February 15, 2019
Thanks to our Premium Members:
Camden Office:
2 Public Landing
Camden, ME 04843 
207.236.4404

Rockland Office:
1 Park Drive,
Rockland, ME 04841
207.596.0376 

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...
Friday Report to be published weekly with new format
Going forward, the Chamber will be publishing The Friday Report every Friday! In an effort to improve the reader's experience and provide better visibility for member news, we will publish The Friday Report: Member News and The Friday Report: Chamber News on alternating weeks, starting with the next issue.

The first edition of The Friday Report: Member News will be published next Friday, February 22nd. For a refresher on our Item Submission Policy, click here .
Business Expo Booths Going Fast!
One prime Silver Sponsorship booth in downstairs hallway still available!

The 26th Annual Business & Community Expo will take place on April 10, 2019 at the Samoset Resort. Chamber members, this is your opportunity to tell the community what your organization is up to, plus you can network with representatives from more than 100 business and non-profit organizations serving our region—all under one roof!

Booths are filling quickly - don't delay!
You will need your logon credentials to select and pay for your booth.
If you need to be reminded of your User Name and Password, please contact  Amy@CamdenRockland.com .

For more information about our fantastic Silver Sponsorship opportunities, contact Diane Norton at 207-691-0131 or Diane@CamdenRockland.com

Thank you to our Gold Sponsor:
2019 Jewel of the Maine Coast
is now available!
The brand new edition of the Camden-Rockland regional guide, The Jewel of the Maine Coast , is here! Click here for a flipbook view. Stop in during our regular business hours, Monday-Friday, to get supplies for the upcoming season. For delivery, give us a call at 207-596-0376.
Chamber to print Historic Downtown Camden Walking Map

With the support of the Camden Area Business Group and blessings from the map’s historian & writer, Ann Morris, and map artist Deborah Beckwith Winship, the Chamber is thrilled to assume management of this wonderful resource.

Advertising opportunities are available now to Chamber members. To find out more, contact Diane Norton at 207-691-0131 or email Diane@CamdenRockland.com
Chamber to host discussion on Association Health Plans
The Chamber will host a discussion on the topic of Association Health Plans, which allow small businesses to join together for group purchasing of health insurance. Dan Wyman from Allen Insurance & Financial will join us for the discussion to help explain how Association Health Plans work and what it would take to form an association locally. This session will be held on Thursday, February 28 at 8:30am at the Chamber office at 1 Park Drive, Rockland. There is no cost to attend, but please RSVP to Tom Peaco at Tom@CamdenRockland.com if you plan to attend.  
BikeMaine ride will bring 450 riders through our Region in September
Mark your calendar for Sept. 7-14, 2019, when 450 bike riders will travel through the Camden-Rockland Region, including Hope (overnight September 8), Rockport, Waldoboro, and a layover day in Rockland (September 10-11). This is a sold out event. For the riders' full schedule, click here.
Attention Camden Business Owners:
On April 30, 2019, two new Camden ordinances related to businesses go into effect: the Single-Use Carryout Bag ordinance and the Prohibition of Polystyrene Container ordinance. To assist business owners in understanding and preparing for these ordinances, the Camden Conservation Commission and the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce are holding a meeting on Thursday, February 28 at 6:30 pm in the French Conference Room at the Camden Town Offices.

You can read about the ordinances in brief and in full on the Conservation Commission website, www.BYOBcamden.org .
Member News....

Camden Rotary Club Grant Applications Due February 16
Applications are available on the Club’s website, www.camdenrotary.org . There are four categories of grants available. More...

Patrisha McLean Presents Finding Our Voices
The Camden Public Library will present Patrisha McLean's multi-media project on domestic abuse for the month of February in the Picker Room Gallery, as the first stop in a statewide tour. More...

POS Workshop for Retail and Restaurant Businesses
Austin Payment Solutions & Small Business Consulting (APS) and Ballou & Associates will be co-hosting a POS workshop for retail and restaurant businesses on February 26... more...

Workforce Training & Enrichment Classes Starting soon!
Health career training, IT certificate training, Paralegal, and many other workforce development opportunities are available through Five Town Adult & Community Education... more...

