Member Spotlight: 
Walter's Watch & Jewelry Repair

The new Member Spotlight content feature in our newsletter gives us an opportunity to delve into more detail on the business of a current Chamber member.  

     *Small Business Saturday November 24th * 

The Benefits of Local Spending

To grow our local economy, it's important to attract new investments from outside the community.  But it's equally important to minimize spending that flows out of our area whenever possible. The more resources that stay and recirculate in our community, the better off everyone will be in the region. 

 Does your business fall into one of the categories listed below? If so, you can get a free listing on  .  This is the official tourism web site for the state.  The Chamber is working with Office of Tourism to get more businesses from the Biddeford + Saco Region listed on the site and in the newsletters.   Contact the Chamber for more details.

Agricultural Attractions In the Sky
Arts & Culture Inns / Bed & Breakfasts
Biking Lighthouses & Sightseeing
Campgrounds Motor Sports
Camping On the Water
Cottage Resorts Outdoor Adventure Resorts
Dining & Nightlife Parks & Natural Attractions
Family Attractions Shopping
Fishing Spas, Health & Wellness
Golfing Sporting Camps & Wilderness Lodges
Guide Services Sports & Recreation
Hiking & Climbing Summer Camps
Hostels & Boarding Houses Vacation Rentals
Hotels & Motels Wedding Planning
Hunting Wildlife Watching
Winter Activities

2019 Calendar of Training Sessions
We want to start building out our 2019 calendar of training and informational sessions. These are a great way for busy members to learn more about a topic of interest that impacts their business. Our goal is to have a monthly breakfast or lunch session that you can participate in and learn from as an ongoing component of your membership benefits.

Action Item:   We want your input to help guide the development of next year's training calendar! Please tell us if there are any particular training or informational topics or business challenges that you'd like to see as a focus for an upcoming session. Also, if you have a specific topic that represents an expertise that you'd like to share with other members, please let us know as well. Please send all feedback on this topic to us at  .  Thanks!

                        Veterans Day Parade, Monday Nov. 12th
                     Veterans Parade to Shine Light on WWI 100th Anniversary

The communities of Biddeford and Saco are invited to the Veterans Day Ceremony and Parade on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018 to honor those who have served or are serving our country. (Veterans Day occurs on Sunday, but it is observed on Monday.) The day begins with a brief Opening Ceremony at 10 a.m. at Eastman Park in Saco (corner of Beach and Main). Following the ceremony, the parade will proceed from Main Street in Saco to Biddeford's Main Street, then left on Alfred Street. It culminates at Biddeford's Veterans Memorial Park, on the corner of Alfred and Pool Street. 

 Action Plan Launch Party- November 15th 6-8pm 

Join Engine for a launch party for the 'Local Foods, Local Places' action plan! The Local Foods, Local Places action plan consists of four action items designed to use food and food systems to spur economic and community revitalization. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments and light fare, Potluck style, will be available. Attendees are encouraged to bring a covered dish to share. 

Don't forget about the Chamber's Social Media videos
Free Chamber Social Media Biz Videos 

Chamber member Your Real Estate Team @ Keller Williams is continuing their free videos promoting your business and posted on social media. The videos are easy to do and are a few minutes long. We've been getting great feedback. So if you want to have the women come by and video you contact them  at
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