Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Maine State Chamber launches new website

Maine State Chamber launches new website, increases social media presence

New website and social media accounts will help the Chamber communicate more effectively with its members, business leaders, and the general public on events and issues important to the business community

AUGUSTA, ME - The Maine State Chamber of Commerce has launched a new website and is now on Twitter, Facebook, Linked In and You Tube. The new website is easier to navigate, more comprehensive and interactive than the previous site, and allows Maine State Chamber members, as well as business leaders across the state and the general public, to access the Maine State Chamber's messages and efforts more easily. To better serve Maine's business community, the Maine State Chamber is also widening its presence on social media, including Twitter (@mainechamber), Facebook (, Linked In ( and You Tube ( The Maine State Chamber encourages Maine businesses and their employees to follow us and connect with us online.
"The Maine State Chamber is always looking for ways to connect with business leaders and the general public more effectively," said Maine State Chamber President Dana Connors. "Our updated website and increased social media presence will allow the business community and all Maine residents to learn more about what the Maine State Chamber is doing on behalf of Maine's businesses to encourage and increase business investment in Maine, and to reach our goals of growing the state's workforce and improving Maine's economy. We encourage all interested parties to regularly check our new website and You Tube link, follow us on Twitter, join us on Facebook, and connect with us on Linked In to stay connected and learn more about the issues and events that impact Maine businesses."
The Chamber's new website highlights several Maine State Chamber initiatives, including, the Chamber's one-stop shop linking businesses across the state with college and graduate students interested in internships. It also highlights the Maine State Chamber's partnership with, a national website focusing on positive economic news. The Maine Corner Store, a place where small businesses can easily connect with one another on hot topics of interest to them, is featured. The new media center features photo galleries and a video archive of the Chamber's television program, "The Bottom Line," as well as recent events, such as Sen. Angus King's address to the Maine State Chamber's annual dinner. Additionally, all four of the "Making Maine Work" reports, which the Chamber produced with the Maine Development Foundation, are easily accessed on the web site, as are the Maine State Chamber's videos regarding "The Legislative Week Ahead," produced weekly by the Maine State Chamber's advocacy staff when the Legislature is in session. 

On its social media accounts, the Chamber will actively post video and information about the Chamber's advocacy efforts at the State House, information about and photos from its diverse calendar of events, current business news from across the state, and links to pertinent opinion pieces by Maine State Chamber staff and other business leaders.

The Maine State Chamber's website can be accessed at  Please follow the Chamber on Twitter(@mainechamber), Facebook, (, You Tube (, and connect on Linked In, (
For more information, please contact Melanie Baillargeon, director of communications, by calling (207) 623-4568, ext. 110, or


About the Maine State Chamber of Commerce.

The Maine State Chamber of Commerce represents a diverse network of 5,000 businesses statewide and advocates on behalf of their interests before the Legislature and regulatory agencies and through conferences, seminars, and affiliated programs.  Through its OneVoice program, the Maine State Chamber represents thousands of businesses with fewer than 10 employees.  Its Grassroots Action Network works to involve members and their employees in the legislative process through outreach campaigns.