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September 26, 2022



The Business Women's Committee invites you to their Annual Fall Luncheon on Thursday, October 13 from noon to 1:30 PM at the Beauport Hotel.

The featured speaker for the event is Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President & Chief Executive Officer, Celebrity Cruises who will be joined by panelists Beth Francis, President and CEO of Essex County Community Foundation and Sheree Zizik, Owner of Beauport. See more information. 


Sponsored by

Addison Gilbert Hospital, Beth Israel Lahey Health, Beauport Hospitality, Cape Ann Savings Bank, Law Office of Meredith Fine, McWalter Volunteer Insurance Agency

Margo J. Maloney - J. Barrett Realty, Shore Nutrition.

Chamber News & Updates

The 35th Annual Love Greater Cape Ann Auction is Just Days Away.


(You do not need to attend the live event to bid on Silent Auction Items.)

Don't Miss Out on Your Chance to Bid on Live Auction Items this Thursday.

There are still a few seats available to attend the 35th Love Greater Cape Ann Fundraising Auction. Please act fast to reserve your seat as we will be closing registration soon.

Preview All Items and Register to Bid at

Featured Live Auction Items

Enjoy a day and night on the town! Pack your overnight bag and head to Boston where you will be treated to an Old Town Trolley Tour to explore the city. Then plan on dinner at one of DePasquale Ventures' eleven North End Restaurants and take in a show at the Huntington Theatre. No need to worry about driving home; spend an overnight in a deluxe room at the luxurious Seaport Hotel.

25 x 30" Framed "View from the Heritage Dock" by Robert Gruppe.

Robert Gruppe continues the artistic legacy of his father Emile and grandfather Charles P. Gruppé at his Rocky Neck studio and gallery. He has exhibited for over 30 years at the North Shore Arts Association and has won numerous awards. His work is shown along the entire Eastern seaboard and collected by museums and private collectors alike.

$25K Game - Win Big $$

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

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. Take advantage of the 10% Early Bird Discount for ads booked by October 31, 2022. 

Cape Ann Guide and Map Advertising Contracts:

Rockport Visitors Map Advertising Contracts:

The newest edition of Greater Cape Ann Highlights featuring The Ipswich Museum and The Friki Tiki of Gloucester has been released on the ICAM Video on Demand Channel and on YouTube.

If you are interested in having your business featured in an upcoming episode of Greater Cape Ann Highlights, please contact Olivia at

Planning for Christmas in Rockport is Underway

Rockport businesses that wish to be part of the planning committee for this year's Christmas in Rockport, please contact Olivia at for details and to stay informed on dates of upcoming meetings.

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Special New Member Advertising Section

Member & Community News

Do you have news about your company or organization that you want to get out to Chamber members?

If yes, please send to Cindy at

Presenters being Sought for Career Day at Rockport High School on November 7, 2022

On Monday, November 7, Rockport High School DECA will be bringing back career day for the high school after a two year hiatus. We are looking for volunteer presenters who would be willing to come into school and share their career with students. Last time we did career day we had over 40 presenters from all types of careers and backgrounds. Students enjoyed hearing about the various careers and were grateful for the experience they had that day. 

Would you or anyone you know be interested in doing a career day presentation for student small groups? The time commitment would be November 7 between 8AM-10:30AM. 

If you are interested, please use this sign up link and enter the required information. Mr. Larsen, DECA advisor, will reach out to you after receiving your information. Career day doesn't happen without adult volunteers. We hope you can be one of them.

Center for Belonging & Inclusion opened at Endicott College

The new center, which was formerly the college’s Interfaith Chapel, will serve as the “campus hub” for inclusive programming and activities as well as spiritual life, according to the college.

“This is a day that’s been years in the making,” Brandi Johnson, Endicott’s vice president and chief diversity officer, told the crowd during a ribbon-cutting ceremony earlier this month, according to a press release from the school.

