The BRCC Annual Awards Dinner is the Chamber's premier event, uniting the business community for a lavish ceremony that includes dinner, guest speakers, and presentations. Recognition is given to area leaders who have made a significant impact on the Bangor region, the most prestigious of which is the Norbert X. Dowd Award.
Ready For Some Invigorating Winter Fun? Experience The Extreme while networking with FUSION:Bangor! See The Transformation Of 50,000 Pounds Of Crystal Clear Ice Into The “Hottest Coolest Bar And Lounge” In The Northeast.
Cash bar and complimentary appetizers being served at the Glacier Ice Bar. Drop your business card in a raffle for a chance to win a $25 gift card to Timber!
This Beautiful Ice Lounge Is Created By Talented Teams Of Ice Sculptors And Designers Who Spend Weeks Carving And Assembling 300-Pound Blocks Of Ice Using Chisels And Chainsaws To Create Bars, Seats, Tables, Ice Luges, Couches, Sculptures And More. Everything In This Cold Sensory Environments, With The Exception Of The Toasty Fire Lamps And Faux-Fur Cushions, Is Crafted Out Of Ice.
Our charitable partner for this event is the Good Samaritan Agency. Please consider bringing a donation to benefit this amazing organization. Here is a wish list of items: glue sticks, washable markers, baby wash cloths, window markers, glitter, cotton balls, felt, shaving cream, chalk, glitter glue, outdoor bubbles, foam shapes like animals, black sharpies, sand/water toys, food coloring, water beads, play-doh, smaller crib sheets.
At this Feed Your Brain, our panel of experts will cover the ins and outs of buying your first home.
Shawn Johnson | Associate, NextHome Experience
Shannon Odom | Vice President & Mortgage Sales Manager, Northeast Bank
Reese Perkins | President, Perkins Home Services
We are pleased to announce that Andrew Geaghan, Owner & Head Brewer, Geaghan Bros. Brewing Co. will be our keynote speaker for this event.
Andrew Geaghan, is the third generation owner of Bangor’s iconic Geaghan’s Pub. Andrew, rejoined the family business in early 2010, after careers in both teaching high school science locally, and finishing his Masters Degree in Theology and Ministry Studies from Bangor Theological Seminary. Along with his father and uncles, the idea to build a brewery in connection to the pub was born. In December 2011, Geaghan Bros. Brewing Co. sold its first pints and in January of 2016 the company started distributing state wide. When he is not working, Andrew enjoys spending time with his wife Lindsay and their two young children, he is still a part-time pastor at Milford Congregational Church.
We will also be honoring our Volunteer of the Year, Kathleen Shane. Kathleen is the rental manager at Downeast Toyota in Brewer.
Kathleen Shane is the rental manager at Downeast Toyota. She started the rental department in July of 2004. She has been recognized by Toyota in both the regional level and the national level for the past 12 years.
Kathleen really enjoys her time volunteering at the Chamber; she is on the membership committee and loves to volunteer at the Chamber golf tournament. She is a 2016 graduate of BRLI and is now serving on the curriculum committee. Kathleen has found success in the rental business by networking at the different events the chamber has to offer such as the business afterhours that is held every month. Kathleen is married to Craig Shane and they live in Dedham with her 2 sons Keith and Sean Adams.
Sponsorships are available! Contact Brian Cotlar for more information - 947-0307
Newcomers Night is a gathering in an intimate setting that offers a warm welcome to newcomers of FUSION:Bangor and/or the Bangor area. Attendees learn more about FUSION, how to get involved in the community, and are able to network with other FUSION members. You'll meet others who are new to FUSION or the area as well as Steering Committee and Sub-Committee members who will help connect you with people who have similar interests.
Cash bar + refreshments will be available!
Please bring donations to support FUSION's 2017 mission of combatting homelessness in our region. This event will benefit Saint Andre Home and Hope Rising. As it is the holiday season, the staff and volunteers at Saint Andre Home and Hope Rising are putting together holiday stockings for the survivors and are asking for our help! Below is a list of items they are looking for OR you can bring cash or a gift card to Walmart, Target, Hannaford, or TJ Maxx and they will go get the items. If you don't see something here you are able to bring they are so appreciative of anything you can bring! Some of these items you could pick up right at Willie Wags, just sayin'!
- Fuzzy socks/warm socks
- Nail polish
- Make up: eye shadow in various colors, mascara, eye liner, lipstick in various colors
- Mini packs of tissues
- Crossword puzzle books
- Word search books
- Things with uplifting quotes or sayings
- Body spray
- Snack packs (cookies, crackers, etc.)
