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Chamber to host Camden Windjammer Festival Treasure Hunt on Sunday, September 3

The Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that it will host a Treasure Hunt as part of the Camden Windjammer Festival schedule of events this Labor Day Weekend. The Treasure Hunt will begin at 10:00 am sharp on Sunday morning, September 3rd, starting on the deck of the Chamber Visitor Center, located at 2 Public Landing in Camden. Continue Reading →

Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show: Great Boats Everywhere

Are you boat-besotted? Then the Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show, known for fine boats and beautiful sheerlines, wants you. Of course, the show, to be held August 12-14, 2016, on the waterfront in Rockland, Maine, offers fine furniture, beautiful jewelry, and essential home wares, but a major focus is on the boats. There will be boats in the water, boats on land, boats all over the place.

All told, there will be more than 100 boats on display this weekend at the largest in-water boat show north of Newport, Rhode Island. More than 50 will be on the docks, the majority from Maine and New England builders, among them Back Cove, Hinckley, Hunt, Lyman-Morse, Maine Cat, MJM, Morris Yachts, Pursuit/Yarmouth Boat Yard, Sabre, and Wilbur. Continue Reading →

Lots cookin’ with the Maine Lobster Festival – August 3-7, 2016

What do you get when you mix the world’s greatest lobster cooker, 20,000 pounds of lobster, a sea goddess coronation, a big parade, top notch entertainment, an international crate race, fine art, talented crafts people and vendors, cooking contests, a marine tent and more?

The Maine Lobster Festival, of course!

The Maine Lobster Festival is five days of fun and feasting on the fabulous coast of Maine, attracting tens of thousands of visitors to Rockland and our entire region, with the promise of fresh, local lobster dinners, nationally renowned entertainers, cooking contests, carnival rides, Maine craftsmen and artists. Continue Reading →

Penobscot Bay Chamber of Commerce offers Overtime Rule Presentation

Make sure that your business is ready for the new Overtime Rule that goes into effect on December 1, 2016 by attending a special presentation hosted by the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce. The program, presented by Sarah Newell of Eaton Peabody Attorneys at Law, will be held on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at The Farmstead Conference Center at 399 Commercial Street in Rockport, Maine. Continental breakfast begins at 8:30 am, and the presentation will run from 9:00 am to 10:30 am. Continue Reading →

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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