Chambernomics: information for Chamber members
www.VirtualTourist.com, a popular travel website, is holding a contest to give the title of 8th Wonder of the World to one amazing spot on the globe. Destinations all over the world have been nominated and the Rockland Breakwater is the only location in Maine to be nominated.
The competition for this contest will be tough, and we’re hoping you will vote today and every day from June 3 – September 30, 2013 to insure the Rockland Breakwater wins...
May 30, 2013 at 2:00 p.m.
In this webcast, a panel of experts from the Housing and Urban Development agency and the Internal Revenue Service will describe the tax incentives available to businesses in Empowerment Zones including:
· Employment credits
· Work opportunity tax credits
· Section 179 deductions
· Facility Bonds and Qualified Zone Academy Bonds
The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, H.R. 8 contains provisions allowing the designation of EZs to remain in place through December 31, 2013. Formal guidance on...
Weather Expert Offers 2013 Hurricane Season Forecast During SBA/Agility Webinar
A global climate expert from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will share the 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season forecast during a free webinar Tuesday, May 28 hosted by SBA and Agility Recovery. After the weather discussion, disaster preparedness tips will be presented by Agility.
Dr. Gerry Bell has been the lead scientist of NOAA's Long-Range Hurricane Outlook Team since 1998. He was instrumental in developing NOAA's Atlantic and East Pacific hurricane activity outlook, and has done weather analysis on CNN and The Weather Channel.
The Atlantic Hurricane Season begins June 1. Last year's season...
Maine's average age is rising and our Midcoast is especially attractive to people who hope to relocate or retire where they can enjoy a high quality of life and quality of place.
We offer an efficient way to reach new and potential residents, many of whom discover this area during the summer. Coastal Maine Life delivers your message to prospects qualified through our website, visitors' centers, and other outlets. We'll even provide quantities of the magazine you can distribute directly.
If your business has products or services of interest to the hot relocation or retirement market...
If you know the story behind Andre the seal, or where to find all day parking, or If you know which Museum in Rockland offers 20,000 square feet of gallery space and over 10,000 works in its collection; which event serves over 20,000 lbs of lobster each year; or where you can see the finest collection of pioneer-era aircraft and automobiles in the world, then your communities needs you!
The Pen Bay Regional Chamber is looking for a Seasonal Weekend Visitor Center Assistant in the Camden Office. Please submit your resume to email@example.com or fax to 207-236-4315 no phone calls please.
The Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce would like to give kudos to the City of Rockland and the Town of Rockport for taking a moment to sit back and look to the future.
Community and Economic Development is often a tricky thing. So many factors can come into play, such as: zoning, community culture, money, and vision on the part of the citizens, the government, developers, and job creators. History has shown that often, those various parts of the equation don’t fall into place in the right order, and a worthwhile project will grind to a halt. Some projects will recover, some will falter, and importantly, some may never see the light of day.
Through a collaboration with each other, and aided by Friends of Midcoast Maine, the two...
If you know which Museum in Rockland offers 20,000 square feet of gallery space and over 10,000 works in its collection; which event serves over 20,000 lbs of lobster each year; or where you can see the finest collection of pioneer-era aircraft and automobiles in the world, then your community needs you!
In just two to four hours a week you can share your local knowledge, be part of a wonderful group of community-minded local residents, and get to talk with visitors from all over the globe from the centrally located Chamber of Commerce office in the Maine Lighthouse Museum building in Rockland.
Please contact the Chamber at 236-4404 or 596-0376 for more information on how you can volunteer.
Classes will be held around the state to help employers get ready for summer hiring
The Maine Department of Labor will hold free classes in four cities to help educate employers and the public about the regulations governing the workplace. The Laws Governing Workplace Rights classes will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at each location.
The classes, taught by staff of the Wage and Hour Division of the Bureau of Labor Standards, will take place on May 15 in Saco, May 16 in Bangor, May 20 in Lewiston, and June 14 in Portland.
“These free classes can help businesses understand the law,” said Governor Paul R. LePage. “Compliance saves businesses and the state time and money, and this allows Maine’s employers to become more efficient in...
The U.S. Department of Labor has mandated that benefit cuts be implemented no later than June 30, 2013, in a manner that achieves an overall savings of 10.7 percent of benefits for federal fiscal year 2013, which ends September 30, 2013. The U.S. Department of Labor mandated specific ways for states to achieve the savings, letting states choose from a limited set of options.
Under the option Maine has chosen to implement, EUC Tier 3 benefit duration will be reduced by eight weeks, leaving one week of benefit eligibility in Tier 3. The reduction is effective the week of May 12, and about 1,100 of the 5,800 individuals currently collecting EUC benefits will not be eligible for additional benefits beginning that week. Thereafter, the number of beneficiaries exhausting...
Summer vacation will be here before you know it. Make sure you aren't stuck in the lurch this summer with nothing for those kiddos to do. Take a peek at the jammed packed The Summer Activities Fair Directory that is now available for all your summer activity needs.
The complete list of the camps & organizations that participated in the MSAD #28 2013 Summer Activities Fair is now available by going to http://www.rocknakdesign.com/SAF/saf.pdf, or find it on Facebook at the following pages: Camden Rockport PTA & Mid-Coast Summer...
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