August 31, 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 

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

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...
Annual Award and Board Nominations due today by 5 pm!

Nominate outstanding businesses, organizations, and individuals for our prestigious Gala Awards. New this year: Milestone Anniversary recognition for businesses and organizations celebrating 25, 50, 75, 100, etc. years! Deadline is today, August 31, at 5 pm . To view all the award categories and to submit a nomination, click  here .
Nominations are also 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 today, August 31, at 5 pm .
Questions? Please email Tom Peaco at .
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

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
Business After Hours - September 12
A short drive to Cushing will bring you to the Langlais Sculpture Preserve , as Georges River Land Trust hosts this month's Business After Hours on Wednesday, September 12 from 5 to 7 pm. Socialize with fellow Chamber members, enjoy light fare and live music while you explore this amazing artscape.

The Preserve is located at 576 River Road, just 3 miles south of the Maine State Prison Showroom. See you there!
Candidates invited to fall Chamber events
If you hadn’t noticed, election season is ramping up! While the Chamber does not endorse candidates, we are very interested in educating our members and our communities regarding their choices in upcoming elections. Read the full article here .
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 open through 5 pm today 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 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
Member News....

PAWS Presents Nautical Dog Show - August 31
Join in the fun at Paws Animal Adoption Center’s Annual Nautical Dog Show on Friday, August 31 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Harbor Park opposite the Camden Library during Camden’s Windjammer Weekend celebration.  More...

Camden Rotary Club Pancake Breakfast - September 1
The Camden Rotary Club's Famous Blueberry Pancake Breakfast will be served on September 1 at the Camden Windjammer Festival from 7 am to 10 am, outdoors on the Camden Public Landing.  More...

West Bay Rotary Chowder Challenge is September 1
West Bay Rotary is proud to be a part of the 2018 Camden Windjammer Festival. The 2018 Chowder Challenge will be held at the Camden Public Landing on Saturday, September 1st from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm.  More...

Trackside hosts train station’s centennial celebration
In 1918, the city’s train station at 4 Union Street, first opened its doors to the public. Trackside Station restaurant, which has operated out of the historic building since 2009, will host a community celebration to commemorate the building’s 100th anniversary. More...

6th Annual Midcoast Mini Maker Faire Coming Soon
The Midcoast Mini Maker Faire is to be held in the Camden Public Library Amphitheatre, with some workshops indoors in the Picker Room and Rotunda of the Library on Saturday, September 8, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.  More...

Fall Courses at Five Town CSD Adult & Community Ed
The new Fall brochure for Five Town CSD Adult and Community Education arrives after Labor Day weekend in mailboxes and businesses all around the midcoast area. More...

Grow with a new Adult Ed course or two
Fall courses at MCST Adult Ed are now available to view on our website: Also, watch for the catalog coming in your mail over Labor Day. More...

Archipelago hosts First Friday Art Walk reception, Sept. 7
Join Archipelago on Friday, September 7th, from 5 to 8 pm, during Rockland’s First Friday Art Walk... more...

SAT 'Prep Matters' course begins Sept. 9
Preparation for the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) will be the focus of 8 weekly classes at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center beginning Sept. 9. More...

2018 Maine Wienerfest is September 9
The 15th annual Maine Wienerfest will be held on Sunday, September 9th from 11am to 3pm at the Steamboat Landing Park in Belfast! More...

Active Shooter Preparedness programs offered
Knox County Emergency Management and the Department of Homeland Security are pleased to announce availability of two programs to improve your Active Shooter/Active Threat preparedness. More...

Maine DOL Revises Rules for Employment of Minors
Maine Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Standards has revised Chapter 11 of Rules Governing the Rules Governing Hazardous Occupations for Minors under the Age of Eighteen in Non-Agricultural Employment.  More...

Hutchinson Center hosts Everyman Repertory Theatre
Everyman Repertory Theatre will perform “Hold Onto Your Hat!” at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center on Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m. More...

IRS Continues to Combat Stolen Identiy Refund Fraud
Since the IRS joined in partnership with the states and tax industry in 2015, we’ve made great inroads in our effort to combat stolen identity refund fraud. Our numbers are going in the right direction. More...
Members in the Spotlight....
Five Town CSD Welcomes New Director of Adult & Community Ed
The School Board of Five Town CSD is pleased to announce the appointment of David Watts as the new Director of Adult & Community Education. More...

Eaton Peabody Attorneys Named 2019 Best Lawyers in America
The Maine law firm of Eaton Peabody is pleased to announce that 22 of the firm’s attorneys have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® for 2019. More...

Maine's 3-masted historic Victory Chimes windjammer has new owner
The schooner,  Victory Chimes,  an American National Historic Landmark that sails in the  Maine Windjammer Association  Fleet and appears on the Maine State Quarter (minted in 2003), has been sold. The new owner is Captain Sam Sikkema, a seasoned sailor. More...

Dream Local Digital Named to Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies List
Dream Local Digital ranked in the 37th annual Inc. 5000, Inc. magazine’s prestigious list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Dream Local had 122% growth in revenue over a three-year period. 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 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  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