February 1, 2019
Thanks to our Premium Members:
Camden Office:
2 Public Landing
Camden, ME 04843 

Rockland Office:
1 Park Drive,
Rockland, ME 04841

Our Visitor Centers are
open 5 days a week: 
Monday - Friday,
10 am - 4 pm in Camden
9 am - 4 pm in Rockland

Chamber News and Happenings...
Please Note: Chamber mailing address has changed
Effective January 1, 2019, the Chamber is now receiving mail at our offices, rather than through Post Office boxes. Our primary address for business correspondence is 1 Park Drive, Rockland, ME 04841. Our mailing address in Camden is 2 Public Landing, Camden, ME 04843.
Business Expo Registration is Live
One prime Silver Sponsorship booth in downstairs hallway still available!

The 26th Annual Business & Community Expo will take place on April 10, 2019 at the Samoset Resort. Chamber members, this is 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!

Booths are filling quickly - don't delay!
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 .

For more information about our fantastic Silver Sponsorship opportunities, contact Diane Norton at 207-691-0131 or Diane@CamdenRockland.com

Next 12@12 lunch is February 5
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 event or another upcoming 12@12,  click here .

Join us on February 13
at Down East Magazine

Come socialize with fellow Chamber members on
Wednesday, February 13, from 5 to 7 pm, at Down East Magazine,
680 Commercial Street, Rockport.
We'll also be officially launching our 2019 Jewel of the Maine Coast magazine. You won't want to miss this one.
Hope to see you there!

A multimedia company whose flagship publication,  Down East: The Magazine of Maine , is the largest paid-circulation magazine dedicated to the Pine Tree State.  Down East  also publishes  Maine Homes , and  Shooting Sportsman . Down East offers custom publishing services and produces websites, mobile apps, and video programming. Shop our collection of Maine-made products online and in store. 
Attention Camden Business Owners:
On April 30, 2019, two new Camden ordinances related to businesses go into effect: the Single-Use Carryout Bag ordinance and the Prohibition of Polystyrene Container ordinance. To assist business owners in understanding and preparing for these ordinances, the Camden Conservation Commission and the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce are holding a meeting on Thursday, February 28 at 6:30 pm in the French Conference Room at the Camden Town Offices.

You can read about the ordinances in brief and in full on the Conservation Commission website, www.BYOBcamden.org .
Member News....

Camden Opera House events Feb 6 & 7
First up is a family –friendly show for kids of all ages, closely followed by their much anticipated Thursday night rock concert! More...

Workforce Training & Enrichment Classes starting soon!
Health career training, IT certificate training, Paralegal, and many other workforce development opportunities are available through Five Town Adult & Community Education... more...

United Midcoast Charities Announces Educational Series
Midcoast nonprofit representatives are invited to register for UMC’s inaugural workshop in the series, Gift Acceptance, Investment & Spending Policies. More...

2019 Chili Challenge presented by West Bay Rotary
The Chili Challenge will take place at 16 Bay View Hotel Banquet Room, 16 Bay View Street, Camden, on February 9th... more...

Odeon Orchestra performs work by Chinese Composer
Bay Chamber Concerts, in partnership with the Camden Conference, is hosting a concert by the Odeon Chamber Orchestra at Union Hall in Rockport on February 12 at 6:30 pm. More...

A Valentine’s Gift of Bixby Chocolates
This Valentine’s Day, Bixby offers lovers fresh strawberries hand-dipped in luscious dark chocolate. More...

Give Yourself An Energy Boost with MCST Adult Ed!
We have more energy with these longer days! Enroll today in courses at MCST Adult Ed. More...

Hutchinson Center & Lobster Institute show Lobster War
The documentary film, Lobster War, will be presented on Feb. 27 at 6 p.m. More...

MaineCF Grants Available for Knox County Nonprofits
Nonprofit and public organizations seeking funding for projects that strengthen communities are encouraged to apply to Maine Community Foundation’s Community Building Grant Program. More...

Is Your Business Looking for Summer Interns?
Look no further! The Worthington Scholarship Foundation has a new intern program... more...

Knox County Homeless Coalition Receives Grant
Local manager of Bangor Savings Bank, Corey Belcher and Foundation Representative, Danielle Ahern recently presented Knox County Homeless Coalition with a grant... more...

Midcoast program helps Maine's aspiring aquaculturists
The Island Institute is now accepting applications for its 2019 Aquaculture Business Development (ABD) program. More...

Young Musicians for Summer Chamber Music Workshop
Bay Chamber Concerts and Music School is accepting applications for the Envision Chamber Music Workshop, a week-long music camp for young musicians ages 8-18. More...

GRLT provides Internship for Trekkers’ LEAP Program
Amanda Chen, a Trekkers 12th grade student on Team Allagash, served as an intern with Georges River Land Trust (GRLT).  More...
Members in the Spotlight....

Dream Local Digital Hires Ron Belyea
As Dream Local Digital continues its North American expansion, they have created a leadership position for a Chief Revenue Officer and hired Ron Belyea... more...
Member Events...
Our online calendar is chock full of great events happening in the Camden/Rockland Region all year long, and it's updated every day! 
Click here  to view our complete Events Calendar.
Click here to view This Week's Events (Monday-Sunday)

Have an event to share? Members are invited to share events on the Chamber Calendar. 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! 

Professional Office Space Downtown Rockland
Office suite of three rooms with private bathroom, 900 sq. ft. newly renovated. Rent includes heat, electric, and water. 340 Main Street downtown Rockland arts district. Second floor, quiet space. $1,500 per month. Contact 603-539-4964 FMI.

Rental Cars at special prices to Chamber members
Packard Partners, Inc. would like to offer special pricing on Avis and Budget brand rental cars for Chamber members. Just provide your company name when booking a reservation and they will apply the special pricing. This applies to reservations made anywhere! Call 594-0822 for Budget, 594-2691 for Avis, between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm seven days a week. Or email  packardpartnersabg@gmail.com  anytime.