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Greater Freeport Chamber of Commerce
Chamber News Edition

I would like to take a moment to encourage each and every member to get involved in the Chamber.  There are many ways that you can get involved from volunteering on a committee, at events, in the office or just by attending events such as our business after hours, new breakfast series of seminars or simply by reaching out to other members for coffee, lunch or to collaborate on ideas.  I guarantee your time will pay off and be rewarding in so many ways.  Every day I am impressed by the professionalism, creativity, drive and camaraderie among our members.  Our most engaged members see a very quick payback in their investment and I'm always happy to sit down with members and brainstorm ideas on how the chamber can help their business.  If you would like to set up a time to talk about how you can get the most out of your chamber membership, give me a call or email and let's talk.  Have a great month!

Stephanie Petkers

The First Chamber Video

Check out our first chamber membership drive video featuring Brett Davis from Brett Davis Real Estate and created by member Jonathan Mervine of J & D Productions.  Please share and help us grow our membership even more in 2016!

The Greater Freeport Chamber of Commerce
Chamber Video 

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The inside scoop on the 2016 Insider's Guide
2016 marks the 3rd year of the Insider's Guide which is distributed throughout the area and mailed to every household and business in Freeport, Pownal, and Durham. 
20,000 copies are printed and widely distributed throughout Freeport businesses and Maine Tourism Centers and Downeaster train stations.
The deadline for ad copy is 3/31/2016 and the magazine
will be printed in May and distributed by June 1.
Specs are attached and space is filling up fast.  Do not miss out on this opportunity!
Full-color ad space is available at a reduced cost to Freeport Chamber members and ranges from $300 to $1100.
New for 2016 -  Cover Photo Contest
Do you want to see your picture on the cover of the 2016 Insider's Guide?  Past cover photos include Freeport landmarks like the Big Indian and the Town Wharf.  Photo submissions should show something that is quintessential Freeport in nature.  We are interested in scenes of the area, points of interest and/or nature are welcome.  Tell us in a photo what makes Freeport special!
The winner will receive a 16 x 20 Canvas Wrap of the cover including your photo.  The prize is donated by
Photo submissions should be made to
 no later than 3/11/16.

March 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 March 15th for
Member News Edition release on March 21st.
Freeport Pediatrics
23 Durham Road, Suite 301
Freeport, ME 04032
Phone: 869-4022

Freeport Pediatrics opened January 4 th  of this year. Providers, Dr. Ann Tuddenham, MD, Dr. Kristen Brown, MD and Elena Wagner, RN, CPNP, will partner with families to help keep your kids healthy.  They can provide same-day appointments, flexible block scheduling for families, 24/7 on-call physician, an a holistic approach to medicine and a whole child approach to care.  Their comprehensive pediatric healthcare services are available to infants, children, teens, and young adults, ages 0-21.
Watch their wonderful video

Their "Open House" is scheduled for April 2, 2016 from 9:00am-12:00pm, more information to come in the Member Newsletter.

My Amethyst Touch 

Melissa J ones, LMT
20 Independence Drive
Freeport, ME 04032
Phone: 615-1074
Website:  My Amethyst Touch

Melissa Jones, LMT and owner of My Amethyst Touch provides holistic , therapeutic massage and bodywork for the health and healing of the mind, body and spirit.    Every BODY can benefit from receiving massage therapy.  My mission as a licensed massage therapist is to customize my work and treat every individual according to their specific needs.  My Amethyst Touch offers therapeutic, Swedish and deep tissue massage, Usui, Ethereal Crystal and Kundalini Reiki, Aromatherapy and Hot Stone massage, vegan and organic massage.

