MEMBER NEWS | August 9, 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.
Maine Boat & Home Show
to Showcase the State’s Best Boats
Whether it’s to look at a boat or to buy one (or just spend a nice day out on the waterfront), the Maine Boat & Home Show, on the Rockland waterfront August 9-11, is the place to be.  More...
Take the Kids For FREE This Summer On The Amtrak Downeaster
With the busy school season quickly approaching, the Amtrak Downeaster is launching a “Kids Ride Free” flash sale to help families make the most of their summer vacation. Each adult can bring one child age 2-12 along at no charge on all Downeaster Trains. More...
Craignair Inn now serving breakfast to the public
The Craignair Inn restaurant is now open to the public for breakfast, serving Wednesday through Sunday from 7:30 to 10 am. New breakfast chef, Carrie Groth, is cooking up some delicious and fun dishes.  More...
Camden Rotary Club seeks Emerging Leaders for Development Opportunity
Are you an emerging leader between the ages of 18-35? Are you entering the workforce or currently in an entry-level job, but want to learn the skills to grow professionally? Then the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) program is for you. More...
Cruisin' For School Snacks - August 15
Cruisin' For School Snacks is a car show and cruise to support our community of children with food insecurities. The event will be held on Thursday, August 15 from 5 to 7 PM at Rock Harbor Brewing Co., 5 Payne Avenue, Rockland.  More...
Michael Good Gallery Summer Celebration!
Michael Good Gallery is proud to hold its 20th Annual SUMMER CELEBRATION! event on Friday August 16, from 5 to 7 pm. Complimentary refreshments and live music from jazz trio The Extension Chords will set the scene for a brilliant display of pieces by Katharine A. Cartwright, The Laws of Nature. The event is free and open to the public. More...
Children’s Book Fair by the Sea at the Camden Public Library
The Camden Public Library and Sherman’s Books will be hosting the 14th Annual Children’s Book Fair by the Sea on Saturday, August 17, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. This celebratory event for children, families, and lovers of children’s books will feature midcoast area authors and illustrators. More...
A Night at the Opera: Puccini’s LA BOHEME at the Strand on August 18
The Strand Theatre presents “A Night at the Opera,” a festive evening broadcast of the Metropolitan Opera’s La Bohème on Sunday, August 18 at 8pm. Presented with a shorter run time (intermission times have been trimmed) and a reduced ticket price, more...
Register for fall 2019 classes at the Hutchinson Center
Registration is open through the University of Maine Hutchinson Center for over 300 undergraduate and graduate courses offered in fall 2019, both live and via distance education (online, ITV and videoconferencing), Sept. 3-Dec. 13. More...
Music for Kids and Art for Seniors!
Please join us on Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 5:30-7:00 pm at the Lighthouse Arts Education Center, 86 Main Street, Bucksport. Enjoy Light Bites and Wine at the beautiful Lighthouse Arts Education Center’s gallery...   more.. .
Pop Up Shop to benefit
New Hope for Women
New Hope for Women will hold its annual Pop Up Shop August 22-24 at the Yellow Barn located at 20 Winter Street, Rockland. This sale of quality new and gently used women’s clothing, jewelry and handbags benefits New Hope for Women’s work toward eradicating domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.  More...
Maine Authors Publishing 10th Anniversary Book Festival
Maine Authors Publishing will be hosting a book festival on August 24th, 2019, from 11 am to 3 pm, at 12 High Street, Thomaston, in honor of its 10th anniversary.  More...
Dept. of Labor Information Session for Retirees and Rejoining the Workforce
Retirees considering returning to work part-time are invited to meet with Maine Department of Labor staff on Tuesday, September 10th at 2 p.m. The meeting, which is free and open to the public, will take place at the Bartlett Woods Retirement Community, 20 Bartlett Drive (just off outer Talbot Avenue) in Rockland. More...
IRS launches Tax Withholding Estimator
The Internal Revenue Service recently launched a new Tax Withholding Estimator, an expanded, mobile-friendly online tool designed to make it easier for everyone to have the right amount of tax withheld during the year. More...
Changing it up at Pen Bay Pilot with a fresh layout, new features
Almost seven years after launching penbaypilot.com on September 10, 2012, the Midcoast’s go-to online community hub has freshened its appearance! The substance remains the same — news, award-winning writing and photography, and all the community information one could hope for — is all in the same spot;  More...
Sidecountry Sports Pledges $10k to GRLT Trails Program
Georges River Land Trust thanks Sidecountry Sports owners Andrew Dailey and Brian Kelley for their generous pledge of $10,000 to the trails program.   More...
OUT Maine Receives $5k Grant
Thanks to the generosity of Midcoast Community Chorus’ (MCC) June beneficiary concert, Spheres, OUT Maine’s statewide work supporting and empowering lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) youth has stronger local community support.  More...
Building Advocates Leadership Program Coming to Rockland
Area Interfaith Outreach and Good Shepherd Food Bank will be teaming up to bring the Building Advocates Leadership Program to the greater Rockland community this fall.  More...
Members in the Spotlight...
Rockland Main Street plans for executive director's departure
The City’s leading organization for the revitalization and economic development in the downtown district has announced that its long time executive director is planning to step down in early 2020. Gordon Page, Sr. joined the organization in 2014 and notified the group’s board of directors last December of his intention to retire.  More...
Falciani Honored by West Bay Rotary
At the July 25th meeting of West Bay Rotary, Rotary District 7790 Governor Suzanne Uhl-Melanson honored Camden Selectman Robert Falciani with a Certificate of Appreciation. 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...

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 .

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.