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The Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce takes great pride in collaborating with the town government, fostering a dynamic partnership aimed at enhancing our community’s growth and prosperity. This partnership includes proactive efforts to spread the word about important initiatives, such as the search for a new town manager. The Chamber President and other dedicated Board Members play pivotal roles in spearheading the selection process, ensuring that Ellsworth attracts talented leaders who share our vision for the town’s future.

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 is a flagship initiative aimed at developing and nurturing community leadership.   Participants in this program engage in activities 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 together to drive positive change within our community. This initiative is instrumental in shaping future leaders who are committed to the well-being and growth of our town.

Who Should Participate? Individuals committed to Hancock County, who are interested in building better skills to communicate, who collaborate and manage their resources, and who have demonstrated capacity for leadership and a record of accomplishment within their organization or communities.

Registration is closed for the 2024 program, stay tuned for more information  on next years program.


Maine Economic Research Institute

The Maine Economic Research Institute is at the forefront of economic development and research in our region. By conducting in-depth studies and providing valuable data, the institute is instrumental in shaping the economic future of Ellsworth and surrounding areas. Their research fuels informed decision-making by both businesses and local government, ultimately contributing to the overall prosperity of our town. With initiatives like these, Ellsworth is committed to fostering economic growth and leadership development, ensuring a vibrant future for our community.

Leadership Hancock County and the Maine Economic Research Institute are just two of the many programs dedicated to fostering leadership, innovation, and sustainable growth in Ellsworth. These initiatives reflect our commitment to building a prosperous future for our town and the people who call it home.

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