Monthly Newsletter Contents: Summer Fun, New Chamber Members, Member Spotlight & more!
June 2019
Options for Summer Fun
Maine is beautiful year-round, but it's ready for it's close-up in the summer. Warm sandy beaches, lobster rolls, all manner of outdoor adventures - what's not to love? Here is a list of regional events & activities - starting off with LA KERMESSE next week! - to make your summer even more enjoyable: CLICK HERE for great summer fun ideas
67th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament

On June 4th the Chamber held our 67th Annual Golf Tournament. Teams gathered at Dutch Elms Golf Course on a (thankfully) sunny day to raise scholarship funds for local students. Congratulations to the team from Maine Water for their 1st place finish!
New Chamber Member Update

* Spike Dog Grooming - This new business on Main St. in Biddeford is paws-atively awesome - pamper your pup with a bath, haircut, paw spa, nail pawlish or other great grooming options.

* Kayak Excursions  - Looking for ways to enjoy Maine's great outdoors during the summer months? Kayak Excursions offers kayaks, stand up paddle boards and bike rentals throughout southern Maine. Flexible rental options and FREE delivery right to you to most area locations for added convenience.

* Tripp's Tree Service - Tripp's specializes in all manner of tree services and removal, with a customer-centric attitude. They are fully insured and offer free estimates. If you are having any tree issues that need to be taken care of, please give them a call.
Monthly Member Spotlight: Broad Reach Sailing
Broad Reach Sailing offers guided sailing tours in Saco Bay or up the Saco River on their breathtaking 42' sailboat. It's a unique and memorable way to experience our beautiful area with friends or family, out on the water on your own customizable tour adventure with expert and hospitable hosts.

Member Business Anniversary Celebrations
Congratulations to Pine Tree Food Equipment for their 30 years of outstanding service. Pictured are Jan Castagna, Nicole Lajoie and Dan Poulin at their company celebration.

Congratulations to Martel's Ice Cream & Mini Golf for their 33 years of outstanding service, delicious food and family fun offerings. Pictured here are Patty Martel and Katie Pierpont with their chamber certificate of achievement.
New Summer Courses at YCCC

York County Community College is pleased to offer several courses preparing people for industry certifications. They have courses in Basic EMT, Emergency Telecommunications (Dispatch), and ServSafe. Register now for courses.

CLICK HERE to learn more
Saco Center Celebration

The University of Maine at Augusta's Saco Center will be celebrating 30 years of successful distance learning on Wednesday, July 17th from 4:00-6:00pm - contact the Saco Center for more details at (207) 282-4111.
Extra, Extra, Read All About It!

If you work in Biddeford on a permanent basis you are eligible for a FREE McArthur public library card, even if you don't live in Biddeford. Bring a pay stub to prove your employee status. The offer also applies to those who study here with a valid school ID.
Support Our Summer Intern

This July our summer intern Maddy Jarvis is participating in the 12th annual Tri for a Cure. She's excited to participate in her first ever triathlon in memory of her Grandmother who she lost to both Ovarian and Breast cancer. As part of the event, each participant is required to raise a minimum of $500 to support the cause. All funds raised stay in Maine and are used to support prevention, screening and early detection programs to ensure the highest quality care for every Mainer.

CLICK HERE to go to her fundraising link
Create a Social Media Video for your Business
Chamber member Your Real Estate Team @ Keller-Williams is continuing to produce free videos promoting your business to post on social media. The videos are easy to do and are a few minutes long. We've been getting great feedback. If you're interested, please contact them at:
2019 Area Guidebooks Available
Our annual Biddeford & Saco Chamber of Commerce Area Guidebook is updated for 2019. It includes a complete member listing along with a helpful calendar of major events in the region. If you would like some copies, please stop by the Welcome Center or let us know and we can drop some off! Also, thank you to the Chamber sponsors and members who advertised in this year's edition.
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