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Chamber Benefits & Leadership

Eastport invites you to join us and enjoy these
benefits of Chamber membership

Join the Eastport Area Chamber of Commerce (EACC), the 2nd oldest chamber in Maine, est. 1918.  Our mission is to develop and support the Eastport area business community - and in turn create and promote a healthy community in which to live.  


Rayett Cooper, President  (207 Maine Gifts)
Michael Morse, Vice President (Eastport Breakwater Gallery)

Susan Ronga, Secretary (DownEast Creations)
Donna Murphy, Treasurer  (Friend of the Chamber)


Tessa Ftorek-Chaffey (Friend of the Chamber)

Carol Gordon (Full Fathom Five Gallery)

Jeanne Peacock (Friend of the Chamber)

Benefits of Membership:


Public Information and Promotion: 

  • Listing on the website at, and including links, photos, descriptions, event and promotional information about your business.

  • EACC Facebook page with over 2,000 friends, shares member and area business information, as well as state and local business resources.

  • Receive and respond to year-round information requests via post, phone, and email to

  • Monthly eNewsletter reaches over 2,000 subscribers with high open rate.

  • EACC invests in advertising to invite visitors to the EACC area in the following travel guides:

    • Maine Invites You - Maine’s largest visitor guide, full-color, distribution over 300,000 copies.

    • Ellsworth Area Chamber Guide, Cultural Adventures Guide and Discover WayDowneast Guide.

    • Regional and statewide print advertising including Quoddy Tides, DownEast Magazine, Bangor Metro Magazine, Ellsworth Out and About

  • Staffed information office mid-June through mid-September at our downtown location at the Port Authority welcome center.


Distribution of Business/Travel guides and local business brochures:


Eastport Area Tourism Advocacy:

  • Downeast Area Regional Tourism (DART) - The Eastport Area Chamber has been a leader in this Hancock-Washington County grassroots tourism group.

  • Maine Office Tourism - The City of Eastport/Eastport Area Chamber of Commerce received a $10,000 Maine Tourist Marketing Partnership Program grant in 2022.

  • Maine Tourism Association - Publishes the official Maine Travel Guide.

Be a friend of the Chamber: 

You don't need to be a business to join the Chamber.  Join the chamber as a friend and share your love of the Eastport area through volunteering at the Welcome Center, sharing ideas at monthly meetings, offering your unique talents in all areas - marketing, design, writing, technology and more!

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