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December 27, 2022

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Chamber News & Updates


Mark your calendars for Friday, January 27 from 6 to 11 PM to help us celebrate 2023 President Loran Caputo and 2022 President Caitlin Pszenny, plus welcome incoming and thank out-going Board members. 

It promises to be a great evening of food, fun and dancing at the Beauport Hotel. 

RSVP Now to Reserve Your Spot

Seeking Sponsors for the Annual Celebration

Promote your business during the Chamber’s most popular event of the year! If you are interested in sponsoring this evening, we have sponsorship opportunities available to businesses who wish to promote themselves to members in the community.

Download the Sponsorship Form Now or contact Michelle to learn more!


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Last Call for 2023 Greater Cape Ann Guide & Directory Advertising

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

2023 Winter & Spring Registration Now Open: The NightHawks Adult Education Program at Essex Tech is offering free industry training programs in Auto Collision Repair, Construction, Culinary Arts, Electro-Mechanical Assembly, HVAC, and Welding. These courses include professional skills development and job placement assistance. If you are looking to start a new career then this could be the right path for you. The Career Technical Institute (CTI) initiative is funded through the Baker-Polito administration in collaboration with the MassHire North Shore Career Center. Spaces are limited so apply now at

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

Land trust conveys open space properties to Greenbelt

Several properties in Wenham, Hamilton and Ipswich — and their corresponding conservation restrictions — have been transferred from the former Hamilton Wenham Open Land Trust to the Essex County Greenbelt Association. The properties include Baker’s Pasture, next to Kamon Farm in Ipswich; Nickerson Knoll in Wenham, with trails and direct frontage on Wenham Lake; Dodge Farm, a 2.5-acre parcel connecting Main Street to Pingree Park with stone dust paths and a 50-plot community garden; Riverview and Marshview, parcels in Hamilton and Ipswich along the Miles River — Riverview connects trails between Gardner Street and New England Biolabs while Marshview is adjacent to the Rice Reservation; Pondview, a small neighborhood greenspace on Boardman Lane in Hamilton; and Michaela’s Woods and Taft Woods in Hamilton off Essex Street.

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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


The Cape Ann Kids Holiday Fund supports children in our community by providing gift cards for families who are struggling financially. The cards allow families to purchase holiday gifts, either locally or online, that might not be available through traditional toy drives.  

Action Inc., Pathways for Children, and Wellspring House, Inc. are proud to team up once again to fundraise and provide gift cards for 1,250 children living in Gloucester, Rockport, Manchester, Essex, and Ipswich.  

By making a donation, you’ll help ease stress, provide comfort, and create magical memories for families in our community! Download Flyer

Gloucester Community Belonging Survey


The Gloucester Racial Justice Team is a diverse group of residents dedicated to creating a safe and welcoming city where people of all races, ethnicities, and cultures are free to thrive in an inclusive, equitable community. 


After reflecting on their 2021 survey, they created the Gloucester Community Belonging Survey to learn more about your experience as a member of this community. Your anonymous feedback will help them measure progress and envision new initiatives to fulfill their mission.

Take Survey Now

GHS Career Speaker Series 22/23


Gloucester High School is seeking speakers to talk about career pathways. Our goal is to help students connect classes of interest, skills and subjects to career pathways. If you or someone you know/work with is interested, please complete the CAREER SPEAKER SERIES FORM. Also, please see details on the CORI form process as this would need to be submitted before your speaking engagement is confirmed

Cape Ann Animal Aid Pet of the Week


Meet McDonald. She is around 9 months old and is looking for her forever home. While super sweet and playful, McDonald can be high energy and is always looking for fun and play! She would do great in an active household. She will be large dog when full grown. Visit for more information about McDonald and all the other animals waiting for homes 

Job Listings

Accounting Clerk needed at The Patio Company

Hefring Engineering is looking for a Manufacturing Technician 

GMGI seeks Development Officer

Pathways for Children has an opening for a Bus Driver

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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 

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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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