Chamber of Commerce

June 1998 - NEWSLETTER
NEW MEMBERS

The Chamber would like to welcome three new members to the Chamber.

Foxcroft Golf Club - The Foxcroft Golf Club is a nin hole golf course in Dover-Foxcroft. The par 35 course is owned by Louis G. Thiebeault who is P.G.A. professional.

Judy Craig Consulting - Judy Wilbur Craig designs and maintains web pages from her office in Dexter. Judy publishes The Daily ME, a local on-line newspaper as well.

The Atkinson Learning Center - The Atkinson Learning Center is the Adult Learning Center for both SAD #68 and SAD #41. The directore for the center is Shirley Wright


KATAHDIN/MOOSEHEAD/PENQUIS ASSOCIATION UPDATE

The Katahdin/Moosehead/Penquis Association; a tourism promotion organization held its monthly meeting in Greenville on June 10th.

Present at the meeting were Dann Lewis of the Office of Maine Tourism and his staff. The office of Maine Tourism will help KMPA promote the Region by:

  1. Helping with a map of the region.
  2. Help develop press kits for the region
  3. Working with KMPA to develop a hiking and biking map.
  4. Help support KMPA booth at the Big E in Springfield, MA.


GREENVILLE TRAIN TRIP SOLD OUT
The Saturday, July 25, 1998 excursion train ride from Brownville Junction to Greenville has been sold out. The B & A Railroad will be offering excursion rides in the month of August.

This new service will be kicked off on July 25th with the 2nd Annual Railroad Festival in Brownville Junction. The B & A will offer two trips that day, one to Millinocket at 10 a.m. and one to Greenville at 2 p.m. The trips will be repeated on Sunday, July 26th.

Tickets for the Sunday, Greenville trip are selling fast. there are seats for both Millinocket trips still available. For more information call the Chamber at (207) 564-7533.

RENEWALS

The Chamber would like to thank the following members for renewing their memberships. Cat Trax
Pleasant River Lumber
Prouty Ford Sales
Moosehead Miles
Versatile Graphics
Carousel Bed & Breakfast
Nelson Guest Rooms
United Methodist Church of Dover-Foxcroft
Brewster Inn Bed & Breakfast
The Covered Bridge Motel & Restaurant
WDME
B & D Printing
Woodhaven Physical Therapy
Community Health & Counseling
Mr. Paperback
Tack & Trader
P. Davis Clark
Triangle Service Station


DIRECTOR NEWS

The Chamber is pleased to announce that Ralph Gabarro, the CEO of Mayo Regional Hospital ahs agreed to join the SPCCC Board of Directors. Ralph will be replacing George Mueller who has moved to Camden.

Betty Chabot of the Dexter Regional Federal Credit Union has resigned from the Board of Directors. The Chamber would like to thank Betty for her work with the Chamber. Betty's talents as a raffle ticket sales person will be missed.

The Chamber would also like to thank long time Director George Mueller for his work with the Chamber and other organization in Piscataquis County.

AFTER HOURS MEETING

The Southern Piscataquis County Chamber of Commerce held its first after hours meetng at the Mooseriver Coffee House in Dover-Foxcroft.

NIne members attended the meeting, they were: Mike & Ivy Brooks of the Brewster Inn, Bob & Gail Lynch of Wildflowers B & B, Gordon & Judy McKinney of Webber Hardwar, Dave & Carol Amreing of North Country Properties, and Judy Craig of Judy Craig Consulting & Web Design.

Executive Director Dennis Lyford explained that the Chamber would like to have its members play a more active role in chamber events. The Chamber plans to start to hold a monthly meeting in the fall and hopes to form three new committees.

Topics covered in the general discussion were:

  • Using e-mail to contact members
  • Improving the signage coming into Southern Piscataquis County
  • Having the Chamber start a mail package program
  • Have Chamber members taking part in state wide co-op ads
  • Having more festivals that would bring people to Piscataquis County
  • Work with the Katahdin/Moosehead/Penquis Association.

If you would like to host an after hours meeting, please call the Chamber at (207) 564-7533.

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