- Fun pens/markers, notebooks
- $5 Dunkin Donuts gift cards
Have you been thinking about getting more involved with FUSION? We'd love to have you join us for FUSION 101! Join us and meet others with similar interests in joining subcommittees or the steering committee!
You will learn what the different committees have to offer as well as meeting times, the commitment level, and other details.
FUSION:Bangor has the following subcommittees:
and we're currently looking for members of all subcommittees, and also our Steering Committee!
M-A-I-N-E….Go Blue! FUSION:Bangor, University of Maine Athletics, and Maine Football Alfond Ambassadors invite you to tailgate with us on Saturday, October 28th as our University of Maine Black Bears take on William and Mary in a tough Colonial Athletic Association football matchup! Tailgating starts at 10:00am with kickoff at 12:00pm.
There will be a ton of food and drinks (by donation - thanks!), games, and more at this family friendly tailgate featuring performances by the UMaine Marching Band and Dance Team, and your chance to take a selfie with Bananas the Bear.
Look for the Maine Football Ambassadors tailgate tent located in LOT B (Leadbetter’s Lot) in front of the UMaine Fieldhouse and to the right of the Alfond Stadium scoreboard.
Thanks to our friends at the University of Maine Athletics, your game tickets are free with your RSVP - to RSVP follow this link: http://bit.ly/2kK47nG
**Remember, you MUST have a game ticket to enter the tailgate area. The last day to RSVP is October 26th
For questions, please contact Sarah Dubay at email@example.com
Not just for kickball teams! Come enjoy food and drinks, meet and mingle with other FUSION members and learn more about the organization. There will be pizza, an appetizer buffet, and cash bar.
As part of our community giveback initiative this year, this event will support the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter. The Bangor Area Homeless Shelter is a dry shelter whose mission is to support and strengthen the community by providing emergency shelter and supportive services to people who are homeless or at risk and to advocate for collaborative, locally driven solutions to end homelessness.
Please consider bringing a donation to the event! Below is a list of their current needs:
- new blankets
- new long underwear
- sleeping bags
- warm hats
- gloves, socks etc.
- food items for the pantry, non perishables specifically proteins like tuna and other canned meats
Feed Your Brain is a professional development series leveraging topics important to professionals in the Bangor region. Our speakers for this event will be discussing why Bangor is poised to be Maine’s preferred place to live, work and play and what we can do to continue to move Bangor forward.
Kerrie Tripp, Greater Bangor Convention and Visitors Bureau
Deb Neuman, Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce
Chris Rudolph, Waterfront Concerts
FUSION Kickball is here! To get everyone ready for the season we will be hosting our Kickoff party at Heros for anyone and everyone to come! We will have the first floor sectioned off with a sign displaying our location. As always we will be providing Finger Food (Pizza, Chicken Fingers, Fried Pickles etc) to those that attend. Cash Bar at Heros as always.
The event is scheduled from 5-7pm. We are asking the Captains to arrive 15 minutes early to receive the rules and ask any questions that they may have regarding those details. We look forward to seeing you all come out!
Join us for the Sweetest Happy Hour at the Specialty Sweets downtown location! Appetizers will be provided by Specialty Sweets and cash bar provided by Happy Endings. Enter for a chance to win a tasty door prize!
As part of our community giveback initiative this year, this event will support The Shaw House of Bangor. The Shaw House Mission is to engage youth who are homeless, or at-risk of becoming homeless, in achieving stability and a viable plan for the future by providing a safe, stable environment, access to essential services, supportive adult connections, and to advocate for changes that address the needs of homeless youth.
Please bring a donation to the event if at all possible! Currently their biggest need is non-perishable food items including cooking spray and boxed/powdered milk.
Join FUSION:Bangor on the Brewer Waterfront for a Happy Hour with Mason’s Brewing Company. Don’t miss out on all the fun! Mason’s is the place where all the cool kids hang! Bring the dog as Mason's is a dog friendly bar.
Cash bar with assorted pizzas and apps provided.
Specialty drink of the evening will be the “FUSION BOMB.”
Enter to win a $25 gift card or some sweet Mason's swag.
As part of our community giveback initiative this year, this event will support Partners for Peace, formerly known as Spruce Run-Womancare. Please bring a donation to the event if at all possible!
Helpful items are:
Diapers (all sizes)
To celebrate the end of the regular Volleyball Season, we will be having a get together at Seasons in their large event room off of the main dining room. There will be food available as well as a cash bar. This event is not limited to just players - anyone is welcome to attend, so bring your friends and family to celebrate! We encourage all team members to wear their team shirts if possible! THANK YOU to our sponsors - FUSION Sports Champoin Sponsor - Bangor Federal and our Volleyball All-Star Sponsor Darling's Auto Group
Mix, mingle and explore the University of Maine Museum of Art (UMMA), one of Bangor's hidden gems! Join FUSION:Bangor and the Bangor Region Leadership Institute for a social event - if you've ever been a member of FUSION, a graduate of BRLI, or if you're interested in hearing more about what either program can offer!
