CHAMBER NEWS | August 16, 2019
Thanks to our Premium Members:
Camden Office:
2 Public Landing
Camden, ME 04843 

Rockland Office:
1 Park Drive,
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...
Thank you to our renewing Premium Member!
The Chamber would like to recognize and thank Ballou & Associates, a Premium Member who recently renewed their exceptional support of the Chamber for the second consecutive year:
The Chamber's Premium Membership Program offers a limited number of members consistent and highly-visible promotion throughout the year, designed to increase the exposure and recognition of your business.

To learn more about the Premium Membership Program, please contact Diane Norton, Director of Member Marketing & Development, at or 207-691-0131.
Business After Hours is
Wednesday, August 21
Our friends at LCI will host the August 21 Business After Hours from 5 to 7 pm at beautiful Union Hall, 24 Central Street, in Rockport. Be sure to come network and mingle with your friends and business associates, enjoy some delicious food and drink, and learn more about LCI's work to expand fiber in our region!
2020 Jewel Ad Sales Now Underway!
Your Display Advertisement in the Jewel  receives attention and traction in three ways:

  1. In the Jewel Magazine (65,000 published)
  2. In the Jewel Flipbook (free, digital version of the Jewel Magazine), viewed in 49 states and 33 foreign countries last year
  3. As part of the Video Display of revolving Jewel ads, located in both Information Centers (new for 2020) 

Member benefit: Only PBRCC Members are eligible to advertise in the Jewel . 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 soon. Stay tuned!
Chamber Board Nominations now open
Nominations are open for 6 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. Click here to nominate yourself or someone else. Deadline is August 30.
Questions? Please email Tom Peaco at
Chamber Gala is November 14th
at the Samoset Resort
Always a festive affair filled with good food, friends, and fun. At the end of the evening you'll be amazed and proud of our community's successes and achievements of the past year.
Look for our dinner reservation page to be published soon. 

Special Sponsorship Opportunity: We have a limited number of Honoree Sponsorships available. Includes sponsorship of the Honoree Award Video, 2 Tickets for the Honoree, and either 2 Tickets or 10 Tickets (1 Table) for your business, depending on the level you choose. Contact Diane Norton, Director of Member Marketing & Development to learn more: or 207-691-0131.
Chamber Award Nominations due August 30
Nominate an outstanding business, organization or individual for one of our prestigious Annual Awards, and tell us about businesses celebrating milestone anniversaries in 2019, too! Chamber Awards are not restricted to Chamber members - anyone can nominate and be nominated!
The award nomination form can be found here.
Winners will be honored at the Chamber Gala on November 14th.
September is Chamber Volunteer Appreciation Month!
We are designating September as Chamber Volunteer Appreciation Month, to allow Chamber staff, directors, and members an opportunity to say 'thank you' to our 30 priceless visitor center volunteers and cruise ship greeters. A Volunteer Appreciation Event will be held at 16 Bay View's The View on Thursday, September 19. 

Here's where you can help! Please consider providing a $40 'Thank a Volunteer' sponsorship in support of this fine team of individuals who give so generously of their time. To sponsor a volunteer (or two), please respond no later than September 10th, by sending a check payable to PBRCC, 1 Park Drive, Rockland, ME 04841, or call with a credit card. Just $40 per sponsorship, and it will spread so much cheer. Thank you!
Would your business like to host a
2020 Business After Hours?
Our 2019 Business After Hours calendar is full, but there are still months available in 2020 for your business or organization to host our most popular monthly networking and promotional vehicle. Contact today to review available dates and sponsorship details.
Member News...
Submit your news releases to Amy Rollins for inclusion in our Friday Report: Member News edition, published every other week. Member news releases are always available for viewing on the Chamber website. Click here to read the latest.