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River Valley Chamber of Commerce Newsbrief

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Andover Dixfield Hanover Mexico • Peru Roxbury Rumford 10 Bridge St.,Byron Rumford,Canton ME 04276 •Carthage (207) 364-3241 • info@rivervalleychamber.com www.rivervalleychamber.com 10 Bridge St., Rumford, ME 04276 • (207) 364-3241 • info@rivervalleychamber.com • www.rivervalleychamber.com

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We are constantly striving Brennick and I am the new president to make for a stronger tomorrow. For have this great organization in the publishes out on a great deal of networking, adwhat it is that you on a great deal of networking, advertising this guide “part” of the community. Pride in your area. The Chamber 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 Bank in RumHave a voice in your Join I am personally very excited to beanother serving exciting 5K race/run A big “thank you” toa printed to host Bob Arsenault, Chamber administrator, as he will be ter atcommunity. the office for guide. ford and I have as been the board ourthe board of directors. Communit y the on president for another term and Community thisand the many other out making visits during on June 23 at Hosmer Field inAdopt-A Rum- Spot: Rogerperhaps Arsenault summer more information. As ishol always, we Sk strive to be the go see leaders in a variety of forms and lookChamber forward to walking handThis and hand is more yourof style; today to show of directors for the for the ford. is a great example the call volu nteers f rom Ch m’s i months so“must you may him come at your makes up a wonderful you as raised individuals and businesses your support through caring for this to spot” and why wouldn’t anyone want that variety is whatSincerely, past three years.with Born and in River Valley community promoting Club for your continued support, place of business letting 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 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 playgrowth. in. I am community! knowreason what your needs application are! proud to offer one more to visit to become a director. Take newest addition to ourRiver boardValley of directors The Elite sponsors for this event were open to ideas and would toevents hear available There arelove many now and the Information Center: we have just pride in your community and get involved comes Sandra Witas and with her comes Pinetree Cellular, Bangor Savings It is not too late to join YOUR ChamHave a voice in your community; join from you; so please let me know your in the upcoming months to allow for great a wea lt h of k nowledge. If sta r t ing a recently been awarded an automated today. Ba n k a nd T he Fitch Compa ny ; isber. Weyour have wonderful benefits for ourtoboard of directors. Community President, River Valley Chamber thoughts and ideas! showcasing for you and your business. externa l defibrillator be placed in community garden more 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

Janet Brennick

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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.

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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.

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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 for RIVER VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE tion Center. Many of our memthe upcoming year, directory ber businesses will be providof member businesses listed by including theand towns ing the Guide to anyone who category, much more. So comes to their place of busiif you have a chance to grab a ANDOVER • BYRON • CANTON ness. The beautiful brochure Guide, do so; it is someCARTHAGE • please DIXFIELD has many informative features thing will find to be a handy HANOVER • you MEXICO • PERU that many who live in the area reference tool. ROXBURY • RUMFORD may also find interesting.

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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.

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2012 Lucky Duck Race winners announced!

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.

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

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2nd Place: $250 Jane Perham 3rd Place: $150 Courtney Johnson Sponsored by: River Valley Chamber of Commerce

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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.

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