The Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the 50th Annual Awards Dinner set for October 21 at the Point Lookout Resort. Our theme, “Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence” highlights the historic role the Chamber has played in promoting and fostering excellence in the community. We need your help as an Annual Awards Dinner attendee or sponsor to sustain the Chamber’s continued growth and guarantee another 50 years of supporting economic development.
As we look back and mark the accomplishments of this past year and remember the half century of remarkable growth within the greater Belfast area, we’re proud to announce some significant achievements at the Chamber. We added focus to our economic development efforts and have taken the lead in promoting the Belfast area to visitors and for relocation. We’ve extended this to include marketing our excellent quality of place to businesses for relocation or expansion. We continue to add members at a considerable pace, having added 61 members since this time last year. Our new event, The Good Life Fest helped brand Belfast as a community of entrepreneurs and green living, while bringing much-needed funds to our bottom line.
BUT, we’re not done and we need your help!
• Plans for 2010-2011 include extending our promotion of the area as a great place to live and do business to brochures placed in local accommodations and other visitor contact points to encourage business start-ups and relocation.
• Adding a section to our area guide, Belfast Bay Magazine that provides information about starting a business in the region. This entails adding pages and a larger print run, with 5000 copies mailed in-house to select neighborhoods in June to capture the summer resident population.
• Creating and implementing a marketing campaign that requires dedicated marketing dollars.
Help us in our efforts!