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Greater Freeport Chamber of Commerce Events
Member News Edition

Freeport Cafe takes ownership of the Lobster Cooker!

Freeport CafĂ© has just purchased the Lobster Cooker and Sports Pub in downtown Freeport! They are set for an opening date of March 1st. Lots of exciting changes for the interior and they will be featuring delicious seafood and Pub fare.

They will also be adding a full bar and lots of HD TV's for everyone to catch their favorite games! More to come...

R.D. Allen Freeport Jewelers
13 Middle Street, Freeport - 865-1818

Clearance Sale Going on Now!
The January Birthstone - Garnet!
For more fabulous items be sure to visit their store or shop online at visit   R.D. Allen Freeport Jewelers
Maine Woolens - Throw of the Month
124 Main Street, Freeport - 865-0755
Website: Maine Woolens

20% off all Sheffield Throws, choose from fringed, non-fringed or our charming petit lap throws, all styles available in an assortment of rich colors.

These luxurious throws provide warmth and comfort on a cold January day.  Weaved from cotton, mohair, and acrylic throws, they also make a perfect gift for a wedding, anniversary, birthday or any occasion.

*Not to be combined with other promotions

Freeport Women
Nancy Clark, April 2014
's Club

Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Nancy Clark. She was such an inspiration, she will certainly be missed.

There is a celebration of Nancy's life being held on January 30 at 11AM at the South Freeport Congregational Church.

Nancy's obituary is available  here .

January meeting on Friday the 15th, at 1 p.m., will focus on mission to the homeless. Featured guest will be Mair Honan, founder of Grace Street Ministry, an outreach ministry with the homeless and marginalized in Portland. Honan is a registered nurse, a licensed alcohol and drug counselor, and an ordained minister in the UCC church. In describing Grace Street Ministry she says, "We are a face to face ministry on the downtown streets and shelters in Portland, Tues., Thurs. and Sunday. We meet mainly the marginalized and first listen to what their needs are. Then we try to prioritize with the person how we may be able to bring some comfort, joy, safety in their life."

Brunswick Hotel and Tavern 
4 Noble Street, Brunswick - 837-6565

2016 Ice Bar

Each year, we celebrate Maine's coldest weather by throwing the hottest party in Brunswick. This year's Ice Bar will be better than ever with carved bars on the patio pouring icy beverages, live entertainment, and - new this year - raffles and prizes for attendees.
Date -  2/04/16 - 2/06/16
Time: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for our favorite annual event - our Tavern Ice Bar!
As always, we'll have live entertainment, bites from the Tavern, and of course our Ice Bar and drink luge!

Your ticket gets you into the Ice Bar as well as appetizers throughout the evening, including cheese and crackers, vegetable crudité, house pretzels with dipping sauce, the Tavern's mini pork belly potato skins, and mini vegetarian broccoli and cheese potato skins.

On Saturday night from 7-10, enjoy live entertainment from the Scott Davis Blues Band. The Scott Davis Blues Band is a hard charging band of seasoned, professional musicians playing a rompin', stompin'  mix of blues/rock tunes by Eric Clapton, Ray Charles, T Bone Walker, Van Morrison, ZZ Top, Elvis, The Beatles, and countless others. Lead by veteran trumpet man Scott Davis, the band takes the audience on a classy, brassy, exciting musical journey at every show.  Missing this band is never a good idea.

Ice Bar tickets are available in advance at Ice Bar 2016 for $16.  Event tickets will be available at the door for $20.

Drink tickets will be available for purchase at the event ($5 for beer; $10 for signature drinks). All tickets include tax and gratuity.

187 Lower Main Street, Freeport - 865-4321
Website: Gritty's

Join Gritty's on a Pub Crawl in Ireland ! Get trip details, SAVE $60pp for "early registration" and win prizes at our Ireland Pub Crawl Information Evenings in Portland: Thurs. Jan. 14, Auburn: Wed. Jan. 20, and in Freeport:  Wed. Jan 27.  They all start at 6pm. Gritty's is taking an 8 day tour to the "Emerald Isle" starting Oct 28, 2016. Now is the time to get the details and start saving for a trip you'll never forget.  Representatives from CIE & Cruise Planners (the company planning the trip) will be on hand to answer questions, register people and build excitement for the trip. 

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - Let's Talk Tuesdays, 9-10AM
Freeport Chamber Office, 57 Depot Street, Freeport
Talk Tuesday's is a new venue to discuss topics of general interest to our members.  Our first topic will be Budgeting for the Off Season.  

Tuesday, January 12, 2016- Budgeting for the Off Season
Having a business in Maine has unique seasonal challenges.  Let's share ideas about how to carry your business into the winter and spring.  This is a great way to learn from shared experience in a small setting.  Please join us if you can.  No registration is required and is open to all members.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - Parking and Accessibility in Freeport
Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - Advertising Your Business

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Friday, January 29, 2016, 5-9PM
Annual Dinner & Auction
Hilton Garden Inn, Freeport

Join us for this 1920's Great Gatsby themed event with a silent auction and awards!

This is sure to be the Chamber event of the year!  Get dressed up in your best Great Gatsby attire and come join the Chamber for a night out. 

Enjoy appetizers, a seated dinner, short awards program, silent and live auctions and networking!

Our auction will include both items and experiences so be prepared for a night to remember!  Our Annual Dinner and Auction will raise money for our scholarship fund, educational and development programs for Chamber members in 2016. 
Ticket are $50 per person or $450 for a table of 10.
Sponsorship opportunities are available:

To donate an item for our auction please fill out the form linked below and return to the Chamber office or email to  at
To reserve a discounted overnight stay at the Hilton, please reserve here:
Monday, February 1, 2016, 8:30-10AM
METRO North Express Service Public Discussion
Portland - Falmouth - Yarmouth - Freeport
Nordica Theatre, Freeport Village Station

Come join us for an update on 2016 plans for bus service between Portland and Freeport from the staff of METRO, Greater Portland Transit District.  Donna Larson, Freeport Town Planner will also be available for questions.  This is your opportunity to learn about how this new transportation option can help your business.  There will be ample time to ask questions during the presentation.  This meeting is open to members of Greater Freeport Chamber of Commerce or Freeport USA.

Date:  Monday, February 1
Time:  8:30-10AM
Location:   Nordica Theatre, Depot Street
Registration:  No charge but registration is requested. Register Here
Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 5-7PM
Business After Hours, Royal River Heat Pumps
132 US Route 1, Freeport - 400-4065

Come learn all about the latest technology in energy efficient heating and cooling with heat pumps!  Also, Polly Smith and Julia Doughty, two local Freeport artists, will be in attendance with a sampling of their original artwork.  Door prizes and refreshments.

Saturday, February 27, 2016
Freeport Family Ski Day
Mt Abram Ski Area, Greenwood, ME
Website: Mt Abram

Special group pricing will be offered for this special day!

More details coming soon!

Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 5-7PM - Joint Event with Yarmouth Chamber
Business After hours, Hosted by Beansprouts/Fusion
Lower Main Street, Freeport

Details are currently being worked on by registration is open.

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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"