The Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce will host an expanded Business Breakfast at the Samoset Resort Wednesday, June 5.

Chamber Breakfasts are sponsored by Allen Insurance and Financial and are designed to cover trends and issues affecting the local business community. Each event features a speaker of public/business interest and well as networking during breakfast. Wednesday’s topic is Tourism in the Midcoast: Planning for a Successful Season.

Carolann Ouellette, director of the Maine Office of Tourism will talk about the effort to bring new visitors to Maine; to Amy Powers of Cruise Maine will discuss attracting cruise ships to the Midcoast; Margaret Hoffman of the Maine Office of Tourism will talk about creating innovative packages and specials; about regional events and how they can fit into business plans; about hiring and retaining seasonal help; about customer service training for staff (it's free, fun, and easy).

Breakfast and networking begins at 7:30 a.m., and panel discussions begin at 8 a.m. For more information and costs, visit To register contact Robin at or call 596-0376.