March 4, 2022
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Registration is now open for
the Business & Community Expo
The Chamber is thrilled to announce that our popular Business & Community Expo will return to the Samoset Resort on Wednesday, April 13. The Expo presents an opportunity to meet and network with close to 100 local businesses and non-profits, all under one roof!

Booth reservations are now open, available on a first come, first served basis, regardless of booth size or location, to any Chamber member in good standing. Online payment is required at time of reservation.

In response to the labor shortage, the Chamber will be actively promoting that job seekers are welcome and encouraged to attend the Business Expo to connect with businesses who are currently hiring. For Expo exhibitors who indicate that they are actively hiring when reserving their booth, we will make note in our publicity and on signage at your booth that you are hiring and that job seekers should stop by your booth to speak with you about opportunities. We will also make stations available in each exhibit room for conversations and completion of applications. 

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Open Seat Available on Chamber Board
Due to a recent resignation, a seat is currently available on the Board of Directors of the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce. Our Board is seeking nominations (including self-nominations) for candidates for this position. As our Bylaws state, the vacant seat will be filled by a vote of our current Board of Directors, and the successful candidate will serve for the remainder of the term of this seat which ends on December 31, 2023.

Nominations (including self-nominations) should be submitted to Tom Peaco at no later than Friday, March 18. Please contact Tom with questions.
Maine State Chamber webinar:
Exploring Workforce Solutions Tuesday, March 8, 2022
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Zoom
Employers in almost every industry and business sector are facing workforce related issues. Finding and retaining talent is critical for success but also becoming increasingly more difficult. When up against a talent pool that is not large enough to fill job openings, and population growth is too slow of a solution, upskilling and increasing the productivity of the current talent pool through training and education can help attain many of our workforce goals. Join us to see how Educate Maine and The Maine Community College System are working together and with employers to solve immediate problems as well as create talent pipelines that will fill future workforce needs.
The webinar is free, all you need to do is register.
2022 Historic Downtown Camden Walking Map
We’re excited to be refreshing and reprinting our popular Historic Downtown Camden Map, with updated listings of downtown Camden businesses, for 2022.

A limited number of advertising spaces are available for Chamber members on a first-come, first-served basis. The ad reservation deadline is March 17 and completed ads are due March 24. To learn more or reserve your space, contact Diane Norton at
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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.

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Patrisha McLean’s New Photography Exhibit Spotlights 3 Years of Progress
“Finding Our Voices” comes back in March to where it all started with a multi-media exhibit at the Camden Public Library. Patrisha McLean began her movement to combat domestic violence with an initial photography exhibit at the library in 2019 that featured photo portraits of 14 Maine survivors. McLean’s work continues with a new photography exhibit portraying the faces and voices of Maine survivors. More...

Samoset Resort Career Fair is March 12
The Samoset Resort will be hosting a Career Fair on Saturday, March 12, from 10AM to 2PM at the Samoset, 220 Warrenton Street in Rockport. The resort has both seasonal and year-round employment opportunities available, and representatives from each department will be present including Food and Beverage, Front Desk, Spa, Maintenance, Pool and Fitness Center, Golf Clubhouse, Grounds, Housekeeping, and our Gift Shop. Applications will be available at the event, and representatives will be interviewing and possibly hiring onsite. More...

PBMC offers recovery-ready employer training
Pen Bay Medical Center will host a four-part series (starting March 22) on how to become a recovery-friendly worksite as part of the hospital’s ongoing work to support individuals in recovery who live and work in Knox County. Whether a local business is looking to hire individuals in recovery or better support individuals with substance use disorder (SUD) who are already employed to increase retention and decrease healthcare costs, this series will provide information on how to break down stigma and bias and support employees with SUD. More...

Past Trauma, Current Relations Nonviolent Communication program offered in April
Registration is open for an online professional development program, Past Trauma, Current Relations: How Nonviolent Communication Helps Us Communicate, through the University of Maine Hutchinson Center in Belfast. This five-day professional development program will be held April 4–8 from 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m. ET via Zoom. The cost is $195. More information is available on the Hutchinson Center website. More...

LCI awarded $3.2 mil Federal NTIA Broadband Grant
After a highly competitive process, the U.S. Department of Commerce/NTIA announced that LCI Fiber Optic Networks will receive a major federal grant to build out a fiber optic broadband network to over 600 unserved homes in Jefferson, Maine. LCI partnered with the ConnectME Authority and the Governor’s Office to apply for this highly competitive national grant. More than 230 applications were submitted to the US Department of Commerce/NTIA. The $28 million dollar grant secured by the State of Maine is one of only 13 grants awarded nationwide. More...

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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

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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Mon-Fri, 10 am - 4 pm

Rockland Office
25 Park Street
Rockland, ME 04841
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Mon-Fri, 10 am - 4 pm
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