CHAMBER NEWS www.biddefordsacochamber.org
138 Main Street, Suite 101, Saco, ME. 04072
THE CHAMBER IS Annual Golf Tournament Results
FUNTOWN / SPLASHTOWN
1st Low Gross: 57 1st Low Net: 49.5
FOXWOODS CASINO Biddeford-Saco Rotary Bangor Savings Bank
Where is the Chamber office located?
The Biddeford-Saco Chamber of
Commerce & Industry office is located at
138 Main Street, Suite 101 Saco ME 2nd Low Gross: 57 2nd Low Net: 48.8
04072 (Train Station) Amato’s Sandwich Shop A-1 Cab Service
When are we here?
Our office hours 8am - 5pm wk. days.
Lobby Hours 5:30am-8:30pm
7 days a week
How can you get in touch with us?
By phone : 207-282-1567.
email@example.com 3rd Low Gross: 58
Craig Pendleton:, Executive Director Northeast Delta Dental 3rd Low Net: 49.9
Linda Houy: Office Manager Thanks to all our team players, team sponsors, hole sponsors, gift donors,
firstname.lastname@example.org major sponsors, volunteers, Dutch Elm Golf Course and Lucky Loggers
Estella Papassavas: Administrative Landing Caterers. We had a tremendous turn-out, great golfing weather
Assistant and another successful event for the Chamber.
email@example.com Mark your calendar NOW for next year’s Chamber Golf Tournament!
June 7, 2011 Continued on page 10.
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CHAMBER RECEIVES GREAT EXPOSURE .
May was a busy month. The Chamber sponsored two evenings of gubernatorial forums,
May 18 and 19. I was disappointed in the turnout but I won’t let it distract from the fact that
the Chamber positioned itself to provide a great opportunity for the business community to
meet the candidates for Governor one-on-one. We gave the membership first crack at
attending and then opened it up to the public when it was clear there would be plenty of
room. The totals from survey’s completed by attendees on the second evening showed a
near perfect score in all categories ranging from forum content to Chamber representa-
tives professionalism. During the May 19th event, candidate Les Otten walked over and
commented that our questions were “the most thoughtful and thought-through they had
faced during the entire campaign”
I have had the privilege of introducing
candidates, Libby Mitchell, Rosa Scarcelli, and
Eliot Cutler to Biddeford Saco businesses and
citizens. Now that the primary is over, I will
extend the offer again to the winners to serve as
a liaison between candidates and our communi-
ties. Biddeford-Saco can and will play a signifi-
cant role in choosing our next Governor, Sena-
tors and Representatives.
June 8th, The Chamber held is 58th Annual Golf Tournament. What a beautiful day. And what a great turnout with
35 Teams, 51 Hole sponsors, great volunteers and yet another opportunity to encourage friendships and network-
ing. This was my first tournament and so we added my attendance by greeting all teams on hole #12 a par 3 with
a warm welcome and a photo. Then what was supposed to happen was I would hit an extra ball and help the
teams by getting my ball closer to the pin then any of them did. Well let’s just say it was fun, the photos came out
great and I better be a better ED than I am a golfer !
On June 10, I attended my first Business After Hours. Many thanks to all of you that have held and are scheduled
to hold these events. I had been told by staff that it would be a lot of fun and it sure lived up to the billing.
Prudential Prime Properties was a great host.
Immediately following, I attended the ground breaking ceremony for the new Saco Fire Station. Although it was
wet and dreary, nothing could put a damper on the pride that could be felt when the city officials dug their first
shovelfuls of dirt. Some of you may know, my uncle Kenneth Pendleton served as Fire Chief of Saco for many
years and now his sons Ken and David serve as firefighters too. David attended the ceremony and I spoke to him
and we both agree – Chief Pendleton would be very proud and happy.
As we head into the mid summer season, hopefully Mother Nature will look favorably on Biddeford-Saco by bring-
ing warm sunshine for growing, for playing, to bring tourists and shed a positive light on the area.