Food and Cash Bar provided by Fork and Spoon. Join us for a few drinks and some great Art!
Let's get ready for the season! Join us at the Tarratine on May 25th for drinks, hors d'oeuvres, and fun!
There will be a cash bar available. Guests will enjoy rooftop access, delightful appetizers, and games -pool, foosball, and shuffleboard, to name a few!
You do not have to be playing to attend. Spouses, Friends, Co-workers, all are welcome. So bring a friend + hear all about what to expect this season!
FUSION:Bangor is participating in The Big Dig! Memebers of our Steering Committee will be beautifying our garden and we invite members of the FUSION:Bangor Community to come out and join us!
In order to participate, all you need to do is show up to city hall around 8 am - and bring gardening gloves.
The FUSION Wellness Fair is an opportunity to see what options are available to the community when it comes to wellness. Impromptu and informal, you can come and go at whatever time is convenient for you, stopping at the tables that are of interest. Enjoy a selection of healthy food and smoothies from Fork & Spoon as well.
You'll meet -
Lyme Specialist - QNRT Specialist - Wilcox Wellness - 207 Chiropractic - PCHC - Jackie's Therapeutic Massage - Gold's Gym -GirlZone - Zumba with Sunshine - The Green Gem
EMMC Sports Medicine - American Heart Association
Performance Physical Therapy - Healy Chiropractic, LLC - Titan Athletics - Bangor Prenatal Yoga - Back in Balance Wellness Center - LA Training - Performance Physical Therapy - In The Village Farm and Garden - dōTERRA wellness consultant - Bangor YMCA - Relentless Strength Training - UBE Physical Therapy and Performance - Tiller & Rye - Central Maine Derby - Sam's Club
Come check out Bangor’s newest coworking space in the heart of downtown Bangor. The perfect spot to work for the day, week or month.
Food and Drink: Orono Brewing Company is also Co-sponsoring this event, and will be sampling beer. Wine & Cheese & Fruit Provided by CoVort Bangor
Enter a drawing to win a 1 day pass to CoVort!
We've all seen the statistics: Maine is one of the oldest states in the U.S., and we're only growing older. The Magnetize Maine Summit hopes to change that.
Join FUSION:Bangor as we host the first ever Magnetize Maine Summit to be held at the Bangor Hilton Garden Inn on March 31st, and generate new ways to attract and retain a younger population in Maine.
Attendees will engage with multiple panels of talented and influential movers and shakers from across the business, academic, and nonprofit sectors in Maine. With the support of our partners, the Maine Development Foundation, the Realize Maine Network, Live and Work in Maine, and Maine Accelerates Growth, the ideas generated from the Summit will be summarized in a comprehensive report and made available to the public.
Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased online. For more information, visit liveandworkinmaine.com/magnetizemaine.
Thanks to Bangor Federal Credit Union for helping us bring the first Dodge for a Cause!
The 16 team Dodgeball Tournament will take place on Saturday, March 25 at Fields for Kids in Bangor. The Tournament will be run as double elimination, and will support raising awareness surrounding the face of Homelessness. Food will be served at noon and 5pm, and beginning at 5 pm there will be a cash bar, corn hole and some other games to play.
This is a first come first serve event. Max team size is 15 people. Team t-shirts will be provided. The cost - 10$ per person with a minimum of 100$ per team. To register as a team - http://bit.ly/2m6UJHD Additional donations are encouraged, and a prize will be offered to the team that raises the most money for the cause.
Not looking to play? It's ok! Come as a spectator and enjoy the cash bar and other games.
Funds raised from this event will be donated to organizations that support Homelessness in our region. Teams will have a minimum donation to play - raising additional funds will be encouraged! Spectators are welcome to attend - donations will also be accepted on site the day of the event in cash or check form.
To register your team: http://bit.ly/2m6UJHD
JOIN US at the beautiful Bangor Public Library for a SPECIAL Happy Hour to MAGNETIZE the community. Join the discussion about how we can work to bring - and keep - more young people in Maine. Experience all of the new features of the library for educators, employers and millennials - and maybe even renew your library card! Cash bar and light snacks will be served.
