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Summer Farmers’ Market

08.09.2014

York Gateway Farmers’ Market | SUMMER SCHEDULE

Sponsored by: Summer Farmers Market Sponsor When Pigs Fly

SATURDAYS June 7th through October 11th from 9:00am – 1:00pm
THURSDAYS July 3rd through August 28th from 9:00am – 1:00pm

Farmers_Market_photo_2In the lot behind the Greater York Region Chamber of Commerce
1 Stonewall Lane, York, Maine 03909

Local farmers, specialty food producers and crafters will sell their fresh produce, meats, seafood, baked goods, cheeses, homemade goodies and so much more!

This market takes place rain or shine!

For everyone’s safety & comfort, the market is a smoke-free and pet-free space (except for service animals).

No soliciting or surveying by any political, religious or other special cause groups or individuals is permitted at the market.

NEW THIS YEAR: We’re collecting food donations for the York Food Pantry on Saturdays! The food pantry is able to accept perishable items from our market, which means you can donate produce! For example, come to the market, buy two heads of lettuce, keep one and donate the other – it’s that easy! You’ll find a table & box set up at the market for you to leave items. Food pantry representatives will be by to collect everything at the end of the market.

Oktoberfest

01.09.2014

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The Greater York Region and Ogunquit Chambers of Commerce, with the Maine Office of Tourism, are pleased to announce a variety of events in southern Maine in October.  As well as events and activities made available through individual businesses, and non-profits, the combined chambers are producing community-wide events. Find information on these events, and on everything that is happening in our region in October by clicking into the Oktoberfest website here! Be sure to enter our photo contest to win fabulous prizes!

Harvestfest & Kidsfest

22.06.2014

30th Annual Harvestfest & Kidsfest

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October 18, 2014
9:00am – 5:00pm

Location: Short Sands Beach, York Beach, Maine

This festival includes a variety of activities, live bands and performers (including the Don Campbell Band), bean hole beans, local food vendors, juried crafters and old-fashioned market vendors from all over New England. Harvestfest includes Kidsfest; look for games, a roaming railroad, face painting and horse-drawn wagon rides.

For details please visit our Harvestfest website

Winter Farmers’ Market

06.03.2014

Winter Farmers' Market

2013/14 Winter Farmers’ Market

Every other Saturday from November 23 – March 29
9:00am – 1:00pm

Dates: Nov 23, Dec 7 & 21, 2013; Jan 4 & 18, Feb 1 & 15, Mar 1, 15 & 29, 2014

Inside the American Legion
9 Hannaford Drive, York, Maine 03909

For details please visit our Farmers’ Market website

Member Showcase & April Icebreaker

05.03.2014

April Icebreaker & Member Showcase
Thursday, April 24 from 5:00 – 7:00pm
at the American Legion
9 Hannaford Drive, York, Maine 03909

Participating Chamber Members display their products, services & information. This event is open to the public!

Event information here.

Golf Tournament

Golf Tournament

02.03.2014

The Greater York Region Chamber of Commerce

16th Annual Golf Tournament

Monday, June 9, 2014

(Raindate, if course is closed: August 25)

8:30 am Shot Gun Start / Scramble Format

atThe Ledges Golf Club

Golf Tournament Presented By:

Wiggly Bridge Distillery

 

 Cart Sponsor

         

Tournament theme is

“Let’s Heat It Up”

$20 from each player entry fee will be donated to the 2015 fuel assistance program. The funds will benefit a household located in the Greater York Region.

The More That Play, The More We Will Pay!

BBQ Luncheon and Player Awards Reception at 2:30 pm

Sponsored by The Ledges

Everyone is welcome to play!

Contact the Chamber of Commerce at 207.363.4422 or email stephanie@yorkme.org

Cost: $150 per player, includes your Super Ticket

Super Ticket includes:

  • 1 Grand Prize Raffle Ticket
  • 15 Bucket Raffle Tickets
  • 1 VIP Tent Raffle Ticket
  • 1 Mulligan
  • 1 Play with the Pro—Matt Blasik

Click here for the application

Sign up & pay in full prior to April 1st and receive 1/2 off
one round of golf at the Ledges, to be played anytime after
September 15, 2014. (Must be used before the end of the 2014 season.)

You could win some great prizes!

Join these players & golf with us!