I encourage our business members to inform us of specials, sales, discounts, events and any item that we can
promote on your behalf. Remember to use our Newsletter inserts to your benefit and just a friendly reminder that
we have lowered our rates on the advertising on the big screen TV in the train station lobby. Both of these
opportunities give you great exposure.
Good luck and great business to all of you. Have a great 4th of July.
Business After Hours
May 20, 2010
546 Elm Street Biddeford, ME 04005
Tel: 207– 284-4519
The Business After Hours was held on May 20 at Genest Landscaping & Masonry Center in Biddeford. It was
energizing to watch everybody go wild over all the back yard displays .
Do you want to create the outdoor living space you have always dreamed about? Genest’s has everything you need to
build a beautiful patio, pathway, wall, driveway , and even ponds and fireplaces. Browse their website
www.genestconcrete.com under product search and take a tour of our photo gallery to find what you need or inspire
new ideas. Whether you're looking for Do-It-Yourself advice or you're selecting products for your landscaper to install,
your solution is just a click away.
50/50 winner was Gordon Platt, and Door Prize Winners were Mary Smith, Jodie Bissonnette, Lynn Dehetre, Michael
Manos, Lori Boucouvalas, Lisa Ouellette, Dan Bellemare and Bonita Pothier
June 10, 2010
445 Main Street, Saco Me 04072
Business After Hours held at Prudential Prime Properties in Saco had a great showing .
They provided great company, lots of networking, several door prizes and delicious food.
50/50 winner was Leo Menard, and Door Prize Winners were John Houy, Jonathan Masker, Rod Coomer, Walter
Buczacz, Terry Roy, Don Grenier, James LeBlond, Michael Roberge and Valerie Desrochers.
Prudential Prime Properties has more than 30 agents selling real estate in the Southern Maine towns of Biddeford,
Saco, Old Orchard Beach, Arundel, Dayton and Scarborough. We are the leader in local real estate sales. If you are
looking to sell your home, come and see Prudential Prime Properties for the best service. When you are looking to buy
investment, foreclosure or shortsale properties, Prudential Prime Properties agents are experienced in helping search
the market. When it is time to sell our office will market your property through the internet, social sites and newspapers
to get your home sold for the best possible price. Call 207-282-7552 for assistance in your real estate needs.
July 2010 Page 5
6TH ANNUAL BUSINESS EXPO
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
12:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.
At SportsZone, 400 North St. Saco
FIRST COME FIRST SERVE
Chamber Member Pricing Non-Member Pricing
Single Booth 10’ W x 8’ D $300.00 Single Booth 10’ W x 8’ D $425.00
Single Booth W/Electricity $350.00 Single Booth W/Electricity $475.00
SET UP TIME IS 8:00 AM – 11:30 AM WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 22, 2010. BREAKDOWN 6PM
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NOW to Biddeford-Saco Chamber of
Commerce, 138 Main Street, Suite 101 2 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 30
Saco ME. 04072 to reserve a booth. 3 29
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Cell Phone#: _______________________________________ Phone 207-282-1567 * Fax 207-282-3149
Transaction Resources Inc. (TRI) Beech Ridge Motor Speedway
New County Road, Dayton ME 04005 70 Holmes Road
Contact: Deborah Cote Scarborough ME 04074
207-499-7180 Contact: Andrew Cusack
Business Classification: Credit Card Services 207-885-0111
Business Hours: By Appointment www.beechridge.com
www.transactionresources.com Business Classification: Motor Speedway
Business Hours: See website for schedule www.beechridge.com
Transaction Resources, Inc. (TRI) provides merchant
payment processing solutions to all types of businesses Beech Ridge is a third-mile asphalt oval raceway that is renowned
throughout Maine. We have a local representative in Maine across the nation as a leader in the short track racing field. It’s a
with over 25 years experience in the industry who brings legendary speedway with a modern flair for great family entertain-
significant value in providing the best solutions to merchants ment. It has won Speedway Illustrated “Best Weekly Show” award
with superior local "hands on" service including on-site as well as NASCAR’s awards for “Outstanding Event Operation”
installations and training. and “Best Short Track Refreshment Foods”.
