The Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce has four 501(c)(3) nonprofit programs, all of which offer great value to Chamber members and better our greater Bangor community. Our programs each have distinct missions and goals, providing ample opportunity for members to get involved and make a difference in the place we all come home. 

Our programs deal with leadership development, connecting young people to the region, business and education partnerships, and promoting good health among regional employees. Click on each program to find out more information.


Affiliated Programs

...Strong Leaders for a Strong Future

The 2016 BRLI class is currently in session.  Application for the Class of 2017 will be available April 2016. The Bangor Region Leadership Institute (BRLI) is an intensive, regionally-oriented leadership development program designed to give potential and emerging leaders the skills, knowledge, and on-going support they need to succeed in the greater Bangor community. ...



...Connecting Business and Education

The Building Bridges Program is a business-education partnership sponsored by the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce. Hundreds of educators including teachers, school superintendents, guidance counselors, school board members, parents and students have acclaimed Building Bridges as one of the most effective educational activities they have experienced. Participating businesses find...



...Connecting Young Professionals to the Bangor Region

FUSION:Mission Our mission is to connect the area’s young professionals to each other and the community. FUSION:Goals Engage with the community and transform Bangor into the preferred place to live, work and play. Form a network of support among young residents and urge those poised to leave to realize opportunity in the Bangor region. Support programs, initiatives and events that...



...Good Health is Good Business

The Wellness Council of Maine (WLCME) is a worksite wellness initiative that provides leadership, guidance and support for the Maine business community to develop, enhance or bring recognition to workplace wellness initiatives. Our mission is to advance and promote good health among employees statewide so that the business community can maintain productive workforces to help them thrive and...