March 16, 2018
Thanks to our Premium Members:
Business After Hours Schedule

March 21, 2018
Michael Good Gallery, Rockport

April 11, 2018
Business & Community Expo, Samoset Resort

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 now open 5 days a week: 
Mon - Fri, 9 am - 4 pm
Chamber News and Happenings...
March 21 Business After Hours
Socialize with fellow Chamber members on
Wednesday, March 21, from 5 to 7 pm, 
at Michael Good Gallery, 325 Commercial Street, Rockport. 
Enjoy festive food and drink and some fabulous door prizes!

Celebrating 50 years of Michael Good! Michael began making jewelry when he got his first job working for a jeweler in NYC in 1968. The past 50 years have seen a historic evolution of his technique, his designs, and his pedagogy. Join us for Business After Hours to help us kick off a year of celebrating this major milestone in Michael's work and life.
Chamber 90's Rewind
Saturday, March 24 at 16 Bay View
Spend a night in the 90's dancing to the live music of Living Room Circus , Midcoast Maine's premier 90's alternate rock band!
Enjoy munchies, a cash bar, and a night out with friends
to celebrate the end of winter being in sight! 

Doors open at 7:30pm; band from 8pm to Midnight. 
Cost is $20 per person. 
Click here to purchase through Brown Paper Tickets.
Proceeds benefit the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Thank you to 16 Bay View and Sea Dog Brewing , our event sponsors!
25th Annual Business & Community Expo is April 11
at the Samoset Resort
A great day to connect with more than 100 businesses and non-profit organizations, all under one roof!
Thank you to our Lead Sponsor, Camden National Bank .

Exhibitor Booths are SOLD OUT!
If you missed this opportunity and would like to be added to a waiting list, please contact Amy@CamdenRockland.com .

Trade Show Tips
Click here for a few tips and tricks as you prepare for our Business Expo and other shows, from one of our Expo sponsors, Adventure Advertising .

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

Join us for a fun, early evening of socializing and the opportunity to win some amazing auction items! Auctioneer Bruce Gamage will entertain us and lead us through more than two dozen live items, featuring many unique experiences and items contributed from our members and others in the community. Here's an example: Down East Adventure Lighthouse Long Weekend trip for two, August 2-5, 2018 — value $2990.

$25 per person includes complimentary hors d'oeuvres. Cellardoor wine will be available for purchase. This event is open to the public. Purchase your tickets here. Anyone wishing to contribute an item to the auction, please contact Tom Peaco at 596-0376 or Tom@CamdenRockland.com .
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.
Small businesses invited to take Midcoast Leadership Academy Survey - Please respond by March 31

Is yours a privately-owned business with less than 100 employees? If so, Project Team #1 of Midcoast Leadership Academy 8 is asking for less than 5 minutes of your time to take a simple online survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5MF35SM
The team is conducting research on the growth and/or succession plans of our region’s business owners. Your response to the survey will help civic leaders and policy makers plan for Knox and Waldo County’s future economic development. MLA8 thanks you for your time!
Member News....

Georges River Land Trust’s New SnowDog Clears the Way for Groomed Trails!
In response to our outdoor community’s desire to get out and enjoy trails in all seasons, Georges River Land Trust has partnered with Sidecountry Sports, Bay Chiropractic Center, Chris Rogers and Midcoast Maine NEMBA (New England Mountain Bike Association) to purchase a SnowDog. More...

Bixby & Co. launches Clusters at Hannaford
“Bixby Clusters are next in the evolution of our family mission to create confections that are simply better for all of us,” says Kate McAleer, founder and co-owner of Bixby & Co., “with new flavors inspired by my travels abroad and across the country.” More...

Rob Kelley to Speak on CDC Progress, Plans
The St. George Business Alliance (SGBA) will host Port Clyde resident Robert T. Kelley, Ph.D., as guest speaker for its monthly membership meeting on Tuesday evening, March 20th. The meeting begins at 5:00 p.m. at the St. George Town Office, 3 School Street, Tenants Harbor. The public is invited to attend. More...

