The Hon. George J. Mitchell, former U.S. Senate majority leader, will be the featured speaker at the Business Breakfast of the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce. The event will be held at the Samoset Resort Aug. 3 from 7 to 9 a.m.

Mitchell has had a long and distinguished career. He served for several years as chairman of DLA Piper, now chairman emeritus. Before that he served as a federal judge; as majority leader of the United States Senate; as chairman of peace negotiations in Northern Ireland, which resulted in an agreement that ended an historic conflict; and most recently as U.S. special envoy to the Middle East. In 2008 Time Magazine described him as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Mitchell is the author of five books. The most recent, a memoir entitled "The Negotiator: Reflections on an American Life," was published in May 2015.

The chamber’s Business Breakfast is a quarterly program designed to provide networking opportunities for local businesses, along with a chance to hear from high-profile speakers in a local setting. “We are most grateful to Sen. Mitchell for his willingness to serve as our featured speaker at the August Business Breakfast,” said Thomas Peaco, executive director of the chamber.

Pre-registration and pre-payment are required for this event. Admission, which includes breakfast, is $20 for chamber members, and $30 for non-members. Those wishing to register should call the chamber at 596-0376. Registration deadline is July 29.