CHAMBER NEWS | August 2, 2019
Thanks to our Premium Members:
Camden Office:
2 Public Landing
Camden, ME 04843 

Rockland Office:
1 Park Drive,
Rockland, ME 04841

Our Visitor Centers are
now open 7 days a week: 
Mon. - Fri., 9 am - 5 pm;
Sat. - Sun., 10 am - 4 pm.
Chamber News and Happenings...
2020 Jewel Ad Sales Now Underway!
Your Display Advertisement in the Jewel  receives attention and traction in three ways:

  1. In the Jewel Magazine (65,000 published)
  2. In the Jewel Flipbook (free, digital version of the Jewel Magazine), viewed in 49 states and 33 foreign countries last year
  3. As part of the Video Display of revolving Jewel ads, located in both Information Centers (new for 2020). 

Member benefit: Only PBRCC Members are eligible to advertise in the Jewel . For advertising info, contact Diane Norton, Director of Member Marketing & Development, at 207-691-0131, or via email at .

Chamber members, please note:  Instructions for submitting/updating your  Jewel  business listings and calendar events will be provided soon. Stay tuned!
Chamber Board Nominations now open
Nominations are open for 6 seats on the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Nominees must be Chamber members in good standing and you may nominate yourself. Three of the seats will be elected by the membership and three seats will be appointed by the board. Click here to nominate yourself or someone else. Deadline is August 30.
Questions? Please email Tom Peaco at
Chamber Award Nominations are also open
Nominate an outstanding business, organization or individual for one of our prestigious Annual Awards, and tell us about businesses celebrating milestone anniversaries in 2019, too! Chamber Awards are not restricted to Chamber members - anyone can nominate and be nominated!
The award nomination form can be found here.
Deadline is August 30.
Winners will be honored at the Chamber Gala on later this fall.
Next Business After Hours
is August 21
Our friends at LCI will host the August 21 Business After Hours from 5 to 7 pm at beautiful Union Hall, 24 Central Street, in Rockport. Note that we are meeting on the third Wednesday this month, and be sure to come network and mingle with your friends and business associates, enjoy some delicious food and drink, and learn more about LCI's work to expand fiber in our region!
Looking for employees?
Looking for a job?
The Chamber's online Job Board is a great place to start! All Chamber members have the ability to post job openings on our Job Board using their business profile logon credentials, and everyone can view the jobs available. If you need assistance, contact Check out this free service today!
Chamber Education Committee Seeks Your Input!
The Chamber has formed an Education Committee, charged with increasing connections between local schools and the business community, as well as adding educational opportunities for our members. The committee has compiled a brief survey, and invites Chamber members to complete it in order to inform the work of the Education Committee. Please take a couple of moments to provide your feedback. Thanks!
Visitor Center Courtesy Bags still needed!
´╗┐Does your business have a branded reusable shopping bag that you would like to put in the hands of Chamber Visitor Center patrons? With bag ordinances now in effect in Camden and Rockland, reusable bags are proving to be very welcome in our Visitor Centers! We ask for no more than 100 per business to start, and due to limited storage, we ask you to contact us before dropping off bags. If you have bags to donate, contact Elizabeth Burrell at or call her at 207-596-0376.

Thanks to our friends at Baird and January Peavey State Farm for donating bags this past month!
Jewel Spotlight: Boating
We hope you find time to get out on the water this summer! Whether windjamming is your style, or you prefer to paddle your own kayak, there are so many ways to experience our lakes, ponds, and of course, Penobscot Bay. To plan your adventure, check out the Boating section of The Jewel, starting on page 58, where you will find helpful grids to aid your decisions.

Discover these gems - and many more - in The Jewel of the Maine Coast, your definitive resource for living, working, staying and playing in the Camden-Rockland Region!
Would your business like to host a
2020 Business After Hours?
Our 2019 Business After Hours calendar is full, but there are still months available in 2020 for your business or organization to host our most popular monthly networking and promotional vehicle. Contact today to review available dates and sponsorship details.
Member News...
Submit your news releases to Amy Rollins for inclusion in our Friday Report: Member News edition, published every other week. Member news releases are always available for viewing on the Chamber website. Click here to read the latest.