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Dean Gilbert of Mortgage Network Wins Award at Corporate Event in Miami Beach, FL

Dean Gilbert, a board member of the Chamber won a Leadership Excellence Award given to him in recognition of being a top producer in the company.  
Congratulations Dean!
Fusion Dance  Academy 
Fusion Dance Academy wins several awards in Massachusetts dance competition.

Way to go Ladies!
Atlantic Regional Federal Credit Union Celebrates 75 Years!
42 Mallet Drive, Freeport - 865-2830

As Atlantic celebrates its 75th Anniversary this year, I have reminisced, and shared with many, stories of our past leaders.  Father Dauphin had the vision to start St John's Brunswick Federal Credit Union in 1941.  Anna Tetreault provided strong support and guided the Credit Union through the war years.  In 1944 Jeanette Morin blazed a path for thirty years and set a strong foundation for our success today.  In 1974 John Sutton, continued to grow the credit union to close to six thousand members.  Ten years later Steve Orbin guided St. John's Brunswick Federal Credit Union to new growth with our field of membership becoming Sagadahoc and Cumberland County.  In 2000 St John's Brunswick Federal Credit Union transitioned to Atlantic Regional Federal Credit Union and branches were established in Freeport and Topsham.
The goal of those leaders, and all employees and volunteers, over the years has been to improve the financial quality of life for our members and the communities we serve.  In the past few years, we have expanded to include a branch in Cumberland.  Membership has grown to almost 20,000 and assets are now over $300 million dollars. 

State Farm - Kristen Hanson, Agent
541 US Route 1, Suite 15, Freeport - 865-4000

Winter People Inc.
125 US Route One,  Freeport -  800-552-6199

Visit their Freeport store today!

Burgess Computer to become 
Burgess Technology Services
6 Oak Grove Avenue, Bath - 443-9554
Website: Burgess Computer

In 1985, Ronald Reagan was president, Huey Lewis & the News were chart-toppers, and Cheers was one of the top-rated shows on television. Rubik's Cube was the game of the moment, and people of all ages bobbed their heads as they listened to their Walkman. Stirrup pants and shoulder pads were trés chic, and the hot tune of the moment was "Girls Just Want to Have Fun".
1985 also saw the founding of Burgess Computer. Burgess was a small computer sales and repair shop, primarily focused on consumers.  Most of our business arose directly out of the computers we sold, and we were happy to be able to meet the needs of those who were confused and frustrated by the jargon and the condescending attitudes that surrounded computer sales.
Thirty plus years later, Burgess is a technology-forward, business oriented group of industry professionals (17 and growing!) that can support any size organization, large or small, no matter what their technology needs.  We've taken the common sense, no-jargon attitude that Burgess was built on to another level completely, and assembled a team that has expert knowledge, a deep understanding of business realities, and the kind of can-do spirit that gets things done.
So we're proud to announce that we are changing our name to Burgess Technology Services, to better reflect the reality of who we are today.  Don't worry - you'll get the same stellar service, the same attention to detail, and the same commitment to value that you've always known, with the same staff that you've come to rely on. No matter what your technology problem, we'll be here, as we have for over thirty years.
Freeport Veterinary Hospital
Launches New Website
4 Post Road, Freeport - 865-3673

Home to the Fear Free, Happy Visit!
Our mission is to practice the highest quality medicine & surgery with compassion and an emphasis on client education. 

Freeport Veterinary Hospital is a full-service, companion animal hospital founded in 1983. Our services & facilities have been designed with our patients in mind so that all visits are Fear Free!
We understand the special role your pet plays in your family and are dedicated to becoming your partner in your pet's health care. We treat your pet as we would our own. Our entire team is dedicated to practicing the highest quality medicine and surgery with compassion and an emphasis on client education.

Visit them online today!
Maine Distilleries -  Remodeling  Sale
437 US Route One, Freeport - 865-4828
Website:  Cold River Vodka

Maine Distilleries will be remodeling soon and they are clearing the shelves!

