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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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Letter from the Director from October, 2016

    Hello from High Street!   As I sit here writing my letter for the upcoming Chamber News, the office is full of boxes waiting to go to Autumn Gold venues.  Car Show trophies fill several, spoons for Chowderfest, another, and small plastic cups for the new Beer and Wine tasting yet another. ...

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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 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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Ellsworth Chamber Hosts Business Conference

The Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that a date has been set to host the 2016 business conference . This year’s conference will take place on November 2, 2016 at the Faith Community Fellowship church in Trenton. The focus of this year’s conference will be workforce development and how it relates to growing businesses here...

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