Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Seasonal Employees etc.

The Maine Tourism Association's newsletter was particularly good this month.  Some might be especially interested in the article on Seasonal Employees.  Here is the link to the newsletter:

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Chamber Guide

If you want to buy an ad in Bayside Graphics' Southwest Harbor & Tremont Port Directory and Chamber of Commerce Guide you should contact Christina Boucher at: immediately.  Chamber members receive a 5% discount on advertising.  Here is a copy of the 2013 Rate Sheet: 2013RateSheet.pdf and 2013 Insertion Order: 2013Insertion.pdf .

In addition to distribution out of the office and other locations locally and up and down the coast, we mail this Guide along with copies of the Trail Map to inquiries from throughout the country.  The Guide is also posted in electronic flipbook format on our website.


Chamber Member, Barbara Strubell, Artful Hair Designs, is Artful in more ways than one.  See her news here on our Press Releases page:

Artful Hair Designs is located in Southwest Harbor at the Seal Cove Shoppes between the Liquor Locker and Westside Florist.

Warrants, Route 102 Road Construction, Flouride

The Selectmen of the Town of Southwest Harbor will hold a hearing at 6pm on Tuesday, April 9 on articles for the Warrant.  At the same time, the Engineers for the Route 102 Reconstruction Project will be on hand to describe the project's progress and plans.  If you have questions or concerns, this is a meeting you should attend!

News from the Directors Board Meeting 4.3.13

Island Housing Trust
Guest speaker and Island Housing Trust Executive Director, Alyne Cistone, described the non-profit's mission to create permanently, affordable workforce housing opportunities for families and individuals who live and work on Mt. Desert Island through a "shared equity approach" and working with public and private partners.

For more on affordable home ownership and rental programs, visit the Island Housing Trust website: or contact Alyne at 288-4496 or

General Manager
The Board is happy to welcome Cynthia Crow as the new General Manager of the Chamber.  Cynthia is working to organize the visitors' information center for summer and assisting the volunteer Board with the organization's administration.

This spring, when the office opens, we'll invite the community to an open house where you can meet Cynthia, talk to members of the Chamber Board and learn about advertising opportunities for your business or non-profit.  If you have an event for our Upcoming Events calendar send it to Cynthia at: and she will post it for you.

New Board Members
The Board is grateful to Christina Butler, Butler Marine Insurance, and returning Chamber member, Jim King, Lindenwood Inn, for joining the Chamber's Board.  The Board still has one empty seat if anyone else has the time or interest to serve.

Park Passes
This year, the Chamber will sell Acadia National Park seven day Park passes from the Visitor's Information Center at Harbor House.  If you have any questions about the program, call Cynthia at: 244-9264.

The Chamber will host a Candidate's Night for the voters of Southwest Harbor on Thursday, April 25 at 6:30pm at the Fire Station on Main. St.

The Chamber is combining its public and private blogs into one which you can access on the website.  If you want the convenience of reading the blog in your e-mail without having to click on an additional link, you can become a follower from the blog's homepage: and updates to the blog will be sent directly to your e-mail.  We welcome your comments.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Remember to use Help Wanted feature!

The summer season is fast approaching, and many of you will be looking for extra help.  Remember that you can post your job openings on the Southwest Harbor & Tremont Chamber of Commerce website if you are a Chamber member.

The Help Wanted postings are just one benefit of membership with the Southwest Harbor & Tremont Chamber of Commerce.  For more information onthe benefits of membership, see: 

If you need help posting a job, or are interested in joining as a member, contact the Chamber office at 244-9264 or email us at