December 22, 2017
Thanks to our Premium Members:
Business After Hours Schedule

January 10, 2018
TD Bank, Camden office

February 7, 2018
250 Main Hotel, Rockland

March 14, 2018
AVAILABLE!

April 11, 2018
Business & Community Expo, Samoset Resort

May 9, 2018
Coastal Mountains Land Trust, Camden
Co-sponsor: ReVision Energy

June 13, 2018
Coastal Children's Museum & Sail, Power & Steam Museum, Rockland

July 11, 2018
Global Packing and Shipping, Camden

August 8, 2018
Pen Bay Medical Center Community Wellness Trail, Rockport

September 12, 2018
Langlais Sculpture Preserve, Cushing

October 10, 2018
Megunticook Campground by the Sea, Rockport

November 14, 2018
AVAILABLE!

December 12, 2018
Camden National Bank, Rockland office
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 

Our Visitor Centers are now open 5 days a week: 
Mon - Fri, 9 am - 4 pm
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, Elizabeth, Tom and Amy
Holiday Dining in the
Camden-Rockland Region
There are many area dining establishments that would LOVE to serve you this holiday season.
Click here to check out the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dining options.
Click here to check out the New Year's Eve dining and party options.
Next 12@12 is Tuesday, January 9
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 lunch, or another upcoming 12@12,  click here .

Would your business be interested in sponsoring an upcoming 12@12? Contact Diane Norton: 207-691-0131 or  Diane@CamdenRockland.com  
A few Business After Hours dates are still open and 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, to share your story and increase your referrals! To secure your date, contact Amy Rollins at 207-596-0376 or Amy@CamdenRockland.com .

Thanks to all Chamber members who host and participate!
Stock up on 2017 Jewels before they're gone...
Last call for the 2017 edition of The Jewel of the Maine Coast.
If your business needs a supply of our regional guides to get you
through January, please contact Elizabeth@CamdenRockland.com .
The Jewels are packaged 25 to a box and are available for pickup
in our Camden and Rockland offices. Whenever possible,
we are happy to deliver them to you!
Member News....

Unique Holiday Gifts from Coastal Maine Photo Tours!
Coastal Maine Photo Tours is offering some unique gift ideas for that special person. Do you have a photo enthusiast to buy for? Are you giving a new camera and want to include some instruction? More...

Fun Movie Nights at Camden Public Library
Join us at the Camden Public Library for a little winter cheer. We have two different fun evening events planned.  More...

Lobster Trap Tree Raffle - Win 50 Lobster Traps or $2,250 in Cash!
The opportunity to win a cash prize of $2,250 or fifty lobster traps is underway in Midcoast Maine. More...

Trekkers Students Participating in Equal Exchange Catalog Fundraiser
Trekkers, a local outdoor-based youth mentoring organization, is pleased to announce that we are offering our students the opportunity to participate in an Equal Exchange Catalog Fundraiser. More...

Act Now! Adult Completion Scholarship Funds Still Available for the Spring 2018 Semester
The University of Maine System’s Adult Degree Completion Scholarship is among many of the services and offerings available through Maine’s public universities to help the approximately 200,000 stranded adult Maine learners who have invested time and money into a college education without earning their degree.  More...

Jumpstart January 2018 at Camden Public Library
Sign-ups are open for Camden Public Library's Jumpstart January 2018! Every January, we offer art classes for adults. We shake off the winter blues, try something new, and get a little messy! The offerings this year include creative art journals, painted mandala stones, Sculpey jewelry, and more!  More...

Georges River Land Trust welcomes LEAPS of IMAGINATION to Cushing!
The Georges River Land Trust (GRLT) is pleased to be partnering with LEAPS of IMAGINATION through youth arts programming at Langlais Sculpture Preserve.  More...

University College at Rockland - Spring Term begins January 22
University College at Rockland continues its registration for the spring term which begins January 22. Over 900 courses are included in the semester schedule. More...

Register for Spring classes and apply for scholarships at the Hutchinson Center
Registration is now open for spring 2018 classes offered through the University of Maine Hutchinson Center. Over 300 undergraduate and graduate courses, both live and via distance education (online, ITV and videoconferencing) are offered, January 22-May 11. More...

14th Annual Pies on Parade Pie Tour to raise funds for the AIO Food Pantry
Rockland will go pie-crazy on Sunday, January 28, 2018 from 1 to 4 pm when the Historic Inns of Rockland are joined by as many as 25 additional Rockland and Camden businesses and restaurants to welcome hungry pie eaters to town for the 14th Annual Pies on Parade Pie Tour.  More...

Grasshopper Shop Supports UMC with Donation
The Grasshopper Shop was one of 18 businesses to participate in downtown Rockland’s recent Day of Giving. More...
Members in the Spotlight...

Chris Richmond elected to Maine Marine Trades Board
Chris Richmond, a member of the marine insurance division of Allen Insurance and Financial, has been elected to a three-year term on the board of directors of the Maine Marine Trades Association. More...
Member Events...
Our online calendar is chock full of great events happening in the Camden/Rockland Region throughout the year, and it gets updated every day!  Click here  to view our complete Calendar.

