River Valley Chamber Newsbrief
News from the Chamber in the River Valley area of Maine.
River Valley Chamber of Commerce Newsbrief River Valley Chamber of Commerce Newsbrief Mexico Andover Andover St.,Byron Canton Carthage Dixfield Hanover Mexico Roxbury Rumford 10 Bridge Rumford, ME 04276 � (207) 364-3241 � firstname.lastname@example.org � Peru www.rivervalleychamber.com 10 Bridge St., Rumford, ME 04276 � (207) 364-3241 � email@example.com � www.rivervalleychamber.com Byron Canton Carthage Dixfield Hanover Peru Roxbury Rumford President's message President's message Hello, arm weather has officially the events ways webecome engaged in Bank. And as usual stopping in. The new fee. If you are not ita Chamber member we take pride in are many that to Franklin Savings assist the tourists very affordable dues when you become is what makes up it. We encourage all to come on out and Four Season Guide Book has arrived and and at a very affordable dues fee. If you are arrived and the River Valley offer here in the River Valley know- Chisholm Ski Club was on hand to a member and have a business here a wonderful team. not a member and business we proudly claim, Chamber Let me introduce myself. I am Janet is bursting with support the businesses, volunteers and are so fortunate to "It is a must have," if you are missing have atoday to here in ing that they bring us together today time the race. We in the River Valley Call see the River Valley are the area opportunities. We are Brennick and I am the new president constantly striving organizations in our have and become you live, work or travel inon a River Valleyof networking, ad-area, youit is missing out to make for a stronger tomorrow. For this in your area. The Chamber publishes this guide on a great deal of networking, that you great organization in the out great deal what advertising "part" of the community. Pride to engage you, our members, to grow, of YOUR Chamber for the year ahead. example, the Chamber and the River area, lending support and services to vertising and potential sales through can do to support and potential sales. community is something to appreciate annually and every tourist who walks into network and prosper. I am the assistant branch manager Valley Rotary recently joined together other organizations when necessary. the Chamber. Watch for Peter Perry, this team. Call Pethe Information Center will walk out with and we are proud of you! at Bangor Sav ings personally Rum- to host another exciting 5K race/run A big "thank you" to printed guide. Bank in very excited to be serving Have a voice in ter community. Join I am a Bob Arsenault, Chamber administrator, as he will be yourat the office for ford and I have as the on the boardanother term at Hosmer Field inAdopt-A Spot: perhaps thisand the many other out making visits during the summer more information. y been president for on June 23 and Community Rum- Roger Arsenault our board of directors. Communit leaders at your is example style; volu nteers f rom As always, we strive to be the "must go look forward for the hand and is a of directors for the Chamberto walkingford. This handgreat more yourof the call today to show Ch ishol m's Sk i months so you may see him come in a variety of forms and makes up with you as individuals and and why anyone want that past three years. Born and raised in Riverbusinesses your support through caring for this to spot" support,wouldn't of business lettingvariety is whatSincerely, a wonderful Valley community promoting Club for your continued place you know to stop and visit the beautiful western team. Call today to see what it is that you as together we achieve persona l and spot throughout the season all the while Mexico, I look forward to serving the positive things in the area. assistance and commitment to the what we can do for you! Please let him can do to support this team. Pick up your professional growth. showcasing your business. Wit h t he Ma i ne R iver Va l ley reg ion ? We a re area that I live, love and play in. I am know what your needs application to become a director. Take are! proud newest addition to ourRiver Valley community! to offer one more reason to visit board of directors for this event were open to ideas and would love toevents available now and There are many hear The Elite sponsors comes Sandra Witas and with her comes the Information Center: we have just pride in your community and get involved from you; so pleasethe upcoming months Pinetree Cellular, Bangor Savings It is not too late to join YOUR Cham- Have a voice in your community; join in let me know your to allow for great a wea lt h of k nowledge. If sta r t ing a recently been awarded an automated today. Ba business. thoughts and ideas! showcasing for you and your n k a nd T he Fitch Compa ny ; isber. We have wonderful benefits for ourto be placed in externa l defibrillator board of directors. Community President, River Valley Chamber community garden more your style, Let's take the journey together! Sandra