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January 30, 2023

Chamber News & Updates

Thank you to all who attended our 101st Annual Celebration to welcome 2023 Board President Loran Caputo and incoming Board of Directors members German Disla, GenaSis Gough, Keith Harris, Andrew Marques, and Trina Schell. We also thanked outgoing 2022 Board President Caitlin Pszenny, and outgoing Board members Erika Brown, Susan Gould-Coviello and Patricia Malboeuf. And many thanks to the Beauport Hotel for hosting this special night. Check out the Look of Joy Photography Photo Gallery for more photos!

Get Your 2023 Irish Sweepstakes Tickets

Are you ready to test your luck this Saint Patrick's Day? The 24th Annual Irish Sweepstakes party & drawing will be at the Elks at Bass Rocks to on Thursday, March 16! Several "pots of gold" will be given out! A total of $20,000 with the largest prize being $10,000! 

Grand Prize: $10,000 

Second Prize: $2,500

Third Prizes (5): $1,000

Fourth Prizes (5): $500

Tickets are $100 each. Only 400 total tickets tickets will be sold - increasing your odds of winning!

Tickets will be distributed to the Board members to sell, or visit or call the Chamber to purchase your ticket today! 

Coffee & Connections (Virtual Networking)

Thursday, February 2 | 9 AM

Register Today

Please join us on the first Thursday of the month at 9 AM for our virtual Coffee & Connections. For new & prospective members, this is the perfect opportunity to introduce your business and meet other members and Chamber staff. For veteran members, it is a great way to let new members learn about your business and talk about anything new and exciting in the works for you. So grab a cup of your favorite morning beverage and Zoom in from your home or office for an informal "Get to Know My Business" networking session. Also, if you know someone who would enjoy learning more about the Chamber, please invite them to attend! Register to Attend

Learn about Business Law for Your Small Business at our first seminar of 2023.


Last Call: Book Your Advertising for 2023 Greater Cape Ann Guide & Directory

Get noticed in 2023! We are almost ready to close out our advertising for the 2023 Greater Cape Ann Guide & Directory. Don't miss out on your chance to be included in this beautiful full color guide distributed throughout greater Cape Ann, the North Shore and Boston.

Learn More and Download Media Kit and Ad Contracts

Seeking Businesses to Participate in Seminars

Do you have some great information or ideas to share with other Greater Cape Ann businesses? Maybe you are a digital marketing whiz or can offer advice on financial planning? Whatever your skill, if you are interested in exploring an opportunity to create a free informational seminar, please contact Michelle at [email protected] to discuss working together.

Weekday Volunteers needed at Gloucester Chamber Visitor Center

Do you or someone you know have a few spare hours to fill by giving back to the Greater Cape Ann community? If so, the Chamber is seeking volunteers to help out on weekdays during the winter months. Meet visitors, from around the world, help answer phones, assist with office tasks, and have a fun time with a great team. To learn more, please email Becca!

Business Resources

Department of Industrial Accidents (DIA) awards up to $25,000 to various organizations to fund workplace safety training. Eligible employers within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts covered by the Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation Law (MGL CH. 152) may qualify for funding.

The Workforce Training Fund Express Program is designed to help businesses respond quickly to change and keep employees engaged. With bite-size grants for just-in-time training and no waiting periods between grants, Express is our fastest path to funding, enhanced with an even more flexible directory of training options and 6 quick steps to success:

Cape Ann Works: Keep up to date with Cape Ann Works events and announcements on the Chamber website and post jobs or search candidates at

Please check the Business Resources Category in Chamber Blog for Business Resources available to the Cape Ann region! 

Member & Community News

The puck dropped at 2 PM on Saturday for the Boston Bruins Alumni versus the Gloucester High School Alumni hockey game, which was a great success and lots of fun. The Gloucester skaters held their own for the first 25 minutes of the game, but eventually succumbed to the Bruins legends. If you missed the game, watch the replay on the Cape Ann Live YouTube Channel. (Photo courtesy Gloucester 400+ Facebook Page)

Action Inc. Community Needs Survey 

Action Inc. wants to hear from you — the community — to know what they are doing well and what they could do better. Your feedback will help them improve their existing services and will help them work on developing new programs to better serve the Cape Ann community. Please complete the survey by February 15 for a chance to win one of ten gift cards! For more information and to take the survey, visit

Trustees to host first annual Crane Beach WinterFest

The first annual Crane Beach WinterFest will take place on February 24 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (rain date of February 25). The beach parking lot will serve as a family-friendly concert venue featuring local bands and businesses. Named the “Best Live Act” in Massachusetts by Lime Wire magazine, The Aldous Collins Band will headline the event. Learn More

Lottery Applications Now Available for Harborlight Homes at 5 Granite Street Crossing, Rockport

The Granite Street Crossing property will be an intergenerational property of 23 units total - with 17 senior studios and 6 family townhomes, all deeply affordable. A housing lottery for the property will take place on April 3, with the application deadline of March 1, 2023. The property is slated for a late summer 2023 move-in. Please share these details with those who are in need of affordable housing. 

Learn More & Download Lottery Application

Cape Ann Animal Aid Pet of the Week


Max, a 1-year-old retriever-greyhound mix, is part of Cape Ann Animal’s foster-to-adopt program. He loves his stuffies and will throw them around the play yard then get zoomies to show his appreciation. With his long legs, there is no doubt that he will be able to keep up with you on hikes and by the end of the day he is happy to curl up with a comfy blanket and get cuddles! Max hasn’t had a lot of experience with other dogs so he is hoping someone has the time and patience to continue his socialization. If you give him the chance he is sure to give you all his love in return!

Shop Our Members

New Shop Our Members Deal

Atlas Retail Energy is Offering Free Utility Consultation for Electricity & Natural Gas for Member Businesses

With energy costs hitting three-decade highs this winter, many members will have some sticker shock when it comes to their utility bill for January. It is common practice for larger businesses in the region to work directly with an advisor to help them manage costs when it comes to electricity and natural gas. So why shouldn’t small businesses also take advantage of a similar opportunity? The free business consultation is valid through the end of February. Learn More

Continuing Hot Deals

  • Cape Ann YMCA: Reduced rate for Chamber members
  • Vrtical Media: Book a Virtual Tour, get One Hour of Free Post-Production ($100 Value) 

Local Sales, Discounts & Promotions 

Posting a Shop Our Member deal is a great way to gain exposure for your business by highlighting your special promotions. Take advantage of this FREE member benefit and list yours today by logging into your account! 

*Contact Sam at [email protected] if you need assistance 

Job Listings

Hefring Engineering is looking for a Manufacturing Technician 

GMGI seeks Development Officer

Material Handlers and Engineering Technician - Intermediate needed at Applied Materials

Pathways for Children has an opening for an Teacher Floater Head Start and a Bus Driver

Schooner Adventure is seeking a Licensed Captain and Deckhands for the 2023 sailing season.

Greater Beverly Chamber of Commerce is seeking a Part-Time Communications & Membership Manager

Soundings Sponsors

We extend a big thank you to our supporting sponsors.

If you are interested in promoting with the Greater Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce and sponsoring this newsletter, please contact Ken Riehl at [email protected]

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