January 25, 2024 | Issue 4

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Please Welcome Our Newest Member, Dos Gatos Gastropub!

Dos Gatos is a new speak-easy style gastropub that will be serving a taco-centric menu prepared with house-made tortillas. Offering and celebrating traditional standards as well as some taco combos of their own design (e.g. duck confit, crab, etc). Dos Gatos' bar will serve classic cocktails and specialize in margarita variations with an extended selection of mezcals and tequilas.

* Soft opening Friday, January 26th * Regular hours TBA

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84 Main St. Belfast, ME 04915

Recent New Members:

Amandine Bakery & Cafe | ConvenientMD

Maine Dept. of Economic & Community Development

AJR Construction Services | Colonial Theatre

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 ***

Apply for Arts in the Park 2024

Applications for the 2024 Arts in the Park will be accepted now through February 26. This year's event will be held on June 29 & 30 at Steamboat Landing Park on the Belfast waterfront.

Artists that are full time residents or summer residents of Maine can apply to the show. This is a juried event. Applicants will be contacted to participate after jurying in March.

You can apply online or print and mail your application: belfastmaine.org/events/arts-in-the-park

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January 18th Newsletter

1) Chamber Job Search

2) Amandine Bakery & Cafe

3) Limina Renewal Center / Winter Retreat

4) Willow Moon Ventures / Bouquet Subscription

5) ConvenientMD

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

Amandine Bakery & Cafe Soft Opening Jan. 25

Chef George Duran Discovers Lightly Smoked Salmon at Ducktrap

The Cinderella Project is Looking for a New Host Venue

Coastal Mountains Land Trust - Go Tracking with Maine Coast Heritage Trust Feb. 1

Colonial Theatre - Screening of 'Nice People' on Jan. 30, Post Film Discussion with


Habitat for Humanity

Can Use Volunteers

Maine Maritime Museum - Free Weekend Admission January & February

Schooner Charm - 2024 Reservation

Calendar Now Available

Senator Curry Submits Bill to Transfer Ownership of University of Maine’s Hutchinson Center to City of Belfast 

Member Promotions
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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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