July 6, 2018
Thanks to our Premium Members:
Business After Hours Schedule

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
now open 7 days a week: 
Mon - Fri, 9 am - 5 pm
Sat - Sun, 10 am - 4 pm
Chamber News and Happenings...
Welcome New Members!
The following businesses and organizations have joined the
Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce
in the second quarter of 2018:

DAAC Designs , Camden
El Ancla , Camden
Opera Maine , Westbrook
Seagull Cottage , Rockland

Thank you for your membership!
Chamber Vital Statistics for June 2018
For the month of June, the Chamber has recorded the following data:

2,908 visitors  welcomed in our Camden and Rockland Visitor Centers
14,068 unique page views  of the 2018  Jewel  Flipbook
(online version of  Discover the Jewel of the Maine Coast  magazine)
32,905 unique visitors  to our website,  www.CamdenRockland.com

Chamber Members:  Have you updated your business profile on our website lately? Have you brought us your latest brochures/rack cards? Don't let these great marketing opportunities pass you by. Call or stop by the Chamber if you need assistance. We're happy to help!
Next Business After Hours is July 11
Socialize with fellow Chamber members on
Wednesday, July 11, from 5 to 7 pm, at
Global Packing and Shipping , 87 Elm Street, Camden. Eat, drink, and be merry as you explore GPS' new, convenient location. See you there!
Advertise on the Chamber website for
as little as $40 per month!
Put your advertising message in front of thousands of viewers each week on www.CamdenRockland.com . Our new web advertising options let you buy online, customize your campaign, and upload your ad. Or, we’ll design and build your ad for free! Click here for more information.
Summer is here! Is your business
well-stocked with The Jewel?
The 2018  Jewel of the Maine Coast  regional guides are readily available in our Camden and Rockland Visitor Centers. They are packaged 25 to a box. Stop in during our regular business hours, Monday-Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, or Saturday-Sunday, 10 am to 4 pm, to get the supplies you need for the season. For delivery service, contact Elizabeth Burrell, Operations Manager, at 207-596-0376 or  Elizabeth@CamdenRockland.com .
Member News....

Island Institute free summer lecture series begins July 11
For the second year in a row, the Island Institute will be hosting a free six-week summer lecture series that will feature authors, artists, and experts sharing insights into life on the Maine coast... more...

Everyday Heroes Honored at P.A.W.S. Heroes Gala
P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center will host the 2nd annual P.A.W.S. Heroes Gala on July 11, 2018 to honor and celebrate the service of three individuals who have proven to be everyday heroes for homeless and abandoned animals. More...

Harbor Arts & Books Fair kicks off with Library Book Sale!
This summer the Camden Public Library’s huge July book sale under the tents will run for four days. Thousands of books in 29 categories will be on sale beginning on Thursday, July 12, and running through Sunday, July 15, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm each day.  More...

Pizza and Paint with Coastal Mountains Land Trust
Be one of the lucky limited number of children, ages 6-12, who will enjoy a full morning of creativity at a local farm – for free!  More...

Mid-Coast Recovery Coalition screens "The Anonymous People" at Camden Public Library
The Mid-Coast Recovery Coalition will show a film “THE ANONYMOUS PEOPLE” on Thursday, July 12, at 6:30 pm. More...

UMaine hosts lecturer Hugh Curran and Maine Celtic Celebration Poster Art
The University of Maine Hutchinson Center will host Hugh Curran, UMaine instructor and lecturer, who will deliver a presentation on the state’s notable men and women of Irish descent, including the poet Louise Bogan and filmmaker John Ford. The free public presentation will be held on Friday, July 13, 7–9 p.m. More...

Project Puffin's Friends & Family Celebration is July 13
PROJECT PUFFIN is celebrating its 45th anniversary of restoring and protecting puffins and other rare and endangered seabirds on the Maine coast. Join the fun at this special celebration on Friday, July 13th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at Bixby & Co. Chocolate Factory in Rockland.  More...

North Atlantic Blues Festival celebrates 25 years
The 25th annual North Atlantic Blues Festival will be held rain or shine in Rockland’s Harbor Park on Saturday and Sunday, July 14 and 15, from 10:30 am each day until about 6:30 pm. More...

Douglas Fairbanks in Robin Hood with Les Sorciers Perdus - July 15
The classic silent film “Douglas Fairbanks in Robin Hood” (1922) will be presented as a special screening with live music accompaniment by the quartet Les Sorciers Perdus on Sunday, July 15 at 3pm. More.. .

The World's Largest Viking Ship to Sail into Rockland
Norwegian Viking ship, Draken Harald Hårfagre (Draken) will make an official Maine stop in Rockland on its Expedition America: East Coast Tour 2018....  More...

UC Rockland is now the UMA Rockland Center
University of Maine at Augusta is expanding and making higher education more accessible to Mainers statewide. As a result it is re-establishing a long-standing and historic relationship with off-campus centers, including the Rockland Center, to fulfill its statewide mission. More...

MCHT seeks artists for Aldermere Farm’s Art Show & Sale
Maine Coast Heritage Trust (MCHT) seeks artists to submit pieces for the annual Art Show and Sale being held Saturday, August 11 from 9 am to 4 pm and Sunday, August 12 from 11 am to 2 pm at the historic farmhouse at Aldermere Farm, 20 Russell Ave in Rockport. More...
Members in the Spotlight....

Heal Accounting Hires Human Resources Manager
Heal Accounting has announced that Theresa Waters- Grubbs has joined the firm as a Human Resources Manager. More...

Dream Local Digital Continues to Expand
Amber Anderson, an experienced leader and design and technical solutions expert, has been hired as digital production manager for Dream Local Digital, a national digital marketing agency based in Rockland. More...

Kimberly A. Scott named executive director of the Camden Conference
The Camden Conference, now in its 31st year, is a citizens' forum in Midcoast Maine, committed to fostering informed discourse on key global issues. Kimberly Scott will be the first executive director of the organization. More...

First National Bank makes generous donation to Camden Public Library
First National Bank has made a generous $10,000 donation to the Camden Public Library, providing major support for essential programs and services to the community.  More...

Karen Reed earns CPIA designation
Karen Reed, a member of the business insurance team in the Camden office of Allen Insurance and Financial, recently earned the designation of Certified Professional Insurance Agent (CPIA), 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 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! 

You and a friend receive half-price admission to the 16th Annual Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show! 
The Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show will be held August 10-12 in Rockland. This is a special, limited-time offer to all Chamber members. Click here , then click on the green "Tickets" button. A screen will pop up, showing the PBRCC2018 promo code. Purchase and print out two tickets ($7.50 each plus service charge), and present them at any gate during the show. These discounted tickets must be pre-purchased online; offer good July 6-August 12, 2018. Gates open at 10 am daily. Children under 12 get in free. No pets on show grounds. Grab a friend, come to the show, and have fun!  

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

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.

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 now. $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.