July 21, 2017
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2017 Business After Hours Schedule

August 9
LCI
to be held at 16 Bay View

September 13
BRIO Promotions
Rockland

October 11
Bangor Savings Bank
Rockland office

November 8
Hampton Inn & Suites
Thomaston
co-sponsor: 
Rock Harbor Brewpub

December 13
First National Bank
Park Street, 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 operating on summer hours: 
Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm and
Sat - Sun, 10am - 4pm
Chamber News and Happenings...
Reach 100,000+ Potential Customers & Visitors

in the 2018 Jewel of the Maine Coast!

We’ll be building on the success of the 2017 Jewel as we begin development of the 2018 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 49 states and 55 foreign countries last year. Through June 2017, the Jewel Flipbook has received 4,200 unique daily visits and 78,249 page views. Both of these stats have increased 44% over last year. For advertising info, please contact Diane Norton, Director of Member Marketing & Development, at 207-691-0131 or  Diane@CamdenRockland.com.

Save the Date: Chamber Gala is set for November 4
Mark your calendar on Saturday, November 4, 2017, 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 to come together to celebrate and recognize those who have made extraordinary contributions to our community. Lead Sponsor:  Camden National Bank
Award nominations 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 5. 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, c ontact Diane Norton at 207-691-0131 or Diane@CamdenRockland.com

Promoting Your Business Through the Chamber -

Many Ways to Connect!

Attention Chamber Members: Here's a friendly reminder of the many ways that the Chamber can help you promote your business, your good news, your upcoming events, and more. We welcome the following:


Posters and/or Rack Cards: Drop these off at either our Camden or Rockland Visitor Center during our office hours (no need to go to both offices; we'll transport for you!) Please keep in mind, we have many member events to promote and limited display space, so we may need to limit each member to one poster/rack card on display at any given time. Rest assured that we refresh our bulletin boards and counter space daily, and will cycle your current event in as soon as space allows.


Press Releases:  Email to Amy@CamdenRockland.com. Press releases will be added to the Chamber News page on our website, and headlines with clickable links will be included in the next available Friday Report, space permitting.


Calendar Listings: Please add these directly to our online Events Calendar, using your Chamber logon information. If you need help with this, please contact Amy Rollins at 207-596-0376 or Amy@CamdenRockland.com.

Member News....

Quarry Hill to Showcase Cottages in July 22 Open House
Quarry Hill will hold the third in a series of open-house events designed to introduce the public to its cottage homes for adults age 55-plus on Saturday, July 22, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the community’s 26-acre campus in Camden. More...

Monday Night Movies at the Camden Public Library
Join us for the Monday Night Movie, outdoors in the Library Amphitheatre! Next up is “THE BIG SLEEP” with Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, on Monday, July 24 at 8:30 pm. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, and movie snacks! More...

Pollination Services & Community Partnerships Workshop
On Wednesday, July 26, Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District and Maine Coast Heritage Trust will present “Pollination Services & Community Partnerships,” the fifth session in the 2017 Beginning Farmer Workshop Series. More...

Streisand Retrospective at Camden Opera House July 29
Lesley McKinnell, best known as Glinda the Witch from the National Tour of  Wicked  will light up the Opera House stage with her dynamic vocals in a lively - and funny - valentine to a legend – Barbara Streisand July 29th at 7:30 pm. More...

Land Trust Offers Arctic Observations by Peter Ralston
Peter Ralston, noted photographer and co-founder of the Island Institute, took to the seas last summer for an epic adventure to Greenland and the heart of the Northwest Passage, a 900-mile sea route from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean. More...

Non-Traditional Solutions to Gravel Road Problems
On August 4, from 9:00 am to 3:30pm, Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District will sponsor a day-long workshop on gravel road maintenance at the Boothbay Town Office, 1011 Wiscasset Rd, Boothbay.  More...

Paintings Full of Intrigue & Emotion by Seth Haverkamp 
Imaginative narrative is on display this summer at Haynes Galleries Thomaston with “The Magical & Mystical Paintings of Seth Haverkamp.” Haverkamp’s colorful and vivid portraits and figure paintings passionately capture drama and emotion. More...