has what you need! our Infor mat ion Center/Cha mber of T he 9t h a n nua l Fr a n k l i n Sav i ngs/ Commerce office. With this addition, we Rumford Rotary & River Valley Chamber With warm weather comestourist season can claim we are a Heart Safe Community! Golf Tournament is back, scheduled for and we are here to welcome our visitors. July 12 at Oakdale Country Club. This It is not too late to join YOUR Chamber. The Rumford Information Center has an President, River Valley Chamber is a great community event and there amazing group of volunteers on hand to Wonderful benefits are available to you W As representatives of the Chamber, w ith Advanced sponsorship from being a Chamber member and at a leaders come in a variety of forms and Janet Brennick Know your neighbor? Glen Craig, Agent 102 Congress Street Rumford, ME 04276 Bus: 207-364-2011 Glen Craig, Agent firstname.lastname@example.org 102 Congress Street Laurieann Milligan Know your neighbor? I'M Rumford, ME 04276 Bus: 207-364-2011 StateFarm THERE email@example.com Advertising Supplement to the Sun Journal, Lewiston, Maine, Wednesday, July 11, 2012 Advertising Supplement to the Sun Journal, Lewiston, Maine, Wednesday, June 8, 2011 THERE I'M � 24 hr. Towing Service � Collision Repair & Painting � Quality Used Cars � Transmission Flushing � Full Service Repair Shop � 24 hr. Towing Service � Collision Repair & Painting � Quality Used Cars � Transmission Flushing � Full Service Repair Shop RTE 2, TOP OF FALLS HILL, RUMFORD 364-3700 � 1-800-270-3701 364-3700 � 1-800-270-3701 StateFarm RTE 2, TOP OF FALLS RIVERRUMFORD HILL, VALLEY CHAMBER NEWSBRIEF river valley chamber newsbrief The history of the River Valley Chamber of Commerce The Chamber was founded in 1912 with one goal in mind: to secure new industries, to enhance and develop industries already here, and to promote and develop the resources of the town and surrounding vicinities. By 1920, 125 businessmen were active members of the Chamber of Commerce. In 1995 the name of the Chamber changed from the Rumford Chamber of Commerce to the River Valley Chamber of Commerce to represent 10 towns: Andover, Byron, Canton, Carthage, Dixfield, Hanover, Mexico, Peru, Roxbury, and Rumford. We are nestled in the mountains of Western Maine where we pride ourselves in being a four-season destination. With our 10-town community area, you will find many interesting shops, places of interest as well as historic sites, beautiful lakes and mountains and small town country charm and hospitality. The River Valley area is a great place to live, work and play. Whether you are planning on passing through or sit- 10-town community, we have everything you are looking for. ting a spell, we hope that you will make us your future vacation From hiking, biking and camping in the lush green forests to destination! We are building a better tomorrow by investing in skiing, snowmobiling or ATVing on our endless scenic trails. our communities today. Surrounded by the Appalachian Mountains and clear blue rivThe River Valley Chamber of Commerce invites you to explore ers and lakes, these 10 towns have something very special to ofthe River Valley, a true four-season destination. Within our fer. The River Valley is truly a four season destination. RV RV VISITOR'S GUIDE iver alley VISITOR'S GUIDE What is the purpose of a Chamber? Business owners in towns and cities form these local societies to advocate on behalf of the business community. An association, of businessmen and businesswomen, designed to promote and protect the interests of its members. There is a national Chamber of Commerce, as well as numerous state and local chambers. Among the benefits members receive are deals and discounts from other Chamber members, listing in a member directory and a variety of other programs and services designed to promote business activity in a region. Chambers of Commerce play an important role in local municipalities in promoting business activity and representing Chamber members. The 2012-2013 River Valley Four The Guide provides informaSeason Visitor's Guides have ar- tion about all 10 towns (town rived at the River Valley Chamoffice phone numbers, adber of Commerce office. These dresses, etc.) in the River Valley are provided to all visitors who area, a map of the area, a calenstop by the Rumford Informadar of the scheduled events RIVER VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE for tion Center. Many of our memthe upcoming year, directory ber businesses will be providof member businesses listed by including theand much more. So ing the Guide to anyone who category, towns comes to their place of busiif you BYRON � CANTON ANDOVER � have a chance to grab a ness. The beautiful brochure Guide, DIXFIELD CARTHAGE � please do so; it is somehas many informative features thing MEXICO � PERU HANOVER � you will find to be a handy that many who live in the area reference tool. ROXBURY � RUMFORD may also find interesting. Four Season Visitor's Guide iver 2012-2013 alley Do You