In May, Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce welcomed three new employees.

Judith L. DeMott, Rockland Visitor Center assistant, comes to the chamber after a 30-year career in development and public relations. She was director of Development and Publicity for both the Penobscot Marine Museum and Owls Head Transportation Museum. Before moving to Camden, she lived and worked in New York City for Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and The Metropolitan Museum of Art among others. She is also a volunteer for the Camden Opera House, Everyman Theater Co., and P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center.

"I am pleased to join the Chamber Visitor Center staff after spending five years in retirement and look forward to working with the public again," DeMott said in a news release.

Jessica Fossett, Camden Visitor Center assistant and Camden native (now living in Rockport), brings years of experience to her position. Previously working with The Berry Manor Inn, she helped them earn and maintain top national rankings with online outfits like B& and

Fossett also produces and writes a blog featuring local arts and entertainment event listings for the Midcoast area,

“Though new to the chamber, I am very excited to be working with both the staff and visitors — I really enjoy helping folks discover the area,” Fossett said. “I can’t wait to help direct visitors and locals to all the wonderful attractions, events, restaurants, shops, and resources we have in the area.”

Carisa Carney, former director of the Damariscotta Region Chamber of Commerce, brings four and a half years of solid chamber experience to the new PBRCC Operations administrator position. Carney also worked over four years as the Marketing and Outreach director at the Rising Tide Community Market and served as the vice president of the MidCoast Chamber Council (MC3).

“I am very excited to be taking on this new role," said Carney. "Over the past nine years, I have proudly worked in community based organizations. My experiences have helped me understand the needs of the business community, marketing and membership concepts along with how to establish an internal flow to support those needs.”

"I look forward to working with everyone at the Chamber. Together, I am confident we can all play an important role aligning our processes, procedures and best practices to assist with the Chamber's expected continued growth and presence in the Midcoast community and Maine as a whole.”

Carney lives in Camden surrounded by her family, including three children, and enjoys spending time hiking, camping and enjoying Maine.

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