January 7, 2022
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Football Squares are back!
Join in the fun and help the Chamber raise some funds! For the second year in a row, the Chamber is sponsoring a ‘Football Squares’ contest in conjunction with the "Big Game". To enter this game of chance, you purchase one or more squares from a 10 x 10 grid. Each square costs $75. Individuals may purchase more than one square if desired.
January Business After Hours
Wednesday, January 19 - 5 to 7 PM
at the Samoset Glacier Ice Bar

Network with your business peers at one of the hottest and coolest lounges in the region! Our thanks to Camden National Bank for sponsoring this Chamber event at the Samoset Glacier Ice Bar. This event has been specially planned for Chamber members, above and beyond the Samoset's regular Ice Bar weekends.

Generous hors d’oeuvres, complimentary beer, wine and soft drinks will be provided. Plus, the Glacier Ice Bar will be in full operation if you choose to purchase your own specialty cocktails.

This will primarily be an outdoor event, so please dress appropriately. Masks will be required inside the Samoset.

PLEASE NOTE: pre-registration is required for this event, as attendance will be limited. The Chamber reserves the right to prioritize attendance to individuals employed by Chamber members, should we reach capacity.
Navigating OSHA’s New Vaccine Mandate ETS
Wed., January 12 - 10:00 AM
President Biden’s Executive Order directing OSHA to establish an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) requiring employers with more than 100 employees to mandate their employees be vaccinated has generated both comments and questions. We want to help you with some of the more confusing elements of the new rule, as well as make sure you know the deadlines for compliance.
The Zoom webinar is free, all you need to do is register. Click here for more details.
Call for Nominations – Maine Tourism Awards
The Maine Office of Tourism invites you to nominate candidates to be recognized for outstanding contributions to Maine’s tourism industry at the 2022 Governor’s Conference on Tourism to be held April 13-14th in Portland.

Awards will be given in four categories:
  • Marketing & Promotion
  • Leadership & Growth
  • Innovation & Creativity
  • Governor’s Award for Tourism Excellence

Please send the Maine Office of Tourism your nominations of outstanding people, businesses and organizations in our industry that are helping to advance the growth of tourism in Maine. More...
Member News...
Submit your news releases to Amy@CamdenRockland.com.
Midcoast Federal Credit Union announces field of membership expansion
Midcoast Federal Credit Union is excited to announce that the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), the governing agency that regulates federal credit unions, recently approved the Credit Union’s membership expansion to include the Waldo County and all communities in Cumberland County of Maine. More...

AIO Fill the Strand event- 10 days to go!
AIO’s second FILL THE STRAND food and funds drive is just 10 days away! The event will be held on Monday, January 17, 9:00am-2:00pm at the Strand Theatre in Rockland. AIO’s goal is to fill every seat in the historic theater with bags of food and funds to support AIO’s Food Assistance, Energy Assistance, Weekend Meal, and Diaper Assistance Programs. More...
Members in the Spotlight...
Allen Insurance and Financial welcomes Houston McGuirk
Houston McGuirk has joined the personal insurance team at Allen Insurance and Financial. An experienced paralegal before moving to the world of insurance, Houston attended Colorado State University and holds an Associate’s Degree in Paralegal Studies from Arapahoe Community College in Littleton, Colo. More...

United Midcoast Charities Announces Four New Board Members
United Midcoast Charities recently announced the addition of four new members to its board of directors. The new directors’ diverse professional experiences range from foreign service and conference management to retail operations and socially responsible investing. More...
Member Events...
Our online calendar is your guide to live & virtual events in the Camden/Rockland Region. Click here to view.

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Member to Member Marketplace...
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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

Jeff Hamilton, Board Chair

Sheila Lowe, Vice Chair

Richard 'Sandy' Cox, Secretary

Steve Matteo, Treasurer

Garry Schwall, Past Board Chair

Chris Austin

Maggi Blue

Jodie Heal

Martha Kempe

Celia Knight

Diane Lebson

Joan LeMole

Richard Lyon

Rick Manning

Jake Miller

Charlie Page

Dan Pease

Laura Tracy
Chamber Staff

Tom Peaco

Amy Rollins

Diane Norton

Chamber Offices

Camden Office
2 Public Landing
Camden, ME 04843 
Information Center open:
Mon-Fri, 10 am - 4 pm

Rockland Office
25 Park Street
Rockland, ME 04841
Information Center open:
Mon-Fri, 10 am - 4 pm
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