Chamber Connection
Join us for our first Chamber Connection of 2022 and meet your Representatives!
We have invited representatives from the 23 communities that comprise the Kennebec Valley region. There will be an open discussion about the various issues the representatives are addressing in the 130th Maine State Legislature.
Come with your questions ready!
Thank you to our Chamber Connection Sponsors!
Cynergy Dodgeball Tournament
Cynergy is pleased to announce the return of Dodgeball! We have changed it from a six-week league to a one-day showdown tournament in response to the current Covid situation.

Important Information

  • The price to play is $250 per team.
  • The team minimum is eight players, and the maximum is ten players.
  • REGISTRATION CLOSES: Friday, March 4th.
  • Must be 18 years or older to play.

Remember we only have space for 16 teams, so get your group together and be prepared to dive, dip, duck, and dodge your way to the top for your chance to win the golden wrench!

If you want to have a team in the tournament but aren't sure about your teammates yet please email to secure your spot.
This program is brought to you in partnership with the City of Augusta Recreation Bureau!
Thank you to our Cynergy Sponsor!
March 9th, 11:30-1:00 pm
Augusta Civic Center
$20 for Members & $30 for Non-Members
Lunch Provided

Join The Chamber and Michelle Anderson from Junior Achievement of Maine and Kristin Ryan from Olympia Snowe Women's Leadership Institute for a presentation on
Building Foundations for Mentoring Maine's Future Workforce

Learn how the Kennebec Valley Chamber to learn how the Olympia Snowe Women's Leadership Institute and Junior Achievement of Maine are raising the confidence and aspirations of Maine students through intentional mentoring relationships with businesses and community members. Each program has a unique evidence-based approach to providing students with the tools and knowledge to foster meaningful connections in their careers and lives.
For the health of our guests, the luncheon meals will be served in pre-portioned containers, and tables will be spaced for social distancing. We ask all members to follow the Civic Center's masking policy.
Thank you to our Women's Network Sponsors!
Thank you to our Women's Network Room Sponsor!
van der Brew
March 23rd, 5:00-7:00 PM

van der Brew is pleased to host in partnership with AMI and Ted's Trackside this month's Business After Hours, located at 30 Summer St, Winthrop, ME. We hope all our members can join us Wednesday, March 23rd, 5:00-7:00 pm. Remember every Business After Hours is an incredible opportunity to meet and network with other business community members, win fantastic door prizes and participate in the 50/50 raffle.

We can't wait to see you there!

Thank you to our Business After Hours Sponsors!
Building Your Financial Toolkit
March 16, 10:00 am - 11:00 am, via Zoom

The Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Financial Authority of Maine or (FAME) invite you to attend our free work session and presentation on Building a Financial Toolkit. The presentation aims to teach employers and employees how to approach building personal financial wellness, focusing on saving for future higher education.
We hope to provide the needed information and tactics to help you get your toolkit ready for when you want to take the next step towards a Masters's degree, Technical School, or program, or planning for your child's education expenses.

Thank You to Our SBRT Sponsor!
Guidebook Requests
The KV Chamber is pleased to announce its 2022 Kennebec Valley Greater Augusta Region Guide has been published, printed, and delivered to the Chamber.

If you would like to make a request for copies to display in your business or for your own personal adventuring please email!!

Welcome Our New Members!
3D Supplements
Corey Pease, (207) 458-2638

Augusta Florist
Holly Gessner, (207) 626-2808

Knox Chiropractic
Keenan Knox, (207) 622-0131

Maxwell Rouleau, (207) 242-3853

Spectrum Business
Jeff Whitley, (207) 233-3695

Wicked Chic ME Boutique
Candace Niva, (207) 480-1224

Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park™ Augusta
Jeremy Callahan, (207) 689-4250
North Monmouth
Member Anniversaries
30+ Years
MaineGeneral Community Care, U.S. Cellular

20+ Years
A Partner in Technology, Discover Maine Magazine, Ganneston Construction Corp., Marshall Communications, Inc., North Country Rivers - Whitewater Rafting, Theater At Monmouth

10+ Years
Augusta Country Club, Concord Coach Lines, Facial & Oral Surgery Associates, Karen Johnson CPA LLC, Kennebec Land Trust, Liberty Mutual Company, Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance, New Dimensions FCU, Saltbox Primitives, Sullivan Tire, Viles Arboretum

5+ Years
A2Z Computing Services, Inc., AARP Maine, A-COPI Tennis and Sports Center, Augusta Kiwanis Club, Columbia Classic Cars, Harvest Time Natural Foods, Maine Laser Skin Care and Medi Spa, Maritime Energy, Merrill's Investigations & Security Services LLC, Otto's on the River, Staples,
The Breathable Home

