Held on the last Thursday in April.

The River Valley Chamber of Commerce held their Annual Dinner & Awards Presentation on April 27th, 2017 at Black Mountain Ski Resort in Rumford.  

Awards were  given out to the following:

Business Person of the Year—Roger White

Volunteer of the Year—Kris Howes

Customer Service of the Year—Advantage Insurance

Non-Profit/Community Service Leadership Award—Envision Rumford

Congratulations to all of our award recipients, you all are a true inspiration to the River Valley Area.

Sponsors for the Annual Dinner were as follows:

Mountain Sponsors:

Dead River Company

Black Mountain of Maine

Emera-Rumford Power


Valley Sponsors:

Erik Designs, LLC

FranklinSavings Bank

Oxford Federal Credit Union

Comfort Inn and Suites


River Sponsors:

Bangor Savings Bank

Key Bank

Riverside Realty

Davis Florist

Community Concepts

Express Engraving

Frisbie & Associates

First Place Gross--The Fitch Company

First Place Net--Franklin Savings Bank

15th Annual Franklin Savings Bank/River Valley Chamber/River Valley Rotary Golf Tournament

Held on the 2nd Tuesday in July.

An 18 Hole , four ball scramble format.

Team entry to the putting challenge for $300

Hole -In-One Contest for a new car

Long Drive Prize (Men and Women’s)

Awards for top 3 gross and net teams

Accuracy Drive

Closet to the pin award


Riding carts for all players


    8:00-8:45am   Registration

    9:00am             Shotgun Start

     2:00pm             Lunch

    2:30pm              Awards Reception

    3:00 pm             Putt Off Challenge



Business After Hours

Call The Chamber office @ 364-3241 to schedule your Business for one today!

The Chamber holds The Christmas in the Valley Craft Fair the first Saturday in December at Mountain Valley High School. Crafters from all over Maine display their wares during the Christmas season. This fair has 56-63 crafters and is a juried craft fair so everything is either hand-made or home-made. This is a craft fair not to be missed. Sign up today to be part of the fair.

Registration Form


The Christmas in the Valley Parade is slated for Dec.9th.  Download your registration form today!


Christmas in the Valley

1st weekend in December.


Christmas in the Craft Fair   December 2nd


Christmas in the Valley in the River Valley kick off the holiday festivities with the Christmas in the Valley Craft Fair on Dec. 2nd.

On Saturday, Dec. 2nd, the Christmas in the Valley Craft Fair sponsored by the River Valley Chamber of Commerce takes place at Mountain Valley High School in Rumford from 9-2pm.   56 crafters and 7 home-based businesses will feature their crafts and wares.    $1 donation at the door will help provide food baskets for families of high school kids @ Mountain Valley High.

Come early to pick up your holiday cookies at the always popular Cookie Walk where over 70 dozen will be on hand. The Kid’s Corner, under the supervision of a young adult’s group will run from 10-1pm. The children can come and play games.

A wreath-making class from 10-1pm will be held in the cafeteria. Nancy Volkernick will show you how to make a wreath with real boughs and decorate it in no time. Donation is $12 to make a wreath with a bow, and $16 to make a wreath with bow and embellishments. Sign-up by making pre-payment and calling 364-3241. Walk-ins are welcome but it will be a first come-first serve basis.

Need a great Christmas gift? A Longaberger basket filled with gift certificates/cards from local merchants is the new raffle item. Raffle tickets are $1 for one or 6 for $5. These tickets will be available at the Christmas in the Valley apparel table located near the door as you enter the gym. Proceeds from this go to the scholarship funds for Mountain Valley High & Dirigo High.   Stop by the Christmas in the Valley booth to buy your tickets.


Don’t forget to get your tickets for the Chinese Auction where each crafter present will donate one of their wares to be raffled off to one of you very lucky people.


As always, the kitchen will be stocked with breakfast and lunch menu items so plan on having breakfast and lunch with us at the fair.

Easter Egg Hunt

Held the Saturday before Easter.

In keeping with the tradition of the Annual Easter Egg Hunt in the River Valley Area, the Annual Easter Egg Hunt, hosted by the River Valley Chamber and the Mexico Fire Department will take place on April 15. Children ages 7 years and younger  may participate in this event. 

 The Easter Egg Hunt will be at the Mexico Fire Station starting at 9am.

One egg per child please so that others may participate in this wonderful event also.

 Colorful donations buckets for this Egg Hunt are located in several convenience stores in the River Valley Area. Your donation will help keep this long tradition going.

 If you would like to sponsor an egg for $10 and put a smile on a child’s face, call the Chamber office 364-3241, drop your sponsorship of $10 per egg off in the Chamber mailbox at the Information Center at 10 Bridge St. in Rumford, or drop it in the mail to River Valley Chamber Easter Egg Hunt 10 Bridge St. Rumford, ME 04276. Without YOUR sponsorship this event would not be possible.

Ribbon Cutting

If you are a new business and would like the Chamber to do a Ribbon Cutting call the Chamber Office @ 364-3241 and schedule one today!

River Valley Expo

Look for this event in Spring of 2018.  More info to follow. 

Stash of Cash

Get your tickets in September and October because winners are drawn every weekday in November!

The River Valley Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the arrival of the 2016 Stash of Cash coming in August. This popular annual fundraiser offers participants a chance to win $50 every weekday for the entire month of November, and offering (2) wildcard drawings of $100! Proceeds go directly to the River Valley Chamber of Commerce to help fund community projects and events for 2017. The Stash of Cash are the easiest way to win big money and support your community. In exchange for a donation of $5, participants fill out a ticket with their information. The ticket is returned to the Chamber by October 25th to be eligible for the full month of drawings. Each weekday for the month of November, the chamber will draw one ticket. Winners will be announced on the Chamber website at, and a check is automatically mailed to the winner. Then, the winning ticket is returned to the pot, for the chance to win again! It really is that easy to win! Incentive to sell:

The business who sells the most tickets (needs to be over $200 worth) will receive 25% off a membership for the 2017 year and 3 months free advertising in the Chamber Insert for the 2017 year. Be sure to write in your business name in the space provided at the bottom of each ticket.

Included with 10 Stash of Cash Ticket books is a “Tickets Available Here” sign for display. Tickets must be received at the Chamber office (10 Bridge St Rumford, ME 04276) by October 25th, so participants can be eligible for the entire month of November.

I hope you take full advantage of this opportunity to support YOUR Chamber and win 25% off Chamber membership for 2017 and 3 months free advertising for 2017 in the Chamber Insert. If you have any questions, or would like to request more tickets please call or email me.