October 21, 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
Call for Thanksgiving Dining Options
In addition to our weekly dining grid found in the left column of this newsletter, we are now compiling a list of member restaurants and other establishments in our region that will be offering Thanksgiving meals, from sit-down dining to a la carte curbside, and more. Please email your offerings to Amy@CamdenRockland.com. We will publish and share the list starting next Friday, October 28.
Last Call for the 2023 Jewel of the Maine Coast!

Friday, October 28 is the final deadline and your last opportunity to promote your business 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. 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 we've created a robust promotional platform with maximum reach, accessible via computer or with mobile devices.

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
This week the Chamber offices have switched to Late Fall/Winter Hours, and both our Camden and Rockland offices are now open Monday-Friday, 10 AM to 4 PM. If you need to stop in earlier or later, please call ahead to avoid frustration. 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.
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To learn more about becoming a Featured Member, click here.
Member News...
Submit your news releases to Amy@CamdenRockland.com.
Camden Farmers Market is open for two more Saturdays
We’re heading into the last two weeks of market (9 AM- 12 PM on Saturday, October 22 and Saturday, October 29) and are looking forward to seeing you for the last hurrah! Stock up on maple syrup, winter vegetables, and meat. Try the sweet and savory treats, breads and cookies, fresh veggies, and top off your visit with a bialy, yogurt/granola/fruit compote, and/or pizza. More...

Restoration ecologist to give talk on native plant gardening
Restoration ecologist Amy Thomsen will discuss why to use native plants in landscapes and the benefits to gardening with them in a free Camden Garden Club lecture Thursday, October 27. The one-hour talk is open to the general public and will also be live streamed on Zoom from the Camden American Legion, located at 91 Pearl Street in Camden. Refreshments will be offered and guests are welcome to attend in person or join from home free of charge. More...

Members in the Spotlight...
Howland joins Allen Insurance and Financial
Susan Howland of Camden has joined Allen Insurance and Financial as director of human resources. “Susan’s diverse business background and extensive leadership experience make her a tremendous asset for our company,” said Michael Pierce, company president. “We are looking forward to the contributions she will bring to our team and our employee ownership culture.” More...
Member Events...
Our online calendar is your guide to live & virtual events in the Camden-Rockland Region. Click here to view.

Have an event to share? Members are invited to share events on the Chamber Calendar. Login to your Chamber Profile Page to get started.
Member to Member Marketplace...
Have an offer to share?
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

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

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
Available now at the Chamber offices.