May 6, 2022
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Find Your People!
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 Monday, May 9, from 5 to 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:
Join us on May 11 at
Rockland Public Library

Wed., May 11, 2022 - 5 to 7 PM
at Rockland Public Library - 80 Union Street, Rockland

Join us for an evening of networking, co-hosted by the
Friends of Rockland Public Library and
Rockland Public Library Endowment Association.
Delicious food and beverages and door prizes will be offered.

No pre-registration is required. All are welcome!
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 at the 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 for details.

Thank you to our Sponsors:
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.
Chamber Mailing Address
It's been a year since we've moved to our new office in downtown Rockland, and our forwarding order has just expired. 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
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.
The Grasshopper Shop is a family business, founded in 1975. Now in its second generation, the shop is currently owned and operated by Sierra Dietz, with a location in Rockland and another in Belfast opening in Summer 2022. The Grasshopper is filled with gifts that comfort, charm and surprise, many made locally. Everything on our shelves is hand-selected to make life a little bit more joyful!
To learn more about becoming a Featured Member, click here.
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Give your Mom the gift of flowers
Your Mom is special, so give her the special treatment this Mother’s Day with Flowers by Hoboken. Choose from our beautifully designed vase arrangements or keep the surprise going with a cut flower subscription, delivered weekly or monthly. Our shop in downtown Rockland has all the goods for Mother’s Day: gifts, flowers, chocolates and plants! Come explore! We’re open Friday til 5 and Saturday, 10 to 4. Your Mom will thank you! More...

Maine Sport Outfitters Grand Opening Celebration
Maine Sport Outfitters (MSO) recently announced that its new location at the corner of Main and Park Street in Rockland is slated to open on Saturday May 7, 2022. The Grand Opening Celebration is scheduled to get started at 9AM, featuring a ribbon cutting ceremony, live radio broad cast, numerous giveaways including an Old Town kayak and free hotdogs and drinks from 12 to 1:30 PM. In addition, 10% of gross proceeds that day will be donated the AIO Food Pantry, with the first 100 people to bring a non-perishable food donation receiving a free Maine Sport Outfitters water bottle. More...
Mother’s Day Concert by Midcoast Brass Quintet to benefit the Shields Mission Project
This Mother’s Day, everyone is invited to attend a joyful concert presented in celebration of the First Congregational Church of Camden’s Shields Mission Project, now in its twentieth year of providing assistance to Knox County and Lincolnville residents in financial crisis. More...

Your business is invited to participate in Finding Our Voices’ exhibit this June
Join the blockbuster K-12 Love/not Love Finding Our Voices exhibit in June! Contact Patrisha McLean at to be one of the local businesses displaying a 20” x 30” poster in your street-facing window for the month, and be included in the exhibit guide. More...
Mid-Coast School of Technology plans Summer Adult Education program
MCST Adult Ed’s Summer Program is filling in with a wide range of classes. As we finalize the list, look forward to workforce training, Do-It-Yourself, and a number of Studio classes, from model making to video editing to book arts. More...

Members in the Spotlight...
French earns Certified Marine Insurance Professional designation
Stephanie French, a member of the business insurance team at Allen Insurance and Financial, has earned the Certified Marine Insurance Professional designation from the International Institute for Marine Insurance Studies. The CMIP designation emphasizes critical skills in insurance underwriting, coverages marketing and client services for the marine and longshore industry. 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, 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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