Benefits of Chamber Membership

Chamber Member Benefits

The Chamber is a year-round volunteer organization that works to promote the interests of local businesses and the economic well-being of our Community.  It is our intent that each member will realize a tangible return from their participation.  Benefits include:

  • Free representation on our popular website: with map and business description (with thousands of views)
  • Representation on the Downeast Acadia Regional Tourism Board of Directors and the Mount Desert Island Regional Chambers of Commerce Board
  • The opportunity to advertise in the Chamber Map/Brochure with an annual distribution of over 30,000 copies statewide. This brochure is distributed directly to visitors at all of the Maine Welcome Centers on the turnpike and border crossings. It is used locally to orient visitors on the Bar Harbor Ferry, Ellsworth and Bar Harbor Chambers of Commerce, Schoodic Institute’s Rockefeller Building, Thompson Island Information Center, Schoodic Woods and by member businesses
  • Brochure Racks are maintained at Winter Harbor Information Kiosk, Schoodic Marine Center, Franklin Trading Post, Dunbar’s Store and Young’s Market
  • Access to opportunities with Maine Tourism Association include advertising in their Maine Invites You magazine (300,000 copies distributed in 625 locations)
  • Member referral and networking opportunities include our Spring Annual Meeting and a Fall Social
  • Seasonal promotions, fundraising, and community events such as Trade Day, Christmas Shopping Night, and the Lobster Festival
  • Free use of the Chamber’s Information Center in Winter Harbor for rack cards and promotions
  • Growing Number of Facebook Followers
  • Forwarded enews/training from Maine’s Chamber of Commerce, Sunrise Economic Council, Maine Office of Tourism and Maine Tourism Association

Our partnership with Schoodic Scenic ByWays provides a map of area hiking and recreational opportunities to assure that visitors are informed about public areas beyond Acadia National Park.  Together we can support a quality of life for residents and visitors.  Annual scholarships have supported dozens of local high school graduates.

Please consider putting the Chamber to work for your business. 

Please click for SACC Membership & Map Application 2024