Local Business Saves the Day
Chamber Note: Following
the unfortunate and
untimely closing of Alphie’s
on Main Street Saco,
wondered how they would
get their Prom or Wedding
Tuxedos. Lori Irving seized
the opportunity and provided a timely service by pick-
ing up the tuxedo lines from Alphie’s and hired Carla
Foran, former Alphie’s employee to help meet
customer’s needs. Congratulations Lori !
Lori Irving, owner of Simply You and Simply You Too
stores in Saco, ME has opened her doors to the
demand for menswear. "We're starting with small
collections of Brighton belts, wallets, Forsyth of
Canada neckties, and a Custom Fit Dress Shirt
program is in the works. “If women are getting all dolled
up for events, men should too!" says Lori. Tuxedo and
suit rentals have been a huge success, mainly because
the quality and proper fit is their priority. For anyone
who wants to enjoy the convenience of shopping
locally, stop in to Simply You Too at 199 Main Street,
where men's rental prices range from $79.99 to
July 2010 Page 7
The Chef & The
367 Alfred Street, Biddeford ME Biddeford Goodwill Store & Donation Center
04005 5 Points Shopping Center, Biddeford ME 04005
Contact: David Glidden Contact: Jennifer Kamrath 207-282-1998
207-282-9035 Business Classification: Non-Profit
Business Classification: Catering Business Hours: Monday - Saturday 9:00 am- 8:00 pm
Business Hours: By Appointment Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
We provide healthy alternatives to your average ca- Goodwill Industries of Northern New England has a 77-year
tered event and take out food. Specializing in re- history of providing innovative services that help individuals with
stricted diets such as vegan, vegetarian, no gluten and disabilities or other barriers achieve social and economic inde-
low glycemic. Custom prepared from local organic pendence. Goodwill supports individuals through our develop-
foods in all of our catered events and “Healthy Cuisine ment disability services, deaf services and brain injury pro-
To Go”. Cooked with creativity & passion. With over grams. We also provide job training and placement for job seek-
28 years of experience, Chef Dave can create menus ers of all ages, including AmeriCorps volunteers and low income
to suit any taste and budget. Our “Healthy Cuisine To older workers.
Go” is designed for those without the time to plan, shop Last year, Goodwill helped over 58,000 individuals with educa-
and cook everyday, providing from one meal to entire tion, job training, and support services so they can become inde-
meal subscriptions. Fully licensed and insured for pendent self-supporting citizens. Our programs are funded by
offsite liquor service as well. revenue from our 26 retail stores, grants, fees, and financial
gifts. Please visit www.goodwillnne.org for more information.
Maureen Glidden, LMT Maine Buck Nuts Factory
(License Massage Therapist)
and Buck’s Ice Cream
411 Alfred Street, Biddeford ME 04005
Contact: Maureen Glidden 207-468-2205 Shoppe
294 Main Street, Saco ME 04072
Business Classification: Massage Therapist Contact: Sheila Speckin
Business Hours: By Appointment 207-423-2854
Business Classification: Restaurant
Maureen promises you will feel better then you have in Business Hours: Tues- Sat 11 am- 8pm -Sun. Noon - 5pm
a long time if you got a massage today! I work with www.mainebucknuts.com
clients that experience a lot of stress and chronic pain
(caused from stress, injury or repetitive motion). I use Kim Knight & Sheila Speckin have been making delicious
Swedish, Deep Tissue, Orthopedic Message and frosted nuts for the last 3 years and are "wicked excited" to offer
Massage Cupping techniques. You will find my space our customers the experience of watching how we make our
very comfortable and relaxing, I give a complimentary yummy treats! Delicious blends of premium nuts are delicately
Hot Moisturizing Foot Treatment and I plan each flavored. Stop in to watch the frosting process & sample our
session to address your specific needs for the day. flavored nuts as well as a variety of Maine Made products!
