Skowhegan Regional Chamber of Commerce

23 Commercial Street, Skowhegan Maine 04976
Office: (207) 474.3621
Jason Direct: (207) 431.2396
Julia Direct: (207) 431.1471
2022 Sponsorship Opportunities
Sponsorship is a great way to enhance your basic Chamber membership, purchase excellent marketing at affordable rates, and connect with your community.

The Chamber has multiple sponsorship opportunities. The Chamber is also willing to tailor sponsorship opportunities to your business. Contact us to talk about sponsorship opportunities.
When approaching the Holiday Season and the Skowhegan Regional Chamber of Commerce has its annual Jinglefest featuring 7 holiday events (Reindeer & Santa visit, Santa Letters, Festival of Trees, Holiday Toy Drive, Spruce the sneaky traveling Chamber Moose, Letter's to Santa & the Chamber North Pole)! This year, we need to continue to bring in some positivity and safe fun to the community and we want to give you the opportunity to help raise some funds for our Chamber and to promote your business!
Business Expo and Job Fair
This exciting and highly successful annual business and organization networking event is held each year at T&B's Celebration Center. Many businesses and organizations exhibit their products and services for a networking-exhibition event open to members and the public. This event is a great way to support business in the Skowhegan Region.
Small Business Week
We celebrate National Small Business Week. Since 1963, National Small Business Week recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create about two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year.

We Celebrate National Small Business Week in the Skowhegan Region by hosting events designed to educate small business owners, create networking opportunities and support small businesses throughout the greater Skowhegan Region and beyond.
Teacher Appreciation Week
We invite you to help us celebrate Maine’s outstanding educators. Appreciating our teachers is always important, but given the heroic effort of our schools this past year to meet the needs of learners during the pandemic, we owe our teachers even more gratitude! We are hoping to make sure all of the Somerset County Mainers who work in our schools feel valued and ensure that the nutritional, educational and social/emotional needs of our students are met!

If you are in a position to help us celebrate teachers and other school personnel, please think about what you can offer (discounted services, complimentary meal, beverages, etc.) and complete/submit the following form. We recognize that businesses have also been impacted by this pandemic, and hope that this recognition will be mutually beneficial for lifting educator spirits and increasing patronage for local businesses. We will publish the gift your business is offering in our newsletter and on all of our social media channels to promote and to thank you!
Annual Awards
The Skowhegan Regional Chamber of Commerce is proud to present The Annual Awards! Will be awarded annually to area businesses and professionals that are deserving of our attention and recognition. The event of the year brings together business leaders, notable politicians, and distinguished guests to T&B's Celebration Center to highlight and celebrate the success in the Skowhegan Region. This event is a great way to support businesses in the Skowhegan Region. Sponsor benefits are numerous in print, online, and live.
Central Maine BBQ Cookoff
Join the Skowhegan Regional Chamber of Commerce as we hold our Annual “Central Maine BBQ Cook-Off” !! If you're a backyard griller, or the professional, we urge you to sign up and prove who’s BBQ is the best!!

If you just like to eat BBQ, we will have you covered! You can buy tickets to taste all of the amazing BBQ the Grill masters will provide. Please remember there are a limited amount of People’s Choice tickets being sold to sample the food.

There will be music, food, drink and lots of fun!
Moonlight Madness
Hosted by the Skowhegan Regional Chamber of Commerce, this popular event includes kids’ activities provided by Skowhegan Parks & Rec, live music, numerous vendors, and the famous bed races.
Golf Classic
The Chamber Challenge Golf Tournament will take place at Lakewood Golf Course in August.

Registration fee includes 18 holes of golf with cart, dinner, and a goody bag for each golfer. Contest prizes, too.

This annual event and fundraiser helps support membership programming throughout the year. Enjoy a round of golf while networking with other local business members. What could be better? Gather your co-workers and friends to form a team, sign up individually, and/or consider a hole sponsorship -- there are several ways to participate. Sign up today!
Trunk or Treat
Cars will be lined up at the location parking lot with festively decorated trunks to provide a safe place for children to come trick or treat. There will be food, fun, and activities for the children. With candy and treats passed out to the kids and items distributed to parents as well, you don't want to miss the celebration.
Business After Hours
These monthly free receptions are hosted by a Chamber member in conjunction with the Chamber. These business networking events run from 5 to 7 pm at the host’s location often with many guests. The event includes a welcome from the Chamber, brief remarks from the host, hors d'oeurves and a cash bar, and prize drawings with a local personality.
Meet the Reps
The Chamber of Commerce hosts “Meet the Reps,” an event that brings members of the business community and public together with elected officials at all levels of government. This is everyone’s chance to ask questions, hear updates, provide input and meet your representatives. The events are from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. The forums are free and open to the public.
Member Appreciation Month
During a month of the year, the Chamber recognizes the many industries our members belong to on social media. The public is asked to tag their favorite businesses in each industry for a chance to be randomly selected to win a prize donated by a SR Chamber Member. After each poll is closed, the Chamber posts each member that falls under the corresponding category. This social media campaign gives our members far reaching exposure to our community.
Member Orientation
Chamber Member Orientation is held quarterly by the Chamber for members to familiarize themselves with the mission, programs, benefits, events, etc. that are available to them through their membership in the Chamber. The Board of Directors, Committee and Event Chairs and Chamber Staff in attendance are all introduced to those attending. Likewise, each attending member is asked to introduce themselves and give a brief overview of their business and what they are interested in receiving from their Chamber membership.
Ribbon Cuttings
You’ve invested so much of your time, talent and resources to make this day possible. We want to make sure your ribbon cutting, grand opening or ground breaking event receives the celebration it deserves. You bring the passion and vision, we’ll bring our expertise and the giant pair of scissors. Your sign and name will be mentioned in all ribbon cuttings for the year.
Business Trainings
The Chamber offers free workshops and seminars to members and the community on topics that focus on small business. These workshops and seminars help to promote business growth in the Skowhegan Region.
Our Parades are a favorite community tradition. Its mission is to provide a traditional community celebration with a focus on safety and accessibility. Thousands of people attend the parade each year and the marketing reaches tens of thousands in the months before the event. Sponsor this year’s parade and expand your business brand awareness here in our region.
Summer Movies
Free and Fabulous Family Fun in our Neighborhood

