July 15, 2022
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Chamber News...
Chamber announces its Summer Business Showcase -
a brand new, member-exclusive marketing opportunity!
Wednesday, August 3, 2022 - 12 PM to 6 PM
Opening Day on the grounds of the 75th Annual Maine Lobster Festival

The Chamber’s Summer Business Showcase offers up to 18 businesses/non-profits the opportunity to display their products and services, and to transact business if desired, at a high-visibility tent venue on the grounds of the 75th Annual Maine Lobster Festival. Seven spaces have sold to date; eleven remain!

A limited number of 8’ x 33” table spaces are available at $100 each (limit of 2 spaces per Chamber member). Reserve your space today!

This is an affordable and effective way to market your business or organization to an attentive, enthusiastic audience, all while supporting the work of the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce. Available on a first-come, first-served basis. Click the link below to get started:
Chamber President & CEO Search Update

The Chamber’s Search Committee is working hard to identify our next President and CEO. As stated in the job description, we are seeking “…a visionary self-starter who leads the organization’s programs and strategies to drive economic growth in the Penobscot Bay region. The successful candidate will be a spokesperson, advocate for tourism and other economic drivers of growth in the region, significant driver of revenue, and a high-profile leader in the community.”

The job description is posted on the Chamber’s website, the Association of Fundraising Professionals – Northern New England Chapter’s website, Live and Work in Maine, the Maine Association of Nonprofits, and the National Association of Chamber Executives. The Chamber is accepting applications through July 29, 2022; interested parties may send their cover letter and resume to ceosearch@camdenrockland.com. You can access the Chamber’s job posting by clicking here:
The Chamber is grateful to the Search Committee team:

Jake Miller and Diane Lebson, Co-Chairs
Sandy Cox
Jeff Hamilton
Jodie Heal
John Viehman

Please feel free to contact any member of the Search Committee with questions about the search or suggestions about prospective candidates. Thank you for spreading the word!
Thank You to our renewing Premium Member!
For the seventh year in a row, Chamber member Eaton Peabody has renewed its 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 Diane@CamdenRockland.com.
Chamber seeks Information Center Volunteers
The Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce is seeking to fill a number of volunteer positions for its Rockland Information Center this summer.

The Chamber seeks friendly, professional, and reliable individuals who enjoy interacting with people from all walks of life and who are enthusiastic about promoting our region, our Chamber members, and our area’s many events and activities. Individuals who are able to commit to a regular, 3 to 4 hour weekly time slot during the summer season are preferred. Year-round volunteers and single-day event volunteers are also needed. For all positions, knowledge of the local area is essential, and we are happy to offer real-time training. Through our Information Centers and our outreach programs, the Chamber aims to be the authority on local business and tourism.

If you are interested in finding out more about volunteer positions at the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce, please contact Amy Rollins, at 207-236-4404 or via email at amy@camdenrockland.com.
Maine Office of Tourism
Industry Stakeholders Update
Thursday, July 21, 10:00 - 11:30 AM

Presented by the staff of the Maine Office of Tourism, featuring updates on MOT research and activities. Topics will include:

2022 Winter Seasonal Visitor Tracking Report – Downs & St. Germain Research
U.S. Travel Association Travel Recovery Insights – Steve Lyons
Summer Marketing Campaign – Miles Partnership

Free of charge. Advance registration is required. Click here to register.
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.
On March 23, 1896, the citizens of Camden voted to establish a free public library to be known as the Camden Public Library. The proud townspeople of Camden raised the money to build this library. The library continues as an anchor for the community and as a shining symbol of our love for learning. We bring people together to Read, Connect, and Discover. Learn more at librarycamden.org.
To learn more about becoming a Featured Member, click here.
Member News...
Submit your news releases to Amy@CamdenRockland.com.
The 29th Annual North Atlantic Blues Festival is this weekend!
The 29th Annual North Atlantic Blues Festival is a two-day blues music festival featuring national blues performers and is considered one of the most prestigious on the East Coast. The festival is held July 16 & 17 at the Public Landing in Rockland, Maine, overlooking picturesque Rockland Harbor. Some of the top names in blues music are featured. In addition to all day live entertainment, the festival has vendors selling a wide array of food, drinks and crafts. Tickets may be purchased at the gate. On Saturday evening, Rockland’s Main Street will be closed to traffic for the North Atlantic Blues Festival Club Crawl. More...

The Discover Maine Rail Pass
The Discover Maine Rail Pass is the best choice for a flexible and budget-friendly Maine travel experience. Passengers can enjoy up to 10 one-way trips between any Maine station within a 7 day period for just $19 per person. With stops in Wells, Saco, Old Orchard Beach, Portland, Freeport, and Brunswick, passengers can discover historic cities, beautiful beaches, outlet shopping, world-class dining, theater, entertainment and more… JUST steps from the Downeaster stations. More...

Knox County nonprofits and projects benefit from MaineCF grants
More than $53,000 in Maine Community Foundation (MaineCF) grants will help strengthen nonprofit organizations and projects in Knox County. The nine grants through MaineCF’s Community Building Grant Program include $53,307 recommended by the Knox County Committee and two additional grants totaling $7,658 from people with donor-advised funds. More...

Artists and Collectors Gather for the Return of Camden on Canvas
The Camden Public Library and artist Colin Page, owner of the Page Gallery on Bay View Street, are hosting an encore of “Camden on Canvas.” The event, to be held throughout town July 29 to July 31, is to benefit the Library’s Campaign for the Future. More...
Medical Fund Matching Campaign raises $100,000
Earlier this year, two couples stepped forward to offer matching gifts to help animals at Pope Memorial Humane Society (PMHS). Martine Richard LaBrie & Dr. Henry LaBrie of Friendship, and Kelly and Jaymie Bonavia of Camden, together offered a $50,000 match, to hopefully inspire the community to donate another $50,000. PMHS is tickled to announce that donors stepped forward and the match has been completed! Thank you to the matching donors and all who gave-on Facebook, by mail or stopping in to the shelter. 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 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

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.