Get a huge deal on all clothing and glassware at 50% off! WOW!

Maine Woolens - Throw of the Month
124 Main Street, Freeport - 865-0755
Website: Maine Woolens

The PERFECT Wedding Gift!
Choose from fringed, non-fringed or our charming petit lap throws, weaved from 
mohair, cotton and acrylic (to keep its shape) to create beautiful color and texture variances, these throws are the perfect gift for a wedding, anniversary, birthday, graduation or any occasion. 
Available in a wide range of colors, including, Natural, Charcoal, and Blue (pictured above) as well as, Golden Wheat, Purple and Chestnut
50" x 72" with fringe:  sale price $95.00
50" x 72 not fringe:  sale price $88.00
Petit Lap Throw:  sale price $55.00   

*Not to be combined with other promotions

Freeport Community Services Thrift Store
53 Depot Street, Freeport - 865-3985

Spring is finally here and it's time to clean out the closets!

Visit the Freeport Community Services Thrift store today to find all of your spring time clothing needs!

From shorts to light jackets they have it all!

Find  planters in their housewares to help you start those springtime flowers!
They look forward to seeing you!

And remember if you are cleaning out a room or a whole estate, donating to the store is a tax deductible donation that benefits us all!

Freeport Community Services Thrift Store
53 Depot Street, Freeport - 865-3985

Employee Share Business Partners program with Freeport Community Services:

Many local businesses are shining examples of leadership in service to this fantastic community.  Some of you are already participants in the FCS Employee Share Program and for that we are sincerely grateful.  By providing staff members as volunteers, filling shifts at the FCS food pantry, thrift shop or during special projects, your employees contribute professionalism, experience and enthusiastic help to our many giving programs.  With the local needs continuing to grow, we are seeking the help of additional businesses to participate in sending an employee to volunteer with us once weekly, monthly or yearly - whatever works best for you.  Please accept our heartfelt appreciation, in advance, for your kind consideration of this significant program.  Thank you for your continued philanthropy.
For information, answers to questions or to become a partner, please call Debbie at 865-3985, ext. 206.  Thank you!

Wolfe's Neck Farm
184 Burnett Road, Freeport - 865-4469

Spring Clean Up Volunteer Weekend Dates:
April 29 - May 1 and May 6-8
Location: Recompence Shore Campground at Wolfe's Neck Farm
For more information on volunteering:  2016 Spring Cleanup Weekend Volunteering
Description: Each winter, Nature spreads leaves and debris throughout our beautiful campground, and each spring a group of fun, friendly volunteers come to help clean it up! In thanks for your help, we provide free camping Fri-Sun and some meals. Please bring weather-appropriate clothing and footwear; a rake and garden gloves would also be helpful if you have them. All ages welcome. Please call (207) 865-9307 for more info or to RSVP.

Midcoast Edge
2016 Hacker's Ball Golf Tournament Fundraiser
Friday, May 13, 8:00AM-5:00PM

Business gets done on the golf course!

Join them on the greens in support of the Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber and Cathance River Education Alliance (CREA)
Registration begins at 8 a.m. Tee-off at 9 a.m.

Scramble with shotgun start.

Sponsorship opportunities available - Contact Nick Favreau for more information!

A portion of the proceeds to benefit Cathance River Education Alliance

Presented by the Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber and Midcoast Edge
Contact  for more information!
South Freeport Church Book Signing Luncheon
98 South Freeport Road, Freeport - 865-4012
Friday, May 13, 2016

A former military brat, New York Times and USA Today bestselling novelist  Julia Spencer-Fleming will speak at South Freeport Congregational Church on Friday May 13.  Lunch begins at 11:30 and will include asian chicken salad, a seasonal fruit soup, a roll, and a rhubarb dessert.  Books available for purchase at the event.  Book signing included.  $15 per person by reservation. For reservations call 865-4012.

