Chamber Blog

Chamber’s Business and Community Expo returns on September 8 in an outdoor setting

The Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce is proud to once again host its annual Business and Community Expo on Wednesday, September 8, from 2 to 6 PM. The Chamber is creating a safer, fresh-air environment by taking the event outdoors this year at Rockland Plaza on Maverick Street in Rockland, just outside Planet Fitness. The event is free and open to the public, and close to one hundred local businesses and organizations will be on display to share information and answer your questions. Continue Reading →

Chamber announces plans for 2022 Regional Guide

Posted Friday, August 13, 2021

Chamber announces plans for 2022 Regional Guide

The Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce is pleased to be returning to production of a full, redesigned version of their premier regional guide, The Jewel of the Maine Coast, for 2022. Chamber staff and board members worked hard to support local businesses during the extreme challenges of the past year, including the publishing of a 2021 addendum to complement remaining copies of their 2020 guide. The decision to return to a full edition of "The Jewel" reflects the influx of visitors and continued interest in the Camden-Rockland region. Continue Reading →

2021 Business After Hours Schedule

Posted Thursday, June 17, 2021

2021 Business After Hours Schedule

Business After Hours is the premier networking event for area business professionals, giving you the opportunity to discuss and share ideas while learning about other local businesses in a relaxed, social setting. Presented monthly by the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce. Continue Reading →

The 2021 cruise ship season has begun!

Posted Friday, May 28, 2021

The 2021 cruise ship season has begun!

The American Cruise Lines vessels, Independence and American Constitution, have resumed their New England cruises for the 2021 summer season, with visits planned to Camden and Rockland through September 30th. With modified passenger occupancy in place at this time, the Independence will carry a maximum of 96 passengers per trip, and the Constitution will carry a maximum of 175 passengers per trip. American Cruise Lines has taken significant steps to ensure the safety of their passengers and crew this season, with a comprehensive health and safety plan and operating policies. Continue Reading →

Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce is on the move

May 6, 2021—Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce has announced the relocation of its Rockland Information Center to 25 Park Street. Formerly located at 1 Park Drive in a space owned by the Maine Lighthouse Museum, the move became imminent with the relocation of Park Street Grille from its neighboring location at 279 Main Street. Continue Reading →

Your Photo Could be Worth $100!

Posted Thursday, April 15, 2021

Your Photo Could be Worth $100!

The Maine’s Midcoast & Islands (MMI) regional tourism organization is funded by the Maine Office of Tourism (MOT), and governed by an association of Chambers Of Commerce from Brunswick to Belfast. The region exists to attract visitors to our region, which extends from Brunswick along the coast to Searsport, and most communities in Sagadahoc, Lincoln, Knox and Waldo counties. One thing we’re always in need of is photography, specifically beautiful or moving photography, that makes people want to come here. Content is king! Continue Reading →

Kerry Altiero is Community Person of the Year 2020 at Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce Gala

The Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce Virtual Awards Gala premiered on the Chamber’s YouTube channel on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 7PM. The Virtual Awards Gala was an opportunity to recognize those who have made extraordinary contributions to our community in 2020. The event can still be viewed online at http://bit.ly/PenBayChamberAwards

The top award of the evening, the prestigious Community Person of the Year Award, was presented to Kerry Altiero of Owls Head. Continue Reading →

Rockport Consultant Elected Chair of Pen Bay Chamber Board

Rockland – January 22, 2021 – Jeffrey Hamilton of Rockport was elected as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce at the board’s annual business meeting Thursday. Hamilton replaces Garry Schwall of Pine Grove Cottages in Lincolnville as the Chamber’s Board Chair. Schwall had served as chair for the past year, and did not seek re-election to the post, although he remains on the board. Continue Reading →