Sen. King to hold virtual conversation with Pen Bay Chamber members

Fri, 04/10/2020 - 9:15pm

    ROCKLAND — U.S. Senator Angus King will join members of the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce for a conversation via video conference Wednesday, April 15 at 3 p.m.

    Senator King will open the one-hour session, according to a news release, with updates on support available from the federal government for businesses and their employees in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and will answer questions from participants.

    “Coronavirus is challenging us in new, serious ways — so we need to use every tool at our disposal to support Maine families and businesses,” said Senator Angus King. “I’m looking forward to speaking with members of the Penobscot Bay Chamber and other Chambers across Maine to hear firsthand about the challenges they’re facing and help point them in the right direction for resources. We may not be able to come together in the same room — but nothing can stop Maine people from stepping up to take care of one another. We will get through this, together.”

    “We are most grateful to Senator King for taking the time to speak with our members,” said Tom Peaco, President & CEO of the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce. “Most local businesses are obviously in a difficult place and are seeking updates and information as soon as they become available. We’re pleased to be able to present this free opportunity to our members, as one of a variety of ways we are working to support local businesses and organizations during these unprecedented times.”

    Pre-registration for the virtual conversation with Senator King is required by visiting the Chamber’s website at and clicking on ‘Events’. Questions for the Senator can also be submitted during the registration process. The Chamber is grateful to Eaton Peabody for sponsoring this online event.

    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chamber has been sharing news and resources relevant to members and launched several programs including a series of free relevant video conferences, and a “Who’s Open” listing of businesses and organizations operating under alternate business models.

    Additionally, the Chamber is partnering on initiatives to support local businesses such as the Opportunity Knox local purchasing platform and the Pay It Forward Maine campaign.

    The Chamber has also suspended its requirement for membership to participate in its programs to ensure that the resources of the Chamber are available to all local businesses and organizations during the State of Emergency.

    Information on all support available through the Chamber is available on their website at

    The Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce serves as a primary business conduit for the Camden-Rockland Region, which encompasses 27 municipalities within and surrounding Knox County. The Chamber provides a variety of platforms and opportunities for close to 800 business and non-profit members to promote themselves to residents and visitors to the region. To learn more, visit or call 207-596-0376.