Freeport Woman's Club 
P.O. Box 54
South Freeport, ME 04078
Facebook:  Freeport Women's Club

On Friday, May 20, the Freeport Woman's Club will hold their monthly meeting at 1:00 p.m. at Freeport Community Library. After a brief business meeting, the program guest speaker will be Bob Rose of Yarmouth who will share his adventure as a thru-hiker of the Appalachian Trail. In 1996 he flew to Georgia and literally walked home to Maine. His presentation will document the five and a half month trek, traveling south to north with the advancing seasons to reach Mt. Katahdin by summer's end. Bob will share fascinating facts, photos and personal stories about the challenges of his 163-day "Walk In The Woods," and his successful and ultimate backpacking trip and journey of a lifetime.

Maine Senior Guide Hosts
Free Diabetes Education Workshops
Tuesday, April 26 - Tuesday, May 31
Bath Savings Board Room Lower Maine Street, Freeport
Maine Senior Guide is hosting a free diabetes workshop series beginning Tuesday, April 26, and continuing for five more Tuesday sessions. The workshop, from 9:30 a.m. - noon in the Bath Savings Institution board room on Lower Main Street in Freeport, is free and open to anyone with a diabetes or pre-diabetes diagnosis.
The free Stanford Diabetes Self-Management Program  is taught and facilitated by Healthcentric Advisors. Healthcentric Advisors is the quality improvement organization hired by Medicare to improve outcomes for patients with diabetes and pre-diabetes in Maine and other New England states.
People who attend the workshop will learn about healthy eating and cooking, problem solving, making action plans, planning meals, dealing with stress, relaxation and working with their health care team. The workshops include healthy snacks and time for Q & A each week.

There is no cost, and no insurance requirements,  but participants need to register, which they can do on-line at or by calling 207-232-7847. Classes will run for 6 weeks, from Tuesday, April 26-Tuesday May 31, from 9:30 a.m. - 12 noon.  

Greater Freeport Community Chorus

Saturday, April 30, 2016 7:30 p.m.
Greater Freeport Community Chorus 'GFCC Remembers' Concert
Freeport Performing Arts Center (Freeport High School), 30 Holbrook St., Freeport
The Greater Freeport Community Chorus will celebrate singing and community with favorites from its 20 years of performances. The program consists of more than a dozen pieces. Admission is $10 for adults, with a per-family maximum of $25.
Sunday, May 1, 2016 2:30 p.m.
Greater Freeport Community Chorus 'GFCC Remembers' Concert
First Parish Church Congregational, 40 Main St., Freeport
The Greater Freeport Community Chorus will celebrate singing and community with favorites from its 20 years of performances. The program consists of more than a dozen pieces. Admission is $10 for adults, with a per-family maximum of $25.

For more information visit

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

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

See their new store layout as well as many new products, including their newly acquired Stihl line.  

Enjoy some of the best food and beverage offerings provided by local Freeport Chamber members!
1912 Cafe will be providing their outstanding food and salad pairings.  Gritty McDuff's will be on tap for the evening while  Old World Gourmet serves wine and tempts us with their "Devil" cookies. Take part in a special themed drink offering from  Maine Distilleries .

We can't wait to see everyone there!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Firefighter Appreciation Day 

Chamber member, Melissa Jones, owner of My Amethyst Touch located at 20 Independence Drive, wanted to honor the firefighters that work so hard to keep us safe. "I thought a good way to show my appreciation for this was by offering chair massage." says Melissa; "Spending a few hours at the firehouse was the least I can do for the men and women who work there."   Melissa recently graduated from the Downeast School of Massage in Waldoboro where she participated in the Energy Quest program and Massage Therapy classes. She is now back in school again working towards a Zen Shiatsu Certificate. She looks forward to meeting and offering my services to Freeport's finest.

