November 9, 2018
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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...
Celebrating our Year in Review Award Winners
The Chamber Gala was held last Saturday evening at the Samoset Resort. Congratulations to all award recipients, including Reade Brower (pictured), our 2018 Community Person of the Year. For a complete recap of the event, all of our award recipients and the links to each award video,  click here.   To view our Gala photo album on Facebook,  click here .
Introducing our Member-Elected Board Members
Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce members recently elected three new members to its Board of Directors. Congratulations to Celia Knight, Zach Herrick, and Dan Pease!
Join a Committee!
One great way to get involved with the Chamber is by joining a committee. We have openings in these areas:

  • Advocacy
  • Education
  • Events (e.g. Auction,Golf Tournament)
  • Membership
  • Tourism Marketing

Contact our Board President, Sarah McLean at .
Next 12@12 lunch is December 4
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 .
Thanksgiving Dining
in the Camden-Rockland Region
Don’t feel like cooking Thanksgiving Dinner? No problem! There are restaurants in our Region that would LOVE to host you and your family this Thanksgiving. After all, the holidays are a time of celebration, and what better way to celebrate than by having someone else do the cooking? Check out our Blog article for more details.
Stock up on The Jewel for the holidays!
Supplies of the 2018 Jewel are winding down. Be sure to stop by our Visitor Centers in Camden or Rockland to pick up quantities for distribution during the busy holiday season. Call us if you need delivery! Camden: 236-4404; Rockland: 596-0376.
Member News....

Camden Harbour Inn expands dining offerings
On November 1st, Camden Harbour Inn, member of Relais and Chateaux will add an alternative dining option. In addition to the award-winning fine dining restaurant Natalie’s, the inn will also offer bistro style dining for the winter season.  More...

Pancake Breakfast to Support Women’s Recovery House
The First Congregational Church of Camden is hosting the Mid-Coast Recovery Coalition’s (MCRC) pancake breakfast on Saturday, November 10 from 8 to 10 AM.  More...

Help feed the 1-in-5 Maine children who struggle with hunger
Camden/Rockland area businesses are invited to the new El Ancla restaurant in Camden from 6 pm to 9 pm on Monday, November 12 for an Industry-Community Night where guests will be introduced to Full Plates’ innovative FEED KIDS cause marketing program which invites businesses of all types and sizes to help ensure that no child in Maine grows up hungry. More...

Amtrak Downeaster Announces New Schedule
Beginning November 12, 2018, ALL Downeaster trains will serve Freeport and Brunswick on weekdays!  More...

Equal Rights Maine & Midcoast Women at CPL
On Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 7:00 pm at the Camden Public Library, Equal Rights Maine and Midcoast Women present "Legalize Equality" (2018), a 30-minute film based on the documentary "Equal Means Equal". More...

College Completion Day - November 15 at UMA
Learn how you can cash in your previous credits to graduate at the pace that fits your busy schedule. Just stop by UMA Rockland Center to learn more about it.  More...

Alice Limoges at Camden Opera House November 16
Originally from Rockport, Maine, Alice Limoges is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist on the rise. More...

Adonis Puentes brings Latin Jazz to the Strand Nov. 17
Cuban-born singer and composer Adonis Puentes, with the Voice of Cuba Orchestra, will bring hot latin Jazz to at the Strand Theatre stage on Saturday, November 17 at 7:30pm. More...

Megunticook Market Makes Holiday Entertaining Easy
With the holiday season almost upon us, look no further than Megunticook Market to take the holiday headaches away and do the cooking for you!  More...

Camden National Bank Leaders & Luminaries Awards
On Wednesday, October 31st, Camden National Bank recognized six outstanding nonprofit board leaders with 2018 Leaders & Luminaries Awards and $22,000 in grants to their respective organizations. More...

Sign up for a course today at MCST
Need one more topic for your Holiday Letter? Reveal what Fall courses you’re taking at MCST Adult Ed. View or register on our website:  More...

Hutchinson Center offers restorative practices certificate
The University of Maine Hutchinson Center of Belfast will offer a six-session program on restorative practices beginning Nov. 30 and Dec. 1.  More...

Racing Towards Year End: Free webinar from the IRS
Save money and avoid errors! Payroll and tax professionals are invited to attend a FREE webinar on employment tax updates and reminders.  More...

MaineHealth members to unite
Final approval was given on October 24, 2018 to a plan to bring together the members of Maine’s largest healthcare system as a single not-for-profit organization in an effort to put the strength of one of the region’s largest healthcare systems behind efforts to deliver care in each community. More...

United Midcoast Charities Joins Foundation Center’s Global Network
Nonprofit organizations and other grantseekers in Midcoast Maine now have access to a valuable new collection of resources at United Midcoast Charities. More...
Members in the Spotlight....

Allen Insurance and Financial welcomes new employee
Jane Harford has joined Allen Insurance and Financial as a receptionist based in the company's Camden office. More...

Trekkers Expands Staff
Trekkers is pleased to announce that Katlyn Rich and Shale Peters have both joined the Trekkers team as our 2018-2019 AmeriCorps Program Assistants.  More...

Hall Gathers with Colleagues at 100th Annual Meeting of Selected Independent Funeral Homes
Mike Hall was among the many funeral service professionals participating in the 100th Annual Meeting of Selected Independent Funeral Homes at in Salt Lake City, UT, October 10 - 13.  More...

Camden National Bank is a 2018 Greenwich CX Leader in U.S. Retail Banking
Camden National Bank is one of five U.S. banks named a 2018 Greenwich CX Leader, a customer experience designation recently given by Greenwich Associates, leading global provider of market intelligence and advisory services to the financial services industry. 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:

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 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  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