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Tradition fills the streets as holiday season starts

Posted Monday, November 30, 2015

Tradition fills the streets as holiday season starts

ROCKLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The holiday season kicked off in Rockland on Friday and was made official by the traditional arrival of Santa Claus on the waterfront. (see full article...
http://www.wcsh6.com/story/life/holidays/2015/11/27/rockland-holiday-starts/76468658/)

Santa always lands in Rockland with the help of the Coast Guard, and they did it again Friday, bringing him to Buoy Park at high tide.

Hundreds of children, parents and grandparents were there to greet him. Some parents said they remembered doing this when they were kids. To no one's surprise, the Jolly Old Elf drew a big crowd of kids from the moment he climbed the ramp from the dock. They followed Santa to his "workshop" in Harbor Park, where he visits with youngsters after the arrival.
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Annual Chamber Awards Open for Nominations

Posted Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Annual Chamber Awards Open for Nominations

This is your opportunity to nominate your favorite business or individual for one of our prestigious awards.

Listed are our award categories. Please include why you think your nominations best exemplify the award category. Continue Reading →

PBRCC proudly announces the 2016 Business After Hours schedule

Business After Hours is the premier networking event for business professionals, giving you the opportunity to discuss and share ideas while learning about other local businesses. It is a relationship-building experience held in a relaxed setting that benefits you and your company through added contacts and resources.
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News from Rockland Maine Street, Inc.

Posted Monday, August 17, 2015

News from Rockland Maine Street, Inc.

1. Shop Second Saturday (s2s) -
s2s is a statewide promotion sponsored by the Retail Association of Maine. It's easy to sign up, but you must do so as your own business. There is heavy participation in southern and central Maine with this promotion, but not so much here in the Midcoast. I encourage you to register your business and to take advantage of this opportunity to promote and drive business into downtown Rockland and into your door for 2nd Saturday specials.
Check this link, http://shopsecondsaturday.com/ scroll down the page to see what businesses around the state are involved, then go ahead and register. It's that simple. After that, you dictate what your s2s Special will be every month. The more downtown Rockland businesses that participate, the stronger the promotion will be for everyone.

The Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce supports this program, as does Rockland Main Street, Inc.

2. Help Wanted Promotion
This is the time of year when your business may have a need to replace departing seasonal employees or when you're thinking about gearing up for the fast-approaching holiday season. With the stretching of the season, there is plenty of time and lots of customers planning to come to downtown Rockland to eat and shop and browse the galleries and museums.

Rockland Main Street, Inc., can assist you in getting the word out about your job opportunities within your business by posting your vacancies on our RMSI Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rockland-Main-Street/128114453277 which has nearly 4,000 followers. RMSI is offering this for only a limited amount of time, so please respond with your current job openings ASAP.
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Chamber Seeks Donations for Fall Annual Auction

Posted Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Chamber Seeks Donations for Fall Annual Auction

The Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce (PBRCC) is seeking donations of goods and services for the Annual Chamber Auction to be held in the fall.

In September, the “doors” will open to the Chamber’s online auction portion, which runs through September and October at www.BiddingforGood.com/PBRCCAuction. The live auction will occur October 23 at a location to be determined. All money raised supports our mission of promoting the interests of our members by advocating for the commercial and economic development of the region.
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