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Greater Freeport Chamber of Commerce
Chamber Chatter News Edition

April is a month of celebration at the Greater Freeport Chamber of Commerce!  On April 14, we will be celebrating the 10 year anniversary of three of our members.  R.D. Allen Freeport Jewelers, Petrillo's and Maine Distilleries will be co-hosting a business after hours, this is one you do not want to miss.  On April 28, (our May business after hours), Freeport Hardware is hosting an Expansion Party to celebrate the growth of their store and the addition of the Stihl line.  Congratulations to these small business owners for giving it their all and reaching these commendable milestones!

Also, on April 19, we are holding our B2B Marketplace Expo at the Hilton Garden Inn from 1-5PM.  Co-hosting with the Southern Midcoast Chamber of Commerce, we expected to sell 36 booths but we are sold out at our maximum of 42 booths!  Come mingle with your fellow business owners and learn about new offerings and products they have planned.  Entry is free with a business card.  Registration for all of these exciting events is down a bit futher in the newsletter.  Thank you for your membership and all the best in April!

Stephanie Petkers

April Member Newsletter Submission Notice
Let us share your news, special or events with our mailing list of over 700!
Please send submissions to Michelle Fougere at
Deadline for submissions is April 11 for  Member News Edition release on April 18th.
Buttons, Pinz and Thingz!
Freeport, Maine 04032
Phone: 831-2759
Buttons, Pinz & Thingz is a local micro-manufacturing business that makes buttons and button based promotional items for you. I will work to supply you with buttons for anything from politics to business to non-prof its and all things in between - parties, family celebrations and more!
"Working with Sebastian is fun and easy! He took an idea, and worked  with me to create just the look I wanted. I could order pins and expect them within a few business days, which was really helpful in our busy season! Sebastian has created specialty pins for staff events and pins to sell at the business; the pricing is always reasonable, whether I order 5 or 500. I would definitely recommend BP&Tz!" 
1912 Cafe
Cedar Haven Campground
39 Baker Road
Freeport, ME 04032
Phone: 869-5026

We are a community of campers enjoying the convenience of being the closest campground to downtown Freeport with LL Bean and the ocean! We create an atmosphere where our guests will experience a taste of heaven through hospitality, relaxation, and recreation. It is our mission to provide for you an awesome camping experience.
Great Stuff! Consignment
475 US Route 1
Freeport, ME 04032
Phone: 865-1000
Facebook: GreatStuff!
(Watch Owner, Leslie Reis talk about staging a retail store.)

GreatStuff! Consignments gathers beautiful, unique and unusual antiques, home furnishing and art from people all up and down the coast of Maine, for sale in our bright and pleasant shop. Items are discounted on a monthly basis by 15%, and there's always someone on hand to answer questions. We handle everything from one or two treasures to entire estate sales!

Mainely Errands
Heidi Andrews
23 Upper Mast Landing Road
Freeport, ME 04032
Phone: (207) 377-2637 (207)- ERRANDS
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Chamber member special:  15% off hourly rates!


Whether you are busy with work, or family, or maybe you can't get out and about like you used to...I can help with that to-do list!  I've been in business for 5 years and opened my business as a stay at home mom.  My goal is to offer you trustworthy and exceptional service while helping you with that never-ending to do list.
Mainely Errands services Freeport, Brunswick, Yarmouth, Falmouth, Portland, Scarborough and surrounding towns.
Common Services:
  • Grocery Shopping (Includes delivery and putting away)
  • Daily Errands (Any errand you can think of)
  • House-sitting / Waiting for services (While away on business, or vacation)
  • Bank and Mail Run
Services I Also Offer:
  • Light Housekeeping (wipe down of counters, sweeping, washing dishes, picking up the house)
  • Laundry (washing, drying, folding, ironing)
  • Small Business Assistance (filing, organization, data entry)
  • Gift Shopping (Birthday's, Parties, Decorations, etc...)
  • Clothes Shopping (Child and Adult)
  • Picking Up and Dropping Off (Prescriptions, Dry Cleaning, etc...)
  • Returns and Exchanges
  • New Parent Assistance
  • Bring Vehicle for Service
  • Personal Assistant Services

Mast Landing Interior Design
32 Dune Drive
Freeport, ME 04032
Phone: 653-5530 for Jennifer
Phone: 837-5581 for Michelle
Mast Landing Interior Design is dedicated to creating a beautiful, functional space that is uniquely your own. We offer a variety of services depending on your needs. Contact us for more information and we will schedule an initial consultation to better understand your needs, style and budget!

