The best part, if there can be a best part of this pandemic is to see the sense of community, and groups popping up to help one another. There's a new group that's been formed on Facebook, "We're Still Here - Support MDI Area Businesses."
The Mount Desert Summer Resident's Association (SRA) is rolling out a program to make grants to local Mount Desert retailers, restaurants, and tourism-driven businesses that are hard hit by the Covid-19 crisis.
Gretchen Wilson, the Executive Director of the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce released the following statement on Tuesday night, April 28th on Governor Mill's plan for the safe reopening of Maine's economy, on behalf of the Chamber
The Bar Harbor Merchant's Association is putting together a list of Island businesses that are open or closed during this time of crisis. It's a handy way of knowing who is available, without having to drive around.
The Jekyll and Hyde Store located at 70 Main Street in Bar Harbor has been sold to Kip Stone, who owns Cool as a Moose, which is also located on Main Street in the next block at 118 Main Street in Bar Harbor.
Dave Reesman owner of Margaritas in Orono has tentatively agreed to purchase The Mex building on Main Street in downtown Ellsworth. Reesman and Mex owner Lou Harris are to close on the deal on February 24th.
Micki Sumpter, the former Ellsworth Economic Development Director and Director of the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce is going to become the part-time Executive Director of the Mount Desert Chamber of Commerce.