Summer Movies in the Park is a perfect chance to relax and enjoy a safe and special night under the stars. Come early and get a good seat! The Summer Movies in the Park event series began by giving local residents a reason to visit their local county and city parks for a free and safe evening event. This well-attended community activity deterred inappropriate after-hours park use and loitering and gave residents an opportunity to feel safe in their local park, thus encouraging future visits.
National Night Out
We team up with the Skowhegan Police Department for A national community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.
Edward J. Butler memorial scholarship
The Skowhegan Regional Chamber would like to bring back the Edward J. Butler memorial scholarship that had been issued in the past to a graduating senior in each of the school districts in the region. We are looking for your assistance to do this. 
Alton W. Whittemore memorial scholarship
The Skowhegan Regional Chamber would like to start the Alton W. Whittemore memorial scholarship that would be issued to a graduating senior in each of the school districts in the region. We are looking for your assistance to do this. 
Maine College Circle - Somerset Fund
Empowering the next generation of Maine . . . through aspirations, education, and effort. To inform and inspire early aspirations . . . to empower the youth of rural Maine . . . to build a brighter future for themselves . . . and for their communities.

Aspirations are what keeps a student motivated to learn and to improve his or her potential and ability and future opportunities. Aspirations are what moves a community forward, economically and culturally.

Many years talking with high school students about their opportunities beyond high school convinced me that if we are serious about raising aspirations to build a brighter future for the student and for the community, we must start talking with students long before high school. If they have no aspirations heading into high school, it is not a great experience for anyone.

Since 2012. the schools and communities of Skowhegan, Canaan, Norridgewock, Smithfield, and Mercer have recognized the effort and aspirations of 278 students in grades 3 - 6 by awarding them Somerset Future of Maine College Aspirations Scholarships and celebrating them in the community.

Please support the future of your communities . . . and some great kids!
Skowhegan Information and Business Center
Support the ongoing improvements of the Information Center in downtown Skowhegan and of our smaller information centers around the region also supporting the current area of greatest need in our ongoing needs and efforts.
Skowhegan Regional Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee (PAC)
Contribute to our PAC (Political Action Committee): SRCME is the Skowhegan Regional Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee (PAC). Our “PAC” allows Skowhegan Regional Chamber members and members’ employees to financially support candidates who support our industry. Our PAC is the “on the record, ethical system for supporting candidates and industry issues. We must support candidates who believe in our region and support our issues. Political decisions in Augusta and Washington determine your ability to do business in Maine and earn just a profit. Failing to pay attention to what Government is doing to business in general and to our industry is like ignoring a major new competitor in your neighborhood. You would not ignore the actions of your competitor. Can you afford to ignore the actions of Government? Government has been ignored for so long Maine is now ranked 1st in Taxation and 48th in the nation as a “business friendly state.” The important thing is to elect the best candidates who will strive to balance the budget, lower the tax burden on Maine citizens and get our economy moving again! It is your PAC, Your Choice, Your Voice! It requires Your Action!
Indian Statue
Indian Statue in Skowhegan Support the siting, maintenance, and educational efforts surrounding the Skowhegan’s Indian sculpture.
Newsletter Sponsorship
This monthly Chamber publication is the principal communication product to members, carrying news of businesses, upcoming Chamber events, and helpful information. The Business Newsletter is sent digitally to all members, is mailed to the business community, is available in print at the Chamber office, and is also published on the Chamber's website. 

Support your Chamber with an Annual Sponsorship in the Newsletter and promote your business at the same time! Our Weekly newsletters are done twice a week and printed once a month. They are sent to community leaders and organizations; it reaches over 2,000 readers and is archived on our Website for the year.
Information Sponsorship
Support your Welcome and Business Center, with placing an ad on the information racks by creating a sign and it will remain up for 12 months. This would be renewed with your membership. During the year we have thousands of people come into the center looking for information. The cost for this sign would be $50.00 to be made custom with your design, and the cost for the year is $500.00. Total sponsorship would be $550.00 for the sign being made, and in the center for the year.
TV Screens Sponsorship
Support your Welcome and Business Center, with placing an ad on the TV Screens in the front windows, with one facing the parking lot and one facing Commercial Street. Many people stop and read the screens. Total sponsorship would be $1,000.00 a year.
Coffee Bar Sponsorship
The Skowhegan Regional Chamber of Commerce greets people and hosts events regularly in our Chamber Office. With the Sponsorship we are also looking for you to provide ceramic mugs for use at Chamber office – exclusively used for the year at Chamber office.
Technology Sponsorship:
The Chamber is trying to stay up to date and are always working to have better technology that stays up to date for our members. This goes with our website as well as other technology. We are hoping that you would consider being a technology sponsor.
Newsletter Sponsors