February 25, 2022
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The Business & Community Expo will return on April 13
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 anticipated to open next week, and an email will be sent to all Chamber members with the details.
Public Meeting Notice:
Citizen Input on Camden's Parking Management Study
The Town of Camden will be holding a public meeting on Monday, February 28 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. via zoom and in person at the Camden Rockport Middle School Café to discuss the findings and recommendations of the Town’s parking management study. Members of the community are encouraged to attend and listen to an overview of the Town’s progress so far, ask questions and offer feedback on proposed recommendations that focus on better balancing Camden’s parking supply with the demand. In attendance will be Parking, Transit and Downtown Development Consultant, John Burke, who undertook the data collection, analysis and developed draft recommendations, as well as Town Officials and volunteers who have been directly involved in providing input and information to help focus the study. The purpose of the meeting is to present data and findings from the study to the public and seek feedback on the recommendations. Feedback and input from residents and community members is crucial to the Town in developing a program that best manages the Town’s parking supply for the benefit of the community.
Those wishing to participate remotely can find the Zoom link on the Town of Camden's website.
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 Diane@CamdenRockland.com
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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.
Make-A-Wish Maine creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Since 1992, we have granted over 1,650 wishes. This coming year, the organization expects to grant the wish of over 75 seriously ill Maine children, which is an average of one wish every five days.
To learn more about becoming a Featured Member, click here.
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The Causeway Restaurant to host Mardi Gras in Maine
You won’t need to be in New Orleans this year to celebrate Mardi Gras! You can just travel to the Causeway Restaurant located on the St. George peninsula, just south of Rockland and Camden. The Causeway will be hosting their first annual Mardi Gras in Maine from February 24-27th. The event weekend kicks off on Thursday the 24th with a 6-course pairing dinner featuring traditional Mardi Gras fare and partnering with Wiggly Bridge Distillery out of York, Maine to provide 6 specialty Mardi Gras themed cocktails. More...

Local Public Schools
To Host Job Fair
A Job Fair featuring employment opportunities in local public school districts will be held on Wednesday, March 2 from 3PM to 6PM at The Pitch on Route 90 in Warren. Representatives from RSU 13, RSU 40, the Five Town CSD, and SAD 28 will be present. Applications will be available at the event, and representatives will be interviewing and possibly hiring onsite at this event. A variety of opportunities are available with local schools, including Substitute Teachers, Ed Techs, Custodians and Maintenance Workers, Bus Drivers, and Food Service Workers. All positions are eligible for benefits, and some positions come with sign-on bonuses.

The Strand Family Series returns!
The 2022 edition of the Strand Family Series opens on Saturday, March 5 when Elena Moon Park and Friends bring East Asian folk tunes and more to the Strand Theatre stage. The 11am show can be experienced in person at the theater, or live streamed from home. Tickets for both options are offered on a Pay-What-You-Can scale, $0-20, thanks to sponsorship support from First National Bank and First National Wealth Management. More...

From the nuts and bolts of investing to learning the ropes – MCST Adult Ed has something for you
As the days get longer, classed at MCST are filling rapidly. Whether it is a practical course or one that teaches a new and entertaining skill, our catalog of courses has something for everyone. Explore your investment options with Edward Jones financial advisor Mike Curtis, or for a hands-on learning experience, try Marlinspike Seamanship – Nautical Arts. Browse our current course catalog and register for upcoming classes at www.midcoastadulted.com or by calling (207-596-7752 x3) Mondays through Thursdays, 9:30-5:00. More...

Allen Insurance and Financial seeks Summer Interns
Our internship program in a nut shell: Hands-on experience, real-time projects, valuable career prep, work with great people!
Allen Insurance and Financial is accepting applications for its 2022 summer internship program, which offers a 12-week immersion into the company’s three insurance divisions (personal, business and health) and its financial planning/investment management group. More...

Summer Harbor Arts & Books Fair in Camden, Call for Artists and Makers
The Camden Public Library is excited to announce that plans are underway for the Summer Harbor Arts & Books Fair to be held on the weekend of July 9-10, 2022. This beloved and well-attended event returns after two years of cancellation due to the pandemic. The fair is an excellent opportunity for artists, crafters, and makers to exhibit their work on the beautiful grounds surrounding the library. Applications are now open for vendors to participate in this juried show. The application deadline is midnight on June 6, 2022 — or earlier, if the venue becomes filled to capacity. More...

The Knox Museum is Seeking Paid Summer Interns
The General Henry Knox Museum in Thomaston is seeking paid summer interns. College students interested in History, the Humanities, and Communications and Marketing are welcome to apply. Help us greet our guests, do research on Henry Knox’s life and times, and guide us as we develop a new Social Media strategy. Every day is a new adventure at the Knox. You never know who you will meet or what you may learn. Please contact us at info@knoxmuseum.org for an application.
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Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Celebrates 135th Anniversary
Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is celebrating its 135th anniversary as a leader in banking, financial services, and wealth management in Northern New England. The Bank was incorporated on March 4, 1887, in Bar Harbor, Maine, where it is still headquartered.
To celebrate its 135th anniversary, the Bank is hosting a drawing to give away $135 gift cards to winners of a raffle that can be entered at all of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust branches during the week of February 28 through March 4. 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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Rockland Office
25 Park Street
Rockland, ME 04841
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