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Pen Bay Chamber to reschedule Business Expo

Mar 13, 2020

Rockland — The Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce has announced that the organization will reschedule its annual Business & Community Expo, originally scheduled for Wednesday, April 1, at the Samoset Resort.

The chamber’s announcement follows a recommendation from Maine Gov. Janet Mills that indoor events attracting 250 people or more scheduled in the next 30 days should be postponed. The governor’s recommendation was one of several updates she made on Thursday in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The chamber will select a new date for the event as soon as Mills and the Maine Center for Disease Control & Prevention issue updated guidance that indicate conditions are safe to hold large indoor public events. Businesses and organizations that have reserved exhibit space for the Business Expo will have their spaces held for them in anticipation of the event being held later in 2020. Well over 100 exhibit booths have already been reserved for the event.

Now in its 27th year, this annual event fills over 120 exhibit booths and attracts over 700 people over a five-hour period. Once a new date is announced, registered exhibitors who are unable to participate at that time will be offered a full refund of their exhibitor fee. Businesses and organizations who had not yet registered but who would like to exhibit on the rescheduled date can contact the chamber to register.

The chamber has consulted with all sponsors and partners for this year’s Business & Community Expo and has their full and unanimous support for the rescheduling under the circumstances. They all look forward to participating on the new date to be announced.

Sponsors include TD Bank, Sheila Lowe Aflac, January Peavey State Farm, First National Bank, Storm Warriors Media Foundation, LCI, Pen Bay Medical Center, and Camden National Bank. Event Partners include Adventure Advertising, Courier Publications/Village Soup, Frank FM 106.9/The Wolf 105.5, the Samoset Resort, and Wallace Events.

For more information, visit or call 596-0376.



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