CHAMBER NEWS | August 30, 2019
Thanks to our Premium Members:
Camden Office:
2 Public Landing
Camden, ME 04843 

Rockland Office:
1 Park Drive,
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...
2020 Jewel Ad Sales Underway!
Your Display Advertisement in the Jewel  receives attention and traction in three ways:

  1. In the Jewel Magazine (65,000 published)
  2. In the Jewel Flipbook (free, digital version of the Jewel Magazine), viewed in 49 states and 33 foreign countries last year
  3. As part of the Video Display of revolving Jewel ads, located in both Information Centers (new for 2020) 

Member benefit: Only PBRCC Members are eligible to advertise in the Jewel . For advertising info, contact Diane Norton, Director of Member Marketing & Development, at 207-691-0131, or via email at .
Time to update your Jewel of the Maine Coast  listing!
Chamber members, please update your listing for the 2020 edition of the Jewel by logging in to your business profile page on the Chamber website. If you need to be reminded of your User Name and/or Password, contact

Members may also add up to 8 individual calendar events in our 2020 print publication. This is also done through your business profile page.

To get started, click here . Deadline is September 30, 2019.
Chamber Board Nominations due today, August 30
Nominations are open for 6 seats on the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Nominees must be Chamber members in good standing and you may nominate yourself. Three of the seats will be elected by the membership and three seats will be appointed by the board. Click here to nominate yourself or someone else. Deadline is today, August 30.
Questions? Please email Tom Peaco at
Chamber Award Nominations due today, August 30
Nominate an outstanding business, organization or individual for one of our prestigious Annual Awards, and tell us about businesses celebrating milestone anniversaries in 2019, too! Chamber Awards are not restricted to Chamber members - anyone can nominate and be nominated!
The award nomination form can be found here.
Winners will be honored at the Chamber Gala on November 14th.
12@12 is Sept. 10, 11:30 am - 1 pm
Would you like to participate in a FREE lunch with 12 Chamber members and our Executive Director and Board Chair? 12@12 is a great opportunity to network and discuss the current business climate in a small setting. Pen Bay Medical Center is our host. To attend our September event - or any of our upcoming lunch dates - click here.
Business After Hours is
Wednesday, September 11

Our friends at First National Bank will host the next Business After Hours, Wednesday, September 11, from 5 to 7 pm, at their new office at 44 Elm Street in downtown Camden.
There will be fun surprises in the branch and under the tent! More details as we get closer, but be sure to mark your calendar and plan to attend!
Eaton Peabody Legal Series:
Business Succession Planning
Tuesday, September 17
at the Maine Lighthouse Museum

Eaton Peabody attorneys Nathaniel Putnam and Gretchen Jones will discuss issues and objectives that are common in business succession planning. It will describe some of the different options for structuring the transfer of ownership of a business and will include a review and discussion of some specific planning scenarios.

8:00 - 8:30 AM - Continental Breakfast & Networking
8:30 - 10:00 AM - Presentation/Q&A
10:00 AM - Conclusion

This event is open to the public. Pre-registration and pre-payment is required. Admission, which includes continental breakfast, is $10 for Chamber members, and $20 for non-members. Registration deadline is Friday, September 13, at 5 pm. Click here to register now.
Chamber Gala is November 14th
at the Samoset Resort
Always a festive affair filled with good food, friends, and fun. At the end of the evening you'll be amazed and proud of our community's successes and achievements of the past year.
Look for our dinner reservation page to be published soon. 

Special Sponsorship Opportunity: We have a limited number of Honoree Sponsorships available. Includes sponsorship of the Honoree Award Video, 2 Tickets for the Honoree, and either 2 Tickets or 10 Tickets (1 Table) for your business, depending on the level you choose. Contact Diane Norton, Director of Member Marketing & Development to learn more: or 207-691-0131.
Lodging Search Feature On Chamber Website Shows Early Success
Earlier this year, the Chamber launched a new feature on our website to provide live lodging search of our 62 lodging members in the Camden-Rockland Region. This search feature automatically pulls average rate and availability information from lodging member websites to provide a current look at availability and rates in the region, and the ability to book direct with any of our lodging members. We now have four full months of data available, and the results are exciting! More...
September is Chamber Volunteer Appreciation Month!
We are designating September as Chamber Volunteer Appreciation Month, to allow Chamber staff, directors, and members an opportunity to say 'thank you' to our 30 priceless visitor center volunteers and cruise ship greeters. A Volunteer Appreciation Event will be held at 16 Bay View's The View on Thursday, September 19. 

Here's where you can help! Please consider providing a $40 'Thank a Volunteer' sponsorship in support of this fine team of individuals who give so generously of their time. To sponsor a volunteer (or two), please respond no later than September 10th, by sending a check payable to PBRCC, 1 Park Drive, Rockland, ME 04841, or call with a credit card. Just $40 per sponsorship, and it will spread so much cheer. Thank you!
Would your business like to host a
2020 Business After Hours?
Our 2019 Business After Hours calendar is full, but there are still several months available in 2020 for your business or organization to host our most popular monthly networking and promotional vehicle.
Contact today
to review available dates and sponsorship details.
Member News...
Submit your news releases to Amy Rollins for inclusion in our Friday Report: Member News edition, published every other week. Member news releases are always available for viewing on the Chamber website. Click here to read the latest.