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Chamber Update & Perspective from Tom Peaco

Posted Thursday, April 23, 2020

Chamber Update & Perspective from Tom Peaco

While the current times challenge us all greatly, I am inspired on a daily basis by the leadership and ingenuity that I see demonstrated by so many of you during these uniquely trying times. Businesses are getting creative and reinventing their business models to stay available for our communities and keep their employees engaged, our non-profit organizations are scrambling to engage volunteers in safe ways and to generate additional funding to support those in great need, our school systems have quickly pivoted to remote learning and lending a hand to assist with the feeding of our children, our medical professionals and first responders put themselves at risk daily for the benefit of our communities, and the list goes on. Continue Reading →

SBA Certified Lenders in the Camden-Rockland Region

Posted Wednesday, April 8, 2020

SBA Certified Lenders in the Camden-Rockland Region

In addition to traditional Small Business Administration (SBA) funding programs, the CARES Act established several new temporary programs to address the COVID-19 outbreak. Here is a list of the financial institutions in our area that are available to offer assistance with SBA loans and other products.

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Easter in the Camden-Rockland Region - April 12, 2020

Our members are coming up with meaningful, clever (and delicious!) ways to help you celebrate Easter this spring. From virtual church services to brunch boxes to go, look to our industrious business folks to bring smiles to all faces this Easter. And if your business is hopping to it, be sure to let us know. We’ll be happy to add you to the list!
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A Letter From Tom Peaco about the Expo

Posted Friday, March 13, 2020

A Letter From Tom Peaco about the Expo

To our valued members,

I write to you today to let you know that your Chamber leadership has decided to reschedule our Business & Community Expo to a future date to be determined. Plans were well underway for this very popular and anticipated event, which had been scheduled for April 1. Continue Reading →

A COVID-19 Update From Your Chamber - March 11, 2020

Posted Wednesday, March 11, 2020

A COVID-19 Update From Your Chamber - March 11, 2020

Staff and board leaders of the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce are continuing to monitor developments in the worldwide spread of COVID-19, caused by a novel (new) coronavirus. We understand that public concern about COVID-19 will continue to cause people to be cautious about patronizing local businesses, keeping travel plans, and attending public gatherings. Continue Reading →