The Chamber will also honor Freeport's finest by providing a home cooked dinner at the firestation.  If any Chamber members would like to volunteer to help cook or serve, please contact

Friday, June 2, 2016 Save the Date
Health & Wellness Expo Healthy Ways to Work & Play Expo
The expo will feature Chamber members displaying products and services related to welless.  The expo will be held from 2-6pm at the Fire Station.  More info to come!  This is a FREE event.
Freeport Veterinary Hospital
4 Post Road, Freeport - 865-3673
Receptionist/Veterinary Assistant

We are seeking a second veterinary receptionist/assistant. This will be a cross-trained position, which will primarily involve front deskwork, but will also include some time assisting our techs and doctors. Customer service experience (2-5 years) and high attention to detail is a must.
If you are:  
  • Team-oriented 
  • An initiator of action 
  • A superb multitasker
  • Friendly and outgoing, yet calm under pressure 
  • Proficient with computers 
  • Available to work Saturdays ... You may just be a perfect fit!
For more information and or to apply: Join Their Team!
Freeport Community Services
53 Depot Street, Freeport -  865-3985

FCS Seeks to fill Part-Time Facilities Assistant 

FCS is seeking applicants for a part-time Facilities Assistant.  This is primarily an evening position, 20 hours per week, with some benefits.  The ability to work a flexible schedule is needed. Duties include general cleaning and light maintenance of the building and grounds of the Freeport Community Center.  

Preferred experience includes a high school diploma or GED equivalent, skills and experience in carpentry, cleaning and maintenance.  Excellent customer service skills and the ability to work independently are also needed. FCS is a nonprofit organization that has been committed to enriching lives and connecting neighbors in our community for 40 years.  Come join our team! 

For more information or to apply for this position contact Robin Harriman at 865-3985, ext. 213 or f or an application.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  EOE.

Winter People
125 US Route 1, Freeport - 800-552-6199
Website:  Winter People

Retail Clerk Position

Winter People Clothing Company located at the Big Indian is looking to hire a new Retail Clerk. After a period of training this person will be opening and closing on their own.  18-23 hours per week with the flexibility to add more hours if desired.  Every other weekend off. Year-round position.
Retail experience preferred but not necessary. We use Quickbooks Point of Sale. We are also a UPS shipping/drop off location.
Please e-mail your resume to

Amtrak Downeaster
75 W Commercial Street, Ste. 104
Portland, ME 04101
Website:  Amtrak Downeaster

Marketing & Sales Assistant Position

The Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority (NNEPRA) is seeking a creative and goal oriented marketing professional to join their team. The primary responsibility will be to provide support to the Marketing Director in varied activities designed to maintain and grow ridership on the Amtrak Downeaster. Their team is small, so the successful candidate must also be able to perform some administrative support as well. This is an exciting and challenging position for the right person who likes to jump in and get things done. This is a full-time position, based in their Portland, Maine office with potential for weekend or evening hours and some local travel.

For more information and to apply for this position:   Marketing & Sales Assistant

Living In Harmony With the Seasons: Spring
We awaken from the slumber of winter with determination to realize the plan of growth and renewal. Spring brings vision, hope and flexibility. In ourselves as in nature we recognize a surge in energy, the need to move, to create, to grow. This is the season to take action, make plans, and try something new that gets your body, mind and spirit excited.
Here are some suggestions for living in harmony with spring:
  • Move your body- Stretching increases flexibility and keeps your muscles, tendons and ligaments healthy. Try a yoga class or tai chi
  • Eat green foods or green drinks- Fresh leafy greens can support and aid in the movement of chi. Try sprouts and fresh juices.
  • Participate in outdoor activities- Go for a walk, hike in the woods, plant a garden, ride your bike or go for a jog.
  • Manage stressful situations- Breathe, meditate, dance and laugh!
  • Try acupuncture - Acupuncture can support your overall health by encouraging the smooth flow of energy throughout the body, boost your immune functioning and bring balance to your body, mind and spirit.
  • Attend Healthy Ways to Work and Play sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce.
Enjoy Your Health, Enjoy Spring,
Ellen Ellis, L.Ac, M.Ac @ Be Well My Friend in S. Freeport

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"