With more than 50 in person and virtual events annually in addition to publications, newsletters, email and social marketing there are numerous opportunities for you to get your business in front of potential customers! Let us work with you to identify the opportunity best suited for your goals and budget!
Here are some of those opportunities. Some are already spoken for, but there are more!
Annual Business Breakfast (first/second week of January)
The Annual Business Breakfast highlights the Chamber’s yearly accomplishments, formally approves the new Chair of the Board of Directors, and welcomes a keynote speaker.
Awards Awards Dinner
The Annual Awards Dinner is the Chamber’s premier event, uniting the business community for a lavish ceremony that includes dinner, guest speakers, and presentations. Recognition is given to area leaders who have made a significant impact on the Bangor region, the most prestigious of which is the Norbert X. Dowd Award. The dinner highlights the year’s successes for the Chamber, as well as our vision for the future.
Early Bird Breakfast (Monthly – except for July & August)
The Chamber offers a monthly breakfast series with guest presentations that primarily focus on the Chamber’s “Issues of Impact” priorities. The breakfasts are typically scheduled for the fourth Wednesday of each month from 7:30-9:00AM, with networking opportunities prior to and after the program.
Business After Hours (Monthly – except for January)
A popular Chamber event that allows for networking between business professionals. The after-hours is held at a different Chamber member location each month, which enables the Chamber to secure visibility for a number of different members. The time-frame of 5:00-7:00 PM permits attendees to enjoy appetizers and drinks after work, and also enter to win fantastic raffle prizes donated by area businesses.
Hot Stove – (Saturday Mornings during Legislative session)
Chamber members who are interested in discussing policy can attend a Hot Stove session to meet with policy makers and community leaders at the local, state and federal level. Hot Stove meets one Saturday morning per month, 8-10am, during the Legislative season at Rangeley Hall at Eastern Maine Community College or virtually.
Chamber Challenge Golf Tournaments
Our Spring Tourney and our Fall “Chamber Challenge” brings Chamber members together in a unique and enjoyable way, providing networking and increased visibility through a day on the green. Held at one of the area’s fantastic golf courses, the tournament is one of the Chamber’s largest fundraisers which enables support for Chamber programs and activities that promote and advance a vital, healthy business environment.
Fusion:Bangor, Bangor Region Leadership Institute (BRLI), and Building Bridges hold several events during the year providing you the opportunity to reach a diverse audience. Contact us to find out what they have planned that would be a great fit for you!
Women’s Leadership Luncheon
Successful women’s leadership series where we invite women business leaders to speak about their life, their successes, their struggles and lessons learned. Hosted by Deb Neuman.
This conference provides business owners and others who manage human resource with the tools they need to do so successfully! This annual event attracts a variety of attendees from small business owners, to HR managers to directors of non-profits. Topics include hiring and retaining employees, how to administer performance reviews and creating a positive culture in the workplace. The event is kicked off with the Chambers Early Bird Breakfast followed by break-out sessions and wraps up with a Q&A session.