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Thrive Maine Grant Webinar Link and Summary

August 30, 2022

A link to a webinar that our Chamber, the BDA ad Town of Brunswick hosted with Fianance Authority of Maine about the Thrive Maine Grants.  The webinar was filmed on Wednesday August 24, 2022  


Our New Chamber Name

April 7, 2022

The new chamber name falls firmly into the category of ‘what’s old, is new again’ as after six months and four rounds of surveying we landed back on a name that was very close one of our previous names.  Though the outcome is similar, it’s important that everyone knows how we got to this name. 


Question 3- SMMC Board Recommends a No on 3 vote

October 29, 2021

 Stance on Question 3- SMMC Board Recommends a No Vote 

The broadly written amendment, as presented, leaves too many potential ethical and legal pitfalls to be in the best interest of Mainers 

On November 2, the voters of Maine will be asked to weigh in on three referendum questions, with Question 3 stated as follows: 
“Do you favor amending the Constitution of Maine to declare that all individuals have a natural, inherent and unalienable right to grow, raise, harvest, produce and consume the food of their own choosing for their own nourishment, sustenance, bodily health and well-being?”    

Our SMMC Board is asking you to Vote No on Question 3. 


Question 1- Full Stance from the SMMC Executive Team

October 26, 2021

This is the full stance that the SMMC Executive Team made for Question 1 on the 2021 Maine Ballot.  This stance includes, in bold, the items that appear in the summary stance which is on a separate blog post on this website.  


Question 1- Summary Stance from the Executive Team

October 26, 2021

The summary stance is an abbreviated version of the full stance that the SMMC Executive Committee approved for Question 1 on the 2021 Maine Ballot.  In summary, both sides were considered and the SMMC Executive Team found the benefits outweigh the risks and urge Mainers to vote No on 1 and reject blocking the corridor


Photographers- Tourism Pics Could Get You $100

April 15, 2021


Specifically, we will pay $100 per chosen image, and we will choose up to 50 images between now and May 1. Send us your photos, and we might send you a check. We’re looking for shots that show us off: landscapes, attractions, activities, indoors and out… you name it. We love shots with people having fun, dramatic sunrises, even food shots could work.


Who is Your Covid Hero? Nominate them here

April 6, 2021

This has been a very unique year and because of that we want to honor it with a very unique awards reception on May 13; but L-I-T-E-R-A-L-L-Y we cannot do it without you, and here’s why.

We want to honor those individuals, organizations, businesses and colleagues that helped you get through the only pandemic most of  us has ever experienced, but to do so we need to hear your stories so we can share them.

Each of us could take five minutes and think of probably a dozen individuals that helped you personally since the pandemic began in February/March 2020. 

Who is your Covid Hero?  


SMMC Is Hiring for a Chamber Coordinator!

April 6, 2021

SMMC is Hiring for a Chamber Coordinator for 20 Hours Per Week, to Start

The Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber (SMMC) is looking to add an energetic, enthusiastic and
organized staff member to our team to help our business owners and their employees thrive in the Brunswick, Bath, Topsham, Harpswell region.  

The ideal candidate will be a problem solver who can adapt to working on multiple projects each week.  There is a tremendous opportunity for the right candidate to help shape how this growing organization will evolve, and they will be a key part in creating the best practices to make this organization continue its upward

In short, we are looking for a builder.  Someone who can help us realize our goals, and who can help create new ones through their vision and creativity.  


SMMC Supports L680 for Creating a Task Force to Look at a 4-Year Technical High School in Maine

March 12, 2021

In Support of LD 680- An Act to Reestablish the Task Force To Study the Creation of a Comprehensive Career and Technical Education System

The Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber proudly supports the passage of this emergency legislation to create a task force to study the creation of a comprehensive Career and Technical Education system.  Beyond the importance of the concept itself, which we believe the business community as a whole overwhelmingly recognizes the importance of, we would like to stress our support for the emergency passage of this bill.  




October 9, 2020


New Schedule Offers Alternating Days -- Open for In-Person Browsing One Day, Curbside Pickup the Next 


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