The Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce is proud to present The Kenney Awards! The Kenney, named for the region we hail from, is awarded annually to area businesses and professionals that are deserving of our attention and recognition.

Please join us from the comfort of your own home in celebrating our community! The 2021 Kenney Awards presented by Kennebec Savings Bank will be celebrated virtually on March 26, 2021 beginning at 7:00 pm.

Not only is this event a great opportunity to recognize and celebrate our community, it is also a great way to support businesses in the Kennebec Valley. This year's ticket packages include Take-Out Vouchers to participating local restaurants, which includes Cappza's Pizza (Farmingdale), Cloud 9 Restaurant at the Senator Inn & Spa, Cushnoc Brewing Co., Doolin's Pub, The Liberal Cup, Otto's on the River, The Quarry Tap Room, and State Lunch.
Large Business of the Year
Small Business of the Year
Community Service Award
Ranae L'Italien
Shawn McLaughlin
Katelyn Pushard
  • Day's Jewelers
  • Gardiner Federal Credit Union
  • Lipman Katz & Boston
  • Macomber, Farr & Whitten
  • Oakes & Parkhurst Glass
  • Pine State Trading. Co
  • Sprague & Curtis Real Estate
  • TRC Companies
  • University of Maine at Augusta
Leading a Non-Profit Through a Pandemic

with Courtney Yeager,
United Way of Kennebec Valley

Wednesday, March 10 | 12:00 - 1:00PM

$20 per person
KV Chamber Members will receive a $10 gift certificate to enjoy lunch on us!
Courtney Yeager, Executive Director of the United Way of Kennebec Valley, will discuss her experience leading a nonprofit organization through the pandemic and share her tips and tricks that you can apply to your own business.

Don't forget to fill out the survey emailed to attendees at the conclusion of the event! One survey respondent will be drawn to win a prize!
IMPORTANT: Attendees must make the full payment prior to the event in order to receive the link to attend the digital event. KV Chamber Members will receive a $10 chamber gift certificate from our Shop Local program to enjoy lunch on us from a participating member!
Thank you to our Women's Network Luncheon Sponsor!
Wednesday, March 24th | 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Although we are not networking together face-to-face, we are excited to catch up and network virtually! Our members are invited to join us on Wednesday, March 24th from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. for a virtual Business After Hours. During the virtual event, there will be break-out rooms with smaller groups to allow for more networking opportunities. Join us to share updates on your business and reconnect with the KV Chamber!
After registering for the event, attendees will be emailed a Zoom link to attend.
Thank you to our Business After Hours Sponsor!
FREE Face Masks Available!

Does your business need PPE? The KV Chamber has masks available for our members! Please contact us at or by calling (207) 623-4559 so we can assist you with your needs.
Welcome Our New Member!
FCP Live-In
Constance McFarland, (866) 559-9492
February Member Anniversaries
40+ Years
KV Federal Credit Union

30+ Years
MaineGeneral Community Care

20+ Years
A Partner in Technology | Discover Maine Magazine | Hershey's Ice Cream | Maine Better Transportation Association | Maine Development Foundation | North Country Rivers - Whitewater Rafting | Theater At Monmouth | Wipfli, LLP

10+ Years
Concord Coach Lines | Facial & Oral Surgery Associates | Ganneston Construction Corp. | Housing Initiatives of New England | Kennebec Land Trust | New Dimensions FCU | Saltbox Primitives

5+ Years
AARP Maine | Aquatic Technology Inc. | Care & Comfort | Harvest Time Natural Foods | JPMA - Staff Development Solutions LLC | Sportsman's Alliance of Maine | The Breathable Home | U.S. Small Business Administration | William Raveis Real Estate - Fortin & MacDonald Group

