March 2, 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 6 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 .

Trade Show Tips
Click here for a few tips and tricks as you prepare for our Business Expo and other shows, from one of our Expo sponsors, Adventure Advertising .

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 Midnight. 
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!
Next 12@12 is March 6
Your Chamber leadership wants to hear from you! Join the Chamber's 2018 Board Chair, Sarah McLean, and Executive Director Tom Peaco at one of our FREE "12@12" lunches. Choose March 6 or a date that works best for you. You’ll be one of 12 Chamber members to get a brief update on the Chamber and it’s priorities, as well as an opportunity to discuss the local business climate and share with Chamber leaders how the organization can best support and serve you and your business. Click here to sign up.
March 14 Business After Hours
Socialize with fellow Chamber members on
Wednesday, March 14, from 5 to 7 pm, 
at Michael Good Gallery, 325 Commercial Street, Rockport. 
Enjoy festive food and drink and some fabulous door prizes!

Celebrating 50 years of Michael Good! Michael began making jewelry when he got his first job working for a jeweler in NYC in 1968. The past 50 years have seen a historic evolution of his technique, his designs, and his pedagogy. Join us for Business After Hours to help us kick off a year of celebrating this major milestone in Michael's work and life.
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 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.
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.
Small businesses invited to take Midcoast Leadership Academy Survey - Please respond by March 31
Project Team #1 of the Midcoast Leadership Academy 8 (MLA8) is asking for less than five minutes of your time to take a simple online survey:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5MF35SM
The team is conducting research on the growth and/or succession plans of our region’s business owners. Your response to the survey will help civic leaders and policy makers plan for Knox and Waldo County’s future economic development. MLA8 thanks you for taking the time to answer this survey.
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....

Environmental Ed Fundraiser at Flatbread, March 6
On Tuesday, March 6 from 5 to 9 pm, join Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District for the Environmental Education Fundraiser and Poster Contest Gallery at Flatbread Company... More...

Herbalist Leads Workshop on Health
Herbalist Steve Byers will be at the Camden Public Library on Tuesday, March 6 at 6:30 pm for a workshop called "Ancestral Gut Health".  More..

Registration Open for Midcoast Bowl for Kids' Sake 2018
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine invites local businesses, organizations and individuals to sign up to Bowl For Kids’ Sake 2018, presented by Hannaford Supermarkets, Camden National Bank and United Insurance. More...

Three Tax Benefits Retroactively Renewed for 2017
The Internal Revenue Service today said that it is ready to process tax year 2017 returns claiming three popular tax benefits recently renewed retroactively into law. More...

St. George Business Alliance Announces New Scholarship Program
The St. George Business Alliance is pleased to announce that it plans to award one ($1,000) scholarship to a deserving high school graduate from the Town of St. George in the spring of 2018. More...

Technology Security for Your Business - 3/13 and 3/20
Come learn about information technology controls that will help you safeguard your business and customer information. More....

Sap to Syrup Workshop at Aldermere Farm
Maine Coast Heritage Trust, a statewide land conservation organization, invites all ages to try out making maple syrup from scratch (i.e. sap) during ‘Sap to Syrup’ on Wednesday, March 14th. More...  

Maine Jewish Film Festival Films at Strand - March 17-18
Celebrating its 21st year screening movies that depict the global Jewish experience as a way to promote understanding and celebrate diversity, the Maine Jewish Film Festival will present two films at the Strand Theatre in Rockland on March 17 and 18... More...

2nd Annual Spring Job Fair is April 18th in Rockland
The Economic Vitality Committee of Rockland Main Street, Inc. will host its 2nd Annual Spring Hiring Fair on Wednesday the 18th of April from 4-7 PM at South School, 30 Broadway in Rockland. More...

United Midcoast Charities Sets New Strategic Direction
United Midcoast Charities (UMC) has announced a new strategic direction that emphasizes identifying needs and finding solutions in four focus areas addressed by local nonprofit organizations: food, housing, health & safety and economic security. More...

2018 Aquaculture Business Development Program
Have you ever thought about gaining a new source of income through growing mussels, oysters, or seaweed? The Island Institute is now accepting applications for the 2018 Aquaculture Business... More...

Nature and Art Education in Cushing
The Georges River Land Trust has partnered with the Cushing Community School to develop a new after school program at the Langlais Sculpture Preserve.  More...

Trekkers seek musical acts for Trekkapalooza
Trekkers’ 13th annual Trekkapalooza concert will showcase a diverse and talented set of Maine-based acts in an energizing and fun Battle of the Bands on Friday, April 27 at 7 p.m. at the Strand Theatre... More...

Graffam Bros. now delivers seafood year round!
Graffam Bros. Seafood Market in Rockport is now delivering year round to area restaurants and markets.  More...

ReVision Energy Rebrand: Enjoy the Sun
New England based ReVision Energy wants to tap into your passion for the outdoors and inspire you to enjoy the sun with solar panels.  More...
Members in the Spotlight...

Packard Partners celebrates first anniversary
Packard Partners, Inc., the AvisBudget Agency Operators at the Knox County Regional Airport in Owls Head recently celebrated their one year anniversary. More...

McDonald achieves Accreditation
Deb McDonald, a business insurance account manager at Allen Insurance and Financial recently achieved the designation of Accredited Customer Service Representative in Commercial Lines from the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America. More...

Recent promotions announced at First National Bank
Tony C. McKim, President and CEO of First National Bank and its parent company, The First Bancorp, recently cited the staff promotions of Monique Bearce and Angela Parent. More...

Craig achieves Advanced Self-Funding Certification
Sherree L. Craig, CEBS, senior account executive in the Insured Benefits Division at Allen Insurance and Financial, has achieved an Advanced Self-Funding Certification from the National Association of Health Underwriters. 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. Please limit your offer to 75 words and include an end date not to exceed 3 months. 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. Let us provide you a free analysis of your current rates today. Contact Ken Dutra for a free, no pressure assessment of your current processing services. Call 866-464-8700 or email at npays@comcast.net

Coastal Maine Photo Tours members only deal
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 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. One-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 & details.

Exhibit Season Offer from Adventure Advertising!
Adventure Advertising is offering Chamber members a 15% discount on exhibit materials including banners, tabletop displays, backdrops, and more. With the Business and Community Expo right around the corner, give Adventure a call today at 207-236-8049 or contact through their website, www.adventure29.com .

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.

Heritage Bldg professional space 30 School St., Rockland
Chamber of Commerce members first month free!  Excellent opportunity for 3-office suite or individual offices. Each corner office approx. 300 sq. ft. Center conference or large office 300 sq. ft. PLUS full-wall closet each side. Elevator/stair access to all three floors. Lease includes air-conditioning, heat, electricity. Total approximately 1000 sq. ft. available. Contact: Suzanne Lufkin Weiss, Property Manager   207-542-7765  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 $10 off a Paint Night entry ticket. 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 offer from Sharp's Point South
Chamber Members: 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 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/