October 8, 2019
Chamber Chatter
In This Issue

2019 After Hours Schedule
2019 Maine Lakes Brewfest
2020 Area Guide
Member Highlights

After Hours
Please join us for
After Hours

October 24, 2019, 5-7pm

Hosted by

Bridgton Rotary Club
Bridgton Academy
Bridgton Academy
11 Academy Lane, N.Bridgton

*Open to the public
After Hours in 2019

  • November 21 - Chandler Funeral & Cremation Services in Bridgton

Mark your calendars!!!

Thinking about hosting a Chamber Business After Hours????? It's a great way to network and meet other business owners! Contact the Chamber to sign up for the 2020 year. Spots fill up fast so don't miss out!
16th Annual Maine Lakes Brewfest was held Saturday September 28th on the beach at Point Sebago in Casco!
It was a great day !!!!!
The Chamber would like to thank our sponsors for this year's Brewfest!
The Chamber would like to thank the following additional sponsors!

Conway Daily Sun
Lake Region Weekly
The Bridgton News
Turner Publishing
It's that time again! Wendi Smith is out visiting businesses for 2020 Area Guide!

Member Highlights
Rotary Club
The Bridgton-Lake Region Rotary Club, a non-profit service organization, whose purpose is to serve and provide financial assistance and engage in hands-on projects to support local groups in our service communities; provide guidance and support for local youth organizations; assist in projects through our partnership with Rotary International and other Rotary Clubs throughout the world; and provide a social network for our members, friends of Rotary and visitors to our region.
Bridgton Academy
For 211 years, Bridgton Academy has prepared young men for the competitive rigors of college and beyond by providing a postgraduate educational experience designed to build self-respect and create opportunity.
There’s no other school that has the people, the vision and the expertise when it comes to working with young men. Here in North Bridgton, Maine, in the foothills of the White Mountains, we are building college-ready success stories.

Heart & Hand Inc.

Created with Heart Completed with Hand
We have a full line of Poulin grain, livestock supplies,pet food, annuals, perennials and garden supplies, mulch etc.

We are a full service company from start to finish on landscape, construction and garden and animal supplies. We are now open year round.
Edward Jones Investments/
Jessica Stevens, Financial Advisor
Edward Jones serves nearly 7 million investors from more offices than any other investment firm in America. We attribute a great deal of our success to our principles and personal, long-term approach to investing.
We have consistently been ranked among the best companies to work for by FORTUNE magazine, and our employees tend to stay with us for years. As a privately owned company, Edward Jones has a very personal feel that’s almost like family. And we’re very proud of that.
Jones & Matthews P.A.
Jones & Matthews P.A. provides efficient, expert accounting and tax solutions to businesses and individuals.
We offer a complete range of accounting services, including tax planning and preparation, consulting, accounting and bookkeeping.
Our goal is to provide each client prompt, personal, and result-oriented services. We consider ethical standards to be of prime importance. Realizing that communication is key to all business relationships, accessibility is always guaranteed.
Our philosophy is to best serve all of our clients' accounting, tax, and accounting needs through dedication, hard work, and constant communication.
Maine Real Estate Choice
    Our service extends throughout the entire Sebago Lakes Region and includes the towns of Naples , Casco , Raymond , Windham , Bridgton , Harrison , Waterford , Sweden , Lovell , Fryeburg , Denmark , Sebago , Standish , Oxford , Otisfield , and Poland . We represent both buyers and sellers of year round residential and seasonal properties on such area lakes and ponds as Sebago Lake , Long Lake , Brandy Pond , Thompson Lake , Moose Pond , Highland Lake , Panther Pond , Crescent Lake , Pleasant Lake , Coffee Pond , Woods Pond , Trickey Pond , Thomas Pond , Crystal Lake , Raymond Pond , and Parker Pond . Many properties offer outstanding views of Shawnee Peak ski area, Pleasant Mountain, Mount Washington and the White Mountains of New Hampshire, the western Maine mountains and foothills, Sebago Lake, Long Lake, and may other area lakes and ponds.
We are affiliated with the Maine Mulitple Listing Service and offer a Maine Real Estate Property search page on our website. Here you can set up your personal search criteria and receive automated emails containing listings currently for sale that meet your specific criteria.
Server - Part Time

If you have serving experience and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment we want to talk to you. The successful candidate will be responsible for establishing friendly relationships with our patrons and ensuring they enjoy fast, pleasant service throughout their dining experiences. We’re looking for applicants with flexible schedules who don’t mind pitching in with other duties, such as hostessing when needed. Must be able to lift drink/food trays & work nights and weekends.

