December 21, 2018
Thanks to our Premium Members:
Business After Hours Schedule

January 9, 2019
Shepard Chrysler
Thomaston

February 13, 2019
Down East Magazine Rockport

March 13, 2019
Available on a first-come,
first-served basis!

April 10, 2019
Business & Community Expo
Samoset Resort
Registration opens mid- January!

May 8, 2019
Pope Memorial Humane Society, Thomaston

June 12, 2019
Rock Harbor Brewing Co.
Rockland

July 10, 2019
Maine Sport Outfitters
Rockport

August 14, 2019
LCI (venue TBD)

September 11, 2019
First National Bank
Camden office

October 9, 2019
Bangor Savings Bank
Camden/Rockport office

November 13, 2019
Heal Accounting
South Thomaston

December 11, 2019
Rockland Main Street, Inc.
(venue TBD)
Camden Office:
2 Public Landing, PO Box 919, Camden, ME 04843 
207.236.4404

Rockland Office:
1 Park Drive, PO Box 508, Rockland, ME 04841
207.596.0376 

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Monday - Friday,
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9 am - 4 pm in Rockland

Chamber News and Happenings...
Thank you for your business, loyalty, and support
Wishing you the very best in the year ahead
From our team to yours,
Diane, Amy, Elizabeth, and Tom
One Business After Hours date
still up for grabs in 2019
Our March 13, 2019 Business After Hours is available on a first-come, first-served basis to member businesses that have not hosted in the past 24 months. This is a fantastic way to bring 100+ fellow Chamber members into your establishment, share your story and increase your referrals!
To secure this date, contact Amy Rollins at 207-236-4404 (on Friday) or 207-596-0376 (Monday-Thursday) or  Amy@CamdenRockland.com .
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Exciting additions to our
2019 Business After Hours format!
In addition to prize drawings offered by our host, one lucky
Chamber member will win a "Member Minute" prize,
allowing them to make a 60 second presentation about their business.
Not a Chamber member? We have a prize for that, too!
One lucky non-member will win a $100 annual membership dues credit.
Bonus: the member who brings that non-member to the event will also receive a token of thanks from the Chamber!

Thanks to all Chamber members who host and participate!
Our 2019 schedule is now posted in the column at left and online .
We look forward to another great year of networking!
Next 12@12 lunch is January 8
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 our January event or another upcoming 12@12,  click here .
Holiday Dining in the
Camden-Rockland Region
Wondering how you're going to find time to do all the holiday cooking? Looking for a festive way to get together with family, friends and co-workers? Consider going out to eat at one of our member establishments! Check out our Blog article for more details.
The Business & Community Expo
will be here before you know it!
Soon it will be time to register for the always anticipated
Business & Community Expo, scheduled for April 10, 2019
at the Samoset Resort. Watch for more details in early January!
Member News....

Camden Snow Bowl opening for the season December 23
The mountain operations crew has been hard at work since the beginning of December covering the mountain with the white stuff the weather gods have not delivered this month..  More...

Bolshoi Ballet’s The Nutcracker this Sunday at the Strand
A captured-live (same day) high definition broadcast of The Nutcracker, performed by the Bolshoi Ballet, will be presented Sunday, December 23 at 1pm at the Strand Theatre. More...

IRS issues guidance on changes to excess business and net operating losses
The Internal Revenue Service issued guidance on excess business loss limitations and net operating losses following law changes in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). More...

Trekkers Participate in Bixby & Co. Catalog Fundraiser
Trekkers, a local outdoor-based youth mentoring organization, is pleased to announce an exciting new local partnership with a chocolate confectionery company, Bixby & Co., based in Rockland. More...

Financial Planning Lunch and Learn - January 3
Financial Planning Lunch and Learn offered at the Camden Public Library on Thursday, January 3 from noon to 2:00 pm. Lunch and beverages are provided – please contact the library at 236-3440 if you are interested in attending... more...

Camden Rotary completes Holiday Food Basket Drive
On Saturday, December 15, 2018, 28 Camden Rotary Club members prepared food baskets to help 14 families in Camden celebrate the holidays. More...

Registration for spring 2019 classes is now open
Registration is open through the University of Maine Hutchinson Center for over 300 undergraduate and graduate courses offered in spring 2019, both live and via distance education (online, ITV and videoconferencing), Jan. 22-May 11. More...

Camden Conference Speaker Roster Complete
Once again this year, the Camden Conference will focus on a timely and compelling topic. The 32nd annual Camden Conference, “Is This China’s Century?” will explore China as it emerges as a major global power... more....
Members in the Spotlight....

United Midcoast Charities named Top-Rated Nonprofit for Second Year
United Midcoast Charities (UMC) is pleased to announce its designation as a “2018 Top-Rated Nonprofit” by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews of charities and nonprofits.  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! 

25% off Holiday Sale on Schooner Heron Sails
Give the holiday gift that won't sit on the shelf. Give an unforgettable sailing experience aboard Schooner Heron. From now until Dec 24th, get 25% off any sail (sailing season is mid-June to mid October). Use coupon code xgift25 at our website sailheron.com/maine

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