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November 21, 2022

Chamber News & Updates

Thank you to all who joined us last Thursday at the Emerson Inn to celebrate and thank Peter Webber for his 17 years of service to the greater Cape Ann Community. It was a wonderful evening with many heartfelt sentiments and fond wishes expressed.

We also thank Kimberly Voltero and the Emerson Inn for graciously hosting the event and providing delicious appetizers.

Photos and video to come soon!

The Chamber is a Collection Location for Pantry Item Donations

With historic inflation and food prices at a 40-year high, local people need a little help getting the food they need. As such, we hope that you consider helping the Open Door with its Holiday Food Basket and Pantry Scavenger Hunt initiatives.


You can help in one of two ways: 1) by making a monetary donation or 2) dropping off food items at the Chamber Visitor Center. (See flyer for list of most needed items.)


Just $35 will provide one complete Holiday Basket to a family in need. The basket will contain the fixings for a complete holiday dinner. Those in need may register to receive baskets for both November and December. 

The Chamber will be collecting pantry items throughout the holiday season at the Harbor Loop Visitor Center in Gloucester.

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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 Ken at to discuss working together..

2023 Publications Advertising Opportunities 

Where does the time go? It is hard to believe, but it is already that time of year when we start planning for next season's Greater Cape Ann Guide and Directory, plus the Greater Cape Ann and Rockport Visitor Maps.

Learn More and Download Media Kit and Ad Contracts

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!

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Business Resources

Small Business Saturday

is November 26

Download the Small Business Saturday Toolkit Today

The Small Business Saturday is a great resource for your business to promote itself for Small Business Saturday. It provides a variety of free social and printed marketing materials for you to use.

Also, remember to list your business on the Shop Small Map.

Save the Date

Tuesday, November 29 | 5 - 7 PM

Register Today

EIDL Webinar: You Got the Loan, Here’s How You Pay It Back 

Tuesday, November 29 | 12 PM

Presenter: Diane Darling, SBA Lender Relations Specialist 

In this informative webinar you’ll learn how to set up your account, make timely payments, and get a plan of action in place to move forward into 2023. You’ll be in excellent company, as over a million borrowers per month are doing the same.  Register Now

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.

Health Connector for Business Webinar: Affordable, Flexible Health Coverage - next session is November 30 from 12 - 1 PM.

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

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:

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

Special New Member Advertising Section

Member & Community News

MAKE THE SEASON BRIGHT FOR CAPE ANN KIDS! The Cape Ann Kids Holiday Fund supports children in our community by providing gift cards for families who are struggling financially.

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Congratulations to member Mark Kanegis on the upcoming publication of his first photography book. Release is scheduled for December 15, but pre-ordering is available on Amazon!

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Coastal Windows & Exteriors Donates Turkeys to Open Door

Coastal Windows & Exteriors Inc. made their annual Thanksgiving donation to The Open Door (with help from our friends at Henry's Market - nearly 500 lbs of turkey. To help fight hunger during this holiday season, please visit 

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Cometeer Named One of 200 Best Inventions of 2022 by Time Magazine

Cometeer's Flash-Frozen Coffee to Go is a winner!

Cometeer has developed a first-of-its-kind system that brews coffee 10 times stronger than a standard cup, then flash freezes it with liquid nitrogen to lock in peak taste for months. The frozen capsules ($2 each), ranging from light single-origin Rwandan to dark-blend Ethiopian, pack nuanced complexity into recyclable aluminum capsules. Just dissolve in 8 oz. of hot or cold water.

Learn More

Information & Applications for Harborlight Homes in Rockport

Harborlight Homes will hold a public information session on Dec. 5 at 6 p.m. via Zoom and in-person at Rockport Public Library, 17 School St in Rockport. Information and applications are now available for the Harborlight Homes’ Granite Street Crossing housing complex in Rockport.

Cazeault Solar & Home’s Celebrates Its 500th Solar Installation

Planning For Reality: Climate Change and Downtown Gloucester (Recording Now Available)

The Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation and TownGreen recently presented Planning for Reality: Climate Change and Downtown Gloucester. The Symposium addressed urban planning in the downtown Gloucester area in light of expected and projected climate impacts with a focus on building awareness of climate threats and considering them in the urban planning process. 

View Recording on YouTube

Parade of Trees - A New Gloucester Holiday Tradition

Gloucester Fishtown Horribles Parade organization looking for local businesses, community groups, families, and individuals who are interested in spreading

the holiday joy while raising money for a great cause.

You can participate one of two ways: 1) Design / Decorate a tree and donate it to be part of the raffle or 2) Purchase raffle tickets to try and win your favorite tree.

Deadline to sign up for a tree donation is Monday, Nov. 28.

Event date is December 2 - 4 at the First Baptist Church.

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EMail with questions

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

Koko is 5-month-old in search of a home and family! This spayed girl would love a quiet home where she can have some time and space to settle in and learn her space and people! She would probably enjoy another friendly cat to play with and teach her about home living and life. If you are looking for a companion and are ready for a new family member, consider stopping by and visiting Koko today! Please visit the following section of Cape Ann Animal Aid's website if you are interested in adopting Willow:

Job Listings

Slingshot is seeking an IT Help Desk Technician experienced in customer service.

Hiring Home Health Aides Immediately for North Shore Area!

Pathways for Children has four openings:

Teacher Floater Head Start

Teacher Assistant Head Start

Early Childhood Behavioral Specialist

School Age Care After -School Assistant Team Leaders

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Continuing Hot Deals

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 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

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