Spring Creek Bar B-Q,
Haley Construction, Inc.
The role of this newly formed organization is to do destination marketing for Piscataquis and Penobscot Counties. A year long tourism marketing study of the two county regions concluded that out of 8.3 million visitors to Maine, only 700,000 stay overnight in the two county region. The report also concluded that the regions needs to create a single organization to build capacity to market the region.
The SPCCC representative on the Penquis Tourism Council Board of Directors will be Dennis Lyford of the SPCCC and Harry Anderson of the Guilford Bed & Breakfast. The Penquis Tourism Council will hold its first meeting on January 10th in Lincoln.
Tim was presented with his prize of a new Digital Camera from Dave's World at his place of business, the Moosehead MFG Co. on the following day.
The Chamber would like to thank its members and all others for once again supporting the Chamber's annual holiday raffle.
1st Annual Sled Dog Race
The race will begin at the Dover-Foxcroft Shopping Plaza and go to Sebec Lake and back. The two day event will feature a series of sled dog races with a total prize money of $1,500.
The Chairmen for this event will be Harry Anderson of The Guilford B & B. Anderson believes that this can be a major event in the future, with the race being held in different locations throughout the Southern Piscataquis County region.
For more information about the Southern Piscataquis Sled Dog Race contact the Chamber 564-7533.
Three teams of educators from Foxcroft Academy, Dexter Regional High School and Piscataquis Community High School visited four local businesses during the fall months.
The four businesses were Guilford of Maine, Mayo Regional Hospital, Moosehead MFG. Co. and Tillson's True Value Hardware Store. The educators were given a tour of the business site plus held meetings with management and employees tom discuss workforce development issues.
Chamber Director, Dennis Lyford, feels that the pilot program was a success and plans to hold more Building Bridges visits in the Spring of 2001.
The Fatal Vision Project is part of the Cumberland County Sheriff Department DARE program. The project will give participants specially made goggles, which will effect their vision, the same as drinking alcohol. The participants will drive a golf cart through a maze of cones first without the goggles and then with them on to show the effect of drinking and driving.
The Harvest Open House Tour "Shopping is in the Cards Contest" which was held on October 28th asked shoppers to visit local stores & businesses and selected a playing card from each business.
The object of the contest was to collect a minimum of five playing cards from five different businesses. The person with the highest poker hand was selected as the winner and received a gift certificate from the Carousel B & B in Brownville.
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