I provide 30 and 40 minute sessions to just work on
problematic areas and the price is kinder to your Our Ice Cream Shoppe offers both hard and soft serve ice
budget! Of course, you are welcome to book for 60 cream featuring Shaker Pond Ice Cream and a wide variety of
or 90 minutes as well. I accept credit cards, and have sundays, shakes & toppings. Come and enjoy our locally made
day and evening appointments, and I offer a discount ice cream in an old fashioned; whimsical setting! We also offer
on your first one hour appointment. Please call if you fresh squeezed lemonade, specialty coffee & espresso.
have any questions about how a massage can help
you manage your stress and chronic pain.
National Tooling & Machining
Association (NTMA) Moving to New
Announces 2009 Safety Awards Location
Nonesuch Books & Cards, currently located in the Saco Valley
Shopping Center, will be relocating its store to The Shops at Biddeford
Crossing Mall this August.
Nonesuch Books will be taking over most of the current Fashion Bug
space and expanding their current operations from 4,000 sq. ft. to
5,400 sq. ft. Nonesuch Books & Cards is a locally owned and
operated company and also operates a store in Mill Creek South
Safety Award recipients (left to right): Marty Arsenault, Howard Tool Co, Portland. Nonesuch Books & Cards is a full service bookseller with
Patrick Shrader, Arundel Machine Tool Co. and Michael Tamasi, Boston new books, used books, discount remaindered books, children’s
educational products, Hallmark greeting cards, and giftware for all
seasons and everyday.
NTMA’s Boston Chapter is pleased to announce that four
members have been recognized for their safe workplaces. “This relocation will allow us to significantly expand our product mix,
Each year, NTMA acknowledges those members whose reach the broader York County market, and give us a fantastic
companies had Zero (0) OSHA recordable injuries and location”, commented Jon Platt, one of the owners. “Shopping patterns
illness for the prior calendar year. have changed significantly over the past 10 years and we need to
BTMA members receiving 2009 Safety Awards are: keep pace with our customers expectations. We feel our store will not
only compliment the current retailers in the center but also become a
Arundel Machine Tool Co., 20 Technology Dr. Arundel ME draw for both readers and Hallmark greeting card customers through-
Boston Centerless, 11 Presidential Way, Woburn MA out the region”.
Howard Tool Co., 547 Odlin Road, Bangor ME
Palmer Machine Co., North Road, Conway NH The staff of the current Saco store will be relocating to Biddeford, and
the company expects to do some hiring for the new store. “ Our staff
Congratulations to Chamber member: has always been our greatest asset, we have a number of individual
Arundel Machine Tool Co.
staff members with over 25-30 years in the book business. This depth
gives us the ability to offer the expertise and high service levels our
customers are accustomed to”.
Nonesuch anticipates opening the store in mid August and is planning
a Grand Opening sometime in September.
For additional information contact Jon Platt 883-1281
Would you like to be an Ambassador?
Volunteer for the Biddeford-Saco
Chamber of Commerce.
Giving back can be very good for you.
Giving, receiving, giving back. It's a life cycle that motivates and
maintains life in our community. Please consider volunteering with the
Chamber of Commerce.
If you would like to volunteer your time, please call the office at
Ambassadors are an extension of the Chamber and serve as “friendly”
contacts. We have the ability to assist in the growth of the community
by extending our hand to new members and each other.
We’re The Welcoming Committee!
July 2010 Page 9
On May 19th over 100
people attended the
Chamber of Commerce
& Industry breakfast.
Attendees gathered to
listen to four owners of
the mill district tell their story and discuss their
John Tarbox led off the morning as the owner of the Bugbee Brown
Mill. His plans include affordable space for small manufacturers and
storage space as well as retail facilities
Kevin Mattson, owner of Saco Island was equally upbeat about the
growth of the mill area. Saco Island recently secured a new tenant
named T4G, a Canadian firm which will bring even more life to the
2010 Business After Hours Saco Island building. Kevin joked that he negotiated himself right out
of his own office space in order to give T4G space it desired.
