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Doing Business in Midcoast Maine

There’s a strong, old-fashioned bond between business and community here in the Camden-Rockland Region. Colorful parades capture the spirit of this symbiosis, street-corner chats nurture its growth, and special events such as Winterfest, Thomaston 4th of July, Toboggan Nationals, Blues Festival, Lobster Festival, Windjammer Festival, and Christmas by the Sea ignite its warmth.

An accountant who spends all day adding numbers spends a weekend adding to the quality of life for a struggling family. A printer turns his press to produce a garden-tour program as a favor. A real estate agent shows houses one day and shows compassion the next day at a senior-center lunch.

At the post office, in the park, at the marina, or on the ski slopes, the people who propel the local economy slow down to connect with their neighbors. That’s because, even in these impersonal times, there’s always time around here for a personal greeting.

Our towns bustle with small, medium, and a few large companies providing products and services of every description. If you’re considering launching your own business here, you’ll find an educated workforce as well as regional economic development agencies that encourage entrepreneurial spirit while they support existing businesses. Whether you are visiting us briefly, enjoying a longer stay, or moving to the area, you will find local governments and organizations ready to accommodate your needs—and make you feel genuinely welcome in the community.

Maine Businesses at Your Service!

Our Chamber members have everything you need. Just consult our business directory and search its dozens of helpful categories.

And if you’re considering joining our ranks, please visit the Why Join Our Chamber? page to learn more about benefits and to request an application.