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Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber
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*For the 2021 Moving Forward Business Survey link click here

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Features

Business Leaders: Take the 2021 Moving Forward Business Survey Today
Online Survey to Capture Business Perspectives Closes December 23

The Maine Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (MACCE), the Maine State Chamber of Commerce and the Maine Tourism Association (MTA) have combined efforts to build a comprehensive business study to capture business insights as we head into 2021.  The Moving Forward Business Survey is an online survey designed to gather feedback from business leaders throughout the state for the purpose of sharing the results with the incoming State Legislature.   The survey is open now and closes on December 23 at 5PM.  Click here for the 2021 Moving Forward Business Survey

The survey covers numerous topics including: business needs, workforce needs, reimbursements, the effect of Covid-19 on specific business topics, communication of Covid guidelines and the outlook for the coming year.  “The timing and intent of this survey is to produce a full report in the early weeks of January that we can share with the incoming State Legislature to say, ‘this is what the businesses of Maine are saying they need right now.’  It will be an essential tool for our organizations to use in the coming months as policies are being created to solve our biggest business needs,” says Cory King, Past President of the Maine Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, Executive Director of the Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber and lead author of the survey.

To see a PDF of all questions before taking the survey, click here. 

Midcoast Tree Auction presented by the Midcoast Tree Festvial

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Thank you to the donating businesses and community members who bid on the 57 auction items at the Midcoast Tree Auction  brought to you by the Midcoast Tree Auction.  

The final fundraising totals are still being finalized but it appears the event raised $12,500- $13,000 for the three presenting organizations of Meals on Wheels (Spectrum Generations)All Saints Parish (St. John's) and the Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber.  Over $20,000 in value was donated to the event, with over half of the auction lots containing gifts or gift cards from businesses who were not the donator (meaning businesses bought gift cards and gifts form other businesses to showcase them). 

This means, the Midcoast Tree Auction generated thousands of dollars in business that otherwise may not have happened without this event.  

2020 Candidate One-on-One Interview Series

The Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber is in the process of interviewing the candidates for the two Maine State Senate races and seven Maine House races in our region.  We have two yet to film, but rest are below by clicking the link.  We will add new video links here once they are completed.  

Click on the link for the video you want to watch.  You will be re-directed to the video on the SMMC YouTube Channel where all of the videos live.  You can also find them with a description on the SMMC Facebook page (this may be a great way to share them with your firends).

Note
- Some audio from the SMMC Interviewer fades in and out, but the candidates can be heard clearly which is all that matters

- Each candidate has approved distribution of their own videos.  

Senate District #23 (Representing all communities in Sagadahoc County and the Town of Dresden)
Holly Kopp Interview
Eloise Vitelli Interview

Senate District #24 (Representing Brunswick, Freeport, Harpswell, North Yarmouth & Pownal)
Mattie Daughtry Interview
Brad Pattershall Interview

House District #49 (Brunswick-based district covering from Maine Street and the river on one border and all that is west of it to I-295 including regions on or around: Mere Point Road, Pleasant Hill Road, Route 1, I-295, River Road and Durham Road). 
Poppy Arford Interview
Fred Horch Interview

House District #50 (Brunswick-based district covering from primarily everything east of Maine Street/Federal Street including the Parkview area, Route 123 until the Harpswell line, Brunswick Landing, and all other Brunswick land on the Brunswick Landing side of the rail line until you hit West Bath, all the way down Thomas Point Road and Gurnet Road again until you hit the Harpswell line. District #50 does NOT cover the sliver of Brunswick primarily on the river side of Bath Road once you get to the West Bath side of Cook’s Corner (so the OLD Bath Road area). District #50 DOES cover a handful of streets on the West side of Maine Street, between Maine Street and Spring Street and between Maine Street and Barrow Street)
Mike Lawler Interview
Ralph Tucker Interview

House District #51 (Representing all of Harpswell, West Bath and the sliver on the Eastern side of  Brunswick primarily on  the river side of Bath Road once you get to the West Bath side of Cook’s Corner- so the OLD Bath Road area)
Stephen "Bubba" Davis Interview
Joyce "Jay" McCreight Interview

House District #52 (Represents all of Bath) 
Christina Hughes Interview
Sean Paulhus Interview 

House District #53 (Represents all of Arrowsic, Dresden, Georgetown, Phippsburg, Woolwich and small part of Richmond along the river)
Allison Hepler Interview
Jeffrey Pierce Interview 

House District #54 (Represents all of Topsham)
Toni Bashinsky Interview
Denise Tepler Interview

House District #55 (Represents all of Bowdoin, Bowdoinham and the majority of Richmond including Swan Island)
Seth Berry Interview
Peter Lewis Interview

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