“Although Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland attempts to serve all of the towns in Cumberland County, it is impractical for us to join many of the various Chambers in our affiliate area. Nevertheless, the Freeport Chamber is one that we are excited to be a member of because it is so active and vital. The networking and Business After hours events have been tremendously helpful in creating new friendships, and in sharing news regarding Habitat’s building efforts in Freeport. In addition, the Chamber staff are very helpful and personable, and they do an outstanding job of representing and promoting Freeport. Through the many events and educational offerings, I have not only met many wonderful people, I have learned a great deal about “how business works” in Freeport. I have commented a number times that we love building in Freeport, as we are doing now, and the Freeport Chamber is a very important reason why.”
George Ellis, Development Director, Greater Portland Habitat for Humanity
“I market my services almost exclusively through personal networking and word of mouth. That is most successful when you are active in the local business community. The Chamber offers the best opportunity for community involvement and meeting the people I need to know.”
Harry Hopcroft, Technology Management Consulting
Because of Winn’s encouragement to network (when I was trying to sneak out) I met Bruce Bowers from Grip Wet. Grip Wet makes tubs & floors non-slip. I was going to use an out of state company to do this, even had a contract to be signed. After meeting Bruce, I got a bid from him that was HALF of the cost that I had been quoted and a better warranty. Needless to say I signed with Grip Wet and have been very happy with the results. I now have a new friend Bruce to introduce to others at meetings!
Les Garey, General Manager, The Best Western Freeport Inn and Café