Dream Local offers free webinar - March 22
We invite you to join us for a free, live webinar on Thursday, March 22, at noon Eastern, when Dream Local Digital Client Success Officer Shannon Kinney will share insights on where your business can find each generation on social media and how to craft the most effective marketing messages for each. More...

Spring Courses at MCST
Welcome Spring with these MCST Adult Ed courses for this season’s self-improvement. Call 596-7752 opt.3 to enroll, or go online: www.midcoastadulted.com. Register now to assure your spot. More...

CPR/AED & First Aid for Adult & Pediatric at Five Town Adult Ed
Class will be held on two Tuesdays, 3/20 and 3/27, at Camden Hills Regional High School, 6 to 9 p.m. Registration is $75. More...

Food Safety for Midcoast Farmers - March 29
On Thursday, March 29 from 5:30-7pm, join Jason Lilley at Knox-Lincoln Extension office (377 Manktown Rd, Waldoboro) to learn about on-farm hazards that may lead to food-borne illness as well as the practices that all farmers can implement to minimize risks.  More...

Hutchinson Center presents mediation and conflict transformation program
A two-day professional development program, Mediation and the Process of Conflict Transformation, will be offered May 4–5 at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center. More...

Culture Camp Registration Open
Penobscot Language School, Rockland, announces open registration for Culture Camp, a one-week day camp for ages 7-13 operating 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., June 25-29 at the school’s 28 Gay Street location. More...

100+ Women Who Care-Knox County Makes Donation
On February 28th roughly 60 women from across Knox County gathered at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Thomaston to hold their first meeting. The purpose of the group is to bring together local women from all walks of life, with limited time, who are interested in financially contributing to Knox County or the communities of Waldoboro and Lincolnville charities together in order to have a greater impact. More...

5th annual Artists & Makers Conference April 6
For its fifth year, the annual Artists & Makers Conference will feature a new location and expanded offerings tailored to meet the needs of Maine’s artists and makers and offer practical tips and strategies to help start and grow arts-related businesses in Maine. This year’s event will take place on Friday, April 6, 2018, from 8:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Point Lookout in Northport.  More...

Trekkers’ Team Everest Completes Cross-America Disaster Relief Expedition to Texas
Trekkers’ 9th grade Team Everest made a first-time Trekkers 10-day “Cross-America Disaster Relief” expedition to Houston, Texas with a focus on disaster recovery from the impacts of Hurricane Harvey. More...

Rockport Roadside Tree Planting Program
Rockport’s Roadside Tree Planting Program is now accepting applications from individual home owners and businesses in the town of Rockport.  More...

Savage Oakes Vineyard and Winery to host Melissa Etheridge in Concert
As part of the popular summer concert series at Savage Oakes Vineyard and Winery in Union, Melissa Etheridge will appear on Saturday evening, June 16th at 7:30 pm. More..
Members in the Spotlight...

Georges River Land Trust Names Director of Development
The Georges River Land Trust is thrilled to announce the appointment of their new Director of Development, Tobin Malone.  More...

Audrey Klein-Leach Named Client Advisor at Camden National Wealth Management
Camden National Wealth Management continues to grow with the addition of its newest Vice President, Client Advisor, Audrey Klein-Leach.  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

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, visit us at the Business & Community Expo on April 11, email jeannine@jthicksandcompany.com ,  or call 207-594-1426 x407.

Exhibit Season Offer from Adventure Advertising!
Adventure Advertising is offering Chamber members a 15% discount on exhibit materials including banners, tabletop displays, backdrops, and more. With the Business and Community Expo right around the corner, give Adventure a call today at 207 -236-8049 or contact through their website, www.adventure29.com .

Free QuickBooks Online setup during the month of March
During the month of March, Heal Accounting will waive the QuickBooks Online setup fee for new monthly bookkeeping clients. Value of $375. Don’t forget to mention the Friday Report when you call to schedule your free consultation. Heal Accounting Solutions, PC is a locally owned and operated CPA firm, providing bookkeeping and payroll services to small businesses in various industries and tax preparation services to individuals and small businesses. Contact us at  brooke@healaccountingsolutions.com  or 207-354-5190.

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.