The Waldoboro Business Association held its sixth anniversary celebration Jan. 27 and honored several members for their support.

The WBA thanked Al Maloney of NEWAIM Energy and NEWAIM Fiber Mill for his work on the group’s Web site,, and Marcia Drenzyk of Chestnut Hill Design Group for her graphic design work and interviews that highlight a business of the month.

“We really feel they go above and beyond,” said Jen Merritt, a business consultant and president of the WBA.

The WBA thanked Camden National Bank for six years of support and sponsorship. The new Waldoboro branch manager, Crystal Delano, has been on the WBA board since the organization was revitalized six years ago. Camden National’s Colleen Jones has also been very involved with the WBA. Greg Sirois, the regional retail manager for Camden National, accepted a plaque in recognition of the bank’s contribution to the business association.

The WBA also recognized Nancy Dail, founder of the Downeast School of Massage. She recently published “Kinesiology for Manual Therapies.” The book is Dail’s philosophy of treatment and massage techniques.

“That’s her life’s work — her theory of massage treatment,” Merritt said. “That’s a very special thing.”

George Mueller of Midcoast Business Advisors was the guest speaker at the WBA’s anniversary celebration. He talked about the value of planning and making decisions.

The WBA will host its next meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 24 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the VFW Hall. Maine School Administrative District 40 Superintendent Francis Boynton will be the guest. The WBA meets the last Wednesday of the month at the VFW Hall. A Cabin Fever Reliever Week will be held in March. Businesses and organizations will offer fun events to get people out of the house.

Despite it being a downtime in the economy, Merritt said Waldoboro is in a good position because business owners, volunteers and town officials are working together on economic development planning. Groups include a Downtown Village Task Force, a town Economic Development Committee, Waldoboro Volunteers and other informal organizations. Merritt said if people build relationships now, the town will be ready in a year or two when the economy takes an upswing.