February 4, 2022
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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.
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
Purchase your Football Squares today!
Join in the fun and help the Chamber raise some funds! For the second year in a row, the Chamber is sponsoring a ‘Football Squares’ contest in conjunction with the "Big Game". To enter this game of chance, you purchase one or more squares from a 10 x 10 grid. Each square costs $75. Individuals may purchase more than one square if desired.
Add your FREE member listing to our Valentine's Day webpage
Valentine's Day is just a few weeks away! Chamber members are invited to add a free listing to our Valentine's Day webpage, where viewers can ponder the many ways to show their love.

The Chamber will promote the page via social media and here in our Friday Report, encouraging people to shop local this Valentine's Day.

Take a look at the great offers already out there, and post your free listing today:
Please note, your offers will be posted following Chamber staff approval, which normally occurs quickly, during our regular business hours.

Contact Amy@CamdenRockland.com if you need assistance.
Send us your February School Vacation Week Activities
Once again the Chamber will be creating a Blog full of activities taking place during School Vacation Week, February 21-25. If you have a family-friendly event or activity, please email the listing details to Amy@CamdenRockland.com. We will add submissions as they come in and promote the article on our social media platforms.
Maine Office of Tourism Quarterly Tourism Industry Update
Wed., February 16 - 11:00am-12:30pm
The Maine Office of Tourism invites you to join Director Steve Lyons for the first 2022 quarterly Tourism Industry Stakeholders.
Click here to register.

Topics to be covered include:
  • Fall 2021 Visitor Tracking Report - Downs & St. Germain Research
  • Introduction of Miles Partnership
  • Governor’s Conference on Tourism Update
  • Destination Management Plan - Project Launch
Once A Tree is open 9:30-5 daily this winter! Still proud to showcase gorgeous and functional wood products, just as we have for 38 years. We're also happily expanding our kitchen section and jewelry lines, and bringing in more local potters, lamps created here in Maine with hand-painted silk shades, a new jewelry box maker from Milwaukee - and more! Stop in and warm up at 31 Main Street in Camden.
To learn more about becoming a Featured Member, click here.
Member News...
Submit your news releases to Amy@CamdenRockland.com.
Adult Ed Chases the Winter Blues Away
This week Mid-Coast School of Technology Adult Ed bids a very fond best of luck to retiring Adult Ed Assistant Betsy Rector. Her shoes will be hard to fill! Read on for descriptions of our featured programs. More...

Hearing All Voices small business event by the IRA, February 17
IRS cordially invites small business owners/self-employed members and clients to join us for our annual 2022 Hearing All Voices Small Business event on Thursday, February 17, 2022, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. More...

Knox County Homeless Coalition Announces Nomination for Community Matters More Grant
Knox County Homeless Coalition (KCHC) is on the ballot for the Bangor Savings Bank Community Matters More program, now in its 15th year. Community members are invited to cast a vote to support KCHC’s life-saving and life-changing grassroots work. More...
OUT Maine’s New Project Will Improve Maine’s Health and Behavioral Health Care for Transgender Youth
The Maine Health Access Foundation has funded a two-year project to improve the health and behavioral care provided to Maine’s transgender youth. In partnership with the Maine chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), OUT Maine will build resources designed specifically for health and mental health providers and provide trainings to improve the care provided to transgender youth. More...
Camden National Bank Celebrates Employee Volunteerism Efforts
Camden National Bank announced a special community giving effort with a total of $50,000 donated to 87 nonprofits where employees volunteered in 2021.
“Giving back is a significant part of our employee culture,” said Greg Dufour, President & CEO of Camden National Bank. “Whether serving as board directors, organizing fundraisers, or mentoring children, our employees are actively participating and supporting our communities. We’re proud to be able to make these donations to organizations they are passionate about on their behalf.” More...
Members in the Spotlight...
Bartlett Woods hires new Director of Resident Care
Bartlett Woods Retirement Community is pleased to announce the new appointment of Mark Bannister, LPN, to the position of Resident Care Director. The Director supervises the Resident Care Staff, a team of 11 professionals, providing round-the-clock healthcare services seven days a week. More...

BBBSMM Welcomes Haley Stearns, Midcoast Program Manager
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine (BBBSMM) is pleased to welcome Haley Stearns as the agency’s new Midcoast program manager. In her new role, Stearns supports the community youth mentoring program, as well as screening, training, matching and supporting Bigs and Littles in school-based programs in Knox, Lincoln, and Waldo counties. More...

Nick Battista named Chief Policy Officer at Island Institute
The Island Institute, a community development nonprofit serving Maine’s island and coastal communities, announced today that Nick Battista has been promoted to the role of Chief Policy Officer and will provide leadership and oversight for the policy, data, and evaluation capacity of the organization. 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

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 
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
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