Upcoming Chamber Events
August 27th - SLRCC Scholarship Golf Open - Point Sebago Golf Resort
September 19th - Sebago Spirits Festival
Please contact the Chamber for more information!
Headlines that Matter
Re-Opening News
Mills Unveils “Keep Maine Healthy” Plan
The plan has three cornerstones:

  1. Testing as an Alternative to Quarantine: The State will allow adults who obtain and receive a negative COVID-19 test no later than 72 hours prior to arrival forgo the 14-day quarantine upon arrival in Maine.
  2. Increasing Symptom Checking: Given that at least half of all people with COVID-19 show symptoms, the State will encourage symptom checks through State and local systems, as well as through the private sector, like those the State has already required for some COVID-19 Prevention Checklists utilized by Maine businesses.
  3. Supporting Local Public Health and COVID-19 Prevention Efforts: Recognizing that municipalities are on the front lines for community questions and concerns related to COVID-19 and that many municipalities would like to partner with the state to be part of the solution, the State will incentivize municipalities to develop and implement their own COVID-19 prevention and protection plans by reimbursing municipal costs associated with public health education and prevention activities. The State will support up to a total $13 million statewide from the 100 percent federal Coronavirus Relief Fund. Local prevention and education plans should include a point of contact for the municipality or Tribal government and one or more of the following:
  • Public education activities: This could include printing and posting of existing State or national COVID-19 prevention information and developing local educational activities that are consistent with CDC guidelines.
  • Physical distancing and public health support: This could include fences, tape, and signage for physical distancing in public spaces and closed streets; providing staff to limit crowds in front of restaurants, bars, beaches and other sites; new traffic pattern signage and education; purchases of personal protective equipment and hand sanitizer to be made available for staff, visitors, and for use at public locations; and extra cleaning supplies and additional staff time required for enhanced cleaning and management of public spaces and restroom facilities.
  • Local business assistance: This includes staff time for a Code Enforcement Officer, Local Health Officer, or other person designated by the municipality or Tribe to be the local contact for educating local businesses on best practices. 
Additionally, the State will exempt residents of New Hampshire and Vermont from the testing and 14-day quarantine requirement altogether.
Full details on Keep Maine Healthy can be read  HERE .  
Upcoming Webinars
WorkShare: An alternative to Layoffs
Presented by MDOL Laura Fortman & Deputy Commissioner Kim Smith
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 I 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Virtual Seminar

Some employers may be able to enroll in the WorkShare program and reduce working hours instead of laying off their employees. Join the Maine State Chamber + MDOL to find out more about this program and how it might work for your business..
Cannabis Conundrum
Presented by the LAMCC
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 I 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Virtual Seminar

Back by popular demand! Our experts will help you prepare for and understand the changing cannabis landscape in the workplace and help you draft workplace policy on cannabis to jumpstart your planning.
Hiring Success Post Covid-19: Recruitment Marketing in the New Normal  Presented by  Manpower Maine
Thursday June 18, 2020 I 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM - Virtual Seminar

Join Heidi Sawyer, Market Engagement Manager at Manpower Maine, as she reveals hiring + retaining challenges + trends, and helps you strategize how to attract new talent so your business can drive results in the new normal.
ME Counting on You!
The Maine State Chamber of Commerce launched a public awareness campaign with Maine’s local and regional chambers. They are encouraging all Mainers to do their part to stop the spread of COVID-19. They are counting on every Maine individual to act safely and responsibly so Maine reopens successfully and we can all get back to business.

They have launched a website, www.MEcountingonYou.org , providing resources and messaging encouraging people to follow recommended health and safety guidelines and precautions, such as wearing a mask and gloves and practicing social distancing.
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We're Here For You!
The Sebago Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce office is open to the public. The number of visitors allowed inside is limited to 5 people and they need to wear masks at all times. Office hours will be Tuesday - Thursday, 9-3pm. As always, feel free to reach out to us anytime at 207-892-8265, or email at info@SebagoLakesChamber.com.
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