Understanding ITIN Web Conference - August 10, 2017
Tax professionals and interested business owners are invited to attend a web conference on understanding individual taxpayer identification numbers (ITINs) and the ITIN renewal process. More...

P.A.W.S. receives grant to furnish medical equipment
P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center has received a $2,000 grant from the Knox County Fund of the Maine Community Foundation to purchase necessary medical equipment to better care for the medical needs of the homeless animals in the shelter. More...

Camden International Film Festival Call for Volunteers
The Points North Institute is now seeking volunteers for the 13th annual Camden International Film Festival, held in Camden, Rockport and Rockland from September 14 to 17. More...
Members in the Spotlight...

Alyssa Rolerson Joins Trekkers’ Board of Directors
Trekkers is pleased to announce that Alyssa Rolerson of Rockland has joined the Board of Directors. More...

Island Institute Receives National Recognition
The Island Institute’s Island Fellows Program was recently recognized as the 2017 Outstanding Program by the Community Development Society, a national professional society for practitioners of community development. More...

Bay View Collection Expands Its Management Team
Bay View Collection, a small group of distinctive, luxury boutique hotels in Camden, Maine whose properties include the Lord Camden Inn, Grand Harbor Inn, and 16 Bay View, has recently expanded its management team. 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.  C ontact Ken Dutra, an authorized Sales Professional of Nationwide Payment Solutions, for a free and no pressure assessment of your current processing services. Call 8 66-464-8700  or email  npays@comcast.net

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 nusinesses. Contact us a brooke@healaccountingsolutions.com  or 207-354-5190.

You and a friend receive half-price admission to the 15th Annual Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show! 
The Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show will be held August 11-13 in Rockland. This is a special, limited-time offer to all Chamber members. Click here, choose "Tickets," enter promotional code pbrcc2017, purchase and print out two tickets ($7.50 each plus service charge), and bring them (and a friend) to any gate during the show. Tickets must be pre-purchased online; offer good July 7-August 10, 2017. Gates open at 10 am daily. Children under 12 get in free. Please, no pets on show grounds. Grab a friend, come to the show, and have fun!  

TWO months FREE for Chamber members with a 12-month lease 
The Heritage Building in downtown Rockland offers a variety of individual or contiguous offices in this well-established office building. Third floor suite has two offices plus reception area, or may be divided. Second floor suite offers four offices and reception area. First floor suite is directly across from Dr. Erik J. Hebert, Optometrist. Light-filled corner offices on the second and third floors. Heritage Professional Office Building is on School Street, adjacent to Farnsworth Art Museum, Allen Insurance Agency, and across from Knox County Courthouse. Elevator and stair access from the lobby. This is a terrific location. Delighted to welcome you to your new space and open to your creative ideas.  Contact Suzanne Lufkin Weiss, Property Manager, at  207-542-7765  HeritageOffices@lindabeansperfectmaine.com .

Brochures Across Maine: Let us place your business in your customers' hands!
We have a few display positions available for the 2017 season and will make them available to Chamber of Commerce members on a first-come/first-served basis. Brochures Across Maine delivers promotional materials (i.e. brochures and other fliers) for local businesses looking to display their products, goods, services and attractions at lodging locations anywhere from Acadia to Augusta. We have 5 separate delivery routes including the Midcoast (Bucksport through Rockland). We distribute on a weekly basis, from early May through Columbus Day. In business for 20+ years; references gladly furnished upon request. Contact Jon Hubbard at jahubbard55@gmail.com or 207-288-3864. 

Free Business Consultation from Dirigo Strategies
Offered through August 19, 2017
Let our seasoned, professional staff help you with business consulting, international sales, technical analysis, and project support.  The first consult is always free. Contact us today, to find out  what we can do for your business.

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 meghan@storiestotell.net  or 207-975-0508. 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
www.elmstreetmarketingessentials.com

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/