Chamber of Commerce
MAY 2001 NEWSLETTER

Chambers Welcome New Members
The SPCCC would like to welcome:

EbusinessMaine.com,
Sheri Wright & Debbie Pettigrew

Penquis CAP,
Julie Porter

Pride MFG. Company

Packards Camps,
Laurie Packard

Blue Water and Lawn,
Bob Goodwin

Foxcroft Cleaning Services,
Jonathan Seavey

Breakneck Ridge Farms,
Steve Hobart

Life Jackets & Big Brothers/Sisters,
John Pullen

Desclos Designs,
Doris Desclos

Welcome Baskets (items wanted)
The Southern Piscataquis Chamber of Commerce is looking for promotional items from its members to be placed in the Chamber's Welcome Basket Program. The Chamber collects promotional items such as pens, key chains, calendars, coupons and business cards. these items are then put into a package and given to our Real Estate Agencies. The Real Estate Agencies them present the gift package to new homeowners at the closing.

For more information about this program please contact the Chamber 564-7533.

Chamber EXPO a Success
The 18th Annual Penquis Valley Region Expo held at the Piscataquis Community High School in Guilford was a success. 1200 people attended this year's show and visited the 80 displays of businesses and organizations. The SPCCC would like to thank all of our exhibitors, sponsors and patrons who made the 2001 Expo a success.

SPCCC Members Renews
The SPCCC would like to thank the following members for renewing their memberships:
AMB Video & Sign Bangor Savings Bank
The Trebor Inn Town & Country Realtors
Town of Milo Town of Brownville
Community Pharmacy McKusick Petroleum
JMG YMCA
Town of Sangerville Prouty Ford
Piscataquis Observer Moosehead MFG.
A.E. Robinson Oil Rowell's Garage
Skowhegan Savings Bank Dexter Regional Federal Credit Union
D-F Mainway Ellen DeWitt Real Estate
Milo Farmer's Union Wildflower's B & B
Piscataquis Computers Mid Maine Historical Society
Discover Maine Heart's Desire
Eastern Maine Health Care Natural Therapeutics
WDME Radio Brewster Inn
United Methodist Church of Dover Foxcroft

SPCCC to Elect New Officers at Annual Meeting
The Southern Piscataquis County Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual meeting on Wednesday, May 16 at 6:30 PM at the Chamber office in Dover-Foxcroft. The nomination committee has nominated the following:
Ralph Gabarro, President
Harry Anderson, Vice President
Gail Lynch, Clerk
Gail Stutzman, Treasurer

Key Projects for the SPCCC 2000

  • Membership Support Services:
    Issues & Eggs Breakfast Meetings
    Business Contacts
    New Membership Drive
    On-Line Links
    Promotional Assistance
    Welcome Basket Program
    Reference Information

  • Public Information Programs:
    Business Referrals
    Relocation Information Packet Program
    School Project Information Packet Program
    Updating SPCCC Web Site www.SPCCC.org
    Published Letters to the Editor in local newspapers
    Appeared on local Radio Talk Shows
    Organized the Annual Penquis Valley Region Expo

  • Economic Development:
    Founding Member of the Piscataquis County Economic Development Council
    Member of the Piscataquis County Economic Development Council Board of Directors
    Member of the Piscataquis County Economic Development Councils RWED Committee, Capacity Committee, BEAR Committee, CHET Committee
    Organized the Trade Area Analysis of Retail Sales Meeting in Dover-Foxcroft
    Attended the "Building Workforce Assets for Quality Communities Conference in Denver, Colorado
    Organized Local Transportation Meeting with Dept. of Transportation

  • Tourism:
    Member of the Maine Tourism Association
    Chamber booth at the Bangor Mall Travel Show
    Member of the Penquis Tourism Task Force
    Vacation Packet Program
    Member of the Penquis Tourism Coalition
    Issues & Eggs Meeting with Executive Director of the Maine Tourism Association

  • Special Projects:
    Penquis Youth Golf Tour
    Float in the Milo 2000 Celebration Parade
    Member of the Dover-Foxcroft Homecoming Celebration
    Penquis Building Bridges Program
    Booth at the Piscataquis Valley Fair

    SPCCC Executive Director, Dennis Lyford has represented the chamber at the following:
    Maine Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (Regional Rep)
    Area Kiwanis Clubs
    Member of the Pinecrest Business Parks Board of Directors

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