Services include:
  • Interior Design
  • Home Staging
  • Color Consultation
  • Downsizing Services

Thursday, April 14, 4-6PM Business After Hours
R.D. Allen Freeport Jewelers
13 Middle Street, Freeport

Celebrating Three 10 Year Anniversaries!

Join us on Thursday, April 14 from 4-6PM for this special 10 year anniversary celebration at R.D. Allen Freeport Jewelers co-sponsored by Petrillo's and Maine Distilleries, both recently celebrating 10 years in Freeport.
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Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 1-5PM 
B2B Marketplace Expo
Hilton Garden Inn
5 Park Street, Freeport

This years event has sold out!

Don't miss the chance to network at this free (with business card)
event!  Attend the free workshops!
2:00-3:00pm  - Grow Your Business Online  With Google
  • Be found on Google
  • Get unique insights
  • Put Google resources to use
  • Get your business listed on Google
  • Tour Google My Business
Lisa Dubino is an Account Executive with the Sun Media Group specializing in digital marketing for local businesses.  She believes when you ask the right questions you get more than just answers.  You get results.  Problem solving, keyword searching and finding the missing piece are a few of her favorite things.
3:30-4:30 -  How Can Coastal Counties Workforce, Inc Help Your Business?
  • Learn about their Workforce Board for this region
  • Overview of programs and opportunities through their service providers
  • Learn how to realize cost benefit to employer and employees by using programs
Don Marino is the Program Manager for the Make It In America Grant and provides oversight and coordination on educational and training modalities for this region-wide workforce development initiative.

This event will be held jointly with Southern MidCoast Chamber.
Exhibitor List

AAA Neocraft Signs
Alta Dental Northeast Security Systems
Atlantic Regional FCU Norway Savings Bank
Aussie Aquariums Paychex
Bar Harbor Bank and Trust Pleasant Hill Kennels
Bath Savings Institution Portland Metro
BEK, Inc. ReVision Energy
BONNEY Staffing Center Ring's Marine Service
Brett Davis Real Estate ServPro Bath/Brunswick
Coastal Counties Workforce Inc. Spun Bakery
Coastal Humane Society State Farm Insurance
Cruise Planners Tall Tails Beagle Rescue
Edward Jones Financial Times Record
FGS/CMT Inc. Tri Town Weekly
Freeport Veterinary Hospital US Cellular
Hawthorne House US Small Business Association
HW Staffing Solutions Welcome Home Realty
Island Sign Works Wilbur's Chocolate
Key Bank Winter People
Maine Memories Gifts Without a Trace
Maine Optometry
Midcoast Federal Credit Union
Mortgage Network

Thursday, April 28, 5-7PM
Freeport Hardware True Value Expansion Party!
262 US Route 1, Freeport

Let's Celebrate!
Food, Beer, Wine and Giveaways!

All food and beverages are being supplied by current Freeport Chamber.

See their new Stihl product line and so much more!  

Save this date as more details are coming...
but you can
Breakfast Seminar Series - #1 - Special Thank You

Thank you to Ben Tipton, PA-C with Mid Coast-Parkview Health for providing us with some valuable information on Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at our Breakfast Educational Session this morning.  Thank you to Nordica Theatre and Linda Bean's Perfect Maine for your sponsorships.  

For more information on the MBSR 8 week program, 
please call (207) 386-1888

For more information on advertising opportunities!

Chamber Master News

Over the next several months we will be working on upgrading our website with a focus on member benefits.  We are partnered with Chambermaster, a software company specializing in membership organizations and they will be working with us on integrating our existing information as well as adding several new modules.  We will keep you posted here but some of the new features will include event management, job postings, hot deals and member to member deals, news releases and a place to buy and sell among members.
2nd Annual Pine Tree Council 
Scout-O-Rama hosted by L.L. Bean

The Pine Tree Council, Boy Scouts of America will fill Freeport on May 14, 2016.  Expect 3,000 - 4,000 visitors to descend upon Freeport!   Will you 
A Special Thank You to Our Cornerstone Members

Chamber Staff Members

Stephanie Petkers  
Executive Director
(207) 847-5240 ext.1 
Michelle Fougere
Office Administrator
(207) 847-5240 ext. 3
Email:  Michelle Fougere

"People like to do business with people they know"