October 28, 2022
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Today is the day! Last Call for the 2023 Jewel of the Maine Coast!

Friday, October 28 (today!) is the final deadline and your last opportunity to promote your business with an ad in the 2023 Jewel of the Maine Coast.

The Jewel is THE most comprehensive source of information about the Camden-Rockland Region, for visitors and residents alike. 50,000+ copies of the 2023 Jewel will be distributed and available for FREE at multiple outlets throughout Maine & New England. Together with the online, easy-to-navigate interactive Flipbook we've created a robust promotional platform with maximum reach, accessible via computer or with mobile devices.

For display advertising information, contact Diane Norton, Director of Member Marketing & Development, at 207-691-0131 or via email at Jewel@CamdenRockland.com.

Members wishing to update their Jewel listings should contact Amy Rollins, Member Services Director, at 207-236-4404 or via email at Amy@CamdenRockland.com.
Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce stands with the Maine lobster industry
On September 6, 2022, Seafood Watch issued a report that included a recommendation to “…avoid American lobster caught by trap from Georges Bank and the Gulf of Maine stocks due to risks to the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale.” [1] This California-based nonprofit based at the Monterey Bay Aquarium makes recommendations to consumers, chefs, and business professionals to inform their seafood purchasing decisions. [2]

The Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce (PBRCC) strongly opposes this recommendation. More...
Call for Thanksgiving Dining Options
In addition to our weekly dining grid found in the left column of this newsletter, we are now compiling a list of member restaurants and other establishments in our region that will be offering Thanksgiving meals, from sit-down dining to a la carte curbside, and more. Please email your offerings to Amy@CamdenRockland.com. Those who have already responded to this request can be found here:
Chamber has switched to fall/winter hours
The Chamber offices have switched to our Late Fall/Winter Hours, and both our Camden and Rockland offices are now open Monday-Friday, 10 AM to 4 PM. If you need to stop in earlier or later, please call ahead to avoid frustration. We appreciate it!
Has your business or organization been in the "Featured Member" spotlight?
Each week, the Chamber features one of our members here in our Friday Report e-newsletter (distributed to 2,000 emails), and on our Facebook (5,000 followers) and Instagram (1,100 followers) pages. Featured Member posts link directly to your profile page on the Chamber website.

Simply click below to complete the two easy steps. Featured Members will be chosen as submissions are received. We invite you to take advantage of this great Chamber member benefit to promote your business.
Expertly executed cuisine and craft cocktails with breathtaking views over Camden Harbor. Year-round dining room and seasonal rooftop bar serving fresh, local ingredients with a focus on seasonal menus.
To learn more about becoming a Featured Member, click here.
Member News...
Submit your news releases to Amy@CamdenRockland.com.
B.O.G. Balanced Bookkeeping Open House is November 1
Welcome to B.O.G. Balanced Bookkeeping LLC. We are settled into our new office and are pleased to be hosting an Open House on Tuesday, November 1st, Noon – 4 pm.
Offering full-charge bookkeeping at any level for individuals, small or large business, or non-profits at her new office in downtown Rockland, founder Karen (Kelsey) Littlefield brings 30+ years experience in bookkeeping and accounting to service your business needs. More...

Maine Women’s Network, Midcoast Chapter meeting is November 2
The Maine Women’s Network – Midcoast Chapter is pleased to have resumed in-person events for the 2022-2023 season! Please join us at our next event at 5pm on Wednesday, November 2nd at Sea Dog in Camden where we will have hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, networking time, and a presentation by published author Diane Lebson. More...

Show of Paintings by Peter Yesis at the Camden Public Library in November
Those who attended this summer’s Camden on Canvas auction may remember the exciting moment when Peter Yesis’ painting of “Shirttail Point Park” received the afternoon’s highest bid of $9,500. Yesis, and the other artists, generously split the proceeds from the sales of their plein-air paintings with the Camden Public Library at the memorable fundraiser. More...
It’s Boo Box Week at Ruckus Donuts!!!
Boo Box was our first venture into a themed box of donuts last year. For this year we kept two donuts from last year’s Boo Box & added two new ones. We challenged ourselves to outdo last year’s Boo Box & I’m super psyched at what Team Ruckus (it was a team effort) came up with. More...

“The Trends and Outlooks for Maine’s Workforce and Economy” a talk by Maine State Economist, Amanda Rector
The Camden Conference and Rockland Public Library will host Maine State Economist, Amanda Rector, on Thursday, November 3 at 6:30pm. Rector will discuss recent trends in Maine’s demographics, workforce, and economic conditions. Topics will range from migration and housing to labor force participation and impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic. Maine is affected by national factors like inflation as well as global factors like supply chains and energy prices; how will these influence Maine’s economic outlook? More...

Mid-Coast School of Technology Adult Education graduates first CNA class of the fall
A class of eight hard-working students, hailing from towns as far apart as Belmont and Waldoboro, have completed the required coursework, laboratory time, and clinical training to become Certified Nursing Assistants through MCST’s Adult Ed CNA program. This rigorous program attracts students with varied backgrounds, ranging from young adults just starting their careers to older students looking to grow in a new direction. More...

Machias Savings Bank says “YES!” To Maine Lobsterman and Women
In alignment with our vision of Moving Maine Forward through financial health and creating thriving communities by helping businesses and people prosper, we are saying “Yes!” to our hard-working lobster fishermen and women. Machias Savings Bank will contribute $250,000 to the Maine Lobstermen’s Association to help them stand up and fight one of Maine’s biggest challenges today. More...

Members in the Spotlight...
OUT Maine Hires Jamie Knowles as Finance Coordinator
OUT Maine is excited to welcome its new Finance Coordinator, Jamie Knowles! Jamie has spent most of his life in the Midcoast Maine region, and after several moves and trips around North America, came back to roost and serve his community. He comes to OUT Maine bringing his experience with technology, communications, and grant-funded program management. More...
Allen Insurance and Financial Welcomes Greg Karlik
Greg Karlik has joined the benefits division at Allen Insurance and Financial to work with individual and group health insurance clients.
Following a three decades-long career in the television broadcasting industry, Karlik has spent the past three years as a licensed insurance professional in the individual health insurance market place, helping customers manage and better understand, what, for many, is a stressful decision-making process. More...
Member Events...
Our online calendar is your guide to live & virtual events in the Camden-Rockland Region. Click here to view.

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Members are invited to email Amy@CamdenRockland.com with details of goods, programs, products, or services they would like to offer to their fellow members. Please limit your offer to headline + 75 words and include an end date not to exceed 1 month.
Chamber Board of Directors

Sheila Lowe, Chair

Jake Miller, Vice Chair

Jeffrey Hamilton, Past Chair

Richard 'Sandy' Cox, Secretary

Steve Matteo, Treasurer

Chris Austin

Maggi Blue

David Gogel

Jodie Heal

Martha Kempe

Diane Lebson

Joan LeMole

Richard Lyon

Rick Manning

Michelle Peacock

Dan Pease

Garry Schwall
Retired

Laura Tracy
Chamber Staff

Eric Belley
President & CEO

Amy Rollins
Member Services Director

Diane Norton
Director of Member Marketing & Development

Elizabeth Burrell
Information Center Associate


Chamber Offices

Camden Office
2 Public Landing
Camden, ME 04843 
207.236.4404
Information Center open:
Mon-Fri, 10 am - 4 pm

Rockland Office
25 Park Street
Rockland, ME 04841
207.596.0376
Information Center open:
Mon-Fri, 10 am - 4 pm
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