MESSAGE FROM THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Collaboration takes place when individuals or groups work together toward a common purpose to achieve a business benefit. The Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber has a history of collaborating with other chambers in our “neighborhood.” Our finest example is now in its third year.

We are collaborating with the Greater Freeport Chamber to create an opportunity that will benefit business owners, managers and their employees. It is our B 2 B Marketplace, which takes place Tuesday, April 28, from 1-5 p.m. The event is sponsored by General Dynamics Bath Iron Works and takes place at Coastal Performance Training Center, 14 Thomas Point Road, Brunswick.

ThisB2BMarketplacecarriesona tradition of providing a direct benefit of chamber membership, that of building strategic partnerships and growing businesses. Exhibitors will show off their products and services, create brand awareness, demonstrate their services and products, and even have some products for sale.

All businesspeople are welcome to attendtheB2BMarketplaceandtheonly price of admission is a business card.

Attendees will have plenty of time to visit each exhibit, check it off on their “passport” and be eligible for a prize of two tickets on the Amtrak Downeaster (donated by Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority) and a JOOS solar charger (donated by ReVision Energy). This type of networking provides plenty of time for face-to-face interactions, discussions and the making of future appointments. Attendees will gain information on and find products and services to bring success to their business.

Our exhibitors include: A Plus Party Rental, Abenaki Insurance, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, Bath Savings Institution, Brett Davis Real Estate, Edward Jones Financial Advisors, Electricity Maine, Goodwill Workforce Solutions, Harraseeket Inn, Island Sign Works, Key Bank, Maine Course Hospitality, Midcoast Federal Credit Union, Mid Coast Health Services, Northeast Security Systems, Primerica, RE/MAX Riverside, ReVision Energy, Ring’s Marine Services, SCORE, Servpro Bath/Brunswick, Smart DataMap, Spruce Point Inn, The Brunswick Hotel & Tavern, The Times Record, Tri-Town Weekly, U.S. Cellular, U.S. Postal Service, U.S. Small Business Administration, Wilbur’s of Maine Chocolate Confectioner’s and Winter People.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

— Tonight is Chamber After Hours at RE/MAX Riverside, Bowdoin Island, Topsham, and catered by Sea Dog Brewing Company. SMMC’s Chamber After Hours events are the best regional networking events. Chamber members, their employees and guests are all invited. The event is always at no charge to attend.

— Are you looking for a way to meet with and get to know a small group of SMMC members in an informal, casual environment? If so, you need to request an invitation to “12 @ 12” by emailing [email protected] The meeting is the first Tuesday of the month, one hour long and you are treated to lunch by our sponsor, Wild Oats Bakery and Café.

— The third annual Hacker’s Ball Golf Tournament is May 8 at the Brunswick Golf Club. This year’s tournament is organized by SMMC’s young professionals, The Mid Coast Edge, and will benefit the chamber’s educational initiatives. Come stretch those muscles after the long winter and try out the air cannon. Sponsors are Brunswick Golf Club, Sitelines, Dead River Co., Hancock Lumber, PFBF CPAs, Oxford Networks, Northeast Bank, BEK, ServPpro Bath/Brunswick, Brunswick Hotel & Tavern, Sullivan Chiropractic, Northern Benefits, Bath Savings Institution, Dead River Co., Norway Savings, McLeod|Ascanio, Management Accounting in New England, A & R Plumbing.

— May 20 (11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.) Chamber Regional Luncheon features Chris Fogg, the new CEO of Maine Tourism Association. Networking, lunch served tableside and the presentation is at the Brunswick Hotel and Tavern, 4 Noble St., Brunswick. Sponsors are Brunswick Hotel & Tavern, Mechanics Savings Bank, Mid Coast Health Services and RE/MAX Riverside.

Please pre-register for all events at www.midcoastmaine.com.

OUR MEMBERS: Welcome to Unique Concepts Inc., a design-build company with 30 years experience. Also joining SMMC is Believe Fitness Center Inc., a licensed TRX and spinning studio with level two qualified instructors.

SMMC proudly serves 700 businesses and organizations in the following communities: Arrowsic, Bath, Bowdoin, Bowdoinham, Brunswick, Dresden, Edgecomb, Georgetown, Harpswell, Phippsburg, Richmond, Topsham, West Bath, Westport Island, Wiscasset and Woolwich. Our members represent 132 varied business sectors. Find them all on our website at wwwmidcoastmaine.com.


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