September 2, 2022
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Reach 75,000+ potential visitors and customers with an ad in the 2023 Jewel of the Maine Coast

The Jewel is THE most comprehensive source of information about the Camden-Rockland region, for visitors and residents alike. No one else delivers the amount of extensive, informative, and entertaining content visitors and residents crave, including where to stay, what to do, dining, boating, recreation, the arts, shopping and more—all in one place.

50,000+ copies of The 2023 Jewel will be distributed and available for FREE at multiple outlets throughout Maine & New England.

Together with the online, easy-to-navigate interactive Flipbook version of the Jewel, we’ve created a robust promotional platform with maximum reach and exposure for your business which can be accessed at home via computer, or on the go with mobile devices.

For display advertising information, contact Diane Norton, Director of Member Marketing & Development, at 207-691-0131 or via email at

Members wishing to update their Jewel listings should contact Amy Rollins, Member Services Director, at 207-236-4404 or via email at
Planning to stop by the Chamber offices? Please call ahead
Like many of our members, the Chamber is experiencing staffing challenges this season. To avoid frustration, please call ahead if you plan to stop by to pick up Jewels, maps, to pay an invoice, etc. We appreciate it!

And, if you know someone who'd like to volunteer in our Information Centers, please send them our way (see our volunteer article below).
Would you like to host a Business After Hours in 2023?
Only One Date Left!
There is just one Business After Hours hosting opportunity still up for grabs in 2023: March 8. If you are interested in bringing 100+ people to your place of business for an evening of networking, please contact today. The date will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Chamber seeks Information Center Volunteers
The Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce is seeking to fill a few more volunteer positions for its Camden and Rockland Information Centers.

The Chamber seeks friendly, professional, and reliable individuals who enjoy interacting with people from all walks of life and who are enthusiastic about promoting our region, our Chamber members, and our area’s many events and activities. Individuals who are able to commit to a regular, 3 to 4 hour weekly time slot during the summer season are preferred. Year-round volunteers and single-day event volunteers are also needed. For all positions, knowledge of the local area is essential, and we are happy to offer real-time training. Through our Information Centers and our outreach programs, the Chamber aims to be the authority on local business and tourism.

If you are interested in finding out more about volunteer positions at the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce, please contact Amy Rollins, at 207-236-4404 or via email at
Has your business or organization been in the "Featured Member" spotlight?
Each week, the Chamber features one of our members here in our Friday Report e-newsletter (distributed to 2,000 emails), and on our Facebook (5,000 followers) and Instagram (1,100 followers) pages. Featured Member posts link directly to your profile page on the Chamber website.

Simply click below to complete the two easy steps. Featured Members will be chosen as submissions are received. We invite you to take advantage of this great Chamber member benefit to promote your business.
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Camden Falls Gallery presents “Stonington and Beyond”: a new exhibit featuring Tad Retz and Scott Addis
The show opens on Friday, September 2 and runs through September 22. The pairing for this show is serendipitous and based on how both artists came to be represented by Camden Falls Gallery early in their artistic careers. More...

Free Concert by Bay Winds North Wind Ensemble is this Sunday
The Camden Public Library welcomes the Bay Winds North Wind Ensemble back to the beautiful Camden Amphitheatre for a free public concert on Sunday, September 4, at 3:00 pm. This family-friendly event is the perfect way to spend a Labor Day weekend afternoon outdoors. The talented ensemble, based in Rockland, Maine, is comprised of musicians who are high school age to retirees from the midcoast. For more than ten years, the Ensemble has performed concerts year-round and participates in several parades during the summer months. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to the Amphitheatre for comfortable seating.
Landing Place marks 5 years; commences Take Home Supper Program for 2022/23 School Year
Among many highlights this summer, The Landing Place celebrated its five year anniversary on July 5th. What a remarkable journey it has been for us; we hope you continue to know how much we appreciate all of the community support that you’ve so generously provided us over the course of these past five years. As we begin to shift gears towards the new 2022/23 school year, we are excited to embark on this next chapter of our journey, and just as we did back in the fall of 2017, we will begin with laying the groundwork for our community food program, which has absolutely thrived these past five years because of your collective involvement. A new Take Home Supper Calendar and Menu for the 2022/23 School Year has been created. More...

Entrepreneurship Class offered at Five Town SCD Adult Education
Are you thinking of starting your own business? West Bay Rotary Club of Camden and Five Town CSD Adult Education will present its 2022 class in Entrepreneurship for people who are interested in starting their own businesses beginning in September. Topics will cover the legal aspects of starting a business, financing a startup, accounting and tax issues, writing business plans, sales and marketing, and managing a business, plus a discussion of traits commonly found in successful entrepreneurs. Class speakers and panel discussion members will be West Bay Rotary members who either own or have owned their own businesses. More...

ArtFeeds Public Art Gallery Exhibition & Online Auction
AIO announces the opening of ArtFeeds, an exhibition and online silent auction of a collection of 30 wooden bowls to support the organization’s food, energy, weekend meal and diaper assistance programs. Thirty well-known Midcoast artists have created their own bowl or worked with a wooden bowl carved and donated by residents of the Maine State Correctional Facility’s industries program. The exhibition will be on display September 3-10, 2022 at Page Gallery in Camden. The online silent auction also opens September 3 and runs the length of the exhibition, culminating with a reception on Saturday, September 10, 4-6pm at Page Gallery. Final bids are due by 6pm. The exhibition is free and open to the public. More...

Practical Magic at Mid-Coast School of Technology Adult Education
Kick off the season with courses that build skills. The fall semester starts with John Fromer’s Composting, Monday Sept. 12 at 6:00 p.m. Hard-core workforce training is available with STICK Welding. Join Pete Shafer Tuesday, Sept. 20 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. for the first of 12 classes over four weeks. Students looking to improve their digital toolset have multiple opportunities to learn from Chris Nolan. Ransomware and Other Emerging Technology Threats is a one-night class on Sept. 20 at 6:30 p.m. A week later, supplement your internet security skills with his Cyber Safety class Sept. 27, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. Finally, get the most out of the cloud’s ability to help you store, share, and collaborate with Google Drive, Sept. 27 at 6:00 p.m. with Teresa Johnson. More...

America’s Only Glass Eel Farmer to Speak in Camden
The Camden Conference, in partnership with the Camden Public Library, presents Sara Rademaker, founder of American Unagi, LLC on Tues., September 20 at 6:30 p.m. The global eel business can be notoriously dark and corrupt, and one of Rademaker’s goals in founding the company was to provide transparency in the sourcing and raising of glass eels, or elvers, to locally produce the highest quality fish for the billion-dollar eel market. More...

Virginia Beagles come to PAWS in Camden
10 animal welfare organizations across the state have collaborated with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) to receive dozens of beagles to Maine as part of the historic removal of beagles from a mass-breeding facility in Virginia. This flight to Maine will mark the final transfer of the last remaining beagles from the facility to animal shelter partners for adoption. More...

Members in the Spotlight...
Dell’Anno Joins Camden National Bank
Camden National Bank announced that James (Jim) Dell’Anno has joined the Bank as Senior Vice President, Director of Mortgage Banking and Consumer Lending. With over 30 years of mortgage banking experience, Dell’Anno brings a breadth of knowledge, strong understanding of operations and a profound commitment to the customer experience. 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

Gordon Page
Interim President & CEO

Amy Rollins
Member Services Director

Diane Norton
Director of Member Marketing & Development

Matt Brown
Information Center Associate

Elizabeth Burrell
Information Center Associate

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
Sat-Sun, 10 am - 4 pm
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