Ranky Tanky at the Camden Opera House March 6
Ranky Tanky will bring their unique style of music to the Camden Opera House on March 6 at 7:30 pm. More...

State Farm Agent offers Quotes for Good Program
To help support Maine’s homeless animal population, Rockport Agent January Peavey has partnered with the P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center in the month of February... more...

MCST Adult Ed Courses: Late February, Early March
It’s too early to plant peas. Enroll today in courses at MCST Adult Ed and expand your horizons.  More...

Rockland Spring Hiring Fair: Early Bird Booth Registration by March 1
Rockland Main Street, Inc., in partnership with the Rockland Career Center and the City of Rockland, will present the 3rd Annual Spring Hiring Fair on Wednesday, April 17. Early Bird booth registration pricing of $49 is available until March 1.  More...

Regional Career and College Planning Fair is March 7
Local employers are invited to participate in the annual Regional Career and College Planning Fair, which will be held at Camden Hills Regional High School at 6pm on Thursday, March 7th. More...

Jazz in June calls for volunteers
The first volunteer meeting for Camden's "Jazz In June" will be held in the Tucker Room on the second floor of the Camden Opera House on March 7th, 2019, from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. More...

UMC offers Nonprofit Marketing and Branding 101 & 102
Presenters from United Midcoast Charities’ communication committee will offer an interactive and hands-on series of workshops on March 8 and April 5. More...

Sign Up Your Team for Bowl for Kids’ Sake
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine invites local businesses, organizations and individuals to sign up to Bowl For Kids’ Sake 2019. Local bowling events will be held April 4-11 in Northport and Belfast and April 25-27 in Waldoboro and Rockport. More...

Dream Local Digital Launches Scholarship
National digital marketing agency, Dream Local Digital, is introducing a $1500  marketing and communications scholarship  along with entry into its  internship program  aimed at helping college students who are pursuing a degree in marketing, new media, design, communications, or related field for the Fall 2019 semester. More...

Training Funds Available!
Are you a MAINE BUSINESS located in Waldo, Knox, Lincoln, Sagadahoc, Cumberland or York Counties? More...

Pies on Parade raises $35,000 for AIO Food Pantry
Innkeepers, restaurant owners, volunteers, and businesses who participated in the  15th Annual Pies on Parade Pie Weekend  recently presented a check to the Area Interfaith Outreach (AIO) Food Pantry and Fuel Assistance Program for $35,000... more...
Members in the Spotlight....

Green with Envy selected as a "Top 200 Salon" for 2018
Green with Envy Salon in Camden, Rockland, Belfast, Portland, and Augusta, Maine, owned by Marlene Cohn, recently was named to the SALON TODAY 200 by SALON TODAY, the leading business media for salon and spa owners. More...

Zulieve is Judge Evaluator at National Trial Competition
Skelton Taintor & Abbott attorney Andrew J. Zulieve served as a Judge Evaluator at the 2019 Regional Tournament of the National Trial Competition (NTC) at the Cumberland County Courthouse. More...

Minton joins Camden Dermatology & Mohs Surgery
Kerry Lavigne, M.D. F.A.A.D has announced the addition of Dr. Morris Minton to the team at Camden Dermatology & Mohs Surgery... more...

Jacobson featured on CNN’s Headline News Network
David Jacobson, master glassblower and winner of the 2018 SBA Maine and New England MicroEnterprise of the Year, was featured on CNN’s ‘Start Small, Think Big’ segment on February 13, 2019. 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 headline + 75 words and include an end date not to exceed 3 months.

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 April 30, 2019.

Archaeological Escape to Greece - April 17-29, 2019!
Last Minute Offer: BUY TWO GET 2nd at HALF PRICE for double occupancy accommodation. Join Archaeologist Rolf Winkes on a 2-week journey visiting some of ancient Greece's most significant religious/political sites. Tour concludes with 3 nights on small island of Hydra for a traditional Greek Easter celebration. Itinerary: eurynomejourneys.com . Contact Eurynome Journeys today at 207-236-0110 or email  travel@ejtours.com  for tour details or to reserve your spot. 

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.