Newsletter – December 1, 2022

In This Issue: Ho-Ho-Holiday Book Drive, Our Town Belfast Holiday Tree Lighting and Early Bird Sale, Belfast Maskers present The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Open House & Ribbon Cutting at Cliff’s Hairstyling Salon, Ukes Midcoast Maine Holiday Concert at First Church in Belfast, UCC, Holiday Reception & Sale at The Parsonage Gallery, Anni and the Rainmakers live music and gift wrapping with Habitat for Humanity of Waldo County, Holiday Remembrance Ceremony at Belfast Free Library with Hospice Volunteers of Waldo County, Maine, Paul Sullivan & Friends Christmas Concert at Searsport First Congregational Church, Wreath Making Community Event with The Front Street Pub, Unity’s Yuletide Celebration with Unity Business Exchange, and so much more!

This week’s cover photo comes to you from Leafsong Family Farm. News from the Bay & Beyond!

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Newsletter – November 23, 2022

In This Issue: Unity Small Business Saturday, Holiday Open House at Patchwork Plus, and upcoming, Open House and Ribbon Cutting at Cliff’s Hairstyling Salon, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever at Belfast Maskers, Anni and the Rainmakers live music and gift wrapping with Habitat for Humanity of Waldo County, Our Town Belfast Early Bird Sale, Unity’s Yuletide Celebration with Unity Business Exchange, Holiday Remembrance Ceremony at Belfast Free Library with Hospice Volunteers of Waldo County, Maine, and much more!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours from Dorothy, Scott, and our Chamber Board of Directors.

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Newsletter – November 17, 2022

In This Issue: Thanksgiving Orders and Planning, First Church in Belfast, UCC Christmas Fair, Community Conversation about Homelessness at Belfast Soup Kitchen, Belfast Flying Shoes & Friends at Rockport Opera House, Meet Santa at Belfast Fiberarts, Identifying the Stars with Castine Kayak Adventures, PAWS Animal Adoption Center Auction for he Animals, and so much more!

This week’s cover photo celebrates our 2022 Annual Chamber Award Winners (Photo by Dave Waddell). News from the Bay & Beyond!

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Belfast Holiday Decorating Contest

Calling all Belfast residents and businesses! Time to decorate your home or business for a chance to be crowned the winner for the 2022 Holidays!

How Do I Enter? Register by December 11th. Home or business must be located in Belfast. Addresses will be promoted with submissions but not names. Send registration form and photo to parksandrec@cityofbelfast.org or mail to Belfast Parks & Recreation, 131 Church St. Belfast, ME 04915

How Do I Win? Volunteer judges have been selected and will choose one home and one business winner on December 12th. Winners will be announced December 14th at the Chamber Business After Hours at Camden National Bank, downtown Belfast.

Winners will receive a holiday trophy, cash prize and more!!! Help us spread the joy of the season throughout the City of Belfast!

A collaboration with Belfast Parks & Recreation Department, Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce, Perry’s Home Furnishings & Design, Delvino’s, Front Street Pub, and Our Town Belfast.

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2022 Annual Chamber Award Winners – Complete

L to R: Scott Smith, Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce; Gary Cooper, Oana Manton, Rios; Cherie Merrill, Belfast Soup Kitchen; Sue Dupler RN, Citizen of the Year, Karen Smith, Penobscot Marine Museum; Michelle Morrow, John Gage, Chamber Volunteers; Sierra Dietz, The Grasshopper Shop, Chad Otis, Ryan Otis, Rollie’s Bar & Grill; Alex Hawthorne, Chamber Board President (Photo by Dave Waddell/Downeast Magazine)

Congratulations to our 2022 Chamber Awards Winners

The Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce and its Board of Directors were pleased to present our annual awards to this year’s winners, voted by our membership and the community. Our awards celebration was held Friday, November 4th, at The University of Maine Hutchinson Center in Belfast.

Our Celebration Sponsor was NORDIC AQUAFARMS and our Reception Sponsor was Camden National Bank.

