CHAMBER NEWS | January 31, 2020
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...
Business Expo Registration Goes Live February 5
The ever popular Business & Community Expo
is scheduled for April 1, 2020 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!

Booth registration will open to Chamber members on Wednesday, February 5, at 9:00 am via

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 . A separate reminder email will be sent to all Chamber members on Monday, February 3.

What's new for 2020?
For our 27th Annual Expo, we are introducing a slightly revised floor layout, showcasing seven sponsors. Interested in sponsorship? Contact Diane Norton at 207-691-0131 or .
Business Breakfast:
Maine Economic Development Strategy
Wed., February 26 @ Samoset Resort
Please join us for a morning with Heather Johnson, Commissioner of the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development. 

Commissioner Johnson will speak on the newly released
"Maine Economic Development Strategy 2020-2029"

7:00 AM - Coffee & Networking
7:30 AM - Breakfast service begins
8:00 - 9:00 AM - Presentation/Q&A

Thank you to our Gold Sponsor:

Thank you to our Silver Sponsors: Eaton Peabody - LCI - VillageSoup

This event is open to the public. Pre-registration and pre-payment is required for this event. Admission, which includes breakfast, is $25 for Chamber members, and $30 for non-members. After Friday, February 21, admission increases to $30 for Chamber members and $35 for non-members. Click here for full event details and to register now.
Eaton Peabody Legal Series:
The Effects of Marijuana Legalization
on the Workplace in 2020
Wednesday, March 11 @ Maine Lighthouse Museum

Eaton Peabody attorneys Gretchen Jones and Sarah Newell will discuss issues for consideration by Maine businesses as a result of the illegality of marijuana and marijuana businesses under federal law. They will share with you the current status of the law and guidance intended to assist professionals, businesses, and insurers in assessing and addressing the risks presented by marijuana legalization in Maine. 

8:00 - 8:30 AM - Continental Breakfast & Networking
8:30 - 10:00 AM - Presentation/Q&A

This event is open to the public. Pre-registration and pre-payment is required. Admission, which includes continental breakfast, is $10 for Chamber members, and $20 for non-members. Registration deadline is Monday, March 9, at 12 pm. Click  here  to register now.
Garry Schwall is new Chair of Chamber Board of Directors
Garry Schwall, of Lincolnville, was elected as chair of the Board of Directors of the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce at the board’s annual business meeting on January 23, 2020. More...
Share your Bicentennial events with the Chamber
Is your business or organization planning events to celebrate Maine's Bicentennial this year? If so, the Chamber would like to know about them! Members, please add your events to our calendar, and also let Elizabeth Burrell know via email: We are developing a Bicentennial page on our website and would be happy to include our members' events there.
Historic Downtown Camden Walking Map - 2020 ad sales commencing soon!
The Chamber will once again be printing the Historic Downtown Camden Walking Map, updated for 2020 with listings of current businesses located downtown.

Advertising opportunities will be available to Chamber members soon. To find out more, contact Diane Norton at 207-691-0131 or email
Advertise on the Chamber's website!
Advertising on offers your business the opportunity to reach local residents and businesses, as well as the lucrative tourist market. With affordable rates and high traffic, this is a great advertising opportunity. And, we'll even design your ad for free! Click here for more details and to get started. 
Member News...
Submit your news releases to Amy Rollins for inclusion in our Friday Report: Member News edition, published every other week. Member news releases are always available for viewing on the Chamber website. Click here to read the latest.