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The Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce takes great pride in fostering a dynamic partnership with the town government, aimed at enhancing our community’s growth and prosperity. This collaboration includes proactive efforts to spread the word about important initiatives.

A thriving community is the result of shared vision and collaborative action. The Chamber's close ties with city leaders allow us to align strategies and shape policies that fuel economic growth, enhance quality of life, and realize the community's full potential. By working together with the Comprehensive Plan, we help create a forward-looking Ellsworth where businesses flourish, residents prosper, and visitors delight in all our town has to offer.

Our partnership amplifies the Chamber's positive impact, delivering value for our members and ensuring long-term success for all who call Ellsworth home. Together, step by step, we are building the future we envision.

The Chamber is also involved in:

Leadership Hancock County

Leadership Hancock County stands as a flagship initiative aimed at developing and nurturing community leadership. Participants in this program engage in activities meticulously designed to enhance leadership skills, foster a deeper understanding of the county, and promote networking among community leaders. Individuals will gain valuable insights into local issues, become more effective leaders, and work collaboratively to drive positive change within our community.

This initiative plays a pivotal role in shaping future leaders who are deeply committed to the well-being and growth of our town. Through Leadership Hancock County, participants not only develop personally but also contribute to the collective advancement of our community, ensuring a brighter and more prosperous future for all.


Who Should Participate?Individuals committed to Hancock County, who are interested in enhancing their communication skills, collaborating effectively, managing resources efficiently, and have demonstrated a capacity for leadership and a track record of accomplishment within their organizations or communities, are ideal candidates for participation in Leadership Hancock County. Whether you are a business leader, community organizer, or aspiring advocate for positive change, this program provides a valuable opportunity to further develop your leadership abilities and contribute meaningfully to the betterment of our region.

The 2024 program has ended. Stay tuned for more information for the 2025 Class. 


Maine Economic Research Institute

The Maine Economic Research Institute stands at the forefront of economic development and research in our region. Through conducting in-depth studies and providing valuable data, the institute plays a crucial role in shaping the economic future of Ellsworth and surrounding areas. Their research serves as a foundation for informed decision-making by both businesses and local government, ultimately contributing to the overall prosperity of our town.

With initiatives like these, Ellsworth is deeply committed to fostering economic growth and leadership development, ensuring a vibrant future for our community. Leadership Hancock County and the Maine Economic Research Institute represent just two of the many programs dedicated to nurturing leadership, innovation, and sustainable growth in Ellsworth. These initiatives underscore our unwavering dedication to building a prosperous future for our town and the people who call it home.

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