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August 22, 2022


The Dog Days of Summer on Greater Cape Ann

Chamber News & Updates

Do you love greater Cape Ann? Then Support Our 35th Annual Love Greater Cape Ann Fundraising Auction

Each year, the Greater Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce hosts its largest fundraiser – this year the 35th Annual Love Greater Cape Ann Fundraising Auction. This critical event supports all that we do in our mission of promoting of members, providing leadership and advocacy to grow the regional economy, celebrating our culture, and enhancing the quality of life for the greater Cape Ann region. This year's auction is scheduled for September 29 at Cruiseport Gloucester, and we would love to have you join us and / or sponsor the event.

Sponsoring Offers Fantastic Promotional Value and Supports our Mission

As the most historic and still largest Auction in the region, this fundraiser will reach and engage a wide array of businesses and households. As such it provides a unique opportunity for your organization to have fantastic exposure with community leaders, public officials, local businesses, area residents, and visitors who travel to Cape Ann.

When you choose to sponsor, you are actively helping the Greater Cape Ann communities by defraying the costs associated with delivering this stellar auction event, so that proceeds can go towards grant programs, scholarships, and business promotion.

Sponsor Here Today

And for it is not too late to donate a fun item to the auction; please see our donation form here.

Free Business Counseling from Score

The Greater Cape Ann Chamber has partnered with the Cape Ann branch of SCORE to provide free business counseling to local businesses. The Cape Ann Branch of SCORE has weekly use of the Chamber meeting room from 9 AM -12 noon on Tuesdays. SCORE will provide one free hour of business counseling both to Chamber members and non-members. Counseling may continue indefinitely with each client on a mutually agreeable basis depending on their needs and SCORE's evaluation of their commitment to their own goals. Depending on the level of interest, SCORE may expand their counseling services to others days of the week. 

Visit the Northeast Massachusetts SCORE website to learn more and request a meeting.

$25K Game Tickets Available for Purchase

The $25K Game tickets are in the house and ready for sale! There are 12 chances to win with a total of $25,000 being given away. Cost is $100 per ticket, with a limit of 500 tickets being sold. 

  Grand Prize: $10,000

  Second Prize: $5,000

  Third Prize: $2,500

  Fourth Prize (6): $1,000

  Fifth Prize (3): $500

In addition, 50/50 Raffle tickets are also available for purchase. A Body Length is $20 and an Arm Length is $10.

All tickets may be purchased at the Chamber office. Download Flyer

Your Business can be Featured in the Greater Cape Ann Highlights Video Series

We recently finished filming the 2nd episode of Greater Cape Ann Highlights and final edits are being made. We are now on to producing the third episode. If you haven't seen the first episode, watch it now. Like what you see? Email Olivia to express interest in being featured in a future episode. This opportunity to promote your business is open to all GCACC members and is at no cost to you.

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Member & Community News

Photos Sought for Gloucester Rotary Club Calendar

The Gloucester Rotary Club is preparing their 2023 calendar and is seeking photos. In 2023, Gloucester is celebrating its 400th birthday, and the Gloucester Rotary Club wants to celebrate this with its calendar. Please, submit photos that reflect the best of Gloucester. 

Click here for details. Submission deadline is September 10. 

Call for Eco-Arts Short Films

On September 17t, International Coastal Cleanup Day, Liquid Spine, a dance and film series, will be hosting FOR THIS EARTH. Following a beach cleanup with Seaside Sustainability, there will be an eco-arts film festival at Movement Arts Gloucester Massachusetts (MAGMA). 

Submissions are currently open to film artists who intertwine their medium with environmental activism. If you have a film you wish to showcase at FOR THIS EARTH, please fill out the application form.

Updated Boat Parade of Lights Route Map

A  recent update was made to the Boat Parade of Lights route.

The judge's boat, Cape Ann Whale Watch's Hurricane II, will be located off the Gloucester Coast Guard station and the boats and judges will have 2 times to view each contestant.

Be sure you give them a good show when you go by.

Visit the Boat Parade of Lights Facebook page.

Helpful Energy & Cost Savings Tips from Coastal Windows & Exteriors

"We’re in the dog days of summer, and many homeowners in New England are wondering how to save energy and stay cool without air conditioning. Not only are many of us wanting to stay cool, but escalating energy bills are making it incredibly expensive to be comfortable in our homes. If you find yourself running your AC constantly, you aren’t alone." 

Read More.

Chamber Member Special: Additional $250 Off 

Use Code: Coastal Savings!

Sponsor a Dahlia Now

Donate to Generous Gardeners for a Plant Tag on Stacey Boulevard

Generous Gardeners appreciates any donation amount to support their mission. They offer two-season Dahlia plant tag recognition for donations in increments of $100. For example, a donation of $300 is eligible for 3 tags for two seasons. Please contact for specific information or to request our tour sponsorship package.

Business Resources

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

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 sessions are September 7 and November 30 from 12 - 1 PM.

Women's Business Summit (SCORE): A full day conference exclusively for women entrepreneurs You’re invited to join SCORE Women on Wednesday September 14, at the historic Willowdale Estate for a day filled with stimulating interaction with like-minded women entrepreneurs.

Cape Ann Works: Keep up to date with Cape Ann Works events and announcements 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:

Job Opportinies

GMGI has an opening for a Research Associate - Molecular & Cell Biology and a Research Scientist. They also have Volunteer position to help maintain their aquarium room available.

Three positions are available at Pathways for Children: Headstart Lead Preschool TeacherFamily Services Worker and Bus Driver

Allen's Pharmacy is seeking full-time or part-time General Help.

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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 

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

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