Ballou & Bedell: David Ballou, Eric Andrews, Matthew Chase
Brown’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream: Steve Dunne, Kevin LeConte, John Carmichael, Bill Sickles
Coldwell Banker Yorke Realty Team
CLD Consulting Engineers: JoAnn Fryer, Ryan McCarthy, Dan Dugal
Estes Oil & Propane Team: Mike Estes, Terry Estes, Tom Gray, Rick Maclaughlin
Flagship Press: Jim Bingham, Joel Beers & 2 guests
Kennebunk Savings: Rich Goodenough, Bryan Daley, Mike Pratt, Scott Mountford
Leeward Landing: Rob Werner, Gary Russel, Brian Harrick, Walter Cahill
Nana’s Kids: John Basile, Paul Carrabes, Frank Harris, Paul Wright
Proulx Oil & Propane Player
REMAX Realty One: Bill Conda, Doug Bracy, Garry Dominguez, Steve Engles
SIS Bank Team: Mark Mickeriz, Jim Shirley, Bob Dubois, Blaine Boudreau
Stage Neck Inn: Peter Foster, Dawn Whittemore, Bob Devoid
York Beach Residence Club: Terry Elsemore, Brandon Elsemore, Sarah Rivard, Anthony Gringeri
York Harbor Marine Service: John Lusty, Phil Lusty, Stacy Hoitt, Darren Hoitt
Frode Olsen, Seth Woodcock, Gary Marden, Joe Alvarez
Scott McMurtrie, Tim Dee, Matt Dyo, Nick Wright

Sponsorship Opportunities are still available! Please contact the Chamber to inquire or click here. We need your support!

 Hospitality Tent York Hospital
 Estes Sponsor
10,000 Hole-In-One Sponsor, Lontine Insurance Agency
 Win A Boston Whaler Sponsored By, York Harbor Marine Service
 Banner Sponsors:Kennebunk Savings

Sentry Hill at York Harbor

 Hole Sponsors:

Ballou & Bedell

Chalmers Insurance Group

Coldwell Banker – Yorke Realty

Fox’s Lobster House

Nana’s Kids

PMAC Lending Services

Proulx Oil & Propane

Seaside Vacation Rentals

Stage Neck Inn

Stewart Title Company

The Weekly Sentinel

York Beach Residence Club

York’s Wild Kingdom

Weddings York Maine

Spring Wedding Showcase

07.02.2014

Sunday, March 2, 2014 | 10 am to 2 pm

York Harbor Inn & Stage Neck Inn

York Harbor Inn
480 York St | York Harbor, ME
Stage Neck Inn
8 Stage Neck Rd | York Harbor, ME

 

Mingle with York’s Finest Wedding Professionals for
fresh ideas & inspiration for your wedding celebration!

Call 207-363-4422 for more information

Complimentary admission for future spouses who pre-register.
Please click here and find the blue Register Online button

Complimentary Shuttle Service between the two locations is provided by Regal Limousine ServiceRegal Limousine Service
  • Any attendees (other than the two people getting married) will be charged $5 per person for admission. Please have cash to pay at the door.
  • Grand Raffle Prizes:
    • $3000 off a wedding at Churchill Ranch Weddings
    • Three raffles of $2000 off a wedding at Churchill Ranch Weddings
    • $1,200 off the room fee of any available 2014 date at the Union Bluff Meeting House
      (cannot be used on an previously contracted booking, excludes holiday weekends)
    • $500 raffle towards the room fee for a Sunday through Thursday wedding at Regatta Banquet and Conference Center
    • $500 off Sunday night wedding, 75-100 people, October 2014 – May 2015, at the Stage Neck Inn
  • Fill out a complete registration card at the show and enter to win!
2014 Participating Vendors

Anne Sweeney Photography
Anne Sweeney
Eliot, ME 03909
617-653-1288
www.annesweeneyphotography.com
Photographer

Bill & Bobs Bridal
Peggy or Kevin
Newington, NH 03801
603-436-8080

Blooms Flower Shoppe
Michelle Rose
Wells ME 04090
207-646-0906
www.bloomsflowershoppe.com
Flowers

Cape Neddick Lobster Pound
Melissa Young
Cape Neddick, ME 03902
207-363-5471
www.capeneddick.com
Rehearsal Dinners, Receptions, etc

Churchill Ranch Weddings
Kenny Churchill
York, ME 03909
617-407-6096
www.churchillranchweddings.com
Outdoor Country Facility

Dockside Restaurant
Philip Lusty
York Harbor, ME 03911
207-363-2722
www.dockside-restaurant.com
Wedding Ceremonies, Receptions & Rehearsal Dinners

Fosters Clambakes & Catering
Beth Wilson
York, ME 03909
207-363-3255
www.fostersclambake.com
Banquet facility & Catering

Fred Pappalardo Disc Jockeys
Fred Pappalardo
York, ME 03909
207-363-4018
djfredp.com
Disc Jockey/ Music/ Entertainment

Gosselin Realty Group
David Burgess
York, ME 03909
207-363-2414
www.teamgosselin.com
First time home buyers/ Real Estate/ Mortgages

Inn on the Blues
Joseph Lipton
York Beach, ME 03910
207-351-3221
innontheblues.com
Rehearsal Dinner, Weddings, After Party

