September 14, 2018
Thanks to our Premium Members:
Business After Hours Schedule

October 10, 2018
Megunticook Campground by the Sea, Rockport

November 14, 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
now open 7 days a week: 
Mon - Fri, 9 am - 5 pm
Sat - Sun, 10 am - 4 pm
Chamber News and Happenings...
Gala Reservations are now open - reserve online today!
The Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce Annual Year in Review Gala will be held on Saturday, November 3 , at the Samoset Resort. A festive and fun evening of socializing, dinner, and dancing is planned, as we come together to celebrate and recognize those who have made extraordinary contributions to our community.

Thank you to our Lead Sponsor:
Time to update your Jewel of the Maine Coast  listing!
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 .

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 is October 26, 2018.
Reach 100,000+ potential customers and visitors in the 2019  Jewel of the Maine Coast !
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
Chamber Vital Statistics for August 2018
For the month of August, the Chamber has recorded the following data:

4,146 visitors  welcomed in our Camden and Rockland Visitor Centers
10,954 unique page views  of the 2018  Jewel  Flipbook
(online version of  Discover the Jewel of the Maine Coast  magazine)
37,740 unique visitors  to our website,
Tourism Strategic Planning Input Session, October 22
MidCoast Region Tourism Leaders are invited to attend the Maine Office of Tourism's  Strategic Planning Input Session  that will take place on Monday, October 22 from 9 am to 12 pm at Rockland City Hall . Please RSVP through this link .
Candidates invited to fall Chamber events
If you hadn’t noticed, election season is ramping up! While the Chamber does not endorse candidates, we are very interested in educating our members and our communities regarding their choices in upcoming elections. Read the full article here .
Co-Op Advertising now open for 2019 Maine Invites You
Maine Invites You  is the official fulfillment piece for the Maine Office of Tourism (MOT) and is published by Maine Tourism Association. Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce members may advertise in the "Maine's Midcoast" section at cooperative rates. Space reservations are due in October. For more details, click here or contact Tricia Cooke at or 207-623-5644.
Member News....

CIFF is this week in Camden, September 13-16
Camden International Film Festival (CIFF) has announced the slate of feature and short films for its 14th edition, taking place September 13-16, throughout Camden, Rockport and Rockland. More...

St. George Peninsula Art Tour is September 15
If you love art, don’t miss the St. George Business Alliance (SGBA)’s “Touring Peninsula Art” event Saturday, September 15. More...

Reusable Bag Drive in Rockland, September 17-21
As part of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Rethink Week, a collaborative effort initiated by the Good Tern Co-op, Rockland Public Library, and Renew Rockland's Waste Watcher's Group, the Waste Watchers are collecting your excess reusable bags for use at the AIO Food Pantry for public distribution the following week! More...

Easy Steps to Holiday Prep - FREE Webinar
Dream Local Digital invites you to join them for a free, live webinar on September 18, at noon Eastern... more...

Midcoast Maine Audubon Lectures begin September 20
Ron Harrell and Gary Gulezian will speak at the Camden Public Library on Thursday, September 20 at 7:00 pm.  More...

Northport Golf Club - Join for 2019, play for free now!
As the golfing season begins to wind down, Northport Golf Club once again offers their popular membership promotion, which invites current non-members to "JOIN NOW FOR THE 2019 SEASON AND PLAY THE REST OF THE 2018 SEASON FREE".  More...

Fall Adult Ed Courses at MCST
Complete your day with our Adult Ed courses. Fall courses at MCST Adult Ed are available for viewing or registering on our website:  More...

National Voter Registration Day at Camden Public Library
September 25 is National Voter Registration Day 2018, and Camden Public Library will host the League of Women Voters to register voters in time for the November 6 election. More...

Hutchinson Center hosts talk to focus on voter education
The University of Maine Hutchinson Center will host a presentation and discussion on voter education by Susan Hill, Sept. 26, 6-8 pm. More...

Light Up Rockland Main Street for Christmas
The Design & Streetscapes committee of Rockland Main Street, Inc. has launched a crowd funding effort to raise money for the lighting of trees in the downtown district for the holiday season, and into the new year, as part of the annual Festival of Lights Celebration. More...

P.A.W.S. Tree of Lights Campaign
P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center has kicked off their second annual Tree of Lights fundraising campaign in an effort to help shine a light in memory or in honor of beloved pets in our community. More...

“China’s Century? Not So Fast”
The Camden Conference presents Michael Roskin at the Rockland Public Library at 6:30pm on Thursday, October 4. His talk will be “China’s Century? Not So Fast.” This event is free and open to all. More...

Hutchinson Center hosts the work of Jerri Finch
Works of Belfast artist Jerri Finch will be featured in the University of Maine Hutchinson Center’s H. Allen and Sally Fernald Art Gallery Oct. 12 –Dec. 3. More...

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine receives donation
Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is pleased to present donations from its employee-driven charitable giving program, Casual for a Cause. More...
Members in the Spotlight....

Stephen Matteo promoted at Camden National Bank
Stephen Matteo has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Commercial Market Manager at Camden National Bank. More...

Sarah Ruef-Lindquist joins Rockland Savings Bank Board
Rockland Savings Bank, FSB, is pleased to announce that Sarah Ruef-Lindquist, JD, CTFA, has been named to the bank's board of directors.  More...

Sherree L. Craig earns CEBS Fellowship
Sherree L. Craig, CEBS, Senior Account Executive in the Insured Benefits Division at Allen Insurance and Financial, has been awarded Fellowship standing in the International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists. More...

Green with Envy Salon to assume RHEAL Day Spa
Green with Envy Owner Marlene Cohn, announces that RHEAL Day Spa in Rockland, will now become the new Green with Envy Rockland location.  More...

Dream Local Digital hires Marketing Manager
Thomas Tash, who worked as a marketing strategist for Dream Local Digital from 2014 to 2016, has returned as the digital marketing agency’s marketing manager. 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! 

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 This offer expires October 5, 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