October 26, 2018
Thanks to our Premium Members:
Business After Hours Schedule

November 7, 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
open 5 days a week: 
Monday - Friday,
10 am - 4 pm in Camden
9 am - 4 pm in Rockland

Chamber News and Happenings...
Last chance for Gala Reservations - 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 networking, 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:
Reach 100,000+ potential customers and visitors in the 2019  Jewel of the Maine Coast !
Advertising and listing deadline is today!

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 Jewel@CamdenRockland.com

Chamber members, please update your listing for the 2019 edition of the Jewel  by logging in to your business profile page on the Chamber website. If you do not know your User Name and/or Password, please contact  Amy@CamdenRockland.com .
Members may also add  up to eight  individual calendar events in our 2019 print publication. This is also done through your business profile page.
To get started, click  here .

Deadline for listings and advertising is today - October 26, 2018.
Next 12@12 lunch is November 6
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  Diane@CamdenRockland.com
Chamber Board Urges “No” Vote on Question 1
The Board of Directors of the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce voted recently to publicly encourage a “No” vote on referendum Question 1 that will appear on ballots statewide on November 6. Read the entire stance here.
Join us on
Wednesday, November 7
at Bixby & Co.

Network with fellow Chamber members - and get your chocolate fix! - at Bixby & Co. in Rockland. This event is co-sponsored by U.S. Cellular
Please note: we have moved the date forward by one week to accommodate a busy calendar. 

Bixby & Co. is located at One Sea Street Place, Rockland.
We do hope you will join us!
Thank you to Cruise Ship Greeters!
Now that the cruise ship season is complete, the Chamber would like to extend a sincere thank you to all who volunteered this season. Many individuals and business employees provided more than 350 volunteer hours toward this effort. We simply could not provide the warm welcome into port without your help! Thank you, all!
Member News....

The unpredictable Nellie McKay at the Strand tonight!
Singer-songwriter and actress Nellie McKay's music is distinctive and unorthodox. Though influenced by vocal jazz, cabaret, and torch singing, her lyrics are cutting and edgy as often as romantic.  More...

David Dodson Concert is October 27
David Dodson’s 30th fall concert will be held this year at the Camden Opera House on Saturday, October 27th, at 7:30 PM. More...

Trekkers Youth Development Training Program
Trekkers Training Institute is offering a 3-day intensive training Intro-duction to Trekkers’ Programming Principles, for youth development practitioners and professionals who work with youth, Oct.29-31. More...

Midcoast Recovery Coalition Screens "Recovery Boys"
Addiction and Recovery in Your Backyard – Camden Public Library – Thursday, November 1, 6 PM – A Film and Discussion. More...

Library Book Sales Offer Bargains and Gift Ideas
There will be a wide selection of nicely-priced items at the Thanksgiving Sale of “Books Suitable for Gift Giving” in the Camden Public Library’s Rotunda from November 1 thru November 17.  More...

Hutchinson Center offers public speaking program
A professional development program, Public Speaking for Business and More, will be offered Nov. 2, 8 a.m.–3:30 p.m. at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center. More...

Homeless Coalition holds Sleep-out Challenge Fundraiser
The Knox County Homeless Coalition will host its inaugural One Night Without a Home from 6:00 p.m. November 9, 2018 to 6:00 a.m. November 10, 2018. More...

A Glance Into China Through Poetry
Ellen Goldsmith will facilitate an afternoon of poetry at the Cushing Public Library on Sun., Nov. 11 at 2 pm. This event is free is open to all. More...

Free Webinar: New Website for the New Year
Have you taken a close look at your business’ website lately? Does it encourage visitors to become customers? Is a website redesign on your to-do list for 2019? More...

Still time for a MCST Fall Course!
Looking for a conversation starter at Thanksgiving? Reveal what Fall courses you’re taking at MCST Adult Ed. More...

IRS shares tax reform changes affecting small businesses
With just a few months left in tax year 2018, the Internal Revenue Service today urges small business owners to learn about how the new tax law changes may affect them. More...

Midcoast FCU seeks Supervisory Committee Volunteers
Midcoast FCU is seeking volunteers to serve on our Supervisory Committee. The Supervisory Committee is appointed by the Board of Directors to three year terms and is primarily responsible for oversight of the Credit Union’s internal controls and audit functions. More...

CNB Donates $2,500 to Midcoast Homeless Shelters
Camden National Bank recently donated a total of $2,500 to Hospitality House and New Hope for Women in conjunction with its Midcoast Customer Appreciation Week. More...

Top Gun Entrepreneurship Accelerator begins in February
Top Gun Entrepreneurship Accelerator   is a four-month experience for early stage startups and small businesses that runs from February until June. It delivers the education and support that Maine’s most promising entrepreneurs need.  More...
Members in the Spotlight....

Eaton Peabody Attorneys ‘Top Rated’ by Super Lawyers
Nine attorneys from Eaton Peabody, a Maine law firm serving New England and Atlantic Canada, were ‘top rated’ by Super Lawyers New England Magazine.  More...

UMC Staff Earns Volunteer Management Certificate
Kelly Carey, administrative coordinator at United Midcoast Charities, recently earned the novice Certificate in Volunteer Management from the Maine Commission for Community Service. More...

CNB welcomes Heather Durrell Robinson
Heather Durrell Robinson recently joined Camden National Bank as Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer. 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! 

Bring your holiday gathering to El Ancla and Flatbread!
Looking for the perfect site for your office party or family get-together this holiday season? El Ancla, traditional wood-fired Mexican cuisine, at the Camden Public Landing, and Flatbread, wood-fired pizza, in Rockport, both offer delicious food in warm atmospheres. Reserve El Ancla for your party up to 60 people; Flatbread offers a private dining area for up to 35, plus a larger dining room. We'll take care of the food so that you can focus on the fun! Call El Ancla: 207-536-8482 ; Flatbead: 207-706-4146.

Double your Facebook ad presence for half the cost!
Dream Local Digital can help you end the year strong by extending your online advertising even further. Now until the end of 2018, if you sign a new social media management contract, we will double the monthly Facebook ad spend included with your marketing package through year-end. No long-term contract required. Offer applies to new clients only and only to Facebook ads included in the package. Take advantage of this offer today. Offer URL:  http://bit.ly/2P8Rs8B

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  Laura@healaccounting.com. Offer expires December 31, 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  packardpartnersabg@gmail.com  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 npays@comcast.net