Chamber Breakfast is held on the second Thursday of each month at major meeting
venues throughout the L/A area. The breakfast always features a speaker of public/business
interest, introduction of approximately ten new members, and exhibits by 4-6 Chamber
members. At this monthly breakfast you can feel the energy that is propelling the
L/A area to lead the state of Maine in new developments. Average attendance is 215-275
members per month.
Business After Hours
Business After Hours is generally held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on the third Thursday
of the month at a different Chamber member every month. This is a networking and
social event at which chamber members and guests make key contacts to grow their
businesses and organizations. Average attendance is 150-200 people per month.
Chamber Seminars & Brown Bags
Chamber seminars are held at least monthly at the Business Service Center on
topics of interest to Chamber members. Seminar topics have included sales techniques,
customer service, marketing, technology issues. Topics are chosen based on the results
of member surveys and the seminars are offered at a nominal cost to members. Attendance
is usually 25-40 members.
Brown Bag seminars are held at least monthly at Noon in the Business Service
Center. These programs are offered free and are on topics identified by Chamber
members. Attendance is usually 15-25 members.
Chamber Annual Meeting
The annual meeting is The Chamber's premiere event held annually at the end of
January. It features the annual report to members and the prestigious Chamber awards
for business excellence, community service, public service, business support, and
business education partnerships. The annual meeting is always sold out, with attendance
of 450 members.
Not Your Normal Formal
Not Your Normal Formal is the Chamber's annual "big" social event, featuring
a special and different theme each year, a world class auction, and several cash
prizes of up to $5,000. The great annual party is held the first week in May for
the first 200 couples to purchase tickets.
Collaborative Programs with other Organizations
Business-To-Business Trade Show
The Androscoggin Business to Business Trade Show is held in the second week in
June. It is held at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee and features 200 exhibits, a special
kick-off breakfast at Bates College and a festive Business After Hours at the Colisee.
The show draws an attendance of approximately 3000 people and exhibit space is always
sold out weeks in advance
The Adopt-a-Spot program is a cooperative effort of the Androscoggin County Chamber
of Commerce, the City of Lewiston, and the City of Auburn. The program is designed
to promote beautification as well as a sense of pride within Androscoggin County.