The Piscataquis Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization and its mission is to unify and promote business and stimulate growth. Our vision is to create a truly regional, active, vital partnership between community and business in order to build a healthy marketplace and enriched living environment.
The Piscataquis Chamber of Commerce partners whenever it can and leads when it must. We coordinate ideas, energy and financial resources to accomplish collectively what none of us could ever accomplish individually. We work daily with other organizations, community and county leaders, elected officials and business professionals to assist in the formation and implementation of plans that will provide a brighter future for both residents and businesses and improve quality of life for us all.
Board of Directors
The following individuals hold seats as officers or board members for the Piscataquis Chamber of Commerce for 2012 / 2013. For information on how to contact any of our officers or board members please contact us and we'll be glad to assist you.
|Name:||Organization or Business:|
|Executive Director - Denise Buzzelli|
|President - Sherry French||Zone Radio
|Vice-President - Will Wedge||Will's Shop n' Save|
|Treasurer - Rose Durgin||Pleasant River Lumber Company|
|Clerk - Diane Sharrow||Charlotte White Center|
Board of Directors
|Name:||Organization or Business:|
|Ethan Annis||Lary Funeral Home
Piscataquis Monumental Co.
|Debra Boyd||Piscataquis Regional YMCA|
|Rosalie Durgin||Pleasant River Lumber Company|
|Sherry French||French Construction
|Amy Guyotte||Town of Dover-Foxcroft
|Amy Heywood-Smith||Key bank, Guilford Branch|
|Janet Sawyer||Piscataquis Cty Economic Development Council|
|Diane Sharrow||Charlotte White Center|
|Gail Stutzman||Stutzman Business Services|
|Tony Marshall||Lifesavers Insurance|
We all have a stake in the future and your Piscataquis Chamber of Commerce membership gives you the opportunity to shape it. Your membership also helps you run your business more effectively, improves the region’s business climate and gives you unparalleled networking and educational opportunities. You will benefit in ways that will help your business to be more productive, more efficient and more profitable. You can grow your business and expand your reach by forming new business and professional relationships. Your Chamber membership includes:
- Free listing in our Visitor’s Guide
- Free listing on our super website
- Opportunities to host Business After Hours
- Opportunities to sponsor an Issues & Eggs event
- Free ribbon cutting ceremonies
- Free display of your brochures & literature at our tourist information center
- Free newsletter
- Referrals from residents, visitors and relocation prospects
- Free certificate of origin service
- Free business consulting services
- Reduced rates for all Chamber marketing, advertising and promotional publications and events
- Cash mobs
- and so much more.
The Piscataquis Chamber of Commerce is about people, about ideas, about influence and the power of connection. Your business thrives on it. Your future depends on it. The Chamber is your link to influential people, processes and programs, innovative ideas and exclusive opportunities. Simply put, Chamber membership allows you to improve your business, foster regional economic growth and enhance quality of life. It is an investment in the future of your business, your community and the Piscataquis County region.
Business After Hours – provides Chamber members and guests with opportunities to network while visiting and leaning more about other businesses and providers in the Piscataquis region.
Issues & Eggs – a forum that features informative and inspirational speakers touching on important and timely topics affecting the communities and businesses in our region.
Chamber Newsletter – a bimonthly publication full of member stories and pictures, chamber events and other news of importance to our business community.
Business Seminars – educational opportunities for our members and their employees ranging from customer service, sales, marketing, labor issues, taxes and much more.
Tourist Information Guide – a fact-packed publication highlighting where to go and what to do in the Piscataquis County. This all-inclusive book is distributed throughout the region, to state Chambers of Commerce and the seven Maine State Tourist Centers.
Annual Awards Program – our annual banquet where the Chamber honors the Business of the Year, the Small Business of the Year and the Rising Star Award presented to the outstanding contributing Chamber member under the age of 40.
Chamber Gift Certificates – a much loved program that keeps thousands of dollars right here in Piscataquis County and stimulates the regional economy.
Super Website – An all-inclusive website that directs visitors to all the things to do and places to go, including the promotion of regional events, organizations, businesses, products and services. It is a web ‘magnet’ designed to attract visitors and disburse information about every community in the Piscataquis County.
Other Chamber Programs & Services:
- Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies
- Tourist Information Center & Member Displays
- Buy Locally Campaign
- Referral Services
- Relocation Packages
- Advertising, Marketing, Promotional & Press Release Opportunities
- Economic Development
- Community Betterment
- Business Assistance & Consulting
- Certificate of Origin Service
- Political Voice of Business
- Leadership, Employee & Business Training & Education
The Piscataquis Chamber of Commerce is excited to offer our members two advertising opportunities on our website! Currently we are averaging 7000 to 8,000 visits per month with expectations of 12,000 visits per month. We want to place your business out in front of our internet visitors.Take a look at our Website Advertising Program Brochure for more information on how you can take part in this program.
Please note - all website advertisements must be submitted in JPEG, GIF (non-animated) or PNG format. Homepage ads should be 300 pixels wide by 250 pixels tall. Member Directory ads should be 172 pixels wide by 100 pixels tall.
How To Join
Businesses can join the Piscataquis Chamber of Commerce for as low as $60 per year, depending on the size of the business. Membership in the chamber is open to any business operating in the following communities: Abbot, Atkinson, Blanchard, Bowerbank, Brownville, Dexter, Dover-Foxcroft, Guilford, Greenville, Medford, Milo, Monson, Parkman, Sangerville, Sebec and Willimantic.
To join, please contact the Piscataquis Chamber of Commerce at (207) 564-7533.
2013 Piscataquis River Valley Guidebook
The Piscataquis Chamber of Commerce has released an updated 2013 Piscataquis River Valley Guidebook. This unique pocket guide contains sixteen pages of information on area attractions, local events, town information, area services and local lodging.
You can download your own copy of the Guidebook (in Adobe PDF format) by clicking here or by clicking on the guidebook thumbnail to the right.
You can also download a copy of our updated Vacation Guide (in Adobe format) by clicking here or by clicking on the vacation guide thumbnail to the right.