January 19, 2018
Thanks to our Premium Members:
Business After Hours Schedule

February 7, 2018
250 Main Hotel, Rockland

March 14, 2018
AVAILABLE!

April 11, 2018
Business & Community Expo, Samoset Resort

May 9, 2018
Coastal Mountains Land Trust, Camden
Co-sponsor: ReVision Energy

June 13, 2018
Coastal Children's Museum & Sail, Power & Steam Museum, Rockland

July 11, 2018
Global Packing and Shipping, Camden

August 8, 2018
Pen Bay Medical Center Community Wellness Trail, Rockport

September 12, 2018
Langlais Sculpture Preserve, Cushing

October 10, 2018
Megunticook Campground by the Sea, Rockport

November 14, 2018
Bixby & Co., Rockland
Co-sponsor: U.S. Cellular

December 12, 2018
Camden National Bank, Rockland office
Camden Office:
2 Public Landing, PO Box 919, Camden, ME 04843 
207.236.4404

Rockland Office:
1 Park Drive, PO Box 508, Rockland, ME 04841
207.596.0376 

Our Visitor Centers are now open 5 days a week: 
Mon - Fri, 9 am - 4 pm
Chamber News and Happenings...
Business Breakfast with Mike Perlis
February 6 at the Samoset Resort
Join us for a morning with Mike Perlis, Vice Chairman of Forbes Media. Mike will share his thoughts on the importance of community values as a foundation for business, harkening back to his early publishing days in Camden, Maine. 
FMI and to register, click here .

Thank you to our Lead Sponsor:
Next 12@12 is February 6
Are you are interested in participating in a FREE lunch with 12 Chamber members and our Executive Director and Board Chair? It's a great opportunity to network and discuss the current business climate. 
To attend our February lunch, or another upcoming 12@12,  click here .

Would your business be interested in sponsoring an upcoming 12@12? Contact Diane Norton: 207-691-0131 or  Diane@CamdenRockland.com  
25th Annual Business & Community Expo is April 11
at the Samoset Resort
Your opportunity to tell the community what your organization is up to, plus you can network with representatives from more than 100 business and non-profit organizations serving our region—all under one roof!
Booth registration will open to Chamber members on Wednesday, January 24 at 10:00 am via www.CamdenRockland.com.
You will need your logon credentials to select and pay for your booth.
If you need to be reminded of your User Name and Password, please contact Amy@CamdenRockland.com . A separate remnder email will be sent to all Chamber members on Wednesday, January 24.
Passenger Trains to Return to Rockland?
Public Forum set for January 24
The executive director of the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority is scheduled to make a presentation to the community on Wednesday, January 24, at 5:30 pm at Rockland City Hall.
Possible schedules are still being developed, but the initial proposal suggests service to run from May through October on weekends. Interested parties are encouraged to attend the presentation.
For a bit more background, read the Village Soup article .
Volunteers sought for Chamber Committees
Would you like to get more involved with your Chamber? One great way is to volunteer on one of our committees! We have committees for a variety of events, as well as plans for committees on topics such as education, advocacy, and membership. To learn more, please contact Sarah McLean, our Board President, at  global@midcoast.com .
Member News....

Maine builder Bahoosh finds happiness in small houses
Jim Bahoosh will give a free public lecture at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center on Friday, Jan. 19, 5:30 –7 p.m. His presentation will focus on the design and construction of small homes, and ways to efficiently utilize space to achieve a healthy indoor environment. More...

Winter Adult Ed Classes at MCST
Take a quick look at how you can make an interesting winter for yourself. Call 596-7752 opt.3 or enroll online at midcoastadulted.com. More...

Winter Wellness Fair January 27 at Camden Whole Health
Just in time to support your New Year’s resolutions, Camden Whole Health is hosting its second annual “Winter Wellness Fair” on January 27th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m . More...

Winterfest Week 2018 in Camden: February 3-11
Winterfest Week kicks off with the Community Ice Carving on February 3 and culminates in the Toboggan Nationals on February 9, 10, and 11. More...

Protecting Sensitive Business &Customer Data
A free webinar for small businesses presented by the Federal Trade Commission & Internal Revenue Service. More...

"Drone Applications for Business: Navigating Your Airspace" conference is Feb. 17
The University of Maine at Augusta, through the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) pilot training center, will host a daylong conference on Sat., Feb. 17 at Jewett Auditorium on UMA’s Augusta campus. More...

Intuition Development Course - February 24-25
Elizabeth Thorson, RN, Intuitive Consultant & Medical Intuitive, brings this highly experiential opportunity to the Mid Coast community Feb. 24-25 at Camden Public Library.  More...

Apprenticeships offer unique opportunities for farmers
As educational centers, Maine Coast Heritage Trust’s farm preserves in Rockport – Aldermere Farm and Erickson Fields – attract individuals pursuing careers in agriculture. More...

Camden National announces Long-Term Investments in Employees, Customers and Community
Camden National Corporation announced that as a result of the recently enacted tax reform, it will make strategic investments in line with its core values in order to benefit employees and the customers and communities they serve. More...

Georges River Land Trust conserves integral parcel and Habitat for Humanity gains new facility
It isn’t often that two local non-profits can benefit from a single gift, one that contributes to the essential missions of both organizations. More...

Camden’s First Municipal Solar Array Up and Running
The Town of Camden’s first municipal solar photovoltaic array began generating power through the grid on January 3 at noon.  More...
Members in the Spotlight...

Heidi Baker Named General Manager at Aldermere Farm
Maine Coast Heritage Trust, a statewide land conservation organization, is pleased to announce that Heidi Baker will assume the role of General Manager of Aldermere Farm on January 15th. More...

