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Cruise ship season has begun!

Posted Thursday, June 2, 2016

Cruise ship season has begun!

Yes, it's that time of year again. We have a steady schedule of cruise ships visiting the Camden/Rockland region from June through October. This year, more than 60 cruise ship visits are planned among the Camden and Rockland ports, featuring 6 different cruise ships and 5 different brands, yielding approximately 5,900 passenger days ashore in our communities. New this summer: passengers of the Grand Caribe will be starting and and then finishing two, back-to-back 12-day cruises in Rockland, which should provide overnight accommodation, dining, and ground/air transportation opportunities for our members. Continue Reading →

Memorial Weekend Events in the Camden/Rockland Region

For your information and enjoyment, this list has been compiled by the staff at the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce. It includes events that organizations have told us about and some that have been gathered from the local media. We encourage you to call ahead to double check before attending. Have fun!
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Premium Member - Lincolnville Communications, Inc.

Lincolnville Communications, Inc. (LCI) is a wholly owned subsidiary and member of the Lincolnville Telephone Family of Companies that has been operating in the Midcoast region of Maine since the early 1900’s. With a long-standing history of providing excellent customer service, we are local communication experts that provide High Speed Broadband (up to 10 Gig bps), High Definition Digital TV and a multitude of voice service options over fiber optic cable connected to the premises throughout the region. With corporate headquarters located in Nobleboro and satellite offices in Lincolnville and Bangor, LCI is geographically advantaged and uniquely positioned to provide all aspects of residential and buiness-class communications along the entire Midcoast region. Continue Reading →

Volunteer at the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce!

In preparation for a busy summer season, the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce is seeking to fill a limited number of volunteer positions for its Camden and Rockland Visitor Centers and as cruise ship passenger greeters in Rockland.
The Chamber seeks friendly, professional, and reliable individuals who enjoy interacting with people from all walks of life and who are enthusiastic about promoting our region, our Chamber members, and our area’s many events and activities. Individuals who are able to commit to a regular, 3 to 4 hour weekly time slot during the summer season are preferred. If you cannot offer that amount of time, the Chamber also needs cruise ship greeters who spend about an hour each week greeting passengers coming ashore in Rockland. Year-round volunteers and single-day event volunteers are also needed. For all positions, knowledge of the local area is essential. Most positions will start around Memorial weekend and run through the fall foliage season.
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Senator King to speak at Chamber Business Breakfast on May 23

US Senator Angus King (I-Maine) will be the featured speaker on Monday, May 23 at the Business Breakfast of the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce. The event will be held at the Samoset Resort in Rockport, and will run from 7 am to 9 am.

The Chamber’s Business Breakfast program will occur quarterly going forward, and is designed to provide networking opportunities for local businesses, along with a chance to hear from high profile speakers in a local setting. “We are most grateful to Senator King for his willingness to serve as our featured speaker at our Business Breakfast,” said Thomas Peaco, Executive Director of the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce. “We could not think of a better person to help us re-introduce this important benefit to our members,” said Peaco.
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Chamber's Annual Tourism Summit to be held on April 27

​The Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce will host a Tourism Summit on Wednesday, April 27 at 16 Bay View in Camden. The Summit will run from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. and will include a light breakfast and lunch.

During the daylong seminar, community and chamber members will have the opportunity to hear from and interact with State of Maine tourism experts from both the public and private sectors.

“Don’t miss out on this great event,” said Alicia Bagnall, Director of Events. “Our Tourism Summit speakers will be engaging, informative and here to help us all kick off a successful 2016 tourism season.”

To register for the Tourism Summit, please call the Chamber’s Rockland office at 207-596-0376. Deadline to register is Wednesday, April 20. Tickets for this event are limited, so don’t delay! $25 for Chamber members, and $35 for non-members. Questions about the event may be directed to Alicia Bagnall at 207-596-0376 or via email at alicia@penbaychamber.com. Continue Reading →

Chamber Unveils Plans For Interior Renovations To Camden Visitor Center

The Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce announced plans for interior renovations to their Visitor Center on the Public Landing in Camden, a facility owned by the Town of Camden and leased to the Chamber.

The project will involve removal of interior walls to expand the main member display room from the current 360 square feet to over 600 square feet, eliminating two unused offices to the rear of the current member display area. New flooring, lighting fixtures, and display fixtures will be added, putting a fresh face on this facility that welcomes thousands of visitors to Camden and the region each year. Chamber leaders have collaborated with town officials and members of the Design Team from the Camden Downtown Network Board in recent weeks to gain support for these renovations.
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2016 Business & Community Expo; April 13 - Register Today!

The Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce welcomes all community members to visit this year's Business & Community Expo! This FREE event, open to the public, will be held at the beautiful Samoset Resort in Rockport on Wednesday, April 13, 2016.

In addition to providing a venue for area businesses to showcase their products and services, the Expo will again feature a special section for non-profit organizations. The Loft has been a very successful addition to the expo, allowing non-profit participation at a reduced rate. We hope that this will continue to enhance their collective opportunity to promote their missions and programs.
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2016 Business After Hours Schedule

Posted Thursday, February 18, 2016

2016 Business After Hours Schedule

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.

Business After Hours events take place once a month from 5-7pm, the second Wednesday of every month, in a location designated by a sponsor company. Continue Reading →