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A Message from Chamber President & CEO
I would like to thank all of our members who are now using ChamberMaster and realizing the amazing tool that is now available to ALL members. It is much more than a payment portal and those members who are using it are realizing immediate value.

Summer is here in full swing which means we are entering the Festival Season!

This weekend in Rockland is the North Atlantic Blues Festival. The Union Fair is next up from July 26 to 30. Once the calendar turns to August, we have two great events in Rockland: the Maine Lobster Festival from August 2 to 6, and the Maine Boat & Home Show in Rockland from August 11 to 13.

A multitude of events can also be found on our Events Calendar, like Camden Garden Club's 75th Annual Tour next Thursday, July 20. Be sure to check them all out!

Shop local and enjoy the festivities...play tourist in your own backyard!

Promote your business this summer via the Sterling Voyager
The Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce and Sterling Elite are pleased to announce the creation of a new mode of transportation this summer. Two Sterling Voyager vehicles will run between Knox County Regional Airport in Owls Head and Lincolnville Beach, mid-July through mid-October.

Advertising Opportunities are still available on a first-come, first-served basis, for up to 14 Chamber members! 100% of advertising revenue will support the Chamber’s economic development and tourism promotion activities. For more information or to reserve your space, contact Diane Norton, Member Marketing & Development Director at [email protected].
The blockbuster movies of summer are here in digital surround sound. Flagship Premium Cinemas Thomaston invites you to experience our new power reclining seats and our comfortable, climate-controlled atmosphere. We pride ourselves on offering quality entertainment and philanthropic efforts for children, families and businesses within the communities we serve. Stop by soon to Flagship, your neighborhood theatre!
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Member News...
Submit your news releases to [email protected].
Free Water Taxi Rides between Lyman-Morse and Camden Public Landing
Lyman-Morse Camden is now offering free water taxi shuttle service between Camden’s Public Landing and the docks at Lyman-Morse, operating Tuesday through Sunday, from 12 noon to 9 pm, on the half hour. Locals and visitors alike are invited to enjoy this service to connect the two sides of Camden’s Inner Harbor. More...

Sail Power and Steam Museum Announces “Museum Mondays” Film and Speaker Series
The Sail Power and Steam Museum of Rockland has announced a Monday evening speaker and movie series it has dubbed “Museum Mondays” Monday evenings at 6:30 in the museum’s Wing on Wing building at 75 Mechanic Street. More...

The Craignair Gallery exhibits the works of Whitney River
The Craignair Gallery invites the public to the Opening Reception of In Stillness by Camden artist Whitney River on Wednesday, July 19, from 4 to 7 PM, with live music by pianist Elijah River. River’s masterful work explores the natural world through seemingly opposite vantage points. More...

‘A Day in the Life,’ one night only in Camden
“A Day in the Life: A Beatles Experience” is back where the multimedia tribute began, on the stage of the Camden Opera House, 29 Elm St. The popular touring celebration of The Beatles is one night only this summer: Saturday, July 22, at 7:30 p.m. Camden native Morgan Cates, who wrote and premiered the show some years ago, describes “A Day in the Life: A Beatles Experience” as taking audiences on a multi–sensory journey back to the turbulent decade of the 1960s. More...

Zoller donates $4,000 from “Life in Color” Exhibit to Pope Memorial Humane Society
Celebrated self-taught artist James Zoller has once again demonstrated his generous spirit by donating the proceeds from his recent exhibit, “Life in Color,” at the Craignair Gallery to Pope Memorial Humane Society. Zoller’s incredible contribution of $4,000 will greatly support the well-being and care of the animals at the shelter. More...
Salt Wharf Rooftop Bar now open for lunch service
Lunch with a view? Yes, please! Salt Wharf Restaurant and Rooftop Bar has opened their rooftop for lunch service. Located on the harbor at the Lyman-Morse marina, Salt Wharf’s rooftop menu features lighter fare and refreshing seasonal cocktails (and mock-tails) along with panoramic views of the harbor, town, and Camden Hills. Open Wednesday – Sunday, from noon to 9:00 pm. More...

Shop for Hope Annual Clothing and Accessory Sale is July 27-29
New Hope Midcoast’s boutique clothing and accessory sale is Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 27, 28 and 29 at the Flanagan Center in Rockland. Shoppers will find bargains for the entire family with prices that reflect New Hope’s desire for everyone to enjoy themselves while contributing to the agency’s full spectrum of services for individuals affected by domestic abuse. More...
Member Events...
Our online calendar is your guide to live & virtual events in the Camden-Rockland Region. Click here to view.

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...
The Discover Maine Rail Pass is Amtrak Downeaster's best choice for a flexible and budget-friendly Maine travel experience. Passengers can enjoy up to 10 one-way trips between any Maine station within a 7 day period for just $19 per person. With stops in Wells, Saco, Old Orchard Beach, Portland, Freeport, and Brunswick, passengers can discover historic cities, beautiful beaches, outlet shopping, world-class dining, theater, entertainment and more... JUST steps from the Downeaster stations.

 It's time to take the train in Maine!
Have an offer to share?
Members are invited to email [email protected] with details of goods, programs, products, or services they would like to offer to their fellow members. Please limit your offer to headline + 75 words and include an end date not to exceed 1 month.
Chamber Board of Directors
Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce board meetings are generally held on the third Thursday of each month. For details, contact [email protected]

Jake MillerChair

David Gogel, Vice Chair

Joan LeMoleSecretary

Steve MatteoTreasurer

Chris Austin

Pamela Barker

Jeffrey Hamilton

Martha Kempe

Diane Lebson

Becky Lowe

Michelle Peacock

Dan Pease

Greg Soutiea

Laura Tracy

Gerald Weinand

Chamber Staff

Eric Belley
President & CEO

Amy Rollins
Member Services Director

Diane Norton
Director of Member Marketing & Development

Chamber Offices

Camden Office
2 Public Landing
Camden, ME 04843 
Information Center open:
Mon-Fri, 9 am - 5 pm
Sat-Sun, 10 am - 4 pm

Rockland Office
25 Park Street
Rockland, ME 04841
Information Center open:
Mon-Fri, 9 am - 5 pm
Sat-Sun, 10 am - 4 pm

Magazines now available for pick-up at the Chamber offices!