It’s a busy summer in the Skowhegan area with RiverFest 2014 coming up July 29– August 3rd. It’s a perfect event for families with six days of events including Moonlight Madness, the Drivers & Duffers Golf Classic, the Rotary Club Lobster Bake and so much more. The event is sponsored by Skowhegan Savings along with Franklin Savings Bank, Redington Fairview General Hospital, Beeline Cable, Bloomfield’s Tavern, Moxie Outdoor Adventures and dozens of other local businesses. The event was born through collaboartion between the SACC, Main Street Skowhegan, the Run of River Project, Skowhegan Parks & Rec and the Town of Skowhegan. Check out the details on the dedicated event page at www.skowheganriverfest.com
Also, don’t miss the $65,000 restoration of the historic Skowhegan Indian icon in Skowhegan. In the coming days we will be releasing information on the unveiling and re-dedication event happening this fall. Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 13 for that event, which will also include an Arts festival in town. More details coming soon on the Indian Restoration link above.
The Skowhegan Area Chamber of Commerce invites you to discover and enjoy the delights of central Maine. The Skowhegan Area Chamber of Commerce is a vital part of our community, actively supporting the commercial, industrial and civic interest of the Town of Skowhegan and the surrounding communities. As an advocate for business, The Chamber helps members to grow and prosper through business exposure, marketing and networking opportunities. The Chamber serves as the voice for local industry, speaking up for business with the government leaders and providing services to promote local commerce. The Chamber takes an active role in the community as well, promoting events, planning activities and coordinating the talents of local business people with issues from economic development to tourism. Whether you’re here to visit or here to stay, the Skowhegan Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to be at your service.
The Skowhegan Area Chamber of Commerce shall promote the business, commercial, manufacturing, and civic interests of the greater Skowhegan Area, striving to make it a prosperous place in which to live.
Get your very own Skowhegan Indian!
The Skowhegan Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce a new fundraising partnership featuring the work of local whittler, Sharon Kimball. The artistry is amazing as Sharon has created three pieces of art for the Skowhegan-lover in your family. The three pieces are various-sized depictions of Bernard Langlais’ iconic masterwork, The Skowhegan Indian. Sharon has created three sized works to scale including a …17-inch, an 11-inch and a 4-inch ornament-sized Indian. The proceeds from the sales of these statues will go towards an evolving maintenance and stewardship account for the Indian to beautify the statue, the area around it and for continued maintenance through the years. Each piece is hand-whittled and unique to the owner of that piece. There is nothing like it around.
The Statues are available through the Skowhegan Chamber of Commerce (we are temporarily located at 60 water street). Call or come by anytime to order yours.
Statues will be available for order at the Skowhegan Celebration of the Arts on September 13, 2014.
We have some on hand and if they need to be ordered the orders are delivered as recieved in a first come first served fashion . As they are hand whittled, there is no automatic production, but the wait is well worth it.
The 17-inch statue price $75
The 11-inch statue price $35
The 4-inch ornament price $10
Don’t miss your chance! To order call 474‑3621 or visit Cory at the Skowhegan Chamber in the municipal parking lot.
In an effort to let businesses and individuals know where they can find support in registering for the new Health Insurance Marketplace we have created this resource list of local contacts ready to help those in our service area
HealthReach Community Health Centers
HealthReach Community Health Centers has four Certified Application Counselors who are trained to assist the public with information and enrollment in the new Health Insurance Marketplace. People without health insurance and those who want to explore new options in Maine will be able to review choices. They will learn if they are eligible for lower costs, compare coverage options side-by-side, and enroll with the help of Certified Application Counselors. They offer unbiased, factual information to help you decide if the Marketplace plans are right for you. HealthReach Community Health Centers is comprised of 11 Federally Qualified Health Centers in Central and Western Maine located in Albion, Bingham, Belgrade, Bethel, Coopers Mills, Kingfield, Livermore Falls, Madison, Rangeley, Richmond and Strong. Established patients as well as the general public may make an appointment at a health center close-to-home for assistance with Marketplace information and registration.