May 11, 2023 | Issue 19

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As all of our readers can see every week, there's lots of great things happening in Belfast & Waldo County! So much so that Gmail can't even show you everything in one email! Many Gmail users have noticed that the newsletter gets cut off each week in their email or they don't see their information!

SOLUTION: If you go to the bottom of the message in your inbox, you can click

"view entire message," and it will open the full newsletter for you. You can also find the newsletter every week on our website and our Facebook page.

Please Welcome Back, Maine Artisans Collective!

Open since 1975, Maine Artisans Collective is a non-profit (T13-B) cooperative, member owned art and fine craft shop, located just across the street from Lincolnville Beach.

Their shop consists of member owners, working consignors and straight consignors. All items are uniquely made here in Maine. They have lots of jewelry, pottery, artwork, paintings, clothing, utility items and unique items not found anywhere else. 

Stop by Lincolnville Beach to cool off from the hot temperatures, walk across the street and check them out. You will not be disappointed.

2518 Atlantic Hwy. Lincolnville Beach, ME 04849 | 207-789-5376 |

Please Welcome Our Newest Member, Means Wealth Management!

Guided by experience. Invested in you.

Since 1935, individuals, families, businesses, and non-profits have worked with Means to build wealth management strategies in support of their unique financial situations and goals. The relationships they have developed are not something they take for granted, which is why they have chosen to operate as a registered investment advisor (RIA).

As an RIA, they have a strict fiduciary duty to always act in the best interest of their clients. They do this not only because they are required to by law, but also because they inherently believe it is the right thing to do.

If you are seeking advice in wealth management, financial planning, corporate and non-profit asset management, or ESG/Socially responsible investing, contact Means Wealth Management today!

802 Stillwater Ave. Bangor, ME 04401 | 1-800-696-3267 |

Recent New Members:

Astrolore | Finding Our Voices | Bella Weidner Art

Greyfeather Woodcraft | Coastal Sun Services | The Larkin Group

May 4th Newsletter

1) Chamber Job Search (112th consecutive week)

2) Hawthorne Hike Trail Map & Guide

3) Hawthorne Hike Facebook Page

4) All Roads Music Festival

5) Astrolore Astrology

2023 Belfast : The Bay And Beyond Magazine is Here!

The Official Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce Regional Guide has arrived! Please stop by the Chamber M-F 9-5 for your free copy, read on our website for free, or order your copy at today!

If you are interested in being added to our distribution list, please contact Scott at [email protected]

Cover photo of 'Greater Joy' by Nicolle Littrell of DoryWoman Rowing.

The Hawthorne Hike is Here!

We all thought that the only elephants in Belfast were located at the Colonial Theatre, but we were wrong! In late 2020, Scott Smith of the Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce discovered something very unique in the streets of our downtown - an elephant hiding in plain sight!

He walked the streets thoroughly to find the best path and along with Hartdale Maps, has created a new walking trail within our downtown! With respect to the large beloved elephant that already sits atop our city, the trail has been named the 'Hawthorne Hike.'

This new trail twists and turns through our downtown, our waterfront, our historic district, and brings a new and exciting activity for locals, visitors, and families to enjoy for years to come. Shops, architecture, history, homes and gardens, ocean and wildlife can all be seen! Full hike and Kids hike available.

Visit the Information Center for your own Hawthorne Hike Trail Map & Guide, follow the new Hawthorne Hike Facebook page, and share #hawthornehike online! You can also click here to download your own map!

May 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!

Leafsong Family Farm

Wednesday, May 17, 5:30pm - 7:00pm

507 Back Belmont Rd. Belmont

Click Here for a printable 2023 BAH schedule

Congratulations to Denise Needham, New President of WCGH, PBMC

The Chamber wishes to congratulate Denise Needham on her promotion to President of Pen Bay Medical Center and Waldo County General Hospital.

Needham is currently the chief operating officer for PBMC-WCGH, and she succeeds Dr. Mark Fourre, M.D., who last year announced his decision to step away from his role as president.

Click Here for the full press release

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

Allen Insurance & Financial - Bowen Earns CPIA Designation

Ananda Yoga + Vision Board: The Flowering of May

Bangor Savings Bank - Consider Our Payroll Services & HR Solutions

Belfast Free Library -

May Programs

Belfast Garden Club -

Annual Plant Sale

May 27

Belfast Historical Society -

'Up the Not So Lazy River' May 22

Belfast Senior Center - Rocks & Minerals "A to Z"

May 16

BlueJacket Shipcrafters -

May ShipShape Newsletter

Eastern Maine Development Corp - The Basics: How to Sell Goods & Services to the Government

Grump & Sunshine Bookshop - A Romance-Themed Bookshop is Coming to Downtown Belfast (BDN)

GWI Receives Grant Funding to Expand Fiber Network in Belfast (TRJ)

Hey Sailor - Popular Searsport Restaurant Expanding in Time For Summer (BDN)

Nautilus Fundraising Day for Friends of Sears Island

May 24

New Hope Midcoast - Domestic Violence

Roundtable Discussion

Pine Grove Cottages

Opens for the Season

May 19

Toddy Pond Farm Dinner Tickets

Now On Sale

Waldo County Food Pantry


Mother's Day ~ May 14th

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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