Mount Desert 365 is a community-based organization dedicated to promoting long-term economic vitality of the town of Mount Desert, Maine, through expansion of sustainable year-round residential communities and economic revitalization of commercial districts.

MOUNT DESERT BUSINESS BOOT CAMP & pitch celebration rallies community

$10,000 in prizes awarded to two local businesses

The Mount Desert Business Boot Camp came to an end Sunday, March 11 with a Pitch Competition at The Neighborhood House. Northeast Harbor restaurant The Fork + Table won the $7,500 Judges' Award and Old Dog Baking Co. won the $2,500 Audience Choice Award.

MD365 is very grateful to the Mount Desert Chamber of Commerce for helping us produce this event, to Bar Harbor Bank & Trust for their sponsorship, to our volunteer mentors for their generosity, and to the community at large for enthusiastically supporting this effort to bolster local businesses and the year-round economy!

Continue reading about the event here.


Fostering a sustainable year-round community while preserving its natural environment.


Community Sustainability

Community is at the heart of all we do. Beyond the place where we live, work, and raise our families, community is the connection with neighbors, a shared appreciation for the natural beauty that surrounds us, and a sense of commitment towards mutual prosperity, communal health and well-being, and civic pride through engagement. We believe that a community that thrives 365 days of the year benefits all of us.

Protecting our Natural Environment

The mountains, waters, fields and woods that are an integral part of the community are precious assets that
nurture us physically and spiritually. We have a responsibility to be good stewards and safeguard them for future generations.

Diversity Propels Innovation

A complex weave of people in the community creates a vibrancy that can enhance our best features – creativity,
resourcefulness, and integrity. The coming together of people living among us year-round, part-time, or visiting briefly adds texture and color to the community and creates an interdependence that can’t be denied. We believe the knowledge, skills, talents and resources of each part of the community should be harnessed and lead to
innovations for the benefit of all.

Inclusion is Essential

A shared vision of the community’s future, combined with focused energy, strategic collaborations, and careful use of resources will guide our decisions.

We Strive for Excellence

Building on the solid foundations of the generations before us to establish and preserve this community, we will endeavor to create opportunities to live and prosper that will stand the tests of time.

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