September 28, 2018
Thanks to our Premium Members:
Business After Hours Schedule

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 

Rockland Office:
1 Park Drive, PO Box 508, Rockland, ME 04841

Our Visitor Centers are
now open 7 days a week: 
Mon - Fri, 9 am - 5 pm
Sat - Sun, 10 am - 4 pm
Chamber News and Happenings...
Cast Your Vote Now for Chamber Board of Directors
Each year, members of the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce elect three (3) new members to its Board of Directors, each for three-year terms. Ten candidates are in the running this fall:

  • Chris Austin
  • Jeff Hamilton
  • Zachary Herrick
  • Celia Knight
  • Dan Pease
  • January Peavey
  • Tammy Swasey-Ballou
  • John Viehman
  • Tena Wallace
  • Lisa Weiss

Please vote for  up to three  candidates by October 12, 2018 -  only one vote per member business, please.  Click here to cast your vote.

Once the Chamber membership has elected three candidates to the Board, the Board of Directors will vote to fill three Board-appointed seats. Our new board members will be announced at our  Annual Meeting & Gala  on November 3 at the Samoset Resort.
Next 12@12 lunch is on Tuesday
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 an upcoming 12@12,  click here .

You might also be interested in sponsoring this event.  If so, contact Diane Norton at 207-691-0131 or
Year in Review Award Winners announced!
The Chamber is pleased to congratulate the following individuals,
businesses and organizations that were nominated and selected as our
2018 Year In Review Award Winners:

Beacon Award
Pies on Parade

Community Service Award
Robin McIntosh

Environmental Leader Award
Alison McKellar

Heritage Preservation Award  -
Schooner Boyd N. Sheppard
Schooner Ladona

Innovation in Business Award
Bixby & Co.

New Building Award
Lincolnville General Store

Public Improvement Award
Doris & Dennis Norton/Save Oceanside Fields

Small Business of the Year Award
Laugh Loud, Smile Big

Community Person of the Year Award
To be announced at the Gala!
Gala Reservations are now open - reserve online today!
The Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce Annual Year in Review Gala will be held on Sat., November 3 , at the Samoset Resort. A festive and fun evening of socializing, dinner, and recognition is planned. After dinner and awards, please stay for Gala After Hours,
featuring live music and dancing with popular local band, 
The Right Track , from 9 pm to midnight.

Thank you to our Lead Sponsor:
Is Your Business Celebrating a Milestone Anniversary?
The Chamber would like to recognize you at the Gala on November 3rd! Any business or organization that is celebrating 25, 50, 75, 100, 125, or 150 years in business this calendar year is encouraged to contact Tom Peaco at 596-0376 or by October 5th.
Reach 100,000+ potential customers and visitors in the 2019  Jewel of the Maine Coast !
Your Display Advertisement in the  Jewel  receives attention and traction in two ways—in the Jewel magazine and via the free, interactive digital Jewel Flipbook—which was viewed in 48 states and 23 foreign countries last year. For advertising info, contact Diane Norton, Director of Member Marketing & Development, at 207-691-0131, or via email at
Join us October 10 at
Megunticook Campground

Join us on Wednesday, October 10th, at Megunticook Campground By the Sea in Rockport. Socialize with fellow Chamber members while you enjoy fabulous food and drink and warm up by the fire pit. Wear your walking shoes so you can explore this coastal gem of a campground.

Megunticook Campground By the Sea is located at 620 Commercial Street (Route One) in Rockport. See you there!
Tourism Strategic Planning Input Session, October 22
MidCoast Region Tourism Leaders are invited to attend the Maine Office of Tourism's  Strategic Planning Input Session  that will take place on Monday, October 22 from 9 am to 12 pm at Rockland City Hall . Please RSVP through this link . Registration deadline is October 5.
Member News....

Finch Gallery Hosts Season Closing Celebration
The Finch Gallery will complete its 2018 season with a closing celebration Friday, September 28 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. More...

Harvest Party at Megunticook Campground - Sept 29
Is there any better way to enjoy Autumn Leaves, Crisp Air & Sweater Weather than a HARVEST PARTY!?? Join us this Saturday, September 29 from 3 to 9pm. We are having a Harvest Party at Megunticook Campground by the Sea, complete with Games ~ Pig Roast ~ Live Band! Attendance is free for the festivities. More...

Harbor Arts and Books is Sept 29 & 30
The Camden Public Library will host more than 60 artists in its annual fall Harbor Arts & Books Fair on September 29 and 30, 2018.  More...

Pickles, Preserves and Pies Festival is October 6
Sponsored by the Lincolnville Business Group as a scholarship fundraiser each year, Pickles Preserves and Pies is filled with fun and local food.  More...

AIDA opens Met Opera Live-in-HD on October 6
The 2018 - 2019 Metropolitan Opera’s Live-in-HD season of broadcasts from Lincoln Center to the Strand Theatre will open on October 6 at 1:00pm with a simulcast of Verdi’s Aida.  More...

Fall Courses Continuing at MCST
The sun sets early now, but your day isn’t over. Fall courses at MCST Adult Ed are available for viewing or registering on our website: Review details in our current catalog! More...

MaineMadeMusic Presents: Chris Ross and The North
On Saturday, October 13th at 7:30 pm, the Camden Opera House presents the second installment of our new MaineMadeMusic series, Chris Ross and The North, with opener Travis James Humphrey. More...

Camden Rotary Club grants presentation
Camden Rotary Club President Leni Gronros and Charitable Grants Chair Richard Householder presented $1,000 grants to representatives of five local nonprofit organizations during a recent club meeting.  More...

GRLT receives wheelchair for the Langlais Preserve
The ADA Pathway at the Langlais Sculpture Preserve in Cushing is newly augmented by the long-term loan of a wheelchair by Carol Rohl. More...

Trekkers Auction, November 3rd
Trekkers’ 8th Annual Auction will take place on Saturday, November 3 at the Owls Head Transportation Museum.  More...

New Maine Employer Hiring Guide
Maine’s Public Universities published a  Maine Employer Hiring Guide  as part of its ongoing response to the state’s workforce crisis. The guide includes referrals and resources that Maine employers can use to connect with professionally prepared, job-seeking students or candidates for internships. More...

CNB Employees Donate to Good Shepherd Food Bank
This month, Camden National Bank employees presented a special $2,500 donation to Good Shepherd Food Bank at a public event hosted by the Camden Public Library. More...

United Midcoast Charities Awards $500K in Grants
United Midcoast Charities (UMC) has awarded $500,000 of grants this year to more than 40 nonprofit organizations in Knox and Waldo counties. More...

Island Institute releases 2018 "Waypoints: Livelihoods"
The Island Institute has published Waypoints: Livelihoods on Maine’s Coast and Islands featuring a first-time look at a range of coastal community employment indicators.  More...
Members in the Spotlight....

Camden National Bank Employees Receive Annual Recognition Awards
On Monday, September 17th, Camden National Bank held its annual Employee Appreciation Event at the Augusta Civic Center. Over 500 employees traveled from as far north as Calais, Maine and as far south as Braintree, Massachusetts to attend.  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.

Free Consultation from Heal Accounting
Heal Accounting is happy to offer a free, one-time initial consultation to those who may have questions, or are interested in becoming a client. We understand that the relationship you have with your accountant is a very important one. We feel this gives potential clients a good opportunity to ask us questions and determine if we are a good fit for you. To schedule a free consultation, call us at (207) 354-5190 or email This offer expires October 5, 2018.

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  anytime.

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