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                                                         CHAMBER
138 Main Street, Suite 101, Saco, ME. 04072
   Tel: 207-282-1567 Fax: 207-282-3149
                                                         NEWS                                 www.biddefordsacochamber.org
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      G O L F A L E R T!!!                                1st Annual
      The 59TH Annual Golf                         Biddeford-Saco Chamber
     Tournament is now sold                        Striped Bass Tournament
   out. All NEW registrants will
    be placed on a waiting list.
                                              When: June 11, 2011
                       June 7, 2011                   5:00am-4:00pm
                        Dunegrass             Where: Saco River, Saco Bay, Biddeford Pool
                     START TIME               Registration Fee: (18—older) Adult $25. Under 18 $10.
                      10:00 A.M               All participants 16 years or older Must Register for a Saltwater Recreational
                                              Fishing Registry www5.informe.org/cgi-bin/online/dmr/swf/index.pl
                    SHOTGUN START

         REGISTER TODAY AS A                  Name (s): _________________________________________________________
              SPONSOR
   Hole Sponsor – No Team – $100              Mailing Address:
   Hole Sponsorship                           __________________________________________________________________
                                              Phone: ________________________Cell Phone: _________________________
   Listing in Event Program/Sponsor Contest
                                              E-Mail:
   Putting Contest Sponsor - $500             ___________________________________________________________________
   Program Acknowledgement
   Listing On All Promotional Material        Cost: (18-Older) Adult $25. (Under 18) $10.
   Cart Sponsor - $500                        Age Group 10>___________ 11-17>__________ 18 or Older>_____________
                                                               10 and under
   Program Acknowledgement
   Listing On All Promotional                 Choose One:      __________________         ______________________
   Player Goodie Bag:                                           Fishing From Shore          Fishing From Boat
   Promotional Items/Tees/Golf Balls/Pens/    Check Enclosed $ __________ Credit Card #
   Etc 175 needed                             __________________________________$_____________ Exp. ____/____/___
                                              Makes check payable to BSCCI Visa/Master Card accepted
   Golf Team Prizes:                          (3) digit code on back of card ____________
   Gift Certificates for (4) players          Zip code of card____________

                                                   MAIL THIS PORTION TO : Biddeford Saco Chamber of
            Call Linda at 282-1567
        to reserve your sponsorship                 Commerce, 138 Main Street, Suite 101, Saco, ME. 04072


    Clocks Ticking         Business After Hours Openings                               Help Your Community by
                           for our 2012 Schedule
                           Call 282-1567 for more details                               Shopping & Doing Your
                           Businesses After Hours                                       Business Transactions
                           Openings Available
                           Mar.8      April 5 April 19 May 3              in the Biddeford-Saco Area Support
                           June 21 July 12 Sept. 27 Oct. 11
                           Nov 8     Nov. 29
                                                                         Your Locals They’re Your Neighbors!!
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                              From the Executive Director
                              While we Red Sox fans agonized over the team’s performance in April, last month sure was a productive
                              one for your Chamber.

                              We began preliminary work to build a new modernized website. I am convinced that our new format and
                              template will be well received by our members, consumers and visitors seeking information about our
                              communities. We will also be able to access the Chamber website from smart phones.

                              We were invited to serve on Saco’s Economic Development Commission and I attended my first meeting.

  Buy Local is chugging along and we held two important Town Hall meetings to update interested participants on year 1 outcomes and
  to get input on strategies for moving forward with year 2.

  I was asked to serve as a judge for the Maine Family Business Awards by the Institute for Family-Owned Business. Fifteen (15)
  companies are in the running. The award will be presented May 16th.

  We began planning a first ever striped bass fishing tournament. It will be held June 11 and 50% of the proceeds will be dedicated to
  growing the Aaron Drisko Memorial Scholarship Program.

  We continue to benefit from outstanding Business After Hours. The host businesses have been doing a wonderful job and attendance
  is great. Tell your employees, bring a friend and network for both business and friendships. Relationships Matter !!

  Our second annual Ladies Night Out was a huge success. The new venue at Rochambeau Club in Biddeford gave us more space for
  venders and ample parking. Attendance was up and spirits were high. We are already talking about next year. We welcome any
  comments and constructive criticism you may have to help us continue to improve this event.

  We participated in a successful ribbon cutting event for Southern Maine Medical Center at their newly renovated facility on Industrial
  Park Road in Saco. The building remodeling was very tasteful and the workspace was made much more efficient. We were
  impressed and very glad to see our local medical facility providing such great services to our community.

  A second ribbon cutting was held at L.A.W. Calibration at North Dam Mill in Biddeford. While you may not recognize the company
  name, you will recognize the fact that Louis Waterhouse, the company president, has his signature on all the gas pumps in Biddeford-
  Saco certifying proper measurement.

    The Chamber participated in a very interesting meeting that included the Commissioners of Education; Community and Economic
    Development, and a senior advisor to the Governor. Representatives from Pratt-Whitney, the Kittery Shipyard, General Dynamics
    and Arundel Machine Tool Co. attended to discuss workforce and education needs. York County Community College attended and
    hosted the event. Will Armitage of Biddeford-Saco Area Economic Development Corporation organized and facilitated the meeting.
    Richard Freund of the Career Center, Lisa Martin of Maine Manufactures Association, Bob Hardison of the Sanford Regional
                                          Economic Growth Council and me from the Biddeford-Saco Chamber rounded out the group.
                                                                       This is a very important issue and I’m proud to be participating.
                                                                       Your Chamber also co-hosted a lender’s forum with BSAEDC.
                                                                       Local commercial lenders were invited to hear presentations from
                                                                       USDA Rural Development Financing, Finance Authority of Maine
                                                                       and the Small Business Administration regarding several different
Where is the Chamber office located?                                   commercial lending programs. We continue to look for opportuni-
 Biddeford-Saco Chamber of Commerce & Industry                         ties to expose entrepreneurs and business folks to new lines of
 is located at 138 Main Street, Saco ME 04072                          capital. In many cases, a reminder of existing programs can be
                                                                       very helpful as well.
When are we here?
Our office hours are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. weekdays.                         I hope everyone is doing well and prospering. We will continue to
Lobby Hours are 5:30 a..-8:30 p.m. 7 days a week                       work tirelessly for you and your businesses.
How can you get in touch with us?
Telephone: 207-282-1567                                                Craig
Email: info@biddefordsacochamber.org
                   Meet Ann Harris from Ann Harris Agency
                   890 Portland Road - Saco, ME 04072
                   Phone: 207-282-1997
                   E-mail: ann.harris@nationwide.com



How did you get started? I actually am a Registered Nurse and worked in the critical care area for over 18 years. I opened my
own Agency – Ann Harris Agency here in Saco in 2006. I felt that this was another way I was able to help and teach people regarding
their insurance needs on a personal or business level from car, farm, commercial and life.
What training did you have? I have my AA, AS, ADN which is related to both science and business. This allowed me to take my
RN exam with critical care and also my Life, Health, Annuity and Property & Casualty exams.
What skills are essential to your job? In my opinion it is the desire to like people and have customer service skills. Maintaining
continued education is very important to keep up with the current market along with communication skills.
What is a typical day on the job like? Never a dull moment that’s for sure! Each day is different because each person and
business is different. We deal with small quick interactions to more complex situations.
What is your favorite part of the job? Having a person or company thank us for helping them understand what they have or need
and seeing the expression on their face when they are relieved. Also, going out to a farm or business and seeing what they do every
day.
What are the greatest challenges? Trying to explain that something is not right even though it is cheaper! I try to get the person to
realize what they might lose if a loss or tragedy occurs. Also gas prices and trying to deal with modern technology!
What advice would you offer to someone interested in a job in the field? I would love to talk with you as I am hiring! Care about
what you do and you need to like to help people.
Any Additional Comments - Stop in, call or email me anytime!
Office - 282-1997 / Cell – 294-2226 / email ann.harris@nationwide.com
                                                                                              Energy Efficiency
                                                                                                 Resources
                                                                                                for Business
                                                                                          High energy costs can finan-
                                                                                          cially handcuff the growth and
                                                                                          prosperity of a business. The
                                                                     cost of fuel is exposing many businesses to the
                                                                     need to become more energy efficient. A great way
                                                                     to identify energy savings in a business is to take
                                                                     advantage of the Business Program at Efficiency
                                                                     Maine.
                                                                     As part of the program, cash incentives are offered
                                                                     to reduce the upfront cost of projects that help a
                                                                     business use electricity more efficiently. Eligible
                                                                     organizations may receive total incentives on
                                                                     qualified lighting, HVAC equipment, energy-
                                                                     efficient motors, system controls, and commercial
                                                                     refrigeration.
                                                                     Any business in Maine may be eligible for financial
                                                                     incentives up to $300,000 per business, per
                                                                     calendar year. According to Efficiency Maine, cash
                                                                     incentives have been provided to more than 3,644

