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Have Fun in the Sun (Safely)!

Just a few decades ago no one thought much of getting one or two sunburns while growing up, it was just a part of playing outside!  Now we know that sun exposure in childhood and young adulthood are closely linked with the risk of developing melanoma later in life. In...

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US Department of Labor Announcement

By Frank McGuire U.S. Department of Labor announces final rule raising minimum salary level for exempt executive, administrative and professional employees as of December 1 On May 18 the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor published a final rule to be effective as of December 1, 2016, which...

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Leadership Hancock County Graduates 16

Leadership Hancock County, a leadership and management training course offered under the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce graduated its sixth class on May 11 in Northeast Harbor. Leadership Hancock County is a five-month long program of 6 facilitated classes in communication styles, decision making, time management, collaboration and much more.  The...

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Welcome Senator Susan Collins!

The Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce, along with Rudman-Winchell and The First are pleased to welcome Senator Susan Collins, who has graciously agreed to speak at our Members Breakfast on June 1st at Big Cats Catering in Trenton, from 7:30 – 9 a.m.  In honor of Membership Month we are...

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Maine’s Best Regional Guide

Each year, the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce produces, ”Maine’s Best Regional Guide”. We print 40,000 books each spring, many of which are distributed to Chambers and Information Centers, as well as other key locations from Boston through Washington County.  Throughout the year, especially right before and during tourist season...

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This month’s renewing members

Acadia Trust, N.A. Acadia View Bed & Breakfast Aragosta Bangor Metro(Metro Publishing, LLC) Best Damn Lobstah! Bluff House Inn Bonney Staffing Center Camp Capella Inc. Cape Air Capt. & Eve's Eden Coastal Eye Care Darling's Chevrolet Ellsworth Farmers Market Emery's Cottages on the Shore Hardy Orthodontics Hough, Carol &...

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June 2016 Letter from the Director’s Office

Hello from High Street, So that time of year, warm weather, outdoor activities, family, friends and visitors, it’s called “Summer”, is almost here.  The Chamber Visitor Center is full of new guidebooks from around the state, updated brochures for everything from whale watching, to museums to wine trails.  Visitors are slowly...

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Ocean Paddlers

Sea kayaking has been described as the best on the East Coast. There are so many places to explore in this unique mid-coast region that it sometimes takes some help to fully experience what is available out there. The local chambers of commerce and sports outfitting stores have listings of...

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Relocation Guide

Welcome to the area. Ellsworth is situated at the head of navigation on the Union River and is a major crossing point for highways, hence its motto “Crossroads of Downeast Maine”. As the shire town of Hancock County, Ellsworth is the administrative and commercial hub of Downeast Maine. The motto...

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