Contents: Legislative Recap from Sen. Chenette, Upcoming Events, New Chamber Members & More
July 2019
2019 Maine Legislative Session Recap
Guest Column from Sen. Justin Chenette
State Senator & fellow Chamber member Justin Chenette was kind enough to provide us with a "guest column" this month that recaps major initiatives during this year's legislative session in Augusta ... thank you Justin!
Mark Your Calendars! Member Appreciation Event

You are cordially invited to our annual Chamber Member Appreciation Night on Thursday, August 22nd at 5:00pm in Mechanics Park . This is our opportunity to thank you for being a member; your support helps us promote your business and all the great things happening in our community. Chamber member Rustic Taps will once again offer gourmet wood-fired pizza and beverages from their food truck, and we'll have music and other surprises. This was a big hit last year so lets make this year's event even more memorable.

New Chamber Member Update

* Mary Lee Taylor Photography - This new business at 110 Main St. in Saco is a great one-stop shop for all of your photography needs: weddings, portraits, and so much more, leveraging Mary Lee Taylor's expertise and experience.

* Biddeford Physical Therapy - Please welcome this new practice to Biddeford - they have a fantastic facility that is conveniently located on Barra Rd., and have customer-centric, experienced medical professionals to handle any and all physical therapy needs.

* K&S Overhead Door - This Saco business features a great line-up and selection of garage / overhead doors & openers, as well as repair services.

Monthly Member Spotlight: XL Sports World
We recently had the opportunity to sit down with Jamie Kelly, General Manager at XL Sports World in Saco, to learn more about the numerous offerings for fitness and fun they have going in in their facility.

PLEASE CLICK HERE to read this month's Member Spotlight
Two Great Upcoming Area Festivals

These two upcoming area festivals are great opportunities for summer fun:

THE ST. DEMETRIOS GREEK FESTIVAL - This annual celebration of Greek music, culture & cuisine takes place this weekend in Saco, July 19th - 21st ... for all the details, go to:

THE FAMILY FUN FESTIVAL - This 12th annual celebration in Biddeford, formerly called the Bacon St. Festival, takes place Sunday, August 4th , from 12:00pm to 4:00pm in the St. Andre's Senior Housing parking lot. Food, fun, games and more - for more information, go to
SMHC Benefit Golf Tournament
Southern Maine Health Care is hosting their 25th annual golf tournament to benefit their Center for Developmental Medicine. The event will take place on September 12th at chamber member Dunegrass Golf Club. For more information, PLEASE CLICK HERE
E2 Tech Evening Social on July 24th

E2 Tech, the Environmental & Energy Technology Council of Maine, is hosting an evening social coming up on July 24th in Portland. This organization is run by Marty Grohman of Biddeford and this event is a great networking opportunity for interested area business community members.

CLICK HERE for all the details
Community Education Classes at YCCC

Did you know that York County Community College has a wide variety of community-based education classes, from learning about Drone Technology to Art Classes and Animal Behavior classes?

CLICK HERE to see the full list of Community Education Classes
Biddeford Airport Open House on August 17th

The Biddeford Municipal Airport will be hosting an open house to let the community see the airport, promote local businesses and help raise money for Angel Flight Northeast. The Chamber will be there, hope to see you there as well.

Give Kris Reynolds at the airport a call to learn more at (207) 282-1893
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.
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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