August 3, 2018
Thanks to our Premium Members:
Business After Hours Schedule

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
Bixby & Co., Rockland
Co-sponsor: U.S. Cellular

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
now open 7 days a week: 
Mon - Fri, 9 am - 5 pm
Sat - Sun, 10 am - 4 pm
Chamber News and Happenings...
Reach 100,000+ potential customers and visitors in the 2019  Jewel of the Maine Coast !
Development has begun on the  2019 Jewel of the Maine Coast.  Your Display Advertisement in the  Jewel  receives attention and traction in two ways—in the Jewel magazine and via the free, interactive digital Jewel Flipbook—which was viewed in 48 states and 23 foreign countries last year. For advertising info, contact Diane Norton, Director of Member Marketing & Development, at 207-691-0131, or via email at

Chamber members, please note: Instructions for submitting/updating your Jewel business listings and calendar events will be provided after Labor Day. Stay tuned!
Chamber Vital Statistics for July 2018
For the month of July, the Chamber has recorded the following data:

4,076 visitors  welcomed in our Camden and Rockland Visitor Centers
16,039 unique page views  of the 2018  Jewel  Flipbook
(online version of  Discover the Jewel of the Maine Coast  magazine)
41,355 unique visitors  to our website,
Next Business After Hours: August 8
Lace up your sneakers and meet us at Pen Bay Medical Center on Wednesday, August 8, from 5 to 7 pm, for an evening of socializing with fellow Chamber members. Enjoy fine food and drink and explore the 1.8-mile community wellness trail that circles the hospital campus.
Parking: Enter the hospital campus via Glen Cove Drive. At first stop sign, turn left onto Wellness Drive. Continue to Pen Bay Dermatology & Mohs Surgery parking area. Event takes place under a large tent at the edge of this parking area, adjacent to a Community Wellness Trailhead.
Call for Chamber Board Nominations
Nominations are open for six 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. To nominate yourself or someone else, please click  here . Deadline is August 31 .
Questions? Please email Tom Peaco at .
Call for Annual Award Nominations
Nominate outstanding businesses, organizations, and individuals for our prestigious Gala Awards. Deadline is August 31 . To view the award categories and to submit a nomination, click  here .
Save the Date: Chamber Gala is set for November 3
Mark your calendar for Saturday, November 3, for the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce Annual Year in Review Gala at the Samoset Resort. We're planning a festive and fun evening of socializing, dinner, and dancing as we come together to celebrate and recognize those who have made extraordinary contributions to our community.
Our Lead Sponsor is Camden National Bank
Award nominations are now open and dinner reservations will be available soon!  
12@12 to resume in September
Our monthly 12@12 lunches have really caught on, but with busy summer schedules, we are taking a hiatus until September 11. 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 .

You might also be interested in sponsoring this event.  If so, contact Diane Norton at 207-691-0131 or
Co-Op Advertising now open for 2019 Maine Invites You
Maine Invites You  is the official fulfillment piece for the Maine Office of Tourism (MOT) and is published by Maine Tourism Association. Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce members may advertise in the "Maine's Midcoast" section at cooperative rates. Space reservations are due in October. For more details, click here or contact Tricia Cooke at or 207-623-5644.
Cruise Ship Greeters Needed This Fall
Do you enjoy meeting people and sharing information about the Camden-Rockland region? The Chamber is seeking volunteers for our cruise ship greeting schedule this fall. Interested? Want to find out more details? Contact Elizabeth Burrell at
Member News....
Archipelago opens new gallery show
Join Archipelago to celebrate late summer in Maine with the opening of its new gallery show, “Turning Away from the Sun,” Fri., Aug. 3.  More...

Bee Parks and the Hornets at the Strand on August 4
Bee Parks and the Hornets, an indie pop-rock band for all ages, will appear at the Strand on Saturday, August 4 at 3 pm. More...

Peacheaters at Camden Opera House August 4
If you're a fan of the Allman Brothers Band, this show is not to be missed, Saturday August 4, 7:30 pm.  More...

Art Auction Benefit at Langlais Sculpture Preserve
Georges River Land Trust, in association with The Kelpie Gallery, will co-host All The Buzz, a premiere benefit art auction at Langlais Sculpture Preserve in Cushing on Wednesday, August 8, at 6 pm. More...

Midcoast Leadership Academy Accepting Applications
Now in its 9th program year with nearly 150 alumni throughout Knox and Waldo counties, Midcoast Leadership Academy is a 9-month program that will begin once again on September 20. Applications for the program are due August 15. More...

Insects: Their Identification, Tracks and Signs
The Coastal Mountains Nature Program will host an insect identification walk on Saturday, August 4 from 1 to 3 pm at the Long Cove Headwaters Preserve in Searsport.. more...

Camden Public Library Seeks Public Opinion
The Camden Public Library invites the public to share thoughts about the library in a small discussion group, Tuesday, August 7, at 7 pm, in the beautiful Jean Picker Room. Refreshments will be provided. More...

