November 16, 2023 | Issue 45

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Please Welcome Our Newest Member, Eye Candy Dance & Fitness Studio!

Eye Candy Dance and Fitness Studio is owned by Megan Crochere. You can find studio locations in Belmont, Ellsworth and Bangor. Their studio has one goal - women empowerment. They offer many dance classes you won't find anywhere else, such as burlesque, pole fitness and belly dance.

Tickets to classes can be purchased by visiting their website and selecting Belfast.

See their upcoming show at Hey Sailor in Searsport on December 2nd at 7pm!

Find out more by calling 207-505-0654 or visit

Recent New Members:

Magnolia Assisted Living | Small Business Administration | A Morning in Maine Sailing Tours

Buggin' ME Boat Tours | Fidium Fiber | Human Development Coaching 

2nd Annual Ho-Ho-Holiday Book Drive

Support the Chamber's efforts in collaboration with Belfast Rotary Club, to collect books for this year's Holiday on the Harbor event on Saturday, December 9th. For the month of November (and early December), you can drop off new or very gently used books that children will be able to take home at our holiday event.

Books can be dropped off at the Chamber Visitors Center at 14 Main St.

M-F 9am-5pm.

Our Town Belfast Holiday Passports are Here!

How to participate:

  1. Pick up your Holiday Passport at Our Town Belfast (82 Main Street) or the Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce (14 Main Street) and shop participating downtown Belfast businesses now through December 17.
  2. Make a purchase and have your passport stamped (one stamp per business).
  3. Receive a minimum of five stamps to enter a gift card raffle. Gift cards have been generously donated by the participating businesses. The more stamps, the greater your chances.
  4. Return your completed passport to Our Town Belfast or the Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce by 9:00 p.m. Sunday, December 17.
  5. OTB volunteers will hold a random drawing on Monday, December 18.
  6. Winners will be posted on, OTB’s Facebook page, and in OTB’s newsletter on Tuesday, December 19.

November 9th Newsletter

1) Nautilus Restaurant Staying Open

2) Colonial Theatre Re-Opening

3) Chamber Job Search

4) Citizen of the Year - Colby Horne

5) New Owners for Belfast Opera House

Upcoming Events

Happy Thanksgiving

Announcements & News

* Downtown Belfast Events for the Holidays *

Bank of America Team Members Serve Up Soup Kitchen Support (TRJ)

Belfast Garden Club - Learn How to Manage Critters in the Garden November 21

BlueJacket Shipcrafters - November ShipShape Newsletter

Direct Communications Makes Donations to Local School Districts RSU #3 & RSU #71

Eastern Maine Community College - Free Workforce Development Programs

Nautilus Restaurant - Owners Now Committed to Staying Open Until New Ownership

Penobscot Shores Retirement Community - Steve Bowler Named Executive Director (PenBay Pilot)

ReVision Energy Acquires Sun Bug Solar of Massachusetts

Toddy Pond Farm Opens Extensive Trail Network for Guests Through TrailForks App

TRJ - A Letter from the New Owners of the Belfast Opera House

United Midcoast Charities' Day of Giving December 9

USDA Rural Development Invests Over $20M in Maine

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 / Sue Beemer, Cornerspring Montessori School

Vice President / Erin Merrifield, RE/MAX Jaret & Cohn

Treasurer / Michelle Curtis, First National Bank

Secretary / Christy Lewis, Fellows, Kee, Tymoczko & Lewis

Megan Day, Waldo County General Hospital

Paul Dean, Counselor, City of Belfast

Dawn Gintz, Captain Nickels Inn

John McKeith, The Belfast Center

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

Elaine Potoker, Interloqui

Terri Tower, Camden National Bank

Mary Tripp, Bank of America

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.

Community Links:

Belfast Free Library | City of Belfast | Harbormaster

Public Transportation | Waldo County General Hospital | YMCA

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