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JumpStartME

JumpStartME

JumpstartME is a new program, designed to expand the business and economic growth in the Downtown Lewiston business district. The winner of the JumpstartME prize competition will receive a prize package that includes the following: Free rent at 120 Lisbon Street, a...

Auburn Celebrates Opening of The Holy Donut with Ribbon Cutting

Auburn Celebrates Opening of The Holy Donut with Ribbon Cutting

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for the new Holy Donut location in Auburn on Tuesday, April 20. Auburn Mayor Jason J. Levesque was joined by the City of Auburn Director of Business & Community Development Glen Holmes, LA Metro Chamber President + CEO Shanna...

Available Scholarships for Adult Learners + Local Students

Available Scholarships for Adult Learners + Local Students

The Chamber Foundation values the role we have in supporting learners across the county and views the awarding of scholarships as one key contribution to supporting a workforce for businesses in the region. We are proud to introduce a common application that makes it...

NEW COVID-19 Testing Site to Open in LA

NEW COVID-19 Testing Site to Open in LA

Beginning Friday, November 13, 2020, community members of the greater LA area will have access to free COVID-19 testing at a new drive-thru location at the Downtown Auburn Transportation Center. We are grateful to our 60+ members and community partners who supported...

LA Metro region launches a colorful face covering campaign

LA Metro region launches a colorful face covering campaign

The business community of the LA region has a new, colorful campaign highlighting the importance of wearing face coverings to ensure customers and employees feel safe, and the area's businesses stay open.  The clear messaging and bright personas were developed by LA...

Reopening: Your business, Your Chamber

Reopening: Your business, Your Chamber

Key Resources and Our Approach Last Friday, late in the afternoon, the Mills administration announced the Rural Reopening Plan. This announcement was on the heels of the expanded testing announcement, made the day before. The major takeaway- 12 of our 16 counties...

PART 2: PIVOTING TO THE NEXT NORMAL

PART 2: PIVOTING TO THE NEXT NORMAL

The past week has brought conflicting messages about a move towards reponening- if not normal- with an extension of the Maine state of civil emergency (now through May 15) and a plan for opening up America. As our workers file for unemployment in record numbers, many...