October 12, 2018
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Business After Hours Schedule

November 7, 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 7 days a week: 
Mon - Fri, 9 am - 5 pm
Sat - Sun, 10 am - 4 pm
Chamber News and Happenings...
Gala Reservations are now open - reserve online today!
The Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce Annual Year in Review Gala will be held on Sat., November 3 , at the Samoset Resort. A festive and fun evening of networking, dinner, and recognition is planned. After dinner and awards, please stay for Gala After Hours,
featuring live music and dancing with popular local band, 
The Right Track , from 9 pm to midnight.

Thank you to our Lead Sponsor:
Cast Your Vote for Chamber Board of Directors -
Voting ends today at 5 pm!
Each year, members of the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce elect three (3) new members to its Board of Directors, each for three-year terms. Ten candidates are in the running this fall:

  • Chris Austin
  • Jeff Hamilton
  • Zachary Herrick
  • Celia Knight
  • Dan Pease
  • January Peavey
  • Tammy Swasey-Ballou
  • John Viehman
  • Tena Wallace
  • Lisa Weiss

Please vote for  up to three  candidates by 5 pm today -  only one vote per member business, please.  Click here to cast your vote.

Once the Chamber membership has elected three candidates to the Board, the Board of Directors will vote to fill three Board-appointed seats. Our new board members will be announced at our  Annual Meeting & Gala  on November 3 at the Samoset Resort.
Reach 100,000+ potential customers and visitors in the 2019  Jewel of the Maine Coast !
Advertising and listing deadline is Oct. 26

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 update your listing for the 2019 edition of the Jewel  by logging in to your business profile page on the Chamber website. If you do not know your User Name and/or Password, please contact  Amy@CamdenRockland.com .
Members may also add  up to eight  individual calendar events in our 2019 print publication. This is also done through your business profile page.
To get started, click  here . Deadline is October 26, 2018.
Bringing Bucks to Your Business - October 17
Rockland Main Street Inc., the City of Rockland, and the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce present a workshop to help small business owners identify and obtain funding for their small businesses.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 5:30-8pm
Rockland City Hall, Council Chambers
270 Pleasant Street, Rockland
To view the event program, click here .

There is no charge to attend this event, but registration is requested.
FMI and to register, please contact Niki Janczura at necole.janczura@thefirst.com or call 207.593.1010 ext. 2811.
Light refreshments will be provided.
Cruise Ship Greeters Needed For October 19
Do you enjoy meeting people and sharing information about the Camden-Rockland region? The Chamber is seeking volunteers for the last large cruise ship of the season, on Friday, October 19th. Interested? Want to find out more details? Contact Elizabeth Burrell at  Elizabeth@CamdenRockland.com.
Tourism Strategic Planning Input Session, October 22
MidCoast Region Tourism Leaders are invited to attend the Maine Office of Tourism's  Strategic Planning Input Session  that will take place on Monday, October 22 from 9 am to 12 pm at  Rockland City Hall 
Please RSVP through  this link
Chamber Vital Statistics for September 2018
In September the Chamber recorded the following data:
3,310 visitors  welcomed in our Camden and Rockland Visitor Centers
8,810 unique page views  of the 2018  Jewel  Flipbook
(online version of  Discover the Jewel of the Maine Coast  magazine)
40,515 unique visitors  to our website,  www.CamdenRockland.com
Gift Dedicated in Memory of
Chamber Volunteer Chuck Decker
 The Decker family recently dedicated the picnic table on the deck of our Camden Visitor Center, given in memory of Chuck Decker, Chamber Volunteer Greeter Extraordinaire!
Seated, left to right: Sally Decker and Gail Decker. Standing, left to right: Flint Decker, Ronnie and Carol Dewey, and Tom Peaco. 
Thank you for providing such a loving gift for all to enjoy!
Member News....

Watershed School Hosts ‘50’s Doo-Wop Dance
The Watershed School is hosting the renowned Brooklyn, New York doo-wop group “The Quotations” at the Rockport Opera House on Saturday, October 13, for a night of rock and roll music and dancing.  More...

Donation Center Closed the week of October 15
The Knox County Homeless Coalition will not be accepting donations the week of October 15, 2018 so that staff and volunteers can do an annual cleaning, inventory and switch over of seasonal items in our donation center.  More...

