February 1, 2024 | Issue 5

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Please Welcome Our Newest Member, Something to Wag About!

Something to Wag About is a holistic pet grooming and doggie daycare located in Ellsworth. They will also be bringing a summer location to the Belfast Harborwalk this year!

In addition to receiving professional training, each groomer is Pet CPR/First Aid Certified. Whether your dog needs a baby sitter or a nail trimmer, you'll find what you need here! Dog training classes are also offered, teaching basic manners, communication and fundamentals of positive reinforcement training.

* SBA 2023 Maine Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award winner *

FMI: somethingtowagabout.com

328 Bucksport Rd. Ste 3, Ellsworth, ME 04605 | 207-667-2924

Please Welcome Our Newest Member, The Side Street Gallery!

The mission of The Side Street Gallery is to showcase the artwork of Beth Berman and other local artists. You can see such oil painting series as

In Living Color, Night Life, Dog Portraits, and more.

The gallery features paintings, handmade journals, scarves, cards and other unique offerings.

FMI: thesidestreetgallery.com

17 Mount Ephraim Rd., Searsport, ME 04974

Recent New Members:

Dos Gatos Gastropub | Amandine Bakery & Cafe | ConvenientMD

AJR Construction Services | Maine Dept. of Economic & Community Development

Petition to the University of Maine Regarding the Hutchinson Center

Given the University of Maine’s decision to divest itself of the Hutchinson Center, we respectfully request that the Hutchinson Center be transferred to local ownership in order to:

  • Retain the Center as the premier educational, cultural and community center of the Midcoast Maine region;
  • Acknowledge and protect the community’s investment in the Center; and
  • Preserve the opportunity for higher education at the Hutchinson Center today and for the future.

*** CLICK HERE to sign the petition ***

February Business After Hours

Every month our Chamber hosts an after hours event designed for members to meet and build relationships with business people from companies and organizations representing a variety of industries in our region. Stop by for a little while or stay and connect! This month we will be hosted by:

Belfast Curling Club

Wednesday, February 21, 5:30pm - 7pm

211 Belmont Ave. Belfast, ME

Click Here to see our hosts for the 2024 Business After Hours

January 25th Newsletter

1) Amandine Bakery & Cafe

2) Dos Gatos Gastropub

3) Hutchinson Center Petition

4) Aster & Rose Mexican Pop-Up

5) Chamber Job Search

Chamber Job Search (HOT ITEM)

Still looking for that new job? Need to know what's available in the greater Belfast area? We have a great page full of job opportunities large and small!


Chamber Members - you can submit your job postings by logging into your

ChamberMaster account or email chamberoffice@belfastmaine.org

Upcoming Events

Announcements & News

Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition - February Outings & Programs

Belfast Free Library Launches February Food Drive

The Healing Garden's Heart-Centered Council Event February 10

Maine Maritime Museum - Free Weekend Admission January & February

Pentagoet Inn - Dinner of Five Flags Inaugural Fundraiser

Schooner Charm - 2024 Reservation

Calendar Now Available

United Realty - February Highlights

Valentine's Day

Member Promotions
Click on ad for more information (where available)

Your Chamber Working For You!

Dorothy Havey, Executive Director


Scott Smith, Operations Manager


Board of Directors

President / Erin Merrifield, RE/MAX Jaret & Cohn

Vice President / Chris Nickerson, Whale's Tooth Pub, Northport Inn & Lodge

Treasurer / Michelle Curtis, First National Bank

Secretary / Megan Day, Waldo County General Hospital

Paul Dean, Counselor, City of Belfast

Dawn Gintz, Captain Nickels Inn

John McKeith, The Belfast Center

Elaine Potoker, Interloqui

Terri Tower, Camden National Bank

Mary Tripp, Bank of America

Travis Wood, Waldo County Technical Center

Staff Photography by Dave Waddell, Down East Magazine

Consider Becoming a Member!

The Mission of the Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce

is to champion a thriving business environment for its members through promotion, networking, advocacy, community partnerships and access to relevant information.

Follow the link above to find information about membership benefits and learn how we can promote you and help you achieve your goals. Your support helps us to better promote our region and businesses!

Community Links:

Belfast Free Library | City of Belfast | Harbormaster

Public Transportation | Waldo County General Hospital | YMCA

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