February 16, 2018
Thanks to our Premium Members:
Business After Hours Schedule

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...
25th Annual Business & Community Expo is April 11
at the Samoset Resort
A great day 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!
Thank you to our Lead Sponsor, Camden National Bank .

Only 15 Exhibitor Booths Left! Reserve Yours Today!
Select your booth at CamdenRockland.com.
Don't miss your opportunity - this show will sell out!
Use your Chamber 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 .

Chamber 90's Rewind
Saturday, March 24 at 16 Bay View
Spend a night in the 90's dancing to the live music of Living Room Circus , Midcoast Maine's premier 90's alternate rock band!
Enjoy munchies, a cash bar, and a night out with friends
to celebrate the end of winter being in sight! 

Doors open at 7:30pm; band from 8pm to 12am. Cost is $20 per person. 
Click here to purchase through Brown Paper Tickets.
Proceeds benefit the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Thank you to 16 Bay View , our event sponsor!
Upcoming Chamber Events - Save the Dates!
There's a lot happening with your Chamber in the second quarter of the year. Mark your calendar and plan to attend these events:

Chamber Auction - Saturday, April 28 at Cellardoor Winery
Tourism Summit - Wednesday, May 2 at Point Lookout
Chamber Challenge Golf Tournament - Friday, June 15 at Rockland Golf Club

Event details will be published in upcoming Friday Reports.
If you would like to donate to the Auction, please contact Tom@CamdenRockland.com or call 207-596-0376.
Amtrak Downeaster – Make Your Voice Heard
The Board of Directors of the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority is seeking public comment regarding the proposed seasonal weekend expansion of Amtrak Downeaster service to Rockland this summer. Support from local businesses, organizations, and municipalities is vital to their board in making a final decision about extending the service this year.  Since their board meets next on February 26 and is likely to make a final decision at that meeting, we encourage you to take time today to make your thoughts known. Email your comments to Patricia Quinn, Executive Director at  Patricia@nnepra.com , and please copy our Executive Director Tom Peaco at  Tom@CamdenRockland.com  on your correspondence. More details on the proposal are available at  www.nnepra.com

2018 Jewel of the Maine Coast is here!
The 2018 Jewel has arrived....in print and online as a  digital flipbook ! Members who would like to have Jewels on hand are invited to stop by our Visitor Centers in Camden and Rockland to pick them up. 

The Jewel will be distributed throughout the region and all of New England, and it will be on display at the AAA Travel Marketplace, March 2-4 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts.
Calling All Young Professionals
The Chamber has been approached by several members who would like to form a Chamber-affiliated Young Professionals Group. If you would like to be part of this conversation, please contact Tom@CamdenRockland.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.
Member News....

Maine State Archivist Cheever at Camden Public Library
Maine State Archivist Dave Cheever will present “Go Figure: Rummaging Through Maine’s Familiar Civil War.” He will present curious and little-known facts and features of some of Maine’s extraordinary, and simply ordinary, Civil War efforts. More...

Mid-Coast Recovery Coalition Film Screening
The Mid-Coast Recovery Coalition will show a film “The Anonymous People” on Tuesday, February 20, 6:30 pm at the Camden Public Library.  More...

MCST offers Late Winter Adult Ed Courses
Check out these MCST Adult Ed courses for your late winter boost. Call 596-7752 opt.3 to enroll, or go online: www.midcoastadulted.com. Register today to assure you get a spot. More...

French Culinary Class at Penobscot Language School
Penobscot Language School in Rockland will hold a three-part French Cooking and Conversation series on Tuesdays, February 27thand March 6th and 13th from 5:15-8:15 p.m.  More...

Pies on Parade presents $25,870 to AIO Food Pantry
On Feb 5, 2018, innkeepers, restaurant owners and business members who participated in the 14thAnnual Pies on Parade Pie Tour presented a check to the Area Interfaith Outreach (AIO) Food Pantry and Fuel Assistance Program... More...

Camden National Bank Launches Pay Up
Last week, Camden National Bank launched their newest innovation in consumer banking services:  Pay Up . A person-to-person payment system, Pay Up makes squaring up with friends and family as fast as a debit card payment.  More...

Scholarships available for SAT 'Prep Matters' course for college-bound students
Preparation for the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) will be the focus of 8 weekly classes at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center beginning March 4. The class, taught by Mary Smyth, will be held each Sunday, 2-4 p.m. More...

ReVision Energy continues aid efforts for Puerto Rico
Local solar installer ReVision Energy recently welcomed a group of volunteers to its 7,000 s.f. facility in N. Andover to build portable emergency power and water purification units for devastated communities in Puerto Rico. More...

Key IRS Identity Theft Indicators Continue Dramatic Decline in 2017
The Internal Revenue Service recently announced steep declines in tax-related identity theft in 2017, attributing the success to the Security Summit initiatives that help safeguard the nation’s taxpayers. More...

Trekkers Alumni Engagement Committee Initiative
In late January, several Trekkers Alumni met with members of the Trekkers staff to discuss Alumni involvement with the organization.  More...
Members in the Spotlight...

Trekkers’ welcomes Meil and Willaeur to Board
Trekkers is pleased to announce that Kathleen Meil of Rockport and Tori Willauer of Owls Head have recently joined the Trekkers’ Board of Directors. More...

Dream Local Digital Promotes Three
Dream Local Digital, a national online marketing agency, announced three internal promotions that will position the company for continued growth. More...

Francomano hired as MCRPC Executive Director
James P. Francomano (“Jamie”) joins the MCRPC this month as its new Executive Director. He will be reaching out to representatives of member communities soon and is looking forward to learning more about their projects and goals.  More...

Cahalan joins Allen Insurance and Financial
Regan L. Cahalan of Tenants Harbor has joined Allen Insurance and Financial as a business insurance account manager. 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.

Looking for fun things to do with the kids during February School Vacation Week? Check out our Blog Article!

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

Coastal Maine Photo Tours members only deal
In the spirit of Valentines Day, we are offering a 15% Buddy Discount to Chamber members only. Give yourself and a Buddy the gift of travel adventure and photography education. Sign up for one of our 2018 tours befor e March 15 and you both receive a 15% discount. This deal is not listed on our website. Register online, using code BUDDY15 , at www.coastalmainephototours.com, or call 207-594-1224 or email info@coastalmainephototours.com; just mention the code. This offer excludes 1/2-day photo walks. Our 1-day to urs start at $125 for adults, $75 for ages 11-18, children 10 & under are free on most tours. Check our website for individual tour prices and details.

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/