March 9, 2023 | Issue 10

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Please Welcome Our Newest Member, New Hope Midcoast!

New Hope Midcoast offers support to people in Sagadahoc, Lincoln, Knox and Waldo counties affected by domestic and dating violence and provides educational resources to assist our communities in creating a safer and healthier future.

New Hope Midcoast believes that the misuse of power to demean or control others fosters oppression and violence. This manifests itself as racism, sexism, classism, homophobia, religious bigotry, domestic abuse and other forms of violence. New Hope Midcoast believes that a just and peaceful society must commit itself to confronting and overcoming all forms of oppression and violence.

5 Beech St. Rockland, ME 04841 | (207) 594-2128 |

Please Welcome Our Newest Member, Joe Wardwell of The Christopher Group!

Joe has dedicated his entire career to helping people. He was born and raised in Castine and Penobscot. Joe attended George Stevens Academy in Blue Hill for high school. After high school he earned his Paramedic certificate at Northeastern University in Burlington, MA then quickly returned to the area he loves. He has been a Firefighter/Paramedic for the City of Bangor for 27 years and is currently a Fire Captain. He also dedicated 30 years of service to Peninsula Ambulance in Blue Hill where he started as a driver while still in high school. Joe holds an associate's degree in both Fire Science from EMCC and Legal Technologies from UMO.

In 2019 Joe started his journey in real estate. His knowledge of the Penobscot River towns and Coastal communities is extensive and he is excited to show you the beautiful opportunities that these areas provide.

Joe’s passion to help others has led him to helping people find a dream home that they can call their own. He is dedicated to helping you with all your real estate needs and to share his passion for coastal Downeast Maine and beyond.

16 B South St. Blue Hill, ME 04614 | (877) 350-4409|

Recent New Members:

Atlantic Challenge USA | The Barn at Rosemoore | Rest Assured Maine

Aster & Rose Restaurant | Youngtown Inn

March 2nd Newsletter

1) Chamber Job Search (103rd consecutive week)

2) Waldo County Best of the Best Voting

3) Atlantic Challenge USA

4) Toddy Pond Farm - Winter Dinners & Live Music

5) Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition Programs, David Hurley Sturgeon Mural Project, Owls Head Transportation Museum All Club Social

March Business After Hours

Join us for the Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce's March Business After Hours at:

Sell 207 with Treworgy & Baldacci

March 15th, 5:30pm

15 Main St. Downtown Belfast

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. Stay tuned for more details!

Vote for Waldo County's Best of the Best

Who is the Best? Vote for Your Favorites! The 2023 Ballot is now available in today's issue of The Republican Journal and online! Voting open now through March 23rd. Don't miss the return of the 2023 Best of the Best Gala and Business Showcase at The University of Maine Hutchinson Center, May 25th from 5pm - 8pm.


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

Announcements & News

Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition - March Outings

Belfast Community Co-op Welcomes WIC Recipients

Belfast Free Library - March Programming & Events

Belfast Senior College - Membership & Spring Registration

BlueJacket Shipcrafters - March ShipShape News

Colburn Shoe Store - The Longtime Manager of America's Oldest Shoe Store Hangs Up His Shoe Horn (BDN)

Penobscot Bay Stewards Invites Applications

United Midcoast Charities - 2023 Grant Applications Open

Waterfall Arts March Classes & Workshops

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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