February 8, 2024 | Issue 6

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Please Welcome Our Newest Member, Seaboard Federal Credit Union!

As a member of the Seaboard Federal Credit Union, you will share in the ownership of a full service financial institution. Their credit union is democratically controlled and you take part in your financial future by electing your Board of Directors.

Since 1940 Seaboard Federal Credit Union has strived to meet the needs of its owners in providing a safe and sound financial alternative. Whether it's opening your child's first savings account or buying a new home, we're here to serve you. They strive to keep costs low and profits are returned to their members through lower fees and higher dividends because they are not for profit, but for service.

So remember, at Seaboard Federal Credit Union, you're not just an account holder - you're an owner - and ownership makes a difference.

FMI: seaboardfcu.com

177 Main St. Bucksport, ME 04416 | 207-469-6341

Please Welcome Our Newest Member, Heavy Element!

Heavy Element is Maine's premier new media production studio! Every brand has a unique story and they want to help you tell it. They believe that brands have an opportunity to build a deeper relationship with their clientele through their online presence. Heavy Element can help.

They create beautiful & responsive websites, produce video content for the web & television, help clients reach millions of potential customers through social media & online ads, and much, much more. They can work at any scale, too! Be it international brands or locally owned businesses. Name your audience and they'll help you reach them.

Don't miss your chance to tell your story.

FMI: heavyelement.io

205 Depot St. Unity, ME 04988

Recent New Members:

Something to Wag About | The Side Street Gallery | Dos Gatos Gastropub

Amandine Bakery & Cafe | ConvenientMD | AJR Construction Services

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

February 1st Newsletter

1) Chamber Job Search

2) Hutchinson Center Petition

3) Chocolate Fest / Searsport First Congregational Church

4) 3 Sister Retreat for Women / Stockton Harbor Yurts

5) Cabin Fever Sale / Our Town Belfast

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

Bangor Savings Bank - Community Matters More Voting Through February

Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition - Apply for Penobscot Bay Stewards

Belfast Developing Plan to Rebuild a More Resilient Waterfront (FOX22/ABC7)

Belfast Free Library - Join the Friends of the Belfast Free Library

Belfast Garden Club Hosts Waldo County Bounty Co-Founder Bamman Feb. 20

Belfast Maskers Hold Auditions for One-Acts February 10

BlueJacket Shipcrafters - February ShipShape News

Front Street Pub Mardi Gras Specials

Home Instead Career Fair in Rockland February 15

IRS - Various Deadlines Postponed for Maine Taxpayers Impacted by Storms

Maine Artisans Collective to Begin Jurying for New Consignors

Pentagoet Inn - Dinner of Five Flags Inaugural Fundraiser

Unity Pond Pottery Creates Classes for Beginners (WABI-TV5)

United Realty - February Highlights

Waldo County General Hospital to Host Community Town Hall March 3

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

*** Weekly Deadline for Newsletter Submissions is Tuesday by 4pm ***

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14 Main St. | PO Box 58 | Belfast, ME. 04915

207-338-5900 | www.belfastmaine.org

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