February 2, 2018
Thanks to our Premium Members:
Business After Hours Schedule

February 7, 2018
250 Main Hotel, Rockland

March 14, 2018
Michael Good Gallery, Rockport

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
this Tuesday 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. 
Last call for registrations! Sign up by Friday, February 2 at 5 pm: click here .
After 5 pm on Friday, the cost will increase by $5 per person, with registration ending on Monday at noon.

Thank you to our Lead Sponsor:
Once again this year, attendees of the Business Breakfast can participate in Machias Savings Bank's "Vote to Give" initiative. Vote to Give puts YOU in the driver's seat to select one local non-profit to receive a $1,000 donation. We'll see you at the breakfast!
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 is now open at 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 .
Business After Hours is
February 7 at 250 Main

Come check out this fantastic hotel in downtown Rockland while you socialize with fellow Chamber members over delectable food and drink. We're getting together a week earlier than usual this month, so as to leave your calendar free for Valentine's Day.
About 250 Main
Rockland's newest boutique hotel, offering an artful experience for the modern traveler and a fabulous getaway for guests from near and far. Built by Lyman Morse Boatbuilding and run by the Migis Hotel Group, 250 Main showcases a unique, reclaimed industrial decor and Maine hospitality at its finest.
Camden Conservation Commission
Public Forum is Monday, February 5
The Town of Camden is considering ordinances to regulate the use of single-use bags and polystyrene foam packaging. A presentation by the Camden Conservation Commission will take place on Monday, February 5, at 6:30 pm in the Camden Opera House, third floor meeting room.
To read more about the proposed ordinances and the FAQs prepared by the Camden Conservation Commission, click here .
Interested parties are encouraged to attend the presentation.

If you have questions, please contact Stephanie Smith, chair of this
sub-committee, at stephaniesmiths@me.com
Office Furniture For Sale
Executive Desk, manufactured by Indiana Furniture in 2005. Very good condition. $750.
Call the Chamber at 207-596-0376 or email Tom@CamdenRockland.com if interested.
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....

Enroll by February 2 for Trekkers 7th Grade Program
Trekkers is gearing up to welcome 40 new 7th graders from its six town service area of Thomaston, Cushing, St. George, South Thomaston, Owls Head and Rockland. More...

Library Book Sale Over Winterfest Weekends
The Camden Public Library is offering a Winterfest Book Sale in the new Book Shed on Saturday and Sunday, February 3 & 4 and Saturday and Sunday, February 10 & 11, from 9 to 4 each day. More...

Winter Animal Tracks Walk at Erickson Fields
Saturday, February 3 Maine Coast Heritage Trust invites adventurers of ages to join steward and naturalist Kirk Gentalen for a lively morning outdoors from 10 AM to noon... More...

"Uncle Pirate" will debut during Winterfest 2018
“Uncle Pirate” is a musical for the whole family (with pirate eye-patches!) at the Camden Opera House on Wednesday, February 7 at 6 pm. More...

West Bay Rotary 2018 Chili Challenge Fundraiser
The annual fundraiser will be Saturday, February 10th from 4:30 to 7:30 pm at the Sea Dog Brewery Co. Camden. Admission Net proceeds benefit local charities. More...

Course in Spanish Photography
Penobscot Language School, Rockland, will offer a five-week course for the advanced Spanish speaker.  More...

Hutchinson Center Hosts 'Every Fiber of My Being' Exhibit
More than 50 works by Maine fiber artists will be featured in the exhibit “Every Fiber of My Being,” Feb. 9 through May 4 in the Fernald Gallery at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center.  More...

MCST Adult Ed Courses will give you a winter boost!
Catch one (or more) of these MCST Adult Ed courses for a winter boost. Call 596-7752 opt.3 to enroll, or go online: www.midcoastadulted.com. Register today to assure your spot in the course. More...

State Workforce System Offers Help Finding and Training Employees
Employers in Maine are already thinking ahead to the coming summer, and many are wondering where they will find the workers needed for a successful season. More...

Community collaborative supports Knox County neighbors
There’s a new way for Knox County residents to help low-income individuals and families move out of poverty.  More...

Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Plant Sale Catalog is Here!
Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District strives to provide the community with high quality, bareroot plants and potted perennials at a reasonable price, and at the same time raise funds for our education programs.  More...

Camden National Bank introduces TreasuryLink
Camden National Bank recently launched  TreasuryLink  – an enhanced, comprehensive and secure online banking platform for business customers to manage and integrate the treasury process.  More...

IRS Marks EITC Awareness Day on January 26
The Internal Revenue Service and its partners across the country remind taxpayers about the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) on EITC Awareness Day.  More...
Members in the Spotlight...

Hannan-McMurrin joins Allen Insurance and Financial
Jaime Hannan-McMurrin of Union has joined Allen Insurance and Financial as a processor in the company's business insurance division.  More...

Necole Dabrio Janczura joins First Advisors
Tony C. McKim, President and Chief Executive Officer of First National Bank and its parent company, The First Bancorp, has announced the appointment of Necole (Niki) Dabrio Janczura as Business Development Officer for First Advisors... 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/