May 13, 2022
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Camden is Blooming this weekend
Camden is Blooming will take place from Friday, May 13 through Sunday, May 15. The festivities will kick off on Friday morning with sidewalk sales throughout the downtown area. Browse the sidewalk tables for merchandise at bargain prices, and then go inside the shops for a look at the season’s new offerings. The Chamber's Camden Information Center will be open this weekend, 10 Am to 4 PM each day. Stop in to say hello!
The Gala is May 20 - Get your tickets today!
Please join us next Friday evening at the Samoset Resort for our annual Gala Awards Dinner as we celebrate and recognize those who have made extraordinary contributions to our region in the past year.

The evening will start at 5:00 with a Social Hour (held outdoors if weather permits), followed by Dinner Seating in the Ballroom at 6:30, Year in Review and Award Presentation at 8:00, capping off with dancing and music provided by DJ Dan Miller at 9:00.

Please note: The CDC is currently recommending masking in indoor public settings in Knox County.

Individual dinner tickets, tables of 10, and supporting sponsorship opportunities are all available by clicking the button below:
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.
Thank you to our Gala Sponsors:
Thank You to our renewing Premium Members!
For the seventh year in a row, Chamber members LCI Fiber Optic Network and Machias Savings Bank have renewed their Premium Membership support, and we are extremely grateful!
If you would like to know more about Premium Membership, contact Diane Norton at 207-691-0131 or
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.
Steel-Pro is a custom manufacturer of custom stainless steel tanks, ASME pressure vessels, biopharmaceutical equipment, modular skids, vacuum chambers, storage tanks, mixing tanks, and other custom-designed equipment and stainless steel applications. As of 2014 Steel-Pro Inc. is 100% employee-owned. Our team is currently looking for our next great employee owners!
To learn more about becoming a Featured Member, click here.
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The Duck Derby Is Back!
It’s springtime in Maine, which means it’s time for West Bay Rotary’s Duck Derby. Here’s your chance to have some fun, win some fabulous prizes and support local charities all at the same time. Tickets are on sale every Saturday until race day, May 29th, at French & Brawn Marketplace in downtown Camden. Or you can go to: anytime the spirit moves you. But hurry! The fastest ducks always go, well, fast. More...

Camden Falls Gallery Opening Exhibit, Homecoming
Camden Falls Gallery will re-open for the 2022 season on May 19 during Camden’s Third Thursday art walk from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibit “Homecoming” will feature work by Ryan Kohler and Tom Glover, and introducing Sean Ware. More...
Craignair Gallery will feature boutique artwork and dining space
Eat with Art.
The Craignair Inn by the Sea, located at 5 3rd Street, Spruce Head is pleased to announce the grand opening of the Craignair Gallery Dining Room on May 7th. A ribbon cutting hosted by the Penobscot Bay Chamber of Commerce and opening for Bjorn Runquist will follow on June 1st from 4-7pm. More...

A Family for ME Donates Books to Read the Rainbow!
OUT Maine proudly supports A Family for ME’s crucial work with children in foster care. OUT Maine’s Read the Rainbow book donation fundraiser was launched in the fall of 2021 and ships LGBTQ+ inclusive book sets, curated by grade level, to school libraries across Maine. More...
Amtrak Downeaster announces new schedule effective May 16, 2022
The Amtrak Downeaster spring/ summer schedule will go into effect on Monday, May 16, 2022 and feature seasonal service to Old Orchard Beach. More...

New Job and Career Resources at the Camden Public Library
The Camden Public Library announces a new opportunity for the public to access free, one-on-one career help. Beginning May 23, a representative from the Maine Department of Labor’s Career Center will be available for meetings at the library on 2nd and 4th Mondays, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. More...

Camden Rotary Clubs Announces $27,000 in Grant Awards for 2022
The Camden Rotary Club has announced $27,000 in grants to six organizations this spring: MCH Meals on Wheels, Knox County Homeless Coalition, Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership, Sundog Outdoor Expeditions, Merryspring Nature Center, and the Knox County Health Clinic. More...

Members in the Spotlight...
Bixby Wins Three Sofi Awards
Bixby Chocolate (, a certified woman-owned bean to bar business, has been recognized for winning three sofi Awards, Gold for their Organic CRÈME BRÛLÉE BAR, New Product for CRÈME BRÛLÉE BAR, and Confectionary Non-Chocolate for their ALLAGASH WHITE BEER BRITTLE. More...
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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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