April 13, 2018
Thanks to our Premium Members:
Business After Hours Schedule

May 9, 2018
Coastal Mountains Land Trust, Camden
Co-sponsor: ReVision Energy

June 13, 2018
Coastal Children's Museum & Sail, Power & Steam Museum, Rockland

July 11, 2018
Global Packing and Shipping, Camden

August 8, 2018
Pen Bay Medical Center Community Wellness Trail, Rockport

September 12, 2018
Langlais Sculpture Preserve, Cushing

October 10, 2018
Megunticook Campground by the Sea, Rockport

November 14, 2018
Bixby & Co., Rockland
Co-sponsor: U.S. Cellular

December 12, 2018
Camden National Bank, Rockland office
Camden Office:
2 Public Landing, PO Box 919, Camden, ME 04843 

Rockland Office:
1 Park Drive, PO Box 508, Rockland, ME 04841

Our Visitor Centers are
open 5 days a week: 
Mon - Fri, 9 am - 4 pm
Chamber News and Happenings...
Thanks for an amazing Business and Community Expo!
It was a banner day at our 25th Annual business and Community Expo this past Wednesday. Thanks to all the member exhibitors, sponsors, and attendees! We saw record attendance at our sold-out show.
The post-Expo survey will be sent out to exhibitors early next week.

Chamber Auction Returns!
Saturday, April 28, 5PM-7:30PM @ Cellardoor Winery, Lincolnville

Join us for a fun, early evening of socializing and the opportunity to win some amazing auction items! Auctioneer Bruce Gamage will entertain us and lead us through more than two dozen live items, featuring many unique experiences and items contributed from our members and others in the community. Here's an example: Down East Adventure Lighthouse Long Weekend trip for two, August 2-5, 2018 — value $2990.

$25 per person includes complimentary hors d'oeuvres. Cellardoor wine will be available for purchase. This event is open to the public. Purchase your tickets here. Anyone wishing to contribute an item to the auction, please contact Tom Peaco at 596-0376 or Tom@CamdenRockland.com .

Thank you to First National Bank , our Gold Sponsor.
Tourism Summit is May 2
at Point Lookout
Join us on Wednesday, May 2, from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm, at The Summit at Point Lookout in Northport. Light breakfast and lunch is included. Spend the day with Maine tourism industry experts and gain insight into this year's trends, marketing strategies, and more! $40 for members, $50 for non-members.  Click here to sign up by April 30th.
Who's ready for some golf? The Chamber Challenge will be held at the Rockland Golf Club on Friday, June 15 with a 12:30 pm shotgun start. For all the details and to sign up, click here .

Thank you to  Machias Savings Bank , our Lead Sponsor.
Rockland Main Street, Inc. Spring Hiring Fair is April 18
Explore year-round and seasonal job possibilities with a variety of midcoast businesses. All job seekers welcome! Veterans, retirees, young people and students are strongly encouraged to attend. Come to South School, 30 Broadway, Rockland, on Wednesday, April 18 from 4 to 7 pm.

This event is produced by Rockland Maine Street, Inc.
The Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce is proud to be
a sponsor of this important event.
Member News....

Guini Ridge Farm’s Behind the Scenes Tour - April 14
Ever wonder what it takes to get so many plants ready? Join us Saturday, April 14th from 10 AM to 2 PM to see how it’s all done.  More...

Northport Golf Club to Open April 15
With a little cooperation from Mother Nature, the Northport Golf Club will be opening for the season on April 15th. Northport Golf Club is a classic, 9-hole, family friendly layout where the public is always welcome. More...

The Women Who Created The Maine Ocean School
Captain Monet Brazier, Carla Scocchi, Lindsey G. Pinkham, and Cynthia M. Prosser helped found the Maine Ocean School, a new magnet high school dedicated to the maritime arts. They will each speak to their individual careers in the maritime field and the school which brought them together.  More...

eWaste+ Collection Event is April 21 in Rockport
West Bay Rotary's annual eWaste+ collection event fundraiser will be Saturday, April 21 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, in the parking lot of the old Rockport Elementary School at the corner of Rt 1 and Rt 90.  More...

