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Business news June 30


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Restaurant opening, art exhibit

DAMARISCOTTA —  Savory Maine will exhibit the paintings of Polly Steadman through July 31 in conjunction with the grand opening of the restaurant on Water Street. An opening reception will be held 3-6 p.m. Sunday, June 26.

Membership drive

UNION — The Union Area Chamber of Commerce announced its annual Membership Drive.  “Currently we have more than 100 member businesses in our all-volunteer chamber, and we are continuing to grow. We are a chamber whose members pride themselves on doing business with other chamber members. This makes it a terrific networking opportunity, particularly for those businesses who are not solely focused on tourism,” said Erica Morton, chamber president. “We offer group advertising rates in local newspapers, member use of our bulk mailing permit, ability to participate in our annual Christmas in the Country holiday mailing, as well as inclusion in our very popular Map and Guide.”

For more information about the Union Area Chamber of Commerce visit or contact Erica Morton at  785-3044 or

New store

BELFAST — City Drawers, a store that sells underwear for the entire family, has opened for business at 105 Main St. Dee Bielenberg is the store owner. For more information, call 338-9980 or visit

‘Marketing the Nonprofit’ workshop

BELFAST — The University of Maine Hutchinson Center’s Nonprofit Certificate Management program will offer the workshop ‘Marketing the Nonprofit’ 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, July 8. The workshop will present strategies for public outreach and promotional planning for nonprofit organizations. Emphasis will be placed on developing a media relations program and understanding advertising, market research and other communication tools. The workshop will be conducted by Dr. Frank Burtnett, a veteran educator and nonprofit organization executive. The cost for each one-day workshop is $150.

To register for the marketing workshop or for the grant-writing workshop, contact Nancy Boyington at the Hutchinson Center at 338-8002, toll free 800-753-9044 or

Sailing event sponsor

CAMDEN — The organizers of the new Penobscot Bay Rendezvous announced that the Allen Agency has become a sponsor for the event.

“We are pleased to partner with Wayfarer Marine and Lyman-Morse as a sponsor of this exciting new event,” said Gil Fifield, president of Allen Insurance and Financial.

Both yards are planning for as many as 100 sail and powerboats and more than 1,000 people who will attend the event Aug. 18-21. The Rendezvous will begin in Thomaston and go to Rockland and Camden. Registration is now open.

The event will feature sailing, an opening night barbecue and fireworks at Lyman-Morse, cocktails at the Camden Yacht Club, an outdoor movie, photo contests, a surf-and-turf dinner dance at Wayfarer Marine, awards ceremony, and tours of each boatyard.

To register for the Penobscot Bay Rendezvous, visit

Children’s book

UNITY — North Country Press announced recently the release of “Inland: The True Story of a North Atlantic Humpback Whale,” a children’s book by Lisa Capone. For more information, call 948-2208 or email

Book for children

WALDOBORO — Goose River Press announced recently the publication of “The Galloping Horses of Willowbrook,” a story for children by Judith Thyng and Jean Flahive of South Portland. For more information, call 832-6665 or email

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