February 11, 2022
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Last Call for Football Squares!
The 'Big Game' is this Sunday! Don't miss out on the added fun of participating in the Chamber's Football Squares contest. A few squares remain, so get yours today!

Join in the fun and help the Chamber raise some funds! 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.

Another idea - buy a square in the name of your favorite nonprofit organization, and the prize will go to them if your square wins! Or buy one for yourself and another for your favorite charity!
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.
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
Add your FREE member listing to our Valentine's Day webpage
Valentine's Day is Monday! Chamber members have been adding their free listings to our Valentine's Day webpage, where viewers can ponder the many ways to show their love.

The Chamber has been promoting 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.
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Legislative Update with Greg Dugal
If you missed our February 3, 2022 Legislative Update with Greg Dugal, Director of Government Affairs for HospitalityMaine, you can watch it on the Chamber's YouTube channel:
To contact your elected officials: Alphabetic lists, by town, can be found by clicking on these links:
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
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Wayfinder Schools offer sponsorship opportunities for your business
Each year, Wayfinder Schools holds a variety of events to support Maine youth who need a second chance at high school graduation. These events help ensure we are able to meet our mission: to provide students the experience necessary to discover their strengths and skills, connect with their families, practice personal responsibility, contribute to their communities, and earn a high school diploma. We’re offering four different sponsorship opportunities this year, more...

Amtrak LOVES You Sale!
Buy One Ticket, Bring Your Special Someone for FREE! With buy-one-get-one fares on the Amtrak Downeaster, it’s the perfect occasion to start planning your next trip with a loved one, family, or friends. More...

Register for Adult Ed in February and you could win a prize!
Registrations are HOT for the new Spring-Summer semester of Five Town Adult Ed! Do you know about our special Valentine’s Day drawing? Every class registration in February gets entered into one of two drawings for a free enrichment class valued up to $50! New this semester are Adobe PhotoShop and Adobe InDesign; Making Movies with your iPhone; Birding in the Field one-day birdwatching trips; Art Trail Maine one-day creative excursions; Writers Workshop – Support for Aspiring Writers; Cooking – Modern European; Build Strength for Better Balance; and Hacks for Healthy Living. More...

West Bay Rotary Accepting Grant Requests through April 1
West Bay Rotary is once again accepting grant requests to support local causes, having suspended last year’s grants due to COVID. Twice a year, the Club, through its Charitable Foundation, provides financial support to organizations that work to improve the lives of people in Knox County and Lincolnville. Grants up to $1500 are awarded for specific projects that will be completed within 12 months of receipt of donation. More...

Free AARP Tax-Aide Appointments Available at Camden Public Library
The AARP Foundation is offering tax-aide appointments again this year at the Camden Public Library on Tuesdays and Fridays through April 15. The tax-aide program provides in-person and virtual tax assistance to anyone free of charge with a special focus on taxpayers who are over 50 or have low to moderate income. You don’t have to be an AARP member. More...
Focus on the home at Mid-Coast School of Technology Adult Ed
Does your property have the potential to earn you extra income? Veteran short-term vacation rental host Dee Peppe’s AirBnB Intro class will provide general information to help you decide if short-term renting is right for you, your family, and your home. Prompted by your questions, discussion will explore considerations such as lodging taxes, local permits, navigating the reservation website, security, and more. Two weeks starting Tues., March 1, 6-8 pm. More...
Heavenly Threads gives donations to local non-profit organizations
Heavenly Threads Thrift Shop, an outreach mission of the First Congregational Church U.C.C. of Camden, is pleased to report that proceeds from sales at Heavenly Threads Thrift Shop have accounted for more than $45,000 in donations to local organizations in 2021. More...

BHB&T Employees Donate $12,000 Collected in Q4 2021 to Six Nonprofit Organizations
Bar Harbor Bank & Trust employees recently presented $12,000 in donations from the Bank’s employee-driven charitable giving program, Casual for A Cause, to six nonprofit organizations in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. The recipients of the contributions collected in Q4 2021 are: Community Closet and New Hope Midcoast in Maine; Kearsarge Food Hub and Willing Hands in New Hampshire; and Boys & Girls Club of Rutland County and LISTEN Community Services in Vermont. More...

Members in the Spotlight...
Camden National promotes Robinson, to EVP, Chief Human Resources Officer
Heather Robinson has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer at Camden National Bank. Robinson has been a Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer since starting with the bank in 2018. More...

Member Events...
Our online calendar is your guide to live & virtual events in the Camden-Rockland Region. Click here to view.
The U.S. National Toboggan Championships are taking place this weekend, February 11-13, at the Camden Snow Bowl. Click here for details.

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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