MEMBER NEWS | July 12, 2019
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Member News...
Today's Friday Report is dedicated to what's happening with our members. Next week we'll bring you a "Chamber News" edition. We hope you enjoy this new format.
Harbor Arts and Books Brings Both Familiar and Fresh Art to Camden
The 2019 Summer Harbor Arts & Books Fair will host over 80 juried artists and craftspeople during the July 13 & 14 weekend. Vendors will fill Atlantic Avenue, Harbor Park, the Amphitheatre, and the library’s South Lawn. More...
Interested in Regulatory Reform?
Make Your Voice Heard at July 16 Roundtable
This is an opportunity for small business owners and stakeholders to meet in-person with Advocacy senior staff. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM, at Jeff's Catering Banquet & Event Hall, 15 Littlefield Way, Brewer, Maine. FMI and to register, click here: More...
UMA and the Rockland Center celebrate 30 years of distance education - July 17
See old friends, students, faculty, and alumni, and learn about this revolutionary development in 1989, its evolution as technologies improved, and its strong future in fulfilling UMA’s mission of making education accessible to all. More...
Free film at Camden Opera House - July 17
The Camden Opera House will open a new free film series on July 17 at 7 p.m. The Community Thank You Films series, sponsored by the Community Arts Fund, is the historic venue’s way to show its appreciation for the support the Midcoast community and Town of Camden have shown it over the years. More...
West Bay Rotary Indoor Yard Sale Fundraiser is July 20
West Bay Rotary is having a fundraiser in the form of an indoor yard sale on Saturday, July 20. ALL proceeds from this sale will benefit West Bay Rotary’s commitment to support Rotary’s “End Polio Now”.  More...
Birthday celebration to benefit Knox County Homeless Coalition
The Knox County Homeless Coalition will be the beneficiary of “Hello 60!”, a celebration of the 60th birthday of Buddy Carleton of Rockland. The event will take place on Saturday, July 20 at Eclipse Restaurant in Rockland. Cocktails and a silent auction will occur from 6pm to 8pm, and dancing to the live music of 'Hello Newman' will occur from 8pm to 11pm. Contributions of funds and/or silent auction items are welcome. More...
Get outdoors with Adult Ed Classes this summer!
Two upcoming outdoor adventures are not to be missed! Both led by naturalist and Maine Guide Gary Roberts (of Appleton’s Deerfoot Farm), Canoeing Scarborough Marsh is on Wednesday, July 24, followed by Exploring Appleton Bog Preserve on Wednesday, August 21. More...
Opera Maine presents The Magic Flute on July 24 & 26
To celebrate its 25th Anniversary–and the magic of opera–Opera Maine presents its first-ever production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute at the Merrill Auditorium in Portland.  More...
GRLT's All The Buzz on July 25
The Georges River Land Trust will host All The Buzz, their second annual summer gala, at the waterfront home of Barbara and Walter Reitz in South Thomaston on Thursday, July 25, at 6 pm.  More...
Wildlife Juried Art Show for all Ages
Plan to participate in the 3rd Annual Fins, Feathers, & Fur: Maine Coastal Wildlife Juried Art Show this July! Drop your art items off at the Maine Coastal Islands NWR Visitor Center, 9 Water Street, in Rockland on Friday, July 26, 11 am - 6 pm, or Saturday, July 27, 9 am – 12 pm, or find a friend to do it for you. Also by appointment.   More...
Maine Lobster Festival seeks Parade entries
The 72nd Maine Lobster Festival is right around the corner, and festival organizers invite you to participate in one of the main events - the Grand Parade! Our parade theme this year is "Community - at the ❤️ of it all!"  More...
State of Maine Tourism Partner News
The Maine Office of Tourism is fielding several new campaign initiatives July - September 2019 to help bolster summer and fall visitation. For more details on these campaigns, as well as news on the public relations and marketing grants fronts, continue reading... More...
CNB announces $250,000 Commitment to New Health Center in Rockport
Camden National Bank announced a $250,000 commitment to Pen Bay Medical Center to provide early funding for the construction of a new 41,513-square-foot health center at the hospital’s campus in Rockport.  More...
Trekkers Students Complete Community-based Internships
Trekkers’ LEAP program (Launching Empowered and Aspiring Professionals) has recently had six high school seniors conclude personalized internships this spring. More...
Maine Boat & Home Show:
What’s New for 2019
The 17th annual Maine Boat & Home Show, to be held on the Rockland waterfront August 9-11, will feature an array of events and happenings in addition to the fleet of approximately 75 boats, large and small, power and sail, that will be on hand. More...
Island Institute launches Community Impact Fund
The Island Institute, a community development organization serving Maine island and coastal communities, recently launched the Tom Glenn Community Impact Fund, a new catalyst fund which seeks to build a more diverse coastal economy by providing grants, loans, and equity investments for small businesses and municipalities. More...
Skelton Taintor & Abbott participate in River Race
Andy Zulieve of ST&A’s Waldoboro office was among several folks representing Skelton Taintor & Abbott at Androscoggin Land Trust’s river race, which was held on June 22, 2019. More...
Exciting results & photos from the 43rd Annual Great Schooner Race
While light wind meant boats drifted over the starting line, fourteen historic windjammers raced from Gilkey Harbor in Islesboro, ME to the finish line at the Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse in the 43rd Annual Great Schooner Race on July 5, 2019.  More...
Bar Harbor Bank to Acquire 8 Bank Branches in Central Maine
Bar Harbor Bankshares (NYSE American: BHB) announced that its banking subsidiary, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire eight branches located in central Maine... more...
Members in the Spotlight...
Jack Gallagher and Daulton Wickenden Intern at Allen Insurance and Financial
Allen Insurance and Financial is hosting two summer interns in 2019. Both are graduates of Camden Hills Regional High School and attend colleges in Maine. 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
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Member-to-Member Marketplace...

FREE barber cut and more at Green With Envy Rockland!
We would like to introduce our new barber, Casey, to our newly expanded location at 453 Main Street in Rockland. Casey is offering a first barber cut FREE for any Chamber member or family member. This offer is valid through August 31, 2019. Please call to schedule: 207-594-5077. Also, for a limited time, enjoy $20 off any $40 new-to-you service. We are now open 7 days with appointments through 8 pm, Wed.-Sat.!

Heal Accounting - Your Growth & Profitability Advisors. 
We work with entrepreneurs that want to take their business to the next level. If you are interested in growing your business and making it more profitable, contact us to schedule a discovery meeting. All Chamber members get a discovery meeting with us at no cost. Contact us at 207-354-5190 or  growth@healaccounting.com .

Half-price admission to the Maine Boat &Home Show! 
This is a special, limited-time offer to all Chamber members. Click here
to purchase and print TWO show tickets for just $15 ($7.50 each). Bring them (and a friend) to any gate during the show, August 9-11, 2019. Tickets must be pre-purchased online in advance; offer good now through August 1, 2019. Service fees apply. Gates open at 10 am daily. Children under 12 get in free. Only service animals (preferably marked as such) are allowed on show grounds. FMI: maineboats.com/boatshow

Your offer could be here!
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 headline + 75 words and include an end date not to exceed 3 months.