April 27, 2018
Thanks to our Premium Members:
Business After Hours Schedule

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...
Chamber Auction is Saturday night!
Saturday, April 28, 5PM-7:30PM @ Cellardoor Winery, Lincolnville

Come bid on an amazing assortment of live auction items, featuring unique travel adventures, sporting experiences, artwork, music, custom services, local explorations both entertaining and educational, and more!

$25 per person includes complimentary hors d'oeuvres. Cellardoor wine will be available for purchase. This event is open to the public. To preview the items up for bid and to purchase your tickets in advance, click here . Tickets will also be available a t the door.

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.
May 12@12 is last opportunity for FREE Lunch until Fall

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 May 1 or a date later in the year that works best for you. For more details and to sign up,  click here.
Next Business After Hours is May 9
Socialize with fellow Chamber members on
Wednesday, May 9, from 5 to 7 pm, at
Coastal Mountains Land Trust , 101 Mt. Battie Street, Camden. Enjoy festive food and drink and some fabulous door prizes! This event is co-sponsored by Coastal Mountains Land Trust and ReVision Energy .
Chamber Visitor Center Event Bulletin Board Policies
Due to the popularity of our Camden and Rockland Visitor Center bulletin boards, we have recently implemented updated posting policies:

  1. Posters can only be received from Chamber members.
  2. We will accept and display one poster per business at a time.
  3. We only hang posters for events happening in the next 30 days.
  4. Our bulletin boards promote “one-off” events only and are not to be used for the ongoing promotion of a business or organization.

Thank you for your understanding and your participation!
Member News....

“Welcome Aboard” Business Expo/Job Fair in St. George
On Saturday, April 28, the St. George Business Alliance (SGBA) presents its third annual “Welcome Aboard” Business Expo and Job Fair from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the St. George School, Tenants Harbor.  More...

FREE Lyme Conference is April 28
Midcoast Lyme Disease Support & Education (MLDSE) will be hosting their 4th Annual Midcoast Lyme Disease Support conference on Saturday, April 28 at the Augusta Civic Center from 8 am to 5 pm.  More...

IRS offers National Small Business Week Webcasts
In honor of National Small Business Week, the IRS is presenting a series of free webcasts each day, from April 30 through May 4. More...

Camden Public Library offers Lawyers in Libraries
Lawyers across the state will spend time in local libraries on Law Week to provide resources and assistance to people in need, talk about statewide legal issues and meet with library patrons. More...

Green With Envy raises funds for Earth Month
During the entire month of April, all Green With Envy salons will be raising funds for Earth Month, to support the Natural Resource Council of Maine.  More...

Your Business in the Future
 A workshop at the Penobscot Bay Chamber will help you learn whether employee-owned cooperative might be right for you and your business, either soon or sometime in the future.  More...

Aldermere Farm unveils new calves May 5
Saturday, May 5 Aldermere Farm will open its doors and barnyard to the public during Calf Unveiling Day to introduce the newest members of Aldermere’s Belted Galloway herd.  More...

Lasansky Dance Studio at Camden Opera House - May 5
The Lasansky Studio of Dance together with the Dance Theater Ensemble will finish its season and celebrate its 37th Anniversary with a free, one hour performance open to the community... More...

Online Certification Training at MCST Adult Ed
Expand Your Career Opportunities! Look at these MCST Adult Ed offerings for online certification training.  More...

Let’s Talk Alpaca!
Hosted by Northern Solstice Alpaca Farm on Saturday, May 5th, 10AM to 3PM Rain or Shine. FREE Admission! More...

Class for Advanced Spanish Speakers
Penobscot Language School in Rockland will offer Color and Its Origins, a three-week class for the advanced Spanish speaker from 5-7 p.m. on three consecutive Wednesdays beginning May 9. More...

Bartlett Woods Co-Sponsors Cyber Seniors at The Strand
Bartlett Woods’ continues its sponsorship of free documentary films on Saturday, May 12th, 2PM at The Strand Theatre... More...

Free college summer courses for high school students
Through a partnership between the Maine Dept. of Education and the University of Maine System, tuition will be waived for all qualified high school students to cover full tuition for up to 12 college credits per year. More...

March of Dimes walk is May 20 in Rockland
Chamber Members – Please join us in creating a team for the Midcoast March for Babies on May 20!  More...

Machias Savings Bank donates $10,000 for new scoreboards at Oceanside High School
A tremendous effort by the Oceanside Improvement Fund and numerous community businesses and individuals resulted in the installation of brand new baseball and softball fields at Oceanside High School in Rockland.  More...
Members in the Spotlight....

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

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.

Prime Camden Retail Space Available!
Prime downtown storefront retail space for rent. 20 Main Street in Camden, just steps from Harbor. 1,120 sq. ft. Heat, water/sewer included. Available as of April 1st. $3,300/month. Contact Etienne Perret at 207-632-4057 or etienneperret@gmail.com.

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, email jeannine@jthicksandcompany.com ,  or call 207-594-1426 x 407.

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.