June 10, 2022
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Join us on June 15 at
Camden Snow Bowl

Wed., June 15, 2022 - 5 to 7 PM
held at the Snow Bowl, 20 Barnestown Road, Camden

Join us for an evening of networking, delicious food and beverages at Camden's four-season recreation area. Door prizes will be offered.

No pre-registration is required. All are welcome!
Chamber Auction is June 22

The Chamber will be hosting a live and silent auction on Wednesday, June 22, from 4:30 to 7:00 PM, at Rock Harbor Tap Room on 5 Payne Avenue in Rockland. Auctioneer Bruce Gamage will lead the live auction. This event is open to the public!

Tickets are $10 per person in advance; $15 per person at the door. Hors d’oeuvres will be served and drinks will be available for purchase. Proceeds from this auction will support the Chamber's economic development and tourism promotion activities.  

More than 80 items and counting! To see the items currently available and to donate an item, visit our Auction page here:
Bid Farewell to Tom Peaco
The Chamber Auction will also serve as a send-off for outgoing Chamber President & CEO, Tom Peaco, who is leaving the post on June 30. Everyone is invited to come bid farewell to Tom.
Friday, June 24, 2022
at the Rockland Golf Club
Shotgun start at 1:00 pm

This year's Chamber Challenge will be a scramble format with interactive contests throughout the afternoon. You'll enjoy 18 holes of golf with a cart, lunch, awards ceremony, goody bags for all players, and prizes. Open to the public.
$125 per player or $450 for a foursome.
Grab your co-workers and friends, and put together a team.
Sign up at the link below.

A variety of sponsorship opportunities are also available, many including a foursome. Visit our website to purchase your desired items.
Chamber Board Appoints Page as Interim CEO

The Board of Directors of the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce has appointed Gordon Page of Owls Head to the role of Interim President & CEO. This appointment follows the recent announcement from Chamber President & CEO Tom Peaco that he will be leaving that post effective June 30 to become the President & CEO of the University of Maine Alumni Association.

Page will assume his part-time responsibilities immediately to provide some overlap before Peaco’s departure, and will serve until a permanent replacement is selected and begins work. The Chamber board has formed a CEO Search Committee which is already actively at work, and expects to formally post the position publicly soon. More
CEO Search Committee Appointed
Chamber Board Chair Sheila Lowe has appointed the following individuals to a CEO Search Committee to lead the search for Tom's successor: Co-Chairs of the CEO Search Committee are Chamber board members Diane Lebson of Evergreen Philanthropic Solutions, and Jake Miller of First National Bank. Other committee members include Chamber board members Jeff Hamilton of JA Hamilton Consulting, Sandy Cox of The New England Real Estate Company, and Jodie Heal of Heal Accounting, and former Chamber board member John Viehman of United Midcoast Charities.

The CEO Search Committee has already held its first meeting, and anticipates formally advertising the position soon.
High visibility for your business at Maine Visitor Centers!
Did you know that the Chamber has beautiful, lighted, free-standing kiosks at the Maine Visitor Centers in Kittery and Yarmouth?

In addition to showcasing the 2022 Jewel, there is room on each kiosk to display 4 member brochures/rack cards - 4" x 9" max size; you must be a Chamber member and a Maine Tourism Association member. For just $225/year, your rack card will be displayed in both locations! We currently have 2 slots open in Kittery and Yarmouth, available now on a first come, first served basis.

To participate in this high visibility display, please contact Amy Rollins at Amy@CamdenRockland.com or call her at 236-4404.
Reach 1,800 Business Leaders Weekly -
Advertise in the Friday Report
The Chamber is pleased to introduce a new marketing initiative for members: Advertising in the Friday Report e-Newsletter. The Friday Report boasts a weekly circulation of nearly 1,800 and impressive stats.

Click below to learn more about this unique opportunity to present your message to a targeted audience or to reserve your space.
Your business or organization can be in the "Featured Member" spotlight!
Each week, the Chamber features one of our members here in our Friday Report e-newsletter (distributed to over 2,000 emails), and on our Facebook (6,000 followers) and Instagram (1,100 followers) pages. Featured Member posts will link directly to your profile page on the Chamber website.

