Chamber of Commerce
APRIL 2000 NEWSLETTER

Chambers Welcome New Members

The SPCCC would like to welcome:

Robinson Mattress and Appliance of Dover-Foxcroft

Charles A. Dean Hospital & Nursing Home of Greenville

Eastern Maine Health Care of Bangor

Goodwill Employment Services of Bangor

  

Spccc renews 11 members

The Spccc would like to thank the following members for renewing their memberships:
Bears Den Restaurant and Lounge Dover Foxcroft Kiwanis Club
Hearts Desire Mainley Own to Rent
Nelson Guest Rooms Town of Sangerville
Dave's Frame Shop Peaks Kenny Motor Lodge
AMB Audio & Signs Bangor Daily News
the Brewster Inn  

SPCCC attends Bangor Travel Show
The Southern Piscataquis County Chamber of Commerce had a booth at the first annual Destination Maine travel show which was held at the Bangor Mall on March 4th.

The Chamber feels that the show was a success, as we had over 80 people register for over 25 doorprizes provided by our members.

The Chamber estimates that over 130 people stopped by to visit our booth on Saturday,

"This was the first time that this Chamber has taken part in a show on our own. In the past we have taken part in shows with other Chambers," said Chambers director Dennis Lyford. We feel its important for this Chamber and the Southern Piscataquis Region to have its own identity. The Chamber used a woods and water theme showing photos of our lakes and forests.

We heard a number of positive comments about our booth and Piscataquis County from people attending the show. Our display was featured in a story in both the Bangor Daily News and the Piscataquis Observer.

The SPCCC would like to thank Harry Anderson, Barbara Merrill and Gordon Watson for working at the show on Saturday.

EXPO a Success

Despite the poor weather on Saturday which forced the cancellation of many of the outdoor events over 1300 people attended the 15th Annual Expo to view 90 displays at the SPCCC event.

Once again the Army National Guard Humvee unit was a big hit with children and parents alike.

A new feature of the show was the display by the Mid-Maine Historical Society. Nine groups had displays of local history. This was the largest historical display in the history of the Piscataquis County.

Local music was also a part of the Expo this year with Doughty Hill Band and the North Country Strings performing on Saturday.

The JMG students of Foxcroft Academy provided children games and face painting for young and old alike.

The Chamber was pleased to have displays from the entire region. We had displays from Dover, Dexter, Guilford, Milo and Bangor said SPCCC director Dennis Lyford.

The Chamber would like to thank everyone who helped to make the Expo a success.

SPCCC to amend bylaws
The SPCCC will hold it's annual meeting on Wednesday April 19, at 6:30 pm. at the Chamber office in Dover-Foxcroft. The SPCCC Board of Directors has recommended that the Chamber amend Article 3 Section 3.2 of the Chamber bylaws to change the annual meeting from the third Wednesday in April to the third Wednesday in May.

The Board feels that with the Chamber EXPO being scheduled in early April it makes it impossible to plan the annual meeting 10 days later. If you have any questions about the annual meeting or the bylaws change contact the Chamber office.

Visitors attend Chamber breakfast meeting
A delegation from the Quebec Labrador Foundation were in attendance at the SPCCC Issues and Eggs Breakfast meting on March 28th at the Covered Bridge Restaurant in Guilford. The Quebec Labrador Foundation is an economic development organization which serves part of Canada & New England. The FOundation was in Piscataquis County to study rural economic development.

The Foundation heard presentations by Tom Lizzotte, President of the Piscataquis County Economic Development Council on the proposed Tech Center in Dover-Foxcroft and the education system in Piscataquis County.

FACT: The number of adult education students equal the number of regular education students in Piscataquis County.

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