The Chamber of Commerce: How It Began and Evolved in Lewiston and Auburn (Senior College in the Community)

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It may be the first time that the comprehensive history of both Lewiston and Auburn’s Chamber of Commerce has been presented publicly and some findings may surprise people who have been connected to the Chamber for decades.

Phil Nadeau has had many careers before settling into the public administration profession. Most notably, Nadeau served as the city’s primary contact for immigrant and refugee policy, programming, and services. During his tenure, he was interviewed by many major national and international print, radio, and television news organizations, and journalists including the Associated Press; Chicago Tribune; Boston Globe; New York Times; Washington Post, ABC News, Al-Jazeera, The Chinese Global Television Network, CBC Radio Canada, German Public Radio, and many more. Phil’s history research has been published, and he is currently producing a free YouTube history program called “Deconstructing Lewiston-Auburn and Maine History” which now has 4 episodes covering the local and state impacts of Raytheon’s 1959 arrival in Lewiston.

This program will take place in person, in the Androscoggin Community Room.  No registration is required.  There is also an option to Zoom this class; for more information, visit

This presentation is part of a spring series entitled Senior College in the Community offered through a partnership with Lewiston Auburn Senior College.  Lewiston Auburn Senior College has a long-standing relationship with community partners.  In addition to this program, Senior College offers in-person, Zoom, and hybrid enrichment classes.  For more information about Senior College, visit