selected

The Arts in the Park Event Committee is pleased to announce Heléna Melone of Datura Arts as the 2023 Artist of the Year!

Click Here for the full announcement

Spring is Here! Easter is Coming!

Feeling that spring in your step yet? Maybe it's time for a fresh new window display, a spring sale to get people in your door, or even a lovely dinner special!

Send your promotions to [email protected] for our newsletter!

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

ChamberMaster account or email [email protected]

Upcoming Member Events

Happy Easter

Announcements & News

3 Newish Restaurants to Try on the Maine Coast Soon (BDN)

Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition - April Outings

Belfast Senior College - Arlin Larson Offers 'Giants in the Earth' Beginning April 4

Coastal Mountains Land Trust - Happy Wanderers Hike at Appleton Preserve April 6

Front Street Shipyard -

March 2023 Update

New Hope Midcoast - Community of Hope Matching Challenge

Senate - Curry Bill Would Fund Retirement Benefits For First Responders (TRJ)

St. Margaret's Holy Week

Schedule of Services

United Realty -

March Highlight

Triad Spring 2023


Member Promotions
Click on ad for more information (where available)
Your Chamber Working For You!
Dorothy Havey, Executive Director

Scott Smith, Operations Manager

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

Councilor, City of Belfast

Dawn Gintz

Captain Nickels Inn

John McKeith

The Belfast Center

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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14 Main St. | PO Box 58 | Belfast, ME. 04915

207-338-5900 |

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