MESSAGE FROM THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS: The Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber and Greater Freeport Chamber of Commerce are partnering to create a unique opportunity for all of their members and other business people to participate in a B2B(BusinesstoBusiness) Marketplace.

With the combined membership of two area chambers, all business people attending will have free admission, the networking time to build strategic partnerships and opportunity to grow their business. All of this occurs on Tuesday, April 19 from 1-5 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, Park Street, Freeport. The venue is spacious, which promises plenty of room for all eyes to be on your exhibit, or for attendees to roam freely.

The two chambers expect 40 exhibitors and your business could be one of them. The two chambers invite you to showcase your products and services. What the exhibit gives your business includes immediate sales, demonstration time, product samples, creating brand awareness and time to reestablish and reinforce existing customer relationships.

Last year’s event drew 200 different business people. Imagine, 200 business people spending the afternoon networking with each other and stopping by your exhibit to meet you. Add to that a fun game with a prize, as attendees will visit each exhibitor display with a “passport.” Once completed, the attendees turn in their passport for a drawing at the end of the day.

Build your business now by participating in the B2B Marketplace.


• “Borrowing Money — What kind of financing do you need?” is the topic for the Business Success seminar on Feb. 18, noon to 1:30 p.m. It takes place at Tech- Place, Brunswick Landing.

• The next Chamber After Hours networking event is Wednesday, Feb. 24, 5-7 p.m., at Hancock Lumber, Church Road, Brunswick.

• The 12 @ 12 Member Networking Lunch is March 1 noon to 1:30 p.m. It is for members only. Contact the chamber for your invitation. The 12 @ 12 program is sponsored by Wild Oats Bakery & Café.

OUR MEMBERS: Our members are located in and around these communities: Arrowsic, Bath, Bowdoin, Bowdoinham, Brunswick, Dresden, Edgecomb, Georgetown, Harpswell, Phippsburg, Richmond, Topsham, West Bath, Westport Island, Wiscasset and Woolwich.

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