Ameriprise Financial - D. Farago & C. Gilbert-Tondreau, Capitol Insights, Courtney Policy Group, Cushnoc Brewing, Highbrow, Parkhurst Property Services, Welcome Wagon

Chamber Member News
In anticipation of the 2022 gubernatorial election, the Maine State Chamber of Commerce is updating its flagship economic report, Making Maine Work: Critical Investments for the Maine Economy, in collaboration with our past partners – the Maine Development Foundation, Educate Maine, and Thomas College – as well as key stakeholders and like-minded organizations.
The Maine State Chamber would like to include YOUR input in the survey portion of this project. This brief survey should take approximately 10 minutes to complete and will close on Friday, March 11, 2022. You can access the survey online at by clicking on the link or pasting the URL into your browser.
These Making Maine Work reports historically include actionable recommendations for improvement in each of the economic areas revealed through a broad survey initiative. The project will inform candidates and voters using a data-driven, non-partisan approach, in hopes of garnering employer-friendly outcomes. With an anticipated release in July 2022, this edition of Making Maine Work will highlight the progress, challenges, and opportunities facing Maine’s economy as we work our way through the pandemic.
Thank you in advance for taking the time to share your opinions and experiences as a Maine employer. If you have any questions about the Making Maine Work project, please contact Melanie Baillargeon at the Maine State Chamber of Commerce by calling (207) 623-4568, ext. 110, or by emailing
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MaineGeneral Health Scholarships Available
MaineGeneral Health is now accepting applications for its 2022 Health Scholarship Program.
Scholarships support the education of health care professionals in the Kennebec Valley and are available to individuals pursuing degrees in a variety of health-related disciplines.

In 2021, MaineGeneral Health and individual sponsors awarded more than $37,000 in scholarships to 59 students in the Kennebec Valley. Scholarship recipients are pursuing degrees in nursing, radiology, pharmacy, sports medicine, social work, and other health care careers. Scholarships generally range from $500 to $2,500.

To learn more about MaineGeneral’s Scholarship Program and how to apply, visit The application deadline is Wednesday, April 6, 2022
O’Rourke Promoted to Commercial Loan Officer at New Dimensions FCU! Kyle O’Rourke has years of lending experience as a Commercial Loan Underwriter and Mortgage Loan Officer.

Directors and the lending staff are excited to have O’Rourke join their team as his experience and wealth of knowledge will be valuable as he settles into his position. His goal is to help as many small business members as he can. He states, “I am truly excited to be working with local business members and being an integral part of their growth. This is a tremendous opportunity, and I am looking forward to diving in. Over my time here at NDFCU this organization has shown me what it means to take care of our members and I am proud to be part of the team.” O’Rourke enjoys the beach and sitting outside by a campfire in the summer and fall months. O’Rourke resides in Waterville with his dog, Molly.

Ryan Poulin, CEO, states, “I am excited to promote Kyle to the Commercial Loan Officer position at New Dimensions. His passion, experience, and dedication make him the right fit for our business members.”
To submit Member News, send your press releases to:
KVCC Board of Directors
Earl Kingsbury, Chair*
Augusta Civic Center
Tim Walton, Chair-Elect*
Walton External Affairs
Michele Pelletier, Vice Chair*
PERFORMANCE Foodservice - NorthCenter
Matthew Tardiff, Treasurer*
J.S. McCarthy Printers
Alec Rogers, Past Chair*
Quality Inn & Suites Maine Evergreen Hotel
Cathy DeMerchant, Human Resources*
Capital Area Staffing Solutions, Inc.
Katie Doherty, President & CEO*^
Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce
* Executive Committee  ^ Full-Time Executive

Randall Anderson
The Meadows Golf Club
Joyce Blanchard
The University of Maine at Augusta
Karen Boston
Lipman Katz & Boston, P.A
Nathan Cotnoir
Camden National Bank
Lori Dube
Sprague & Curtis Real Estate
Sue Grenier
G&E Roofing Co., Inc.
Robbi Lockhart
Team EJP
Stacey Morrison
Ganneston Construction Corp.
Rebecca Pushard
Lynn Quirion
Macomber, Farr & Whitten
Andrew Silsby
Kennebec Savings Bank
Amy Marston
Central Maine Power Company
Nicole McSweeny
MaineGeneral Health

Special Counsel
Dennis Carrillo
Cloutier Carrillo, Capitol Law, PLLC

Emeritus Member
Eric Jermyn
Cross Employee Benefits
Steven Marson
Central Maine Pytrotechnics
KVCC Staff

Katie L. Doherty, President & CEO
Lindsay L. Corbett, Chief Operating Officer
Melissa L. Walden, Membership & Development Manager
Iris R. Alexander, Marketing & Events Manager