April 29, 2022
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Chamber News...
Annual Chamber Award Winners Announced:
Awards to be presented at May 20 Gala
Congratulations to the following individuals, businesses and organizations that will be honored with other awards at the May 20 Annual Gala:

Small Business Of The Year –
Craignair Inn by the Sea & The Causeway Restaurant

Community Service Award – Organization –
The People of Pen Bay Medical Center

Community Service Award – Individual –
Shari Closter

Public Improvement Award –
Rockport Public Library

The 2022 Community Person Of The Year –
This award recipient will be revealed at the Gala on May 20

To read more about our honorees, and our Milestone Anniversary Award recipients, click here.
Get your Chamber Gala tickets today!
Please join us for our annual Gala Awards Dinner as we celebrate and recognize those who have made extraordinary contributions to our region last year. Friday evening, May 20, at the Samoset Resort.

Individual dinner tickets, tables of 10, and supporting sponsorship opportunities are all available by clicking the button below:
Interested in Sponsoring one of our Gala Awards? Consider an Honoree Award Sponsorship! We'll give the Award Honoree tickets to attend (courtesy of your business) AND a couple of tickets (or an entire table) to you and your team. Availability is limited. Contact Diane Norton at Diane@CamdenRockland.com for details.

And, if you know of a business or organization celebrating a milestone anniversary (25 year increments) in 2022, we plan to recognize them at the May 20 Gala along side our 2021 honorees.
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 will be available next week on our website!

A variety of sponsorship opportunities are also available, many including a foursome. View our Chamber Challenge Golf Brochure here.
Send us your Mother's Day offerings!
Mother's Day is Sunday, May 8. If you have a special offer designed to celebrate moms, we'd like to share it with our followers. Members, please email your details today to Amy@CamdenRockland.com, and she will add your listing to the Chamber's Mother's Day promotion.
Chamber Mailing Address
It's been almost a year since we've moved to our new office in downtown Rockland, and our forwarding order will soon expire. If you are mailing Chamber correspondence or payments to our Rockland office, please make sure that our current address is updated in your system: 25 Park Street, Suite 2, Rockland, ME 04841.
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 Tom@CamdenRockland.com.
Networking Opportunity
Do you know someone who is new to the area, has recently moved back, or do you just want to connect with community members? We want to help you find your people!
Join us at Ada's Kitchen on May 9, 5-7 PM, for a social event in partnership with Rockland Main Street, Ada's Kitchen and the City of Rockland, Maine.
Ada’s pizza and drinks will be available and we’ll be giving away a few gift cards to local businesses! For more information and to RSVP go to: www.liveandworkinmaine.com/welcomehome
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.
Unique gallery that displays mostly one-of-a-kind work. Chasing and repousse gold and silver pieces that can be passed down through the generations. Wood carvings so real you think they are going to move or speak. Pottery that is like no other. Black and white photography that is only printed once in two sizes. We have glass creations, metal vessels with 23k gold centers, and the list goes on. Visit us at 342 Main Street, Rockland.
To learn more about becoming a Featured Member, click here.
Member News...
Submit your news releases to Amy@CamdenRockland.com.
Please vote for New Hope Midcoast!
New Hope Midcoast, the only domestic violence resource center in Midcoast Maine, is one of 200 finalists selected from a pool of 4,000 nonprofits nationwide to compete for a $25,000 State Farm Neighborhood Assist® grant. We need your votes to become one of the winners! Please vote for New Hope Midcoast from April 27 through May 6. Each email address has 10 votes daily. More...
Maine Sport Outfitters ready to open Rockland store
Maine Sport Outfitters (MSO) would like to announce that its new location at the corner of Main and Park Street in Rockland will open on Saturday May 7, 2022. The new store will be Maine Sport’s third store in the Region, with existing locations in Camden and Rockport. More...
Pope Memorial Humane Society Hosts Kid’s Day in Honor of National Be Kind to Animals Week
Pope Memorial Humane Society is excited for the return of our annual Kid’s Day event.
Join Pope Memorial Humane Society staff and volunteers as we celebrate Be Kind to Animals Week at Pope Memorial Humane Society on Saturday, May 7th, rain or shine, from 12 pm – 3 pm.

Book Sales Return to the Camden Library’s Blue Door Book Shed
For the first time since the start of the pandemic, the Camden Public Library will be hosting a book sale inside its Blue Door Book Shed. The sale will be held Friday, May 13 through Sunday, May 15, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. during “Camden is Blooming” weekend. The Blue Door Book Shed is located adjacent to the “Meadow Parking Lot,” just past the Camden Amphitheatre. More...

You could be an Adult Ed instructor!
Share your passion! Five Town Adult Ed is looking for several instructors for much-requested classes. Professionals welcome, but we also love amateurs who love to share their hobbies. Courses we are looking for include:  More...

Member in the Spotlight...
BBBSMM Welcomes New Program Manager
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine is pleased to welcome Elizabeth Bushnell to its staff as Program Manager for Penobscot and Waldo counties. Bushnell manages the agency’s community youth mentoring programs, including screening, training, matching, and supporting Bigs and Littles in school and site-based programs in the greater Bangor area, and throughout Penobscot and Waldo counties. More...

Georges River Land Trust announces shared leadership
The Georges River Land Trust announced today that it would move to a shared leadership structure between Annette Naegel, the Director of Lands, Marie McNeely, the Director of Partnerships and Jula Sampson, in a newly created position, Director of Operations. The trio will divide leadership responsibilities for GRLT’s program, development and operational needs and work in partnership with the entire staff to realize the commitments of the land trust. 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

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, 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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