April 22, 2022
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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.
Chamber Gala set for May 20 - registration now open!
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 sponsorship opportunities are all available by clicking the button below:
A few Award Sponsorships are still available. Please contact 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!
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
Your Photo Could be Worth $100!
The Maine’s MidCoast & Islands regional tourism organization is seeking photos to help promote our region, and they will be paying $100 for every photo they select between now and May 1. For all the details, including how to enter your photos, continue reading here.
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.
Serving Knox County, MCH Meals on Wheels provides hot & nutritious meals 5 days a week, a safety check, & much-needed human connection to seniors & individuals with disabilities - without a waitlist. If you've ever received a warm meal from a friend, family member, or coworker, you know how important it can be. Visit us online to donate, volunteer, or inquire about receiving meals.
To learn more about becoming a Featured Member, click here.
Member News...
Submit your news releases to Amy@CamdenRockland.com.
Leonard Lookner Memorial Roadside Cleanup is today and tomorrow
The annual Leonard Lookner Memorial Camden Roadside Cleanup will take place Friday, April 22 and Saturday, April 23. Volunteers are invited to meet at Hannaford Supermarket parking lot in Camden, at 9 am, both Friday and Saturday, where they will receive safety vests, equipment, and road assignments. Join your neighbors, friends and fellow workers to pitch in for an hour or two OR three! Please sign up for a street or area on this shared spreadsheet here.
Camden Public Library to benefit from Hannaford Community Bag Program in May
Reduce single-use plastic in the environment and give back to those in need in the local community, all while running routine weekly errands at Hannaford. Camden Public Library has been selected by Camden Hannaford store leadership as the benefiting non-profit in the Community Bag Program for the month of May! More...
Stretch your skill base at Mid-Coast School of Technology
Learn from home or in the classroom with MCST’s late spring offerings.
Following the success of her recent drawing class, Susan Reidy has created The Power of Line -Part II. This online class is an opportunity for students to build on their skills and enjoy discussions of composition and techniques. More...

Pope Memorial Humane Society Hosts Low-Cost Rabies Vaccination Clinic
Due to popular demand, Pope Memorial Humane Society is pleased to announce a low-cost Rabies Vaccination Clinic on Saturday, April 30th, from 11 am – 1 pm. The clinic will be held at Pope Memorial Humane Society at 25 Buttermilk Lane in Thomaston. Thank you to Dr. Mimi Moore for volunteering her time to administer the rabies vaccinations. For more information or to register your pet(s) for the low-cost rabies vaccination clinic, please visit popehumane.org. More...

Aldermere Farm celebrates Calf Unveiling May 7
Aldermere Farm, a preserve of Maine Coast Heritage Trust (MCHT), will open its doors and barnyard to the public during Calf Unveiling Day on Saturday, May 7th to introduce the newest members of Aldermere’s Belted Galloway herd. From 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. MCHT staff and volunteers will give behind-the-scenes tours of the barnyard at 20 Russell Ave in Rockport. Visitors will meet the sixteen spring Belted Galloway calves and see Aldermere’s 4-H club in action. More...

Earn up to $1,000 for your organization
UScellular is proud to sponsor nonprofit K-12 youth organizations such as sports teams, STEM programs, marching bands and dance teams through the Community Connections Program. Join the thousands of organizations across the country who’ve rallied to earn critical funds through Community Connections over the years. More...

Member in the Spotlight...
Camden National Bank Named One of “World’s Best Banks” by Forbes
Camden National Bank has been named to Forbes magazine’s list of “World’s Best Banks” for the second consecutive year, ranking in the top 15 of 75 U.S. banks being recognized. As of March 2022, there were 4,839 commercial banks and savings institutions insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).

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...
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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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