Monday, June 24, 2024

Welcome to new Chamber member, Peekytoe Provisions!


Please join us in welcoming our new Chamber member Peekytoe Provisions!

Here's what they say:  We are connected to the sea in our backyard. We are committed to our hard-working local clam diggers, lobster people, farmers, our close and supportive community, and the many local businesses making flavorful, honest, Maine foods. Peekytoe Provisions is your year round source for from scratch prepared foods, lunch and lighter fare, fresh oysters, sustainable seafood, local shellfish, local and imported cheeses, Maine made specialty foods, and delicious homemade desserts.

Peekytoe is absolutely committed to sustainable and renewable practices, from energy to fisheries. We are currently the only business supporter of the Bar Harbor Community Solar Farm, and our electricity is 100% solar. We compost all of our food waste, including lobster, clam and oyster shells, and all vegetable matter. We recycle everything possible — cardboard, paper, aluminum, plastics & glass, right down to our kitchen tickets. Our take out containers are made from sugar cane and recycled materials, and our utensils are biodegradable, made from corn instead of plastic.

All of our seafood is locally or sustainably sourced as often as possible. All of our shellfish is sourced directly from local lobstermen, clam diggers, and mussel and oyster farmers. We never carry “FAS” (frozen at sea) products in our fish case. If it’s frozen, it stays in our freezer. Species which are not local we try to make sure are sustainably harvested (wild caught or responsibly farmed). Everything in our fish case will in some way reflect what’s on our menu and in our specials. Here are a few of the companies and products we carry that are committed to sustainability and renewable food sources:

Stop by and check out their market and restaurant, (located where CODA used to be)  say hello and welcome them to the Quietside! And here's their web site:

Thursday, June 6, 2024

Welcome to new Chamber member Bub's Burritos!


Please join us in welcoming Bub's Burritos to the Chamber! 

Bub's Burritos is located beside the Post Office in Southwest Harbor, at 19 Clark Point Road. Rae says "Bub's serves homemade, tasty Mexican food and great margaritas. Our food is made fresh daily with only the finest ingredients."

You can catch up on their latest news, see a menu and more at: Stop in grab a bite, and tell them hello!

Thursday, May 23, 2024

Free Museum Passes With Your Library Card


Unlock the treasures of local museums with your library card! As Mount Desert Island museums extend their hours, you can now borrow complimentary daily admission passes using your library card if you patronize the Jesup Memorial Library, Northeast Harbor Library, and Southwest Harbor Public Library. These reservable passes give free access to the Granite Museum, the Oceanarium, Seal Cove Auto Museum, and Wendell Gilley Museum.

Contact your local library to reserve or borrow a pass. The Northeast Harbor Library and Southwest Harbor Public Library also offer passes to the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens (Boothbay Harbor), the Maine Discovery Museum (Bangor), the Farnsworth Art Museum (Rockland), and the Portland Museum of Art.

For more information visit the libraries and our websites:

Jesup Memorial Library. 34 Mount Desert Street, Bar Harbor, Maine 04609. 207-288-4245.

Northeast Harbor Library. 1 Joy Road, Northeast Harbor, Maine 04662, 207-276-3333.

Southwest Harbor Public Library 157 Main Street, Southwest Harbor, Maine 04679. 207-244-7065.

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Welcome to new Chamber member, Southwest Harbor - Tremont Ambulance Service!


Please join us in welcoming our newest Chamber member, Southwest Harbor - Tremont Ambulance Service!

The Southwest Harbor – Tremont Nursing Service, also known as the Southwest Harbor – Tremont Ambulance Service, is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide the citizens and visitors of Tremont and Southwest Harbor with quality emergency medical services. In collaboration with healthcare partners and other public safety agencies, and through community outreach, the Southwest Harbor – Tremont Ambulance Service supports and promotes the health and general welfare of all citizens and visitors in our communities.

The Ambulance Service is proud to provide year-round, 24-hour emergency medical services to the residents and visitors of Southwest Harbor and Tremont. The Service office is staffed with an EMS provider, and a driver on call from home, twenty-four hours a day. The Service maintains two ambulances, one downtown and the second at the SWH Firehouse. SWHTAS runs approximately 500 calls per year, and supports neighboring towns and agencies through mutual aid.

The Service is licensed by Maine Emergency Medical Services and is a member of the Maine Ambulance Association.

SWH-Tremont Ambulance Service is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Donations can be made online using at: 

or mailed to P.O. Box 437, Southwest Harbor, ME 04679.

Thursday, April 18, 2024

Welcome to New Chamber Member, MDI Mortgage Group, LLC!


Please join us in welcoming our newest Chamber member, MDI Mortgage Group, LLC!

Sherri Dyer says, "When it's time to purchase or refinance, MDI Mortgage takes a consultative approach and aims to offer you an extensive array of mortgage loan programs to provide you with your best, personalized home financing solution.

"Our reputation and commitment to total customer satisfaction is our most 
important asset. Our mission is to guide you through the entire home loan 
process so that you can feel confident as you make choices about options 
available for your financing strategy. With a tenured background in the 
mortgage services industry and local market expertise, we stand ready to 
assist along each step of the way. 

 "MDI Mortgage provides pre-qualifications at no cost, fast approvals, and low 

rates designed to save you thousands of dollars over the life of your loan.

"Experience personalized service in the Maine tradition.

"Contact us today at (207) 288-2881."

And check out their web site at: or stop in
and say hello!

Thursday, April 11, 2024

Allen Insurance and Financial is pleased to announce the addition of three new co-owners!


Allen Insurance and Financial is pleased to announce the addition of three new co-owners as assistants in the company’s personal insurance division.

Kerin Lindahl of Rockport: A graduate of Saint Anselm College, her previous experience is in banking customer service and education. She is based in Camden.

Sophia Picard of Bar Harbor: A graduate of the University of Maine in Orono, her previous experience is in education. She is based in Southwest Harbor.

Angela Torell of Tremont: A graduate of Baker College with a degree in business administration, Angela’s previous experience includes non-profit administration and custom marine products. She is based in Southwest Harbor.

Allen Insurance and Financial is an independent, employee-owned company providing insurance and investment planning and wealth management services to individuals, families and businesses from offices in Rockland, Camden, Belfast, Southwest Harbor and Waterville, Maine. 


Monday, March 25, 2024

Welcome to new Chamber Member, Edward Jones Investments!


Please join us in welcoming Edward Jones Investment to our Chamber!

David says: "I have been working in the securities industry for over 20 years in various positions. The three things that have always stood out to me have been to always put your client's interest first, be honest and treat everyone with dignity and respect.

"At Edward Jones, I start by understanding what my clients value and what is important to them. Together, we work to establish custom strategies to achieve these goals. There is no "one-size-fits-all", so the strategies I create are tailored to my client's individual needs. Once the strategy is implemented, we monitor and evaluate it on a constant basis to stay focused on what is important... You."

Learn more at: andbe sure to give David a big welcome!