August 4, 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, the  2017 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.

Participate in our Jewel Survey!

Please take a few moments to share your thoughts on what makes our region so special. Take our brief survey here.

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
Dinner reservations will be available online soon.

Call for Annual Award Nominations!
It's time to nominate outstanding businesses, organizations, and individuals for our prestigious Gala Awards. To see the award categories and to submit a nomination, click here.
Business After Hours is August 9
Join us for an evening of wonderful food, beverages, and networking next Wednesday, August 9, from 5 to 7pm, at 16 Bay View in Camden. This month's Business After Hours is sponsored by LCI.

LCI is the leading provider of gigabit speed  fiber optic internet, HD digital TV and phone service for thousands of homes and businesses, large and small, throughout the Midcoast. Local Choice – it’s a Beautiful Thing!”
Cruise Ships Coming Into Port this Fall
From the middle of September through late October, the port of Rockland will welcome six larger cruise ships into the region for day-long visits. 

Vision of the Seas, of Royal Caribbean Cruises, accommodating 2,416 passengers will visit a total of four times this fall: September 13, September 26, October 4, October 20.
Silver Whisper, of Silver Seas Cruises, accommodating 382 passengers, will be in port on October 15
Norwegian Gem, of Norwegian Cruise Lines, accommodating 2,394 passengers, will be in port on October 19.

Passengers coming ashore will be greeted and assisted by Chamber staff and volunteers each day, starting at 9:00am. If you would like to be a volunteer greeter, please contact Elizabeth Burrell at 207-596-0376 or Elizabeth@CamdenRockland.com. 
Member News....

Archipelago hosts reception during First Friday Art Walk August 4
The Island Institute’s store and gallery will host an opening reception for its summer gallery show on Friday, August 4th, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., during Rockland’s First Friday Art Walk. More...

Szelogs on Life in a Lighthouse - August 8
Imagine living in a century-old lightkeeper’s house on the coast of Maine. It sounds like a fantasy, but for Tom and Lee Ann Szelog, the dream became reality when they settled into the keeper’s quarters at the Marshall Point Lighthouse in Port Clyde, Maine in 1989. More...

Free Community Screening, Andre the Seal documentary
The Camden Opera House for the fourth year is screening  The Seal Who Came Home,  the heartwarming, true story of a seal who adopted a Maine family, on Wednesday, August 9th at 7pm. More...

Summer Celebration August 10 at Michael Good Gallery
Time for the 18th Annual  Summer Celebration  at Michael Good Gallery on Thursday, August 10, 2017 from 4-7pm. Complimentary refreshments and Peruvian music usher in a show by Gil Coyle. More...

Aldermere Farm Art Show & Sale Features Coastal Maine’s Natural Beauty
Maine Coast Heritage Trust will host the 15th annual Aldermere Farm Art Show and Sale Saturday, Aug. 12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the historic Aldermere farmhouse at 20 Russell Ave. More...

Wet Paint Art Auction Tickets on Sale Now
The public is invited to spend Sunday afternoon, August 13, enjoying midcoast Maine’s premier plein air art auction. The Kelpie Gallery of South Thomaston’s fourth annual Wet Paint on the ‘Weskeag will feature the freshly painted art of 36 artists created en plein air along the Wesaweskeag and St. George Rivers. More...

Landmark documentary event, The Vietnam War, as part of CIFF Selects
The Points North Institute and the Camden Opera House will continue their monthly CIFF Selects series with a special sneak preview of The Vietnam War by master documentarian, Ken Burns and Lynn Novick on August 16th at 7:00 PM at the Camden Opera House. More...

Night Stories Gala at CMCA - August 18
Please join us for a festive Summer Night celebrating CMCA's First Anniversary in its Toshiko Mori Architect building and the preview opening of the much-anticipated exhibition,  Linden Frederick  Night Stories,  a collaboration between the artist and 15 award-winning American writers. More...

Cool Jazz on a Hot Summer Night at 16 Bay View
16 Bay View presents  Cool Jazz on a Hot Summer Night , Friday, August 18, from 7:30 to 9:30 pm, featuring renowned saxaphonist, Greg Abate. More...

Harvey Peterson Art Talk at Haynes Galleries - August 19
He's a sculptor and a painter with decades of creating under his belt. But the products of Harvey Peterson’s creation are unexpected. More...

Hutchinson Center program on group strategies in education, health and mental health
A two-day professional development program, “Group Strategies in Education, Health and Mental Health,” will be offered Sept. 14–15, 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center, 80 Belmont Ave., in Belfast. More...

Maine Photographer Reveals New Perspective on Iconic Lobster Boats
Maine is known around the world for the iconic lobster boats that dot the coast and are the primary vehicle for the state’s renowned fishing industry. Now Portland, Maine-based photographer Mark Fleming has developed a new perspective on these boats by using a drone to capture them in an innovative yet classic fashion. More...

Recognition for Ann Hooper Center for Women’s Imaging
A nn Hooper Center for Women’s Imaging has recently been recognized as a Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence in the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers Program™ More...

P.A.W.S. honors everyday heroes at the Heroes Gala
P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center held a  Heroes Gala  to honor and celebrate the service of four individuals who have proven to be everyday heroes for homeless and abandoned animals. More...

Downtown Rockland Flower Box & Sidewalk Garden Winners Announced
For the third consecutive year, the Design Committee of Rockland Main Street, Inc., conducted a Downtown Window Box & Sidewalk Garden contest. 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 businesses. 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 .

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/