May 9, 2024 | Issue 19

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Please Welcome Our Newest Member, Green Nubble Enterprises!

Five years ago a diverse group of experienced professionals came together with all the skills needed to build one of the first land-based salmon farms using RAS (recirculating aquaculture systems) in the United States. They are experts in business leadership, finance and administration, permitting, construction and engineering, project management, technology, community outreach and social license; along with the specialized skills in aquaculture, marine biology and sustainability. This team of experts have every area covered that you will need to start up your own business, and bring it to operations without the major overhead and risk of hiring a permanent staff before you are ready. 

"Grow you vision. From idea to operations - our team can be your team."

FMI: | 207-318-9536

Recent New Members:

Paint Chic | North Light Gallery | Pentagöet Inn & Pub

Earthways Guide Service | Camp CaPella | Back in Motion Physical Therapy

May 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:

First National Bank

Wednesday, May 15, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

1 Belmont Ave, Belfast, ME

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

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

City of Belfast Call for Committee Applications May 15

The City of Belfast has openings on the following committees that serve various functions within the City of Belfast:

Airport Advisory Committee

Board of Assessment Review

Cemetery Trustees

Climate, Energy, & Utilities Committee

Harbor Advisory Committee

Housing & Property Development Committee

Library Board of Trustees

Parks and Recreation Commission

Pedestrian, Transportation, & Accessibility Committee

Planning Board

Water District Trustees

Zoning Board of Appeals

Anyone interested in serving on these or any other city committees should obtain an application from the City of Belfast website at “Boards & Committees” page or from the City Manager’s office at City Hall, 131 Church Street, Belfast, Maine 04915.

Commencing committee terms begin on July 1. The Belfast City Council will review all applications and make appointments for current openings at a duly called council meeting. Please submit all applications to the City Manager’s office by mail, in person, or via email no later than May 15th, 2024. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Executive Assistant, Elena Thomas at or at 338-3370 ext.# 119.

Shop Searsport & Eastside Belfast

As construction continues for our neighbors across the bridge, don't forget to keep them in mind for your shopping and supplies, food and dining, and gift certificate needs! We have so many great businesses and Chamber members there that still need your support while the Route 1 project is ongoing.

May 2nd Newsletter

1) Chamber Job Search

2) Stone Tree Farm & Cidery / Spring Kickoff

3) Everyman Repertory Theatre / The Second Mrs. Tanqueray

4) Something to Wag About / Glow Night

5) City of Belfast / Young Belfast Listening Session

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

Upcoming Events

Announcements & News

Belfast Historical Society & Museum - The Mighty Goose River May 20

Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition - Bird Week in May

BlueJacket Shipcrafters - May ShipShape News

City of Belfast, Maine DOT Partner to Enhance Active Transportation Infrastructure (PenBay Pilot)

Limina Renewal Center - Explore Upcoming Retreats

Lyme Disease Awareness Month - Helpful Tips

Maine Council on Aging - The CHANGE AGEnt Series May 14 at Belfast Yacht Club

MDOL Hosting Career Fair in Belfast at Volunteers of America Center May 15

Penobscot Shores Hosts Coastal Mountains Land Trust Presentation May 16

Sail Power & Steam Museum Opens for the Season

Senior College Offering Glassblowing Class at Waterfall Arts May 23

Sponsorships Still Available for Golden Eagle Award Dinner Honoring Larry Jones

Waldo County Best of the Best Showcase

May 16

Waldo County Triad Seeking Exhibitors for Senior Appreciation Day June 13

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

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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

is that 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

is to champion a thriving business environment for our members through promotion, networking,

advocacy, community partnerships and access to relevant information.


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

207-338-5900 |

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

Information Center: Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm