Become a Member

Our mission is to support the marketing, promotional and networking needs
of our business and non-profit members,
and to support the long-term economic health of our region.

Click here to join or renew your membership. 

Being a Member of the Blue Hill Peninsula Chamber of Commerce comes with a number of benefits:

  • Business Listing on a dedicated page on our website
    • Over 41,600 page views from August, 2016-August, 2017
    • Our website averages over 300 views per day
  • Marketing opportunities via News Flash, cooperative advertising, Facebook and our Events Calendar
  • Members’ First referrals
  • Access to the BHPCoC membership list, which currently includes over 180 businesses in our region
  • Display space for your business’ flyers and business cards at our office at 16B South Street, Blue Hill
  • Job opportunities listing on our website, linked to Eastern Maine Community College and University of Maine job boards
  • Promotion of your events via our growing social media presence, business-to-business network and our Events Calendar
  • Opportunities to join a committee or volunteer, share your ideas to help us grow and thrive
  • Opportunities to participate in community and other events to showcase your business or organization
  • Access to opportunities to assist your business or organization (additional fees apply).
    • Become a Sponsorship
    • Chamber website marketing
    • Email blasts for your events or news
  • Our most popular benefit is inclusion in our Area Guide. Currently at a distribution of 9,000 copies, the Guide is a much sought-after resource for tourists, businesses and those looking to relocate to this area, distributed throughout the state of Maine, the United States and internationally, through the Maine Tourism Association, Visit Portland Maine, the Blue Hill Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, other Maine Chambers of Commerce, local businesses and organizations, area rentals and places to stay.

 

Accomplishments in 2017

  • The 2017 Annual Meeting was attended by over 110 members and community members
  • Establishment of Coffee and Conversation on the first Friday of each month
  • Growth of Board of Directors
  • Considerable pay down of old dept from previous years of operation
  • Development of Event Sponsorships
  • Increased use and traffic to social media
    • Facebook
    • Instagram
    • Twitter
  • Cooperative advertising
    • Maine Magazine 48 Hours in Blue Hill
      • Visit in April and multiple posts to Instagram showcasing area businesses
    • DownEast Magazine
    • Portland Magazine
  • Area Guide met with great enthusiasm
    • Nearly all 9000 guides distributed and requests for more coming in daily
  • Developing strategy to drive traffic to the website and Facebook
  • Developing strategy to bring more community/business events to the peninsula

 

Future Events/Opportunities

  • Become a Chamber Sponsor and increase your visibility and community support
  • 2017 Peninsula Harvest Fest (October 14)
  • 2017 Blue Hill Tree Lighting (December 7)
  • Advertising options via the Chamber website
  • New resource pages for members via the Chamber website
  • Kiosk spaces available (for a fee) in the office for more exposure of your business or organization
  • 2018 Annual Membership Meeting and Casino Night (date and location TBD)

It’s exciting to be part of our chamber and we hope that you will continue to join us. Your membership means we can provide you with the services and support you ask for. It also allows us to improve on our advocacy, advertising, and business service efforts.