September 10, 2019
Chamber Chatter
In This Issue

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

After Hours
September 12, 2019, 5-7pm

Harvest Gold Gallery
1802 South Main St. Lovell

*Open to the public
*Lynda will be serving wine &
light appetizers

*Only 17 miles from the Chamber
September 19, 2019, 5-7pm

Chalmers Insurance Group
The Hayloft at Dragonfly Barn
95 Sandborns Grove Road, Bridgton

*Open to the public
After Hours in 2019

  • October 24 - Bridgton Rotary Club & Bridgton Academy at Bridgton Academy
  • 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!
The Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce, was happy to present a scholarship in the amount of $1000 to Tyler Small of Bridgton who is entering his sophomore year attending The University of Maine. Tyler is specializing in Engineering, and upon graduating, hopes to work for an engineering firm here in Maine. The Chamber’s funds for local scholarships are raised at the their Annual Charity Auction in May.
Pictured From Left: Kristine Karlsson, BOD Acting President, Tyler Small and Sue Mercer, Executive Director, GBLRCC

Brewfest Tickets on Sale!

BUY NOW and SAVE!!!!

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!


Lake Region Vocational Center and Lake Region High School are creating a Job's and Training Opportunity Posting Board. We are looking to help local businesses find young,
trainable employees and or future employees.

 Please send listings to Colleen Nobert at .
New Member
Kezar Realty
For more than 20 years as a mortgage banker and real estate agent, Stan Tupaj has been making real estate transactions go smoothly. As the owner of Kezar Realty, he knows what it takes to make a deal work from the perspective of both buyers and sellers.
Active in a number of community activities, Stan serves as a trustee for the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library, the Lovell Historical Society and the Fryeburg Academy Raider Boosters. He is the race director for the annual Lovell Old Home Days 5k race held each July.
Whether your interest is in a starter home or a prime waterfront vacation home, Stan works hard for you.
For more detailed information, please visit
Member Highlights
Lake Region Caterers, Inc.
Offering full service, liquor licensed catering. Our services include fantastic food, rentals, locations, bar service, servers, all brought right to your door. Truly one stop shopping! Outdoor, tented weddings are our specialty. Lobster Bakes, BBQ, you name it! Voted #1 Caterer for second year in a row! Check out our website at for menus, pricing or to talk to our consultant,
Vicki Toole, Owner.
Bridgton Eye Care
Bridgton Eye Care is dedicated to providing comprehensive eye care, glasses, and contact lenses to the Lakes Region. We also provide Vision Therapy for children and adults with reading and learning problems. Dr.Newell has over 25 years experience diagnosing and treating eye diseases and opened Bridgton Eye Care in 2005.

Chandel Associates, CPA

For tax preparation in Bridgton, Maine, you can count on Thomas P. Chandel, CPA at Chandel Associates, PA.
Thomas P. Chandel, CPA assists taxpayers and small businesses with taxes in Bridgton, Maine and the surrounding communities. Whether you are an individual or a local business in or around Bridgton, Maine, Thomas P. Chandel, CPA has years of valuable experience as an IRS registered tax preparer.
Fish Street Design
Fish Street Design is a firm specializing in residential and light commercial architecture design. With over 20 years of experience in new homes,renovations, and additions, our firm brings a wealth of knowledge to your project. From lakeside cottages to slope-side cabins,our firm, in close collaboration with each client, provides thoughtful, sustainable, and responsible design solutions.
Gagnon Heating & Cooling, Inc.
Gagnon Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. is a full service heating & air conditioning company specializing in utilizing technology to utilize our natural resources and remove our reliance on fossil fuels. Whether it be a geothermal heating & cooling system to help cut oil consumption, a radiant heat system to keep your home warm and your driveway free from ice & snow buildup, or a central air conditioning system to keep you comfortable year round.
Much of what we do involves geothermal heating & cooling systems. We have been installing geothermal systems since 2000. Gagnon Heating & Air Conditioning is Maine’s Geothermal leader with over 200 systems installed. With 24 hour on call staff, we are there when you need us.
One of our installations received the first Gold Level LEEDS certificate in New England. We are a member of the NEGPA (New England Geothermal Professional Association) and a member of the NBA. Quality assured through ACCA. We perform design work to determine your systems needs including geothermal heat pump needs, radiant heat and air system duct design. We also assist in well system design.
Hatch Excavation, Inc.
    In 1967, John Bosworth and Robert Hatch started a construction business called Better Homes. They specialized in home building, remodeling and repairs. Over the years, they plowed snow and the company grew. In 1996, they incorporated and the business name changed to Bosworth and Hatch, Inc. The business continued to build homes and expanded to include backhoe work. In 2007, John retired after forty years of building, Robert continues to work with his son Mark, as a business partner. After John's retirement, the company changed it's name to accurately account for the work that is being done today...Hatch Excavation Inc.
Towanda's Now Hiring!

