On Monday, Sept. 19 at 8 a.m., the “doors” will open to the Annual Chamber online and live auction, which will first take place on the Internet at BiddingforGood.com/PBRCCAuction. There is a catalog of more than 175 items, valued at over $36,000. New items are being added on a daily basis.

The online auction bidding will run from Sept. 19 through Oct. 10 at 9 p.m., with about 100 items heading to a live auction on Friday, Oct. 14 at the Rockland Elks Lodge, located at 210 Rankin St. in Rockland. At the live event, there will be auction items, cash raffle prizes (six – $100 cash raffles), a 50/50 cash raffle, raffle items, cash bar and a concession stand. Bruce and Becky Gamage will be the auctioneer team.

The featured item this year at the auction is a Fisher HT Series snowplow from Fisher Engineering, valued at $5,240. The HT Series features Fisher’s Minute Mount 2 On/Off system, IntensifireHalogen headlamps and the original Fisher trip edge design. Based in Rockland, dedication to quality and service has been a Fisher tradition for more than 60 years. Through the years their plows have earned a solid reputation for reliability and strength – among residential and commercial plowers. Blade width, 7-foot, 6-inch (no substitutions will be permitted).

Thank you to sponsors: Fisher Engineering, Gamage Antiques, Bangor Metro/Maine Ahead, The Coastal Journal, The Country Inn@Camden/Rockport, The Free Press, Maine Home + Design/Maine magazine, Mainebiz, The UPS Store and VillageSoup/The Herald Gazette.

Thank you to the $100 cash raffle prize donors: Bruce Gamage – Gamage Antiques, James W. Brannan, Mike Jones – Camden National Bank, Rolf Winters – Knowlton Moving & Storage Corp. and Kevin Waters – Penobscot Island Air.

The live auction items will be clearly identified on the website and absentee bidding will be available for those that cannot attend the live event.

Items up for bid include business services, artwork, unique experiences, travel, lodging packages, dining, recreational activities, gift baskets, train rides, boat trips, festival tickets, landscaping supplies and much, much more.

Money raised by the auction will go towards supporting the many community and business initiatives of the Chamber in making the area a great place to live and do business. These initiatives include: marketing and public relations, economic development, publications, including the Maine Discovery Coast Magazine and Chamber Business (newsletter), government and public affairs, maintaining and building membership and volunteer base, operating annual events, education initiatives.

Everyone is welcome to browse, shop, or just drop by and sign the guest book to show their support for the auction at BiddingforGood.com/PBRCCAuction.