The board and staff of the Camden-Rockport-Lincolnville Chamber of Commerce had the distinct pleasure of welcoming the following new members for the month of September:

  • Green Tree Coffee & Tea, Lincolnville
  • D.A. Design, Camden
  • Endeavour Builders, Camden
  • Loyal Biscuit Company, Rockland
  • Mainely Bartenders, Hope
  • The Sunrise Guide, Westbrook

These businesses and organizations have joined with their peers from across 54 towns and seven states who understand the value of doing business in the Camden Hills area or of drawing on the strength of the Camden-Rockport-Lincolnville brand.

The Camden-Rockport-Lincolnville Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit membership association that seeks to promote the interests of business and encourage economic development, while functioning in a manner that is compatible with the environment, protects natural and cultural resources, and sustains the heritage of the communities it serves.

Businesses and organizations that join the Chamber benefit from joint marketing efforts; business advocacy services; skills and issues seminars; inclusion in the Business Information Center, Jewel magazine, and Chamber Web site; exclusive benefit programs; and networking opportunities, all for pennies a day. Of particular interest for many businesses at this time of year is inclusion of their free member listing in the Jewel of the Maine Coast, as well as the ability to buy display ads in the Jewel, one of the best values around. Jewel advertising sales close Nov. 1.

Membership is open to all and costs less than one might think (for most small businesses a Chamber membership works out to less than $20 a month). For more information on how the CRL Chamber can help a business or organization — either as a new member or an existing one — contact Membership Services Manager Karen Brace by e-mail at kbrace@camdenme.org or by phone at 236-4404. Visit the Web site at www.camdenme.org