Mark your calendars for September 18th and 19th!
Take advantage of the continuing EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION prices!
Contact Cherri at the Chamber Office today!
Phone: 207.364.3241
Email: [email protected]
The Chamber is located at 10 Bridge Street in Rumford.

Ask them about the Chamber

Congratulations to the newly elected 1st and 2nd Vice Presidents: Laurieann Milligan of Med-Care Ambulance and Jessica Nichols of Brian’s Bistro, respectively. It’s great to have you on the Executive Board! (Photos attached)


Cheryl Dickson President Erik Designs
Catherine Johnson Treasurer Hope Association
Brian Arsenault Member at Large Community Energy
Lauieann Milligan 1st Vice Med Care Ambulance
Jessica Nichols 2nd Vice Brian’s Bistro
Debbie Dorr Franklin Savings Bank
Jim Brown Western Maine Insurance
Gauthama Thompson River Valley Chiropractic
Jennifer Warriner Community Concepts
Sherry Milligan Carrabassett Spring Water
Philip Mills Rumford Group Homes
Jennifer Kreckel Kaynor & Kreckel
Yvonne Allen Sun Journal
Barbara Belanger Rumford Hospital
Ron McHugh Oxford County Mental Health
Debi Hutchins Canton Water District
Kathy Hutchins Town of Canton
Anthony DeIulio Riverside Realty


The Board of Directors is a team of local business people that is dedicated to their communities. The Chamber is committed to the growth and prosperity of The River Valley.

Stash of Cash
The River Valley Chamber of Commerce is excited to bring you Stash of Cash 2009! Buy your $5 ticket today and have multiple chances to win during the month of November! Each weekday we will draw a winning ticket for $50 a day with a $200 wild card one day per week. This is a great fundraiser for businesses and non-profits. You can purchase 20 tickets for $50 and in turn sell each of your tickets for a profit of $2.50. This is completely legal and so much fun!!
Tickets may be purchased at the following locations:
Curves in Mexico
All That Jazz in Rumford
The Rumford Information Center/Chamber Office
Rumford Senior Citizens
Any of our Directors can also assist you in purchasing tickets.


Community News:

The Rumford Information Center recently held their quarterly meeting. (photo attached)

Pictured here in the Front Row: Marcia Barkey, Annie Russell, Doris Gamble, Bonnie Bulger, Megan McLean and Jane Peterson; Back Row: Nina Gallant, Ann Welch, Wanda Howard, Peg Conroy, Allan Gallant, Curtis Bolduc, Jon Holmes and Ron Russell
Absent from photo are: Bizz Carignan, Linda French, Ann & Reggie Lapointe, Hope Association and Frank Bulger.

Every 3 months we hold a meeting to bring our new and veteran “Ambassadors” up to date on current happenings, organization of the information at hand and to honor them for a job well done. These people that represent our River Valley and the Rumford Information Center truly are Ambassadors to our area!
They have great knowledge to share with the visitors that come through here.
In the past month, we’ve seen an average of 20 visitors a day from all over the world! Come in for a visit, speak French with Bizz and really get to know the Ambassadors that represent you!

The Information Center is open 7 days a week from 9-5 from May through the end of October.

Wine, Cheese, Let’s talk Chamber Please!
August 17th, 5-7pm @ Brian’s Bistro
$5 per person will get you a complimentary glass of wine and cheese. Bring your business partners, learn about The Chamber and meet the Board of Directors!


Business After Hours

On July 18th, the Roxbury ATV Riders Club held their Annual Toy Run and combined it with a Chamber Business After Hours.
Pictured here, is Roxbury ATV Rider President Mike Worthley’s grandson getting everyone in the spirit of giving; while WVAC recorded this great family event. The Club recorded that they raised enough money to give each of their charities $750 in cash plus toys that were collected that day.

The Club’s next event will be the HOPE Association Ride on August 15th. Please visit www.roxburyatvridersclub.com for more information.


Chamber Membership

You can join The Chamber throughout the year! Join us today and let the networking begin!
We are half way through 2009, why not join now for ½ price and see what The Chamber can do for you!
This is an exciting time for the Chamber, we are growing with new members and helping new businesses and expanding businesses celebrate their success with events like Ribbon Cuttings and Business After Hours events. This is where you can meet, network, acquire prizes, gifts, products, and discounts; and learn about local businesses.

Chamber membership comes with many benefits. Becoming a member of the Chamber is the first step in increasing area knowledge of your business and service. Our membership has access to exclusive benefits and it is your responsibility to take advantage of these opportunities and make your membership work for you.
For information on becoming a Chamber member, call Cherri at 364-3241 or email [email protected]

Calendar of Events
Please note the following on every Monday throughout the year (excluding September 1st and October 13 – holidays):

Rumford Rotary Meeting
Hope Assoc. Bldg., 2nd floor
12:00 Noon

Please note: every 2nd Tuesday of the month (excluding December, July and holidays)
River Valley Chamber of Commerce Meeting
Brian’s Bistro
7:30am
All Chamber members are welcome! Call Cherri to confirm meeting venue and time.

August 8: Peak-a-Week Club; East Bald Pate (Grafton Notch) 2.2 Mile Loop

August 12:Peak-a-Week Club; Speckled Mt. (Peru) 1.3 Miles to Summit

August 15: Roxbury ATV Riders; HOPE Ride; FMI visit: www.roxburyatvridersclub.com

August 17: Wine & Cheese Social @ Brian’s Bistro from 5-7pm

August 19: Peak-a-Week Club; Black Mt. (Peru) 1.3 miles to Summit

August 21-23:Great Falls Balloon Festival Paddle Launch; FMI call 782-2302


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