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The CBA Community

The CBA is proud to offer our time, services, and member support to organize and coordinate the following events and initiatives for our community. Scroll down the page to view all or click on a title below to learn about a specific one:

CBA's Events & Initiatives In The Colchester Community
Bacon Academy Scholarships

Bacon Academy Scholarships

Each June, the CBA awards scholarships to two local high school seniors that intend on studying business in college. The scholarships are given in honor of Loren Marvin and Donald Standish. Marvin was a founding member of the CBA that was very active in the business community throughout his lifetime. Standish was a CBA volunteer that was an integral proponent of "Shopping Colchester" in support of the local business community. The scholarships fund is created from CBA raffles at their monthly dinner meeting. Raffles prizes are donated from CBA members.

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Colchester Town Green Project

Colchester Town Green Project

The Colchester Lions, CBA and Colchester Rotary Club joined forces to install 2 storm drains and a sewer line in the town green. The green is home to numerous events and thousands of attendees during the year. The green was having major water drainage issues and a potential waste water hazard. These three organizations rose to the challenge of fixing the issue, with major help from Paul Picard who dedicated his time and energy to make the project a success and help from Hope Plumbing, Baldi Stone and Gravel, Superior Concrete of Portland, and Professional Electric.

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Tag Sale On The Green

Tag Sale On The Colchester Green

For over 32 years the CBA has coordinated an annual tag sale on the Colchester town green. Drawing thousands of attendees from all over the state, the event is an exciting opportunity for people to sell tag sale items, businesses to present their products and services to the public, artists to share their wares, and organizations to raise funds. Registration takes place in the spring. The event is typically held the first Sunday of June.

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Memorial Day Parade

Memorial Day Parade

Every year, the CBA marches in the local Memorial Day Parade, paying tribute to and in remembrance of those who serve our country in the military. CBA members, guests and their friends march down Norwich Avenue proudly carrying the CBA banner and showing our town spirit! Volunteer members rise early to line the entire parade route with American flags.

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Scarecrow Decorating Contest

Scarecrow Decorating Contest

Each year the CBA and the Colchester Parks & Recreation co-sponsor a community event that takes place on the Colchester Town Green for almost the entire month of October. Association members, individuals, local organizations, and youth groups create unique scarecrow scenes that are designed to decorate the green and celebrate autumn. First and second place prizes are awarded for the best displays in 3 categories, Funniest, Scariest and Most Imaginative.

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Business Showcase & Food Frenzy

Business Showcase & Food Frenzy

The CBA produces a Business Showcase that helps the community to understand what services and products local businesses provide. Booth space is provided for participants, many businesses choose to hand out marketing materials, samples, and hold free raffles. Attendees enjoy food samples provided by restaurants in the "Food Frenzy" section. It is a fun evening of networking and discovering what Colchester has to offer!

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Bacon Academy Career Day

Bacon Academy Career Day

Our youth face a wealth of career opportunities. With so many job and education possibilities available, young adulthood can become a very confusing time. The CBA wants to help the youth of today to be prepared for the future , so they take part in a career day with Colchester's high school to help students understand what business opportunities are available. They try to help them see there are many opportunities in both self employed businesses and corporate careers that may help them earn a living in the future.

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Santa's Anonymous

Santa's Anonymous

Every year at our annual holiday party, the CBA participates in the Santa's Anonymous program. Members bring a gift for a needy girl or boy in Colchester who would otherwise not receive one over the holidays. In conjunction with other organizations like the Colchester Lions Club and Rotary Club, the Santa's Anonymous Program is a wonderful opportunity to help children in need in our town.

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