Enjoy Driving? Community Concepts is looking for volunteer drivers! Receive a weekly mileage reimbursement and set your own schedule! Aerie of Eagles RUMFORD Sundays & Tuesdays River Valley Chiropractic Alternative approach to better health for you & your family Specializing in Acupuncture & Sports Injuries Massage Therapy By Appointment BINGO MONDAYS Cribbage Night THURSDAYS Plu Wings & Things s Noel & Don 7 to 10 p.m. Test drive these benefits: � Help those in your community � Earn extra income � Special membership rates at BJ's & AAA � Defensive driving course � Discounts at selected businesses ...and many more benefits! Call Ashley at 795-6073 x2068, or email firstname.lastname@example.org Auto Homeowners Motorcycles Snowmobiles ATV's � Boats Commercial Workers' Comp Medicare Supplements Medicare Part D Life Insurance Disability/Income Protection Long Term Care IRA's � Annuities Advantage Insurance 160 Congress St. Rumford Four Season Visitor's Guide RIVER VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 2012-2013 including the towns ANDOVER � BYRON � CANTON CARTHAGE � DIXFIELD HANOVER � MEXICO � PERU ROXBURY � RUMFORD (207 ) 364-7931 Dr. Gauthama Thompson Weber Insurance Farmington Kingfield 129 Rumford Ave., Rumford � 369-9760 www.foe.com/1248 344 Hancock St., Rumford www.rivervalleydc.com 364-8293 778-3300 www.advantageinsuranceservices.net 2 RIVER VALLEY CHAMBER NEWSBRIEF Advertising Supplement to the Sun Journal, Lewiston, Maine, Wednesday, July 11, 2012 Adopt-A-Spot program T he R i ver Va l le y C h a mber of Commerce, in conjunction w ith the area towns, has put together an Adopt-A-Spot program wherein a business or individual can adopt a spot to beautify/spruce-up and maintain that spot for the spring/ summer season. Once you have c om p l e t e d y ou r c ont r a c t f or maintaining a spot, the Chamber will erect an Adopt-A-Spot sign with your name on it recognizing you or your business as contributing to making the area more attractive for all to enjoy. Stop by the Chamber office today and pick up your AdoptA-Spot application for this season. 2012 Lucky Duck Race winners announced! The Lucky Duck Race was held on July 4th at Bean Brook behind the Rumford Information Center during the 4th of July celebration festivities that took place prior to the fireworks. The lucky winners are: 1st Place: $500 Roger Whitehouse 2nd Place: $250 Jane Perham 3rd Place: $150 Courtney Johnson Sponsored by: River Valley Chamber of Commerce or dates Four season Guide: or dates four Season Guide: or 2011 Anotherchamber or 2012 another Chamber calendar needed for the Information Center calendar is the purpose of a Chamber of Commerce? Volunteers benefit What benefit eld ngs will r Valley ould like to haveup for the 2011 produces the River Valley Directory Four Seasons Guide mmerce is gearing all towns and r all towns and organizationsplace in dates of events taking submit annually. Over 10,000 are published and produces the e As you know, the River Valley Chamber of Commerce distributed ide Book,The Four published for that is Season Guide throughout the seven State Information Centers in Maine, ce in 2011. River Valley Directory - Four Seasons Guide annually. Over 10,000 are on State Information tourists, the the Rumford distributed throughoutand seven State Information ven Centers to aid Centers to aid published and Information Center the in relocation packets. ter, and forfor re-location packets re-location packets If your in Maine, the Rumford Information Center and in placed an n Center, and Centers business or organization has previously relocation out has a section for events ad in ouryour business or organization has previously placed an ad in Draft Checking a section for events taking place in packets.�IfShareCommerce is your voice, leading The River Valley Chamber guidebook, weyou arelike to welcome you back to of Per Check Fee would a new, potential advertiser No r Valley do so again this would like to welcome you back to do so again this the year. area throughout the our guidebook, we year. If No Season Guide, promotes events throughyour business youprofessional growth and prosperity you we in theto are a new, potential advertiser in thelike to give Four Monthly Fees year. If No Minimum Balance Fee we would Four Season Guide, the you and their Utilize these advertising tools opportunity to take opportunity toof this great affordable mericathrough their website, free would like to give you the advantage take advantage of this great vents � Online Banking 776. tools today byhere in the Western Mountains of avenue. It's events for 2012 to the Chamber. advertising avenue. affordable advertising Maine. ing submitting your eworks, CU Anywhere the Chamber at 364-3241. the er. For more information, call Callthe Chamber office today andand findmoremore about this the Chamber office today find out out about this great Call � Direct Deposit k Dr. Peter up your Four great marketing tool. If picked up your Four Season Everett marketing tool. If