MEMBER NEWS | December 13, 2019
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Camden, ME 04843 

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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.
Rockport's Holiday on the Harbor is this weekend
Rockport will again celebrate the season in its own special way, with festivities throughout the Village and at Marine Park, Dec. 14, and culminating in a splendid show of fireworks on Dec. 15.  More...
Lula Wiles at the Strand on Saturday
Lula Wiles, a Boston-based roots trio made up of Isa Burke, Eleanor Buckland, and Mali Obomsawin, will perform on the Strand Theatre stage on Saturday, Dec. 14 at 7:30pm.  More...
Looking for a unique Christmas gift?
When you stop by to purchase your Christmas tree, don’t forget to come inside the gift shop and check out the unique items available from local artists. West Bay Rotarian and jeweler Etienne Perret has donated some of his custom jewelry and glass blower David Jacobson has donated amazing glass blowing experiences. More...
Millay House Rockland Launches a GoFundMe Campaign
Millay House Rockland has started a GoFundMe campaign to finish the renovations of the double house, at 198-200 Broadway, where Pulitzer-Prize-winning poet Edna St. Vincent Millay was born.. More...
Free Film About a Boy at Camden Public Library
On Thursday, December 19, at 6:30 pm, the Camden Public Library will show the film About a Boy (2002). Arguably one of the best unconventional Christmas movies, this charming, emotionally rich comedy-drama was adapted from Nick Hornby’s bestselling novel.  More...
Langlais Preserve loans art to Riley School
Georges River Land Trust is pleased to partner with The Riley School in Rockport, through the Langlais Art Loan Program. Several original paintings by Bernard Langlais, owned by the Land Trust and on loan from the Langlais Sculpture Preserve in Cushing now hang in the Pottery Studio, Young Children’s Room and Library at The Riley School. More...
The 2020 Camden Conference will include a range of exciting speakers
Most recently added is Maria Ressa who is executive editor of Rappler, an online news site in the Philippines. Ressa is one of the most highly-regarded journalists in the Philippines.  More...
Camden National Bank gives $500,000 in donations to Maine hospitals
Camden National Bank announced a $250,000 commitment to Maine Medical Center to provide funding for its master facilities modernization project. The donation comes five months after 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...
BHB&T Donates More Than $400,000 to 450 Nonprofit Organizations in 2019
In celebration of Giving Tuesday, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust announces the year-to-date results of its charitable giving programs. From January through November 2019, the Bank has donated more than $400,000 to approximately 450 nonprofit organizations throughout Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont.  More...
Members in the Spotlight...
Camden Accommodations under new ownership, new services
Long-standing local business owner Barbara Heard has sold Camden Accommodations, her vacation rental company based in Rockport. The changes at Camden Accommodations will offer some family continuity: Barbara’s daughter and son-in-law Isabella and Toby Wincklhofer, along with their partners James and Hannah Lott, have stepped in as the new owners. More...
Pross Appointed to Ethics Panel
Skelton Taintor & Abbott shareholder Jim Pross has been appointed to the Ethics Panel for the Mayor of Auburn, Jason J. Levesque. The Ethics Panel is authorized to review matters relating to conflicts of interest and the incompatibility of employment positions and issue advisory opinions. Pross joins the five-member panel for a three-year term.  More...
United Midcoast Charities named Top-Rated Nonprofit for Third Year
United Midcoast Charities is pleased to announce its designation as a “2019 Top-Rated Nonprofit” by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews of charities and nonprofits.  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...

Give the gift of an experience they won't soon forget!
This holiday season, consider gift certificates for regular two hour sails on both the Schooner Olad and Cutter Owl. We are also happy to tailor a gift certificate for one of our great special events like the Great Schooner Race, our Traditional Island Lobster Bakes, or one of the Photography Cruises we'll be offering next summer. Just give us a call at 207-236-2323 or visit us online at  

Bring your event to Rock Harbor Brewing Co. Tap Room
Our recently renovated Tap Room at 5 Payne Avenue, Rockland, is a perfect space for your meeting, birthday party, or holiday gathering, up to 150 people. Serving local craft beer, wine, cider and hard seltzer. Our Main Street restaurant can cater, choose another caterer or bring your own food. Amenities include full kitchen, projector with large drop-down screen, pool table, arcade games and outdoor seating with fire pit. Rent the whole room or half. Email

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 .

Amtrak Downeaster offers 15% discount
Do you or your colleagues regularly travel to Boston for meetings, conferences, training, or corporate outings? Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce members save 15% on Amtrak Downeaster fares through December 31, 2019. Visit, click "Buy Tickets", select "Adult", and enter promo code V503. Discount valid on all Downeaster trains with a 3-day advance purchase. Other restrictions may apply.

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.