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Chamber Volunteers are Priceless!

Posted Friday, December 7, 2018

Cruise ship greeters enjoyed a lovely reception hosted by 16 Bay View on December 5th.

In this season of giving thanks, the Chamber staff gratefully acknowledges all our volunteers for their time and talents. We simply couldn’t do our jobs without them! From the visitor center front desks to the Camden Village Green, and dockside in Rockland and Camden for every single cruise ship, our 40+ volunteers once again logged thousands of hours this year, in service to the entire region.

This past week, the Chamber of Commerce honored and thanked the year-round front desk volunteers for all their time and effort they put in to keep both the Camden and Rockland Visitor centers running smoothly. Without their knowledge, welcoming smiles and countless hours of managing the rack cards and brochures, the visitors to the area would find it harder to explore. The Blackberry Inn of Camden very generously offered to host the volunteers for a breakfast set in their charming Victorian Painted Lady on Tuesday, December 4th. We would also like to thank Cat and Bob Hobson, Innkeepers at the Blackberry Inn, for their generosity and sumptuous breakfast.

The front desk volunteers also enjoyed an array of delicious treats from Atlantic Baking Company during their December Volunteer Meeting.

More than 300 hours of volunteer time were logged during the busy cruise ship season, from May to October. Chamber volunteers greeted passengers in both Camden and Rockland, handing out maps, engaging in conversation, and sharing information on what to see and do in our region. Thank you to 16 Bay View of Camden for hosting an elegant reception for our Cruise Ship greeters on Wednesday, December 5th. Thirty plus people gave of their time this season to make sure the cruise ship passengers made the most of their visit, and this warmth and welcome meant many want to return at a later date for a longer vacation.

Thanks again, one and all, from the Chamber staff and board of directors.