you haven't you haven't picked C. Guide 2010, � Debit Card our business advertised on the Seasonthe Rumford Information Center today and get yours. It's a the Rumford Information stop by Guide 2011-2012 stop by Dr. Linda T.G. Cameron k ber office located inside the Center today and getfor any business great advertising avenue � E-Statements great advertising avenue yours. It's a or organization. ter and pick up your paperwork for any business or organization. FinalJanet Aug for ad Dr. deadline ness advertised on the Kiosk, stop by � Surcharge Free he the Rumford Information Center office at 364-3241 and your and deadline for submission for the 2012-2013 Guide will be payment ad and payment submission is February 25, 2011. Final de ATM Network February 25, 2012. ay. You can also call the office at 364www.riversiderealty.org � Free Credit Score exico be sent to you. Spaces are work will Ca n you give four hours a Business one or two days day, possiblyowners in towns and cities form these activity and representing Chamber members. hought local societies Rumford a week? If so, theto advocate on behalf of the At least at the local level, Chamber of Commerce make a business community. members often meet to discuss and attempt to Information Center needs you. 04276. shape policy that relates to the business and greatly MeetA chamber is an association, of businessmen tourists from all over the overall economic environment. world; give them information and businesswomen, designed to promote and protect beaut if u l, of its about our the interests R iver members. There is Members also receive the distinction of being hanks. a area. The only criteria Valley national Chamber of Commerce, as well as a preferred local vendor, as well as listing on ord the numerous meeting people various municipal websites and literature. is that you likestate and local chambers. we have a nd Among nowledgeable of receive are deals A chamber is composed of any number of various a re k the benefits members the area.discounts from please and If interested, other Chamber members, voluntar y organizations of business f irms, stop listing inChamber directory and a variety of public officials, professional people, and publicby the a member office at 10other programs and services designed to promote spirited citizens. Chambers' primary interest Bridge St. in Rumford is in publicizing, promoting, and developing and business activity in a region. fill out an application. T h e Chambers ofrCommerce play an important role commercial and industrial opportunities in their Cha mbe of f ice is local area, and usually also community schools, located inside the Rumford in local municipalities in promoting business streets, housing, and of Commerce is gearing up for As you know, the River Valleypublic works. of Commerce Chamber Information Center. Attend and host a Business After Hours One of the Chamber benefits is a social-networking tool called Business After Hours. Mission Statement: S DYERS Businesses a nd orga nizations who a re Chamber members schedule a two-hour social gathering at their place of business and invite the Chamber membership to attend. Light appetizers are often served. ?pairs 64 Main Street, Mexico 364-7606 Sales � Service � Repairs ystems iver Valley Chamber-of Computers Phone Systems e, leading you and your SundaysTVs Tuesdays & - Tracfones Electronic Toys l growth and prosperity y, May 11, 2011 Mountains of Maine. Aerie of Eagles RUMFORD BINGO 152 River Road No Monthly Fees Chiropractic No (Rte 2) Mexico Minimum Balance Fee � Online Banking river valley 369-0100 River Valley Alternative � Direct Deposit Oxford Federal Credit Union The Fee Free Way � Share 1-800-991-9219 Draft Checking No Per Check Fee ofcu.org 56 Franklin Street Rumford, ME 3 364-4491 has to offer without seeing it firsthand. The Chamber supplies the invitations and the mailing labels of the Chamber members for the hosting business/organization to use for this gathering. The Chamber also publicizes the upcoming Business After Hours in its At this social-networking gathering, the Weekly Events Bulletin that goes out to all business/organization hosting the event Chamber members and on its website. We gets to showcase their products in a relaxing are here to assist you through this process; atmosphere while networking with other our goal along with yours is for a successful businesses which in turn keeps business outcome. local and offers more for the residents in our communities. Interested or looking for more information? Call the Chamber office today! As always, it is You will be pleasantly surprised how many our goal to serve the needs of the businesses people do not realize all that a business here in the River Valley. chamber newsbrief CU Anywhere Advertising Supplement to the Sun Journal, Lewiston, Maine, Wednesday, July 11, 2012 approach to better MONDAYS health for you & your family � Debit Card Dr. Peter C. Everett Dr. Linda T.G. 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