November 30, 2023 | Issue 47

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Holiday on the Harbor 2023

To what do our wandering eyes appear? Is it once again that wonderful time of year?? Yes! Santa returns to the Belfast Boathouse on the waterfront in Belfast! Join us Saturday, December 9th from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm! Join the Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce and Belfast Parks and Recreation Department in kicking off the holiday season! This is a FREE family event. Cookies, crafts, books, giveaways, and hot chocolate too!

You can also still support the Chamber's Ho-Ho-Holiday Book Drive efforts in collaboration with Belfast Rotary Club, to collect books for this year's event. New and gently used books can be dropped off at the Chamber Visitors Center at 14 Main St. in Belfast, M-F 9am-5pm.

December Business After Hours with Camden National Bank

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!

Camden National Bank

Wednesday, December 13, 530pm - 7pm

156 Main St., Belfast

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

2024 Advertising Kit - Belfast: The Bay And Beyond

Deadlines are fast approaching! Planning for our 2024

'Belfast: The Bay and Beyond' regional guide is well under way. Our guides were distributed far and wide this year, faster than we've seen before!

Have you been thinking about how you would like to advertise your business or organization? Plan ahead and get those prime spaces while they're available! Have a friend or family member that is interested in joining the Chamber and promoting through our guide? Encourage them to contact us today!

Click Here for the 2024 Advertising Kit

November 22nd Newsletter

1) Chamber Job Search

2) Susan Tobey White Book Signing


4) Grump & Sunshine Bookshop - Toe Dip Tuesday

5) 3 Newcomers Join Indie Bookstore Scene - Down East Magazine

Upcoming Events

Announcements & News

4th Annual Colburn Shoe Store Sock Drive Aims to Fill the Window (PenBay Pilot)

Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition - December 2nd Nature Outing

Belfast Maskers Announce 2024 Season

Eye Candy Burlesque Show at Hey Sailor December 2

Marsh River Cooperative Annual Report 2022-2023

Stone Fox Farm Creamery Pop-Up Event with H&H Mercantile December 10

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

Your Chamber Working For You!

Dorothy Havey, Executive Director

[email protected]

Scott Smith, Operations Manager

[email protected]

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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