Businesses: it’s time to go back to school

CAMDEN: A core mission of the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce is connecting our members with opportunities to stay up-to-date with the latest in a variety of business disciplines, to enhance existing skills, to learn new skills, and to boost their bottom line. As part of that mission the Chamber announced today that it’s two April Success Express Seminars will cover time management and boosting sales through customer service.

First, on April 19 small business consultant Jean Belair of JR Belair & Co of Camden will conduct his noted “Time Management 101” seminar from 8-9am at the Lighthouse Museum on Park Drive in Rockland. Then on April 26 Bruce Wildes of the LMC Group of Cumberland will discuss working with simple technology and other methods of increasing customer loyalty through targeted customer service from 8-9am at the Lord Camden Inn on Main Street in Camden.

Sponsored by Bangor Savings Bank with support from Allen Insurance & Financial, the Success Express Workshop Series offers programs to help businesses improve their performance in key areas and kick their business up to the next level. Sales, marketing, and business development professionals as well as entrepreneurs who want to sharpen their skills will find real value in these interactive workshops. These programs are designed to provide local businesses with the information and resources needed to help increase sales, enhance productivity, and improve the bottom line. Chamber members pay $5 per session; non-members $10. Light refreshments will be provided.

Industry experts share their knowledge, conduct open discussions, and hold question-and-answer sessions. Workshops are intense 60- to 90-minute sessions with clearly defined goals for maximum impact. The main focus will be on the skills and information required for success in small business settings, although much of the programming is also be relevant to employees of larger for-profit operations and non-profits of all sizes also. 

For more information about the seminar series, contact the Chamber’s Membership Service Managers, Karen Brace in the Camden office at 236-4404 or or Robin McIntosh in the Rockland office at 596-0376 or For more information on the Chamber visit them online at