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Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber
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Thank you to our 2022 Cornerstone Sponsors:
          

 

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Our New Logo! Introducing the Bath-Brunswick Regional Chamber

 


Our chamber has a new name and logo!  Above is the stacked version of our new logo, and below is our horizontal version.
We are so excited to become the Bath-Brunswick Regional Chamber. 
There is a whole story of the re-branding process that you can read here, from our Executive Director Cory King.  

Please note: In order to officially change our organization name and bank accounts, we must file the name change with the State of Maine with an updated set of bylaws and await approval- this will all take 6-10 weeks.  This will be completed by Summer 2022.  Until then we will spreading the new name on our social media channels, and on some of our forms, before officially changing it everywhere once it gets approved.  We also look forward to a brand-new website later this year!  Until then know that we are the Bath-Brunswick Regional Chamber, but we will also be using the old name for legal purposes (and payments) for a few more weeks.

Here is the horizontal logo:

Thank you to our 2022 Cornerstone Members

These eight businesses are part of our 2022 Cornerstone Membership Program which ties them to everything we do in 2022.  
Thank you for the additional support and being the foundation we can build on.  

2022 Cornerstone Commercial Real Estate Member:

2022 Cornerstone Residential Real estate Member:

2022 Cornerstone Healthcare Member:

2022 Cornerstone Auto Dealership Member: 

 

Cornerstone Chamber Partners:

  

Cornerstone Chamber Supporters:

2022 Hackers Ball Chamber Golf Tournament

REGISTER TO PLAY HERE
REGISITER YOUR SPONSORSHIP HERE

The 10th Annual Hackers Ball is coming to Brunswick Golf Club (165 River Road, Brunswick) on Friday, May 13, 2022; 8AM registration, 9AM Shotgun Start.  The annual chamber golf tournament is one of the first of the year and is designed for very friendly and relaxed competition. Enjoy 18 holes of golf in this scramble format, with numerous side games, with the entire field split into two divisions based on handicap. 

Prizes are awarded to the teams with the top Gross Score and top Net score in both the Golfers and Hackers divisions (plus we have closest to the pin(s), a putting contest, the air cannon, long drive for men & women and free food after you’re done playing.  It’s quite the way to meet 60 – 80 fellow golfers and to scratch that golf itch.

This year the profits will go towards supporting the Bath-Brunswick Regional Chamber’s new workforce program called Chamber Works 2030. 

In 2022, the Chamber Works 2030 program will be executing no less than six brand-new programs to address our region’s biggest need- workforce.  Beyond that, the chamber is committing to assisting with additional workforce efforts too beyond these six programs, as businesses begin to live in this new reality.  This is a big lift for the Chamber staff, and will bring on some added expenses, which this tournament should help offset. 

The best and easiest way to register is online by clicking here. You can even pay for the team fees and sponsorship opportunities online with a card. 

However, if you prefer to download the form, and mail us a check, you can download the Hackers Ball PDFs here. 

Also if you are looking for more information on Chamber Works 2030, including how your company can provide additional support, you can e-mail BBRC Executive Director, and Chamber Works 2030 creator, Cory King here

We Need You!! - Chamber Committees Looking for new members

Chamber committees are vital to the longevity of the Chamber and help to manage the workload of our Executive Director. Committees are a great way to keep you, our members, involved and have a greater say in the Chamber.

Our Committees include:

Ambassadors - The Chamber’s front line for member interaction. We’ve divided the team into three sub-groups of Greeters, Mentors, and Business Engagement.

Finance - The financial overseers of the organization. This group provides the monthly checks and balances over all financial matters of the Chamber. Perform annual reviews of the membership schedule and recommend changes to the Executive Committee.

Government Liaison - The legislative policy arm of the Chamber. Tasked with reviewing and discussing political and policy issues, vetting organizations wanting to address our membership, building relationships with regional politicians, and conducting events during election cycles to get our members connected with candidates.

Keystone Events - Responsible for keeping the planning and execution of the Chamber’s keystone events, like the Hacker's Ball and Chamber Annual Awards, on schedule and appropriately planned, as well as consider other events to add to the Chamber calendar.

Marketing - Tasked with shaping the messaging of the Chamber across all media outlets. Help manage social media, help with a newsletter and announcements, provide guidance and input about a potential Chamber Rebrand and website refresh and assist with or help manage the cleanup of constant contact and other membership records.

If you are interested or have more questions, please reach out to Nick Favreau, Chamber Board Chair, at chairsmmc@gmail.com

2021 Moving Forward Business Survey Results

Over 500 Maine business leaders from 35 industries helped the Maine Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (MACCE), the Maine State Chamber of Commerce and the Maine Tourism Association (MTA) chart the course for 2021 by participating in the 2021 Moving Forward Business Survey.

The six-part comprehensive survey was administered in December 2020 to capture the perspective of business owners heading into 2021. Survey analysis finished two weeks ago and the final 36-page report is being released to Maine Legislators to provide them with the information directly from Maine business owners to help them shape policy and decide how to invest the funds Maine receives through the American Rescue Plan.

Click here for the One-Page Top Takeaways
Click here for the Press Release on the Survey Results
Click here for the Eight-Page Executive Summary
Click here for the full 36-Page Report

**The SMMC played a key role in creating and analyzing the results of this survey.  If you have any questions please e-mail executivedirector@midcoastmaine.com 

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