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Chamber Connections is a quarterly series that focuses on the political environment within the State Capitol. Each program is designed to be a non-partisan, informational presentation that addresses topics that directly and indirectly affect Chamber members. The goal of Chamber Connections is to inform and educate members while encouraging their participation in the political process.

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womens network luncheon logo 2018 finalThe Chamber's Women's Network meets monthly to strengthen business relationships, hear topical speakers and develop leadership. The Women's Network is all about business and building relationships! This event is usually held on the second Wednesday monthly, from 11:30 to 1:00 p.m.

IMPORTANT: Your reservation guarantees your seat at the Women's Network Luncheon. To cancel, please notify us three (3) business days before the event, or you will be invoiced.

Women's Network Luncheon Schedule

January 18th - Merry St Pierre with Townsquare Media - Marketing and How to Make it Work for Your Business - Thank you for registering

February 8th - Victoria Abbott, Executive Director at Bread of Life - Victoria's Leadership Journey - Thank you for registering

March 8th - Tamara Lilly, Business Support Specialist at Burgess Technology Services - Cultivate Your Network - Thank you for registering

April 12th - Heather Groves, Owner and Operator of Cole River Consultants - Heather's Leadership Journey - Thank you for registering

May 10th - Melissa Churchard Hannon - Melissa's Leadership Journey - Thank you for registering

June 14th - Greg Glynn, Pliable Marketing, PR and Broadcasting - Supporting Women in Sports - Thank you for registering

July 12th - David Pease from Bangor Savings Bank presenting on Preparing for 2030 Workforce - Thank you for registering

August 16th - Liza Casella, Casella Waste Management - Liza's Leadership Journey - Thank you for registering

September 13th - Julie Barter Lucas, Financial Advisor with Edward Jones - Thank you for registering

October 11th - Candace Sanborn, Owner of Radiant Image - Thank you for registering

November 8th - Kristin Mutchler, Pickle's Potions - Thank you for registering

December 13th - Michele Pelletier, President of PERFORMANCE Foodservice - NorthCenter - REGISTER NOW



Thank you to our 2023 Women's Network Luncheon Sponsors!


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The Chamber organizes free monthly networking receptions for members by pairing with host businesses. The host business pays a nominal fee to the Chamber and agrees to host the reception with food and drink in a proper venue. Attendance may range from 75 to 300. Business After Hours occurs monthly on the fourth Wednesday of the month, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

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What are The Kenney Awards?

So you’ve experienced the Grammys and the Emmys, but are you ready for the Kenneys?

The Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the Kenney Awards! The Kenney, named for the region we hail from, will be awarded annually to area businesses and professionals that are deserving of our attention and recognition.

Save the Date! 

The 2024 Kenney Awards will be held on January 26, 2024 at the Augusta Civic Center.


Sponsorships are available for the 2024 Kenney Awards! Contact  if you are interested in sponsoring. 


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A special thank you to the Augusta Country Club for hosting the event.

And thank you to our 2023 event sponsors!



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Augusta Natural Gas | Day's Jewelers | PERFORMANCE Foodservice NorthCenter | Serra Public Affairs | University of Maine at Augusta



Augusta Civic Center | Harvard Pilgrim Health Care HydraPure Infusions | James & Whitney Co. | Sprague & Curtis Real Estate | Vickerson Appraisal Services | Wipfli, LLP



A Partner in Technology | Augusta Natural Gas | Brookewood Realty | Casella Waste Systems Connected Credit Union |Cross Insurance | Dragonfly Rose Graphic Artist | D.R. Struck Landscape Nursery | G&E Roofing  | Gosline Insurance Group Macomber, Farr & Whitten | Maine Mobile CPR LLC | Maine State Credit Union | Pickle's Potions | Sam's Club | Snow Pond Technology Group Inc. | STEVE SMITH Trial Lawyers | Union Office Interiors |  Woodlands Senior Living


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The Kennebec Leadership Institute (KLI) goal is to assure a continuing flow of able, committed, and resourceful leaders to serve our communities. As the oldest leadership program in the state, KLI draws prospective leaders from a broad cross-section of businesses, organizations, and the community. Its purpose is to inspire these promising individuals to work more effectively within their spheres of influence while expanding their civic and community participation. To see the program overview, click here.



KLI is the oldest leadership program in the state of Maine


Sponsorships are available for the 2023 KLI program! Contact  if you are interested in sponsoring. 


Thank you to our 2023 Kennebec Leadership Institute Sponsors!

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Melissa Adams, MaineGeneral Health
Heather Allen, Sprague and Curtis Real Estate
Rachel Boynton, New Ventures Maine
Stephanie Buck, Bread of Life Ministries
Caulie Burns, The University of Maine at Augusta
Ariel Cassista, The University of Maine at Augusta
Heather Ewen, Kennebec Savings Bank
Michael Keighley, MaineGeneral Health
Josh LaVerdiere, Sprague and Curtis Real Estate
Steve Mattice, Kennebec Technologies
Nichole Mullens, City of Augusta
Sean Pooler, Performance Foodservice NorthCenter
Charlie Porter, Maine Savings FCU
Melanie Randall, Kennebec Valley Humane Society
Emily Theriault, Pouliot Real Estate
Jacob Violette, Central Maine Power Co.
Jamie Morin, KLI Facilitator, Synchrony Point Coaching and Consulting