June 17, 2022
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Chamber News...
Welcome to our new Premium Member!

This month the Chamber is pleased to welcome RE/MAX Jaret & Cohn as our newest Premium Member. Thank you for your exceptional support of the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce!
Premium Membership is an industry-exclusive business exposure and recognition program, offering consistent and highly-visible promotion throughout the year. To learn more about our Premium Membership Program, please contact Diane Norton, Director of Member Marketing & Development at Diane@CamdenRockland.com or 207-691-0131.
Chamber Auction is June 22

The Chamber will be hosting a live and silent auction on Wednesday, June 22, from 4:30 to 7:00 PM, at Rock Harbor Tap Room on 5 Payne Avenue in Rockland. Auctioneer Bruce Gamage will lead the live auction. This event is open to the public!

Tickets are $10 per person in advance (purchase by noon on 6/22); $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.  

More than 80 items and counting! To see the items currently available and to donate an item, visit our Auction page here:
Thank you to our Auction Sponsors:
Bid Farewell to Tom Peaco
The Chamber Auction will also serve as a send-off for outgoing Chamber President & CEO, Tom Peaco, who is leaving the post on June 30. Everyone is invited to come bid farewell to Tom.
Chamber Challenge Golf Tournament is June 24
Only a few foursomes left!

This year's Chamber Challenge will be held at Rockland Golf Club with a 1 PM scramble format featuring 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. Visit our website to purchase your desired items.
Thank you to Shepard Auto Group,
our Hole in One Sponsor
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 Amy@CamdenRockland.com or call her at 236-4404.
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.
Ask Allen. We’re here to help with your insurance, employee benefits, health insurance, Medicare and retirement and financial planning needs. Founded in 1866 in Camden, we are one of the Midcoast's oldest businesses. We are proud to be 100% employee owned and a Best Place to Work in Maine. Call 236-4311 or stop by our office in Rockland or Camden. Online at AllenIF.com.
To learn more about becoming a Featured Member, click here.
Member News...
Submit your news releases to Amy@CamdenRockland.com.
Rockland’s Annual Summer Solstice Celebration includes a Street Party and a Dock Party
Rockland Main Street, Inc., produces the Summer Solstice Celebration in two phases: a fun, family event complete with food, games and activities, and dancing, along with live outdoor musical entertainment on Main Street, which will be closed to vehicular traffic from 4-7 PM. FOR THE 2ND PHASE – The Summer Solstice After Hours Dock Party, from 6:00-10:00 PM. This 21+ Adults-Only-With- I.D. event will have live music featuring RED HOUSE, and DJ Dan Miller, dancing, and a “cash only” bar at Journey’s End Marina at the end of Tillson Avenue, overlooking Rockland Harbor and the breakwater light. All events are FREE to the public. More...

Do Your Guests Need Medical Attention?
Do you know that Pen Bay Medical Center offers walk-in care that your quests can go to for non-life threatening injuries – even if they don’t have a local primary care provider? Located in Rockland, PBMC Walk-In Care offers a convenient and affordable way for you guests to get care for sprained ankles, rashes, insect bites and other minor illnesses and injuries that require immediate medical attention but don’t rise to the level of a trip to the emergency department. More...

Children’s Summer Reading Program at the Camden Public Library
Sign-up is now open for the children’s Summer Reading Program called “Oceans of Possibilities” at the Camden Public Library. The program will kick off outside of the library on Thursday, June 23, at 10:00 am for ages 4 to 7, and at 11:30 am for ages 8 to 12. Participants will meet with youth librarian Amy Hand on Thursdays for six weeks to enjoy ocean-themed books, crafts, and special activities. More...

AIO Introduces ArtFeeds, a unique community collaboration
AIO has a long tradition of harnessing the talents and innovative ideas of Midcoast Maine’s creative community to make the connection between food and art. Today, AIO is announcing ArtFeeds, Artists-in-Action Against Food Insecurity, a first-of-its-kind collaboration with the community’s vibrant artists, Page Gallery and the Maine State Correctional Facility, to highlight AIO’s programs. Thirty participating well-known local artists, including Eric Hopkins, Meghan Brady, Colin Page, Barbara Sullivan, and Margaret Rizzio, will create their own bowl or work with a wooden bowl carved and donated by residents of the Maine State Correctional Facility’s woodworking program. More...

An Opportunity to Support Meals on Wheels Fundraiser
Bingo Queen, an original play created by John Burstein, is being presented at the Camden Opera House on July 29 & 30. In addition to attending this fun, audience participation show, local businesses can further support Meals on Wheels by advertising in the program. $60 for a half page or $100 for a full page. Deadline is July 1. Contact Cindy Clayton at 596-6477, ext. 8, or email cclayton@mchinc.org.

Writing Winning Grant Proposals – a Four-week Course for Nonprofits
Are you a member of a nonprofit which needs to write a grant or needs help with the process? Whether you don’t know where to start or have begun on a grant proposal this class is for you. The “Writing Winning Grant Proposals” course presents strategies that nonprofit organizations can utilize to develop proposals for external funding by foundations, agencies, organizations, and corporations. More...

Members in the Spotlight...
Gundel joins Machias Savings Bank
Lisa Gundel has joined Machias Savings Bank as the new Branch Manager of the Rockland location. Lisa comes to Machias Savings Bank with nearly 15 years of branch management experience. Lisa has the knowledge and expertise to help you meet your financial goals. 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
President & CEO

Gordon Page
Interim President & CEO

Amy Rollins
Member Services Director

Diane Norton
Director of Member Marketing & Development

Matt Brown
Information Center Associate

Bea Weinand
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
Available now at the Chamber offices.