November 23, 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...
'Tis the Season
This weekend, during  Festival of Lights , our Rockland Visitor Center will be open on Saturday from 10am to 4pm.

Next weekend, during  Christmas by the Sea , our Camden Visitor Center will be open on Saturday from 10am to 4pm.

For a look at all of the different ways to herald in the holidays in the Camden-Rockland Region, read our blog .
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 .
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 .
Holiday Catering in the
Camden-Rockland Region
Wondering how you're going to find time to do all the holiday cooking and baking? Give one of our catering members a call! 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....

Festival Of Lights to illuminate Thanksgiving weekend
The annual Festival of Lights celebration in downtown Rockland is on schedule to kick off the holiday shopping season on Thanksgiving weekend, November 23-25. More...

Yuletide in St. George - November 23 and 24
Don’t miss the St. George Business Alliance (SGBA)’s 15th annual “Yuletide in St. George ” holiday kick-off event on Friday and Saturday, November 23 and 24.  More...

Archipelago opens winter gallery show Nov. 23
Join Archipelago to celebrate the quiet light of winter in Maine with the reception for its new gallery show on Friday, November 23rd.  More...

West Bay Rotary Tree Sales & Pass-Me-Down Gift Shop
Christmas trees, garland, wreaths, and gifts from local artists will all be available for sale beginning Saturday, November 24th.  More...

ELF is Annual Free Holiday Movie on Nov. 24
The holiday movie ELF (2003) will be presented as the Strand Theatre’s annual Free Holiday Movie on Saturday, Nov. 24 at 3pm in conjunction with Rockland’s Festival of Lights celebration. More...

P.A.W.S. Annual Auction for the Animals is November 29
Airplane rides, stays at high-end hotels, cooking classes with internationally known chefs, show tickets, gift certificates to many local and statewide restaurants, and businesses providing numerous services, are just a few of more than 200 items in the P.A.W.S. Animal Adoptions Center’s ninth annual “Auction for the Animals.”  More...

Learn About Music Therapy at Camden Public Library
Heather Ellsworth, a music therapist based in Warren, will be presenting a talk at the Camden Public Library on music therapy on November 27 at 7:00 pm. More...

The 32nd annual Camden Conference to focus on China
The 32nd annual Camden Conference, “Is This China’s Century?” will be insightful and timely as always. The speaker line-up is complete and features a range of experts on and from China.  More...

Tax Security Awareness: Understanding the Dark Web
Monday, December 3, 2018 at 2 p.m. Eastern Time - This free 100-minute webinar is open to all. More...

Penobscot Marine Museum photography exhibits at University of Maine Hutchinson Center
Two Penobscot Marine Museum historic photography exhibits –“Kosti Comes Home: An Exhibit of Maritime Images by Maine's Iconic Photographer Kosti Ruohomaa” and “The Alluring and Enduring Maine Coast”– will be on display at the Hutchinson Center Fernald Gallery Dec. 7, 2018 through March 28, 2019. More...

Lúnasa Presents: An Irish Christmas
The band dubbed “the hottest Irish acoustic group on the planet” returns to the Camden Opera House on December 8th at 7:30 pm.  More...

Business Resources available at Rockland Public Library
Want to open a new business? You can find EVERYTHING you need and more with some of the great new FREE digital resources available at the Rockland Public Library.  More...

$5,000 Winner of Camden National Bank’s Spend & Win Sweepstakes Can Now Head Home for the Holidays
Camden National Bank recently announced the Grand Prize winner of its eight-week fall sweepstakes, Spend & Win. Regan Cahalan won $5,000 for using her debit card for everyday purchases throughout the promotional period, more...
Members in the Spotlight....

UMC Executive Earns Nonprofit Management Certificate
Megan Williams, executive director of United Midcoast Charities, has earned a certificate in nonprofit management through the Maine Association of Nonprofits in partnership with MindEdge Learning. More...

CNB is FAME 2018 “Lender at Work for Maine”
The Finance Authority of Maine presented Camden National Bank with the Lender at Work for Maine Award at its annual Showcase Maine event in Portland. 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! 

Maine Alpaca Experience Annual Sale
Stock up on everything Alpaca! We are having our annual sale: Storewide 20% Black Friday and 10% Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Week Online ONLY Monday - Friday 15% for our customers that are out of town or can't make it Friday and Saturday. Once again, we thank all our loyal customers and a very Happy Holiday to everyone! 

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