Apply Within
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
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
A complete position description and employment application are available at
Campfire Grille NOW HIRING!

The Town of Lovell is seeking qualified applications for the position of Administrative Assistant to the Code Enforcement officer. The person in this position is primarily responsible for assisting our present Code Enforcement Officer. Any one hired should have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Word, Excel, Outlook and Adobe. All code enforcement officers must be certified by the State of Maine.
This is a part time position.
Approximately 15 hours per week.
A full job description can be obtained at the Town Office.
Please submit a letter of interest, resume and references to:

Town of Lovell Attention: Stephen Goldsmith 1069 Lovell, ME 04051 or via email to:
American Legion Post 67 has been very busy! Check it out!
Over the years Bridgton's American Legion Post 67 has been reduced to a handful of older members. A group of members from Post 155 in Naples have answered the call to revitalize post 67 and once again make it an asset to the community. For the most part this has been spearheaded by the American Legion Riders. The “Riders” are comprised of all three branches of the American Legion, the Legion members themselves along with the Sons of The Legion and the Legion Auxiliary.
L to R Rick DeArana, Rick Phinney, Hy Libby, Alfredo Gomez
Post 67 Bridgton proudly hosted ALR Chapter 31 of Monterey CA with a luncheon and a VIP tour of the Maine Military Museum in So. Portland and a Maine traditional meal the following day. ALR Chapter 67 presented Chapter 31 Monterey CA a Maine Flag showing their support for the veterans cemetery. The ALR supports this veterans cemetery ride from coast to coast.
ALR from Monterey California on their Epic Ride cross country to raise awareness and money to open the Veterans Cemetery in the former Fort Ord, CA. This has been a 28 year, yes 28 year project. 
Post 67 Bridgton hosted the American Legion Riders Summer Rally. Despite the threat of torrential down pours the weather held off. The rally was a hugh success in bringing together riders from all over the state. The Riders of Maine made a substantial donation to the Betsy Ann Ross Home for women veterans with children. 
Post 67 Vice Commander DJ and Sgt at Arms Mike Brady put their grandchildren to work.
The three volunteers came all the way from CA to help Post 67 serve the Community Breakfast and raise money for “Save the Post” Fund.
We start our Legion Riders early. Nathaniel Elsaesser 3 month old .
 Nathaniel Elsaesser 8 years old with Chapter 67 Big Brothers
Scott and Betsy Burnham Post 67 rented their ensemble for November 2019.
Scott Burnham on the roof and Robert Murphy
Post 67 Bridgton along with hosting our brothers from CA, and brothers and sisters from the state of Maine managed to get their historic post a new roof. Thank you to Everlast Roofing and Murphy Construction!
The front façade of the building has been completely rebuilt internally and strengthened. The water is on for the first time since 2007. The plumbing has been repaired and replaced, a new entry deck constructed, and soffits rebuilt. Its been a busy month for post 67.
Please join Post 67 for all you can eat Pancakes and Sausage breakfast every 1 st Saturday of the month at the Bridgton Community Center. $5pp 8:00 to 10:00.
Post 67 Service Officer Kelly Ela 
Since establishing our Service Office at the Community Center every Thursday from 9:00 to 1:00 we have been able to help 3 to 5 veterans per week. Please call 207-331-7722 to make an appointment regarding any questions in reference to VA Benefits and Programs. We are here to help you. There is never a cost!
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!
Join Yarmouth Boat Yard, Moose Landing Marina, Freedom Boat Club of Maine and dozens of Maine’s finest boating vendors, dealers, and boatbuilders at The Maine Boat Show. Maine’s newest boutique boat show will be held at Thompson’s Point, Portland’s hip, renovated historic venue, which is conveniently adjacent to the Amtrak station and easily accessible from the interstate.
Come see all the boats we will have on display and save BIG with fall special offers.
Financing Your Business
Thursday, September 12, 2019
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT

Norway Town Office 
19 Danforth Street
Norway, ME 04268
Intermediate Topics for Small Businesses

Maine State Library
Thursday, September 26, 2019
Presenter: Abbie McGilvery

Ladies' Weekend Out Merchant Sign Up Sheet click HERE
Coming Soon...
An evening of Afro-Carribean music with
An evening of midieval and Spanish blues music 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

Saturday, September 14th, 2019

PATSY CLINE with Mary Bastoni
Saturday, September 21st, 2019

Click HERE to view their website for activities and dates!
8th Annual Lake Region
Trunk or Treat
Saturday, October 26, 2019
1 PM – 4 PM

1877 Roosevelt Trl,
Naples, Maine 04055
*Additional Halloween events will be updated as we receive them.
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
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