September 1, 2017
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2017 Business After Hours Schedule

September 13
BRIO Promotions
Rockland

October 11
Bangor Savings Bank
Rockland office

November 8
Hampton Inn & Suites
Thomaston
co-sponsor: 
Rock Harbor Brewpub

December 13
First National Bank
Park Street, 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 still operating on summer hours: 
Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm and
Sat - Sun, 10am - 4pm
Chamber News and Happenings...
Reach 100,000+ Potential Customers & Visitors
in the 2018 Jewel of the Maine Coast !
We’ll be building on the success of the 2017 Jewel as we begin development of the 2018 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 49 states and 55 foreign countries last year. Through June, the 2017 Jewel Flipbook has received 4,200 unique daily visits and 78,249 page views. Both of these stats have increased 44% over last year. For advertising info, please contact Diane Norton, Director of Member Marketing & Development, at 207-691-0131 or  Diane@CamdenRockland.com .
12@12 is September 5th
Our next monthly 12@12 lunch is Tuesday, September 5. 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 our September lunch, or another upcoming 12@12,  click here .

Thank you to Eaton Peabody , our September 12@12 sponsor. Would your business be interested in sponsoring an upcoming 12@12? Contact Diane Norton at 207-691-0131 or  Diane@CamdenRockland.com
Brio Promotions hosts September 13 Business After Hours 
This one promises to be a fun and interactive evening! Discover your creative talents or simply socialize with fellow Chamber members on Wednesday, September 13, from 5 to 7 pm, at Brio Promotions . Great food, drink, and fun surprises await you. Brio is located in the Rockland Industrial Park at 19 Merrill Drive.
The Chamber Seeks Board Nominations
Nominations are open now through September 15, 2017 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 .
 
If you have any questions about what our board positions entail, 
please email  Tom@CamdenRockland.com.  
Save the Date: Chamber Gala is set for November 4
Mark your calendar on Saturday, November 4, 2017 , 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 to come together to celebrate and recognize those who have made extraordinary contributions to our community. Lead Sponsor:  Camden National Bank
Dinner reservations will be available online soon.

Call for Annual Award Nominations!
It's time to nominate outstanding businesses, organizations, and individuals for our prestigious Gala Awards. To see the award categories and to submit a nomination, click here .
Save the Date: 9 & Dine is September 22
Welcome fall with an early evening golf and dinner outing at the Rockland Golf Club, sponsored by the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce. Shotgun start at 3:30 pm. Registration information to follow next week!
Member News....

Captains Courageous Movie, with Intro by Capt. Jim Sharp
Grab a seat at Camden Public Library for a showing of the classic film, Captains Courageous (1977) at 3 pm on Saturday, September 2.  More...

Camden Windjammer Weekend’s Nautical Dog Show
The Windjammer Weekend Nautical Dog Show will be held on Sunday, September 3rd at 12:00 pm in Camden Harbor Park. The show is being organized by P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center in Camden. More...

Savage Oakes Summer Concert Series Concludes with a Labor Day Weekend Double Header
The summer concert season at Savage Oakes Vineyard and Winery will conclude on Labor Day weekend with performances by The Marcus King Band on September 1 and James McMurtry on September 2. More...

Fall Registration is Open at Penobscot Language School - Scholarships Available!
Fall language classes begin the week of September 18th at Penobscot Language School in Rockland. Classes and tutorials are available in Mandarin, French, Italian, Japanese, Spanish and more.  More...

Register now for the Sep 9 Farm Tour of Knox County!
There is still time to grab the last few seats on the bus for the Knox-Lincoln Conservation Farm Tour of Knox County! Join us on Saturday, September 9, for a day of fun and education More...

Midcoast Mini Maker Faire at Camden Public Library September 9
The Midcoast Mini Maker Faire is a gathering of not only innovators and tinkerers, but also artists, do-it-yourselfers, craftspeople, and more, in short, any and all “makers” of all ages. More...

SAT 'Prep Matters' course for college-bound students
Preparation for the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) will be the focus of 12 weekly classes at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center beginning Sept. 10. The class, taught by Mary Smyth, will be held each Sunday, 2-4 pm. More...

Island Institute hosts workshop on edible seaweed product development
The Island Institute will host a workshop on edible seaweed product development on Friday, September 15, 2017, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Wishcamper Center at the University of Southern Maine.  More...

Grand Opening of Langlais Sculpture Preserve in Cushing
The public is invited to the grand opening of the Langlais Sculpture Preserve in Cushing on Saturday, September 16, 2017, 2-5 pm. More...

Quarry Hill to Showcase Cottages in Sept. 16 Open House
Quarry Hill will hold the fifth in a series of open-house events designed to introduce the public to its cottage homes for adults age 55-plus on Saturday, September 16, from 1 to 3 pm at the community’s 26-acre campus in Camden. More...

Cyber Safety Summit: Keeping Maine Businesses Safe
Addressing topical issues related to cyber security and how to safeguard your information. Presentations by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, United States Department of Homeland Security, More...

University of Maine Hutchinson Center announces Midcoast Leadership Certificate Program Fall 2017
Midcoast Leadership Academy (MLA) will be offering a nine-month UMaine certificate program designed for current and emerging citizen leaders in midcoast Maine. Classes will meet on one Friday per month during the program. Continuing Education Unit’s (CEU’s) and contact hours are available. Applications are now being accepted for the 2017-2018 class (MLA8) that begins on September 21. More...

Let the challenge begin: Ragged Mountain Scuttle Sept. 24
The fourth annual Ragged Mountain Scuttle, presented by Pen Bay Medical Center and Waldo County General Hospital, will take place on Sunday, Sept 24. More...