FUSION:Bangor is looking forward to another great dodgeball season! A League and B League are invited to a pre-season meet and greet on Monday, January 30th at 6 pm to connect with other players and enjoy some complimentary appetizers from our All Star Sponsor, Heros! Cash Bar. Feel free to wear your team shirts from last year and tag any photos #FUSIONBangor and #FUSIONSports!
*Captains Meeting will take place at 5:45 pm- networking starts at 6 pm!
Newcomers’ Night: is a gathering in an intimate setting that offers a warm welcome to newcomers of FUSION:Bangor and/or the Greater Bangor area. Attendees learn more about FUSION, how to get involved in the community, and are able to network with other FUSION members.
No need to RSVP! Just show up and enjoy an evening of networking and getting to know more about FUSION:Bangor's mission! Enjoy a selection of fine wine and cheese provided by our host, and drop off a business card on your way in to be entered in the drawing for an Eat More Cheese gift certificate.
We look forward to meeting you!
Eat More Cheese is located at 195 State Street, Bangor (next to Frank's Bakery.)
Ever thought about joining a local board of directors but you’re not quite sure where to start, what’s involved, how to join or what to expect?
Join us for for lunch next Tuesday at 12:30 pm at the Brewer Community Center, 10 Cutler Place, as FUSION:Bangor’s panel of experts will share the ins and outs of serving on a board of directors.
At this Feed Your Brain session, you will learn the basics about joining a board:
· Finding a board that meets your expectations – and the organizations.
· Managing your responsibilities
· Building relationships and leveraging networks
· Making the most of your service – navigating the boardroom and beyond.
Maybe you already serve on a board and have a lot to contribute to this conversation. Or maybe you’ve hesitated joining a board because you’ve got questions you’d like answered. Maybe you’ve never even considered board service but you’re curious about how they function. No matter your background, we hope you will join us!
Kathryn (Kathy) Hunt, Managing Director, Starboard Leadership, and Jennifer Hutchins, Executive Director, Maine Association of Non-Profits, will serve as our expert panel and encourage you to bring your good questions regarding board participation.
For directions: https://goo.gl/maps/vBkEW6CndhA2
For tickets: http://bit.ly/2g71NPY
Feed Your Brain is a professional development series leveraging topics important to young professionals in the Bangor region.
Feed Your Brain Workshop Topic:
Networking to Maximize Your Relationships
Relationships are everything in business, especially in a small city like Bangor. Whether you're looking to meet potential new clients, partners to help you identify business opportunies, or an advocate that will help you find your next career, networking is an effective way to make these connections. Join BerryDunn's Senior HR Consultant, Sarah Olson, for a discussion on how to use networking to maximize your relationships - and even enjoy the experience. We hope to see you there!
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
BerryDunn, 36 Pleasant Street, Bangor
Click here to register!
University of Maine Tailgate
Maine VS. VILLANOVA
Saturday, November 5, 2016
Unitersity of Maine, Orono | Alfond Stadium
M-A-I-N-E….Go Blue! FUSION:Bangor and Friends of Maine Football invite you to tailgate with us on Saturday, November 5 as our University of Maine Black Bears take on the Villanova Wildcats in a tough Colonial Athletic Association football matchup! Tailgating starts at 10:00am with kickoff at 12:00pm.
There will be a ton of food, games, Maine Football giveaways and a cash bar from the folks at the Ground Round at this family friendly tailgate featuring a special welcome from UMaine Head Coach Joe Harasymiak, performances by the UMaine Marching Band and Dance Team, and your chance to take a selfie with Bananas the Bear.
Look for the FUSION:Bangor and Friends of Maine Football tailgate tents co-located in LOT B (Leadbetter’s Lot) in front of the UMaine Fieldhouse and to the right of the Alfond Stadiium scoreboard.
Thanks to our friends at the University of Maine Alumni Association, your game tickets are free with your RSVP below. Remember, you MUST have a game ticket to enter the tailgate area.
For questions or a chance to help sponsor this fantastic event, please contact Sarah Dubay at (207)249-2597 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Register for this great event now by clicking on the link below. You MUST have a game ticket to enter the tailgate area!
Check out our Facebook page for more information as it gets closer to this event!
Join FUSION:Bangor for an opportunity to connect with the FUSION community at one of Bangor's many great bars or restaurants. These Happy Hours are impromptu and informal!
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
with Ghost Tour Following After
Bangor Historical Society, 159 Union St., Bangor
Join FUSION:Bangor at a Happy Hour with the Bangor Historical Society from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Continue the fun after the Happy Hour for a Ghost Tour in Bangor starting at 7:00 pm.
Cost of the tour is $5.00 per person and you must RSVP to reserve your spot. There are only a few spots available on the tour, so sign up today!
Check out our Facebook page for more information as it gets closer to this event!