Kate’s Designer Delights
Kate Johnston
Kittery ME 03904
207-439-2517
www.kddelights.com
Creative specialty desserts and gourmet baked goods

Patrick McNamara Photography
Patrick McNamara
Cape Neddick, ME 03902
207-363-8474
mcnamaraphoto.com
Photography

Maine to Boston Photo Booth Rental
Jim Curtis
York, ME 03909
207-205-2221
www.m2bphotobooth.com
Photo Booth / Party Rentals

Real Maine Weddings
Christine Parker
Bangor, ME 04401
207-404-5158

Regal Limousine Service
April Butler
North Hampton, NH 03862
603-964-9460 x6612
www.regallimo.com
Transportation

Regatta Banquet and Conference Center
Barbara Valarese
Eliot, ME 03903
207-351-4623
www.regattaroom.com
Banquet Facility

Shane’s Wedding Photography
Shane Corcoran
York ME 03909
(207) 337-1894
www.ShanesWeddingPhotography.com
Wedding, Event & Portrait photographer

Stage Neck Inn
Dawn Whittemore
York Harbor, ME 03911
207-363-3850
www.stageneck.com
Venue

Union Bluff Meeting House
Darlene Yankura
York Beach, ME 03910
207-363-1333
www.unionbluff.com
Banquet Facility

York Flower Shop
Laura Kennedy
York, ME 03909
207-363-5367
www.yorkflowershopmaine.com
Flowers

York Harbor Inn
Paul Gagnon
York Harbor, ME 03911
207-363-5119 x292
www.yorkharborinn.com
Reception/Ceremony

York Shears
Christa Silva
York, ME 03909
207-363-7192
www.yorkshears.weebly.com
Salon

York Trolley Company
Nick Papin
York ME 03909
207-363-7211
www.yorktrolley.com
Transportation

Wedding Officiants

Maine Seals on Wheels
Frankie R. Keefe
Wells, ME 04090
603-496-8831
www.mainesealsonwheels.net
Wedding Officiant

Wes Cook
York, ME
207-363-2476
wescook@maine.rr.com
Wedding Officiant

2014 York Citizen of the Year

07.01.2014

Please help us recognize a deserving citizen who gives their time and talent for the benefit of our community by nominating them for Citizen of the Year. If you have nominated someone in the past – you may re-submit an application – each year many are nominated, but only one person is chosen annually.

The Process:

Selection: The Festival of Lights committee will review all nominations. This committee is comprised of York community members who then choose 5 finalists. These nominations are submitted to the Greater York Region Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors who then make the final decision.

Criteria: Volunteer efforts must benefit the town of York. Nominee does not have to be a resident of York. Chamber Board of Directors are not eligible.

Deadline for nominations is October 1, 2014. Winner will be announced at the Annual Chamber Member Dinner in November 2014. The winner will also be recognized in the official Citizen of the Year press release. The winner will also be the Grand Marshal for the Festival of Lights Parade.

Click here for the Citizen of the Year Nomination 2014 Form.

Questions?  Call Holly Roberts, Director, at 207-363-4422 or email holly@yorkme.org

Chamber Newsletter

17.12.2013

NEWSLETTERS

The Greater York Chamber of Commerce recently transitioned from monthly newsletters to weekly newsletters. As a member you will:

  • Receive a Newsletter via email, featuring topics that impact businesses in the seacoast area, as well as news and information regarding upcoming events. The newsletter typically goes out on Thursdays.
  • Have the opportunity to advertise in a Newsletter:
    • Be a newsletter sponsor. We will place your logo (with a link to your website) on the left sidebar of the newsletter. Cost for four weeks is $75.
    • Place an ad in our monthly newsletter. Space is 4″ x 4″ and can link to a website or flyer. Cost for four weeks is $150. You supply the completed ad to us. (file size no larger than 100KB, file type: png, jpg or gif)
  • Share news and developments regarding your business in the member news section of the newsletter & website. If you send us a copy of your business’s newsletter and it includes a “view as webpage” option, we will include a direct link in our newsletter. If you have a basic press release, simply log in to your account at www.memberlogin.com with your login & password. Scroll down to “Share”, expand that selection, find news releases and click “create”. Any problems? Call Amanda at 207.363.4422.


Click on the links below to download each corresponding Newsletter as a pdf document:

June 27, 2014
June 19, 2014
June 13, 2014
May 23, 2014
May 15, 2014
May 8, 2014
May 1, 2014
April 24, 2014
April 17, 2014
April 10, 2014
April 3, 2014
March 27, 2014
March 20, 2014
March 14, 2014
March 6, 2014
February 27, 2014
February 20, 2014
February 14, 2014
February 6, 2014
January 31, 2014
January 23, 2014
January 16, 2014
January 9, 2014
December 26, 2013
December 19, 2013
December 12, 2013
December 5, 2013
November 29, 2013
November 21, 2013

Previous Monthly Newsletters
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012

 

Holiday Icebreaker & Silent Auction

03.12.2013

Santa HatHoliday Icebreaker & Silent Auction

Graduates

Proceeds will support the Greater York Region scholarship fund.