Thinking about going into business for yourself? The Hatchery seminars can help.
The Hatchery, MaineStream Finance’s free classes for beginning and growing entrepreneurs, will offered at the MaineStream Rockland office starting in September. More...

Harvest Party Weekend at Megunticook By the Sea Campground - Sept 29-Oct 1
Looking for a special event? We’re having a Harvest Party weekend September 29 to October 1 at Megunticook Campground By the Sea. Complete with three-legged races, sack races, mountain biking and a Rockin’ Lobster Round-About Relay!  More...

Pickles, Preserves and Pies - October 7
The Second Annual Harvest Festival will be held on October 7 from 9 am to 2 pm at Lincolnville Beach. Sponsored by the Lincolnville Business Group (LBG), "Pickles Preserves and Pies" is a fundraiser for Lincolnville Scholarships... More...
Members in the Spotlight...
Captain Jim Sharp to Receive Windjammers’ Lifetime Appreciation Award
Against the backdrop of America’s largest fleet of historic schooners, members of the Maine Windjammer Association will present their Lifetime Appreciation Award to Captain Jim Sharp on Friday, September 1 at 7 pm ... More...

Eaton Peabody Attorneys Named 2018 Best Lawyers in America
The Maine law firm of Eaton Peabody is pleased to announce that 20 of the firm’s attorneys have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® for 2018. More...

Cody and Ladd of Heal Accounting earn QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor Certification
Heal Accounting is proud to announce team members Tamara Cody and Lisa Ladd have obtained their QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor certifications.  More...

Frantz Furniture is Now a Second Generation Business
Frantz Furniture, located at 2485 Camden Road in Warren, was opened for business by Paul and Emily Frantz in 2005. Over the years, the couple expanded their showroom to 10,000 square feet, and brought their youngest daughter, Deana, into the business in 2008. More...
Member Events...
Our online calendar is chock full of great events happening in the Camden/Rockland Region throughout the year, and it gets updated every day!  Click here  to view our complete Calendar.

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, including the specific time frame for the offer. Discounts or added value offers are not required, but they are cheerfully accepted! 

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. Did you know that each dollar spent at an independently owned business returns up to 3 and 1/2 times more money to our local economy than one spent at a chain location?  Let us provide you a free analysis of your current rates today. Contact Ken Dutra, an authorized Sales Professional of Nationwide Payment Solutions, for a free and no pressure assessment of your current processing services. Call 866-464-8700 or email  npays@comcast.net

Free Business Consultation from Heal Accounting
Cloud accounting can help you conquer your to-do list and understand your cashflow. We’ll show you how. As cloud accounting experts, we can lead your business to significant improvements in efficiency, giving you more time to focus on what you love. Heal Accounting Solutions, PC is a locally owned and operated CPA firm. We provide bookkeeping and payroll services to small businesses in various industries. We provide tax preparation services to individuals and small businesses. Contact us at  brooke@healaccountingsolutions.com  or 207-354-5190.

TWO months FREE for Chamber members with a 12-month lease 
The Heritage Building in downtown Rockland offers a variety of individual or contiguous offices in this well-established office building. Third floor suite has two offices plus reception area, or may be divided. Second floor suite offers four offices and reception area. First floor suite is directly across from Dr. Erik J. Hebert, Optometrist. Light-filled corner offices on the second and third floors. Heritage Professional Office Building is on School Street, adjacent to Farnsworth Art Museum, Allen Insurance Agency, and across from Knox County Courthouse. Elevator and stair access from the lobby. This is a terrific location. Delighted to welcome you to your new space and open to your creative ideas. Contact Suzanne Lufkin Weiss, Property Manager, at 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 50% off a Paint Night entry ticket. Paint Night admission is normally $35 so this is a $17.50 savings. Now is the time to give a Paint Night a try! Please check  www.artloftrockland.org  for the latest schedule.

Save your family's stories...before it is too late
Do you have a family member who tells the best stories? Who knows all the family lore? Who has led an adventurous life? Or maybe you'd like to document your own stories to pass on to the next generation. The founder of Stories To Tell, oral historian and author, Meghan Vigeant has worked with hundreds of people to save their stories as books and audio. She collects your stories through interviews - no writing required. Contact Meghan for your free 30-minute phone consultation at 207-975-0508 or meghan@storiestotell.net . See sample projects  here
 
Exclusive from Sharp's Point South ~ for Chamber members only!  
20% off Waterfront Office Space....100 to 3000 sq. ft., Parking, Utilities, Bargain Prices.Sharp's Point South, 75 Mechanic St., Rockland. Newly renovated, carpeted and have a wonderful waterfront ambiance. Call Captain Jim Sharp at 207-701-7627. 

Does your business or brand need an extra hand with marketing?
wilderbydesign  offers retainer rates for businesses who could use regular assistance with their branding and design needs but not regularly enough that it makes sense to hire a year-round staff member. With a retainer agreement, you'll have on-call access to owner, Amy Wilder Files, a professional graphic designer and brand consultant who can help assist you with regular advertisements, social media, brochures, business cards, publications and more. Retainer agreements are designed with budget and flexibility in mind. FMI, call 207-200-5151. To see a full list of brand and design services, visit  site.

One source for all your Marketing Essentials   
Elm Street can help you with all your marketing needs, including Graphic Design / Print / Web / Promotional Products / Branded Apparel / Email Marketing / Direct Mail / Trade Shows
Your first meeting with us is always at no charge.
Contact Peter at Elm Street Marketing Essentials Powered by Proforma
peter@elmstreetme.com  or 207-236-2896

New Customer Offer From Target Marketing Maine
We offer all new customers who are members of the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce a 10% discount on their first shared mailing with us! FMI:  http://www.targetmaine.com/chambers-of-commerce/