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 most recently has championed the reconstruction of the Eastern Steamship Bulkhead, been instrumental in the creation of Hallowell’s Museum in the Streets historical tour, and supported community recycling by instituting Trash Talk, an on-going discussion of waste reuse issues. 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.
Each member receives a description and map listing in Board of Trade brochure/map distributed through member businesses, at six Maine Tourism information sites and rest areas, hotel and motels, and area information centers.
Every member is spotlighted in the annually HABOT Update electronic newsletter. Members are encouraged to prepare special messages for events like grand openings, anniversary sales or other important announcements. The messages can contain links to member web sites.
Members receive a listing on the web site, 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.
Members are eligible for hallowell.org e-mail email addresses through the Board of Trade, for example, “firstname.lastname@example.org, ” either linked to an outside email account or accessible through webmail.
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 email@example.com or call the Info Phone 207 620-7477.
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.