Also Renewing
Augusta Kiwanis Club | Capitol Insights | Courtney Policy Group | Cushnoc Brewing Co. | Day's Jewelers | Lilac Mixology & Catering | Merrill's Investigations & Security Services, LLC | Otto's on the River | Parkhurst Property Services | van der Brew
Chamber Member News
Golden Pond's founder and managing director, Brian Bernatchez, CFP , was recently named to Forbes' Best-In-State Wealth Advisors list for the second consecutive year. According to Forbes, the annual list spotlights the nation's top-performing advisors, evaluated based on a methodology developed by SHOOK Research and nominated by their affiliated firm. Advisors are also evaluated based on personal interviews, industry experience, revenue trends, a review of compliance records and a focus on those that encompass best practices in service to their clients.
Kennebec Valley YMCA is now offering a virtual membership! Working from home, or not ready to return? The Y has got you covered! Stay home and workout with a Virtual Membership for only $14.99 a month. Access to the Virtual Platform is also included with all standard memberships at no additional charge. The platform will offer weekly virtual classes, on-demand workouts, virtual personal training and youth and family activities. Contact for more information, or visit to activate a membership today!
New Dimensions Federal Credit Union (NDFCU) is pleased to announce its new Digital Branch Manager, Teresa Gagne, who began in the credit union industry, as a teller, over 30 years ago. Since then, she has worked her way up and has landed in the lending department, where her indirect lending expertise has been second to none over the past 25 years. The Directors and staff of NDFCU are excited to have Gagne join their team as her extensive experience will be valuable as she settles into her position. Her focal point will start in executing new processes and procedures that will create efficiencies department-wide.
One River CPAs is excited to announce its merger wtih Gibson LeClair, LLC. At One River CPAs, they understand that providing the best customer experience means continuing to grow the services that they currently offer without forgetting their commitment to community. The merger with Gibson LeClair, LLC gives the firm as larger presence in the Augusta area while also allowing them to build a staff of likeminded community leaders. Current clients of both Gibson LeClair, LLC and One River CPAs can still count on the same faces, services, and local offices and are encouraged to visit
SCORE Augusta is hosting Quickbooks Online Version for Small Businesses, a 3-part free webinar series. QuickBooks is recognized as the #1 accounting solution for small businesses to help with your invoicing, tracking sales and expenses, and handling your bookkeeping requirements for tax preparation. If you are a first time user or just need hands-on help with your questions, this is the online workshop for you. Register for Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.
Sexual Assault Crisis & Support Center is hosting its 10th Annual One in Five 5k either virtual or in person on Sunday, April 25th at Quarry Road Trails in Waterville at 9:00 am. Inspired by the current Maine statistic of an estimated ONE in FIVE people in Maine have been affected by sexual violence (Muskie School of Public Policy, Maine Crime Victimizations Rates, 2011), the Sexual Assault Crisis & Support Center is hosting this race. Sign up before March 25th to receive a free t-shirt! To register:
Zardus Art of Massage & Wellness Spa welcomes Diana Murphy as a Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Reflexology. Diana has a passion for helping others and this enthusiastically shines in her dedication to her clients not only by providing the bodywork they need, but also researching their conditions and challenges to offer more resources and solutions to them. A graduate of Zardus Art of Massage–School of Massage, Diana emphasizes mastery in skill, technique and client interaction in Massage Therapy and Foot Reflexology. She joined Team Zardus as a Licensed Massage Therapist & Certified Reflexologist and demonstrates a commitment to continuing her knowledge and skill development with a 6-month apprenticeship at Zardus, participating and excelling in ongoing courses in Aromatherapy, Medical Massage Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy (UpLedger International Alliance of Healthcare Educators) and Hand Reflexology (SoleWise School of Reflexology) – further expanding her highly-skilled services with her clients and our community.
U.S. Small Business Administration, in conjunction with the Federal Trade Commission, is pleased to announce the Cybersecurity for Small Business webinar designed to help small businesses keep their business data safe. By participating in this webinar, you will learn the basics to protect your business from cyber-attacks. The webinar will focus on the most common methods of cyber-attacks, including phishing, ransomware, email authentication, choosing a web host, physical security, and secure remote access. You’ll also learn how you can use the free resources from the FTC to train your employees and help keep your business data and computers safe. Learn more here.
To submit Member News, send your press releases to:
KVCC Board of Directors
Earl Kingsbury, Chair*
Augusta Civic Center
Tim Walton, Chair Elect*
Walton External Affairs
Michele Pelletier, Vice Chair*
PERFORMANCE Foodservice - NorthCenter
Matthew Tardiff, Treasurer*
J.S. McCarthy Printers
Alec Rogers, Past Chair*
Quality Inn & Suites Maine Evergreen Hotel
Chuck Hays, Past Treasurer*
MaineGeneral Health
Cathy DeMerchant, Human Resources*
Capital Area Staffing Solutions, Inc.
Katie Doherty, President & CEO*^
Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce

* Executive Committee  ^ Full -Time Executive

Karen Boston
Lipman & Katz, P.A
Nathan Cotnoir
Camden National Bank
Lori Dube
Sprague & Curtis Real Estate
Elisa Ellis, Special Counsel
Ellis Law, LLC
Sue Grenier
G&E Roofing Co., Inc.
Eric Jermyn
Cross Insurance Agency
Steven Marson
Central Maine Pyrotechnics
Stacey Morrison
Ganneston Construction Corp.
Richard Parkhurst
Stained Glass Express
Lynn Quirion
Macomber, Farr & Whitten
Andrew Silsby
Kennebec Savings Bank
Eric Stinneford
Central Maine Power Company
Rebecca Wyke
University of Maine at Augusta
KVCC Staff

Katie L. Doherty, President & CEO,
Lindsay L. Corbett, Office Manager,
Kayla M. Tracy, Events & Membership Director,
Caroline A. Saban, Marketing Director,