November 10, 2022 | Issue 45

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Please Welcome Our Newest Member, Sweet Monkey Business!

They started baking cookies for the holidays for friends and family back in 2010. Each year they improved their recipes and the list of recipients eagerly awaiting their delivery got bigger and bigger, and in 2019, Sweet Monkey Business was born.

Remember the sweetness of life! They have several delicious shortbread cookie and superfood granola options to choose from, made with only fresh, all-natural preservative-free ingredients! Who knows where they'll go next!

Baking in Downtown Belfast | (207) 323-9646 |

Recent New Members:

E-Z Out Stump Grinding | Center for Wildlife Studies | Searsport Self Storage

Fon's Kitchen | The Parsonage Gallery

Congratulations to our 2022 Chamber Awards Winners

The Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce and its Board of Directors were pleased to present our annual awards to this year's winners, voted by our membership and the community. Our awards celebration was held Friday, November 4th, at The University of Maine Hutchinson Center in Belfast.

Our Celebration Sponsor was NORDIC AQUAFARMS and our Reception Sponsor was Camden National Bank.

We’d also like to congratulate the runner-up winners in the following categories:

Special thanks to Brian Frus from Mainely Gallery & Studio for our one-of-a-kind glass-blown awards, to Ned Lightner for another wonderful Citizen of the Year video presentation, to Rollie's Remote Catering for our drinks and hors d'oeuvres, and to the Hutchinson Center staff for their technical assistance and for hosting our event. And to everyone that had a hand or heart in our awards and event this year - thank you!

Ho-Ho-Holiday Book Drive

Support the Chamber's efforts to collect books for this year's Holiday on the Harbor event on Saturday, December 10th, from 11am - 1:30pm. Each visiting child will be able to select a book!

New or very gently used books can be dropped off in the Chamber Visitors Center window at 14 Main St. in Belfast for the whole month of November!

Visit your local bookstores or go through your bookshelves and help us provide a book for a child this year.

2023 Chamber Magazine Advertising Kit

Thinking about 2023 already? So are we! Planning for our 2023

'Belfast: The Bay and Beyond' regional guide is already under way. Have you been thinking about how you would like to advertise your business or organization? Plan ahead and get those prime spaces while they're available!

Click Here for the 2023 Magazine Ad Kit

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 them to Scott at

November 3rd Newsletter

1) Chamber Job Search (86th consecutive week)

2) Belfast Maskers - The Underground Lounge Live Music

3) Belfast Soup Kitchen / Kindness Program Merger

4) Friends of Sears Island - Maine Seasons Zoom

5) American Legion Fall Craft Fair

Upcoming Chamber Events

Business After Hours

November 16, 5:30pm

18 Spring St. Belfast

Holiday on the Harbor

December 10, 11am

Belfast Boathouse

Upcoming Events

After-Party Live Music by Down East Dead

Happy Thanksgiving

Announcements & News

Allen Insurance & Financial - Cailler Earns Safeco Insurance Award of Distinction

Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition - Upcoming Bird Watching and Geology Walk

Belfast Flying Shoes - George Marshall and Wild Asparagus at Rockport Opera House November 19

Belfast Garden Club - Talk with Food Historian, Author & Producer Robyn Metcalf November 15

BlueJacket Shipcrafters - November ShipShape News

Camp CaPella Charity Online Auction is Almost Here!

Coastal Mountains Land Trust Announces Waldo County Conservation Initiative

First Church of Belfast -

Holiday Love Lights

Glenmoor by the Sea - US News Travel - 16 Top Romantic Getaways in Maine

Hutchinson Center Professional Development Program - Helping to Calm Strong Emotions with Resonant Language

Jon Linn Aerial Photography Featured on News Center Maine's "207"

Maritime Energy to Sell Convenient Stores

Owls Head Transportation Museum Announces Capital Campaign for $9.75M Expansion

Pen Bay, Waldo County General Hospitals Add New Ambulance Company for Patient Transports (PenBay Pilot)

Whale's Tooth Pub Welcomes Executive Chef Chris Eaton to Advance Their Culinary Team

Member Promotions
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Your Chamber Working For You!
Dorothy Havey, Executive Director

Scott Smith, Operations Manager

Board of Directors
Alex Hawthorne
Mathews Brothers

Rob Fowler

Vice President

Waldo County

General Hospital

Michelle Curtis
First National Bank

Christy Lewis


Fellows, Kee, Tymoczko & Lewis

Sue Beemer


Montessori School

Paul Dean
Councilor, City of Belfast
Dawn Gintz
Captain Nickels Inn
John McKeith
The Belfast Center

Erin Merrifield

RE/MAX Jaret & Cohn

Elaine Potoker


Terri Tower

Camden National Bank

Mary Tripp

Bank of America

The Mission of the Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC)
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.

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