Make People’s United                                                 Maine businesses to help them purchase and
                                                                     install energy-saving equipment since 2003. It is
                                                                     estimated that this equipment has saved those
                                                                     businesses more than $284 million in avoided
Bank part of your                                                    electricity costs.
                                                                     The Efficiency Maine Business Program also offers
                                                                     assistance in securing other incentives and oppor-
business plan.                                                       tunities, education and training, information and
                                                                     guidance for purchase, installation and mainte-
                                                                     nance of energy-efficient electric equipment, and
                                                                     self-survey tools to help businesses identify and
As an SBA preferred lender, we’re ready to put our
                                                                     evaluate electricity savings opportunities.
experience and comprehensive business products to
                                                                     More information can be found online at:
work for you.                                                        www.efficiencymaine.com or by calling
                                                                     1-866-376-2463. The website also includes
Stop by a branch, call, or visit peoples.com and                     eligibility requirements, applications, and a list of
learn how we can help your business today.                           available cash incentives. It may be worth your
                                                                     while to check it out.

                                                                     Taking a few of these simple steps now may
Greater Portland                                                     substantially move a business in the right direction
Cumberland, York, Androscoggin,                                      of efficiency and savings.
and Oxford counties                                                  As always, I can be reached by email at
207-283-3131                                                         SenBarry.Hobbins@legislature.maine.gov or
                                                                     phone at (207) 287-1515.



    2011 People’s United Bank Member FDIC Equal Opportunity Lender
          Chamber Around Town




                                                                             Be on the look out for
                                                                                    Estella!
Breakfast Picture: Linda and Craig starting the day off right with the       You never know where
Hampton Inn's Hot "On the House" Breakfast. Hampton’s breakfast offing         she will be lurking
includes great make your own' waffles and a selection of hot items includ-
ing eggs, omelet's, home fries, bacon and sausage all served in our spacious breakfast area.
Bed Picture: The Hampton Inn's king sized "Clean and Fresh" beds featuring Sealy mattresses
and brilliant white linens washed with Tide and Downy then finished with Bounce. With firm and
feather pillows this bed is so comfortable you probably can’t even see Estella taking a nap.
                                                                          Michael Dukakis Speaks at University of
                          Walk for Autism                                 New England
                            On May 1st, Chamber board member              Former Massachusetts Governor and Presidential
                            Kevin Sheridan and his son Kevin accompa-     candidate Michael Dukakis was the featured speaker
                            nied Chamber Executive Director Craig         at the University of New England’s Portland Campus.
                            Pendleton, his wife Susan, daughter Caity     His talk was on the state of health care in the United
                            Young and granddaughter Olivia in a two       States. Former Maine Governor Angus King intro-
                            mile walk for Autism Awareness. University    duced Gov. Dukakis and UNE President Danielle
                            of New England, a chamber member, hosted      Ripich welcomed all of us and introduced Gov. King.
                            the event on their beautiful campus. An
                            estimated 200 people participated in the
                            event. It was a beautiful day to walk the                                 Estella and I attended a
campus. York County Sheriff’s Department and Biddeford Fire                                           small reception following
Department were on hand to show off a decked out SUV and fire                                         the ceremony. In 1992,
truck:. both were big hits with the children. Emergency contact infor-                                Estella was a student of
mation packets were handed out and families were encouraged to fill                                   Gov. Dukakis while she
them out for quicker response and a knowledge that an autistic child is                               attended Florida Atlantic
in the family. This knowledge will be important if ever there is an                                   University in Boca Raton,
emergency. Craig’s daughter Caity works for Connections for Kids          Florida. She brought photographs and news articles to
and his son Craig works for Sweetser (another wonderful Chamber           show the now 77 year old speaker. And as always, I
member), both organizations care for and educate children diagnosed       enjoyed a candid discussion with Governor King as we
with autism. For more information about autism please visit the Autism    remembered commercial fishing issues we worked on
Society of Maine at www.asmonline.com                                     together.
                                                                                                         On our way out, we
                                                                                                         had the pleasure of
                                                                                                         walking with President
                                                                                                         Ripich to her car as
                                                                                                         we discussed the
                                                                                                         event and UNE’s
                                                                                                         participation in our
                                                                                                         Chamber. All in all, it
                                                                          was a very educational and entertaining event.