August 19 - Ramada
September 2 - Bens Flooring & Design Nathan Szanton, owner of The Mill at Saco Falls brought with him
some very interesting photographs and drawings of the plans for his
September 16 - Monarch Center of Saco
mill. The Mill at Saco Falls will be refurbished into housing units. The
October 7 - Comfort Suites Biddeford grounds will be beautiful. And it will continue to add to the revitaliza-
October 21 - Saco Biddeford Savings Inst. tion efforts.
November 4 - Norway Savings Bank
Doug Sanford, owner of North Dam Mill was equally excited about the
November 18 - Hampton Inn opportunities arising from the rebirth of the mill buildings. Doug and
December 9 - Smith Elliott, Smith & Garmey staff announced their intention to purchase the West Point Stevens
mill facility increasing his current available square footage from
400,000 to 1.2 million. North Dam Mill currently houses over 60 small
The Chamber thanked the guest speakers with a certificate of
appreciation and encouraged them all to keep up the great work of
building our communities.
Photo left to right: Phil Fearon, Chamber Board of Director; Doug Sanford, North Dam
Mill; John Tarbox, Bugbee Brown Mill; Kevin Mattson, Saco Island LLC ; and Nathan
Szanton, The Mills at Saco Falls; Craig Pendleton, Executive Director, Biddeford-
Saco Chamber of Commerce
Chamber’s Golf Tournament
The Golf Committee & Board of Directors along with the Staff of the Biddeford
Saco Chamber of Commerce & Industry, would like to extend our thanks for
your generous contribution to this year’s 58th Annual Golf Tournament.
This year’s Golf Tournament was a huge success because of the strong
commitment from our members and the community.
Thank you to:
Bangor Savings Bank; Saco Biddeford Savings Institution; Kennebunk Savings Bank;
Biddeford Savings; TD Bank; Southern Maine Medical Center; PeoplesChoice Credit Union
Smith Elliott Smith & Garmey; University of New England; Allen Insurance Financial; Amato’s Sandwich Shop; Biddeford Saco
Area Economic Development Corporation; H & D Title Company; Maine Bank & Trust; Norway Savings Bank, Northeast Delta
Dental; NR Brothers; Prexar; Ina’s Home & Commercial Cleaning; Landmark Title Company; Gorham Savings Bank; Mainely
Media LLC; Paquin & Carroll Insurance; A-1 Cab Services; Thornton Academy; Worthing & Going; PM Construction; Beaupre
Fuels; Deering Lumber; Haley’s Metal Shop; Journal Tribune; Rousseau Insurance; York County Federal Credit Union; Biddeford
Painting; T.J. s. Pizza; Maine Energy Recovery; Brown Fox Printing; Patriot Subaru; Clark Insurance; Prudential Prime Properties;
Winterhaven Assisted Living; Green Tree Consultants; Dargis & Busby; UNUM; Peter Bishop RBC Wealth Management; Golden
Rooster Restaurant ;Carl A. Goodwin; Biddeford Saco Country Club; Dunegrass Golf Resort; Dutch Elm Golf Club; Little Caesars
Pizza; Lucky Loggers Landing; Michaud Distributors; National Distributors; Coca Cola Distributors; Nonesuch River Golf Club;
Poland Spring Water; Wormwoods Restaurant; Captain’s Galley Restaurant; Point Sebago Golf Club; Jimmy The Greek’s
Restaurant; Dickinson‘s Candy; Longhorn Steakhouse; Acapello Salon & Spa; St Andre Health Care
To Our Great Golf Committee and Wonderful
Volunteers – Thank You!
