Become a Chamber Member

For over 60 years, the BHRCC has been a 501-C-6 voluntary organization whose membership is comprised of hundreds of business entities and Friends of the Chamber in the communities of Boothbay, Boothbay Harbor, East Boothbay, Edgecomb, Monhegan, Newcastle, Southport, Westport, Woolwich and Wiscasset.

The mission of the Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber of Commerce is to promote a positive business climate by focusing on advocacy, access and leadership.

 

2022 Member Benefits

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Working to promote a positive business climate in the Boothbay Harbor Region.

Locally: The chamber works with town managers from each of the towns in our region on initiatives that promote economic development including public restrooms, water, parking, health care and other issues.

Regionally: The chamber is also a member of Midcoast Chamber Council (MC3) which promotes the region with an information hotline, SeaLife! MidCoast Guide, a website, Facebook, Instagram, print ads, posters, information kiosks and displays.

Statewide: The chamber also works with the Governor’s office, the Maine Office of Tourism, CruiseMaine and other entities to promote the region.

What Your Chamber Can Do for You!

Promote & Network: Giving an opportunity for business to business and people within our community. “I had a great time at the Business After Hours last night. I was impressed with the organization, turnout, and spirit of the gathering, and I look forward to future after-hours events!” – Jonathan B. Tindal, Tindal & Callahan Real Estate

Business After Hours (BAH):  Hosted by chamber members, BAH is an opportunity to network with other chamber members and learn more about their businesses. Held in the spring, summer and fall, Wednesday evenings from 5:00 -7:00 pm it is a great way to network and learn the latest updates from the chamber.  

Chamber Network Connections:  The chamber monitors and networks with other Maine chambers including the Midcoast Chamber Council on issues impacting our local business community.  

Member to Member E-Network: An advantage of being in the Chamber is that we can connect you directly with another member(s) if you cannot make it to a Business After Hours. The Chamber plays the role of liaison and makes e-introductions and allows you to continue to benefit from the network.

Constant Contact: Three great ways to build your business 1) emails 2) surveys 3) event marketing!  Sign up for Constant Contact through the chamber.

Welcome Boater Bags: We provide the Boothbay Harbor Harbormaster, fuel docks, and marinas with welcome bags filled with information from our members to welcome boaters to the area. 

Travel Writers & the Press:  The chamber is a liaison for travel writers and the press regarding information and photographs of the region.

Job Postings: Did you know that you can post job openings within the chamber’s Employment Opportunity link on the website?  Email: [email protected] for more information.

Facebook: Every NEW member is introduced on our Facebook page and in our e-news. But did you know, as a member, you can post on our Facebook page and get your message out to an even larger audience? Over 5,500 fans! You also have the opportunity to tie in with MC3’s (Midcoast Maine’s) Facebook page with over 36,000 followers.

Visitor E-News: A monthly newsletter is sent to over 7,000 people interested in the region.

Members are encouraged to send us your news and events and we will include it in the news we send to visitors. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to sign up to receive our e-newsletter.

Weekly Members Only E-News: The purpose of the Members Only e-news is to provide our members with important news updates and resources available to their business.

Blog:  The Boothbay BEAT  features colorful stories about our vibrant region and members.  Send us your Signature Story and pictures for our next feature!

The chamber offers your business various co-operative advertising opportunities in prominent publications at a reduced rate.  Including, but not limited to the following:

2022 Visitor’s Region Guide: The 100-page glossy spread is full of irresistible reasons to visit our beautiful region. Nearly 100,000 guides are distributed to over 11 states ( CT, KY, ME, MA, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI and VT); the AAA Travel Show; Chambers statewide; local Chamber members; the Maine Tourism Association, visitor centers; train stations; airports and several other public locations statewide and beyond. The guide is also delivered to the Maine Turnpike and at the Portland International Jetport airport. 6,000 guides were mailed out last year in response to online requests.

Down East Magazine: People who love Maine love Down East. Every month they distribute 51,000 copies of Down East magazine throughout Maine and they also send out another 50,000 copies out-of-state to a loyal list of paying subscribers that vacation in Maine.

2022 Boothbay Harbor Downtown & Region Map with the Chamber: 50,000 maps are printed and distributed locally to members, visitors and to the Maine Tourism Association Visitor Centers.  

Sponsorship Opportunities: The chamber extensively markets the region through press releases, radio, the website and other avenues.  We are constantly looking for new and exciting ways to promote our region and communicate these opportunities to our members as they arise.  As a sponsor your business can take advantage of these marketing campaigns.

Contact the Chamber at [email protected] to find out how we can help you promote your business or organization!

Come and Visit Us at the Visitor Center!

Referrals:  Our staff personally recommends members businesses via telephone, e-mail, website requests or walk-ins to visitors, other businesses and residents. We pridefully refer and recommend visitors of our region to our members.

During the year, the Chamber promoted the Boothbay region of Maine for Tourism and Industry and maintained a regional information center for the General Public. There were approximately 33,000 mailings, over 10,000 visitations.

Brochures, Binders, and Menus, Posters & Business Cards Displayed:  Members can prominently display their business cards, brochures, posters, rack cards, vacation rentals, menus etc. in the Chamber Office for free!

Interactive Video Screen that features the chamber’s website so we can direct visitors to member businesses. Free Wi-Fi hotspot.

Boothbay Harbor Region Guide:  Over 100,000 printed annually. Our Region Guide features our members and the Region. The Guides are on display at the Chamber office – Visitors Center and at the Maine Tourism Association visitors center.

Downtown and Region Map:  50,000 maps are printed and distributed locally to members, visitors and to the Maine Tourism Association Visitor Centers.