March 14 Business & Community Expo Returns to Rockport’s Samoset

As our newly merged Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce (PBRCC) began organizing this year’s Business Expo, we decided to expand the focus of the expo and renamed it the PBRCC Business and Community Expo.

The result of this new focus has been to increase the number and diversity of participating businesses and non-profits, offering attendees expanded opportunities to see some of the exciting things that are going on in our Midcoast region.

We’re seeing a lot of excitement around this year’s Expo. We’ve added a new section for non-profits, so in addition to our many great business members who you’ll see, you’ll be able to learn more about programs at our local museums, arts organizations, animal shelters, and community programs in topics as varied as sailing, music, health, education, the environment, and more.

There has been increased interest in the Expo from the business side as well, and we expect the booths to sell out well before the event. From banks and computer companies to real estate, builders, and transportation, there are companies both new and well established. You’ll be able interview an insurance company, buy olive oil or chocolate, and talk to landscapers, painters, and roofers.

We encourage people to attend whether they are residents, business people, or both. The exhibits are so diverse this year, we are confident that everyone will find something they are interested in or a new service they might use. Come and network, come to do business, come to find a business or service, come to learn more about our communities!

Attendance at the Expo is open to the general public and admittance is FREE. A Business After Hours reception, sponsored by the Samoset (cash bar) will be held from 5-7pm.

Computer Solutions of Rockland is the Expo’s lead sponsor this year. Co-sponsors include Eastern Tire & Auto, North Atlantic Painting, Machias Savings Bank, and Philbrook & Associates Bookkeeping. The Loft Sponsor is J&B Diversified Associates.

For more information about the event, visit the expo online at www.mainebusinessshowcase.com