Revolutionary War Hero Deborah Sampson
Author Alex Myers will be at the Camden Public Library on Sunday, October 21 at 2:00 pm to delve into the history behind Sampson's life, Revolutionary War-era America, as well as historical and contemporary gender roles. More...

 Get Your Gala Formal Wear at Maine Coast Weddings and Special Events!
Looking for a special dress, suit, or tux for the Chamber Gala? Our friends at Maine Coast Weddings and Special Event Center are offering a 20% discount on all formalwear for the Gala. Purchase/rent by October 27. Call them today at 230-1200.

MCST in Full Swing with Evening Courses This Fall
Fall courses at MCST Adult Ed are available for viewing or registering on our website:  www.midcoastadulted.com .Review details in our current catalog! Or call 596-7752 opt.3 and speak to Heidi or Betsy to register over the phone. More...

West Bay Rotary Calls For Fall Grant Applications
Twice a year West Bay Rotary, through its charitable foundation, provides financial support to organizations that work to improve the lives of people in Knox County and the Town of Lincolnville. Applications must be received by October 19, 2018 for the January 2019 Grants. More...

“China’s View of the World—and of America”
The Camden Conference presents Stephen Harder at the Camden Public Library on Tuesday, October 23 at 7 pm. This event is free and open to all. More...

Rockland Festival of Lights seeks Parade Floats
It's that time of year when we plan the annual Festival of Lights Celebration, which includes the Parade of Lights on Main Street, and you're invited to participate.  More...

Hutchinson Center offers professional development program on public speaking
A professional development program, Public Speaking for Business and More, will be offered Nov. 2, 8 a.m.–3:30 p.m. at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center.  More...

Matzell and Spooner at Camden Opera House - Nov. 3
In stark contrast to the temperatures that accompany the Autumn season, the career trajectories of Portland-based songwriters Katie Matzell and Jason Spooner are visibly heating up by the day.  More...

UMaine Hutchinson Center hosts Cold Comfort Theater
The University of Maine Hutchinson Center will host Elinor Jones’ “A Voice of My Own” presented by Belfast’s Cold Comfort Theater on Nov. 9, Nov. 10, Nov. 16 and Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. More...

CNB introduces online small business borrowing
Camden National Bank announced recently the launch of BusinessTouchTM, a new online loan application system designed to make the borrowing process faster and easier for businesses. More...

Shepard Storage opens new state-of-the-art facility
Shepard Storage is pleased to announce the opening of a new state of the art Climate-Controlled Self-Storage Facility located at 49 Buttermilk Drive in Thomaston, Maine. More...

Your Maine Concierge Made 2,360+ Referrals to Maine Businesses in Its First Year!
Your Maine Concierge, Maine’s first statewide, personalized concierge and vacation itinerary planning service celebrated its first anniversary on October 8, 2018.  More... 
Members in the Spotlight....

Five Town CSD Adult Ed welcomes new staff
Five Town CSD Adult and Community Education Director David Watts and Program Manager Elyse Socker are pleased to welcome Nancy Nickerson and Beverly Shejen to their staff. More...

Camden National Bank announces promotions
Camden National Bank recently recognized outstanding employees in Camden, Maine with significant promotions in their retail department. Aline Taylor was promoted to Vice President, Retail Sales and Service Delivery Manager; Jody Landrith was promoted to Vice President, Retail Sales and Service Coach; and Mark O’Donal to Assistant Vice President, Banking Center Manager at the Camden Main Office. More...

Ruef-Lindquist spoke on Women and Philanthropy
Sarah Ruef-Lindquist, JD, CTFA, a financial planner at Allen Insurance and Financial in Camden, recently spoke on Women and Philanthropy at Maine Planned Giving Council's conference held in South Portland attended by approximately 150 professionals involved in the gift planning industry. 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! 

Double your Facebook ad presence for half the cost!
Dream Local Digital can help you end the year strong by extending your online advertising even further. Now until the end of 2018, if you sign a new social media management contract, we will double the monthly Facebook ad spend included with your marketing package through year-end. No long-term contract required. Offer applies to new clients only and only to Facebook ads included in the package. Take advantage of this offer today. Offer URL:  http://bit.ly/2P8Rs8B

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. Offer expires December 31, 2018.

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