We’d also like to congratulate the runner-up winners in the following categories:

Special thanks to Brian Frus from Mainely Gallery & Studio for our one-of-a-kind glass-blown awards, to Ned Lightner for another wonderful Citizen of the Year video presentation, to Rollie’s Remote Catering for our drinks and hors d’oeuvres, and to the Hutchinson Center staff for their technical assistance and for hosting our event. And to everyone that had a hand or heart in our awards and event this year – thank you!

Newsletter – November 10, 2022

In This Issue: Free Museum Day at Owls Head Transportation Museum, Belfast, ME American Legion Post #43 Fall Craft Fair, Center for Wildlife Studies Run Wild 5K, Organ Concert featuring Sean Fleming at Searsport First Congregational Church, Comedian Bob Marley at the Belfast American Legion, Folks Punks & Freaks Music Party at Belfast Maskers, Maine Through the Seasons Zoom with Friends of Sears Island, and so much more! Don’t forget to make those Thanksgiving orders and plans too!

To all those who served from the Bay and Beyond, thank you and have a Happy Veterans Day.

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Newsletter – November 3, 2022

In This Issue: Annual Chamber Awards Gala, Ho-Ho-Holiday Book Drive, First Friday Dances with Belfast Flying Shoes, Fall & Holiday Fair at Searsport First Congregational Church, Arts & Crafts Fair at Penobscot Shores Retirement Community, and coming right up is the Free Museum Day at Owls Head Transportation Museum, Fall Craft Fair and Bob Marley Live at Belfast, ME American Legion Post #43, Center for Wildlife Studies and Three Tides & Marshall Wharf Brewing Company Run Wild 5k, Folk Punks and Freaks Party at the Belfast Maskers, Maine Through the Seasons Zoom with Friends of Sears Island and more!

This week’s cover photo comes to you from Maine Alpaca Experience Northport & Unity. News from the Bay & Beyond!

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Newsletter – October 27, 2022

In This Issue: Annual Chamber Awards Winners Announced, Halloween Weekend Specials and Events, Peter Gallway & The Real Band at The Bazz (Belfast Maskers) , Belfast Senior Center Treasures & Holiday Auction, Unitarian Universalist Church of Belfast, Maine Book Sale, Free Rabies Clinic at Waldo County Pet Food Pantry, and much more!

This week’s cover photo comes to you from Belfast enthusiast and Greater Joy Duck lover Kathy Hayes. News from the Bay & Beyond!

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Newsletter – October 21, 2022

In This Issue: Lots of Halloween Activities and Specials, The Healing Garden Maine Retreat at the Hutchinson Center, Ayano Matsumae opening at OBSERVATORY, USPS Grow Your Business Day Event, Pints for Polio fundraiser with Belfast Maine Rotary Club at Three Tides & Marshall Wharf Brewing Company, Eastern Maine Community College Open House, Belfast Senior Center Treasure & Holiday Sale and Auction, Belfast Curling Club Learn to Curl sessions, and much more!

This week’s cover photo comes to you from Stone Tree Farm & Cidery. News from the Bay & Beyond!

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2022 Annual Chamber Award Winners

Congratulations to our 2022 Chamber Awards Winners

The Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce and its Board of Directors are pleased to announce the winners of this year’s annual Chamber Awards, voted by you the people! Nearly 1,300 submissions this year!

We’d also like to congratulate the runner-up winners in the following categories:

The CITIZEN OF THE YEAR Award (Sponsored by Mathews Brothers Company) and the CHAMBER APPRECIATION AWARD (Sponsored by Front Street Shipyard) will both be announced live at the Awards Gala on November 4th! Get your tickets now!

Friday, November 4th, 5:30pm – 8pm, UMaine Hutchinson Center

Join us for a cocktail party and hors d’oeuvres and help us celebrate all the amazing businesses and people in Waldo County. We are also excited to announce that local artist Brian Frus and his wife Stephanie Natale of Mainely Gallery and Studio are creating our awards this year.

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