July 22, 2022
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Chamber President & CEO Search Update

There is still time for interested applicants to be considered for the Chamber’s next President & CEO position. The deadline for submissions is July 29, 2022; please click on the link below to access the job description and email your cover letter and resume to
Only 6 spots left at the Chamber's Summer Business Showcase!
A 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.

Each 8’ x 33” table space is $100 (limit 2 spaces per Chamber member). Reserve your place today - only six table spaces remain!

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 this link to get started:
Would you like to host a Business After Hours in 2023?
Our monthly dates are filling fast!
There are five Business After Hours hosting opportunities still up for grabs in 2023: January 11, March 8, April 12, May 10, and November 8. If you are interested in bringing 100+ people to your place of business for an evening of networking, please contact Amy@CamdenRockland.com today. The dates are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Chamber seeks Information Center Volunteers
The Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce is seeking to fill a few more 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.
Has your business or organization been in the "Featured Member" spotlight?
Each week, the Chamber features one of our members here in our Friday Report e-newsletter (distributed to 2,000 emails), and on our Facebook (5,000 followers) and Instagram (1,100 followers) pages. Featured Member posts link directly to your profile page on the Chamber website.

Simply click below to complete the two easy steps. Featured Members will be chosen as submissions are received. We invite you to take advantage of this great Chamber member benefit to promote your business.
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Maine Lobster Festival seeks volunteer organizations for Food Tent
The 75th Maine Lobster Festival is still seeking volunteers to serve in the Food Tent on Friday, August 5, Saturday, August 6, and Sunday, August 7. The Festival organizers are looking for groups of middle school and high school students to help clean tables. These groups could be sports teams, clubs, etc. in groups of 6-10 students plus at least one adult supervisor. All volunteers will receive a Maine Lobster Festival Volunteer t-shirt and for every 4-hour shift worked, plus the Festival will donate $200 to the participating organization. For more information and to sign up, contact John Ferraiolo at 207-594-9840 x5 or john@ferraioloinc.com.

Registration Begins for MCST Adult Education’s Fall Program
Summer Gardening, Studio and CNA classes to run in August. Fall catalogs are in the mail and MCST Adult Ed is seeing early registrations for such diverse classes as Cyber Safety, Google drive, Perennial Combinations, Welding (MIG I and STICK). Meanwhile, space is still available in our Summer Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) course, beginning August 23. More...

Harry Potter Birthday Celebration at the Camden Public Library
Witches, wizards, muggles, and the general public are all invited to join the Harry Potter Birthday Celebration at the Camden Public Library on Friday, July 29, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Youth librarian Miss Amy will lead the free family fun on the library’s upper lawn. Participants are encouraged to join the party in costume. Activities will include Harry Potter-inspired games, a sorting ceremony, photo-ops, wand-making, sending howlers, making potions, and more! Find details at librarycamden.org.

Merryspring adds new “Party in the Park” fundraising event
Merryspring will be holding a special “Party in the Park” on Wednesday, August 10, to raise funds for general upkeep of the 66-acre Nature Center. This first-ever “Party in the Park” will feature live musicians, food trucks, a cornhole tournament, lawn games, a raffle, outdoor art unveiling, and lovely gardens. Admission entitles each adult to two free adult beverages provided by RAYR. More...

How will the latest State tax changes impact you?
Taxpayers, Tax Professionals, Accountants, and Attorneys, registration is now open for the 2022 State Tax Symposium presented by Maine Revenue Services, Wednesday, September 21, 2022 (8:00am – 5:00pm). More...

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Awards Career Technology Education Scholarships
Bar Harbor Bank & Trust has named 15 recent high school graduates as recipients of the Bank’s 2022 Career Technology Education Scholarship. The $1,000 award is presented to students in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont who attended a technical career program as part of their high school curriculum and are planning to attend college or a technical school after graduation. 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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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
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