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Greater Freeport Chamber of Commerce Events
Member News Edition

15 Depot Street, Freeport - 865-6055
Website: Petrillo's

It's hard to believe but Petrillo's is celebrating their 10-year anniversary on February 21.

Happy anniversary from all of us at the Chamber!

Local businesses are growing!

Royal River Heat Pumps - Heat Pump Rebates
132 US Rout 1, Freeport - 400-4065
Thank you to all who attended the Royal River Heat Pumps business after hours on February 9.  While everyone attended is a homeowner, they are also business owners/managers, and Efficiency Maine offers fantastic rebates to both for installing heat pumps.  Mitsubishi Electric Hyper-Heat Heat Pumps, which make up the very large part of our business, qualify homeowners for a $500 rebate from Efficiency Maine.  Even better, commercial properties that install heat pumps qualify for a minimum of $500-$1,250 PER UNIT, where the homeowner is allowed one $500 rebate no matter how many units are installed.  That's great incentive to make your home and business much more energy efficient heating and cooling the space!

Maine Woolens - Seeing Red Sale!
124 Main Street, Freeport - 865-0755
Website: Maine Woolens

What better way to celebrate the month of February,
than with a sale of 20% off anything, everything,  RED,   throughout the store, including the outlet room & baby!

*Not to be combined with other promotions

Chilton - Mid-Winter Sale 
184 Main Street, Freeport - 865-4308
Website: Chilton

Shard - Outlet Sale!
291 US Route 1, Freeport - 869-9155
Website:  Shard

SHARD OUTLET will be running a moving sale on their signature ceramics and linens February 22-27th, 10-5 at their 291 US RT 1 Freeport location.  They're getting ready for their exciting move to 48 West Street in town Freeport. (next to Ahlberg Ski).  Look for their new store to open in March!

Shard is also making plans to  launch a Coastal Lifestyle Shop along side the outlet early summer.  Look for more news on that in the coming months!

Freeport Community Services
53 Depot Street, Freeport - 865-3985
Getting tired of your winter wardrobe? 
Does your house need a fresh look?
Do you want to give back to your community?
You can do it all at the FCS thrift shop!

Donate your gently worn clothes, your gently used furniture and housewares, even your books, and sporting goods!

Then, shop at the store for fabulous finds. 

Contact them today!

Fiore Artisan Olive Oils and Vinegars
58 Main Street, Freeport - 869-5227
Website: Fiore

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

Come out to Wolfe's Neck Farm's snowy wonderland for three days of fun and enrichment this February vacation! Each morning we'll help our farmers with chores in the barn, and learn how to keep our animals happy and healthy. We'll also explore winter adaptations, search for signs of activity in the forest, and focus on a new barn animal each day: 
  • Tuesday: We'll interact with our dairy cows
  • Wednesday: Watch and learn as our veterinarian performs ultrasounds on our pregnant ewes
  • Thursday: We'll learn about chickens
Additional activities will depend on the weather and what is happening on the farm, and could include building bluebird boxes to support beneficial migrators!
We hope to see you next week!  
  • February 16-18, 2016 (Choose 1-3 days)
  • Times: 8:30am - 4:00pm
  • After Care: Pick-up by 5:30pm - $40/3 days
  • Ages: Children in grades 3-5
  • Rates: $70/day or $178.50/3 days (15% off) Members receive a 5% discount.

FebFest 2016
Website: FebFest

Freeport FebFest of Arts & Culture

Throughout the month of February Freeport will be celebrating arts & culture with performances, exhibits, workshops, lectures, and more. Presented by artists, arts & cultural organizations, and businesses at venues around town, FebFest runs the gamut from theater and music to poetry and comedy to fine art and food (culinary arts). There are even opportunities for you to express your own creativity. 

For complete listings, visit

Freeport Woman's Club
PO Box 54,  South Freeport

The Freeport Women's Club will be holding their next meeting on Friday, February 19th. They will begin with the program at 1:00, followed by the business meeting and tea.
The program is presented by the Coastal Humane Society. Adoptable pets will accompany the speakers. Come promptly so you don't miss a minute of this interesting presentation and prepare to be charmed.
This meeting is also their annual pet food drive. The food will be shared between Coastal Humane Society and Freeport Community Services Food Bank for their patrons with pets. It is important that pet food donated be of good quality with protein as the first ingredient listed. Coastal Humane Society also really appreciates supplies to help keep the animals comfortable and safe. They have a list of things that they particularly need; click here for their wish list and other information.
In preparation for the business meeting, click here for the minutes from the January meeting.

