June 8, 2018
Thanks to our Premium Members:
Business After Hours Schedule

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
now open 7 days a week: 
Mon - Fri, 9 am - 5 pm
Sat - Sun, 10 am - 4 pm
Chamber News and Happenings...
Our Visitor Centers now operating on summer hours! 
The Chamber offices in Camden and Rockland are now open
7 days a week, through the end of October:
Monday-Friday, 9am to 5pm
Saturday-Sunday and holidays, 10am to 4pm
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Chamber Vital Statistics
Through the first five months of the year,
the Chamber has recorded the following data:
1,969 visitors welcomed in our Camden and Rockland Visitor Centers
3,347 unique views of the 2018 Jewel Flipbook
(online version of Discover the Jewel of the Maine Coast magazine)
167,804 unique visitors to our website, www.CamdenRockland.com
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Chamber Members: Have you updated your business profile on our website lately? Have you brought us your latest brochures/rack cards? Don't let these great marketing opportunities pass you buy. Call or stop by the Chamber if you need assistance. We're happy to help!
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.
Next Business After Hours is June 13
Socialize with fellow Chamber members on
Wednesday, June 13, from 5 to 7 pm, at
Coastal Children's Museum and Sail, Power & Steam Museum , 75 Mechanic Street, Rockland. Eat, drink, and be merry as you explore these local treasures at Sharp's Point South.
Advertise on the Chamber website for
as little as $40 per month!
Chamber members: Put your advertising message in front of thousands of viewers each week. Our new web advertising options let you buy online, customize your campaign, and upload your ad. Or, we’ll design and build your ad for free! Click here for more information.
Member News....

Homecoming opens June 8 at Camden Falls Gallery
Camden Falls Gallery is honored to open its 2018 season with  Homecoming , opening Friday, June 8 from 5-7 PM with an artist’s reception.  More...

June Book Sales at Camden Public Library
The Camden Public Library is offering a Book Sale in the new Book Shed on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, June 8, 9, & 10 from 9:00 to 5:00 Friday and Saturday, and 9-4 on Sunday.  More...

Get-Out-the-Vote Dance Party is June 9
Midcoast-based R&B/soul/funk band The Right Track is headlining a pre-election party at the Camden Snow Bowl Lodge Saturday, June 9, from 6 pm to 9 pm. Admission is free and open to the public. More...

Happy 90th Birthday, Camden Public Library building!
Monday, June 11, will mark ninety years to the day that the Camden Public Library first opened its doors on Main Street, in 1928. More...

Summer Meet & Greet at State of Maine Cheese - June 12
Please join the Maine Grocers & Food Producers Association at State of Maine Cheese Company for our Summer Meet & Greet. We'll be chatting Maine food, best practices, making new contacts and snacking on savory samples. More...

Rockland Library Tech Class June 13
Join librarian Jessie Blanchard as she walks you through these new library tools available for free to Rockland patrons.  More...

Web Conferences for Tax Professionals and Industry Stakeholders, June 14
The IRS presents two web conferences on June 14th: Understanding the Basics of Virtual Currency and Understanding the Basics of the Dark Web. More...

Midcoast Recovery Coalition at Camden Public Library with Film "Generation Found"
Join the Midcoast Recovery Coalition for a screening of the documentary Generation Found on Thurs., June 14 at 6:30 pm. More...

Hike-the-Guide: McLellan-Poor Preserve Hike
Join Coastal Mountains Land Trust for our Hike-the-Guide outing at 9:00am on June 16 for a walk on the McLellan-Poor Preserve... More...

Rockland Summer Solstice is June 16
Rockland's Main Street will be closed to vehicular traffic from 4 to 7 pm for the Street Party, and an after-hours 21 and older Dock Party will be held from 6 to 10:30 pm at Journey's End Marina. Both events are free and will feature live music. The celebration goes on rain or shine. More...

Volunteer Orientation at Aldermere Farm
Maine Coast Heritage Trust invites the public to a volunteer orientation Tuesday, June 19, from 5:30 to 6:30 pm at Aldermere Farm at 20 Russell Avenue in Rockport. More...

Discover Maine with a new Downeaster Rail Pass
The Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority (NNEPRA) which manages the Amtrak Downeaster passenger rail service, is introducing a rail pass to make it easier and more economical to discover Maine by train. More...

Tourism Grant Opportunity can help Teens say YES to that First Job!
Maine's workforce challenge is well documented. With an aging population, the fourth-lowest unemployment rate in the U.S. at a Maine-historic 2.7 percent, and almost 28,000, 14- and 15-year-old residents, looking at Maine’s minor population as one part of the solution makes sense for many reasons. 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

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 now. $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.