September 9, 2022
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Join us at Business After Hours
Wednesday, September 14 - 5 to 7 PM

2 Wayfarer Drive, Camden

Join us at Barren's brand new home on Camden's waterfront as you network with peers from around the region and hear the latest Chamber news. Food, beverages and a door prize will be offered. No pre-registration is required. All are welcome!

Note: parking is available at the end of Sea Street in the Lyman Morse upper lot. Please carpool if possible.
Reach 75,000+ potential visitors and customers with an ad in the 2023 Jewel of the Maine Coast

The Jewel is THE most comprehensive source of information about the Camden-Rockland region, for visitors and residents alike. No one else delivers the amount of extensive, informative, and entertaining content visitors and residents crave, including where to stay, what to do, dining, boating, recreation, the arts, shopping and more—all in one place.

50,000+ copies of The 2023 Jewel will be distributed and available for FREE at multiple outlets throughout Maine & New England.

Together with the online, easy-to-navigate interactive Flipbook version of the Jewel, we’ve created a robust promotional platform with maximum reach and exposure for your business which can be accessed at home via computer, or on the go with mobile devices.

For display advertising information, contact Diane Norton, Director of Member Marketing & Development, at 207-691-0131 or via email at

Members wishing to update their Jewel listings should contact Amy Rollins, Member Services Director, at 207-236-4404 or via email at
Planning to stop by the Chamber offices? Please call ahead
Like many of our members, the Chamber is experiencing staffing challenges this season. To avoid frustration, please call ahead if you plan to stop by to pick up Jewels, maps, to pay an invoice, etc. We appreciate it!
Would you like to host a Business After Hours in 2023?
Only One Date Left!
There is just one Business After Hours hosting opportunity still up for grabs in 2023: March 8. If you are interested in bringing 100+ people to your place of business for an evening of networking, please contact today. The date will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Has your business or organization been in the "Featured Member" spotlight?
Each week, the Chamber features one of our members here in our Friday Report e-newsletter (distributed to 2,000 emails), and on our Facebook (5,000 followers) and Instagram (1,100 followers) pages. Featured Member posts link directly to your profile page on the Chamber website.

Simply click below to complete the two easy steps. Featured Members will be chosen as submissions are received. We invite you to take advantage of this great Chamber member benefit to promote your business.
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Grasshopper Shop celebrates 47 years with weekend sale
This weekend, September 9-12, The Grasshopper Shop will celebrate its 47th Anniversary, with storewide savings of 20%, including items already on sale! Both the Rockland and Belfast stores will be celebrating. Stop in to help us celebrate! 105 High Street, Belfast; 400 Main Street, Rockland. More...

Camden Native Plant Celebration & Sale in the Camden Amphitheatre
The Camden Public Library is co-sponsoring the “Camden Native Plant Celebration & Sale — A Wild Seed Project Member-Run Event” to be held on the picturesque grounds of the Camden Amphitheatre on Sunday, September 18, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Native plants are beloved by those who want to do their part to make their garden a natural oasis for wildlife. The event will be an opportunity for the public to learn from experts about native plants and how to incorporate them into their gardens. More...

Mainebiz celebrates the 2022 Women to Watch in-person on Thursday, September 15!
On Thursday, September 15, Mainebiz will be celebrating Five inspirational women leaders in-person at the 2022 Mainebiz Women to Watch reception. Mainebiz launched its Women to Watch award recognition program as a way to bring attention to top-notch women executives, women whose daily work strengthens their organizations and by extension, Maine’s economy. Now, after 14 years, Mainebiz has honored 68 women, including this year’s newest honorees. The 2022 honorees include Kate McAleer, Founder/Owner and CEO of Bixby Chocolate. More...

IRS Maine Small Business Forum
Please join IRS Stakeholder Liaison and the ME Department of Labor on this virtual event to hear about important tax benefits available to businesses looking to hire new employees. This is a virtual meeting on September 20, 2022, from 1:00 p.m. to 200 p.m. Learn about the Work Opportunity Tax Credit that can provide up to a $2,400 reduction in tax for each qualified individual you hire from any one of ten targeted groups. More...

Maine Lobster Festival adds play set to downtown Rockland Park
The Maine Lobster Festival Board of Directors announced last week that they will keep a large Cedarworks playset installed in Mildred Merrill Park for the year ahead. Cedarworks donated two commercial playsets to the Festival; a smaller set is being stored until next year’s Festival. Because families have been enjoying the large playset in the Main Street park, Festival organizers received permission from the City to leave it in place.

Going Green: Designing a Sustainability Plan for your Business or Nonprofit
Sustainability in business refers to incorporating environmental and community concerns into your mission and operations. Sustainability isn’t only good for the planet; it can also improve your bottom line. This program, facilitated by Dr. Terry Porter, associate professor emerita from the Maine Business School, will help you understand business sustainability strategies and put them into practice in your own organization or business. More...

Members in the Spotlight...
Maggie Hirshland Joins OUT Maine
The OUT Maine team is pleased to welcome Maggie Hirshland to the team as the new Youth Engagement Coordinator! Maggie (she/they) graduated from the University of Virginia in 2020, where she double majored in Youth & Social Innovation and Public Policy. Since moving to Rockland, Maggie has worked within a variety of community spaces as well as directly with youth... More...

State Of Maine Recognizes United Midcoast Charities for 80 Years Of Service
The State Of Maine has issued a joint resolution honoring United Midcoast Charities (UMC) for its 80 years of service to the community. In presenting the joint resolution to UMC, Rep. Vicki Doudera said, “In 1942, a handful of community leaders came together with the notion that by pooling their resources they could better support nonprofit organizations serving those in need in Midcoast Maine. Now, 80 years later, United Midcoast Charities has become a vital source of funding and professional training for more than 35 agencies and helps meet the needs of food, housing, health, safety, and economic security for residents in Knox and Waldo counties.” 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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Members are invited to email 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

Gordon Page
Interim President & CEO

Amy Rollins
Member Services Director

Diane Norton
Director of Member Marketing & Development

Matt Brown
Information Center Associate

Elizabeth Burrell
Information Center Associate

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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