May 27, 2022
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Deb Meehan is Community Person of the Year at 2022 Chamber Gala

The Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce Year in Review Awards Gala took place at the Samoset Resort on Friday, May 20, 2022. The top award of the evening, the coveted Community Person of the Year Award, was presented to Deborah Meehan of Camden. For a complete recap of the evening's award recipients, click here.
High visibility for your business at Maine Visitor Centers!
Did you know that the Chamber has beautiful, lighted, free-standing kiosks at the Maine Visitor Centers in Kittery and Yarmouth?

In addition to showcasing the 2022 Jewel, there is room on each kiosk to display 4 member brochures/rack cards - 4" x 9" max size; you must be a Chamber member and a Maine Tourism Association member. For just $225/year, your rack card will be displayed in both locations! We currently have 2 slots open in Kittery and Yarmouth, available now on a first come, first served basis.

To participate in this high visibility display, please contact Amy Rollins at or call her at 236-4404.
Chamber Auction is June 22

The Chamber will be hosting a live and silent auction on Wednesday, June 22, from 4:30 to 7:00 PM, at Rock Harbor Tap Room on 5 Payne Avenue in Rockland. Auctioneer Bruce Gamage will lead the live auction.

Tickets are $10 per person in advance; $15 per person at the door. Hors d’oeuvres will be served and drinks will be available for purchase.

Proceeds from this auction will support the Chamber's economic development and tourism promotion activities.  

To see the items currently available and to donate an item, visit our Auction page here:
We are currently seeking items valued at $1,000 or more for our live auction and items valued at $100 or more for our silent auction. Thank you for your support!
Friday, June 24, 2022
at the Rockland Golf Club
Shotgun start at 1:00 pm

This year's Chamber Challenge will be a scramble format with interactive contests throughout the afternoon. You'll enjoy 18 holes of golf with a cart, lunch, awards ceremony, goody bags for all players, and prizes. Open to the public.
$125 per player or $450 for a foursome.
Grab your co-workers and friends, and put together a team.
Sign up at the link below.

A variety of sponsorship opportunities are also available, many including a foursome. View our Chamber Challenge Golf Brochure here. and them visit our website to purchase your desired items.
2022 Historic Downtown Camden Walking Map is here!
Just in time for Memorial Day weekend, the 2022 edition of the Historic Downtown Camden Map, with updated listings of downtown Camden businesses, is now available. Shown in the photo is the billboard version of the map, which was installed on French & Brawn's Mechanic Street wall earlier this week.
Thanks to all of our advertisers who support this popular keepsake mapl Copies of the map can be picked up in our Information Centers.
The Chamber is Hiring Seasonal Staff
The Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce is currently hiring for part time seasonal staff for our Information Centers in Camden and Rockland. Duties include greeting visitors and answering questions about local businesses and attractions, answering phone and email inquiries, preparing mailings, and restocking rack cards. Schedule would be 3 or 4 days per week, and includes weekend hours. Position available for immediate start, and season will conclude in late October. $15 per hour. Please send resumes to Tom Peaco, President & CEO, at
Reach 1,800 Business Leaders Weekly -
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.
Your business or organization can be in the "Featured Member" spotlight!
Each week, the Chamber features one of our members here in our Friday Report e-newsletter (distributed to over 2,000 emails), and on our Facebook (6,000 followers) and Instagram (1,100 followers) pages. Featured Member posts will link directly to your profile page on the Chamber website.

Please click below to complete the two easy steps to be considered as a Featured Member. Featured Members will be chosen randomly from the submissions received. We invite you to take advantage of this great Chamber member benefit to promote your business.
Maine Authors Publishing & Cooperative is the largest Maine-owned book publishing company in the state. As a cooperative-style, pay to publish we strictly vet the quality of books allowed in our trade catalog and authors featured in our annual Maine Authors Book festival.
To learn more about becoming a Featured Member, click here.
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Tanglewood Garden Volunteer Day is May 31
Come spend the afternoon gardening at Tanglewood 4-H Camp and Learning Center in Lincolnville! Tanglewood’s gardens provide educational opportunities for youth, as well as fresh food for our Harvest for Health programming. More...
Well-Known Writers Help Combat Food Insecurity
The Camden Public Library invites the public to the Camden Amphitheatre on Tuesday, June 7, at 6:00 p.m. for a special event marking the release of Breaking Bread: Essays from New England on Food, Hunger, and Family (Beacon Press). The book is a collection of essays by nearly seventy top literary talents and food writers who honor local foods, family, and community. More...

PAWS Spring Fling Golf Tournament benefits At-Risk Cats and Dogs
PAWS Animal Adoption Center is hitting the green this June for its third annual Spring Fling Golf Tournament, generously hosted by the Rockland Golf Club. The event is the first in a series of three golf tournaments presented by PAWS and one of the animal shelter’s largest annual fundraisers, featuring a hole-in-one contest, raffles, and prizes for the scoring top team. More...
Summer Excursions with Adult Ed!
At 5 Town CSD Adult & Community Education this summer we are offering “Art Trail Maine” with artist and teacher Deb Vendetti. Each Thursday trip affords approximately 3 hours to explore and create in a visually interesting location, followed by a relaxed lunch and an afternoon gallery visit. 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 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

Michelle Peacock

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, 9 am - 5 pm
Sat-Sun, 10 am - 4 pm

Rockland Office
25 Park Street
Rockland, ME 04841
Information Center open:
Mon-Fri, 9 am - 5 pm
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