May 20, 2022
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Chamber News...
The Gala is tonight!
Our offices will be closing early today as we prepare for our evening at the Samoset. We hope to see many of you there, where several businesses and individuals will be honored and our 2022 Community Person of the Year will be revealed!

To inquire about last-minute seating, email

To read more about our honorees, and our Milestone Anniversary Award recipients, click here.

Thank you to our Gala Sponsors:
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 is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a live and silent auction on Wednesday, June 22, from 4:30 to 7:00 PM, at Rock Harbor Tap Room in Rockland. Tickets will be $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.  

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. If you are interested in donating an item to the auction, please email 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.
Small Business, Big Impact: DEI For Small Business
May 24 - 10 AM-12 PM
Free, but registration required.

Join in to hear and share creative views on how Maine’s small businesses can build diverse and inclusive communities. No business is too small to bring diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) to their workplace.

CEI Women’s Business Center is hosting this panel discussion that will focus on Maine’s small businesses, from solopreneurs to employers with less than 20 employees. We will discuss the challenges and opportunities for small businesses to create diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environments. We will hear from small business owners on how they found creative ways to bring DEI to their business and how DEI has impacted the landscape of their industries and communities. More...
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.
The mission of Pope Memorial Humane Society is to ensure the compassionate care, treatment and placement of companion animals in transition and enrich the lives of pets and people in our community. We have served thousands of animals since our founding, and we plan to continue to serve the community for years to come furthering our goal to save lives and create families.
To learn more about becoming a Featured Member, click here.
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Guide to a Single Person’s Estate Plan
The public is invited to attend a free informational presentation called “Guide to a Single Person’s Estate Plan” on Tuesday, May 24, at 10:30 a.m. Jesse Bifulco, Esq., from Penbay Estate Planning Law Center, will explain the unique estate planning issues single people face. This program will be held in hybrid format: onsite in the Camden Public Library’s Picker Room, and online simultaneously via Zoom. More...

S.E.A. FAIR: Environmental Education and Fun!
On Friday, June 3, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., the Camden Public Library will host an afternoon of learning and fun in the Amphitheatre at S.E.A. FAIR, presented by the Stewardship Education Alliance and sponsored by First National Bank and First National Wealth Management. S.E.A. FAIR is an opportunity for the public to meet representatives from twenty local non-profits, and learn how they are working to foster responsible stewardship of the environment. The fair is a free family-friendly event offering activities for adults and children including a mobile marine tank, a children’s activity area, and story time with librarian Miss Amy at 4:00 pm in the Children’s Garden. More...
“Donate It… Buy It… Shred It!” June 4th at MRC-Rockport
Spring in Maine means housecleaning, yard sales, and… shredding! Now you can do all three and support local and international nonprofit organizations, thanks to West Bay Rotary’s “Donate It… Buy It… Shred It!” fundraiser Saturday June 4th from 9-1 p.m. The fundraiser is being held in partnership with Midcoast Recreation Center (MRC), located at 535 West Street (Route 90) in Rockport. More...

Wing on Wing Boathouse to host community celebration
Rockland’s Sail, Power & Steam Museum will open their new “Wing on Wing” Boathouse with a community celebration of maritime history and music on Saturday, June 18. Coinciding with National Museum Week (June 13-19) this community celebration begins with a museum Open House (10am-4pm) including light refreshments, free admission, and self-guided tours of the museum’s wide collection of maritime exhibits. More...
Allen Insurance and Financial launches podcast
Successes achieved and challenges faced. Hear from entrepreneurs and business leaders in Maine on the new Allen Insurance and Financial Navigating Life’s Risks and Rewards podcast. With a new episode dropping every three weeks or so, host Patrick Chamberlin brings stories from guests from across the state. You can listen and learn more at More...

Join the Lobster Festival Parade!
The Maine Lobster Festival Parade is BACK!! After two long years, we are excited to bring this enormous family event back to the community!! Let’s make this parade bigger and better than the last. We are so proud that this parade reflects the enthusiasm and community spirit that makes this area such a great place to live and it’s all because of your creativity!! More...

Mid-Coast School of Technology Graduates Spring Class of CNA Students
May 17 was graduation day for seven hardworking students at MCST Adult Education. The group successfully completed the nine-week Nursing Assistant Training Program and Competency Evaluation, approved by the Maine Department of Health & Human Services. More...

Members in the Spotlight...
Dugal achieves Certified Financial Planner designation
Abraham Dugal, a financial advisor at Allen Insurance and Financial, has achieved the designation of CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional. A member of the Allen Financial team since 2015, Dugal works with individuals, families, business and non-profit organizations providing investment management, risk management and financial planning services aligned with helping them to meet their financial goals. More...

Camden National Bank Appoints New Corporate Controller
Camden National Bank announced that Christopher Hutchinson has joined their Finance team as Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller. In his new role, Hutchinson will oversee the finance and accounting departments at the Bank. More...
Ardiah Managed Services
Welcomes Tolman
Ardiah Managed Services is pleased to welcome Brooke Tolman, the newest member of the growing accounting team in Rockport that supports clients in Maine and other regions of the US. More...
Sue Campbell Promoted to Interim Executive Director of OUT Maine
Sue Campbell has been promoted to Interim Executive Director of OUT Maine, effective immediately. Previously, Sue was OUT Maine’s Deputy Director. She has been with OUT Maine since 2015, overseeing OUT Maine’s programming, educational outreach, and operations. More...
Member Events...
Our online calendar is your guide to live & virtual events in the Camden-Rockland Region. Click here to view.

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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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