Sharon Binette/Mainely Media; Chuck Bates/General
Dynamics; Elaine Friedman / Biddeford Savings
Bank; Bobbie Manning/ Journal Tribune; Dennis
Anglea, Denco; Faith Smith/Norway Savings; Tommy
Darhower, Corey Creteau, Patriot Subaru; Krista
Thurlow, Bonney Staffing Services; Andrew Scherer,
Hampton Inn; Chris Jacques, Allen Insurance
Financial; Francine Cram, Kennebunk Savings
Bank; Michelle Clark, Send Out Cards and Peter
Cairns, Ramada @ Saco Plaza
Volunteers: Sue Lessard, Barbara Jacques, Betsy
Boudreau, Biddeford Savings; Chris Murray; & Judy
Wilson & Sybly Coobs, Smith Elliott Smith &
Garmey; Renee Fahie, Michele Tanguay/ Bangor
Savings; Cindy Cote-Dubois , Prudential Prime
Properties; Helene Plourde, Kennebunk Savings
Bank; Kathy Prior-Vaz; Prime Motor Group;
Nadine DeSilva, Saco Spirit
A Special Thank You to Lucky Loggers Caterers for
all the extras they did to make our tournament
Thank you Dutch Elm Golf Course and their
wonderful staff for all your hard work.
July 2010 Page 11
Advertise A Grand Opening was held at Little
Joey’s Famous New York Pizza & Wild
in the Wings located at 47 Main Street
Chamber’s Stop in and welcome Jeremy to our great
community and while your there try their
famous pizza & wild wings.
Newsletter Photo left to right: Craig Pendleton, Executive
Director of the Biddeford-Saco Chamber;
Mon-Thurs 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday - Sat - 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Jeremy Roche, Owner; Dan Colby Chair of the
Biddeford-Saco Chamber Board, Biddeford Sunday 12 :00 pm - 7;00 pm
Savings Bank; Andrew Scherer, Chamber Tel: 207-286-9200
Chamber News ad Charges Ambassador, Hampton Inn
Black & White (YMCA) Northern York County
1/8 Page – $ 75.00 Community Child Care Center
Celebrates their Grand Opening
1/4 Page – $110.00 with the Biddeford-Saco Chamber
and the Kennebunk/Kennebunkport
1/2 Page – $195.00 Chamber. The Child Care center is
Full Page – $295.00 located at 1 Enterprise Drive
Biddeford, ME 04005
Bus. Card – $49.00 Tel: 207-283-3788
The Northern York County YMCA, Community Child Care Center is made up of
Inserts- $100.00 five classrooms serving children between the ages of 6wks to 5 years. Each
(you provide 550 inserts) classroom has a lead teacher and an assistant teacher who work together to
provide a safe and nurturing place to learn and grow. Every classroom has a
schedule to follow and lesson plans are done weekly based on the children’s
needs and interests. Using the “Creative Curriculum” as a guide we maintain a
Colored portfolio on every child and use classroom observations to track the individual
1/8 Page – $ 90.00 growth of each child. Parent - Teacher conferences are offered twice a year offi-
cially but teachers are always willing to meet with parents at other times during
1/4 Page – $155.00 the year. Children participate in a variety of classroom activities, that try to bal-
ance all areas of development, as well as outdoor time and swimming for our two
1/2 Page – $295.00 oldest groups.
Full Page – $395.00 Photo left to right: Marty the Moose, Mascot, Ocean Communities Federal Credit Union;
Jim Fitzgerald, Interim Executive Director, Kennebunk-Kennebunkport Chamber of
Bus. Card – $69.00 Commerce; Kerry Jamieson, Program Director, YMCA Community Childcare Center;
Becky Harkema, CEO, Northern York County Family YMCA; Dan Colby, Board Chairman
of Biddeford-Saco Chamber of Commerce and also Board member, Northern York County
TO ORDER AD SPACE Family YMCA; Bill Sipperly, Board member, Northern York County Family YMCA; Craig
Pendleton, Executive Director, Biddeford-Saco Chamber of Commerce
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