January 21, 2022
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Add your FREE member listing to our Valentine's Day webpage
Valentine's Day is just a month away! Chamber members are invited to add a free listing to our Valentine's Day webpage, where viewers can ponder the many ways to show their love.

The Chamber will promote the page via social media and here in our Friday Report, encouraging people to shop local this Valentine's Day.

Take a look at the great offers already out there, and post your free listing today:
Please note, your offers will be posted following Chamber staff approval, which normally occurs quickly, during our regular business hours.

Contact Amy@CamdenRockland.com if you need assistance.
Purchase your Football Squares today!
Join in the fun and help the Chamber raise some funds! For the second year in a row, the Chamber is sponsoring a ‘Football Squares’ contest in conjunction with the "Big Game". To enter this game of chance, you purchase one or more squares from a 10 x 10 grid. Each square costs $75. Individuals may purchase more than one square if desired.
An Update from the Commissioners
Thurs., January 27 - 9:00 AM

As business owners, you want to know the individuals who are directly responsible for and involved in implementing policies and passing regulations that affect how you do business in Maine. Join us for an informative webinar featuring your Commissioners followed by an interactive Q&A session. Register here for this free Zoom presentation.
Nomination Deadline is Today, 1/21, for Maine Tourism Awards
The Maine Office of Tourism invites you to nominate candidates to be recognized for outstanding contributions to Maine’s tourism industry at the 2022 Governor’s Conference on Tourism to be held April 13-14th in Portland.

Awards will be given in four categories:
  • Marketing & Promotion
  • Leadership & Growth
  • Innovation & Creativity
  • Governor’s Award for Tourism Excellence

Please send the Maine Office of Tourism your nominations of outstanding people, businesses and organizations in our industry that are helping to advance the growth of tourism in Maine. More...
Member News...
Submit your news releases to Amy@CamdenRockland.com.
Free Walk-In COVID Boosters/Vaccines for Uninsured Community Members!
The Knox Clinic invites eligible adults who don’t have health insurance to come for a free COVID booster/vaccine clinic on the last Wednesday of the month—January 26th from 4pm to 8 pm. Walk-ins & appointments are welcome. Please call 207-301-6991 if you would like to schedule an appointment, or for more information. Free snacks will be provided! We are located in the Bok Medical Building, 22 White Street, Rockland (near the public library). More...
Zoom Lens Group exhibits photography at the UMaine Hutchinson Center
A new photography exhibit by the Zoom Lens Group opened January 10 at the H. Allen and Sally Fernald Art Gallery at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center in Belfast. The show, on display through March, is free and open to the public from 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday–Friday. The Zoom Lens Group began meeting virtually in January 2021 via Zoom. The pandemic offered a unique opportunity to get the group started. More...
The Landing Place Mobile Unit visits local schools
The Landing Place is currently looking for community support to help us fulfill some of our wishlist items (published further in article). We have been taking the TLP Mobile Unit (pictured) to area schools during lunch time to help meet the needs of our youth. They are able to come outside and take any sort of items they may need: winter gear, clothing, shoes, socks, toiletries/hygiene products, snacks, etc. The Mobile Unit has given youth the opportunity to reconnect with us or get to know what we’re all about! More...

OUT Maine Donors Send 900+ Books to Maine School Libraries!
This past fall, OUT Maine’s Executive Director Jeanne Dooley had a flash of inspiration. What if school libraries had more inclusive books available to their students? OUT Maine, an organization that serves LGBTQ+ youth in Maine, already had recommended reading lists for families and educators on its website. The key was to get these books into the libraries. More...
Always more to learn at MCST
The Winter of ‘22 will be notable for the courses you take at Mid-Coast School of Technology Adult Ed. Here’s an easy viewing tool: the pdf of the course catalog allows you to see everything offered. You can browse through it and/or register for upcoming classes via our website, www.midcoastadulted.com. Or call our office (207-596-7752 x3) Mondays through Thursdays, 9:30-5:00, to register over the phone. To avoid disappointment, register promptly to assure the class runs and you have a seat in it! More...

Members in the Spotlight...
Bixby Chocolate is a 2022 Good Food Award Winner
The Good Food Foundation recently announced its 2022 Good Food Award Winners. Among them is the Crème Brulee Bar, crafted by Bixby Chocolate of Rockland. The Good Food Awards celebrate the kind of food we all want to eat: tasty, authentic and responsible. Now in its twelfth year, awards will be given to winners in 18 categories. 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

Jeff Hamilton, Board Chair

Sheila Lowe, Vice Chair

Richard 'Sandy' Cox, Secretary

Steve Matteo, Treasurer

Garry Schwall, Past Board Chair

Chris Austin

Maggi Blue

Jodie Heal

Martha Kempe

Celia Knight

Diane Lebson

Joan LeMole

Richard Lyon

Rick Manning

Jake Miller

Charlie Page

Dan Pease

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
View the 2021 Jewel Addendum:

Our 2022 Jewel of the Maine Coast®
will be available in early March