March 18, 2022
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Business Expo booths going fast - don't miss out!
The Chamber is thrilled to announce that our popular Business & Community Expo will return to the Samoset Resort on Wednesday, April 13. The Expo presents an opportunity to meet and network with close to 100 local businesses and non-profits, all under one roof!

Exhibitor booths are filling up fast! Register today to make sure you don't miss out on this high-traffic event. Open to all Chamber members in good standing. Online payment is required at time of reservation.

In response to the labor shortage, the Chamber will be actively promoting that job seekers are welcome and encouraged to attend the Business Expo to connect with businesses who are currently hiring. For Expo exhibitors who indicate that they are actively hiring when reserving their booth, we will make note in our publicity and on signage at your booth that you are hiring and that job seekers should stop by your booth to speak with you about opportunities. We will also make stations available in each exhibit room for conversations and completion of applications.

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2022 Historic Downtown Camden Walking Map
We have a limited number of advertising spaces available in the 2022 Historic Downtown Camden Map. The popular map show's Camden's downtown in beautifully illustrated form with corresponding listings for each address and point of interest. The ad reservation deadline is March 24 and completed ads are due April 1. To learn more or reserve your space, contact Diane Norton at
PBMC offers recovery-ready employer training
Pen Bay Medical Center will host a four-part series (starting March 22) on how to become a recovery-friendly worksite as part of the hospital’s ongoing work to support individuals in recovery who live and work in Knox County. Whether a local business is looking to hire individuals in recovery or better support individuals with substance use disorder (SUD) who are already employed to increase retention and decrease healthcare costs, this series will provide information on how to break down stigma and bias and support employees with SUD. More...

Chamber announces 2022 Business After Hours

We are pleased to announce our Business After Hours schedule for the rest of this year:

May 11 - Friends of Rockland Public Library @ Rockland Public Library
June 8 - Bar Harbor Bank & Trust
July 13 - Herring Gut Learning Center, Port Clyde
(co-sponsor: Allen Insurance and Financial)
August 10 - Studio JBONE, Warren
September 14 - Finalizing details; announcing soon!
October 12 - Bangor Savings Bank, Rockland office
November 9 - J Edward Knight Insurance, Rockland
December 14 - First National Bank, Rockland Union Street office

We are reserving Business After Hours dates for 2023. If you would be interested in bringing 100+ people to your place of business for an evening of networking, please contact
Your Photo Could be Worth $100!
The Maine’s MidCoast & Islands regional tourism organization is seeking photos to help promote our region, and they will be paying $100 for every photo they select between now and May 1. For all the details, including how to enter your photos, continue reading here.
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.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine creates and supports one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth in Androscoggin, Kennebec, Knox, Lincoln, Penobscot, Somerset, and Waldo counties. Our vision is that all youth achieve their full potential.
To learn more about becoming a Featured Member, click here.
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New Hope Midcoast Seeks Matching Donations
New Hope Midcoast is pairing with local healthcare providers for a matching challenge campaign, “Providers Support Survivors.” Local practitioners have donated a total of $3,200. New Hope Midcoast asks that community members match this amount through donations made by April 20th. Money generated will be used to further the agency’s wide network of support and advocacy for those affected by domestic abuse, dating violence and stalking including emergency shelter and associated expenses. More...

Members in the Spotlight...
Doolen earns property and casualty insurance license
Allen Insurance and Financial is pleased to announce that Kellie Doolen has obtained her license to sell property and casualty insurance in the state of Maine.
Doolen joined the company in November 2019 as a scanning associate and receptionist, filling these key roles on the company’s support staff. Kellie is a graduate of the University of Maine; her previous career was in retail management and customer support. More...
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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

Dan Pease

Garry Schwall

Laura Tracy
Chamber Staff

Tom Peaco

Amy Rollins

Diane Norton

Chamber Offices

Camden Office
2 Public Landing
Camden, ME 04843 
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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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