Land Trust plans weeked of Clean-Up for Earth Day
Georges River Land Trust (GRLT) announces a weekend of clean-up activities in recognition of the 48th anniversary of Earth Day, More...

Annual Amphitheatre Clean-Up Day for Earth Day
Annual TLC DAY in the Camden Library Amphitheatre and Harbor Park has been scheduled for Saturday, April 21, at 9:00 am, the day before Earth Day 2018!  More...

Free Webinar: How to Make the Most of a Digital Minute
What is a digital minute? A digital minute is 60 seconds in the online world. In the digital realm, so much happens in one minute…emails are sent, photos are uploaded to social platforms, post are shared. More...

Four-Week Regional French Cooking Class Starts April 24
A four-week session of French Cooking and Conversation will be held from 5:45-8:45 on Tuesdays starting April 24th at Penobscot Language School in Rockland.  More...

Pruning Workshop at Langlais Sculpture Preserve
Georges River Land Trust will host a pruning workshop at the Langlais Sculpture Preserve in Cushing on Saturday, April 28 from 10 am until noon. More...

Five Town CSD Adult Ed Spring Classes and Events
Five Town CSD Adult Ed has a variety of classes and events to participate in this spring.  More...

Interactive World Climate Simulation at Hutchinson Center
University of Maine graduate students, Anna McGinn and Will Kochtitzky, who attended the annual United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany, last November, will facilitate a two-hour, interactive simulation of World Climate Negotiations beginning at 5 p.m., April 27, at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center. More...

Aldermere Farm hosts free program for Kids and Cows
This May, Maine Coast Heritage Trust (MCHT) invites youth ages 10 to 18 to get up close and personal with the Belted Galloway calves at Aldermere Farm... More...

MCST Adult Ed offers Online Certification Training
New Career Opportunities await! Look at these MCST Adult Ed offerings for online certification training. You can jump into these Condensed Curriculum International ® courses at your convenience! Learn on your own schedule and earn credentials to benefit your career. More...
Members in the Spotlight....

David Jacobson Receives SBA’s Micro-Enterprise of the Year Award for Maine and New England
The U.S. Small Business Administration is pleased to announce that David Jacobson, Owner of Jacobson Glass, LLC, has been selected to receive the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 2018 Micro-Enterprise of the Year Award for Maine and New England. 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. Please limit your offer to 75 words and include an end date not to exceed 3 months. 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. Let us provide you a free analysis of your current rates today. Contact Ken Dutra for a free, no pressure assessment of your current processing services. Call 866-464-8700 or email at npays@comcast.net

Prime Camden Retail Space Available!
Prime downtown storefront retail space for rent. 20 Main Street in Camden, just steps from Harbor. 1,120 sq. ft. Heat, water/sewer included. Available April 1st. $3,300/month. Contact Etienne Perret at 207-632-4057 or etienneperret@gmail.com.

Free payroll & tax reviews from J. T. Hicks & Co, P.A.
J.T. Hicks & Company currently has two special offers open to any Penobscot Bay chamber member, mid-coast business or individual. First, a free second opinion report on your two most recent tax returns. Second, an exclusive offer to mid-coast businesses and Penobscot Bay chamber members, free comprehensive payroll services to any new business client. Terms and conditions apply. For more information, email jeannine@jthicksandcompany.com ,  or call 207-594-1426 x 407.

Heritage Bldg professional space 30 School St., Rockland
Chamber of Commerce members first month free!  Excellent opportunity for 3-office suite or individual offices. Each corner office approx. 300 sq. ft. Center conference or large office 300 sq. ft. PLUS full-wall closet each side. Elevator/stair access to all three floors. Lease includes air-conditioning, heat, electricity. Total approximately 1000 sq. ft. available. Contact: Suzanne Lufkin Weiss, Property Manager   207-542-7765  HeritageOffices@lindabeansperfectmaine.com  

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 $10 off a Paint Night entry ticket. Now is the time to give a Paint Night a try! Please check  www.artloftrockland.org for the latest schedule.