                                                                           Volunteers Needed For June 7th, 2011
                                                                                               Golf Tournament



                                                                                Volunteers are needed to ‘spot’ holes
                                                                                           on the course.
                                                                                    Bag Lunch will be supplied.
                                                                                  Come join us for a fun day out!

                                                                                           282-
                                                                             Call Linda at 282-1567 to volunteer on
                                                                                              ,
                                                                               Tuesday June 7 2011 for the hours
                                                                                  between 9:30 am — 4:30 pm
                                       Business
                                      After Hours




                                                                    Biddeford Savings hosted a fantastic event; one could
                                                                                  say it was a home run! . The grill worked its
                                                                                         magic, the members mingled and enjoyed a very
                                                                                         mouth watering Fenway Park Franks & Burgers
                                                                                         along with all of its “fixings”. The hot dogs al-
                                                                    ways seem juicer and the beverages always colder when you're
                                                                    enjoying it with friends.
                                                                    Biddeford Savings is a Maine community bank with a mutual charter
                                                                    and committed to treating customers like owners. As a locally
                                                                    owned Maine bank, Biddeford Savings has played a key role in the
                                                                    success of hundreds of Maine businesses for more than 140 years.
                                                                    Thank you Biddeford Savings for hosting a super event!
                                                                    Biddeford savings Bank Locations:
                                                                                                              Commercial Banking Center
                                                                    254 Main Street       417 Alfred Street   234 Main Street
                                                                    Biddeford, ME 04005   Biddeford, ME 04005
                                                                    (207) 284-5906                            Biddeford, ME 04005
                                                                                          (207) 282-8991
                                                                                                              207-284-5906


                                   Business
                                  After Hours




                                                                         York County FCU
                                                                         York County FCU celebrated
                                                                    Cinco de Mayo with Friends & Members

                                                                    A Mexican spread and cold margaritas, along with the sombrero
                                                                    hats, made for a spicy evening.
                                                                    Our team of Credit Union employees is here for you! Our mission
                                                                    is to enhance our members’ lifestyle goals and dreams by promot-
                                                                    ing savings and the wise use of credit. We are here to provide
                                                                    valuable, convenient, secure financial services to you and your
                                                                    family. Stop by one of our convenient branches today to speak
                                                                    with a Credit Union employee for all of your financial needs.


York County Federal Credit Union Locations: Biddeford Branch 75 Boulder Way Bidd. ME 04005 Tel: 207-571-3500
                                            Saco Branch 477 Main Street Saco, ME 04072 Tel:207-282-2962
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Come One           Business After Hours                                          Come All!

