You are Invited

to the

Wiscasset Area Chamber of Commerce

9th Annual Dinner


Thursday, February 6, 2020


The Montsweag Farm Restaurant

 942 US Route 1, Woolwich


Cocktails and Hors d’Oeuvres at 5:30pm

Meeting at 6:15pm

Dinner Buffet at 6:30pm

(Baked Stuffed Haddock, Chicken Marsala, Prime-Rib Carving Station,

Salad, Baked Potato Bar, & Vegetable Medley. Dessert & Coffee.

Dietary options available upon request)


Live  Pie Auction with David Sawyer 7:35pm

Tickets $50~ Reservations Required

Please contact the chamber for any questions or requests –


to register:

Program Manager’s Corner: Are Relationships Really Important?
Ken Bloch, Program Manager
If you have been around a while, you may have noticed that some government purchases are not advertised. You may have also heard your PTAC Counselor talk about small business subcontracting opportunities. Being positioned to take advantage of each of these situations can be dependent on how well you build relationships.
When a Federal buyer is looking for that 3rd bid in order to buy $20,000 worth of the things you sell, will they have your name? Will they know that you are a reputable, capable and motivated company? Or will someone else’s company get a shot at that unadvertised opportunity?
When that fortune 500 defense contractor is looking for a woman-owned small business partner that can deliver for them on the next generation “widget”, will their Small Business Liaison Officer (SBLO) know about your hard-charging, competitive firm?
Both opportunities are better for you as a small business owner if the people that need the help know who you are. And the only way they will know it is if you spend the time to build those relationships. Obviously, in any kind of government procurement, you have to be capable and qualified, but sometimes they have to also know who you are. Maine PTAC can help you with that.
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Thursday, April 26th
9:30am – 11:30am
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Save the Date:  📌Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 5:30pm    (Snow date March 21) ⛄

What::  A Recipe Auction🎤 and 🍽 Dinner 🪕🎶

Winter 🧣fundraiser to support Wiscasset Feed Our Scholars, Food Backpack Program🍎🥣🍝

Sponsored by:  The St. Philip’s Episcopal and Congregational Churches.  ✝️

Place:  St. Philip’s at 12 Hodge St, Wiscasset .  🌲

After we enjoy a nice meal, conversation, and light entertainment, the recipes for each dish will be auctioned.  So, bring your special, tasty culinary masterpiece and its recipe!  OR, come enjoy dinner (donations welcome), and then participate in the Auction.  A nice evening with good company for a great cause—providing food to local students for their weekend meals.

Contact:  Gretchen Burleigh-Johnson.    207 882-7184

Coastal Maine Cuts

Tiffany Dauphin and Chantel Jacobs opened their doors at 106 Main St. in Wiscasset, December 5.

They are a barber shop for women, men and children, no appointment necessary. With an emphasis on family, they have a homey room with leather sofas, streaming videos and video games, and plenty of room  for kids to play.

Visit their Facebook page and website for more information

Photo credit: Gina Hamilton

Winter Fun at Hidden Valley Nature Center


Anyone looking for ways to enjoy the snowy winter need venture no further than Midcoast Conservancy’s Hidden Valley Nature Center in Jefferson for a multitude of options. Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and fat tire biking are all on the list of events there in the upcoming weeks. Trails at HVNC are groomed and open daily; Midcoast members are free and non-members pay a $5 day-use fee.

Currently in session, the Youth Cross-country Ski Clinic is offered Saturday mornings from 9:30-11 am until February 8th. Kids ages 5-14 get fun and professional instruction in ski skills and take to the nearly-30 miles of trails at HVNC. An adult X-C ski clinic will be offered on Sundays, February 9th and 16th; ski rentals will be available for all adult participants.

Also in February, two Family Days at HVNC will give people a chance to ski or take some of Midcoast Conservancy’s fat tire bikes out on the trails. Staff will be on hand to offer basic instruction and advice on trails to explore. Monday, February 17th, families are encouraged to come ski HVNC; skis will be available. Tuesday, February 18th, the fat bike fleet will be ready for riders; helmets will be provided to those who don’t have their own. Registration is suggested for both events to ensure that equipment is available; go to to sign up.

Saturdays in February, from 12-4 pm, gear will be available for use at HVNC on a first come first served basis. Rent skis, snowshoes or bikes by the hour and take to the trails for a winter adventure.

And finally, everyone is encouraged to put their ski, snowshoe or fat bike skills to the test at the annual winter Biathlon at HVNC on Saturday, February 29th, from 8:30 am to 2 pm.  All ages and abilities can have fun in the snow, taking laps around the 1k course between turns on the paintball rifle range. Rifle safety instruction is provided for all racers, four-person teams are welcome, and creative costumes could garner an award at the end of the racing day! Fire pits will be blazing, and chili and cocoa will be available to warm people up from the inside. Register at