Monday, March 29, 2021

Welcome to new Chamber Member Swan's Island Charters!

 Please join us in welcoming Swan's Island Charters to the Chamber!

Captain Jason Joyce says, "As a registered Maine Guide and an 8th generation Island fisherman with over 30 years of commercial fishing experience, I enjoy sharing my knowledge of Island fishing history and sustainable fishing practices during our signature “Lobster Charter” aboard the seaworthy 38’ commercial lobster boat ANDANAMRA.

"The fast and secure 25’ former Coast Guard SAFE-boat DEFENDER enables us to expand our range of eco-tours and a unique fast water taxi service with Bass Harbor to Swan’s Island crossing times of 10 minutes or less… weather-permitting.

"Whether it’s a Lobster Charter, Acadia National Park Tour, Lighthouse Tour, Puffin Excursion, or a water taxi….Your enjoyment and satisfaction is our #1 goal.

"If you have an idea for a charter that you don’t see listed, please don’t hesitate to contact us with your custom charter experience…

"Tour with a local. With over 200 years of family Island history, we know our way around. We’ll help you make memories your family or small group will cherish for years to come." 

Be ready to take a ride when they open for the season!

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Welcome to new Chamber Member, Town of Southwest Harbor


Please join us in welcoming the Town of Southwest Harbor as a Chamber Member!

Whatever you need, from a fishing license on up, you can probably find it at the Town Office in Southwest Harbor. Incorporated in 1905, Southwest Harbor has been a beautiful and friendly place to visit and live. 

Next time you stop in, be sure to say "Hello" to the hard-working staff!

Monday, March 22, 2021

Welcome to new Chamber Member, Fiore Olive Oils and Vinegars!


Please join us in welcoming new Chamber Member, Fiore Olive Oils and Vinegars!

Featuring Extra Virgin Olive Oils and Aged Balsamic Vinegars

With its roots firmly planted in tradition, FIORE Artisan Olive Oils & Vinegars has forged a new image of the modern artisan.

From a true respect for the olive tree to the insistence on quality and authenticity, FIORE's extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) offers transparency and purity for the consumer who respects the harmony of nature and nutrition.

FIORE features in-store tasting rooms offering a wide selection of Extra Virgin Olive Oil from around the world and Aged Balsamic Vinegar from Modena, Italy.

To ensure ultimate freshness, FIORE “chases the crush” ensuring a constant supply of the freshest EVOO available from regions growing, harvesting and crushing olives each season.

FIORE and its importers partner with growers in Northern and Southern Hemispheres to identify the latest harvests. Each harvest is analyzed to ensure the consistency of quality and freshness year after year. Once harvested, these oils are available to FIORE and our customers within weeks.

The overemphasis on “Where” EVOO is produced continues to dominate perceptions at the expense of the more important “When, What and How” the oil is produced. The principle barometers of the IOC standard are Chemistry and Freshness. These two variables can be objectively measured and quantified. Since the highest quality EVOO comes from high quality fruit coupled with high quality production processes, the IOC standard encompasses strict requirements for not only the end product but the entire cycle of growth, harvesting and production.

Freshness is the key to quality. When an EVOO is fresh there are significantly more positive sensory attributes detectable by the palate. As any oil ages it oxidizes and loses positive sensory qualities as well as inheriting defects. New testing methods known as the “Fresh Pack” tests objectively quantify Diacylglycerol Content (DAGS) and Pyropheophytins (PPP) the key indicators of freshness of the oil throughout its lifecycle.

Welcome to new Chamber Member Energy Elements!


Please join us in welcoming new Chamber Member Energy Elements. Owner Sandy says, "Energy Elements facilitates healthy lifestyle experiences that Nurture through Nature. Through the Health, Hospitality and Tourism in Acadia National Park, Certified Association of Forest and Therapy Guide, Sandra Claire will guide you in the Practice of Shinrin Yoku, Mindful Nature Walk or Forest Bathing.
"Sandra Claire of Energy Elements in Winter Harbor and Bar Harbor offers Guided Walks in the practice of Shinrin-Yoku Forest Bathing. A Certified ANFT Nature and Forest Therapy Guide and Alternative Healing Practitioner in Reiki, Access Consciousness and Energy Psychology.
"As Founder and Executive Director of The Green Gem Holistic Healing Oasis, a Wellness and Alternative Healing Learning Center, she practiced walking/sitting Buddhist Meditation, Master Gardener skills and led tours of the historic Olmsted Landscaped gardens.
"Sandra has been nicknamed “Hummingbird” by hiking companions on the blazed trails of New England. She worked with LLBean and Husson University as a Wellness Coordinator bridging corporate wellness with alternative healing practices.
​"A lifetime of camping, hiking, biking and paddling has enabled Sandra to intimately build a relationship with nature playfully immersed in outdoors activities."

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Welcome to new Chamber Member First Express!


Please join us in welcoming our newest Chamber Member, First Express!

Your business services center in Bar Harbor, but serving the entire island! They offer UPS and FEDEX shipping, printing and copying services, computer access and even large format printer. Plus, they have a large assortments of paper, cards, stationary and all the office supplies you need. 

Be sure to say "Welcome!" next time you stop in!