Business Break - This Wednesday! (June 19)

Strawberry Festival at Nathanial Hawthorne's Boyhood Home!

Strawberry Festival Coming to Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Boyhood Home Saturday, June 29

Special guest speaker to be Tess Chakkalakal, host of Maine Public Radio’s

“Dead Writers: Great American Authors and Where They Lived” podcast 


One of southern Maine’s beloved annual events—the Strawberry Festival at Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Boyhood Home in Raymond (40 Hawthorne Road)—returns this year on Saturday, June 29, from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. This year’s special guest speaker will be award-winning author/editor Tess Chakkalakal, professor of Africana Studies and English at Bowdoin College. Ms. Chakkalakal is creator and co-host of this summer’s podcast series from Maine Public Radio entitled “Dead Writers: Great American Authors and Where They Lived.”

Admission is $15 for adults and $5 for children aged 8 and under, with reservations at or by calling 207-329-0537 strongly recommended. Walk-ins also are welcome.

Wrapping up the event, all attendees will enjoy yummy homemade strawberry shortcake, served with coffee, punch, and lots of friendly smiles! 

Those who would like to donate to the ongoing restoration of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Boyhood Home in Raymond may do so by sending a much-appreciated check payable to “Hawthorne Community Association” to: Hawthorne Community Association / PO Box 185 / South Casco, ME 04077.  Secure credit card, debit card, and PayPal donations may be made online at:

Psssssst....Wanna win some $$$? Order you Golf Ball #s

by noon on Friday, June 21

The winner will receive 20% of however many balls (numbers) are sold. The potential - maximum - award is $2000 - Click the link below, and order yours today. The Community Golf Ball Drop will happen on June 22, (from 5-5:30pm) at Summerfest, don't have to be present to win! Buy a ball (number) for $10 and try your luck!

Purchase yours HERE!


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Congratulations Robin - We Will Miss You

It is with mixed emotions that I am reaching out to you all today. Our amazing President and CEO Robin Mullins has accepted a position at Octagon Cleaning and Restoration, and her last day in the office will be July 12th. I am excited for her in her new role, but I know we will all miss her boundless energy, her giant heart, and her passion for the people and businesses of our region.

She has worked tirelessly during her time with the Chamber to support our area businesses, grow our membership, expand Chamber member benefits, boost attendance at our Business Breaks, and raise money for worthy causes like Feed the Need.  

Her membership in various organizations like MAACE, the Gray New Gloucester Optimist Club and the Sebago Lake Rotary Club allowed her positive energy, sharp mind and articulate voice to be seen and heard by business owners, state and federal representatives and community leaders. She attended many trainings and conferences to make sure she always had the most accurate and up-to-date information for the Board and communities she served.

I was excited and proud to be in attendance when Robin was recognized as the 2023 Maine State Chamber Professional of the Year. That is an honor not to be taken lightly.

Please join me in wishing Robin all the best as she moves forward in this next phase of her career!


Jonathan Priest, Board Chair

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The Sebago Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce office is open to the public. Office hours are Monday - Friday, 9-3pm. (Closed June 19 and July 4) Feel free to reach out to us anytime at 207-892-8265, or email at:

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