About Camden Area Business Group

Our Mission

Our mission is to create a Camden area that is viable and vital for businesses, workers, residents and visitors year-round!

Our Accomplishments

  • Initiated formation of the Community Economic Development Advisory Committee
  • Actively participated in drafting Camden’s Comprehensive Plan
  • Created and launched a dynamic website to promote Camden
  • Help beautify the downtown with flowers in summer
  • Event: Christmas by the Sea to Camden in December
  • Event: Assistance with raising money for fireworks in July
  • Event: Camden Is Blooming in May

Board Members


Mark O’Donal

 Camden National Bank

Vice Chair 

Shelly Butler 

PAWS Animal Adoption Center


 Dave Jackson 

Camden Public Library


 Kim Palermo 

Proforma Marketing Essentials

Immediate Past Chair 

Jody Landrith 

Camden National Bank

Tammy Swasey Ballou 

Ballou & Associates

Chris Austin


Sue Walser

The Norumbega Inn

Erick Anderson

Bay View Collection

Gary Born

The Elms of Camden

Stephanie French

Allen Insurance Agency

Tom Peaco

Penobscot Bay Chamber of Commerce