Please click below to complete the two easy steps to be considered as a Featured Member. Featured Members will be chosen randomly from the submissions received. We invite you to take advantage of this great Chamber member benefit to promote your business.
Our shop at 58 Bay View Street in Camden is refreshed & ready for summer! Here, you'll find unique art, home & lifestyle goods, furniture, and gifts that emblemize the Maine lifestyle with a modern twist. Explore our mix of curated pieces from designer trade brands, handmade pieces from global regions, as well as art and decor from Maine artisians & makers. Open Wednesday - Saturday, 12-5.
To learn more about becoming a Featured Member, click here.
Member News...
Submit your news releases to Amy@CamdenRockland.com.
Rockcoast Networkers Presents: Learn our “Our Secrets to Success: Part 2 – Investing in your Business in 2022”
Rockcoast Networkers will be hosting its next “Business Connect” on June 16 at the Rock Harbor Tap Room located at 5 Payne Road in Rockland. It will be hosted as an in-person event for Coffee and Professional Networking starting at 8am. The first half hour will be Networking with members and other local business owners and guests. From 8:30am to 9:30am we will be broadcasting on Facebook Live as well as in person. Our local guest speakers will be discussing ways we can invest financially in our business. Hear from experts in the field about current Market, Real estate, and commercial lending. More...
Camden Art Walk is Thursday, June 16, 5-7pm
Galleries in Camden are open late to celebrate new exhibitions from 5-7pm on June 16 for the Camden Art Walk. Bay View Street will be closed to vehicles while the street is filled with live music, a food truck, and craft projects for kids and adults. More...

Golden Eagles and Nautical Folk Art at the Camden Library
Now through July 28, a golden glow will radiate from the Camden Public Library’s Picker Room Gallery. The public is invited to view a show of gilded carvings by acclaimed artist William Francis Brown. The exhibit will display a sampling of Brown’s award-winning folk art, with a focus on his carvings in the iconic style of 19th century carver, John Haley Bellamy of Kittery, Maine. An artist’s reception will be held at the library on Saturday, June 11, from 3:30 to 5:30 pm. More...

Coast Guard Captain License Course Offered Through Five Town CSD Adult Ed
Five Town CSD is offering the Blended OUPV Course using Captain School Key West’s Learning Management System, charts, navigation tools, and the USCG-approved and accepted test, with the option to continue on to the Master’s Level. The course qualifies students for a Coast Guard license to operate vessels carrying up to six passengers for hire (OUPV). More...

Members in the Spotlight...
McDonald earns Certified Insurance Counselor designation
Deb McDonald, a member of the business insurance team at Allen Insurance and Financial, has earned the designation of Certified Insurance Counselor, one of the insurance industry’s most highly respected designations. More...
Member Events...
Our online calendar is your guide to live & virtual events in the Camden-Rockland Region. Click here to view.

Have an event to share? Members are invited to share events on the Chamber Calendar. Login to your Chamber Profile Page to get started.
Member to Member Marketplace...
Have an offer to share?
Members are invited to email Amy@CamdenRockland.com with details of goods, programs, products, or services they would like to offer to their fellow members. Please limit your offer to headline + 75 words and include an end date not to exceed 1 month.
Chamber Board of Directors

Sheila Lowe, Chair

Jake Miller, Vice Chair

Jeffrey Hamilton, Past Chair

Richard 'Sandy' Cox, Secretary

Steve Matteo, Treasurer

Chris Austin

Maggi Blue

Jodie Heal

Martha Kempe

Celia Knight

Diane Lebson

Joan LeMole

Richard Lyon

Rick Manning

Michelle Peacock

Dan Pease

Garry Schwall

Laura Tracy
Chamber Staff

Tom Peaco

Amy Rollins

Diane Norton

Chamber Offices

Camden Office
2 Public Landing
Camden, ME 04843 
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Sat-Sun, 10 am - 4 pm

Rockland Office
25 Park Street
Rockland, ME 04841
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Mon-Fri, 9 am - 5 pm
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