Learn More

Learn All About Heat Pumps

Saturday October 1 | 11:30 - 2:30 PM

Hosted by Mayor Greg Verga, the Cape Ann Climate Coalition, and HeatSmart Alliance, Gloucester’s first ever heat pump party kicks off with a talk from Tom Mikus of HeatSmart Alliance. This event will answer the questions: “What is a heat pump?” “Why are heat pumps so important?” and “What are the new incentives Mass Save offering on heat pumps?” Experts from Mass Save, HomeWorks Energy, Action Inc. and HeatSmart Alliance will be available to answer your questions. You can even sign up for a no-cost Home Energy Assessment to start your journey towards energy efficiency. And since this is a party, pizza and snacks will be served. 

Download Press Flyer

Cape Ann Animal Aid Pet of the Week

Meet Target, a socially challenged 8-month-old, neutured Australian shepherd-retriever mix. We have been slowly working on exposing him to new people, things and places, which are are scary and overwhelming for him. Target is making friends and getting more comfortable with changes but he will likely never be the dog that you take with you everywhere. Target needs a family with dog experience, no children under 12 years and a home with a fenced yard. Target is available to meet by appointment only. If you think you may have what Target is looking for in a home and want to discuss him further with staff, submit an online application. Visit for more information on Target and other dogs and cats available for adoption.

Sponsorship Opportunities for City Of Gloucester's Halloween Party 

Join the City of Gloucester in creating a memorable Halloween event for kids and parents for years to come!

There will be hayrides, face painting, balloon art, touch a truck with the Police, Fire, Community Impact Unit, storytelling, pizza and popcorn, Open Door Mobile Unit and DJ Leo Francis!

Pumpkin, Scarecrow, Skeleton and Ghost sponsorship levels are available. The festivities will be at Stage Fort Park on Saturday, October 22 from 1 to 4 PM. In case of rain, the event will be moved to the GHS Field House. 

District Rotary Heroes Celebration Program Book Ads & Sponsorships are Now Available 

Thursday, November 10 will be the annual Rotary Foundation event, renamed this year as “ROBERT C. WOOD MEMORIAL HEROES CELEBRATION” in honor and memory of the late Past District Governor Bob Wood (2018-19).  There will be a program book for the event that will contain the photo and bio for each hero as well as ads from event sponsors and local businesses to help reduce the cost of the event and to support their foundation fund-raising efforts. Sponsorship and program book ad details are now available. 

Business Resources

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

Grants Available from Massachusetts Cultural Council

Mass Cultural Council’s Cultural Sector Recovery Grants for Individuals offers unrestricted grants to creatives and gig workers to support recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and set a path for growth. Application deadline is November 1, 2022. Learn more during a live information session on October 6, or view a virtual info session to learn more.

Every Local Cultural Council (LCC) sets its own local priorities and criteria for its LCC Program grants. Learn about each greater Cape Ann LCC by selecting from the following list::

Essex | Gloucester | Ipswich | Manchester-by-the-Sea | Rockport

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 to 1 PM.

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

Home Health Aides being hired immediately by Guardian Angel Senior Services.

Schooner Thomas E. Lannon is seeking Office Staff.

Leslie S. Ray Insurance Agency has opening for a Personal Lines Assistant and a Personal Lines Customer Service Representative

GMGI has openings for a Research Associate - Molecular & Cell Biology, a Research Scientist and a Postdoctoral Scientist.

Three positions are available at Pathways for Children: Headstart Lead Preschool Teacher, Assistant Administrator of Office Operations, and Teacher Assistant Headstart

Shop Our Members

50% Off for Chamber Members for the Remainder of 2022

Cape Ann Cruises and the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce are excited to offer Cape Ann Chamber members a deep discount of 50% for the rest of the 2022 season for private charters (2 hour minimum) for groups up to 46 passengers aboard the storied vessel, WEKACK. 

WEJACK has deep local roots as one of the early bluefin tuna charter boats in the area and is a USCG inspected vessel, and now licensed for food and bar service for your event needs. This discount is a great opportunity to book employee & customer appreciation cruises, as well as experience a special event space on the water for all occasions to celebrate the beautiful place where we live, work and play. 

Catering and full bar available (food and beverage costs are billed separately). Includes: Event/wedding coordinator, bartender/server, and the captain can officiate weddings onboard if you’re madly in love and happen to need a wedding venue. 

Please use the promo code at checkout: capeannchamber50. This discount will not be available next year, so book it and reserve your dates in 2022.

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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