October 5, 2023 | Issue 39

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Vote Now for the Annual Chamber Awards!


It's that time of year! Vote for the Chamber businesses, organizations, or individual(s), that you wish to see celebrated at this year’s Annual Chamber Awards Gala! This is your opportunity to recognize your favorite Waldo County businesses or Chamber members! We have offered nominees for your consideration. Write-in votes are also permitted. Paper ballots available at the Chamber.

Voting ends Thursday, October 19th.

And Save the Date! The Awards Gala will be held November 3, 2023 at 5:00pm at the United Farmers Market of Maine. Gala includes dinner & hors d'oeuvres by Delvino's, cash bar, and awards ceremony.


Tickets: $75/per person (tables of 8 available)

* Consider shopping and supporting our local Chamber members to prepare for the gala! Get your hair done at a salon, get that amazing new outfit you've had your eyes on, maybe even some new jewelry or accessories to compliment it all! We have so many wonderful shops to prepare you so enjoy getting fancy!

* The Chamber is very excited to provide a professional headshot at our Business Gala, included with your ticket! Our photographer will bring a professional setup and offers delivery of the images taken to each individual, all in very high resolution. These images will be perfect for professionals to use in their respective businesses and careers. Realtors who need to update your headshot, anyone wishing for a new photo for their website or business cards, or a couple who wishes to have a current photo! You'll be dressed for our event, so please come and take advantage of this offer.  

October Business After Hours with Magnolia Assisted Living

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. Join us every third Wednesday!

Magnolia Assisted Living

(Ribbon Cutting Event)

Wednesday, October 18, 530pm - 7pm

24 Martin Lane, Belfast

Click Here for a printable 2023 BAH schedule

2024 Advertising Kit - Belfast: The Bay And Beyond

Thinking about 2024 already? So are we! Planning for our 2024

'Belfast: The Bay and Beyond' regional guide is already 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

September 28th Newsletter

1) Maine Fall Foliage Report

2) Chamber Job Search

3) Wine & Whoopie / Stone Tree Farm & Cidery

4) Maine Craft Weekend

5) Searsport's Fling into Fall

Maine Fall Foliage Report

Plan your trip or where to visit for the best colors and sights this fall!

Fall in Love with Maine ~ MaineFoliage.com

Upcoming Events

Announcements & News

A Morning in Maine Sailing Tours Offering Last-Minute Deal for 10/5 and 10/6 Sails

Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition - October Outings & Programs

Belfast Senior College - New Board Members Announced

Buggin' ME Boat Tours - Book Now While the Weather is Still Nice

Coastal Mountains Land Trust - Nature Walk and Thrill of the Hill Race Oct. 7

Colonial Theater to Reopen November 4

Local Color Gallery Hosts Sandra Huck Oct & Nov

Gracefully Clean - Locally Made Cleaning Products Now Available at Home Supply Center

New Hope Midcoast Yard Sale Oct. 14

The Ocean House - Belfast Winter Rental Available

SeaHorse Stables Represented at Special Olympics 2023

Senator Chip Curry - Fighting Hunger in Our Communities

Waldo CAP Announces Virtual Community Engagement Meeting

Waldo County General Hospital Announces Drive Thru Flu Clinic

Waldo County Woodshed Annual Fall Fundraiser

WERU - 'One Small Step' Invites Participants

with Different Beliefs to Connect

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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