  Appetizers* Refreshments * Door Prizes * 50/50 Raffle * Bring Your Business Cards


 When:       May 19, 2011
 Where: 438 Thornton Academy
 Place: Main Street, Saco
 Time:  From : 5:00–7:00 PM




When:      June 2, 2011
Where: Prudential Prime Properties
Place: 445 Main Street, Saco
Time:  From : 5:00–7:00 PM




When:       June 16, 2011
Where: Dyer Library
Place: 445 Main Street, Saco
Time:  From : 5:00–7:00 PM




            RSVP: Tel: 207 282-1567 Fax: 207 282-3149
                   All members are welcome!
As you drive around town keep your eyes open for Buy Local Banners that are being strategically hung at local
businesses. Our plan is to rotate them around the community to different businesses. The banners, complimented
with our holiday and special event posters are sure to bring attention to your businesses.


Don’t forget- if you are planning to run a special or have a sale, please post it on the buy local website with a coupon.
(www.BiddefordSacoBuyLocal.org)


The steering committee is looking for more participation. We have moved the meetings to the 1st Monday of the month
at 5:30pm. We plan to run a tight ship and get right to business so prompt attendance is asked. Remember only you
as local businesses can really make this program work. Our organizations will work hard to promote our area and get
people to come here, the rest is up to you.


Summer is fast approaching we hope everyone has a prosperous season. Good luck to you all. Please feel free to
contact us if you have ideas as to how the Buy Local Campaign can be of help.
                                    WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

                                    Deja Lett,
                                Realtor & ABR
                             Keller Williams Realty
                                     Office                                                7 Green Street, Biddeford ME. 04005
                                                                                           Tel:# 207-391-1000
                                  207-553-2602                                             Contact: Roland Lawler
                                     Mobile                                                www.xatel.net
                                  207-415-8204                                             Category: Internet/Telephone Services
                                                                 Business Hours:
                             DLett@maine.rr.com                  Mon-Thurs 9:a.-6:pm Fri. 9:am-5:pm
                              www.DejaLett.com
Selling Real Estate and Serving Both the                         XATel is locally owned Biddeford company. XATel offers Land Lines,
                                                                 Unlimited Calling, Broad Band Internet in Biddeford, Saco, Arundel
Buyer & Seller in Southern Maine Since 2003                      and Dayton. Phone $24.99, Phone and Internet $44.99 or Broad
                                                                 Band only $29.95




                                                                 P.O. Box 267, Kennebunk ME. 04043
                                                                 Tel:# 207-985– 4850
                                                                 Contact: Matt Stringer
Hanabi Restaurant                                                www.habitatyorkcounty.org
                                                                 Category: non-profit
15 Pepperell Square, Saco ME. 04072                              Business Hours: Call for appointment
Tel:# 207-391-1000
Contact: Jung Jung                                               Habitat for Humanity York County builds and sells homes to hard-
www.sacosushi.com                                                working people in need of decent and affordable housing. We are
Category: Restaurant                                             an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a
                                                                 non-denominational Christian housing ministry and global home-
Business Hours: Mon.-Fr. 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Lunch)          building movement. Habitat welcomes all people, regardless of race,
                Mon.-Sun. 4:30 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. (Dinner)          religion, ethnicity, or any other difference, to join us and build homes
                                                                 for people in need.
Our Mission is to serve you Creative and Healthy Sushi, we
would also like to introduce you to our fine Korean Cusuine.
We only use the finest and freshest ingredients to bring you a
true experience.
Full Bar available


Maine Special Olympics Flapjack Fundraiser Public Service Announcement:
Enjoy a short stack for a big cause. Come to Applebee's at 550 Alfred Road in Biddeford to help raise money for the Maine Special
Olympics Summer Camp programs. On Saturday, May 14 from 8am until 11am, Applebee's will hold an ALL YOU CAN EAT
Flapjack Fundraiser, with all proceeds benefiting this worthy cause. Tickets are $7 and available by purchasing at Applebee’s in
advance or at the time of the Flapjack Fundraiser at the door.
Each Applebee’s in Northern New England has a goal to raise $1000 to send four LOCAL Special Olympians to a week of summer
camp.
                                        Members and Muffins:
                                        The Chamber proudly welcomed its newest members from the 1st quarter of 2011 at a
                                        breakfast and social meeting on May 3rd.
                                        Each attending member was encouraged to stand and offer their 2 minute introduction and
                                        inform the group as to what their business was and what
                                        connections could be made. Everyone did a great job.

