August 17, 2018
Thanks to our Premium Members:
Business After Hours Schedule

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 
207.236.4404

Rockland Office:
1 Park Drive, PO Box 508, Rockland, ME 04841
207.596.0376 

Our Visitor Centers are
now open 7 days a week: 
Mon - Fri, 9 am - 5 pm
Sat - Sun, 10 am - 4 pm
Chamber News and Happenings...
Call for Annual Award Nominations
Nominate outstanding businesses, organizations, and individuals for our prestigious Gala Awards. Deadline is August 31 . To view the award categories and to submit a nomination, click  here .
Call for Chamber Board Nominations
Nominations are open for six seats on the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Nominees must be Chamber members in good standing and you may nominate yourself. Three of the seats will be elected by the membership and three seats will be appointed by the board. To nominate yourself or someone else, please click  here . Deadline is August 31 .
 
Questions? Please email Tom Peaco at Tom@CamdenRockland.com .
Reach 100,000+ potential customers and visitors in the 2019  Jewel of the Maine Coast !
Development has begun on the  2019 Jewel of the Maine Coast.  Your Display Advertisement in the  Jewel  receives attention and traction in two ways—in the Jewel magazine and via the free, interactive digital Jewel Flipbook—which was viewed in 48 states and 23 foreign countries last year. For advertising info, contact Diane Norton, Director of Member Marketing & Development, at 207-691-0131, or via email at Jewel@CamdenRockland.com

Chamber members, please note: Instructions for submitting/updating your Jewel business listings and calendar events will be provided after Labor Day. Stay tuned!
Next 12@12 lunch is September 11
Are you are interested in participating in a FREE lunch with 12 Chamber members and our Executive Director and Board Chair? It's a great opportunity to network and discuss the current business climate. To attend an upcoming 12@12,  click here .

You might also be interested in sponsoring this event.  If so, contact Diane Norton at 207-691-0131 or  Diane@CamdenRockland.com
Save the Date: Chamber Gala is set for November 3
Mark your calendar for Saturday, November 3, for the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce Annual Year in Review Gala at the Samoset Resort. We're planning a festive and fun evening of socializing, dinner, and dancing as we come together to celebrate and recognize those who have made extraordinary contributions to our community.
Our Lead Sponsor is Camden National Bank
Award nominations are now open and dinner reservations will be available soon!  
Co-Op Advertising now open for 2019 Maine Invites You
Maine Invites You  is the official fulfillment piece for the Maine Office of Tourism (MOT) and is published by Maine Tourism Association. Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce members may advertise in the "Maine's Midcoast" section at cooperative rates. Space reservations are due in October. For more details, click here or contact Tricia Cooke at tcooke@mainetourism.com or 207-623-5644.
Cruise Ship Greeters Needed This Fall
Do you enjoy meeting people and sharing information about the Camden-Rockland region? The Chamber is seeking volunteers for our cruise ship greeting schedule this fall. Interested? Want to find out more details? Contact Elizabeth Burrell at Elizabeth@CamdenRockland.com.
Member News....
Upbeat Vintage Jazz & Western Swing at Camden Public Library
Join the Camden Public Library in welcoming Clyde Bisbee and The Wheelhouse Revelers to Summer Movies and Music series on Thursday, August 23 at 7 pm. More...

Chris Thomas King brings New Orleans Blues to Strand on August 25
Grammy Award-winning blues artist Chris Thomas King will return to the Strand Theatre stage on Saturday, August 25 at 7:30pm. More...

Ballou & Associates Open House is August 28
Please join us for an Open House on Tuesday, August 28 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. as we celebrate the move to our new offices at 87 Elm Street, Suite 213, in Camden. Cocktails and appetizers will be served.

Birds of Chicago - September 28 at Camden Opera House
The two leaders of Birds of Chicago, Allison Russell and JT Nero, used to cross paths on the road when on tour with their own bands. More...

SCORE Augusta announces free QuickBooks workshops
This free, two-part QuickBooks workshop is designed for newcomers to the software. You will learn basic and essential QuickBooks tools such as setting up a company profile, invoicing, payroll and more. More...

Ride the Amtrak Great Dome Car
Experience panoramic views of the scenic villages, coastline, marshes, streams and landscapes from Amtrak’s Great Dome Car.  More...

Local organizations can help promote National Recovery Month
September is National Recovery Month, which gives us all a great opportunity to break down the stigma that people in recovery face.  More...

Kennebec Pharmacy Brings Flu Shots To Your Business
This fall, Kennebec Pharmacy & Home Care will be offering flu shot clinics to local area businesses with 20+ employees.  More...

Hutchinson Center offers grant writing certificate program
A Grant Writing Certificate Program will be offered Monday through Friday, Oct. 1–5, at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center. More...

IRS tells taxpayers to do a “paycheck checkup”
After filing tax returns, many people put taxes far out of their mind. However, taxpayers who received a large tax refund this year should think about taxes again…and the sooner the better. More...

Thomaston Place Auctioneers Sell Millions for Maine Non-Profits
Every year, many Maine not-for-profit organizations add many thousands of dollars to their operating budgets thanks to auction services donated by the auctioneers of Thomaston Place Auction Galleries.  More...

West Bay Rotary Backpack Program Helps Local Kids
Barbara Heard is once again the leader of the pack…backpacks that is. Thanks to Barbara’s efforts and passion, up to 60 local students will receive backpacks filled with school supplies thanks to the West Bay Rotary Backpack Program. More...

Camden National to grant $20,000 to Maine nonprofits
Camden National Bank will award a total of $20,000 to four Maine-based nonprofits through their 2018 Leaders & Luminaries Awards. More...
Members in the Spotlight....

Michael Good Gallery Celebrates 50 Years!
Michael Good Gallery, located at 325 Commercial Street (Route 1) in Rockport, will hold their 19th annual Summer Celebration the 17th of August from 5 to 7 pm.  More...

Trekkers Receives AmeriCorps Grant
Trekkers has received a $29,565 AmeriCorps grant from the Maine Commission for Community Service to support 2 AmeriCorps members who will be participating in expeditions, providing one on one mentoring, and recruiting, as well as working with, new volunteers. This will allow Trekkers to expand its impact throughout its six town service area in Midcoast 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.
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...
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! 

Professional Office Space Downtown Rockland
Office suite of three rooms with private bathroom, 900 sq. ft. newly renovated. Rent includes heat, electric, and water. 340 Main Street downtown Rockland arts district. Second floor, quiet space. $1,500 per month. Contact 603-539-4964 FMI.

Free Consultation from Heal Accounting
Heal Accounting is happy to offer a free, one-time initial consultation to those who may have questions, or are interested in becoming a client. We understand that the relationship you have with your accountant is a very important one. We feel this gives potential clients a good opportunity to ask us questions and determine if we are a good fit for you. To schedule a free consultation, call us at (207) 354-5190 or email Laura@healaccounting.com. This offer expires October 5, 2018.

Save up to $600 on Social Media Management
There’s a conversation happening online, and now is the time to join it with help from Dream Local Digital. We’ll knock $100 off the monthly management fee for up to six months. No minimum contract required, offer valid through August 31, 2018, for new customers only. You won’t find another digital agency that works this hard for your success. Sign up today by clicking here and let’s get started! 

Rental Cars at special prices to Chamber members
Packard Partners, Inc. would like to offer special pricing on Avis and Budget brand rental cars for Chamber members. Just provide your company name when booking a reservation and they will apply the special pricing. This applies to reservations made anywhere! Call 594-0822 for Budget, 594-2691 for Avis, between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm seven days a week. Or email  packardpartnersabg@gmail.com  anytime.

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