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Camden Winterfest brings tons of winter fun, February 4 -12

Camden Winterfest, the week-long celebration leading up to the US National Toboggan Championships, kicks off on Saturday, February 4th and runs until Sunday, February 12th. Activities begin at the Amphitheatre, Harbor Park and Village Green in Camden and continue right through the Toboggan Nationals the following weekend at the Camden Snow Bowl Continue Reading →

Celebrate New Year's Eve in the Camden-Rockland Region

Our region offers plenty of delightful dining choices for New Year's Eve. This list has been compiled by Chamber staff, based on member restaurant responses. It is by no means exhaustive, but hopefully it provides you with a launching point for your New Year's Eve and New Year's Day celebrations with friends and family. Continue Reading →

Holiday Dining 2016 in the Camden-Rockland Region

Posted Thursday, December 22, 2016

Holiday Dining 2016 in the Camden-Rockland Region

Don’t feel like cooking for the Holidays? There are PLENTY of restaurants and eateries in and around the Camden-Rockland Region that would LOVE to serve you.

The holidays are a time of celebration. We celebrate our families, friends, relatives, and sometimes even co-workers. We celebrate the day, the night, and the meals in between. Here are a few options for you, if you’re alone, or just don’t want to cook!
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Camden’s 30th Annual Christmas By the Sea, December 2-4

Camden is a festive place the first weekend of December. On Friday evening, with the shops open late and the streets aglow, horse and wagon rides will take visitors around town to see the sights. People will line the streets to watch the festive lighted floats parade through town, with Santa on the last float with the cub scouts. This is the 30th year that THIS Santa has ridden in this parade. It’s the only pre-holiday stop he and his Elf make each year. Children who whisper to him what they want for Christmas, and pose for a photo in one of the three local towns – several are children of parents who also sat on his lap a 20+ years ago. To us and to them – Santa is the real thing (whiskers too)! Continue Reading →

Chamber Business Breakfast to address Maine’s Labor Shortage

The Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present the next in a series of quarterly Business Breakfasts, with a presentation entitled, “Maine’s Labor Shortage: The Immigrants’ Role in Meeting Our Workforce Challenges”. The event will be held on Monday, December 12th at the Samoset Resort in Rockport, and will run from 7AM to 9AM.

Dana Connors, CEO of the Maine State Chamber, and Yellow Light Breen, CEO of the Maine Development Foundation, will jointly address Chamber members and guests on the topic of their recent report with long term recommendations for Maine’s labor shortage. Continue Reading →

Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce Announces Year in Review Gala Award Winners

The Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce Year in Review Awards Gala and Annual Meeting took place at the Samoset Resort on Friday, November 18, 2016. Over 350 Chamber member businesses, elected officials, and local community representatives were in attendance. The Year in Review Award Gala recognized those who have made extraordinary contributions to our community in the past year. Congratulations to the following individuals, businesses and organizations that were selected as this year’s Award Winners: Continue Reading →

Gardens Aglow brightens the Mid-Coast again this holiday season!

The Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay will light up the winter nights once again this holiday season as they present Gardens Aglow from November 18th through December 31st.

Billed as the largest light show in Maine, Gardens Aglow will feature hundreds of thousands of lights, strung through the upper gardens in a beautiful display. In addition to dramatic lighting, visitors may enjoy special food, beverage and holiday shopping offerings. Continue Reading →