    Chamber staff welcomed the group and discussed the benefits of membership and the various
    networking opportunities. Chamber ambassadors introduced themselves and offered to be of
    service at any time.
    The Chamber extends a warm welcome and gracious Thank You to all our new members.
    Focal Point Garden; Surveillance Specialties; Stone Soup Food Pantry; Big Brothers Big Sisters;
    Normandeau Consulting; Norton Insurance & Financial Services; Sundancer Stained Glass;
    L.A.W. Calibration LLC; Hairworks; Maine Marketing & Design; Northeast Bank; Stathereen Studio; Dallaire Small Group Catering;
    Jackson Hewitt Tax Services; Ambidextrous Landscaping; Hanabi Restaurant; Habitat For Humanity and XATel, LLC


                 Rebecca Harris of Clark Insurance has earned the professional designation of Associate in
                 General Insurance (AINS) from the American Institute for Chartered Property Casualty
                 Underwriters.
                   Harris successfully completed examinations covering insurance principles and ethics in personal and commercial
                  insurance.
    Ann Harris, a resident of Gorham, is a licensed Personal Insurance Agent working in their Saco office.
    Clark Insurance, an employee owned company, is one of the region’s largest independent insurance agencies with offices in
    Portland, Windham, Saco and Manchester, NH. The company represents a wide selection of companies offering insurance
    solutions for business, home, auto, life, health and employee benefits.


                 SafetyWorks!
                 By Senator Nancy Sullivan

                 Ensuring a safe and secure work place is a top priority for most, if not all, businesses. However, not every business
                 knows where to begin or how to ask for help in creating a safe work environment without fear of an investigation or a
                 hefty fine. This can be more evident in small businesses. To address this concern, the Maine Department of Labor
                 offers a free outreach program called “SafetyWorks!”.
SafetyWorks! is specifically designed to reduce job-related injuries, illnesses and deaths. The program is voluntary and completely
free of charge. It is also important to know that the Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA) cannot issue citations or fines
based on the SafetyWorks! findings.
The program serves as a tremendous asset to Maine businesses, particularly small businesses that may not have the staff or exper-
tise to focus on safety regulations. The SafetyWorks! program can help in the following ways:
•    Answer workplace safety and health questions over the telephone or through the online “Ask the Expert” form;
•    Help a business better understand OSHA regulations;
•    Provide training, publications, and videotapes on safety and health topics;
•    Conduct air or noise monitoring; and
Identify hazards and solutions at the workplace.
More information about SafetyWorks! can be found online at: www.safetyworksmaine.com or by phone at: 1-877-SAFE-345.
According to the Maine Department of Labor, SafetyWorks! trains about 8,000 people and consults at nearly 1,000 worksites in Maine
each year. I would strongly encourage any Maine business to check out the program and take advantage of this valuable free
service. Please feel free to contact me at SenNancy.Sullivan@legislature.maine.gov or (207) 287-1515.
  Southern Maine Medical Center Grand Opening
                                                                    The Biddeford-Saco Chamber of Commerce & Industry
                                                                    proudly hosted a Grand Opening/ Ribbon Cutting for our
                                                                    member Southern Maine Medical Center on Tuesday,
                                                                    April 12, 2011
                                                                    With the snip of a pair of scissors the newly renovated and expanded
                                                                    Southern Maine Medical Center (SMMC) Saco Health Center was
                                                                    officially opened. Mayor Roland Michaud joined SMMC President & CEO
                                                                    Edward J. McGeachey, SMMC Board Chair Joan Fink and Biddeford-Saco
                                                                    Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Craig Pendleton to cut the
                                                                    ribbon marking the occasion.
                                                        “Our commitment to Saco is growing along with the needs of our commu-
nity,” said McGeachey. “In just the past twelve months, we have added three family practice physicians and two pediatricians.
Saco residents have told us they want more SMMC PrimeCare doctors close to home, and we listened and have responded in a
big way.”
The Saco Health Center at 13 Industrial Park Road is home to SMMC PrimeCare Family Practice, SMMC PrimeCare Pediatrics, as
well as SMMC lab and x-ray services. In addition, several of the physicians with the Saco Health Center offer manipulative
medicine as a complement to their primary care services. The health center offers convenient early morning hours and all SMMC
PrimeCare patients have access to weekend hours in Biddeford.
The demand for physicians in Saco has not only been impacted by the area’s growth, but also by SMMC’s 2009 initiative to ensure
all patients to the hospital’s emergency department have a primary care physician. Using the emergency department for routine
care does not provide the preventative and coordinated ongoing care that healthcare providers know is best for a patient’s overall
wellbeing, and it increases costs for all of us, explained McGeachey.




