December 8, 2017
Thanks to our Premium Members:
View the Chamber's latest Business Brief
Business After Hours Schedule

December 13, 2017
First National Bank
Union Street, Rockland office

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...

Welcome, New Members!
The following businesses and organizations have joined the
Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce since Sept. 15, 2017:

Aging Excellence , Camden-Rockland
Bay View Painting , Rockland
Eagle Eye Drones , Rockland
FEDCAP , Rockland
Finch Gallery , Belfast
Gelato Rose , Rockland
Guini Ridge Farm , Rockport
Owls Head Garden Club , Owls Head
Sail Camden , Camden
Uber - Jeremy Shaw , Owls Head
United Insurance , Bangor

Thank you for your membership!

Chamber Board of Directors for 2018
Congratulations to these board-appointed individuals who will fill vacant seats on the Chamber Board of Directors for 2018:
Rachel Evangelos, Bob Fernald, Jodie Heal, Richard Lyon, Rick Manning, Lisa Weiss.

They join Lisa Dresser, Sarah McLean, and Shelby Riley,
who were voted in by the membership this past fall.

Congratulations to all! 
Next Business After Hours is December 13
at First National Bank
Socialize with fellow Chamber members on
Wednesday, December 13, from 5 to 7 pm, 
at First National Bank, 63 Union Street, Rockland. 
Enjoy festive food and drink, live music, and fabulous door prizes!
You choose to live in Maine because you believe the best days are ahead. We agree. So let's start building together and see how great we can make this place we call home. Drive ups open weekdays at 7 a.m. We offer online banking, bill pay, mobile banking, free coin counters and a statewide fee-free ATM alliance. 19 Elm St., Camden; 114 Commercial St., Rockport; 132 Park St. and 63 Union St., Rockland.
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...
The holidays are upon us! If your business needs a supply of our
regional guides to get you through the season, 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!
Holiday Dining in the
Camden-Rockland Region
There are plenty of restaurants and eateries in the Camden-Rockland Region that would LOVE to serve you this holiday season. Click here to check out the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dining options.
Member News....

Rockport’s Holiday on the Harbor Celebration is Dec. 9
Rockport’s Holiday on the Harbor is set for Saturday, December 9, with a full afternoon and evening of events and merriment for all!  More...

Camden Inns Open House, Saturday, December 9
Seven Camden Inns will invite the public in for an open house on Saturday, December 9th from noon to 2 pm. The Inns Open House is part of Camden’s ongoing Second Saturday program, more...

Midcoast Recovery Coalition Film Screening - Dec. 9
The Mid-Coast Recovery Coalition will show a film “THE ANONYMOUS PEOPLE” at the Camden Public Library on Sat., Dec.9 at 4 pm.  More...

West Bay Rotary Christmas Tree Fundraiser Continues
The holiday season is here and the West Bay Rotary Christmas tree fundraiser is back and better than ever. We have increased the number of small trees in addition to adding garland and pine bunches to make mantles, stair rails, and lamp posts more festive and spread the great pine fragrance throughout the house. More...

Racing Towards Year End: Employment Tax Reminders
Save money and avoid errors! Payroll and tax professionals are invited to attend a FREE webinar on employment tax updates and reminders. Due to popular demand, we are offering a repeat of this 2-hour webinar on Thursday, December 14, 2017.  More...

Italian Potluck Cena (Dinner) - Dec 15
All are welcome! Come to the Penobscot Language School on Friday, December 15th at 6 pm. Bring your favorite Italian dish - appetizer, main or dessert (and wine as you wish!) - to share and join us for a wonderful evening of camaraderie and fun.  More...

Call for Ice Carvers for Winterfest 2018!
Camden's Winterfest activities kick off with shimmering ice-carving in the Amphitheatre on Sat., February 3rd. Ice carving teams are already reserving their ice blocks but there is still room for more teams. Contact the Camden Public Library for an application; forms are available online, but sign up soon because the number of ice blocks is limited. More...

OCMV supports Snow Bowl’s learn to ski program
Nonprofit One Community Many Voices and organizers of the Ragged Mountain Scuttle recently donated $4,500 to the Camden Snow Bowl to support the 4th Grade learn to ski program for the 2017-2018 season. More...

Enrollment Now Open for Trekkers 7th Grade Program
Trekkers has officially opened their 7th grade application process to all current 7th grade students living in Thomaston, Cushing, St. George, South Thomaston, Owls Head and Rockland. The enrollment deadline is February 2, 2018.  More...

Georges River Roast - A new Rock City Coffee Blend
The Georges River Land Trust (GRLT) is pleased to partner with Rock City Roasters to develop a new coffee blend that supports the ongoing conservation work of the Land Trust. More...

December Downeaster Deals
December is the perfect time to take a trip on the Amtrak Downeaster. Sit back, relax and avoid the crowded roadways. The Amtrak Downeaster is offering the following  deals  to help you experience a quintessential winter in New England at a reasonable rate. More...

OCMV, First National donate to Medomak football program
At its end-of-season banquet Sunday, Nov. 12, the Medomak Valley Football program was recognized for its commitment to community spirit and volunteerism by two local organizations. The Rockland-based nonprofit One Community Many Voices and First National Bank's Waldoboro branch presented the representatives of the football program with $6,000 co-donation.  More...

Coastal Healthcare Alliance adopts unification with MaineHealth
The Board of Trustees of Coastal Healthcare Alliance on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, voted to move forward with a proposal for the organization to join with other members of the MaineHealth system to form a single financial and operating model, a change in governance that has been discussed for the past year as a “unification” of the healthcare system’s members. 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/