CHAMBER NEWS | October 11, 2019
Thanks to our Premium Members:
Camden Office:
2 Public Landing
Camden, ME 04843 

Rockland Office:
1 Park Drive,
Rockland, ME 04841

Our Visitor Centers are
now open 7 days a week: 
Mon. - Fri., 9 am - 5 pm;
Sat. - Sun., 10 am - 4 pm.
Chamber News and Happenings...
Join the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce
for our annual Gala Awards Dinner,
as we celebrate and recognize those who have made
extraordinary contributions to our region in the past year.

Samoset Resort
Thursday, November 14, 2019
5:00 pm

$95 per person;
supporting sponsorships and
full table of ten reservations are also available.

Please book online by November 8.

We have started to announce our Annual Award winners
via the Chamber Facebook page - follow us!

The Gala dinner menu, schedule for the evening,
overnight lodging information,
and event sponsors can be found here.
Thank you to our major sponsors:
Gala Sponsorship Opportunities still available!
We have a limited number of Honoree Sponsorships available.
Includes sponsorship of the Honoree Award Video, 2 Tickets for the Honoree, and either 2 Tickets or 10 Tickets (1 Table) for your business, depending on the level you choose. Contact Diane Norton,
Director of Member Marketing & Development to learn more: or 207-691-0131.
2020 Jewel Ad Sales Still Underway!
Your Display Advertisement in the Jewel  receives attention and traction in three ways:

  1. In the Jewel Magazine (65,000 published)
  2. In the Jewel Flipbook (free, digital version of the Jewel Magazine), viewed in 49 states and 33 foreign countries last year
  3. As part of the Video Display of revolving Jewel ads, located in both Information Centers (new for 2020) 

Member benefit: Only PBRCC Members are eligible to advertise in the Jewel . For advertising info, contact Diane Norton, Director of Member Marketing & Development, at 207-691-0131, or via email at .
Deadline extended for updating your Jewel of the Maine Coast  listing!
Chamber members, please update your listing for the 2020 edition of the Jewel by logging in to your business profile page on the Chamber website. If you need to be reminded of your User Name and/or Password, contact

Members may also add up to 8 individual calendar events in our 2020 print publication. This is also done through your business profile page.

To get started, click here. Deadline extended to October 18, 2019.
Cast Your Vote Now for
´╗┐Chamber Board of Directors
Each year, members of the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce elect three (3) new members to its Board of Directors, each for three-year terms. Twelve candidates are in the running this fall:

Chris Austin
Patrick Chamberlin
Sandy Cox
Jodie Heal
Joan LeMole
Sheila Lowe
Stephen Matteo
Charlie Page
Garry Schwall
Greg Soutiea
Tammy Swasey-Ballou
Tena Wallace

Please vote for  up to 3  candidates by October 18 -  one ballot per member business.  Click here to cast your vote.

Once the Chamber membership has elected 3 candidates to the Board,
the Board of Directors will vote to fill 3 Board-appointed seats.
Our new board members will be announced at our  Annual Gala  
on November 14 at the Samoset.
12@12 is Nov. 5, 11:30 am - 1 pm
Would you like to participate in a FREE lunch with 12 Chamber members and our Executive Director and Board Chair? 12@12 is a great opportunity to network and discuss the current business climate in a small setting. Pen Bay Medical Center is our host. To attend our November event - or any of our upcoming lunch dates - click here.
2019 Jewel Round-Up
Seasonal business owners, do you have any un-opened packages of the Jewel tucked away? We would love to get them back before you close up shop for the winter. Our supplies are getting low, and we can re-circulate them for you. Please drop them off at our visitor centers in Camden or Rockland during regular business hours. Thank you!
Do You Know About Our
Big Scissors?
If you're planning a Grand Opening, a Re-Opening, or some other special event that merits a ribbon cutting ceremony, please keep the Chamber's very photogenic (and sharp!) big scissors in mind. We'll even bring the ribbon!
Give us a call at 207-596-0376 to inquire about this special service.
Would your business like to host a
2020 Business After Hours?
Our 2019 Business After Hours calendar is full, but there are still several months available in 2020 for your business or organization to host our most popular monthly networking and promotional vehicle. Contact today to review available dates and sponsorship details.
Member News...
Submit your news releases to Amy Rollins for inclusion in our Friday Report: Member News edition, published every other week. Member news releases are always available for viewing on the Chamber website. Click here to read the latest.