Contents: Annual Meeting, New Member Update, Member Spotlight on ATX, Winterfest & More
January 2020
2020 Chamber Annual Meeting
January 29th
Guest Speaker: Nate Wildes
We are excited that Nate Wildes will be speaking to the membership at our annual meeting on Jan. 29th. The organization that he leads, Live and Work in Maine , is at the forefront of efforts to recruit more people and companies to Maine as a great place to live and work. Our Biddeford & Saco area needs more people to fill hundreds of openings currently for our companies to continue to succeed. It will be interesting to hear about the many ways Live and Work in Maine is working to attract more people to Maine!

It's recommended that all members attend the Chamber's annual meeting to hear a recap of 2019 activities and 2020 priorities, along with Nate's Keynote Address. The meeting will be held at the Ramada in Saco on January 29th from 7:30am - 9:00am.

To sign-up to attend, please click here
New Member Update

* Ricetta's Brick Oven Ristorante - We are excited to welcome this latest restaurant to the area, located at 512 Main St. in Saco. They feature a delicious and versatile Italian menu with brick oven pizza, pasta, wood fired grill, and other entrees, along with a great bar.

* Biscuits & Company - Famous for their Big Biscuit Breakfast Sandwich, this Biddeford restaurant has so much to enjoy. There's something for everyone on the menu, including gluten-free and vegan options, fresh salads, desserts and more. Catering and pop-up dinners are also part of the offering.

* Apex Youth Connection - This incredibly impactful local non-profit helps kids aged 8-18 aspire, persist and explore through adventure-based/hands-on programming, building skills and confidence in the process.

* Northwestern Mutual - This nationally-recognized firm is a leader in providing top-notch financial advice and counseling. Steve Turner is the local representative with many years of experience in helping clients achieve their goals.

* Nubble Books - This store in the Biddeford Crossing shopping mall area is York County's independent and locally owned book store. With a vast Children's section as well as a wide selection of books and cards, they are an important resource for our area and a great supporter of local initiatives.

* Loxsmith Bagel Co. - This bagel shop has a big following at their original location in Dover, New Hampshire, and we're thrilled they chose Saco for a second location. Visit them at 120 Main Street across from the Amtrak station for delicious fresh bagels, bagel sandwiches, coffee, soups and chowders.

* MGS Total Design  - MGS Total Design is a full-service advertising design company capable of handling all your promotional needs such as advertising design, web design, photography, marketing and printing.

* The Landing at Saco Bay - This memory care facility on Route 1 in Saco provides a balance of expert care and private living in a beautifully designed senior residence community. An integrated part of the community for years, this small home environment is ideal for seniors suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
Monthly Member Spotlight:
ATX Advisory Service
ATX Advisory Services is a Maine-based technology consulting firm that helps mid-sized organizations leverage enterprise software and data. We recently toured their newly renovated building in Biddeford and learned more about this leader in technology services.

PLEASE CLICK HERE to read this Member Spotlight
Recent News from Volk Packaging
We recently heard some exciting news from member Volk Packaging Corp. about a first-in-the-country investment they are making that will take their company to new heights...

PLEASE CLICK HERE to read this press release

Seeds of Hope Warming Center

To help combat the challenges of homelessness, Seeds of Hope has recently been approved to serve the area as a warming center on cold evenings. They are looking for volunteers to help with this important initiative that will run throughout the challenging Winter months.

For more information on how to help, please CLICK HERE
Winterfest Coming Soon

Biddeford's annual weekend of fun-filled events for the whole family will be held at the end of the month - see you at the sledding hill!

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:
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