                     L.A.W. Calibrations Grand Opening
                                                                      The Biddeford-Saco Chamber of Commerce & Industry
                                                                      proudly hosted a Grand Opening/ Ribbon Cutting for
                                                                      L.A.W. Calibration, LLC on Thursday, April 28, 2011

                                                                      L.A.W. Calibration, LLC was founded in 2010 to provide
                                                                                      companies in Maine an alternative to sending their equipment out of
                                                                                      state and having to pay exorbitant shipping and handling fees, pick-up
                                                                                      and delivery fees, as well as travel fees for technicians to perform
                                                                                      work at a customer's site. We believe that quality calibrations cost
Photo left to right: Doug Sanford, owner of North Dam Mill, Louis Waterhouse          enough already without these fees and we strive to keep our
co-owner of L.A.W. Calibration Rebecca Harris, Chamber Ambassadors; Clark
Insurance, Craig Pendleton, Chamber Executive Director, Joanne Twomey, Biddeford
                                                                                      calibration services affordable for all our customers. Whether the ser-
Mayor, Jane Lombard co-owner of L.A.W. Calibration, James Lombard husband             vices are performed at our laboratory conveniently located at 2 Main
Back row: Stephen E. Halasz, brother, Brian Pelletier, Chamber Director, Gordon Platt St. Suite 17-225 in Biddeford, Maine or at our customer's site we will
Maine Small Business Counselor, Bernice Wood, Chamber Ambassadors; Saco
Biddeford Savings, Richard Grich, Maine Aerospace Alliance
                                                                                      provide a quality calibration at the quoted agreed upon price with no
                                                                                      surprise extras added. We service all of Maine and New Hampshire
                                                                                      performing calibrations at our state-of-the-art facility or at our cus-
  tomer’s site. We strive to provide our customers with a quality calibration at a competitive price with outstanding customer
  service.
  At L.A.W. Calibration we will calibrate any of your precision tools or instruments in our environmentally controlled lab or at your
  site (when possible). We'll even pick up and deliver your items so you stay productive. Quick turnaround time guaranteed!
  Contact us at 207-229-6554 or email us at waterhouse@lawcalibration.com to speak with us about servicing your calibration
  needs or to request a straight forward no surprises quote today.
                                                    LADIES NIGHT OUT EVENT
 Before
Before                                                 on April 28, 2011 was a
                                                          huge success!!!
                                                          Jennifer Plummer
                                                    Winner of the Ambush Makeover
                 After                                           Thank you !!
                                                    Simply You for donating her outfit
                                                                       &
                                                    Bello In Home Salon for doing her
After                                                          hair & make-up
                                                 The Ladies Night Out was the biggest treat
                                                          ever for all of the ladies!
                                                 A huge applause to all of the vendors who
                                                spoiled us all and to the Women for Women
                                                Committee who worked so hard to make this
                                                        night a HUGE success !!!!!!!
                                                         Over 25 Door Prizes were won
                                                  with the Grand Prize going to Renee Messier

                                                Bello In Home Salon is full service traveling salon.
                                                Hydie has a degree in fashion merchandising and is a
                                               cosmetologist. Her career started by offering in home
                                               parties for friends and co-workers, and they absolutely
                                               loved it. After much thought and consideration, she
                                               decided to take those fun girl parties and turn them into a
                                               business and Bello In Home Salon was born. Thank you
                                               very much Hydie for your generous donation of time and
                                               services to this evening’s Ladies Night Out. Your make
                                               over was definitely a WOW factor.

