September 25, 2017
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Comments for: Portland chamber loses two of its largest corporate members

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  • Anonymous

    I would not be suprised if they were not embarrassed with the National Chambers  smear campaigmn against  Angus King. My  business will no longer support this orgganization.

    • Anonymous

      I thing you are perhaps reading too much into it. The anti-King effort is being financed by the national Chamber. They are dropping the local Chamber and retaining membership in the State Chamber. Your King connection makes no sense as they are not involved.

      With a thought process as developed as yours I am sure the local group will miss you.

      • Anonymous

        Talktrash did not make a comment that usually results in a post as harsh as yours. His comment was constructive and so was yours. That last sentence should have been reserved for someone way out of line.  The Chamber has lost support in ours state over those ridiculous ads. They will backfire and ultimately hurt Charlie Summers.

        • King actually is a self-serving corporate paranna and Maine does not need him, BUT I agree that the action above had nothing to do with the King ads.  The local Chamber and the State Chamber have disavowed these ads.

          • Anonymous

            I’m looking forward to the debates this fall. I’ve not made up my mind yet-We may all be surprised before this is over. 

        • Anonymous

          Basing his/her business relationships on what the National does is pretty silly. All business is relationships… why would he/she damage local relationships for a political ad?
          It makes me think poster is not a member as is trying to score some political point.

          • Anonymous

            Whether he/she is a member is not the point I made. I just thought talktrash got ripped a little hard for a comment that was not offensive or rude to anyone-just their opinion. Thanks for your comment. Have good weekend!

          • Anonymous

             It is the point I made though. You too!!

        • Anonymous

          Didn’t read the article, huh?

      • Anonymous

        The local Chamber does contribute to the National Chamber, so there is a direct link. If local Chambers will tell the National Chamber that they are being hurt by its political  antics  it may just start listening.

        • Anonymous

           But they are retaining memberships in the State Chapter….

      • All the Chambers are the same!

        They are a bunch of Price Gouging Conspirators of Epic Proportion!

    •  I dunno, I’m more thinking that these two companies already pay lots of money to advertise, and when it comes down to it, that is all the Chamber does. An Ad team from CT or NY gives them more bang for the buck than the Chamber does. The National Chamber smear campaign could of been the straw that broke the camels back tho.

  • Anonymous

    The portland chamber has been on auto pilot for a few years. Their annual trade show is a shell of it’s former self. The basement of the holiday inn?? Seriously. The place needs new leadership and by someone who does not view it as an organization to advance his own business connections and businesses. The best chamber in the state belongs to the midcoast. Creative inclusive of small business and not just chasing the big fish. Hopefully this is a wake up call for portlands board!!

  • Anonymous

    Godfrey Wood is a dinosaur and it’s time for him to head to the tar pit.  The 
    Portland Regional Chamber has become a joke. Their membership will continue to decline unless they get some new members with a vision. Wood is all about self promotion. The political stance taken by the national chamber is a big mistake and Wood, like LePage, is taking his marching orders from the big boys. 

    • Anonymous

      Time to empty the chamber pot.

      • Anonymous

        Very good, Very Very good, LOL.

  • I was a member of the Scarborough Chamber at one time and after one year I left.  I felt that I wasn’t getting anything for the money I paid in membership.  I thought of joining again, and when I looked into it I found that it had been taken over by religious conservatives and decided that is not what I want my business associated with.  I have since found out that several companies have left the Scarborough Chamber for the same reason….

  • Anonymous

    The days of the Chamber of Commerce are reaching an end.  People used to come to town and go to the local Chamber to find out what was available in the area.  Now most use the internet for these functions.  I’m not saying it’s right or wrong, but reality.

  • RedSox04evr

    (“loses two of its LARGEST members)  wow. Just how fat were they?

    • Anonymous

      Have you ever noticed that some of the funniest comments that we make often go over everyone’s head? This did not…that’s funny lol

  • Anonymous

    Scarborough is no longer the headquarters for Hanaford, that has been taken over by Dalaize America, in the Carolinas, they control all the buyers, administration, plant adminsitration, store administration etc.

    • Anonymous

       http://www.delhaizegroup.com/en/Home.aspx

  • SSBA Inc

    Chambers are a joke and do no good service to its members. Same as the SBA and the Small Business Association of America…in fact they support larger industries outside of your local area and hide it behind membership perks.

  • Anonymous

    It’s quite possible that the two largest donors were upset that the local chamber didn’t support what the national branch did.

    Angus is nothing but a flim-flam man, and it will take courageous people such as the National Chamber of Commerce to stand up and be counted against his re-election bid.

  • Anonymous

    Looks like mousy is running them off with his far left agenda.

  • Anonymous

    Looks like a sign of the times, as the economy gets worse there are less contributors, a simple fact of life in the new economy…..

  • Anonymous

    what do you expect? under the constant boot of portland’s overly aggressive regulations and laws, what company wants to do business there?

    Want to set up a food stand? we’ll tell you how, where, and when you can operate it.
    want to sell (insert item here) we’ll tell you where you need to be.

    • Anonymous

       In light of our Presidents recent comments and knowing Portland is a liberal/left area, maybe everyone is waiting for Obama to build their business for them.

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