Freeport Community Services
53 Depot St., Freeport -  865-3985
Freeport Community Services (FCS) is proud to host its 12th annual Freeze Out event.  FCS staff, board members and volunteers are outside in downtown Freeport for 12 hours, raising awareness of the poverty and hunger here in Maine, and the critical need for services for the most vulnerable residents of Freeport and Pownal. They collect non-perishable food and personal care items, as well as financial gifts, during this event.
Saturday, February 20, 2016, from at 10 am until 10 pm. Event will be kicked off with a performance by the Maine Public Safety Pipe and Drum Band on the lawn of the First Parish Church at 40 Main St, Freeport.
Donations of non-perishable food and financial gifts may be made at 40 Main Street, Freeport (on the lawn of the First Parish Church Congregational, Freeport, ME), in locations throughout downtown Freeport, and at the "Stuff the Bus" event at Shaw's Supermarket (from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
Your gift will support vital programs for Freeport and Pownal residents, such as the food pantry, fuel assistance, and emergency services. Your help truly makes a difference for our most vulnerable residents.
How you can help:
  • Drop off nonperishable food items, personal care products, or financial donations during the Freeze Out at the First Parish Church from 10 am to 10 pm on February 20th or locations all around downtown Freeport. 
  • Join the Freeport Rotary Club and many other volunteers at Shaw's Supermarket in Freeport and "Stuff the Bus" with nonperishable food items from 9 am to 2 pm on February 20th. 
  • "Warm your heart" by volunteering for the Freeze Out! Many opportunities available.
Support provided by Lead Sponsors Norway Savings Bank, Royal River Natural Foods, and Midcoast Hospital, as well as Freeport Woman's Club, Dead River Oil, Charlie Burnham Heating, Albert Blackstone, Jr. Excavating, June LaCombe Sculpture, New Beginnings Consignment Shop, Mainely Hair, Fielding's Oil, and Freeport Salon.
For more information or to volunteer, contact Sarah Lundin, Community Services Coordinator at Freeport Community Services, 865-3985, ext. 205 or

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

Freeport Family Ski Day at Mt Abram Ski Area, Greenwood, ME.   Special group pricing will be offered for this special day!

Enjoy the beautiful weather and a discounted lift ticket.  Call the Chamber office to place your name on the list to receive group pricing on 2/27 when you ski at Mt. Abram.  Simply give your name that day at the ticket window to receive your discounted passes.

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

Beansprouts and Fusion co-host this joint event with Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce in the newly expanded Beansprouts located in front of the Hampton Inn.  Yarmouth chamber member Terri Arden, Licensed Massage Therapist, will be on hand as well.  Come celebrate the growth of Beansprouts and meet some new people!  

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Sip, Spa & Shop - March 10-12, 2016
Comfort Suites
500 US Route One, Freeport - 865-9300

Enjoy a relaxing weekend ladies!  Comfort Suites SIP SPA SHOP weekend is March 11-13.   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 at 865-9300 to book your ro om!  Don't wait, limited availability.  You deserve it!
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As part of the festivities Kelley Chasse and the Freeport Chamber will be offering a  special paint night at Buck's on Saturday, March 12th from 4-6PM. This special class is being offered at $35pp. So let's get our paintbrushes ready to paint!

Governor to Visit Freeport for Next Town Hall
AUGUSTA - Governor Paul R. LePage has announced he will hold his next town hall Tuesday, February 16 in Freeport where he will deliver remarks about moving Maine forward and answer questions from residents.
The Freeport Library, 10 Library Dr., Freeport, is the location for the town hall. The forum will begin at 6:00 p.m. concluding at 7:00 p.m. and it is open to the public.
The town hall meeting will focus on the Governor's vision for Maine, including further reducing the income tax; reforming welfare by strengthening the State's safety net for the most vulnerable; cutting energy costs; and addressing Maine's high student debt burden.

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

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