                                               Simply You is "A Downtown Store with an Uptown Flair."
                                               An affordable boutique consisting of ladies fashionable
                                               apparel, dazzling shoes, flashy accessories, jewelry, hand-
                                               bags, fragrances, lotions, sachets, cozy sleepwear and
                                               much much more . We are located on Main Street in Saco,
                                               Maine. Thank you very much Lori for your generous
                                               donation of time and services to this evening’s Ladies
                                               Night Out. The Fashion Show was fun and spatulas.

                   Sponsors of the event are: Biddeford-Saco Chamber *
          Bangor Savings * Saco Biddeford Savings Institution Biddeford Savings
                                  The Biddeford-Saco Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s
                               7th Annual Business-to-Business Expo
                                        "The Largest Networking Event of the Year"
                                            September 21, 2011 from 12-6 P.M.
                    • Concerned about your sales lead production?
                   • Dissatisfied with the exposure you have been able to generate for your company?
                  • Are you sick and tired of cold calling for little or no return?
                 Take action and watch your numbers jump at the Business-to-Business Expo. You’ll
                meet face-to-face with prospects (over 1,000 attendees expected) not to mention the other
             125 + companies exhibiting.
             You will increase business-to-business and/or business-to-consumer lead production.

  Chamber Member Registration & Pricing                              Non-Chamber Members Pricing                        .
  Single Booth 10’ W x 8’ D             $325.00                      Single Booth 10’ W x 8’ D                $450.00
  Single Booth W/Electricity            $375.00                      Single Booth W/Electricity               $500.00

            Booths assigned on a first come, first serve basis, effective upon receipt of check
                            to reserve space. Look who has signed up!!!

Atlantic Pest Solutions                                                                                          34
                                                                41   40    39    38      37       36    35
Bangor Savings Bank
Bath Fitters                                                                                                      33
                                                                42   43    44     45     46       47    48
Biddeford Saco Area Development
Biddeford-Saco Chamber
Biddeford Savings                                                                                                32

Clark Insurance
Club Z! Tutoring                                  1             55   54    53    52      51       50    49       31
Combine Insurance
Dunlap Cabling, Inc,
                                                      2         56   57    58     59     60       61    62       30
Express Events Catering
Fast-teks On Site Computer Services
Furman & Gregory Deptula                              3                                                          29

Insphere Insurance Solution
Insurance Trust                                       4         69   68    67    66      65       64    63
                                                                                                                 28
Jackson Tax Services
Journal Tribune                                       5         70   71    72     73     74       75    76
                                                                                                                 27
Kennebunk Savings Bank
LeBlond’s TV & Sales                                  6
MaineBiz                                                                                                         26
Mainely Media, LLC
                                                      7    83        82    81    80      79       78    77
Moody’s Collision Centers
                                                                                                                 25
Norway Savings Bank                                   8
Ocean Communities FCU                                           84   85    86     87     88       89    90

PC Insurance                                                                                                      24
                                                      9
Party Plus
PeoplesChoice Credit Union                        10                                                             23
Peoples United Bank                                             97   96    95    94      93       92    91
Portland Press Herald                             11                                                             22
Portland Radio Group                                            98   99    100   101     102      103   104
Prudential Prime Properties
                                                  12                                                             21
Ramada
Ray’s Truck Services
                                                                                                                 20
Rolnick Chiropractic Wellness Center
Saco Biddeford Savings Institution                13
                                                                 List Incomplete
                                                                                                                 19
Saco Sport & Fitness                                      Hurry Contact Linda NOW at
Southern Maine Medical Center                     14
Sun Chronicle                                                     207-282-1567                                   18

Sweetser
TD Bank
                                                  15       for booth Space availability                          17

Tim Horton’s                                                                                                      15
York County Community College

				
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