March 30, 2018
Thanks to our Premium Members:
Business After Hours Schedule

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
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 connect with more than 100 businesses and non-profit organizations, all under one roof!
Thank you to our Lead Sponsor, Camden National Bank .

*** We've just had a vendor cancellation, ***
so there is 1 booth available on the Expo floor!

The cost is $200 + $30 for electricity (if needed). First come, first served! Please contact Amy@CamdenRockland.com .

Next 12@12 is April 10
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 April 10 or a date that works best for you. For more details and to sign up, click here.
Chamber Auction Returns!
Saturday, April 28, 5PM-7:30PM @ Cellardoor Winery, Lincolnville

Join us for a fun, early evening of socializing and the opportunity to win some amazing auction items! Auctioneer Bruce Gamage will entertain us and lead us through more than two dozen live items, featuring many unique experiences and items contributed from our members and others in the community. Here's an example: Down East Adventure Lighthouse Long Weekend trip for two, August 2-5, 2018 — value $2990.

$25 per person includes complimentary hors d'oeuvres. Cellardoor wine will be available for purchase. This event is open to the public. Purchase your tickets here. Anyone wishing to contribute an item to the auction, please contact Tom Peaco at 596-0376 or Tom@CamdenRockland.com .

Thank you to First National Bank , our Gold Sponsor.
Tourism Summit is May 2
at Point Lookout
Join us on Wednesday, May 2, from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm, at The Summit at Point Lookout in Northport. Light breakfast and lunch is included. Spend the day with Maine tourism industry experts and gain insight into this year's trends, marketing strategies, and more! $40 for members, $50 for non-members.  Click here to sign up by April 30th.
Who's ready for some golf? The Chamber Challenge will be held at the Rockland Golf Club on Friday, June 15 with a 12:30 pm shotgun start. For all the details and to sign up, click here .

Thank you to  Machias Savings Bank , our Lead Sponsor.
Chamber forms Member Advocacy Committee
Your Chamber Board of Directors has recently formed a Member Advocacy Committee, to review and discuss municipal, state and federal public policy items affecting our members. The committee will periodically issue informational briefings for our membership to help understand pros and cons of a particular issue, and may selectively recommend that our board issue a public position statement on an issue of importance to our membership. Generally, issues to be considered by this committee need to have a current or potential impact to members in multiple communities in our Chamber territory. If you have an issue that you would like to bring to the committee's attention for review, please contact our Executive Director, Tom Peaco at 596-0376 or Tom@CamdenRockland.com.
Member News....
West Bay Rotary Seeks Grant Applications by April 1
Twice a year, West Bay Rotary, through its charitable foundation, provides financial support to organizations that work to improve the lives of people in Knox County and the Town of Lincolnville. More...

AIO to offer evening hours
AIO Food Pantry and Emergency Assistance, located in Rockland, serves about 40 Knox County households each Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning, a high number that is causing crowding and long waits. To address this problem, AIO will begin offering Wednesday evening hours starting April 4. More...

Updated Withholding Calculator Reflects New Tax Law
To help taxpayers, the IRS updated the special Withholding Calculator tool on IRS.gov to reflect changes in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed in December. More...

Facebook: Intermediate Topics For Business
In light of the recent changes to the Facebook news feed algorithm, how can small businesses and organizations leverage their presence on Facebook? More...

Accounting and Bookkeeping Basics
Business owners and managers will find this course valuable for learning basic accounting methods and tips for good business record keeping.  More...

New Exhibition of Langlais Oils
Georges River Land Trust, in conjunction with Eastern Tire Service, will exhibit 20 never before exhibited paintings by former Cushing artist Bernard Langlais on Friday, April 6, from 5 to 7 pm in the lobby of Eastern Tire at 70 Park Street in Rockland. More...

Nonprofit Seeks Creative Talent for Fundraiser
Penobscot Language School is looking for artists, crafts people and hobbyists to create for its 2018 annual fundraiser, Splendor in the Glass. More...

Branding for businesses and organizations
A professional development program, Branding, Why it Matters in Your Organization and How to Map it Strategically, will be offered May 4 at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center. More...

Horch Roofing launches scholarship for Maine students
Horch Roofing has launched a scholarship program to invest in students pursuing a trades career. More...

Volunteers Sought for Kids Can Grow Program
Monday April 9th, Maine Coast Heritage Trust (MCHT), a statewide land conservation organization, invites the public to a volunteer orientation for individuals interested in mentoring families participating in Kids Can Grow at MCHT’s Erickson Fields Preserve,  more...

Trekkers’ 5K/10K Run & 5K Walk on June 3
This year’s event will start and finish at the Thomaston Academy/Thomaston Public Library. The family-friendly fundraiser is open to the public and is perfect for all ages and all levels of walkers or runners. 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

Free payroll & tax reviews from J. T. Hicks & Co, P.A.
J.T. Hicks & Company currently has two special offers open to any Penobscot Bay chamber member, mid-coast business or individual. First, a free second opinion report on your two most recent tax returns. Second, an exclusive offer to mid-coast businesses and Penobscot Bay chamber members, free comprehensive payroll services to any new business client. Terms and conditions apply. For more information, visit us at the Business & Community Expo on April 11, email jeannine@jthicksandcompany.com ,  or call 207-594-1426 x407.

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 .

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.