Tuesday, December 18, 2012

2013-14 Southwest Harbor & Tremont Port Directory and Chamber of Commerce Guide

Christina Boucher is extending the 10% discount for early payment for advertising from December 15 to December 31.  This discount is on top of the Chamber Member discount AND the 20% discount if you advertise in both directories.

Here is the rate sheet: 2013RateSheet.pdf

Here is the order form: 2013Insertion.pdf

If you have any questions, please contact Christina at: baysidegraphics@roadrunner.com or 664-9946.

You can view the 2012-13 edition in Flipbook format here: http://epub.knepperpress.com/publication/?m=23354&l=1

Friday, December 7, 2012

News from the Directors: Board Meeting 12.5.12

2012 Dues and Services: The Board is closing out the books for 2012 and preparing final bills for dues and other services.  The 2013 budget is in review with additions to the advertising budget including the pay-per-click program and an expanded Trail Map.  The Directors are happy to report that we are no longer using our line of credit for operations and are looking to how and where to improve advertising services for our members.

A Retail Relations Sub-committee chaired by Joan Steele (Salty Dog Gallery) will poll current and potential members in Southwest Harbor and Tremont for ideas on how to improve Chamber service.  Mission Statement: The Southwest Harbor & Tremont Chamber of Commerce seeks to promote a vibrant economic community by attracting visitors and connecting them to local businesses. The Chamber is also a place for business owners to meet and work on local issues where the co-operation of the larger group is useful to accomplish goals that singly, businesses cannot achieve on their own. In addition, the Chamber contributes to the larger community by supporting worthwhile events.

Mobile Website: Should the Chamber create a mobile website?  How many of our  members use smartphones?  How many have mobile websites to promote their own businesses?

Communications to Members: The Board discussed different mechanisms to improve communications to members.

General Manager: Advertising will start in the New Year. The position will be full time in summer and reduced hours in the winter when the office is closed.  The membership will receive notice of the advertisement and the job description in January.

Bus Service: The Town Managers of Tremont and Southwest Harbor are meeting with the Island Explorer director to discuss improved bus service for the Quietside.  The Chamber is working with Southwest Harbor to build a new, handicapped accessible, public restroom behind the Village Green where it is hoped the out of town bus may connect with a local bus that serves more of Tremont.

Next Board Meeting: Wednesday, January 2 @ 10AM at the Chamber Office.

Acadia's Annual Park Pass Sale

Passes will be on sale for $20 (half price!), in person only—no phone orders— throughout December at the winter visitor center at park headquarters on the Eagle Lake Road and the Gouldsboro, Mt. Desert, and Tremont town offices; and at the annual Bar Harbor Village Holidays & Midnight Madness Sale on December 7, 8 p.m. to midnight, at the Acadia information site on the Village Green. For more information call 207-288-3338, extension 0. Remember: 80 percent of entrance fees collected in Acadia stay in Acadia. And, featuring artwork by a local elementary school student, the pass sticker is a great way to show your connection to Acadia year-round, no matter where your car is parked!