There are four basic services that the Chamber offers its members. The first is providing connections. The Chamber is proactive in promoting member businesses not only to local customers, but to potential customers outside the Androscoggin County area. Member businesses represent over 45,000 employees in Androscoggin County, the single largest area organization to do so.

The Chamber of Commerce is often the first stop for new residents as well as new businesses seeking information about the area. Chamber members are exposed to the potential business opportunities presented by the Chamber’s referrals. The Chamber also hosts career fairs that put businesses in touch with job seekers.

The second service of the Chamber is advocacy. The Androscoggin Chamber of Commerce is active on the legislative front to represent the interests of member businesses and the area as a whole. The Chamber publishes a position paper that outlines what the Chamber stands for and what the Androscoggin area needs to promote and maintain a healthy business climate.

Third, the Chamber promotes the region’s image. Androscoggin County has a lot to offer businesses and residents seeking to settle here. The Chamber is tireless in its efforts to promote the area. Not only does the Chamber promote the area from a business perspective, it also promotes the area through recreational and cultural activities.

The fourth service of the Androscoggin Chamber of Commerce is education promotion. Education is critical to maintaining a healthy business climate. The Chamber is an active supporter of the Junior Achievement program. Junior Achievement offers a variety of learning modules that are conducted in class from grades one through high school. This is the Chamber’s third year with the program and they are currently hosting programs in 15 local schools. The Chamber is also looking for teachers interested in having Junior Achievement presenters in their classroom.

Three years ago The Chamber created YPLAA, the Young Professionals of the Lewiston Auburn Area, a new division which concentrates programming on residents ages 20 to 40. YPLAA is a dynamic organization of almost 400 members devoted to connecting YP’s (young people) to one another, EP’s (established professionals) and civic opportunities in the Lewiston-Auburn area.

Visit, call or write

the Chamber at:

The Business Service Center at KeyBank Plaza

415 Lisbon Street,

PO Box 59

Lewiston, Maine 04243

207-783-2249

www.androscoggincounty.com


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