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September 2016 Letter from the Director’s Office

Hello from High Street! How did it get to be September already? I remember as a kid, thinking summer was endless, and there are definitely days in February that I wish that were so. I truly am however, happy to see September, and a return to a calmer pace, cooler evenings and the beautiful sapphire hue...

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Autumn Gold is almost here!

The Chamber’s largest event of the year, Autumn Gold, brings hundreds of visitors to the Ellsworth Area. Each year, the signature events include the Autumn Gold Car Show and Chowderfest, but there is so much more to see, do and taste this year. The annual Car Show now in its 33rd year will return to the Home Depot parking...

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EMDC and SCORE to Host Business Website Design Workshop

Eastern Maine Development Corporation (EMDC) and SCORE Maine will co-host a workshop entitled “Creating a Website to Help Your Business Grow” on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 from 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM at EMDC, 40 Harlow Street, Bangor. Speakers Mike Jandreau and Cintia Miranda from Pulse Marketing Agency will discuss...

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Healthy Acadia Offers Let’s Go! 5-2-1-0

Healthy Acadia is excited to offer Let’s Go! 5-2-1-0 programming and resources for communities in Hancock and Washington counties. Let’s Go! 5-2-1-0 is a nationally recognized childhood obesity prevention program developed in 2006 by the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center and implemented in partnership with MaineHealth. Let’s...

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The Grand Gift Certificates Expire at the End of 2016!

The Grand in Ellsworth announces that all Grand Gift Certificates will expire after December 31st 2016, due to a changeover in the gift certificate system. Anybody who is currently holding a Grand (paper) gift certificate or a Grand Gift Card must redeem them by December 31, 2016. After December 31,...

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EMDC Provides Loans to 24 Businesses, Supporting 111 Jobs

At the end of the third quarter of its fiscal year, Eastern Maine Development Corporation (EMDC) closed its 38th loan to support 24 businesses in Maine. These loans totaled $6.1 million and leveraged an additional $6.5million, creating or retaining 111 jobs. On June 30th, EMDC closed a loan with Main Street...

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