About the Maine Beaches Association

The York County Coalition of Chambers d/b/a Maine Beaches Association (MBA) is a coalition of Chambers of Commerce and regional tourism industry stakeholders representing York County, Maine. Current Chambers of Commerce who make up the MBA include:

  • York Region Chamber of Commerce
  • Ogunquit Chamber of Commerce
  • Wells Chamber of Commerce
  • Sanford/Springvale Chamber of Commerce
  • Kennebunk-Kennebunkport-Arundel Chamber of Commerce
  • Biddeford+Saco Chamber of Commerce+Industry
  • Old Orchard Beach Chamber of Commerce
The mission of the MBA is to promote southern Maine as an exceptional, four-season vacation experience. The MBA is the recognized regional organization by the Maine Office of Tourism (MOT) to steward grant funding through the Maine Tourism Marketing Partnership Program (MTMPP), which is a dedicated pool of legislated funding (drawn from tourism tax revenues) for the purposes of marketing tourism in regions around the state.  With input from the regional tourism industry, the MBA crafts and carries out marketing projects that support the mission of the organization through collaborative efforts, while leveraging existing resources.

Board of Directors

Laura Dolce, Kennebunk-Kennebunkport-Arundel Chamber of Commerce

Vice Chair

Eleanor Vadenais, Wells Chamber of Commerce

Kim Howard, Old Orchard Beach Chamber of Commerce

Jim LaBelle, Biddeford+Saco Chamber of Commerce+Industry

Alice Pearce, Ogunquit Chamber of Commerce

Holly Roberts, York Region Chamber of Commerce

Rick Stanley, Sanford/Springvale Chamber of Commerce

Biddeford+Saco Chamber Representatives
Stephen Ellis, City Theater
Angie Presby, Saco Main Street

Kennebunk-Kennebunkport-Arundel Chamber Representatives
Brenda Darroch, Marketing Consultant
Rob Labelle, Strategic Digital Marketing

Old Orchard Beach Chamber Representatives
Jessica Geary, Alouette Beach Resort

Ogunquit Chamber Representatives
Carol Chiavetta, Ogunquit Playhouse
Katie Keene, Dunes on the Waterfront

Sanford/Springvale Chamber Representatives
Keith McBride, Sanford Regional Economic Growth Council
Sanford-Seacoast Regional Airport

Wells Chamber Representatives
Daniel Bowden, Pilot’s Cove Cafe

York Region Chamber Representatives
Toni Joerres, Camden National Bank

Grant Manager

Ed Hodgdon

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