MEMBER NEWS | November 29, 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.
West Bay Rotary Christmas tree fundraiser
The West Bay Rotary Christmas tree fundraiser is back again this year. Christmas trees, wreaths, and gifts from local artists including David Jacobson and Etienne Perret will all be available for sale at Maine Sport Outfitters parking lot, 115 Commercial Street, Rockport. The sale will run from the day after Thanksgiving until December 22nd.  More...
Security Summit marks 4th National Tax Security Awareness Week
The Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and the nation’s tax industry recently announced that the 4th Annual National Tax Security Awareness Week will take place between Dec. 2 and Dec. 6.  More...
Clarity Art Show at the Camden Public Library
The Camden Public Library will exhibit the work of the artist team Clarity, Robert & Su.Sane Hake, during the month of December. This year’s show, their eighteenth, and last at the Camden Public Library, is entitled “Alchemy, The Soul of Our Work.” On Tuesday, December 3, at 6:00 pm, Clarity will host an artists’ reception in the library’s Picker Room. More...
PAWS Animal Adoption Center to Host
10th Annual Auction for the Animals
PAWS Animal Adoption Center in Camden invites the public to its Auction for the Animals event to be held on Thursday, December 5th, 2019, at The Samoset Resort in Rockport from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. This event is PAWS largest annual fundraising event... more...
Camden Conference presents “Ten Reasons for the Decline of the Evening News”
The Camden Conference presents Peter Imber at the Rockland Public Library on Thursday, December 5 at 6:30pm. This event is free and open to all. Fifty years ago at the height of his popularity as “The most trusted man in America” Walter Cronkite and the CBS Evening News averaged nearly 30 million viewers a night. Today, the three major network television evening news broadcasts have a combined audience every night that is half of that.  More...
Tech Talk: How to Avoid Online Scams, Malware, and Adware
On Thursday, December 5, from 1:30 to 3:00 pm, the Camden Public Library will host Daniel Hart, of Hart Computers, for a talk on the topic of avoiding online scams, malware, and adware. Hart’s programs are packed full of clearly presented, helpful information that is understandable — even if you aren’t tech-savvy. More...
Christmas By the Sea is December 6 – 8
Camden is especially festive on the first weekend of December as the community’s annual Christmas By the Sea celebration kicks off. The event begins Friday afternoon, December 6th. Throughout the weekend, Downtown shops stay open late and streets will be lined with decorations.  More...
Strand On The Air returns for a Holiday Special on Dec. 8
The community is invited to be a part of a live studio audience for Strand on the Air - Holiday Special, an authentic, original live radio variety show. Presented on Sunday, December 8 at 5pm at the Strand Theatre, the show will be broadcast live on local station WRFR (93.3). Doors open at 4:30pm, and the audience warm-up starts at 4:45pm. Admission is free. More...
Day of Giving in Belfast, Camden and Rockland to Support UMC
The holiday spirit is thriving in the Midcoast, where businesses in the Belfast, Camden and Rockland area have set aside Saturday, December 14 to contribute to United Midcoast Charities (UMC) in support of the work of local nonprofit organizations.  More...
Rock Coast Roller Derby presents
"Roller Derby 101"
The Rockland, Maine-based flat track roller derby league, Rock Coast Roller Derby, are recruiting men and women 18 years and older for “Roller Derby 101” beginning on January 5th, 2020. The program will teach participants the basics of roller derby skating.  More...
Allen Insurance Supports Chemo Caps for Kids
Allen Insurance and Financial is pleased to announce its continued support for the Chemo Caps for Kids initiative sponsored by Commonwealth Cares Fund Inc., the 501(c)(3) charity founded by Allen's Registered Investment Adviser–broker/dealer, Commonwealth Financial Network®. Chemo Caps for Kids provides hand-knit and crocheted hats to children undergoing cancer treatment. More...
Knox County Homeless Coalition-
Adopt A Family
The holidays are upon us and the Knox County Homeless Coalition is looking for caring individuals to help bring the joy of the season to families in need. KCHC’s Adopt A Family program provides the community with an opportunity to make someone’s holiday a little brighter... More...
Rockland Rotary Club Luncheon Speaker: “Misconceptions about Trademarks”
Skelton Taintor & Abbott Attorney Andrew (Andy) Zulieve was guest speaker to a very receptive and interactive group at the November 20 Rockland Rotary Luncheon. His presentation focused on common misconceptions of trademark law by businesses and the legal problems they can create.  More...
DB&T Employees Wear Blue to Support Coworker with Type 1 Diabetes
On November 14, Damariscotta Bank & Trust employees wore blue for World Diabetes Day. Together employees raised awareness about Diabetes and supported their coworker Brittany Waite and others who live with this illness.  More...
Community Emergency Shelter Committee Postpones Pilot Until 2020
The Community Emergency Shelter Committee has decided to postpone its proposed pilot program until December 2020. The pilot will assist community members experiencing homelessness by providing a safe, warm place to sleep during the cold, winter months. More...
BHB&T collects 3,000+ food items in annual food drive
Bar Harbor Bank & Trust collected more than 3,000 food items during the bank’s 31st Annual “Food for Good” Food Drive. Between October 21 and November 22, 2019, customers and employees dropped off non-perishable food items at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust branches to help our neighbors in need. The collected items were then delivered to over 30 food pantries across Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. More...
CNB Donates to Five Local Homeless Shelters Serving Maine Youth
This fall, Camden National Bank celebrated its Customer Appreciation Week, highlighted by a $10,000 donation to five homeless shelters in Maine. The shelters receiving funds all provide vital support to Maine youth and teens. The bank’s employees also donated more than 625 pounds of toiletry items... more...
Members in the Spotlight...
New Hope for Women hires
Development Director
New Hope for Women, offering support to people in Knox, Lincoln, Sagadahoc, and Waldo counties affected by domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking, has hired Joan LeMole as its Development Director. More...
Camden National Bank Receives 2019 U.S. SBA District Director Award
The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Maine District Office presented Camden National Bank with the 2019 District Director Award at its recent lender awards ceremony in Augusta.  More...
Kessel earns
Hospitality Management Certificate
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, is proud to announce that Emily Kessel, one of our Guest Services Associates has earned a Hospitality Management Certificate from Cornell University through their e-Cornell Program. 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! 

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Member-to-Member Marketplace...

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  Dan@RockHarborBrewing.com

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 .

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 www.amtrakdowneaster.com, 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.