Have an event to share? Members are always invited to share events on the Chamber Calendar. Simply 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, including the specific time frame for the offer. Discounts or added value offers are not required, but they are cheerfully accepted! 

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. Did you know that each dollar spent at an independently owned business returns up to 3 and 1/2 times more money to our local economy than one spent at a chain location?  Let us provide you a free analysis of your current rates today. Contact Ken Dutra, an authorized Sales Professional of Nationwide Payment Solutions, for a free and no pressure assessment of your current processing services. Call 866-464-8700 or email  npays@comcast.net

Flatbread will host your holiday gathering this season!
Looking for the perfect site for your holiday gathering? Flatbread in Rockport is the perfect site for your family dinner, company Christmas party, or neighborhood get-together. We'll take care of the food so that you can focus on the fun! Our private dining area offers seating for 35 (up to 50 in a reception-style setting) in our warm and casual atmosphere. Our menu features wood-fired pizzas made with local, organic ingredients and free-range meats, made in a traditional clay oven. We also offer a full bar, featuring 16 local microbrews and a variety of New England distilled spirits. Call us today: 207-706-4146.

Free Business Consultation from Heal Accounting
Cloud accounting can help you conquer your to-do list and understand your cashflow. We’ll show you how. As cloud accounting experts, we can lead your business to significant improvements in efficiency, giving you more time to focus on what you love. Heal Accounting Solutions, PC is a locally owned and operated CPA firm. We provide bookkeeping and payroll services to small businesses in various industries. We provide tax preparation services to individuals and small businesses. Contact us at  brooke@healaccountingsolutions.com  or 207-354-5190.

The Heritage Office Building in downtown Rockland   is filling up , but still has a wonderful third floor opportunity for your business. The space offers 2 light-filled corner offices, or a suite of two offices and a conference/reception area, or even a third office. Have your private office or a suite. Total space is approximately 950 sq ft. Each office has one or more closets, and its own door to the common area. There is also a perfect space for a refrigerator and coffee pot. Heritage Professional Office Building is on School Street, adjacent to Farnsworth Art Museum, Allen Insurance Agency, and across from Knox County Courthouse and the Post Office. Yes, there is an elevator and the School Street entrance is easily accessible. You pay rent, your own Internet/cable/phone and your office cleaning. We take care of the rest. This is a terrific location with a public parking lot across the street. Tell us you are a Chamber member when you call! Contact Suzanne Lufkin Weiss, Property and Leasing Manager, at 207-542-7765 or HeritageOffices@lindabeansperfectmaine.com .

Art Loft offers Paint Night Discount to Chamber Members!
The Art Loft would like to extend a special offer to Chamber members. Just use the special coupon code  chamber  to receive 50% off a Paint Night entry ticket. Paint Night admission is normally $35 so this is a $17.50 savings. Now is the time to give a Paint Night a try! Please check  www.artloftrockland.org  for the latest schedule.

Save your family's stories...before it is too late
Do you have a family member who tells the best stories? Who knows all the family lore? Who has led an adventurous life? Or maybe you'd like to document your own stories to pass on to the next generation. The founder of Stories To Tell, oral historian and author, Meghan Vigeant has worked with hundreds of people to save their stories as books and audio. She collects your stories through interviews - no writing required. Contact Meghan for your free 30-minute phone consultation at 207-975-0508 or meghan@storiestotell.net . See sample projects  here
 
Exclusive from Sharp's Point South ~ for Chamber members only!  
20% off Waterfront Office Space....100 to 3000 sq. ft., Parking, Utilities, Bargain Prices.Sharp's Point South, 75 Mechanic St., Rockland. Newly renovated, carpeted and have a wonderful waterfront ambiance. Call Captain Jim Sharp at 207-701-7627. 

Does your business or brand need an extra hand with marketing?
wilderbydesign  offers retainer rates for businesses who could use regular assistance with their branding and design needs but not regularly enough that it makes sense to hire a year-round staff member. With a retainer agreement, you'll have on-call access to owner, Amy Wilder Files, a professional graphic designer and brand consultant who can help assist you with regular advertisements, social media, brochures, business cards, publications and more. Retainer agreements are designed with budget and flexibility in mind. FMI, call 207-200-5151. To see a full list of brand and design services, visit  site.

One source for all your Marketing Essentials   
Elm Street can help you with all your marketing needs, including Graphic Design / Print / Web / Promotional Products / Branded Apparel / Email Marketing / Direct Mail / Trade Shows
Your first meeting with us is always at no charge.
Contact Peter at Elm Street Marketing Essentials Powered by Proforma
peter@elmstreetme.com  or 207-236-2896

New Customer Offer From Target Marketing Maine
We offer all new customers who are members of the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce a 10% discount on their first shared mailing with us! FMI:  http://www.targetmaine.com/chambers-of-commerce/