Ride the Amtrak Great Dome Car
Experience panoramic views of the scenic villages, coastline, marshes, streams and landscapes from Amtrak’s Great Dome Car. More...

Maine's Largest Hiring Fair
Maine's annual Hire-A-Vet campaign kick-off event on August 30 at the Augusta Civic Center includes what's shaping up to be Maine's largest hiring fair. More...

Camden Windjammer Festival Seeks Volunteers
The 25th Annual Camden Windjammer Festival will drop anchor in Camden Harbor on Labor Day Weekend. Volunteers are needed for shifts of 1 hour or longer on Fri. Aug 31 and Sat. Sept. 1 at the Camden Public Landing. Contact Holly at

P.A.W.S. presents 2018 Maine Wienerfest
Maine Wienerfest is a celebration of dachshunds and the people who love them! Now in its 15th year, the event will be held Sunday, Sept. 9, 11 am - 3 pm at the Steamboat Landing Park in Belfast. More...

UMaine Hutchinson Center announces fall registration
Registration is open for fall 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, Sept. 4–Dec. 14. More...

Fall Courses Now Available at MCST
Is this you? Your summer reading is almost finished, and you’re itching to see what’s out there to do. Fall courses at MCST Adult Ed are now available to view on our website. More...

Camden International Film Festival course offered this fall
The University of Maine will offer its annual documentary film course this fall that includes participation in the Camden International Film Festival (CIFF), Sept. 13–16. More...

The Pour Farm brewery opens in Union, Maine
On July 26, 2018, The Pour Farm brewery ( ) announces it is open for business with a 3-barrel brewhouse, tap room, and outdoor beer garden. More...

New Hope for Women seeks Hotline Volunteers
One of the most important services New Hope for Women (NHFW) provides to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking is the toll-free 24/7 Hotline. More...

West Bay Rotary awards grants to 12 local organizations
Twice a year, West Bay Rotary Club of Camden, through its charitable foundation, provides support to organizations that work to improve the lives of people in Knox County and the town of Lincolnville.  More...

Paycheck Checkup Can Prevent a Tax-Time Surprise
It’s important to check your federal income tax withholding now to avoid an unexpected tax bill or penalty at tax time. The IRS Withholding Calculator can help. More...

Main Street Maine Interactive Web Portal is Unveiled
Maine Development Foundation’s Maine Downtown Center is pleased to announce the launch of an interactive web portal aimed at attracting visitors through one-stop shopping and compelling content.  More...

Bar Harbor Bankshares Reports Second Quarter Earnings
Bar Harbor Bankshares reported second quarter 2018 GAAP earnings of $8.5 million, or 55 cents per share, compared with $6.6 million, or 42 cents per share in the same quarter of 2017.  More...
Members in the Spotlight....

Ogier Hall Group of Baird moves to new Camden location
The Ogier Hall Group of Baird has moved to a new location to better serve its clients. We invite our fellow Chamber members to stop by and visit us at our new office at 92 Elm St in Camden. You can still reach us at 207-236-5200 or 877-792-3480.

Mainely Pottery celebrates 30 years in business
The owners and vendors at Mainely Pottery invite the public to join them as they celebrate 30 years in business. An open house will be held on Wednesday, August 8 from 9 am to 6 pm at Mainely Pottery, 181 Searsport Avenue, Belfast. More...

Dream Local Digital Adds Member to Sales Team
Deanna Lewis, an experienced sales professional in both newspaper and digital advertising, has been hired as a sales leader for Dream Local Digital, a national digital marketing agency based in Rockland. More...

Camden National Corp. Grows its Board of Directors
The Board of Directors of Camden National Corporation (NASDAQ: CAC) recently announced the appointment of Marie McCarthy as an independent director of the company, effective immediately.  More...

Davis earns CPIA designation
Libby Davis, an assistant on the personal insurance team in the Belfast office of Allen Insurance and Financial, recently earned the designation of Certified Professional Insurance Agent (CPIA)... 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! 

You and a friend receive half-price admission to the 16th Annual Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show! 
The Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show will be held August 10-12 in Rockland. This is a special, limited-time offer to all Chamber members. Click here , then click on the green "Tickets" button. A screen will pop up, showing the PBRCC2018 promo code. Purchase and print out two tickets ($7.50 each plus service charge), and present them at any gate during the show. These discounted tickets must be pre-purchased online; offer good July 6-August 12, 2018. Gates open at 10 am daily. Children under 12 get in free. No pets on show grounds. Grab a friend, come to the show, and have fun!  

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 This offer expires October 5, 2018.

Save up to $600 on Social Media Management
There’s a conversation happening online, and now is the time to join it with help from Dream Local Digital. We’ll knock $100 off the monthly management fee for up to six months. No minimum contract required, offer valid through August 31, 2018, for new customers only. You won’t find another digital agency that works this hard for your success. Sign up today by clicking here and let’s get started! 

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