October 14, 2022
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A new Halloween weekend event:
The Camden Costume Classic
Join us on Saturday, October 29, from 7 to 10 PM, at Lucky Betty's, 46 Elm Street, Camden, for a spooktackular evening of grown-up fun!

This is a fundraising event of the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce. Your $50 ticket price includes: one alcoholic beverage, snack foods, music, dancing, and costume contest with cash prizes.
Ticket sales are limited, so get yours today!

Costume sponsor: Ardiah Managed Services

Additional sponsorships available! Event and sponsorship details available at the link below, or contact Amy Rollins at Amy@CamdenRockland.com
Today is the last day to cast your vote for Chamber Board of Directors
Each year, members of the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce elect three (3) new members to its Board of Directors, each for three-year terms. Seven candidates are in the running this fall:

Pamela Barker, RE/MAX Jaret & Cohn

Mark Bergelin, KeyBank

Joan Lemole, New Hope Midcoast

Becky Lowe, PBNJ Self Storage

Steve Matteo, Camden National Bank

Greg Soutiea, Craignair Inn & Causeway Restaurant

Gerald Weinand, Gerald Weinand Architect, Inc.

Using the link below, please vote for up to three candidates by 5:00PM October 14, 2022 - only one ballot per member business, please.

Once the Chamber membership has elected three candidates to the Board, the Board of Directors will vote to fill three Board-appointed seats.
Have you reserved your
Advertising Space 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.

Here’s what one fan had to say about this year’s Jewel: “In all the years we’ve been coming, your 2022 Jewel of the Maine Coast is fantastic…we loved reading it, it’s professional, it’s easy on the eye and we want to thank you for all the info.”

Reach 75,000+ potential visitors and customers--just like this one--with an ad in the 2023 Jewel of the Maine Coast. Different sizes, special placements, and targeted sections are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Final deadline for ads and payment is 10/28/22. 

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

Members wishing to update their Jewel listings should contact Amy Rollins, Member Services Director, at 207-236-4404 or via email at Amy@CamdenRockland.com.
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, pay an invoice, drop off literature, etc. We appreciate it!
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.
Center for Wildlife Studies is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that helps protect wildlife by equipping students and professionals around the globe with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to be successful leaders in wildlife research, conservation, management, and education. Being a Maine-based organization, CWS also delivers community education programs to encourage environmental awareness and stewardship throughout the state. Consider the different options for sponsoring CWS’s local events, including the first annual 5K Run/Walk in cooperation with Marshall Wharf Brewing Company on November 12, 2022, and Wild Maine, an educational partnership with the Camden Public Library.
To learn more about becoming a Featured Member, click here.
Member News...
Submit your news releases to Amy@CamdenRockland.com.
Rediscover Film Photography with Adult Ed!
Are you tired of digital photography? Interested in getting back to the craftsmanship and creativity of film? Jason Philbrook rediscovered film after many years of shooting photos with digital equipment. Five Town Adult and Community Education is featuring Jason’s new class, Film Photography, beginning on October 20 at 6:30 PM, for 5 weeks, at Camden Hills Regional High School. More...

Fright Nights at Shotwell Drive-in!
Don’t miss the last Shotwell Drive-in screenings as the final season comes to a close with two double-feature Fright Nights on Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22. More...

Don’t miss this important Oct. 17 tax extension deadline
The Internal Revenue Service today reminds taxpayers who requested an extension to file their 2021 tax return to do so by Monday, October 17. While October 17 is the last day for most people to file a Form 1040 to avoid the late filing penalty, those who still need to file should do so as soon as possible. If they have their information ready, there’s no need to wait. More...

Family Spooktacular in the Camden Amphitheatre
amilies are invited to join Camden Public Library’s Youth Librarian Amy Hand on Thursday, October 27, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. for a “Spooktacular in the Amphitheatre.” Everyone is encouraged to dress in costumes to enjoy a Halloween story read-aloud, costume parade, and flashlight scavenger hunt. Giveaways will include monstrous make-and-take crafts and other spooky surprises. Rain date is October 28.

Share your knowledge at MCST Adult Education
As leaves fall outside, Mid-Coast School of Technology Adult Education is planning our next semester of classes. Our students range from those undergoing a career change to people who are looking for a way to add to their hobby skills, with a full range of interests including medical training, building and manufacturing trades, business tools, home improvement and gardening, decorative crafts, art, and a growing number of personal enrichment opportunities. We are always looking for instructors to develop new courses and programs, as well as those who can teach traditional and commercial skills. The deadline for our Winter/Spring 2023 Course Catalog is Monday, October 31. More...
Announcing our new Wildflower Seed Fundraiser!
Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District is excited to announce a new fundraiser – – native wildflower seeds. October is the perfect month to sow wildflower seeds for spring growth. Want to develop a big flower garden without planting and tending to dozens of plants? Replace some of your lawn with a meadow! Create a pollinator strip between your street and property/lawn. Overseed an existing meadow to fill in the gaps. Whether you’re seeding a small space garden, filling in a side yard, or planting across acres of land, wildflowers are an easy-to-grow solution and supportive of pollinators. More...

Seacoast Security Continues Growth in Maine
Seacoast Security, Maine’s top voted residential and commercial security company across Maine, announced its purchase of Rennie Security Systems, Inc. This acquisition adds approximately 300 additional residential and commercial customers to Seacoast Security’s portfolio in southern Maine. More...

Guini Ridge Farm Gardeners & Landscaper Conference
We are excited to be hosting and inviting you to our Gardener & Landscaper Conference on November 4. You will have an opportunity to take part in sessions to learn about new varieties, current and upcoming invasive plants and pests to be aware of, using Integrated Pest Management in the landscape, value of using native plants, easy to grow trees and shrubs, as well as our 2023 wholesale and pre-order programs. More...

36th Annual Christmas By the Sea calls for participants
A much loved holiday tradition is gearing up once again to bring good tidings to the Camden area during the first weekend in December, as the Camden Area Business Group presents Christmas By the Sea.Those wishing to participate in the Christmas By the Sea parade should contact Holly Anderson at handerson@camdensnowbowl.com to receive a participation form.
The Christmas By the Sea committee invites businesses and organizations in the towns of Camden, Rockport, and Lincolnville to join in the festivities. To have your event considered for inclusion in Christmas By the Sea promotions, email your event particulars to christmasbythesea@camdenmaineexperience.com by November 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

David Gogel

Jodie Heal

Martha Kempe

Diane Lebson

Joan LeMole

Richard Lyon

Rick Manning

Michelle Peacock

Dan Pease

Garry Schwall

Laura Tracy
Chamber Staff

Eric Belley
President & CEO

Amy Rollins
Member Services Director

Diane Norton
Director of Member Marketing & Development

Matt Brown
Information Center Associate

Elizabeth Burrell
Information Center Associate

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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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