 

Date – Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Time –  5:00-7:00 pm

Where – Regatta Banquet & Conference Center, Eliot ME

Click here to donate an item

Christmas Trees

Prize Listing

Portrait Sitting – Stonecrop Gallery/La Muse Photography – Value $ 325
www.stonecropgallery.com

Pool & Slumber Party – Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndam – Value $ 185
www.yorkmicrotel.com

Two Tickets to One 2014 Season Show – Ogunquit Playhouse – Value $120
www.ogunquitplayhouse.org
(Excludes Saturday night & Sunday matinee shows)

Guided Harbor Tour by Kayak or Stand-Up Paddle Board – Harbor Adventures – Value $ 120
www.harboradventures.com

Four V.I.P. Passes to York’s Wild Kingdom – Value $ 85
www.yorkzoo.com

Gift Card for a Pumpkin Facial – Modern Priscilla – Value $ 75
www.modernpriscilla.net

Gift Basket of Goodies – Seaside Vacation Rentals – Value $ 75
www.seasiderentals.com

Handmade Pottery Bowl – Ocean Fire Pottery – Value $ 65
www.OceanFirePottery.com

Gift Basket of Goodies from Stonewall Kitchen – The Bank of Maine – Value $ 60
www.thebankofmaine.com

Bird Feeder, Bird Book & Bird Seed – Backyard Birds & Garden Frills – Value $ 57
www.backyardbirdsandgardenfrills.com

2 Steam-less Wine Glasses & Gift Certificate to Georgie’s Home & Garden – Value $ 55
www.facebook.com/#!/GeorgiesHomeGarden

Bracelet with “Nubble Lighthouse Bead” – Bill & Bob’s Bridal – Value $ 50
www.billandbobsbridal.com

Gift Basket of Goodies – Just Write – Value $ 50
www.justwritemaine.com

Basket of Whoopie Pies – Kate’s Designer Delights – Value $ 50
www.facebook.com/katesdesignerdelights

Gift Card to Kittery Trading Post – Value $ 50
www.ktp.com

Gift Card to Kittery Trading Post – Value $ 50
www.ktp.com

Gift Certificate to Ogunquit Lobster Pound – Value $ 50
www.ogunquitlobsterpound.com

Artwork from Stonecrop Gallery/ La Muse Photography – Value $ 50
www.stonecropgallery.com

Gift Certificate to The Clean Bedroom – Value $ 50
www.thecleanbedroom.com

Gift Certificate to The Clean Bedroom – Value $ 50
www.thecleanbedroom.com

Brunch for Two at York Harbor Inn – Value $ 50
www.yorkharborinn.com

Gift Basket of Goodies – Yummies – Value $ 50
www.yummies.com

Handmade Glass Plate – Glasworx – Value $ 45
www.glasworx.com

Crazy Mittens – Maine-ly New Hampshire – Value $ 45
www.maine-lynewhampshire.com

Gift Certificate to The Barn Seafood & Grill – Value $ 30
www.thelobsterbarn.com

A Pair of Kiln Fired Enamel Earrings – Journey Gems – Value $ 28
www.journeygems.net

Gift Certificate to the Bagel Basket – Value $ 25
www.bagelbasketyorkmaine.com

Gift Certificate to Clay Hill Farm – Value $ 25
www.clayhillfarm.com

Gift Certificate to Henry VIII Carvary – Value $ 25
www.facebook.com/HenryViiicarvery

Sweater Friend – Jennifer & May Hoover – Value $ 25

Gift Certificate to Shipyard Brew Pub – Value $ 25
www.shipyardbrewpub.com

Gift Certificate to The Kittery Outlets – Value $ 25
www.thekitteryoutlets.com

Gift Certificate to The Meat House – Value $ 25
www.themeathouse.com

Gift Certificate to Tulsi Indian Restaurant – Value $ 25
www.tulsiindianrestaurant.com

Gift Certificate to Warren’s Lobster House – Value $ 25
www.lobsterhouse.com

2 Bottles of Red Wine – My Wine-y Sister – Value $ 24
www.facebook.com/MyWineySister

Print: “Blue Depths” – Maine Freelance Art – Value $ 20
www.mainefreelanceart.com

Print: “Tranquil Harbor” – Maine Freelance Art – Value $ 20
www.mainefreelanceart.com

Greater York Chamber of Commerce is an equal opportunity organization.