 Heal Accounting Announces Promotions, Welcomes New Team Members
Heal Accounting is proud to announce promotions and welcome new team members. More...
Member Events...
Our online calendar is chock full of great events happening in the Camden/Rockland Region throughout the year, and it gets updated every day!  Click here  to view our complete Calendar.

Have an event to share? Members are always invited to share events on the Chamber Calendar. Simply login to your Chamber Profile Page to get started.
Member-to-Member Marketplace...
Members are invited to email  Amy Rollins  with details of goods, programs, products, or services they would like to offer to their fellow members, including the specific time frame for the offer. Discounts or added value offers are not required, but they are cheerfully accepted! 

Credit Card Processing from Nationwide
If we can't lower your rates, we will give you a $100 gift card!
Nationwide Payment Solutions is a Maine owned and operated credit card processor. Did you know that each dollar spent at an independently owned business returns up to 3 and 1/2 times more money to our local economy than one spent at a chain location?  Let us provide you a free analysis of your current rates today. Contact Ken Dutra, an authorized Sales Professional of Nationwide Payment Solutions, for a free and no pressure assessment of your current processing services. Call 866-464-8700 or email  npays@comcast.net

Is Your Business Prepared for Fire or Water Damage?
The best way to reduce business interruption following a disaster is to plan for it now. Over 40% of businesses may never recover following a disaster. Preparation is a key component for making it through any size disaster, whether it is a small water leak or a large fire.   Servpro of Belfast-Camden-Rockland  offers PBRCC businesses the Servpro Emergency Ready Plan mobile APP. The ERP is a no cost assessment of your facility that identifies the line of command for authorizing work to begin and provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information. Download the App on your smartphone or access at ready.servpro.com. Call us at 207-338-1850 and a member of our team will come to your property, answer your questions, take photos and assemble information so you have access to one all inclusive document on your phone, mobile device or your computer. Help is at your fingertips!

Free Business Consultation from Heal Accounting
Cloud accounting can help you conquer your to-do list and understand your cashflow. We’ll show you how. As cloud accounting experts, we can lead your business to significant improvements in efficiency, giving you more time to focus on what you love. Heal Accounting Solutions, PC is a locally owned and operated CPA firm. We provide bookkeeping and payroll services to small businesses in various industries. We provide tax preparation services to individuals and small businesses. Contact us at  brooke@healaccountingsolutions.com  or 207-354-5190.

The Heritage Office Building in downtown Rockland   is filling up , but still has a wonderful third floor opportunity for your business. The space offers 2 light-filled corner offices, or a suite of two offices and a conference/reception area, or even a third office. Have your private office or a suite. Total space is approximately 950 sq ft. Each office has one or more closets, and its own door to the common area. There is also a perfect space for a refrigerator and coffee pot. Heritage Professional Office Building is on School Street, adjacent to Farnsworth Art Museum, Allen Insurance Agency, and across from Knox County Courthouse and the Post Office. Yes, there is an elevator and the School Street entrance is easily accessible. You pay rent, your own Internet/cable/phone and your office cleaning. We take care of the rest. This is a terrific location with a public parking lot across the street. Tell us you are a Chamber member when you call! Contact Suzanne Lufkin Weiss, Property and Leasing Manager, at 207-542-7765 or HeritageOffices@lindabeansperfectmaine.com .

Art Loft offers Paint Night Discount to Chamber Members!
The Art Loft would like to extend a special offer to Chamber members. Just use the special coupon code  chamber  to receive 50% off a Paint Night entry ticket. Paint Night admission is normally $35 so this is a $17.50 savings. Now is the time to give a Paint Night a try! Please check  www.artloftrockland.org  for the latest schedule.

Save your family's stories...before it is too late
Do you have a family member who tells the best stories? Who knows all the family lore? Who has led an adventurous life? Or maybe you'd like to document your own stories to pass on to the next generation. The founder of Stories To Tell, oral historian and author, Meghan Vigeant has worked with hundreds of people to save their stories as books and audio. She collects your stories through interviews - no writing required. Contact Meghan for your free 30-minute phone consultation at 207-975-0508 or meghan@storiestotell.net . See sample projects  here
 
Exclusive from Sharp's Point South ~ for Chamber members only!  
20% off Waterfront Office Space....100 to 3000 sq. ft., Parking, Utilities, Bargain Prices.Sharp's Point South, 75 Mechanic St., Rockland. Newly renovated, carpeted and have a wonderful waterfront ambiance. Call Captain Jim Sharp at 207-701-7627. 

Does your business or brand need an extra hand with marketing?
wilderbydesign  offers retainer rates for businesses who could use regular assistance with their branding and design needs but not regularly enough that it makes sense to hire a year-round staff member. With a retainer agreement, you'll have on-call access to owner, Amy Wilder Files, a professional graphic designer and brand consultant who can help assist you with regular advertisements, social media, brochures, business cards, publications and more. Retainer agreements are designed with budget and flexibility in mind. FMI, call 207-200-5151. To see a full list of brand and design services, visit  site.

One source for all your Marketing Essentials   
Elm Street can help you with all your marketing needs, including Graphic Design / Print / Web / Promotional Products / Branded Apparel / Email Marketing / Direct Mail / Trade Shows
Your first meeting with us is always at no charge.
Contact Peter at Elm Street Marketing Essentials Powered by Proforma
peter@elmstreetme.com  or 207-236-2896

New Customer Offer From Target Marketing Maine
We offer all new customers who are members of the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce a 10% discount on their first shared mailing with us! FMI:  http://www.targetmaine.com/chambers-of-commerce/