Please stop by and apply within or on
Gary's Olde Towne Tavern website www.garysoldetownetavern.com
Community Development Director
The ideal candidate will be a creative problem solver with strong follow-through and the ability to meet deadlines, posses exceptional written and verbal communication skills and be highly organized. A history of successfully executing community outreach activities and maintaining a positive local business atmosphere while recruiting new businesses is a must. You will also provide technical assistance to a variety of Boards and Committees requiring knowledge of state statues and local ordinances. Proven record of grant writing preferred.
If this sounds like you, be the first to meet an open deadline by submitting a letter of interest, resume and employment application to Executive Secretary “CDD Position” Town of Bridgton, 3 Chase Street, Suite #1, Bridgton Maine 04009 or by email jmurray@bridgtonmaine.org.
A complete position description and employment application are available at
Dear Community of Bridgton,
The University of Southern Maine is conducting a survey of permanent and seasonal residents and visitors to learn about people’s connections to the town of Bridgton. We are requesting your participation in a short anonymous survey. It is hoped that your input will help identify opportunities to keep Bridgton vibrant and prosperous, as well as build upon its strengths, and support its weaknesses. Please follow the link below. 
In addition, please pass along to your friends, family, and colleagues to help maximize our reach. Thank you for your help on this important work for our community.
Town of Bridgton and University of Southern Maine
Post 67 Bridgton is hosting a 100 th Birthday Ball in honor of Lopeman-Potts Post 67.
The Ball Committee has been hard at work. They are recreating the Military Ball that was held in Bridgton November 1919. The extent detail that is going into this planning is amazing. Hundreds of china patterns gone over to find the right 1919 style. Special colors for the banners and bunting to be period correct. Fine dinning and a Floor show . Dancing to follow. Many of our comrades are coming dressed in 1919 Dough boy uniforms to pay homage to our founders. The elegant period gowns are spectacular. This is a formal event with proper attire only. If you can still wear your military uniform, please do so. WW 1 uniforms are available to rent if you do so desire or suit and tie. Evening gowns for the ladies. 
Please contact Don or Line Mulcahy
At 207-890-8874 or 207-890-8887 for tickets. 
No tickets at the door. Advance tickets only!

Shawnee Peak Fall Festival
Saturday, October 12, 2019

Shawnee Peak
119 Mountain Road, Bridgton

$15 for Adults
$5 for Kids 5-10 years old
Free for kids under 5

Join us for our favorite day of Fall. We'll be spinning the Summit Triple offering scenic foliage rides. There will be live music, pumpkin painting for the kids, a beer garden, lawn games, apple cider donuts, and light snacks available for purchase. Admission includes one scenic chairlift ride and one pumpkin per child.

HOWL-oween Party at the Barn
hosted by Campfire Grille
Saturday, October 26, 2019

510 Portland Road (Next to Campfire Grille)
Bridgton, ME 04009

$10 per person

Tickets (on sale soon)

$10 before Oct 21st,
$15 after 10/22.
Campfire Coach will be available for local pick up and drop off service.
MUST BE 21+ with Proper ID
8th Annual Lake Region
Trunk or Treat
Saturday, October 26, 2019
1 PM – 4 PM

1877 Roosevelt Trl,
Naples, Maine 04055
Trunk or Treat
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Fryeburg Fair Grounds
1154 Main Street
Fryeburg, Maine 04037
*Additional Halloween events will be updated as we receive them.
Ladies' Weekend Out Merchant Sign Up Sheet click HERE
Coming Soon...
Musical meditations on piano with

Click HERE to view their website and upcoming events
and activities!
                        Youth Services
Every Week:
Tues : Tunes for Tots 10:00 am-11:00 am at Youth Department
Tues:  LEGO Club 3:30 pm-5:30 pm at Computer/Youth Services
Tues: Story Book Club 4:00 pm-5:30 pm at Meeting Room
Fri:  Preschool Storytime 10:00 am-11:00 am at Meeting Room and Children's Room
Adult Services
Every Week:
Tues:  Technology Help 10:30 am-11:30 am
Tues: Knitting and Needlecraft 1:00 pm-3:00 pm
Wed:  Conversational Spanish 4:00 pm-4:45 pm

with Micki Warner
Thursdays, October 3 rd & 24 th 6:00-8:00


on Saturday, October 26 th

Click HERE to view their website for activities and dates!
Do you have something going on in your neck of the woods? Let us know !
  • We will put your event in our weekly Chamber Chatter
  • Deadline for the chatter is Friday!
  • Your event will post the upcoming Tuesday
Call the Chamber at 207-647-3472 or email to officemanager@mainelakeschamber.com
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