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Spend $20 on the 20th Event! February 20th, 2017

The Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce is once again partnering with area businesses to promote sales over the winter months.  Spend “$20 on the 20th” is a way for everyone to make a difference in local sales on one day in February.  Kind of like a “Flash Mob”, but multiple...

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Welcome 2017!

2016 was designated as Membership Year at the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce.  Beginning in January, we started to publish articles in the newsletter reminding members of the benefits of being a part of the chamber and encouraging them to take advantage of what we offer. Benefits like the newsletter...

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The Chamber is hiring!

The Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce is expanding our team! We are now accepting resumes for a Membership Coordinator.    Job Description:  Membership Coordinator  Summary: Responsible for the growth and development of a vital Chamber membership program Leads acquisition of new members, the retention and satisfaction of existing members, as well as follow...

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Ellsworth Area Chamber Receives DART Tourism Award

The Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce won the Leadership and Growth award “Special Event” for its Autumn Gold celebration that takes place every year on the last weekend of September.  The Downeast and Acadia Regional Tourism Symposium and Awards took place today, at the Schoodic Institute.  DART is one of...

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Leadership Hancock County 2017 Host Sites Announced

Leadership Hancock County, the Chamber’s popular leadership development program has announced the host site locations for the 2017 classes. LHC, a program modeled after other leadership programs around the state as well as Leadership Maine, offers facilitated sessions in leadership topics as well as an in depth look at some...

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Downtown Ellsworth Holiday Market

 The Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce and the Ellsworth Downtown Association,  have collaborated on bringing a Holiday Marketplace to the empty Grasshopper space in downtown Ellsworth.  The Marketplace will open on Black Friday November 25 and run consecutive weekends, Friday thru Sunday until Christmas Eve Saturday December 24th.  The Holiday...

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Lunch & Learn with Rudman Winchell

On September 29th members of the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce were invited to come have a sandwich and learn about the new Overtime Rules and OSHA regulations that will go into effect in December.  There is a lot to learn before these new laws take effect and many businesses...

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EMERA MAINE WARNS OF NEW SCAM

Emera Maine Urges Customers to Beware of Another Scam Bangor, Maine – Emera Maine is warning its customers to be suspicious of individuals claiming to be representing the utility, especially in situations demanding immediate payment. A number of small businesses have been targeted today in the Ellsworth and Mount Desert Island areas....

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LUNCH AND LEARN: Salary Vs. Hourly?

The Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce and Rudman Winchell Attorneys will present a “Lunch and Learn” on the new Department of Labor changes to salaried exempt and non-exempt employees that will go into effect December 1, 2016. The “Lunch and Learn” will take place at the Moore Center Auditorium on Thursday September 29, from 11:30- 1:00 pm. Lunch will be provided. Rudman Winchell attorney Anne- Marie...

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Increased Fines for OSHA Violations

Have you replaced your old OSHA poster yet? The deadline for displaying the new posters was August 1, 2016. New posters can be printed from OSHA’s website. Also, new OSHA penalty adjustments went into effect on August 2, 2016, raising maximum penalties for violations by 78% from values last adjusted in 1990. The new penalties...

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