Be Well My Friend
174 S. Freeport Road, #2A
Freeport, ME 04032
Phone: 855-239-3556

Be Well My Friend is a full-service family practice of dedicated, experienced physicians who believe in working with our patients to maintain and improve their health.  Physicians are Board Certified in Family Practice and offer Osteopathic Manipulation as part of their comprehensive care.  We believe in educating our patients as we work with them to achieve the best physical state possible.  We also offer certification for the use of Medical Marijuana under requirements established by the Maine Medical Marijuana Law.The staff of Be Well My Friend includes Doctors of Osteopathy, Dr. Kevin Kenerson, Dr. Michael Dufresne and Licensed Acupuncturist, Ellen Ellis.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016, *5:30-7PM 
- Joint Event with Yarmouth Chamber
Business After hours, Hosted by Beansprouts/Fusion
192 Lower Main Street, Freeport, ME
* Please note the 5:30PM start time for this event.

Beansprouts Early Learning Childcare Center and Fusion Dance Academy co-host this event in the newly expanded Beansprouts location at 192 Lower Main Street, Freeport.

Come meet Yarmouth chamber member Terri Arden, licensed massage therapist.
  • Join us for an fun filled evening!
  • Networking opportunities!
  • Fine food & beverages!
  • 50/50 raffle!
  • ...and much more!
Let's all come together to celebrate the growth of Beansprouts! 

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March 10, 2016, 11:30-1PM 
presented by Prudential Financial
Freeport Community Center,
53 Depot Street, Bradley Room, Freeport

FREE Pizza and Beverages Provided.
Retirement isn't all that far away for many of us...Are you prepared for the financial challenges of retirement?   Come learn tips from the pros on what you should be doing every step of the way to ensure you're prepared for a retirement that can last 30 years.
Brian Mullen, Regional Vice President, Prudential Financial will be presenting with Chamber member, Jay Finegan.
To reserve your seat, email Jay at before March 9.

Friday, March 10 - Sunday, March 12, 2016
Sip, Spa & Shop at the Comfort Suites
500 US Route 1, Freeport
Phone: 865-9300
Enjoy a relaxing weekend ladies! 
Enjoy special discounted room rates of only $75 per room. For $25 extra pp, take advantage of their special package that includes welcome reception, goody bags, mini spa treatments and psychic readings.
Contact the Comfort Suites Freeport to book your room! Don't wait, limited availability. You deserve it!

*Pl ease note paint night has been removed from this years schedule.

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Monday, April 4, 2016 - 8:30-10AM - Chamber Breakfast Seminar Series
Nordica Theatre
Freeport Village Station, Freeport

"Mindfulness as a Foundation"
  • An overview of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
  • How MBSR can facilitate better health, wellness and happiness
  • How cultivating current moment attention can shift our relationship with our environment.
A light breakfast will be provided by Linda Bean's Perfect Maine.
This event is free to attend but register is required!

Ben Tipton, PA-C, has been a practicing Physician Assistant for more than nineteen years and currently works at Mid Coast Medical Group-Bath. His most recent passion is exploring the roles of mind/body medicine and lifestyle change. He has completed the Foundational Training in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) with the UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness. Ben works to practice mindfulness in his workplace, his community and in his own family.
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Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 1-5PM
Business 2 Business Marketplace Expo

B2B Marketplace Expo
Featuring Business from Bath, Brunswick, Freeport, Harpswell, Pownal, and Beyond...
Hilton Garden Inn
5 Park Street, Freeport
"Passport" game with prize! 
Win a weekend of camping and kayak rental at
Complimentary snacks and cash bar! 
Build your customer base!
Show off your business to a large audience of decision makers!
Fun prizes!
Reserve your display space today with Stephanie at
Greater Freeport Chamber of Commerce - 847-5240
This event will be held jointly with Southern MidCoast Chamber.
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New Brochure Holders at the Chamber

Come by the office and see our new brochure holders located in the foyer of the first floor of our offices.  This addition makes brochures more accessible!
Stop in anytime to add your brochures!

Mt. Abram special  spring skiing offer

Hit the slopes with Mt. Abram Ski Area.

Make sure to get in some skiing before the end of the season! Our member, Mt Abram Ski Area has given the Chamber some discounted tickets that are available at the Chamber office. The adult tickets are for ages 18-59 years old and are only $34. The student/senior is for ages 6-17 and 60+ for only $27. Ages 5 and under ski free. Call the Chamber office today, 847-5240.

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"