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PBRCC “Midcoast Money” Makes the Perfect Gift

Posted Tuesday, December 2, 2014

PBRCC “Midcoast Money” Makes the Perfect Gift

Penobscot Bay Chamber of Commerce “Midcoast Money” Gift Certificates
Perfect gift for your employees and customers or friends and family.

The Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce is pleased to continue its Shop Local, Shop Midcoast Program.  Midcoast Money is available in denominations of $10, $25 and $50 and can be purchased by calling the Chamber office at 207-596-0376.

How It Works
Our Midcoast Money is redeemed like a check. A business receiving Midcoast Money simply deposits it like any other check. The money is in an account, maintained by the Chamber, and funded by the original purchase of the gift certificate. If a customer uses only a portion of the Midcoast Money, the recipient can give back cash or a credit. Either way, businesses that receive Midcoast Money will get the full value of the check.
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PBRCC Announces 2014-2015 Board of Directors

Posted Monday, November 10, 2014

PBRCC Announces 2014-2015 Board of Directors

The Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce has named its 2014-2015 board of directors and appointed Mike Hall of Hall Funeral Home as President.

Hall succeeds outgoing President, Peter Horch of Horch Roofing.

“I am very passionate about supporting our local businesses and economy,” Hall said, “and look forward to working with the Chamber’s excellent group of volunteers and staff in the President role.” Continue Reading →

Halloween Happenings in the Midcoast: Make Your Plans

Looking for some fun this Halloween weekend? Check out our list of activities below, ranging from haunted attractions to graveyard tours and family Halloween events.

Please make sure to call ahead and check on any event you plan on attending -- we try to keep this updated, but sometimes events will be canceled at the last minute, especially outdoor events that depend on good weather. Continue Reading →

PBRCC Letter to the Editor

Posted Wednesday, October 22, 2014

PBRCC Letter to the Editor

This letter is written on behalf of the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce regarding the tannery property and discussions currently occurring about options for this property in Camden. As a membership driven organization, representing 1,000+ businesses across Knox, Waldo and Lincoln counties, the Chamber acts as the voice of business in the region and is driven to be a catalyst organization that ensures our region is a vibrant place to do business, live and work.

The Chamber would like to encourage the community to keep its options open in regard to business and economic development for the region, when considering future uses for the tannery site. The need is present to keep commercial zones open for future job growth. Our year-round community is dependent on the opportunity for businesses to be able to grow, expand and to create jobs. Together we can all move forward in finding a balanced approach that supports business and entrepreneurial design, while keeping the character we love intact.

Our goal continues to be serving as an advocate for local business and supporting the work of our many members. We encourage our communities to continue making strides in retaining a vision that make business, along with neighborhood enhancement, a viable option. This is a long-term decision that will serve us all well.

Staci Coomer
Executive Director
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A Case for the Chamber

Posted Monday, September 15, 2014

A Case for the Chamber

Midcoast businesses are beyond busy, we understand…so why should they try to cram their already hectic schedules to join and actively participate in their local chamber? Like they say: Membership has its privileges… and, it’s true! Membership offers many benefits and keeps business owners on top of important, ever-changing issues and trends within their community and local marketplace.

Research points out that consumers are more likely to do business with a company if it’s a chamber member. When consumers know that a small business is a member, they are 44 percent more likely to think favorably of it and 63 percent more likely to purchase goods or services from the company in the future. Continue Reading →

Over $30,000 in Auction Items Already for Chamber Auction

We are excited to have just over 35, valued at over $35,000, for the PBRCC online and live auctions! Up for bid starting on September 15 will be many exciting products, getaways and services from hundreds of businesses and organizations. New auction items are arriving every day!

Find our online Auction Page: Continue Reading →