Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Camp CaPella Charity Online Auction is Almost Here!

December 1st through December 10th, 2023, hosted by Bidding for Good!

The Camp CaPella Online Auction is quickly becoming a Holiday favorite fundraiser for us. Camp CaPella is a non-profit summer camp serving individuals with disabilities. Over the years Camp CaPella has become the place our campers come to be themselves, see old friends and make new ones. Although many campers attend camp through scholarship funds raised by events like this one they are ALL excited and ready to spend some much-needed time at “their place”. And everyone deserves an opportunity to experience summer camp in Maine!

This is our fourth annual Holiday Online Auction. It takes two months to organize this auction and each year we strive to create the most diverse auction possible. We have something for everyone; moto cross helmets, ukuleles, jewelry, tools, and gift certificates for everything under the sun!

All our local businesses, donors, and communities have come together to provide items and gift certificates to auction off to the highest bidder! We have items and baskets from Bar Harbor to Greenville, Bangor to Belfast and everywhere in between.

It is a great way to get ready for the Holidays and provide tuition for a Camper! Help us make 2024 the best year ever! Last year we brought in 7500.00, this year we want to bring in 10,000.00! So bid high and help us raise the bar on this event!

Visit to get the link to the auction.

Camp CaPella Facebook will also have the link provided.

Host Site: Bidding for Good:

Event Contacts:

Melanie Dresser                                Rebecca Winkler-Barrera

207-974-6722                                              207-843-5104                 


Monday, August 21, 2023

L.S. Robinson Insurance Company Announces a Name Change!

 We have some exciting news to share: We are changing  our name from L.S. Robinson Co. to Allen Insurance and Financial.


L.S. Robinson has been a part of Allen since 2010—so this name change is a long time in the making. All of us are proud of the centurys worth of L.S. Robinson Co. history in Southwest Harbor. As Allen Insurance and Financial, we look forward to doing business with the same heart-felt dedication to our customers and our community.


What remains the same is our dedication to our customers. Your team—the experienced, capable professionals dedicated to serving your insurance needs—is unchanged.


We are a  100% employee-owned company, which means when you call us you are speaking with an owner every time – someone who is 100%  dedicated to doing their  very best to help you navigate the complex world of insurance and financial services.

Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Welcome to new Chamber member, Frankie's BBQ!


Please join us in welcoming Frankie's BBQ to the Chamber! Located at Golf of Maine Mini Golf, 55 Main Street, Southwest Harbor. Frank Pendola is busy creating his famous artisan BBQ - just for you!

He says, "Chose from a wide variety of smoked BBQ plates and sandwiches with pulled pork, baby-back ribs, beef brisket, delicious side dishes and much more. Open from 11am to 6pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Closed Thursday.

Creating exceptional barbecue is an art and a science and you won’t find a more delicious result than Everything is prepared with the philosophy that one little thing by itself doesn’t mean anything, but when you put all those little things together, then people are going to ask you about your cooking."

Stop on by and try his amazing creations! You can learn more and see his sample menu at:

Wednesday, July 12, 2023

Welcome to new Chamber member Rodick's Take Out!

 Please join us in welcoming new Chamber member Rodick's Take Out!

Located at 55 Main Street in Southwest Harbor, Terri and crew are serving up delectable treats at Golf of Maine Mini Golf course. Their specialty?

Authentic Maine takeout + Seafood caught by the owners & fresh off the boat!

And they are garnering rave reviews as well - be sure to check them out!

Thursday, June 29, 2023

Camp CaPella Recognition for Sandollor Spa, Hampden Electric and Bangor Savings


Camp CaPella and Bangor Savings Bank would like to invite you to meet our

campers on Friday July 7th, 2023, at noon. Camp CaPella will be holding their

weekly Award Ceremony and Family BBQ with a special visit from Darling’s Ice

Cream Truck. During this time Bangor Savings Bank will be awarding Camp

CaPella with a Grant for $7500.00. We will also be honoring Sandollar Spa and

Pool and Hampden Electric for our permanent Hot Tub installation. We would

love to see you there and give you the opportunity to meet some of our campers

and see what Camp is all about!

Friday, June 16, 2023

Welcome to new Chamber Member Seal Cove Cabins!

 Please join us in welcoming Seal Cove Cabins, our newest Chamber Member!

"Seal Cove Cabins are located on the “quiet side” of Mount Desert Island, near Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor.

"Nestled just off the main road near Hodgdon Pond, you will have access to the Pond to enjoy a peaceful day in a canoe or kayak, provided for our guests. Walk to Pretty Marsh Picnic Area to watch the sunsets. Bike or hike through Acadia National Park. Stop for a swim along the way!

"Enjoy shopping and dining at the nearby towns of Bass Harbor and Southwest Harbor. Bar Harbor is just 14 miles away.

"Dine out at one of the many fine restaurants on Mount Desert or stay in the cabin and steam your own lobster. We provide the lobster pot and utensils! There are also picnic areas close by!"

Learn more at: or stop by and say "hi"!

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Welcome to new Chamber Member, Salt Shop!

Please join us in welcoming our newest Chamber member, Salt Shop!

Salt Shop is a local, family owned & operated, take-out eatery in the heart of downtown Southwest Harbor.  Our mission is to provide sweet and savory bites with pride, originality & honesty.  Whether you're looking to fill your bellies after you conquer that hike or satisfy that sweet tooth after dinner, we have something for everyone in your group!

So come on in, we can't wait to meet you!

Check out their menu at: and stop in for a tasty treat!