June 6, 2024 | Issue 23

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Please Welcome Our Newest Member, Keepsakes!

Keepsakes Gifts, located in the former Silkweeds location on Route 1 in Searsport, is a family owned and operated shop. Keepsakes was formed in 2024 by combining a few shops all into one place. Gifts, Crafts, Fudge, Classes, and so much more!

You can shop their goods online or stop by their new space and see what your next favorite keepsake will be! Hours are Mon - Fri 10am - 5pm, and Sat - Sun 9am - 5pm.

FMI: keepsakesmaine.net | 207-548-6501

191 E. Main St. Searsport, ME

Recent New Members:

Maine Timber Arts | Wild Grace Farm Store | Florette

Green Nubble Enterprises | Paint Chic | North Light Gallery

Member & Administrative Assistant Position Available at the Chamber

Job Overview:

We are seeking a dynamic and organized professional to join our team as a Member and Administrative Assistant. In this role, you will play a crucial part in fostering strong relationships with our current members while attracting new ones. Your efforts will ensure member satisfaction, engagement, and retention, contributing to the overall success of the Chamber. This position offers flexible hours of 28 to 35 hours per week, an hourly salary range of $16 to $18, PTO, holiday pay, and retirement plan match.

Click Here for Full Job Description

Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings

Join us for these upcoming celebrations!

  • GO Logic, LLC, June 7, 3:00 pm, 52 Little River Dr. Belfast
  • SolarLogix, June 8, 11:00 am, 18 Searsport Ave. Belfast
  • Belfast Community Co-op, June 21, 11:00 am, 123 High St. Belfast

Vote for DownEast's Best of Maine Finalists

See all of our Chamber members that have been nominated for the Best of Maine! Vote for your favorites now through June 14th!

* CLICK HERE to see our member finalists and the link to vote! *

June Business After Hours

Every month our Chamber hosts an after hours event designed for members to meet and build relationships with business people from companies and organizations representing a variety of industries in our region. Stop by for a little while or stay and connect! This month we will be hosted by:

The Club Marina & Bar with Portable Pie Place

Wednesday, June 19, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

12 Cape Docks Rd., Stockton Harbor

Click Here to see our hosts for the 2024 Business After Hours

Interested in joining the Chamber? Click Here to find out more!

May 30th Newsletter

1) Maine Timber Arts

2) Chamber Job Search

3) Vote for Down East Magazine's Best of Maine

4) G O Logic / Grand Opening Party

5) Pentagoet Inn & Wine Bar / Ribbon Cutting

Chamber Job Search (HOT ITEM)

Still looking for that new job? Need to know what's available in the greater Belfast area? We have a great page full of job opportunities large and small!


Chamber Members - you can submit your job postings by logging into your

ChamberMaster account or email chamberoffice@belfastmaine.org

Upcoming Events

Announcements & News

The Back & Forth Offering Special Discount for June

Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition - June Events and Outings

Belfast Community Co-op Grand Re-Opening Welcome Back Party on June 21st

Belfast Daffodil Project Blooms Again; Order Bulbs by June 29

Belfast Free Library Shows Belfast Co-op History in Kramer Gallery

Belfast Garden Club Launches 2024 Open Garden Days

Belfast Historical Society & Museum Opens June 8

Castine Cruises Booking Tours for the Season

Coastal Mountains Land Trust - Newman Breslin Preserve June 12, Community Hike June 14

Concord Coach Lines - Updated Bus Schedule

First Baptist Church of Belfast Hosts Bagaduce Music June 13

Glenmoor by the Sea - Surprise Availability! Book Your Staycation Today!

Left Bank Books Hosts Authors Morgan Talty and Gregory Brown June 13

Marsh River Cooperative - Store Cleanup Day June 8

Portable Pie Place Featured on WABI'S Food Truck Frenzy

Searsport Shores Ocean Campground - Third Annual Frets Halligan Ukelele Picnic June 8

Resignation of Executive Director at PAWS Animal Adoption Center (PenBay Pilot)

Toddy Pond Farm - 6 Hidden Gem Restaurants to Add to Your Summer Dining List (BDN)

Torchlight Media Youth Mentorship Final Show June 11

Member Promotions

Consider Becoming a Chamber Member!

Our Vision is that the Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce will be recognized as a major catalyst for developing a thriving and connected business community and visitor destination choice in the region.

The Mission of the Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce

is to champion a thriving business environment for its members through promotion, networking, advocacy, community partnerships and access to relevant information.

Follow the link above to find information about membership benefits and learn how we can promote you and help you achieve your goals. Your support helps us to better promote our region and businesses!

Community Links:

Belfast Free Library | City of Belfast | Harbormaster

Public Transportation | Waldo County General Hospital | YMCA

*** Weekly Deadline for Newsletter Submissions is Tuesday by 4pm ***

** Missed Last Week's Newsletter? Click Here! **

Your Chamber Working For You!

Dorothy Havey, Executive Director


Scott Smith, Operations Manager


Board of Directors

President / Erin Merrifield, RE/MAX Jaret & Cohn

Vice President / Chris Nickerson, Whale's Tooth Pub, Northport Inn & Lodge

Treasurer / Michelle Curtis, First National Bank

Secretary / Megan Day, Waldo County General Hospital

Paul Dean, Councilor, City of Belfast

John McKeith, The Belfast Center

Elaine Potoker, Interloqui

Terri Tower, Camden National Bank

Mary Tripp, Bank of America

Travis Wood, Waldo County Technical Center

Staff Photography by Dave Waddell, Down East Magazine

Our Vision

The Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) will be recognized as a major catalyst for developing

a thriving and connected business community and visitor destination of choice in the region.

Our Mission

The Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce promotes a dynamic economy and strong communities through economic development, promotion of our region, business advocacy, and member services for Waldo County and beyond.


33 Main St. | PO Box 58 | Belfast, ME. 04915

207-338-5900 | www.belfastmaine.org

Administrative Office Hours: Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm

Information Center: Daily, 9am - 5pm