September 30, 2022
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Welcome, Eric!
Eric Belley, our new President and CEO, is now officially on the job here at the Chamber of Commerce. Keeping office primarily from our Rockland Information Center, Eric looks forward to connecting with and meeting many of you in the coming weeks and months. If you wish to reach Eric, his email is and office telephone is 207-596-0376.

Gordon Page will remain on staff through October 6th, providing Eric and the rest of the staff with transition support.
Cast Your Vote Now for
Chamber Board of Directors
Each year, members of the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce elect three (3) new members to its Board of Directors, each for three-year terms. Seven candidates are in the running this fall:

Pamela Barker, RE/MAX Jaret & Cohn

Mark Bergelin, KeyBank

Joan Lemole, New Hope Midcoast

Becky Lowe, PBNJ Self Storage

Steve Matteo, Camden National Bank

Greg Soutiea, Craignair Inn & Causeway Restaurant

Gerald Weinand, Gerald Weinand Architect, Inc.

Using the link below, please vote for up to three candidates by 5:00PM October 14, 2022 - only one ballot per member business, please.

Once the Chamber membership has elected three candidates to the Board, the Board of Directors will vote to fill three Board-appointed seats.
Have you reserved your
Advertising Space in the
2023 Jewel of the Maine Coast

The Jewel is THE most comprehensive source of information about the Camden-Rockland region, for visitors and residents alike. No one else delivers the amount of extensive, informative, and entertaining content visitors and residents crave, including where to stay, what to do, dining, boating, recreation, the arts, shopping and more—all in one place.

50,000+ copies of The 2023 Jewel will be distributed and available for FREE at multiple outlets throughout Maine & New England. Together with the online, easy-to-navigate interactive Flipbook version of the Jewel, we’ve created a robust promotional platform with maximum reach and exposure for your business which can be accessed at home via computer, or on the go with mobile devices.

Here’s what one fan had to say about this year’s Jewel: “In all the years we’ve been coming, your 2022 Jewel of the Maine Coast is fantastic…we loved reading it, it’s professional, it’s easy on the eye and we want to thank you for all the info.”

Reach 75,000+ potential visitors and customers--just like this one--with an ad in the 2023 Jewel of the Maine Coast. Different sizes, special placements, and targeted sections are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Final deadline for ads and payment is 10/28/22. 

For display advertising information, contact Diane Norton, Director of Member Marketing & Development, at 207-691-0131 or via email at

Members wishing to update their Jewel listings should contact Amy Rollins, Member Services Director, at 207-236-4404 or via email at
Planning to stop by the Chamber offices? Please call ahead
Like many of our members, the Chamber is experiencing staffing challenges this season. To avoid frustration, please call ahead if you plan to stop by to pick up Jewels, maps, pay an invoice, drop off literature, etc. We appreciate it!
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.
This history museum explores companion and working maritime animals throughout history. Exhibits, lectures, research library and gift shop. Off-site programs can be arranged.
Visit us at 75 Mechanic Street, Harborside Suite 106W, in Rockland. Open year-round.
To learn more about becoming a Featured Member, click here.
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Adult Ed Art Show at Rockport Public Library
For the entire month of October, Five Town CSD Adult Ed will be displaying artwork by adult ed students in the Rockport Library’s downstairs gallery space. The students, from the popular oil painting and watercolor classes, range from new students to those who have been taking the class for over 20 years. Visit the library and see what amazing work can be created in adult ed! The library is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 9:00 AM-5:30 PM; and Wednesday from 11:00 AM-8:00 PM.

Tom DiMenna sings Gordon Lightfoot under sail aboard Morning in Maine
Come get your friends together and experience a sail complete with Gordon Lightfoot’s classic tunes performed by Maine-based singer/songwriter Tom DiMenna aboard the classic wooden sailing yacht Morning in Maine. This trip is scheduled to sail from Rockland’s Middle Pier on Sunday, October 2, at 4 PM. A two-hour sail out of Rockland Harbor, with the chance to see wildlife and lighthouses all while listening to the rich and salty maritime-influenced music of Gordon Lightfoot. More...

Staff Development Courses at MCST Adult Education
Whatever the strength of your business, helping workers develop new skills will help your bottom line. Mid-Coast School of Technology Adult Education is an affordable resource offering opportunities for those who what to keep learning after the workday ends. More...

“N.C. Fletcher’s Camden of 1884” Exhibit and Special Event at Camden Public Library
Every October, the Camden Public Library celebrates “Discover History Month.” The library is home to the Walsh History Center, where material of historical significance to the residents of Camden and Rockport is preserved. This year, Ken Gross, the History Center’s Director, has curated a collection of vintage photos and maps to exhibit in the library’s Picker Room, October 3-30, organized around a history of Camden published in 1883 and 1884. This little-known history is the work of preacher Nathan C. Fletcher and was published serially in the Rockland Opinion as “The Annals of Camden.” To illustrate the history, Gross will present a slideshow on Tuesday, October 4, at 6:30 pm. More...

Tanglewood turns 40; we’d love to celebrate with you!
On October 8th, the UMaine 4-H Camp and Learning Center at Tanglewood is celebrating its 40th birthday, we’d love for you to join us for a free family festival from 2:00-4:30 and a community dinner plus music in the evening (for a donation of $40). This 40th event is a celebration of the collaboration and partnership between Maine State Parks, UMaine Cooperative Extension and 4-H, and a dedicated and passionate group of local community members who saw the need for affordable immersive environmental education for Maine youth. More...
Camden Conference presents John Doughty – Space: The Race for the Final Frontier
The Camden Conference, in partnership with the Camden Public Library, continues the Community Events Series in October with a presentation by John Doughty on Tuesday, October 18 at 6:30pm.
This program will be presented LIVE to a limited in-person audience. RSVP is required to if you wish to attend in-person in the library’s Picker Room. More...

Members in the Spotlight...
Camden National Corp Appoints Rebecca Hatfield to Board of Directors
Camden National Corporation (Nasdaq: CAC), parent company of Camden National Bank, recently announced the appointment of Rebecca Hatfield as a director, effective December 31, 2022. She has also been appointed to the board’s Capital Committee and Camden National Bank’s Board of Directors. 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 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

David Gogel

Jodie Heal

Martha Kempe

Diane Lebson

Joan LeMole

Richard Lyon

Rick Manning

Michelle Peacock

Dan Pease

Garry Schwall

Laura Tracy
Chamber Staff

Eric Belley
President & CEO

Gordon Page
Interim President & CEO

Amy Rollins
Member Services Director

Diane Norton
Director of Member Marketing & Development

Matt Brown
Information Center Associate

Elizabeth Burrell
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
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