May 11, 2018
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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
open 5 days a week: 
Mon - Fri, 9 am - 4 pm

We will be open 7 days a week, starting Memorial Day weekend!
Chamber News and Happenings...
Do You Support A Moratorium On Cruise Tourism In Rockland?

A petition has recently been submitted to the Rockland City Council “to regulate the entry of mega-cruise ships into our city by limiting the size and number of ships and the number of passengers who are permitted to use our public landing.”  While not stated in the petition, most who spoke in support of this petition last Monday also verbally called for a ‘moratorium’ on all but the smallest cruise ship visits to Rockland.

The Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce has long been an advocate for cruise tourism as an enhancement to the overall tourism mix in our region.  Regardless of your opinion, we want you to know that the City Council is currently considering the submitted petition and the request for a moratorium, and we encourage you to share your opinion on the matter.   The next meeting of the Rockland City Council is on Monday, May 14 at 6 pm.   Public comment is welcome at the beginning of the meeting. If you are unable to attend, you can email City Councilors .
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.
Mainebiz event at CMCA on May 24
Mainebiz will host the Camden-Rockland regional business community at Center for Maine Contemporary Art on Thursday, May 24 from 5 to 7 pm during their On the Road with Mainebiz series. FMI, click here . 
Business Owners invited to take Midcoast Leadership Academy Survey on High School Internships
Business Owners: Mary, Al, Michelle and Brynne of MLA 8 request a few minutes of your time to complete a brief survey about creating internships for high school students in the work force to earn credits towards graduation.  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/V7FBRYF

We appreciate your input on this topic!
Prime Commercial Space available in Downtown Rockland
The Chamber is assisting the Maine Lighthouse Museum in seeking potential tenants to occupy currently under-utilized space on the top (street level) floor at One Park Drive in Rockland. The Museum is seeking to add one or more tenants to its space there, without changing the current footprint of the museum in the building. The Chamber has slightly reduced its back office space to reduce costs. Up to 2,500 square feet of space is potentially available to one or more tenants, and zoning there permits a variety of uses including office, retail, and dining options. Those seeking space smaller than this are also encouraged to inquire, as there is the potential for multiple tenants. Inquiries can be directed to Tom Peaco, Chamber Executive Director, at Tom@CamdenRockland.com .
Member News....

Camden is Blooming! May 11-13
It’s finally spring and Camden Is Blooming—just in time for Mother’s Day! Enjoy a fun weekend in downtown Camden with sidewalk sales, schooner rides, and fun for kids. More...

Union Area Wineries celebrate Mother’s Day
Savage Oakes Vineyard and Winery and Sweetgrass Farm Winery & Distillery, both of Union, are celebrating Mother’s Day with Maine wine, spirits, treats, and gifts. More...

PenBay Estate Planning Law Center offers Free Estate Planning Workshops
Learn what it takes to plan and protect your estate. Penbay Estate Planning Center is proud to present their calendar of events for the spring and summer FREE workshops.  More...

Hutchinson Center offers educational leadership graduate course
The University of Maine Hutchinson Center will offer an educational leadership graduate course, Leadership and Decision-making in Schools, beginning May 16. More...

How to Afford a House in Midcoast Maine
Join New Ventures Maine and Melinda Wildes for a free, informative presentation on how low-to-moderate-income Midcoast residents can become homeowners with financing terms that are affordable. The talk will be Thursday, May 17 at 6 pm at the Camden Public Library. More...

Rockland Main Street, Inc. to welcome volunteers
Rockland Main Street, Inc., will host an informal volunteer appreciation and recruitment reception at Time Out Pub on the upper floor on Tuesday, May 22 from 5:15 to 6:45 pm. More...

Flatbread Pizza Benefit for Trekkers, May 22
Round up your friends and family for a fun evening to benefit Trekkers adventure-based, youth-mentoring program at Flatbread Pizza, 339 Commercial St., Rockport, on Tuesday, May 22 from 5 to 9 pm. More...

Latin American Dinner to benefit Rotary's Wheelchair Project - May 24
Penobscot Language School, Rockland, will host a Latin American dinner Thursday, May 24th at 6 p.m. in support of Rotary’s Wheelchair Project.  More...

West Bay Rotary Duck Derby is May 26
On Saturday, May 26 at 11:30 am, 3,500 rubber ducks will take the plunge over the falls in Camden and swim into Camden Harbor.  More...

2018 Paces For PAWS is May 26
P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center will host the Paces for PAWS 5k Run & 1 Mile Family Fun Walk starting at 8:00 AM on Saturday May 26 at the Belfast Rail Trail. More...

"Paddle & New Brew" fundraiser for GRLT May 26
Georges River Land Trust and Lake Saint George Brewing Company will co-host a “Paddle & New Brew” Memorial Day weekend fundraiser for GRLT on Saturday, May 26. The public is invited to attend. More...

Get Found – SEO factors that will help customers find your business - May 30
Dream Local Digital invites you to join them for a free, live webinar on Wednesday, May 30, at noon Eastern, More...
Members in the Spotlight....

Makaila Hickey Joins Trekkers’ Board of Directors
Trekkers is pleased to announce that Makaila Hickey has joined the Board of Directors as their newest student board member. More...

Byrd obtains State of Maine Life and Health Insurance License
Wendy Byrd, group benefits account manager at Allen Insurance and Financial, has obtained her State of Maine Life and Health insurance license so that she can help clients with a variety of insurance products, including health, life, dental and disability insurance. 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.

To see about Mother's Day happenings in our region , click here .

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.