Executive Director Martha Searchfield sent out a letter to the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce membership Monday April 29th announcing her resignation.

Here is a copy of the letter

Dear Fellow Members,
I want to share the news with you that I have decided to resign from the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce effective May 31, 2019. After a long winter of heart-to-heart talks with my husband and family I came to the conclusion that I need to return full-time to my business and begin the process of rebuilding our business, The Canterbury Cottage, back to a full service, year-round B&B. I have struggled to make this decision because I believe in the Chamber and in serving the Bar Harbor community.
I has been a thrill to tell the story of Bar Harbor to the world through our constant publicity, our guidebook, and at travel shows. Planning and executing events for all to enjoy and working with the Town on so many projects and issues our community is facing has been one of the best experiences of my life. It is a privilege to work with Mel, Alf, and Chris - their dedication and hard work is something I truly admire. They will continue to serve you during this transition and you can count on them to make the most of your membership value. The Chamber Board of Directors has assembled a Search Committee and will have more information to share with you very soon.
Most importantly, it has been a privilege to get to know you. I will miss working with you and helping to build the local economy that allows our local businesses to thrive.
Fortunately I am not going far. You can find me back on Roberts Ave. where I plan to still be a part of the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce as a member and as a supporter.