November 23, 2022 | Issue 47

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Please Welcome Our Newest Member, Seaport Community Health Center!

Seaport Community Health Center, is a multi-service clinic offering high quality integrated primary care, including pediatric health; mental health and recovery services; walk-in care and a convenient retail pharmacy. It has been part of the Penobscot Community Health Care family since 2013.

Medical Director Samantha (Sam) Gilligan, NP, this year was named the first winner of the Theresa Bray Knowles Award for Nurse Practitioner Excellence by the Maine Primary Care Association.

Seeking to serve their 6,500 Seaport patients better and more comfortably (they’re bursting at the seams!), PCHC last year purchased the multi-building former MBNA complex at 21 Schoodic Drive (adjacent to the current practice). They are currently renovating Building No. 5 on the campus and expect to move the practice into beautiful larger quarters by September 2023. The new location will provide more exam rooms, team and consultation space, a lab, rooms for recovery group meetings, a considerably larger retail pharmacy, and comfortable waiting areas. There is plenty of parking.

What’s next? PCHC is working with multiple stakeholders and interested community partners to create a “wellness village” at 21 Schoodic, to include low-income senior housing, childcare, space for other health care entities, and a new eight-chair dental clinic to address a critical need in Waldo County.

53 Schoodic Drive, Belfast, ME 04915| (207) 404-1999 |

Recent New Members:

Sweet Monkey Business | E-Z Out Stump Grinding | Center for Wildlife Studies

Searsport Self Storage | Fon's Kitchen

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! Cash donations for books also welcomed.

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

2023 Chamber Magazine Deadlines Approaching

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 still available!

Click Here for the 2023 Magazine Ad Kit

Members! Please review your business directory listing and make sure your Business Name, Address, Phone, Email, and Website are all current for publication.

Text deadlines for calendar listings and enhanced business directory listings are due by December 15th. All ads and payments are due by December 30th.

New 2022 Members get 15% off all advertising!

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

November 17th Newsletter

1) Chamber Job Search (88th consecutive week)

2) Annual Chamber Awards Winners

3) Holiday on the Harbor

4) Must Be Nice Lobster Thanksgiving

5) Young's Lobster Pound Thanksgiving

Upcoming Chamber Events

Holiday on the Harbor

December 10, 11am

Belfast Boathouse

Belfast Holiday Decorating Contest

Register by December 11th

Trophy, Cash Prize and More!

Happy Thanksgiving

Upcoming Events
Announcements & News

Belfast Rotary Club Presents $10K to Waldo County Technical Center

Coastal Mountains Land Trust - Happy Wanderers Hike Stover Preserve Dec. 1st

Cornerspring Montessori School Seeks Donations for Hoop House

Ho-Ho-Holiday Season Events (Republican Journal)

The Homeport Inn & Tavern - New Owners Pour Work, Funds Into Improvements (VillageSoup)

Maine Office of Tourism - 2022 Summer Visitor Tracking Report

Owls Head Transportation Museum - Holidays at the Museum Dec. 4th

PAWS Holiday Events Are Right Around the Corner

Waldo County Technical Center Seeks Donations for Annual

Tis' the Season Celebration (PenBay Pilot)

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

Online Cash Donations for Sock Drive Here

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.

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