Since 1892 the Hallowell Area Board of Trade has been the active, organized voice of Hallowell businesses in the governmental and promotional affairs of the City. The Board of Trade, over the last three years, has raised over $16,000 to purchase the iconic rainbow chairs along the scenic Kennebec River. HABOT also maintains an insurance policy on the chairs in addition to providing storage in the winter and cleaning in the spring. The Board, through resources generated by dues and other fund-raising projects, supports citywide celebrations, promotes retail and commerce in our community, and works to ensure Hallowell is a great place to live, learn and do business.
Members receive a listing on the website, hallowell.org, which is actively promoted in all Board of Trade communication materials. Listings include business information and active links to member’s web sites.
The member benefits also include an annual use of the e-mail distribution list for a special member message. The Board offers special rates for basic web page listings as well. Interested members can contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Board of Trade provides an opportunity for members to connect with other businesses in the city through monthly Board of Directors meetings, social gatherings and the annual membership planning session.